Meat Free Monday: First World ProblemsĀ 

When you find out the only Indian buffet in town uses butter to cook their vegetables …

… when they make you sick to your stomach a few hours later (I’m not just vegan, I’m very lactose intolerant)

Yeah, I’ve got first world problems

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What Superhero Team Would you Want to Be On?

Forget the Avengers or the X-Men. I want to be on Team Umizoomi.  

They live in a bright, friendly city solving kids’ problems and teaching kids about math. 

And their powers are actually useful for something besides beating people up (and reinforcing the destructive myth of redemptive violence).


And if you couldn’t tell from the video clips, my being half tone deaf wouldn’t even exclude me from the musical numbers. 

Seriously, it beats dealing with Frank Miller and those thugs from Arkham Asylum.šŸ˜Ž

On the other hand …

Meat Free Monday: Pink Salt is Tofu’s Best Friend

I recently bought a grinder of Himalayan Pink Salt, and it’s really taken my breakfast tofu sandwiches to a new level.

I also bought some “Meyer Lemon & Blood Orange Pepper Jelly.” It’s sweet, spicy, and citrus-y. I generally like pepper jelly, unless it leans too heavily on green bell peppers … but this is just a whole new level of yummy. The only better pepper jelly I’ve had recently was Mississippi State University’s own five pepper jelly.

Yum!

A Day for Net Neutrality

75% of Americans favor Net Neutrality, which prevents internet service providers from censoring, throttling, or putting up content-specific paywalls (fees) over content they don’t like. 

For example, Comcast can’t forbid it’s internet customers from using Netflix, can’t charge extra to access Netflix, and can’t throttle Netflix down to such slow speeds that it becomes unusable.  Why would Comcast want to do that?  Sho more  people would pay for Comcast cable service,  which is several times as expensive as Netflix.

Verizon and AT&T are also forbidden from doing this, as are smaller ISPs.

The commercial aspects are bad enough, but do we also want to give corporations the right to censor what we see online? 

The proposed changes could even endanger internet access for rural Americans, as explained here.

So if 75% of Americans support Net Neutrality, why is the new FCC Chair, Ajit Pai, working so hard to destroy it?  

Because the big telecommunications companies all want Net Neutrality gone. I’m not advising Pai of corruption, but he does have a very corporate mindset. Those are the interests her seems to care about, the “public” he serves. 

Hey, remember Citizens United: corporations are people, too.

Studio what can we do? We still have a little time to register comments with the FCC. Youcan do that here:

Also, call your congress people and let them kmow you dupport Net Neutrality. They can put pressure where it needs to go.

Meat Free Monday: Which Wich? Vegan Wich!

I recently ate at Which Wich? after reading this article about its vegan offerings

I have to say, Which Wich? Has a LOT more and better vegan options than many of its competitors (like McAlisters, Sweet Peppers, Firehouse, or … yick … Subway).

Their samdwiches are great, but beware their hot pepper blend … when they say hot, they mean it.

Their house chips are awesome, a top notch salt and pepper style.

They also have a light and refreshing sweet green tea.

Give them a try the next time you want a deli sandwich. 

Meat Free Monday: Vegan Pierogies

So my sweet, smart, and wonderful wifie figured out how too make vegan pierogies. They were very good, but they took a long time and a lot of attention.

Then, she decided to modify the recipe, making a casserole with biscuit dough and pierogie filling (black beans, red bell peppers,red onions, potatoes,spices).

It was much faster and extra yummy.

Meat Free Monday: Processed Not Meats


Oddly enough, the meats I missed most were not steaks, burgers, or even bacon. It was hot dogs and lunchmeat. Basically, the trash foods that hardly taste like meat anyway.

When I first went vegan I avoided fake meats and cheeses while I got “clean” so to speak. I then got into Boca burgers and “chick’n,” which are convenient and helpful, but not meatlike.

But now I’m so far in that I hate the scent of actual meat and even cheese. I’m not worried about going back. 

And so I get to have HOT DOGS! And LUNCH MEATLESS! 

These hot dogs tasted just like regular hot dogs, but without the nasty meat smell. They also have much less fat and zero cholesterol. I like them on buns with catsup and Just Mayo. 

The fake turkey lunch meatless actually tastes like bologna to me, but again without that noxious dead animal smell. I’m loving them, on white bread with a little Just Mayo.