Vegan Chowhound http://veganchowhound.com You'll never think of vegan food the same way Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:26:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.23 10 Clues that you might be a closet vegan http://veganchowhound.com/rants/10-clues-might-closet-vegan/ http://veganchowhound.com/rants/10-clues-might-closet-vegan/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:26:49 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=545 Hey are you in wicked denial about  eating fewer adorable, little creatures? You might just be a closet vegan. 1. You read more vegan blogs than a straw-man militant vegan. If you are reading this, and have a user name of ‘angelcarnivore322′ you are probably a closet vegan. I don’t frequent skydiving blogs leaving snarky comments, […]

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Hey are you in wicked denial about  eating fewer adorable, little creatures? You might just be a closet vegan.

1. You read more vegan blogs than a straw-man militant vegan.

If you are reading this, and have a user name of ‘angelcarnivore322′ you are probably a closet vegan.

I don’t frequent skydiving blogs leaving snarky comments, nor do I troll hunting blogs.

Why are there so many meat eaters that are interested in vegan stuff? What the fuck are they doing on a vegan blog leaving annoying comments.  I know that trolls exist. I really doubt that all negative comments are trolls, shills and astro-turfers.

Who are you really trying to convince with your long winded, fallacy laden argument? Why are you trying to out vegans as hypocrites? Why are you mentioning that plants feel pain?  Why do you care what other people eat?

Because you are a closet vegan.

I truly believe that deep down inside, everyone is a vegan. No one wants to hurt little critters, medium sized ones, and especially the big cuddly ones. No one wants to make them scream in agony. No one truly wants animals to suffer in factory farms. No one wants to destroy the earth’s ecosystems and burn down rainforest for a goddamn cheeseburger. BUT, People have egos and a tangled mess of consciousness; they do all sorts of miserable things. Yet they cannot avoid this inner voice, it whispers to them. So they follow it and it leads them to a vegan blog . That is when the ego takes over and they have to prove, mostly to themselves, why vegans are wrong. That’s why they are closet vegans.

Yeah but that carrot feels pain too, right?!? RIGHT!?!

2. You are more concerned about my lunch than your ever worsening ebola symptoms.

Okay, I get it, I’m eating rabbit food. Heh, funny. You have to make a joke every fucking meal I eat. Why are you so concerned though? I am not pestering you about burning down the rainforest for that shitty burger you’re eating. Why would a ‘carnivore’ give a flying fuck about what a vegan eats?

Think about it. Really though, why are you so concerned?

Why are you so concerned about who Stacy is taking home tonight? You keep making snarky comments and jokes about her and that guy she’s talking to…

Maybe, just maybe you like Stacy?

And you are a goddamn closet vegan.

3. If you wear a “Meat is murder, tasty tasty murder” shirt.

Imagine what you’d think of a person wearing a shirt that says,

“I have a huge penis and am absolutely not a premature ejaculator!”

4. You get upset about the killing of dolphins or whales.

“Oh my gawd, I’m so sad about those whales…”

*Sniff*

“Yeah, fuck cows though.”

5. If you like hummus.

That shit is good, huh?

You are a grade A closet vegan, no doubt about it… Seriously.

Now get off that vegan Facebook page, you don’t need to write a nasty comment.

6. You would try, but you just can’t give up “insert meat here”.

It is difficult to give up eating meat, it truly is. Every person who says they just can’t, they can by the way, is declaring how little impulse control they have. Imagine if you heard these excuses.

I would be skinny but I can’t stop overeating.

I would learn to program but I can’t stop playing video games.

I would start my own business but I am a lazy fuck.

It is amazing how little we are willing to sacrifice. During WWII meat was rationed for the soldiers and people back home were instructed to eat lentils instead. Back then, people weren’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but they complied for the better good of the world. Could you imagine people doing the same now?

HELL NO.

7. You cry after hunting that momma deer.

There are a lot of people who could never kill a momma pig themselves, who will go to the store and eat her. I feel that if you are not one of those borderline psychopathic hunter types like Ted Nugent, you really might just be a closet vegan.

Just think about killing an animal and its screams. Imagine it wallowing in its death agony, just so you can get fatter.

Tons of people would be vegan if they had to do the dirty work.

8. You kind of, like maybe, sort of, don’t like bacon all that much.

You’re a fucking closet vegan.

Next!

9. You have an irrational hate of vegans.

There are only 2% of the population in the U.S. that declare themselves to be vegan. That leaves a staggering 98% of people that are not. It is odd how much attention such a small minority gets. I think I know why…

Everybody wants to be skinny and in shape, right? BUT, it requires a ton of effort and sacrifice. FUCK THAT!  Instead just hate on those shallow, mean, stuck up, skinny bitches? AMIRIGHT?!?

I believe the same sort of thing is happening with  a closet vegan.

People wish for control over their lives and impulses. When they see someone struggling, striving, sacrificing and accomplishing something they themselves wish they could do, it outs them. So they go to a soda machine, put in their $1.75 and press the glowing Haterade® button.

It’s so much easier to gulp down that high fructose corn syrup abomination than to give in to their conscience.

They know people will be mean to them, they’d have to examine what other spooky things their ego is hiding, and they might have to, GASP, make a sacrifice or two.

Nah, being a closet vegan man-baby is so much easier.

10. You actually have your own vegan blog, are a member of PETA and avoid animal products.

Yeah, it’s pretty safe to claim you are a closet vegan.

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A guide on how to vegan http://veganchowhound.com/rants/how-to-vegan/ http://veganchowhound.com/rants/how-to-vegan/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:45:55 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=539 This will be a really simplified guide on how to vegan. I have seen a lot of new vegans act like complete ignoramuses when starting out and I would like to offer a bit of assistance. I have been vegan for like 8 years now AND still have all my teeth! So let us settle […]

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This will be a really simplified guide on how to vegan. I have seen a lot of new vegans act like complete ignoramuses when starting out and I would like to offer a bit of assistance. I have been vegan for like 8 years now AND still have all my teeth! So let us settle down by a cozy fire and tell stories on how to vegan.

Take a B12 supplement.

Just do it. You need B12 and it really isn’t found in great supply in many vegan foods. People used to get it from fecal matter, soil, and water, as it is made by bacteria. Now we take a vitamin and get neon pee.

If anyone tries to use this as a reason why you shouldn’t be vegan, using an appeal to nature fallacy, just remember a few things:

  1. There is almost no food on earth that we consume without the use of modern technology.
  2. Therefore, using modern technology in the form of a vitamin capsule is no different then say, pasteurizing milk or using a grill to cook hamburger to kill the e-coli.
  3. We need technology to live, so if people say something like, “Oh, that isn’t natural”, remind them of the antibiotics that saved their life last week. Or the toilet that prevented the spread of disease. Or the water that saves them from dehydration on a daily basis that they definitely didn’t find in  a local spring.

You might need a vitamin D supplement too.

Doctors seem to agree that sunlight is the best way to receive vitamin D. If you are a sun loathing hermit, you’ll probably need to get your D  from a multivitamin.

Eat a balanced diet.

For the sake of all that’s holy, there are thousands of fruits,  vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, fats and leafy greens.  So tell me why so many people starting out being vegan by eating like rabbits?

I had this co worker who went vegan and was mentioning to me how she had nothing but coffee and carrots over the weekend. I’m not making this up, this is a true story…

I’ve also heard people say things like, “Oh, well, I will make chicken for my husband, but I will only eat the rice for dinner.”

This is insane. When you hear these stories of people allegedly getting sick from vegan diets, I can guarantee you that this kind of behavior is to blame. They need to learn how to vegan!

You NEED to eat a balanced diet no matter who you are. So unless you are a koala, just diversify your food portfolio and you’ll be fine. Every food has a unique spectrum of nutrients, and when you eat lots of different kinds of food, your body gets all those nutrients and your teeth don’t fall out. THIS ISN’T ROCKET SCIENCE!

Make sure to eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, fats, leafy greens, and legumes. That is how to vegan, sir/madam!

There is a myth about complete proteins, ignore it. If you eat a balanced diet you will get all the essential amino acids.

Don’t commit carbicide

Put down those chips… and that pasta… and that white bread… and that other bag of chips.

A lot of people go carb crazy when starting a vegan diet. I think this happens because people do not follow the advice above and aren’t getting enough fiber and fat in their diet, so they aren’t feeling satiated. AND SO… they eat carbs like it’s going out of style.

Make sure you eat tons of leafy greens and vegetables, along with fatty foods like nuts and seeds. This will help you feel more ‘full’ and help keep you away from those Lay’s potato chips. Pistachios and sunflower seeds are great ways to get fiber and fat, while the shells slow you down so you don’t gain 15 pounds in a sitting. Sometimes I’ll just munch on a bunch of spinach for snack, the fiber will really help you feel full.

You will be hungry more often

Just keep in mind that when you are first starting out, you might feel like you are empty, or missing something. This is natural and will pass in a few days, ahem, along with other things. Just remember that there isn’t a rotting carcass in your belly SLOWLY being melted by stomach acid. The truth of the matter is that meat slows down your metabolism. This means you will feel hungry more often if you don’t have the flesh of of living creature inside of you .

As a vegan you will need to change the way you eat and eat more often throughout the day. This is probably the way your body is healthiest anyway, versus eating one or two giant meals a day.

The bright side to all this is that you will feel lighter and have tons more energy! You won’t be loafing around trying to digest that cow ass with stomach acid.

Now you know how to vegan!

Well I think this covers the basics, this really isn’t a comprehensive guide. Just remember, Google is your friend. Knowledge is power. Power to the people! Right on!

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Vegan Mexican Cactus Dish http://veganchowhound.com/recipes/vegan-mexican-cactus-dish/ http://veganchowhound.com/recipes/vegan-mexican-cactus-dish/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:53:20 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=515 This is a delicious recipe, just don’t skewer your tongue! … no seriously. Vegan Mexican Cactus Dish – by Sandy B. March 10, 2014. This is a delicious, lean Mexican meal. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Yield: 8 Servings Nutrition facts: 200 Calories Ingredients: 6-8 napales (cacti), chopped 1 box beyond meat […]

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This is a delicious recipe, just don’t skewer your tongue!

… no seriously.

Vegan Mexican Cactus Dish
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This is a delicious, lean Mexican meal.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Nutrition facts: 200 Calories

Ingredients:
6-8 napales (cacti), chopped
1 box beyond meat chicken, each piece sliced in half
2 avocadoes, chopped
For the rice:
1 1/2 cups brown rice
2 cups water
salt to taste
a bit of olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
handful of cilantro
1 lime’s juice

For the green sauce:
8 medium tomatillos,husked
2 cups water
2 tablespoons cilantro, diced
1/2 cup onion diced
2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions:

  1. If your cactus has spikes, remove them.
  2. Boil the cactus in a saucepan with a pinch of salt until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Start boiling your rice, only add a pinch of salt as this time.
  4. While the cactus boils, begin making green sauce.
  5. Place all green sauce ingredients in a pot and began to heat. Be sure to remove the green husk around the tomatillos.
  6. Bring to boil and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the tomatillos are soft and tender.
  7. While the sauce is simmering heat up chicken, add garlic and onion powder, with some salt to taste.
  8. When they are done boiling, place in a blender and blend until smooth.
  9. Place the salsa in the same saucepan and reheat until simmering and the sauce thickens a bit.
  10. Drain the cactus.
  11. Add the cactus and the beyond meat chicken into the green sauce saucepan
  12. Let them simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes on a low heat.
  13. When the rice is done boiling, fluff it while stirring in all the rest of the rice ingredients.
  14. Now everything should be ready to eat, so cut up an avocado
  15. Eat.

Vegan Mexican Cactus Dish Notes

When you heat up the beyond meat and the cactus, you just need to simmer them so they soak up the flavor. Do not do it for too long or everything will get soggy.
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When you make the rice, obviously different rices take different times to heat up, so adjust the cook time accordingly.
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Lime rice is soooooo good. I have always loved lime, lemon can suck it!

You can find the cactus at a few supermarket chains and just about any ethnic Mexican markets will have them. Try to find them with the spikes already removed, becuase de-spiking them is a hassle… and you might impale your thumb.
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I was having a discussion with someone online and they sent me this Anthony Bourdain quote:

“I don’t have any understanding of it. Being a vegan is a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent.”

Wait.. did he call vegans self-indulgent? What? He did call vegans self-indulgent!?! Versus first world omnivores? Oh, boy, the irony.

Apparently Anthony Bourdain made this quote during an interview with Playboy back in 2011.  I really respect him and indulge in watching his show. Well, i did until they took it off of Netflix. I know it may sound weird as a vegan, but his love of travel is why I watch it, although he is about as vegan as a drunken spotted leopard that owns a hamburger shop. On his show he rips on vegans and vegetarians often, but it’s understandable, I mean, who doesn’t. He also has a hard time watching animals get slaughtered. Interesting…

The person who posted this quote, sat in front of his/her computer and was delighted to share it. I could imagine the smug look on their face as they hit the post button. Rather than disputing an argument, people love to simply discredit the people behind it. You can find this behavior everywhere. Politicians attacking their opponents, smearing campaigns. Fox new pundits calling environmentalists dirty hippy liberals. My girlfriend calling me a greasy thug. Anthony Bourdain calling vegans self-indulgent.

Why offer a valid counter argument (especially when there is none) when it is possible to us the ad hominem fallacy? It’s hard to logically denounce veganism, so what do you do? Go after the people themselves.

This quote essentially reads as follows:

  • Vegans are typically found in first world countries. This ignores places like Mexico, that have many vegans.
  • Poor people eat meat in third world countries where they have no other choice. Although in many places, meat is a status symbol of the wealthy.
  • So, because those people have no choice, vegans who choose to not eat meat are selfish, and therefor are self-indulgent in their own dogmatic beliefs.
  • Let’s repeat the notion again that vegans are self-indulgent, just because of the ridiculous, you have to be fucking kidding me, irony.

The hilarity of the concept above is obvious. Yet, some person thought it was a great argument against being vegan. They even posted it online. Wait, someone said this during an interview in the first place. Oh, my.

Calling vegans self-indulgent, the same people who make a shit ton of sacrifices to even be called a vegan in the first place, is pretty funny. Especially when the main reason people eat meat in first world nations is because they simply want to.

Vegans self indulgent? How does that make any fucking sense.

I watch Anthony Bourdain on television, and he has a hard time watching animals get slaughtered. It is admirable that he eats what the locals eat, animal entrails and bugs and all. That has little to do with being a vegan in a first world country. Calling first world vegans self-indulgent, is stupid as they are actually making great sacrifices and fulfilling a responsibility to the world.

In third world countries, people drive shitty cars that spew toxic fumes out of them and are completely unregulated. So obviously getting a smog check or driving a hybrid is self-indulgent. Right?!? So, by that logic, not only are vegans self-indulgent, but environmentalists too.

Stuffing your face with exactly what you want, while completely ignoring any adverse side effects on the planet, is probably a bit more self-indulgent. This stupid quote sounds a bit like projection to me. It’s similar to the appeal to nature fallacy, but it’s more like an appeal to the disadvantaged. Because disadvantaged people cannot make the same choices, we must not either. Yup, that make perfect fucking sense. Yup, just like calling vegans self-indulgent.

Whatever, I’ll still watch his show. Oh wait, I think they took it off Netflix a while ago. Meh.

 

 

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Kale & Cabbage Salad with Avocado http://veganchowhound.com/recipes/kale-cabbage-salad-avocado/ http://veganchowhound.com/recipes/kale-cabbage-salad-avocado/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:37:52 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=494 This recipe for Kale & Cabbage Salad with Avocado can inspire hope, will charm your in-laws, and woo the ghost that lives in your closet that only you can see. Kale and Cabbage Salad with Avocado – by Mike Lee March, 03 2014. Short on time, don’t worry, make this and add some lime. Ehhhh. […]

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This recipe for Kale & Cabbage Salad with Avocado can inspire hope, will charm your in-laws, and woo the ghost that lives in your closet that only you can see.

Kale and Cabbage Salad with Avocado
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Cabbage Salad

Short on time, don’t worry, make this and add some lime. Ehhhh.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 3 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Nutrition facts: 100 Calories

Ingredients:
4 stalks of kale
1/4 head cabbage
3 avocados, sliced nicely
3 tablespoons cilantro
2 limes

Instructions:

  1. Wash the kale and put it in a food processor.
  2. Add the cabbage as well.
  3. Throw in the cilantro.
  4. Blend it until it is finely minced.
  5. Okay, here comes the tricky part.
  6. Slice up the avocados and place it on top.
  7. Be really, really careful here and pour lime juice all over it.
  8. Eat.

Kale & Cabbage Salad with Avocado Recipe Notes

This is an awesome little salad thingy that really can be used a bunch of different ways. You can use it to fill pillows, start fires in the wilderness and to cure light abrasions. Okay, that’s all kind of not true, but you really can do a lot with this cabbage salad stuff. I put it on tostadas, heat up some beans or vegan fake chicken and throw it on top, or even just eat it by itself.

Cabbage is really good for us and I feel it gets neglected in most households. Like bell peppers, the different colors have unique nutritional cocktails. I like to always get the color that is most appetizing to me. I think it’s a way for the body to tell you what nutrients it needs. Raw cabbage can reduce cholesterol levels and has shown some awesome cancer preventative benefits.

Kale is also super nutritious as well. When you mix it with cabbage, and add some avocado, and eat it your body will really thank you… by making you incredibly gassy at your next quarterly meeting at work. Thanks body.

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Scrambled Vegan Eggs Recipe http://veganchowhound.com/recipes/scrambled-vegan-eggs/ http://veganchowhound.com/recipes/scrambled-vegan-eggs/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:59:55 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=486 This recipe for vegan eggs will be egg-cellent for breakfast … eh, I’m so sorry, that was lame. Vegan Eggs – by Mike Lee February 27, 2014. This a simple way to make delicious, vegan eggs. Prep Time: 05 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 Servings Nutrition facts: 150 Calories Ingredients: 2 packets of […]

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This recipe for vegan eggs will be egg-cellent for breakfast … eh, I’m so sorry, that was lame.

Vegan Eggs
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This a simple way to make delicious, vegan eggs.

Prep Time: 05 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Nutrition facts: 150 Calories

Ingredients:
2 packets of extra firm tofu
1 teaspoon black salt (aka Indian salt or kala namak), flavored to taste
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

Instructions:

  1. In a pan, add a bit of olive oil and add tofu. It is really important to use extra firm tofu, anything less crumbles and can turn into to a disastrous slop.
  2. Cut the blocks into three slices each and heat them up. Do not mash up the tofu just yet, they might still turn into mush even with extra firm tofu, just let them crumble on their own.
  3. Add all the rest of the ingredients on to the slices.
  4. Heat until warm on medium heat, breaking of pieces until it is the desired consistency.
  5. If the tofu has not crumbled, then mash when you feel it it warm enough. It usually takes 5-6 minutes.
  6. Eat.

Vegan Eggs Notes

The black salt is the key to this vegan eggs recipe. It has a very noticeable sulfuric taste and smell that is reminiscent of eggs. You can find this salt at most ethnic indian markets. It looks almost pink, so clearly the name is spot on. Ask for Indian salt or Kala Namak. You can experiment with how much to add. I suggest starting out with very little. It is very strong and you can easily spoil your vegan eggs.

To elaborate on the texture of the tofu, just remember that you should be using the extra firm tofu. I usually purchase the Mori Nu tofu. When you are heating it up don’t break it all up in your excitement for vegan scrambled eggs. It will turn to mush and you will cry, well, I did anyway. Try to add the spices on to the blocks of tofu, and warm them up as much as you can before you start to scramble them.

In the picture I added some Chipotle Seitan, mmm. I’ll include a recipe for that in the future. You can use some vegan chorizo if you want to add some zest into your breakfast life!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy your scrambled vegan eggs!

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You’re Probably Not Getting Enough Potassium http://veganchowhound.com/rants/youre-probably-getting-enough-potassium/ http://veganchowhound.com/rants/youre-probably-getting-enough-potassium/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:42:24 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=461 You are probably not getting enough potassium in your diet. Find out ways to make sure you’re not one of the millions who do not meet their RDA. Are you getting enough potassium? According to the RDA guidelines, an adult needs 4700 milligrams a day. There are estimates that Americans and Europeans only eat about […]

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You are probably not getting enough potassium in your diet. Find out ways to make sure you’re not one of the millions who do not meet their RDA.

Are you getting enough potassium?

According to the RDA guidelines, an adult needs 4700 milligrams a day. There are estimates that Americans and Europeans only eat about half of the recommended daily allowance of potassium. This is not good! Half of the western world isn’t eating enough potassium.

Potassium is one of the most important nutrients, and it is said that life could not exist without it. Potassium is an electrolyte and a mineral that is essential to a human being’s health. It contributes to tissue health, gastrointestinal function and skeletal contraction. Potassium deficiency, or hypokalemia can cause high blood pressure, stroke, muscle cramps and gastrointestinal distress.  Getting enough potassium can decrease a person’s risk of stroke, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, kidney stones (Ouch!) and osteoporosis.

I have read that potassium is also important for the immune system as it actually absorbs the water right out of viruses.

So, how do you know you’re getting enough potassium?

Eat a healthy, diverse diet!

Here is a list of some of the highest concentrations of potassium.

Tomato Paste = 2657 mg

Yeah, it’s true, tomato paste has about 2657 mg a cup! That’s over half of the daily recommended value. A tomato has nearly 430 mg, so be sure to eat plenty of tomatoes.

Legumes = 700-1189 mg

White beans have the highest concentration of potassium at a whopping 1189 mg a cup! All legumes though are potassium rich, so eat as many beans as you possibly can, especially before a blind date! Wait, speaking of dates…

Dates = 1168 mg

A cup of dates will give you 1168 mg of potassium. Hear me out, you don’t want to be deprived of potassium on that blind date. So eat some beans and dates before you meet that potential soulmate. Trust me on this one. Raisons have almost the same amount of potassium, so be sure to eat plenty of them too.

Baked Potato w/ Skin = 1000 mg

Potatoes take about three months to bake, but when they are done they are packed to the gills with potassium, having about 1000 mg. Make sure to leave the skin on as it has a bunch of nutrients in it so you can get enough potassium.

Roasted Chestnuts = 847 mg

I first had roasted chestnuts in a massive train station in Zurich. I was starving and the only vegan food I could find was a cart that was selling roasted chestnuts. Honestly, they were delicious! I wasn’t concerned about eating enough potassium, but little did I know that a cup of them gave me about 847 mg. I eventually found this massively overpriced Indian restaurant that was as horrid as it was expensive. Yup, just figured I’d mention that.

Spinach = 839 mg

A cup of cooked spinach will net you close to what those chestnuts do. If you make a salad, don’t forget about spinach. Baby spinach is easier to make a salad with, so just do it. Check out this recipe.

Fruits and vegetables

The highest ranking fresh fruits are plantains (893 mg), bananas (537), papaya (553 mg) and pears (332 mg). Most all fruits have some potassium so eat as many as you can throughout the day.

As for vegetables, the list is as follows, per cup: Brussels sprouts (480 mg), broccoli (485 mg), carrots (367) and celery (426).

To make you you are getting enough potassium just eat a variety of fruits and vegetables and legumes.  Pretty simple, huh?

 

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Impressions of Lightlife Chikn Nuggets http://veganchowhound.com/reviews/impressions-lightlife-chikn-nuggets/ http://veganchowhound.com/reviews/impressions-lightlife-chikn-nuggets/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:35:59 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=431 I was at the grocery store just recently, trying my hardest to not look like I was shoplifting, (I wasn’t), when I noticed something. “Hmm, a new fake chicken nugget? Doth my eyes deceive me?” Nope. I just had to buy these. And I did.  Lightlife chikn nuggets   Lightlife Chikn Nuggets were tasty! Unlike some […]

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I was at the grocery store just recently, trying my hardest to not look like I was shoplifting, (I wasn’t), when I noticed something.

“Hmm, a new fake chicken nugget? Doth my eyes deceive me?”

Nope. I just had to buy these. And I did.

lightlife chikn nuggets

 Lightlife chikn nuggets

 

lightlife chikn nuggets

Lightlife Chikn Nuggets were tasty! Unlike some other fake chicken brands with like 3 pieces, cough, cough, (I’m not coughing so I can subtly mention the guilty brand brand, I have a cold) there was more than 2 pieces in the box.

lightlife chikn nuggets
This is not a dream… okay it is, but these still exist in real life.

As you can see it comes with around 90 of these delicious nuggets and they are pretty good.

When  I originally ate these, I figured I’d write about them. So I wrote down some notes; Well this is what I wrote:

  • Tasty, but bit too tasty (what?)
  • Decent texture
  • Kind of Chewy
  • A bit soft
  • Decent aftertaste
  • Would the world be better off without me?
  • A bit greasy
  • There are better, but it’s not bad

So there’s that.  Anyway, these were pretty good. Honestly, having been a vegan for almost a decade now, I love any  meat substitute that doesn’t taste like a bandaid.

lightlife chikn nuggets

I would recommend these. My favorites are still the Gardein ones and Trader Joe’s brand, but these are a nice new contender. The great thing about more options is that there are more options! Also, as more brands start competing, the price will probably fall a bit. I mean, fake meats aren’t super expensive, per se, but it would be nice to not have to remortgage the house every time I go shopping. Oh, who am I kidding, I don’t own a house. I do have a box of these Lightlife Chikn Nuggets, so there’s that. Oh wait, I already ate them.

 

 

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Such A Beautiful Quote http://veganchowhound.com/comics-and-stuff/beautiful-quote/ http://veganchowhound.com/comics-and-stuff/beautiful-quote/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:41:31 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=427 “We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have […]

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“We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” ~ Henry Beston

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The Ubiquitous Deserted Island Vegan http://veganchowhound.com/comics-and-stuff/deserted-island-vegan/ http://veganchowhound.com/comics-and-stuff/deserted-island-vegan/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:05:51 +0000 http://veganchowhound.com/?p=418 Everyone knows it’s only a matter of time before a vegan inevitably winds up on a deserted island. [social_share/]

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Everyone knows it’s only a matter of time before a vegan inevitably winds up on a deserted island.
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