It’s also the new normal, according to Seth Godin (whose post I borrowed the Dr. It seems weird begets weird, though, because in the two years my family has been vegan, bit by bit we’ve gone a little nuts-o in our other habits — many of which have nothing to do with veganism. The information presented on this web site is not intended to take the place of your personal physician’s advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Seitan Stir-Fry Serves: 2 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil3 garlic cloves, diced1 container White Wave seitan, into bite-size chunks1 small orange pepper, diced1 small green pepper, diced Paprika powder, to taste Pepper, to taste Salt, to taste (optional) 1 avocado 2 cups quinoa, cooked DIRECTIONS 1.
Being weird, I’ve found, is not just fun; it’s addictive. I thought I could never give up my microwave, but it turns out it was a lot like going vegan — I used it less and less over time as it became less appealing, and eventually it was just a matter of making the decision to go all the way. After reading Tim Ferriss’ late last year, I got a hand-crank burr grinder and an Aeropress, and it’s the only way I’ve made coffee since. It’s got a pinkish hue, and we keep it in pinch bowl. I bought a pair of faux-leather shoes from a discount shoe store (they sell them because they’re cheap, not because they’re vegan-friendly), but I hated them. They’re small and packed with quick-digesting carbohydrate (just like energy gels), only they’re whole foods and completely natural. Get fresh ones instead of dried; they taste way better and they’re kind of like gummies. From nut butter to dried beans to pizza dough (with some buckwheat flour, also weird enough that I wouldn’t serve it to guests), we’ve gone down a road of making an increasing amount of food from whole ingredients instead of buying it in packages. Tofu and avocado make for deliciously creamy cupcake icing and mousse, and black beans, of course, work amazingly well in brownies. But when we moved last year (more on that in a bit), we got rid of so much stuff, and we haven’t gone back. It’d be really weird if we kombucha and had our own SCOBY, like my buddy Jeff Sanders does, but we’re not there yet. But we do it, usually with beans and lentils, because it takes even less effort than cooking them and makes them into something more vegetable than bean. To us, and you, I’m guessing, they’re familiar — tempeh, quinoa, hemp seeds, spelt, tamari, miso … And the best part of it all is that to many of you, so much of this will seem completely normal … All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Occasionally, links on this site pointing to other products are affiliate links, meaning No Meat Athlete LLC earns commissions on sales referred through those particular links.
And yet, in a way, they’re all tied back to that fundamental choice to be different from 98 percent of the rest of the world in our food choices. Since I got heavy into cooking six or seven years ago, it’s been a steady progression from the normal, processed salt to kosher salt to sea salt to real salt. I stopped wearing leather shoes (technically, I stopped leather shoes, and the ones I owned wore out). I’ve never been able to stomach energy gels, but now that I’ve discovered dates, it’s not a problem. I’d feel like a phony to call myself a minimalist, because we still have a bunch of kid toys and dishes and beer and wine glasses and stuff like that. A lot of the items I’ve listed so far have already been weird-ish foods, but I don’t want to overlook the obvious — we eat so much food now that I didn’t know existed before we went vegetarian. Discuss this information with your own physician or healthcare provider to determine what is right for you.
On average, 224 people die of heart disease in this country each day.
Before I went vegan, I had been and on-again-off-again vegetarian for a few years.
I dropped weight without trying and it was mostly the fat around my hips and belly, which I hadn't been able to get rid of with exercise.