All these stickers and t-shirts are on their way to me!!! Yaaayyyy!!
They’re from Roots of Compassion
Yep!! #vegan #activism #veganrights #animalrights #veganism (Taken with Instagram)
Raw Vegan Creamy Cheese of Mont Saint Michel
- 1/2 Cup Macadamia Nuts
- 1/2 Cup Cashew Nuts
- 1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp Pure Water (or just enough to cover all the nuts when in blender)
- Optional: Herbs and Spices
-Blend everything together (If you are not using a high speed blender, you may need to occasionally stop and scrape the mixture off the sides back onto the blade. Pulse from time to time, making sure there is always some mixture touching the blades). Make sure the nuts are well ground and the mixture is creamy
-Place the colander on a plate (this will stop the whey, which will be strained out in the process, from making a mess on the table). Place cheese cloth inside the colander
-Pour the mixture onto the cloth (on the right, you can see the consistency is blobby, not liquidy)
-Place the bag inside another one, or if you only own one- try turn it over itself, just as long as no mixture can escape when placing a weight on top
-Place whatever you decided to use as a weight on top and put the stack in a place away from draughts (mine is inside the dehydrator with trays out)
-Walk away for 24 hours. (I must admit I can never just walk away and readjusted the weight from time to time to squeeze more Whey out and also tasted the cheese in the process, but 24 hours seems to be the perfect time)
-Transfer to the fridge for half an hour to harden, shape into logs and then roll into any herbs or spices you like (I had one log in Cracked Black, Red Pepper and Paprika and the other log in a Mix of Dried Herns including Thyme, Marjoram, Parsley, Oregano, Sage and Basil)
I hear it lasts in the fridge for over a week too, but I wouldn’t know
I MUST MAKE THIS CHEESE
My partner & I have started doing doggy foster care through ARQ. This is our first little charger. I don’t know what her story is, but she is so friendly and such a little cutey :)
Ask any person, “why is milk good for you?” and they’ll tell you “it’s good for calcium”. This is a huge myth that has been fuelled by milk lobbyists and the dairy industry, an industry that is worth $70 billion in the U.S. alone. In reality there are a lot of risks associated with dairy consumption. The Harvard nurses health study which followed 85,000 nurses for 12 years found those that consumed animal protein had a higher risk of bone fracture because it has a high sulphur content. A recent Harvard study showed pasteurised milk products from factory farms are linked to causing hormone-dependent cancers because of the dangerously high levels of estrone sulfate, an estrogen compound linked to testicular, prostate, and breast cancers.
So why is milk bad for you? Animal protein is shown to accelerate osteoporosis because of the high level of acid in dairy, this forces the blood to reestablish a proper Ph balance. In order to do this, the body withdraws calcium-phosphate from the bones as a buffer and uses alkaline mineral phosphate to neutralise the acid. Calcium is then excreted through our urine. So it is no big surprise that nations with the highest rate of dairy consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis. If you look you will find many scientific studies that show an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to milk consumption.
But mainstream health practitioners and established nutrition continue to promote dairy as a rich source of calcium. Which is true, cow’s milk is excellent for calcium nourishment, but each mammal species has their own “designer” milk perfect for their offspring not other mammals. When we drink cow’s milk it creates metabolic disturbances that have detrimental bone health consequences.
Non-dairy sources of calcium are the healthier options! Other ways to keep your bones strong are to reduce sodium intake, eat lots of vegetables, don’t overdo protein, exercise, and get ample amounts of Vitamin D!
A HUGE FUCKING THANK YOU TO WHOEVER MADE THIS.
THE CHINA STUDY please and thank you. This rocks. Meat and dairy turn your body into your own worst enemy.
soulsareone asked: Hi I have been searching tags on tumblr about veganism, because I am interested in becoming a vegan. I know I can look on the Internet but I thought asking someone who is a vegan could be just as helpful. Especially because I know veganism is a lifestyle. So my question is do you have any good tips or tricks that could help me in the process of becoming vegan? Thanks!
Hi! Thanks for getting in contact with me! :) I think it’s great that you want to vegan! :D
I would recommend doing the Vegan Easy Challenge because you get lots of support, information, and meal suggestions. I would also suggest joining some vegan groups (either online or local groups) as I find being vegan is a lot easier when you have people in your life who support your decision.
There is not right or wrong way to go vegan. Different things work for different people. Personally I found it easier to gradually cut animal products out of my diet over a period of time, while other people find it easier to cut everything out all at once.
Regardless of how you decide to go vegan, I would recommend doing lots of research and doing a meal plan in advance. There’s lots of great places to find vegan recipes online such as Post Punk Kitchen or Like A Vegan.
Be prepared for your friends & family to be unsupportive and/or concerned about your health. The best way to deal with this is to arm yourself with lots of knowledge, so when they say things like “but you need cows milk for calcium” you’ll be able to set them straight. There’s lots of good books about vegan nutrition out there such as Vegan For Life which I would recommend reading.
If you have any specific questions, please let me know, I’m more than happy to help. And good luck on your journey to veganism :)