Nostalgic for days I've never seen.
1966 anti-cow slaughter agitation was the agitation by Hindu organizations in 1966 to demand a ban on the slaughter of cows in India, as enshrined in the Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution of India. Among others, the Shankaracharya fasted for the cause. The agitation culminated in a massive demonstration outside Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi on 7 November 1966 (as per Hindu Panchang, Vikram Samvat, Kartik Shukla Ashtami, famously known as Gopashtami among Hindus).
The Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi did not accept the demand for a ban on cow slaughtering. Instead police fired on the peaceful rally, killing many Sadhus in the firing. The Home minister, Gulzarilal Nanda, resigned, taking responsibility for the administration’s failure to maintain law and order. The Shankracharya Niranjandev Tirth, Swami Karpatri and Mahatma Ramchandra Veer observing a fast for killing of sadhus. Mahatma Ramchandra Veer observing 166 days longtime fast at that time.
This is Noelle.
She’s a year old and only weighs 13lbs, and has been kept crated her entire life. Despite this, she adores everyone and gives kisses to everyone she meets. A good samaritan rescued Noelle and took her to a rescue called Knick Knack Pittie Pack. When she was picked up, she was in the crate with no tray in the bottom, and she was laying in her own urine & feces, unable to even get up due to being so weak from malnourishment. Her body temperature was so low, that it took three hours for it to even register on the thermometer and then it was only 89.6 degrees—this little girl was very close to dead.
She is in acute renal failure due to being malnourished and dehydrated. She was covered in hundreds of fleas. After 3 days of 24 hour treatment at an emergency vet, she is off of her feeding tube and heating pads, and able to stand up, wag her tail, and eat special canned food. But she is far from out of the woods. Setbacks of many types could happen at any time. It is touch & go with her and will continue to be for quite a while—she has a very long road ahead of her.
Do not even dare appropriate their struggles because it gives you faulty jab at vegans. This has been an issue people have been trying to bring awareness to for decades. I literally never see white people talking about it outside of trying to argue against vegans. POC and their struggles are not props to use at your convenience when it benefits you.
Who do you think slaughters your food animals? Who do you think picks their food? Who do you think raises these animals? Good read on how horribly oppressed and abused slaughter house workers are. You are no better. If you truly care about these people so much, and have the finances and health to do so, why would you continue to eat meat and dairy? Why would you throw money towards corporations who abuse and oppress them? Why would you not do anything you could to help reduce their oppression?
The argument also fails because it misunderstands what veganism is about. It’s about reducing cruelty as far as practical and possible. It’s not about being perfect, it can’t be. We know it isn’t cruelty free, we know migrant workers are oppressed picking our (and your) plants. The best I can do in this situation is not support animal agriculture so that I’m not supporting as many people being oppressed, buy locally when possible, and grow my own food when possible.
Tattoo this to my face.
Vegans/people in general who don’t eat dairy:
Get the new-ish Daiya cheddar slices. Do it, damn it. Put a couple slices over some chips, and sprinkle garlic & chili powder over it. Now toast it. EAT IT. The best vegan nachos oh my god.
I did a thing
"What time is it? Vegan time!" I shout as I educate people on the benefits of almond milk & proper betta care.
Two of the gardens, photos by me. We’re based near Hagerstown MD.
We’re going under the name Hillhaven Homegrown (which I may or may not have come up with).
My body: I want doughnut holes.
Me: No, body, we don't eat doughnut holes.
My body: But WHYYYYY?
Me: What do you mean, "why?" We've been vegan for nearly 5 years! WE JUST DON'T EAT DOUGHNUT HOLES.
My body: :c Can we learn to make vegan doughnut holes?
Me: Maybe later.
diced salad, mix and match ingredients based on what you have!
-half of a can of black beans or chick peas, rinsed
dice all of the veggies, put ‘em in a big bowl with the beans. splash some lemon juice, salt, pepper, & garlic on it, toss it, taste. add more lemon juice+seasonings ‘til it tastes the way you want it. pretty much my favourite thing!
slice up all of the veggies you have (within reason), put them on some healthy bread w/dijon mustard on one slice. add chia or flax seeds & nutritional yeast if you have it. I use veganaise too because it’s healthy and tastes delicious. but seriously, this is one of the best sandwiches you’ll ever have. carrots, celery, bell & banana peppers, greens, mushrooms, sprouts, cucumbers, anything. it all works u_u Alvarado Street Bakery is a national brand of bread that is incredibly healthy and protein filled, if you wanna try that!
delicious, easy, low calorie, high protein, shockingly similar to scrambled eggs. you do need nutritional yeast for this. it’s an inactive yeast that’s full of B vitamins and other goodies, and has a slightly cheesy flavour. I call it a health hack-it’s incredibly good for you and makes everything taste better. it’s at larger grocery stores & all health stores. I like mine crumbled smaller than this recipe; cut the tofu up in 1 inch chunks and then crumble it with your fingers.
roasted brussels sprouts & apples
if you have ever had brussels sprouts and hated them, for the love of gob try this. it is incredible. it will shock and enlighten you. and it’s super easy, so why not? use about half of the amount of craisins-there’s just too many otherwise. brussels sprouts are incredibly good for you, too. they can help protect you from cancer!
black bean-vegetable soup, from Veganomicon (best cookbook!)
one of the easiest soups I’ve made. if you don’t wanna deal with getting a carton of veggie broth, this stuff is incredible and in the long run is probably like 100x cheaper and handier than getting cartons of broth. the chicken broth powder they make is also vegan and delicious! also don’t worry if you don’t have all of the veggies. I’ve made this a lot and half of the time I don’t have all of the ingredients.
-4 15 ounce cans of black beans
-3 tbsp olive oil
-2 medium size onions, diced finely (only use one if you hate chopping onions, like me)
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1 bell pepper, seeded & diced finely
-1 jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional)
-1 stalk celery, diced finely
-1 carrot, diced finely
-1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
-2 tsp dried oregano
-1 tsp dried thyme
-1 tbsp white wine or sherry vinegar (you can substitute other vinegars)
-2 tsp salt, or to taste
-ground black pepper
-3-6 cups vegetable broth-depends on how you like your soup!
Prepare the vegetables: Preheat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Saute the garlic in the oil until the garlic begins to sizzle, stir for 30 seconds, and add the onions and bell pepper. Stir and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until the onions and peppers are very soft, then add the jalapeno, celery, and carrot. Cook for another 10 minutes, until the carrot has begun to soften, then remove from heat.
Combine the beans, vegetables, any remaining oil, plus the cumin, oregano, thyme, and vegetable broth in a pot. Cover the pot, raise the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low, partially cover the pot, and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes (I usually just let it simmer for 10-20 minutes), until the carrot and celery are tender.
Remove from the heat, allow to cool 10 minutes, add the vinegar, and season to taste with salt and pepper (and nutritional yeast! ♥♥).
Healthy delicious banana bread:
3 very ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup oil or butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup wheat germ
(1 cup chopped dates)
(1 cup toasted nuts)
Preheat oven to 375*F
Mash bananas and mix them with lemon juice until smooth. Cream butter or oil and sugar together and add the banana mix, stirring well.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix in wheat germ. Add to the banana mix and stir in the dates and nuts if desired.
The dough will be very stiff. Turn it into a greased 4” x 8” loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a knife into the loaf: if it comes out clean, the bread is done.
Makes 1 loaf.
(You can also bake banana bread in an 8” x 8” pan, or make 12 cupcakes. Bake these for about 1/2 hour.)
Awesome easy things to do to make your food healthier:
Chia seeds. Add to sandwiches, salad, anything that you don’t mind being a tiny bit crunchier. They’re pretty much flavourless.
Flax seeds. You have to grind them up to digest them properly but you can get ‘em preground, I believe. Sandwiches, salads, scrambled eggs, smoothies, pretty much anything.
Nutritional yeast, but I already waxed eloquent about that.
Reblogging this onto my main, because I am proud of how I look. I’ve worked to get these abs. I used to hate how I looked and acted terribly towards myself, but now I’m treating my body well and it’s treating me well. I’m pretty happy about it.
I’m not usually quite this skinny & being skinny doesn’t necessarily mean you’re healthy. I’ve just seen a lot of progression in my abs lately and it makes me happy.
Gdwjkfsbjrfk. Basil and strawberry #vegan #icecream with matcha mochi chunks. My taste buds are geeking. #desert #veganfoodporn #kyotofu (Taken with Instagram at Kyotofu)