Posts by Benjy

What Made Me A Vegetarian

»Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Ethics, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

What Made Me A Vegetarian

People often ask what made me become a vegetarian. It was December of 2005, and I was living in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.  Little flecks of snow were fluttering down outside, but my warm apartment and the after-effects of a toasty meal — mashed potatoes and a grilled chicken sandwich with cheddar cheese melted all over it — had me satiated for the evening. I plopped down in front of the computer and started meandering around around various sites and stories on the Internet, waiting for something to catch my attention. About 10 minutes later, I happened upon an article online that described, in detail, what happens when a lobster is cooked. The article claimed that many people think that lobsters have n0 nervous system and can’t feel...

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Quick Vegetarian Recipe: Pita Chips

»Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Quick Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes, What Can Vegetarians Eat | 0 comments

Quick Vegetarian Recipe: Pita Chips

Quick Vegetarian Recipe: Homemade Pita Chips Do you have a big, lonely vat of hummus that needs dipping implements? Does that lame-o salad need a little extra zing to impress your lettuce-hating parents? Solution: homemade pita chips!  They’re easy, healthy, taste great, and can be made to suit any meal. What you’ll need: Hardware Large frying pan Large kitchen knife Pair of tongs Plate and a paper towel Software Enough canola, olive, or sunflower oil to coat the bottom 1/2 of said frying pan (probably about 1/2 to a full cup) Tortillas (fresh from the store are best), white, wheat, red, or blue Spices appropriate to your particular meal What you’ll do: Heat the oil on medium — around the 5 to 6 setting.  You want it hot enough so...

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Porn & Vegetarianism Don’t Mix

»Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Porn & Vegetarianism Don’t Mix

Why become a vegetarian?  Apparently, PETA is adding a new “XXX” reason into the mix. According to today’s Reuters article, the extremist animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is launching a new XXX-rated porn site.  According to the article, the site will begin with normal hardcore videos, but as visitors delve deeper (no pun intended) into the site and its content, they’ll be greeted by images and video of animals being tortured and slaughtered in an attempt to get the anti-factory farming message across. Yeah…I keep waiting for the punchline too. If this hadn’t come from what appears to be a reputable news source, I would have sloughed it off as just another goofy, Snopes-level Internet...

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What Can Vegetarians Eat? More Like, What’s the One Thing We Can’t Eat…

»Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, What Can Vegetarians Eat, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

What Can Vegetarians Eat?  More Like, What’s the One Thing We Can’t Eat…

What can vegetarians eat? A lot of people worry about this.  The thing is, it’s not really that hard to go vegetarian.  You’re really only cutting out one thing from your diet.  Granted, that one thing comprises the bulk of many people’s diets. Especially if you’re in Texas. But the fact is that replacing meat in your diet isn’t hard.  It takes a little bit of planning, and maybe a bit of an open mind as well.  But don’t think you’re going to have to plan out every single meal if you don’t want to. It’s 3:25 pm on Thursday.  Let’s look at what I’ve eaten in the last 24 hours. For lunch yesterday, my girlfriend and I had awesome Indian food from a local upscale fast-food place called Tarka....

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High-Protein Vegetarian Combos – vegetarian sources of protein.

»Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Quick Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Sources of Protein | 0 comments

High-Protein Vegetarian Combos – vegetarian sources of protein.

If you’re eating a balanced diet, getting vegetarian sources of protein isn’t hard.  Most elements of a plant-based diet have various building blocks of protein, and those amount to a healthy protein intake overall. But every now and then, there’s nothing wrong with hitting the protein…hard. You see it all the time with meat dishes.  The ham and cheese omelet.  The bacon-wrapped filet.  Surf and turf.  And so forth. So what follows are some ideas for a quick, high-protein boost to get you feeling great and jumping hurdles and running marathons, and well, whatever else you can do with all that energy.  Maybe you can just clean your house and pick up the kids without feeling like crap. High Vegetarian Sources of Protein Combos Breakfast...

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