Saturday, November 14, 2009

Vegan Barbecue Sandwiches!!!

Tonight for dinner I had my very first Vegan Barbecue Sandwich. It was SUPER delicious. I recommend everyone try one. The brand I used was LightLife. 

It was a super quick meal. You just cut a slit in the package and heat in the microwave for a minute (it says a minute and a half, but after a minute mine was hot) I added a side of creamed corn and voila. Dinner. :)

Help Stop The Suffering in University of Utah Labs!!!!

This is truly sad, I cannot believe that these sort of things go on, and you never think they'll be happening almost right in your backyard. I was shocked when I read University of Utah on the Peta site.

While undercover inside the labs of the University of Utah (UU), PETA's investigator saw cats acquired from area animal shelters who had holes drilled into their skulls and electrodes implanted in their brains, rabbits who underwent highly invasive spinal surgeries, and monkeys who were kept all alone and constantly thirsty so that they would cooperate during experiments.These are just a few of the investigator's photographs from UU.
These are just a few examples of the atrosoties that are happening....

These kittens and others purchased from local animal shelters had a chemical injected into their brains to cause a build-up of excess fluid. All these kittens and two additional litters died before the experiments were completed.

Frik was kept constantly thirsty so that he would cooperate with experimenters in exchange for a few drops of water.

This rabbit had an incision cut into her back and implants inserted into her spine. In similar experiments, the surgically mutilated rabbits were observed for 24 weeks and then killed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Couple Days Worth of Food Review....

I always thought it would be so hard to be vegan in a farming community like Utah, but I went to and found a ton of vegan friendly restaurants. The first one I decided to try was Este Pizzaria since I was taking my best friend with me and she isn't vegan or even vegetarian and I was like "oh you can never go wrong with vegan pizza!" and I was right she loved it. We ordered the Vegan White Pizza which was olive oil, oregano, tomatoes, vegan cheese (usually comes with onions, but it wasn't that kinda night. haha) But it was only $19 for a medium pizza and 2 sodas. We also got a side order of Garlic Knots which were like $4 but SO worth it.

Then a few nights after I went out and had that fabulous pizza I decided I would make a vegan version of something that my mom made for me all the time when I was a kid it doesn't have a special name, we just always called it "Hot dogs, Potatoes, and Cheese" which is about the most obvious name a dish like this can have. haha. So I just made it with Yves meatless hot dogs, instant mashed potatoes with soy milk and butter substitute and Tofutti American style soy slices. Quick, Easy and even more delicious with a side of vegetables. (pictured here with peas.)


 And finally (this is a long post, I've been behind on my posts. haha.)
The other day I was walking around target before work and noticed this Amy's Kitchen Enchiladas in the freezer, I was a little hesitant to get them, just because you never know. But I love me some enchiladas and it's so hard to find good vegan Mexican food. Especially microwavable!! 


They were so delicious and I recommend the next time you are in the freezer section of any grocery store and you see these you should pick them up. MmmMmm!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Yesterday was my first World Vegan Day!!!

Before I was Vegan I didn't even know Vegans had their own holiday! lol. But really World Vegan Day is more of a day to help non-vegans get a feel for being vegan and maybe try it out. 

    My Vegan Day Activity was that I went to my mom's house and talked to my fourteen year old sister about vegetarianism, she has been flirting with it for a while but doesn't quite know how to go about it, I just made sure she knows that I'm here for her whenever she's ready to make her decision. It's terribly hard to grow up vegan in a house full of meat-eaters. But I did it, so I know it is possible, it's just a little harder. But...
"all good things are worth the work."
    I even had a little debate with my mom on the subject. She was once vegetarian, but has returned to eating meat. She was partially the reason I decided to give up meat in the first place, so I am rather disappointed that she went back to the "dark side" lol. 

On a side note I vote that everyone should go to Compassion over Killing and order a free copy of the recipe book. I just got mine in the mail and I'm SO excited to try out all the recipes. I'm even planning my holiday meals already. :)