Tag Archives: vegan

Veg does it

from cnn.com Ultra Man fuels on plant-based diet.

Added On October 29, 2010

A California lawyer transformed from coach potato to Ultraman competitor on a plant-based vegan diet.

link to video

Do you eat pork?

It turns out pig products are not just found in butcher shops.  From the shower to the human body, Christien Meindertsma traces the “afterlife” of pig 05049.

How Soy Can Kill You and Save Your Life

“Eating soy will kill you!” Scan the media reports and surf the Internet, and you’re bound to come across scary claims that would lead you to believe this is true. You may have heard:

• Soy will give you breast cancer.
• Soy formula is dangerous to babies.
• Genetically modified soy foods may modify you.
• Soy foods block your thyroid function.
• Soy prevents the absorption of minerals and interferes with digestion.
• Tofu causes Alzheimer’s disease.

If you want an excellent, unbiased, scientifically sound review of all the relevant human data on soy, Dr. Hyman recommends reading the 100-page report from the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality entitled, The Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes, which reviewed thousands of studies based on rigorous criteria for scientific validity. Its conclusion was this: There is no evidence of significant benefit or harm based on the quality of evidence that exists today.

So what’s a confused consumer to do? Give up on soy until we know for sure? Or chow down on soy nuts? Don’t panic. There are some things we do know about soy, both good and bad. Read More

Eating meat makes your smell less attractive

Scientific article on The Effect of Meat Consumption on Body Odor Attractiveness

“Results of repeated measures analysis of variance showed that the odor of donors when on the nonmeat diet was judged as significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense.”

So let’s celebrate the veggie mojo with the Smiths! Here’s this amazing document, the Smiths from their “Meat is Murder” era interviewed by Tony Wilson (remember our previous post on celebs “trying” ayahuasca??)

Recipe: Soup in the vegan lunchbox

posted by ebean

This recipe was inspired by The Vegan Lunchbox’s “Roasted Tomato Basil Soup”.  It is quick, easy, and tasty!

Tomato Soup
Ingredients:
1 can of tomato sauce, or tomato of some form (whatever you have in your cabinet)
1/2 can of pumpkin puree
Olive oil
Salt
Onion
Garlic powder
Cayenne
2 cups fresh basil leaves
Dried thyme

Directions:
Saute onions in olive oil.  Once translucent, add all the other ingredients to taste.  Use hand blender to blend the soup a little.  Bring to boil and the let simmer.  Eat it, yum!

The Bald and the Beautiful: Shobha Review

posted by ebeans

shobha

I slowly begin to realize that I have horrified Shobha’s Jennifer Pesce with my hair removal techniques which often include Nair.  It’s not the fact that I’m DIYing it, it’s that I’m letting chemicals burn hair off of my face.  At Shobha, where they’ll happily remove every last hair from your body, it’s about a holistic approach.  From the denim (washable) strips that also absorb the shock from each pull, to the strict “Shobha no double-dip policy” that keeps you from the possibility (even if it is tiny) of getting herpes on your eyebrows, to the special sugar that you really can eat (seriously), your principles won’t get removed with your hair.

I’ve validated that tube of Nair out of price and convenience, but after visiting Shobha, no more.  I have to admit that I’ve paid the same, if not more, for lousy bikini waxes (etc.) that have given me blood blisters and left hairs that I had to pluck at home in salons with decor that evoked a suburban MVD on a good day…

While lounging on the huge fluffy bed in the waiting area of the Columbus Circle location I drank delicious honey bush tea (had to stay in theme of course) and munched these crazy little Japanese milk candy things that are super tasty while browsing the retail shelves.  In addition to a plethora of lotions and potions made by friendly outside companies, Shobha offers their own line of prep, hair removal, and aftercare products.  All of which are eco friendly, vegan, and fair trade (of course).  So, even if you can’t afford a treatment in one of their three convenient locations, you can purchase a complete at home sugaring kit for just $30. Not yet brave enough to yank on my own, flexible enough to reach, or ready to give up the Shobha’s salon experience, I brought home the Shobha Exfoliating Cloth.  I love it!

Shobha makes you smarter:

  • Why take the chance?  Baby powder no more.  Make sure your prep powder is talc-free.
  • Double dipping wax sticks is nasty
  • When you get a bikini wax, your specialist should remove those pesky strays, not you with tweezers at home!
  • Don’t hit the bottle to take the edge off
  • Waxing can cause wrinkles — thread instead!

and PS, you can book your appointment online … what’s not to love?

Recipe: DIY Moo-Free Creamery

posted by freebean

With the stock market plummeting, I was in the mood for a little creamy goodness to help shift my mood and with a little inspiration from seabean’s sustenance post… et voila I decided to DIY myself some moo-free almond milk.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soaked raw almonds (soaked 4-8 hours)
  • 4 cups water
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 T non-alcohol vanilla extract
  • 3 T maple syrup

Steps:
1- In a blender, at medium, then high speed, blend soaked almonds, water, and sea salt until smooth.

2- Pour through a strainer to separate pulp.

3- Pour liquid back in the the blender and blend in vanilla extract and maple syrup until smooth.

4- Pour yourself a glass. Enjoy. Share some with a special someone and/or save the rest in an airtight container in the fridge.