A few firsts for me: first time cooking brown portabello mushrooms (in a quick white wine risotto dinner), first time eating 'lebkuchen' or 'pfefferkuchen' (a German Christmas treat)- soooo divine! and first time poaching kippers (for breakfast this morning; served with scrambled eggs). We were in a food coma at lunch yesterday - the creamiest lasagne and tiramisu imaginable made by a lovely friend and fellow South African. Why don't us South Africans brag about our cooking? We are so good! I'm very much excluded from that, but if I think now to how many amazing cooks I know the mind actually boggles. We're a nation of foodies, and we don't even acknowledge it :) #foodie#foodphotodiary#homecooked#quicksupper#healthyfood#foodiesofinstagram#vegetarian#vegetariandinner#vegetariandinnerideas#vegetariansofinstagram
After 6 months of neglect and abuse, these beautiful, intelligent beings are herded onto trucks, where they travel nearly 500 miles in excessive heat, on top of one another. Even at 10pm, after a full day of traveling and hours after the sun has set, the heat radiates from the trucks. While the truck driver stops to use the bathroom, eat and rest, these pigs are left to suffocate in their own excrement. They do not receive food or water during transport and are completely exposed to the elements, which means rain, snow, triple digit temperatures and everything in between.
When the pigs finally arrive at the slaughterhouse, you can hear them screaming and trampling one another. They are emotionally complex and fully aware of their fate. After being kept in an immobile state all their lives, their legs and lungs are so weak that the pigs can barely walk. When they see space ahead of them, some of them begin running for the first time in their lives. Little do they know, they are quite literally running to their death.
The average slaughterhouse kills up to 1,100 pigs every hour. The sheer number of animals killed makes it impossible to kill them immediately. Because of improper stunning, many pigs are alive when they reach the scalding tank, which is intended to soften their skin and remove their hair. Slaughterhouse workers have documented pigs being scalded alive, while fully conscious. We see beautiful, intelligent creatures go into the gate by the hundreds. Moments later, we see the empty, feces laden trucks leave. It's heart wrenching.
Humans commit these grave injustices every minute of every single day throughout the world. But guess what? We don't have to and we can fight to end this senseless violence.
There is NO difference between these wonderful creatures and a cat or a dog. We do not have the right to exploit them or treat them as commodities. Please understand that your actions and the choices you make EVERY day affect others. Please be compassionate and end the senseless abuse. Join the fight against oppression. #ChooseCompassion#GoVegan
I like to use hashtags because they look like waffles!!! They should be the official prescription for happiness!!!
My recent visit to Belgian Waffle Co was filled with moments of drooling bliss! Perfect service, perfect quality, perfect filling! What else do you need to satiate your waffle cravings!
Checkout my full review on zomato
Link in the bio!
Highly recommend to surely stop by the Vashi outlet for some lipsmacking waffles!!!
I tested a delicious #vegetarian version of grilled kebabs over the weekend, subbing portobello mushrooms for the lamb in Sukka Mutton by @currycravings The recipe is from her new book Not for You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods. Check out my post at micooks.me/sukka-mushrooms for the recipe! ⠀
Riding in the moonlight on a horse-drawn carriage has long been romanticized in literature and media, often portrayed as grand, luxurious, and intimate.
But when we romanticize this picture we forget one thing: the horse. 💔
Horses are forced to carry heavy loads through extreme weathers. They have to navigate busy roads and many have met fatal accidents because of careless drivers.
Once they're too old to be "useful" many are sent to the slaughterhouse as it's too expensive to care for an old horse that can't bring in money.
This is just a small glimpse of all they have to endure.
If you live in an area where horse-drawn carriage rides are still being practiced, you can help by calling local legislators to propose a ban or at least find ways to protect our animal friends. 🐴💚
I knowww its blurry! 😉 I used to feel like Nigel no mates when the travelling thing meant me dining out alone. Not anymore people!!! Gaining confidence in me, learning to enjoy my own company and not give a crap about others' curiosity blew that anxiety out of the water. I still wish the guy was here though 😉😍
I think the Taco Bell guy liked me #DiabloSauceFTW @tacobell #ihatetacobell 😄😄😄 Everything at @tacobell is vegan except for the meat and dairy products! Black beans, refried beans, rice, tortillas, corn shells, even the Cinnamon Twists! WHATEVA YOU LIKE just ask to sub out the meat! Ask for "Fresco" and they automatically remove all the dairy products! #guiltypleasure#suckadick#tacobell
Versatile egg muffins!
Sometimes when I say that I don't eat much meat (no, I'm not vegetarian!) people ask me what do I eat then?
Nature is so incredible and gives us so many different options that not eating meat is not a problem at all - not even when we think about vitamin deficiencies.
If we ensure having plenty of veggies, grains, fruits and the less processed food possible, it's very easy to achieve a healthy #vegetariandiet
Not every vegetarian has vitamin deficiencies and not every non-vegetarian is healthy! It's each one choice, just try to make the most of it!
Happy TWO year Veganversary to US! I am proud of us and especially proud of Hunnie Bunnie! She does such an amazing job following a vegan lifestyle 🌿 Over the past two years I've had friends and acquaintances contact me about switching over to a plant based diet and I love it! Thank you for thinking of me! Also thanks to all my friends tagging me in vegan recipes, memes and whatever else that keep me laughing, rolling my eyes, wanting to kill you and inspired! 😆😘🖕🏼 #goveganrightmeow @beetxbeet #beetxbeet#hunniebunnie#mylittlevegan
No. 84. Roasted Tomatoes with Kohlrabi, Mint and Sunflower Seeds. This is a fab salad, I urge you to make it! I had to adapt it slightly as I couldn't get kohlrabi anywhere sadly (I tried 4 different supermarkets) 😣 So I used a combination of broccoli stalk, as suggested in the recipe, and radishes, both julienne sliced. The roasted tomatoes really make it in my opinion. Love this one! 👍