Reviews and Commentary

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Before I went vegan I was quite crappy at cooking. I never once tried to make my own bread, or rolls, or anything like that. But I HAD made cakes and the like, and as such I assumed all bread had eggs in it (like cake tends to).

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

This has happened to me too!! People always ask if I miss bread or if I can eat bread. I’m like YES SANDWICHES ARE LIFE

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

You can get this on a t-shirt on Amazon too (then you can play the will they-won't they game - you see someone's face scrumple up.. will they, won't they : verbally abuse you, ask about protein or walk away? 10 points if you guess right , 100 bonus points if you wear it to a milk bar or ice cream parlour)

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Theses are everywhere in Berlin!

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Why would a vegan have a cow?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Is this maple farm? Oh my god I went last year and am devastated I missed it this year. Pure envy right now

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I'm really curious about something, and I'm not trying to be malicious or sarcastic. I'm a lifelong vegetarian, raised that way, and only really eat yogurt and ice cream on the dairy side.

I know vegans are anti dairy obviously. I'm a little conflicted because i indirectly work in the dairy industry with treating water from the process of making cheese and other dairy products. I think of the thousands of jobs that would be lost if dairy products just disappeared.

Secondly I know you love cows, as shown in this post, how cute they are and what not. But practically thinking, as inhumane as it may seem.... what use are humans realistically going to do with cows if dairy ceased to exist in a vegan world? The fact of the matter is that cows require a lot of food and space, keeping them as pets isn't practical. So, them being pet agricultural cycle is necessary for their prosperity as a species.

Not trying to rile anything up, just really curious on your thoughts.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Met an aggressive cow in the open yesterday, it was quite scary.

We were on a hiking trip and part of the route was going through the grazing lands of a herd of highland cattle.

There were warnings to stay at least 25 m away from the animals and not to go through the herd, however the herd was spread very wide and there were lakes on both sides so we couldn't really make a diversion around them.

We very carefully tried to keep as much distance as possible but at the very end one of them decided to get rid of us and chased after us.

Luckily for us the chase went only for a few meters after which the cow decided there was enough distance but it was quite scary nevertheless.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Wow that is one sexy cow

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

lmao I love how she's ignoring the grass to look at the camera like "You seeing this shit?"

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Is it weird that I’m 17 and literally never seen a cow in my life????? Anyway what a cute girl I’m jealous

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

More context: this event was at poplar animal sanctuary. They hosted a huge vegan potluck. They encouraged all of us to go around and meet the animals. This beautiful cow came up to the fence looking for some pets and grass from the pasture we were in.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Such a pretty little girl!

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Important question though: was there snoot-booping involved?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Aw she looks so happy to get backrubs!

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

That looks tasty! I always enjoy your posts, it's good seeing positive posts and good veggie meal ideas. How did you prepare that?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

My vegan SO just flew today on Jetblue and I packed him lots of food. Do your non vegan counterparts typically eat the food provided by the plane? Does the airline not cater to your dietary needs?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

You kind of look like a boy who's dressed up in his dad's uniform and is eating his lunch, little ragamuffin you.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

And that's why you tell on your reservation you want to eat vegan, not after you walk in the place because you are literally making other peoples lives worse because of your diet choices.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Yesterday over the phone: "um, *pause.. nervous chuckle* you can have our house salad?"

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

"Yes, we have a veggie burger that comes with your choice of cheddar or American cheese."

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I usually get to choose from a salad or fries. If I'm lucky I might have the option of ordering both.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

A few years back we were trying to find something to eat stuck in Mevagissey, Cornwall for the evening. Having failed in various places we asked in a pub that did food if they had anything, a bowl of chips and some leaves would have done very well by that point. The barmaid went to ask the chef and came back with the message: "He can do you an omelette, if you want anything else he says he will come out here and punch you in the face."

I think he must have had a hard day, but even so.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Seems like my experience goes mostly like this...
“We have a gluten-free cheese pizza and our cheeseburger can be made with a gluten free bun. And have you tried out our fresh caught tilapia? That can be made with a gluten free breading.”

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

It's your path, we just have to learn how to tolerate those who are on different ones

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Nice step Denver. Too bad they still have a pitbull breed ban.

I know it's completely unrelated. But it really pisses me off because I'd love the live there but wouldn't be able to bring my wonderful puppy.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

It should be illegal everywhere. I worked in a vet clinic where it was done (they tried to discourage people as much as possible but since it is not illegal yet where I worked they had to do it in the end). I've seen it, and I've seen cats trying to get back to normal after it and its horrible. Its like if you would cut your toes and finger tips but for cats its even worse than for us. Its torture for them. I can't wait till its illegal everywhere.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Why do you have to trigger my citrus cravings? I can probably eat 3k calories of oranges if it was practical.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Pretty sure you won't be suffering from scurvy.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

It looks like the food is going to roll away into the water if the boat moves...

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Is there a story behind the boat?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Got all this for just $17.50!

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

This is for how many people?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I'm not surprised that the black community is so open-minded to and accepting of veganism. Not only is it a fantastically healthy and logical move for personal reasons, but the obvious subjugation and violence towards animals is pretty easy to relate to.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I thought this article was a pretty decent read. Sent it to some friends who are into basketball.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I read that as 'NRA' for a moment there, was very confused.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I just wish Kyrie Irving wasn't the face of it. He's a "very much woke" flat earther who thinks dinosaurs are fake and all sorts of other hippie dippie bullshit.

I wish Damian Lillard was the face of it.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Wooooo nothing like making a joke of one of the most racially charged scenarios in US culture to make a joke about veganism.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I'm going to have to give you a ticket for a protein deficiency violation.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Sometimes I log my meals in My Fitness Pal to just make sure I'm doing alright. I easily hit 75-90 grams of protein without even trying.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I have a friend who came to America from Jordan. Long story short there was a small exchange of a joke where he challenged me to go arm wrestle some random dude he saw in the mall. Jokingly, I took him up on the bet and asked how much money he'd place on me winning and he said he was betting on the other guy to win. Not being a douche, but seeing he had a fairly thin frame I asked why he would bet against me and he replied with "because you don't eat meat, how could you possibly win?" (Said very seriously)

My mind was the first to explode and it rippled outwards, like I was being broken down at a molecular level and I think I died there that day. By that same logic, an elephant would be weaker than a weasel.

Sorry for the blog post, but it has taken me a lot of reflection to realize it is human nature to weigh in on topics one is completely uneducated in.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

This may be ridiculous, but ever since I put a vegan bumper sticker on my car I have subconsciously tried to be the nicest driver. I don't want to cut someone off and turn them off of veganism in the process.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

From UK, thought you meant dairy milk the chocolate bar, was really confused there for a minute.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Hopefully we'll create a milk alternative that's just as delicious and beneficial, so we can give cows a break.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I'm pleasantly surprised to see this. It seems like just the past several years we've been inundated with "broscience" and getting massive amounts of dairy protein (whey in everything!) into our diets.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

good, I recently caved and bought some garlic bread at Dominoes in Australia (it's vegan) but when I got home and was ready to eat it, turns out it was cheesy garlic bread (not vegan). I hate waste and I couldn't just throw it away. I ate a couple of pieces but I almost threw up. It just tasted foul. This is coming from someone who used to absolutely LOVE dairy. I'm glad my tastes are changing because I hate what I used to do.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I realized most milk contains traces of feces, pus, and blood. Yeah, no thanks. I'll pass on that.

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

I live in a small city full of obese and overweight meat eaters, but even we have tons of choices: coconut-almond milk blends, tofurky sausages, and vegan dishes galore. The movement really is spreading!

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

22% of people realized they are not baby cows!

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:56

Good. That stuff is nasty. I'm hopeful that the non-dairy cheeses become more readily available and drop in price so that dairy cheese consumption drops too.