You’re at a family gathering and can’t seem to explain why you can’t eat the green beans with ham in them.
You’re at a work conference in the middle of nowhere and are forced to live on iceberg lettuce and coffee for days.
You spend an entire first date being exhaustively interrogated about your reasons for veg*nism.
Almost all of us have had moments such as these.
Submit your entries for worst veg*n moment in the comments. We will announce our favorite on twitter and facebook.
If you were looking for a reason to pat yourself on the back for going veg, good news:
The Harvard Business Review recently covered a study regarding the choices people make about food and the relative impact these choices have on carbon emissions. The study found that cultivating and processing food is much more energy intensive than transporting it, despite the staggering distances which food tends to go before it reaches your plate. The greenhouse gasses produced by the farming of animals for red meat was found to be particularly detrimental. The author concludes that skipping just one day of meat a week in favor of another food source will cut as much carbon emissions as you would reduce by buying local foods 7 days a week. So if you are a conservationist or just a friend of the Earth, be proud to go veg!
What do you think?
The original study can be found here and the HBR article discussing it can be found here
- 1 ½ c. unbleached flour
- 1 ½ c. whole wheat flour
- 1 T. baking soda
- 1 ½ t. baking powder
- ½ t. sea salt
- ¾ c. organic applesauce
- ¾ c. canola oil
- 2 ½ c. sucanat or other sweetener
- 1T. egg replacer 1/3 c. water
- 1 ½ c. unsweetened organic cocoa
- 1 ½ c. organic decaf coffee
- 1 ½ c. soy milk
Oil and flour 2 9in. round layer pans or 1 9×11 in baking pan. Combine dry ingredients, set aside. Beat together apple sauce, oil, sweetener and egg replacer. Add cocoa, coffee and soy milk and dry ingredients beating well. Turn into pans. Bake 30 minutes or until done in a 350 degree oven.
- Meatless balls (Trader Joe’s frozen vegan meatless balls or make your own)
- 1 16 oz. can jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 10 oz. catsup
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Melt all sauce ingredients in sauce pan on stove top. Pour over frozen meatless balls in pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 48 meatless balls.