24.08.2017 Lunch was Chinese fried noodle with kimchi. Even without any meat it is just tasty maybe even better.
I started meat free living since 1st of Jan. It was hard for me to prepare food at the beginning, Abigail, the meat lover will ask for meat every meal, that made me prepare an extra dish separately just for her. It been almost 8 months, now my girls n hubby have adapted to my meat free cooking. Today she finished a big bowl of noodle and all the vegetables. What's the magic? I think, It's because I prepare food with passion and LOVE ❤ that melted their heart. Besides that I had never force her to follow my habit but what i did was lead by example and act as her role model. I eat healthily and appreciate all kind of food except maybe meat. Kids learn and imitate fast. If we want our kids to have a good diet habit we should start with our self, don't you agree?
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Coconut-Crusted Fishless Sticks [ Vegan ]
This recipe from @foodmonsterapp uses whole Hearts of Palm to veganize an old favourite of children by carefully tearing the whole hearts of palm into pieces that are then shaped into "fish" sticks then coated and baked.
The Dill Mayonaisse uses vegan mayo and fresh dill to make this look and taste quite a bit like the real deal ( although WAY better of course). ••• Tip: I would omit any added salt and rinse the hearts of palm really well unless you like a high salt taste. 🍃🌿
Hearts of Palm are harvested from the inner core and growing bud of certain palm trees. 🌿
1) Zinc - contains a high content of this mineral which helps heal wounds as it plays a role in cell division, and cell growth. It's needed for the body's immune system to properly work, is also necessary for the senses of smell and taste, and needed to help breakdown carbohydrates.
2) Vitamin B2 - important for red blood cell function of carrying oxygen throughout the body. Vitamin B6 - crucial mood stabilizer ( western diets are deficient in this vitamin,,, causing road rage etc!) 3) Fiber - a rich source of fiber that helps balance levels of cholesterol and glucose in the blood, helps prevent colon cancer and regulates intestinal transit.
4) Good source of iron, potassium, phosphorus, copper, vitamin C and beta-carotene.
#repost 🔥Rest In Peace Innocent Angel🔥
I was raised to eat animals, just like most children in our society. I spent 58 years condemning sentient beings to lives of ruthless exploitation that would end in brutal death. For a few years I was vegetarian and then lapsed back into my old habits. I have no excuses for any of this and will make none. I am guilty. I paid people to kill animals so that I could eat them, just as my parents taught me to do. Like most people I did not question it. Now I am vegan, I have to make up for lost time, make amends, try to educate other people. There is not a second to lose. This is the most important moral revolution in the whole of our history. ~ I have been involved in the environmental movement for many years but not once have any of the organizations which I support encouraged veganism. Friends of the Earth will campaign tirelessly for greener energy, more recycling, and fewer roads but never once mention the contribution animal farming makes to climate change and resource depletion; never once profile its unsustainability. Similarly - world hunger. Not once have I been advised, by any of the Third World Aid charities I support, to go vegan and free up more food for people. This, despite the fact that 40,000 children die every day for lack of food while the privileged eat animals who have been fed the grain that could have fed these children. It is a scandal that few seem willing to confront. I have always wept over the suffering of neglected horses and abused dogs, despised 'country sports' and been horrified by vivisection, fur farming, whale slaughter and so forth. I see now, at last, that there is no difference between all of this and farming animals. All of it is horribly wrong. I will always be vegan because now, at last, I understand that other animals are not, and never have been, a 'resource' for human use. We have committed a crime against them. It is time to evolve away from this way of being. The future has to be vegan, or there can be no future. This is nothing more -or less- than Truth. ~ Carol Williams, Uk
Finally tried Beyond Burger in Hong Kong, much touted plant based burger patty backed by some high profile investors. The reddish patty appear familiar, until I realised that I have created something similar with purple sweet potatoes before. Beyond Burger used beetroot as natural colouring. I am gonna try making this vegan burger again, this time shape into thicker slice patty like this!
Why meat doesn't belong in this image ,,, The cancer connection Part 2 🌿🍃
••• Heme Iron:
Animal foods are the only source of heme iron and evidence has linked over consumption of this form of iron ( as opposed to non-heme iron found in plants) to various cancers, including colorectal cancer. 🌿🍃
Heterocyclic amines, which is a formaldehyde-like substance that forms when cooking at high temperatures or over an open flame. 🔥
Eating grilled, barbecued, and smoked meat is associated with an increased risk of prostate and breast cancers. 🌱🍃
Eating more fruits and vegetables helps to mitigate the effects of HCAs and heme iron but doesn't negate them. •••
Acidosis occurs when arterial blood pH falls below 7.35 ( the normal pH is between 7.35 and 7.45). Cellular metabolic activity is affected by, and affects, the pH of body fluids.
A heavy intake of animal products creates acidosis in the body and evidence is suggesting that chronic acidosis may act in ways that promote cancer. 🌱🍃
••• Chicken intake has spiked over the last few years as has rates of lymphoma. For lymphatic cancers, including leukaemia, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma a vegetarian or vegan diet is highly protective. 🍃🌱
What about organic, grass-fed, hormone free meat? No free pass since the IGF1, HCAs, acidosis, etc are all still present to promote cancer, which it does! 🌱🌿
And lastly a word on telomeres.
Telomeres are caps found on the ends of chromosomes which serve a protective purpose by keeping them from unraveling. In humans, the average telomere length declines from about 11 kilo bases at birth to less than 4 in old age, with decline rates greater in men than women. Preventing the degradation of telomeres can prevent aging. In studies where participants were placed on a vegan diet for 3 months their telomeres lengthened by 29% ,,, a huge difference just by changing their diet to remove all animal products. Pretty hard to argue with that kind of success!!! 😳✅ •••
Which image does NOT belong in this group and why not??🌿🍃
The one product that has been injected with synthetic chemicals to keep it looking 'just slaughtered, red-colour fresh' would be the easy, right answer.
But what else makes meat such an unhealthy choice??🌿🍃
Several Factors: Part 1
Let's explore the Cancer Connection today. •
1) IGF1 - A growth hormone called insulin-like growth factor 1 circulates in our bodies at all times to create new cells and destroy cells that are damaged, precancerous, cancerous, or just worn out. This is a crucial hormone that regulates cell growth, synthesizes new DNA, and keeps the number of cells we have in balance. Levels are higher during periods of growth then diminish once we become adults. ••
Consumption of animal protein stimulates IGF-1 production - whether it's meat protein, egg-white protein, or milk protein. Milk cows are routinely given growth hormones ( even hormone-free ORGANIC milk contains high IGF-1 amounts since it was intended by nature to feed a baby calf), as well milk's high protein content also increases IGF-1 levels in humans. 🌿•••
The more animal protein eaten the more IGF1 is produced and that can accelerate cancer growth and inhibit the death of cancer cells.
2) IGF-1 "binding protein" is a protein released by the liver to mop up any excess IGF-1 that's in the bloodstream and take it out of circulation. Animal protein consumption can lower levels of this important protein allowing even more IGF-1 to circulate thereby increasing cancer risk. 🌿••
Eating a plant-based diet can increase the binding protein by 50%!!
Only those who limit their intake of all animal protein can see a significant drop in levels of cancer-promoting IGF1 and increase levels of protective binding proteins.
Vegetarians consuming eggs and milk don't achieve the same drop in IGF1 as vegans.
Side Note: Vegan men have higher testosterone levels than vegetarians or meat eaters. ✅
Veganize 'meat' loaf🌿
Lentil-Walnut-Loaf With a Balsamic-Apple Glaze
••• This recipe from @ohsheglows Cookbook is so very satisfying, and jammed with nutrients! 🍃
Ingredients pictured above include: lentils - walnuts - ground flaxseeds - garlic - onions - celery - carrots - apple - raisins - oat flour- gluten free bread crumbs - fresh thyme leaves - dried oregano - freshly ground black pepper - sea salt. 🌿🍃
Lentils as a Superfood 🌱
1) Protein - 2nd highest protein content of all legumes after soybeans) without the fat or cholesterol of a loaf made with meat. When paired with a whole grain like brown rice or quinoa it's a complete vegan protein source- meaning all the essential amino acids are present. 🌿
2) Soluble fiber in lentils helps lower cholesterol reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. 🍃
3) Excellent source of folate, a B vitamin that helps build new cells which is crucial during pregnancy.🌿 4) Good source of iron, zinc and magnesium. 🍃
5) Good for the environment - nitrogen producing bacteria grow at the roots thereby enriching the soil. 🌿
Lentils were not used much in American cuisine until World War Two when they were promoted as an alternative to meat because of low cost, availability, and nutritional importance. They remain just as important today as a high quality meat alternative. ✅