I eat a lot of Chipotle. Many of you know this from my Adventurrito craze. Giant burritos wrapped in shiny foil have become a staple in my diet for many reasons: delicious vegan options, a yummy dose of all essential amino acids, and food sourced “with integrity.” However, this last reason was called into question today during my (bi)weekly Chipotle visit, a visit which also called into question Chipotle’s “integrity.” Continue reading
The windows outside Whole Foods were plastered with a new campaign touting GMO Labeling Transparency. Initially intrigued by the graphic design, I began to rejoice in the fact that Whole Foods is doing something about GMOs. “You dirty GMOs” I thought. “You thought you were so clever but you’ll never escape Whole Foods’ jaws of justice!” But then my rejoice slammed into a brick wall of a questions: what exactly is Whole Foods doing with GMOs? What does it mean to me? What’s the deal with GMOs? Continue reading
I find that Saturday mornings are most enjoyable when paired with great conservation. Theresa requested an interview after stumbling upon my blog while searching for answers to Adventurrito. In her request she mentioned that she lives in Arizona, is a recent vegan, and lives with a “fully omni husband.” We spent an engaging hour and fifteen minutes enjoying our Saturday morning and talking about those things. Here are some excerpts from the interview:
So you are a recent vegan. How did it all begin? Continue reading
But where do you get your protein from? Yeah, I got the question again. But I’ll answer it again. A lot of my protein comes from soy. Most of you probably eat more soy than you know – it appears in 70% of your food. But the other day, I made a discovery that made me question soy protein (I can hear the meat-advocates already taunting “told ya so”). I was interviewing a reader for a future post who told me that her husband was staying away from soy milk because they had read it increases estrogen and is bad for men. What?!?!
I felt like making dinner today. When I say “making,” I usually mean putting forth more effort than usual. So while I technically make dinner every night, I made dinner tonight. Confused? Don’t worry, the only thing that’s important is what I made.
I jokingly responded “These and only these” holding up the family reunion size Costco bag of veggie straws – vegetable flavored potato chips. But then I realized that if 90% of the foods you eat contain animal products, its difficult to fathom a diet without any animal products. So here is a list of some of the foods I eat that are not made from animals: Continue reading