My Vegan Journey 1

I like the foods I eat. I don’t eat grass, sticks, or leaves that fell of a tree. My food has flavors to it, good flavors; it does not taste like smelly feet (I don’t know how you would know what smelly feet taste like), or dirty socks (once again how do you know what dirty socks taste like). And I can assure you this; your food most definitely did not poop on my food. In fact it is much more likely that your food; pooped on your food. All you have to do is go on YouTube and watch some of the factory food farm videos and you’ll see my point. In fact I posted a couple on my Facebook page recently. wwwfacebook.com/richsab

So what do I eat? I just finished making a seitan “chicken” salad. This is one of my favorite dishes; it consists of seitan, roasted red pepper, red onion, celery, corn, peas, jalapeño pepper, course sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, and veganaise. Sometimes I add beans. It’s delicious, and packed with nutrients. I know what you thinking right now, what is seitan? Well seitan pronounced-(say tahn) is a wheat based meat substitute which is very high in protein. Oh yeah and veganaise is an eggless mayonnaise substitute.

Every day I get asked, well what do you eat? The way people respond when I tell them I’m vegan you would think food only comes from animals. Well, the truth is, I have way more variety in my diet now than I ever have in my entire life. I’ve eaten vegetables I never heard of, and I love them, and they’re some of the best foods for the human body.

Then there’s the other question, the one that irks me most. Where do you get protein from? Well, see paragraph 2 for starters. Then there’s quinoa, bulgur, beans, brown rice, vegetables, nuts, soy, and tofu; the list goes on. Trust me animal product is not the only way to get protein.

You can get everything your body needs from a plant based diet except one thing; vitamin B12. So for this nutritional yeast is part of my daily diet, 1 1/2 table spoons contains about 130% of my daily requirement of B12, oh yeah and 8 grams of protein (hey look at that another source of protein).

If you drop the preconceived notion that food can’t taste good unless there’s animal product in it, and taste the foods that are a part of mine and every other vegan in the worlds daily diet with an open mind, you’ll see that we eat good food. And most importantly we eat food that is good for us.

More to come…

Peace

P.S. I Love You…………

2 Comments

  1. Nice way to explain it. I’ve been looking into vegan options as my mind has expanded on nutrition. I won’t lie tho, I love my animal proteins. But having some extra variety is always a good thing. Keep up the great work! 🙂

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