Ethics

Millions of animals are mistreated and slaughtered daily around the globe.  By adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, you can improve and even save those lives.

Could I Really Be Going Vegan?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Ethics | 0 comments

Could I Really Be Going Vegan?

The undercover video strikes again. One of my Facebook friends posted a video of a chicken processing plant, clandestinely shot by some undercover worker.  The video, with its grim voiceover and matter-of-fact shooting style, showed how baby male chicks were processed at this particular location, because they don’t produce eggs like the females will. The footage showed the chicks whisked around on a conveyor belt en masse, then plant workers would pick out the males and put them on a different conveyor. At the end of that belt was a...

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Interview with Michael Balducci, Founder of VeggieBrothers.com

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Interview with Michael Balducci, Founder of VeggieBrothers.com

Listen to audio interview with prolific vegan activist, biz guy, and long-time friend, Mike Balducci.  Find out how almost getting hit by a car helped turn him vegan and form the successful upscale vegan meat replacement company, VeggieBrothers.com.

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Building A Support System

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Building A Support System

How Do I Become A Vegetarian: Building A Support System One question I get asked quite a bit is “how do I meet other vegetarians?” And it’s a great question.  If you’re doing anything by yourself, you’re less likely to succeed.  But if you’re surrounded by people you can talk to about going veg, you are more likely to do it well and stick with it. So, how do find those people who are doing the veg thing?  Well, it depends where you’re looking, and in what capacity you want to interact. Online A...

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Conversation with Vegan.com’s Founder, Erik Marcus

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Conversation with Vegan.com’s Founder, Erik Marcus

How Do I Become A Vegetarian: Thoughts from the owner of Vegan.com Today I had a conversation with Erik Marcus, renowned vegan author, lecturer, and owner of the long-term vegan authority site, Vegan.com.  And it was really, really great. The full conversation will be available through the upcoming WhyBecomeAVegetarian.com podcast.  But I wanted to give you a couple sneak previews and share a couple of Erik’s insights that he talks about in his new book: The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice. One idea that...

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How do I STAY a vegetarian?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, What Can Vegetarians Eat | 1 comment

How do I STAY a vegetarian?

How do I STAY a Vegetarian? I got a question recently that I thought was particularly poignant and relevant to us veg-types.  I’m planning on doing a video response, but wanted to put out a written one as well. Here’s the question.  It’s from Sean here in Austin, Texas. He asks: I wanted some advice about this.  I’ve encountered several “ex-vegetarians,” or people who claim they used to be a vegetarian for several years.  But I wonder what made them choose to stop?  Is it true that most people who...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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