Saturday, August 28, 2010
Vegan Jalapeno Poppers Recipe courtesy of Tofutti.
12 jalapeno peppers, sliced in half lengthwise, tops and seeds removed
8 ounces Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese vegan cream cheese
1 cup soy milk
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs
oil for frying
Fill the jalapeno peppers with the Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese.
Put the soy milk and the flour into two separate bowls.
Dip the stuffed jalapenos into the soy milk and then into the flour, making sure that they are well-coated. Allow the coated jalapenos to dry for about 10 minutes.
Dip the jalapenos into the soy milk again and roll them through the breadcrumbs. Allow them to dry then repeat the process to ensure that the entire surface of each jalapeño is coated.
In a large skillet or deep fryer, heat the oil. Deep fry the jalapenos for about 3 minutes or until golden brown then transfer them to paper towels to drain. Enjoy your dairy-free vegan jalapeno pepper poppers!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Ari Solomon wrote a really meaningful post that's called "Who You Callin Vegangelical?". Meat eaters think that being a vegan is a religion and its a cult. Well it's not, it's a philosophy. Vegans refrain from using, eating, animals and not exploiting them. We are the voice of the animals because they dont have a voice that humans can understand and it is really sad that people use and eat them. People become vegan because of one of the many reasons like for better health and global warming or they just care about animals. Your body does not require the dairy and eggs and animal flesh. We all have the choice what to eat and those who are starving don't. The U.S. kills 27 million animals daily. Those who say they eat "humane" meat are lying to everyone and themselves, death is always terrible for the animal, they struggle and they bleed a lot. And it's very sad. What's even more sad is that animal eaters still eat them just for the taste. If you say eating animal flesh is a personal choice it's not because the animals don't want to die because of your tastebuds. We are not the extremists okay? And Ari Solomon is right, it should be veganlogical, not vegangelical. Please read the article by Ari Solomon if you haven't by clicking here.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Your average vegan teen- Broadcast your self LIVE
I was interviewed by Thomas Janak from Wild Time Radio! He interviewed me all the way from Dublin, Ireland! The interview went smoothly and I am really excited to have it on my blog. I haven't been on in a while because I've been grounded recently. But thank you so much TJ for the CD I love the CD and thank you for signing that also. I love the first and the tenth song on it the best. Unfortunately the video of our interview was cut short because of some technical problems on the broadcast. So again thank you TJ for that interview and a great and easy way for you to see his blog is go to http://www.wildtimevideo.blogspot.com/
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Brain Rot! Tuna fish accumulate toxic mercury in their flesh as a result of industrial pollution, and the side effects of mercury poisoning include finger curling, cognitive impairment, and coordination problems. A California boy, who was the subject of a front-page Wall Street Journal article, went from being a star athlete and honor student to being unable to concentrate or catch a football because he ate canned tuna. Even if he had eaten only half a can of albacore tuna a week, he still would have consumed 60 percent more mercury than is considered “safe” by the U.S. government.
Tremendous Tuna The largest tuna are bluefin tuna, who can reach 15 feet in length and weigh more than 1,500 pounds. Even “small” tuna species, such as yellowfin and albacore, can grow to be 6.5 feet long and weigh hundreds of pounds. Tuna aren’t exactly couch potatoes—they can swim more than 100 miles in a day—with a top speed of 40 miles per hour.
Heart Attack on a Hook Eating fish is not healthy for your heart! Heavy metals are concentrated in tuna because of the contaminated fish they eat. Tuna flesh is loaded with heavy metals that attack the heart muscle, so the toxicity outweighs any possible health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. According to a recent study published in the American Heart Association’s journal, men with the highest levels of mercury increased their risk for heart disease by 60 percent and their risk of dying of a heart attack by 70 percent. Do your heart a favor—put down the fish fork and pick up a safer source of omega-3s, such as walnuts and flaxseeds.
Would You Eat Your Dog? How about a fish who’s as smart as a dog? Dr. Theresa Burt de Perera, an Oxford University scientist, recently published research showing that fish learn faster than dogs. And University of Edinburgh biologist Culum Brown says, “In many areas, such as memory, their cognitive powers match or exceed those of ‘higher’ vertebrates, including non-human primates.”
Sorry, Charlie Unlike a certain cartoon tuna, fish aren’t begging to be caught. Tuna are chased until they move into a tight group, and then a net is lowered around them. They are dragged against rocks and debris, and some fish suffocate from the sheer weight of other fish pressing against them. Large tuna are impaled on longlines—which are miles of barbed hooks that are left in the ocean for days at a time.
Death, Sopranos-Style Think “swimming with the fishes” in reverse. “Hit men” dump smaller tuna onto ice, where they slowly freeze to death or are crushed when thousands of their schoolmates are piled on top of them. Tuna caught on longlines are beaten until they become unconscious before they are thrown into the freezer—and that’s if they haven’t already bled to death while struggling to free themselves!
Factory Fish Bowls Because fishing trawlers are increasingly emptying the seas of more and more of their inhabitants, fish are now being raised on “farms.” Small tuna are captured and dumped into netted pens. They are fattened on pellets of concentrated fish flesh and killed when they get big enough—if they don’t die first from the parasites and diseases that thrive in extremely crowded conditions.
Sickening SashimiStay away from the sushi buffet if you don’t want to spend the next day at the porcelain palace. Seafood is the number one cause of food poisoning in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 75 million cases of foodborne illness every year, including hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths.
Dolphin-Unsafe Tuna Tuna is about as “dolphin-friendly” as a boat propeller. Even if dolphins aren’t “accidentally” trapped in tuna nets, they are still killed intentionally by Japanese tuna anglers because they prey on tuna. Entire pods of whales and dolphins are rounded up and driven into shallow water where all but the youngest (who are captured and sold to aquariums) are slaughtered with knives and machetes.
Tuna-Safe TunaVegetarian tuna, available from http://www.vegieworld.com/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=17&cat=Frozen+Products, is a double-take fake tuna that is perfect for sandwiches, casseroles, and “fish” cakes. It is packed with protein and has an uncanny “tuna” flavor and texture, but it’s free of mercury, harmful bacteria, and suffering.
If you’re “fishing” for a heart-smart diet that has been proved to actually reverse heart disease while also reducing the risk of cancer, diabetes, and obesity and that is good for the environment as well as fish-friendly—a vegetarian diet is the perfect catch.
Order a free vegetarian starter kit and we’ll send you great-tasting recipes, nutrition information—and everything else you’ll need to make the easy switch to a healthy vegetarian diet.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
I hate the way these people use the bull hook as a baseball bat when the elephant gets "out of line". Every animal should be treated with love and compassion, not chained up in a truck all day and then being beaten with a bull hook. Please do not go to any circus that has animal performances. Have compassion, please. To find out more about circus cruelty, click here.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
When I watched this I wanted to stop watching almost immediately and I was near tears but I just never had enough energy to even move my arm because I was just so shocked. It was horribly sad, it was the worst thing I have ever seen in my life. I am glad I watched though because now I know the honest truth, I used to think it wasn't that bad. But it's unbelievable.
You need to watch it because it is the truth and no one is going to tell you this other than vegans.
This man in the video is amazing because he shows the world the truth about skinning animals alive. He does this by putting a TV on his car and he drives around and people can't help but look and stare and they are shocked and horrified by the images they see.
I loved the part where the lambs and the sheep jumped out of the big truck to start frolicking in the grass and finally met their mothers
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Each year hundreds and thousand of "little adult" harp seals (12 days old) are slaughtered by being clubbed to death while they are defenseless and have no where to swim away. 42% of the seals that are killed are still alive while they are being skinned. Most fishermen from Canada say that all of the seals are depleting the cod (a type of fish) from the ocean. When actually the seals are the ones who eat the animals that eat the cod. So if the hunters just left the poor little seals alone there would actually be a lot more cod out in the ocean. So when people ask the fishermen the question "Why do you kill the poor baby seals" they will tell you a dirty little lie. The seal hunts need to be stopped. Millions oppose these seal hunts. So the Canadians need to stop the torture.
For more information about the seal hunt you can check here.