Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Cows milk belongs to cows

Why milk is bad for you

  We grew up to believe milk is good for you and your bones, when infact is ti the complete opposite. Im not talking about any milk, but milk that comes from other animals. Milk now isnt what it used to be back then. Milk is now a prcessed food. Back then milk used to be consumed unpazturized or raw. Now milk has a ton of chemicals in it like antibiodics used to give the cattle, also there are so many hormones in milk it is horrible for your body. If its not your mom its not your milk. Cows milk belongs to cows. Humans are the only animals in the world that takes anothers animals milk for consumption. We are only suppose to drik our mothers milk. Cows milk is made to make a 65 pound calf into a 400 pound adult cow. Also we barely take in calcium in cowns milk. Studies have shown that milk can actually create osteoporosis. Dermatologists have actaully seen a connection with milk and acne and did a study and yes milk does cause acne and or weight gain because it is not meant for us to consume. A good alternative is almond milk or cashew milk. No animals are harmed in the making of them and they taste delicious and are great for our body.

My favorite vegan places

 There are so many vegan places but I'm going to share with you some of my favorites and how I discovered them. Well one weekend I was sleeping over my friends house and we woke up and wanted to go somewhere to eat. One of my friends suggested hop, the only thing vegan at ihop is their breakfast potatoes so me and my 3 other vegan friends said no. We decided to go and drive around trying to find a place. We couldnt find anything so we googled vegan restaurnt in my area and we found our soon to be favorite restaurant. Its called temple kitchen and its right next to one of our favorite vegan pizza place. The workers at temple kitchen are so nice and friendly and its a cozy little cafe with amazing food. Ever since that weekend me and my friends have gone back every weeek to try something new off the menu. My favorite thing ive eaten there is their acai bowl which is a ton of fruit ontop of this acai fruit smoothie. Very simple but its delicious. We also love going to mellow mushroom which is three doors down from temple kitchen. They make the best veggie burger and vegan pizza. 

Ways you can use avocados:

  Not only is avocado an excellent fruit for your body but also your hair and skin and health. People usually restrict themseles from eating avocados because of the fats in it. But those people dont do their research and automatically assumes its bad fats. Well avocados have only good fats. Good fats are those that can lower cholestrol. While bad fats are the leading cause of heart disease. Avocados are cholestrol and sodium free, and can also help your heart out.

  Now some people just dont like the taste of avocados. Here is an easy way to get your healthy fats in for a day with a great guacomole recipe:

  Things you will need is an avocado of course, red onion, lemon juice, cilantro, black pepper and salt. The first thing you want to do is open your avocado and take out the seed. Now just scoop out everything in a bowl and mash it with a fork. This is when you can add the lemon juice, this gives it a great flavor and makes it last longer before the guacomole turns brown. You now need to dice up the red inion and cilantro. You want to cut them very small so each bite can be the same. You now add the rest of ingrediants like the salt and pepper. You can eat this with  hips or you could make avocado toast. 

How to cook tofu

 So many people avoid eating tofu because they have either had abad expirence with it or the person that cooked it didnt know how to cook it. First off tofu taste like whatever spice or sauces you put on it. You also have to make sure you drain all the water out before you put it in a pan to cook. In thr pan you can put very little oil because if you put too much the tofu will soak up all the oil and it wont taste good. Also it dependens what kind of dish you want to make with your tofu to decide what type you get. Some options you might see at the grocery store are very soft, soft, firm, or very firm. You may need the soft if you want to make tofu scramble for breakfast because it is easy to make into a scramble. But if you want to make a taco I would use the firm tofu because you can cut them into little cubes. If you would want crispy tofu use cornstarch  and coat it all over the cubes of tofu and cook until its as crispy as you want it. 
Here are some dishes you can make with tofu

tofu popcorn chicken:

Many asian cultures use tofu in alot of meals

vegan tacos
  There are so many vrgan taco recipes you can make. If you dont like a certain ingrediant you could replace it with another. Here are some of my favorite vegan taco recipes. All delicious and no animals harmed in the making.

 The first one is a spicy taco. In the taco for the meat substitute you ca use jackfruit. which absorbs flavor very well and taste great. usually vegans use jackfruit for pulled pork because it looks like pork texture wise and it taste like any spices or sauces you put on it.

  The next taco recipe is like a coconut fish taco but instead of fish you can bread the caulliflower with coconut breading and bake it. You also dony need to use oil for this recipe. All you need is breadcrumbs and shredded coconut and caulliflower. Next you can add whatever topping you want. Like cilantro or avoado or beans.

Those are my two favoroite taco recipes. Another meat substitute could be tofu, You could cook it with siracha and agave, which is a vegan honey and it tastes amazing.

the meat industry

why the meat industry ruins the enviroment

  When land is used to raise animals instead of crops, water and soil are lost, trees are cut down to make land for grazing or factory-farm sheds, and untreated animal waste pollutes rivers and streams. Cows have to consume 16 pounds of vegetation in order to convert them into 1 pound of flesh we can eat. Raising animals for food consumes more than half of all water used in the U.S. It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat. Producing just one burger uses enough fossil fuel to drive a small car 20 miles. More than one-third of fossil fuels are devoted to raising animals for food. A typical pig factory makes the same amount of raw waste as a city of 12,000 people. The meat industry is responsible for 85 percent of all soil erosion in the U.S. More than 80 percent of the corn we grow and more than 95 percent of the oats are fed to livestock. The world’s cattle alone consume a quantity of food equal to the calories 8.7 billion people need. Which is more than the entire human population on Earth. So being vegan is not only better for your body but better for the world you live in.

vegan cupcakes

vegan cupcake recipe:

    So many people ask vegans how do we eat sweets if almost everything contains milk and or eggs. Well for this recipe you don't need any animal products. This is a delicious vegan cupcake recipe. For this you will need:

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
            1 1/2 cups almond milk
            2 cups all-purpose flour
            1 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
           1/2 teaspoon salt
            1/2 cup coconut oil, warmed until liquid
            1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the muffin pans or line with paper baking cups.

Measure the apple cider vinegar into a 2 cup measuring cup. Fill with almond milk to make 1 1/2 cups. Let it sit so its a substitute for egg for about 5 minutes. In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk mixture, coconut oil and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them together. 

Put the batter into the muffin pan. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. You can put a toothpick in it and if it comes out clean its ready, if the batter sticks to it leave it in for a little longer.