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Alton Brown’s Black Bean Salad

Vegan Cold Remedies
Since I’m getting over Laringitis after feeling the week long sting of Mono, I thought this would be a hopeful post after being gone for nearly 6months!

Vegan Cold Remedies

Since I’m getting over Laringitis after feeling the week long sting of Mono, I thought this would be a hopeful post after being gone for nearly 6months!


Fresh Tofu Spring Rolls…VIDEO Recipe.

Mark Schauer for Governor!

Mark Schauer for Governor!

Dear Anon Trolls

If you are trolling as an anon, I will not reply.  Sometimes I wish Disqus login was required for you simply to show yourself as being a tool :)  The ask box isnt hard to ignore, so keep it up kiddies.

Dear Vegan Police

I follow a lot of blogs.  But I have some problems with you.

1.  When you criticize others for not being vegan.

2.  When you criticize people for being vegetarian.

3.  When you think those who are eating a plant based diet are not doing enough.

Now, most of this comes down to you believing this betters the vegan movement.  The only way I can see you believing this is if your are completely uniformed or not versed in politics whatsoever.  Let me repeat, you have no knowledge of American (this applies to those in the US, only) politics, again, WHATSOEVER.  

I’ve sent messages to many of you asking you to name another political movement since the 19th century that has been successful in their goals for a minimum of 10 years.  I qualify successful by having at least 1 member of congress who fully agrees with you.  I’ve never heard a response and have yet to witness it myself.  There is a single member of Congress who eats a plant based diet but still wears leather belts so by bullshit tumblr intellectualism he is not fully vegan.

My message to you is to quit harassing people like those who post tbones and steaks on the #vegan tag and to start educating people.  What are the benefits of plant based diet?  Show examples of fitness and bodybuilding professionals who are vegan and show identifiable results vs. those who dont.  It’s not hard, really.  But when the vegan police come out and tell me the death of cows is worse than millions of minors getting shot to death or millions of kids needs non-vegan pb&j (the simplest form of food for breakfast welfare in our school systems) I have a hard time believing anything you say because you have no knowledge of the American Political system.  

I live in Michigan.  Heard of Detroit?  We spend more money on prisoner nutrition than children in K-12; and I’ll break this down slowly for you.  We spend more money on food, on average than we do on individual students in K-12 (average not median).  This is close to/the standard through out the US.

If you want to apply  your tumblr voice and popularity, become politically active rather than trolling vegan/semi-vegan blogs.  Until then, reply to this post and post otherwise, in which I will reply back.  We’ll have one of those discussions, rather than trolling debates.

Lastly, I eat a plant based diet.  I am 99% vegan.  I have leather seats in my car and when I wear a suit to work I have a leather belt.  I don’t make a lot, and when I can replace my belt I will.  I’m not going out to buy a whole new car because the seats arent vegan.  That’s stupid, as is a lot of of trolling vegan arguments.

Vegan Hot and Sour Soup-Tripled the red pepper, used leeks instead of green onion :D

Vegan Hot and Sour Soup
-Tripled the red pepper, used leeks instead of green onion :D





Pocho, the 5.2 meter (17 feet) long friendly crocodile!

You’ve already met Gustave the killer croc, now it’s time to meet Pocho.

Costa Rican fisherman Chito first met the croc after finding him with a gunshot wound on the banks of the Central American state’s Parismina river 20 years ago. He had been shot in the left eye by a cattle farmer and was close to death. But Chito enlisted the help of several pals to load the massive reptile into his boat and later give him aid and treatment.

In the words of Chito, “When I found Pocho in the river he was dying, so I brought him into my house. He was very skinny, weighing only around 150 lb. I gave him chicken and fish and medicine for six months to help him recover. I stayed by Pocho’s side while he was ill, sleeping next to him at night. I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad. It meant a lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day. It took years before Chito felt that Pocho had bonded with him enough to get closer to the animal.”

At one point during his recovery, Chito left the croc in a lake near his house but to his amazement Pocho started following him. Later, Chito got the confidence to get closer to him, with first only attempting to splash with him in the river but later they bonded so well that for almost 2 decades the duo performed tricks for the local crowds.

But in October 2011, Pocho, around 50 years old at that time, died of natural causes and a funeral was held for him.

At his funeral, Chito couldn’t held back his tears and said, “Pocho is Pocho, the only one. There is no more Pocho. He will be the only Pocho there ever was.”