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If anyone is interested in going vegetarian or vegan

toethefinishline:

For a moth or however long- let me know! I will personally help you however I can so you can make the transition well!

beaglefreedomproject:


These companies TEST ON ANIMALS!
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beaglefreedomproject:

These companies TEST ON ANIMALS!

To see more companies that test, and those that do not test, download our Cruelty Cutter App: itunes.apple.com/us/app/cruelty-cutter/id794639918

Currently available for iOS only (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Coming next month to Android.

getmad-govegan:

humanelongisland:

DO NOT leave your dog in a car during the summer - even for a “few minutes!” PLEASE SHARE! 

my mom did this the other day and my dog was locked in the car i was so pissed but i got her out through a window but still ugh

getmad-govegan:

humanelongisland:

DO NOT leave your dog in a car during the summer - even for a “few minutes!” 

PLEASE SHARE!
 

my mom did this the other day and my dog was locked in the car i was so pissed but i got her out through a window but still ugh

A message from ididnotgiveup
I'm super exited about being part of the challenge this month. I chose to eat raw vegan and use vegan make-up this month. :) But I see problems coming up when I'm visiting my family. How can I tell them that I don't want to eat their food without being rude? :( We eat warm lunches as a family together and it will be hard to explain.

Hey. Sorry for the late reply.

Just be honest with your family. honest but firm. I don’t know your family so I don’t know how they’re going to react but here’s what I’d do. First and foremost, you really don’t need to explain why if you think it will cause tension. Especially don’t go all “meat-is-murder” and all that. Honestly, I think that angle will turn people who normally eat meat away from your cause faster than anything. No need to pull any morals or ethics cards if you don’t want to stir anything up.

I think it’s a good idea to bring your own food if you can and don’t expect them to accommodate your dietary change (unless they offer of course). Just do your own thing and don’t worry about it :)

When I first started a vegetarian diet, my family rolled their eyes and said it was just a phase. I just smiled and nodded politely. I’ve been a vegetarian for six years. I also told them I was trying veganism for a month through this challenge, i mean if you tell them if it’s a monthly challenge, what can they do to you. My family’s reaction was another eye-roll, but they went with it because I just told them this is simply what I was doing. If people can accept if you would say you’re going on a healthy diet, surely they can accept that you’d like to eat raw vegan. 

Good luck and enjoy your time with your family!

—Carolyn

A message from ididnotgiveup
Hey, I'm a vegan and I run a fitness blog. Some of my followers and I think someone should make a list with veggie fitblrs so we can be in contact, follow and support each other. A general list with veggie blogs would help us to start such a list. Do you have a general list of some vegan blogs or do you know of one? Maybe you could publish this message on your blog so that others could see it? That would be great, thanks :)

I actually have a list on my fitblr directory if you want to look here. It has a category for vegetarians and vegans. I hope that helps (:

rosettakat:

thatgirlcanlift:

wreckedxteen:

canna-bish:

Thank you so fucking much.

im in teaaars

I will never not reblog this because this guy right here is the best example you could ever have for how to care for an animal in need.

Props to this guy. Thank you for doing what the rest of us wernt around for.

A message from Anonymous
you should make a list of who is participating so we can help each other

We already do; we just forgot to post it haha :)

theveganmothership:

Fact #4: Lobsters not only feel pain – they can anticipate it and learn to avoid it. Just like us. In fact, these misunderstood creatures are so sensitive, they can become anxious and ‘comfort eat’ (sound familiar?) How much do you have in common with lobsters? You might be surprised … 6 incredible lobster facts: www.AnimalsAus.org/PqE

theveganmothership:

Fact #4: Lobsters not only feel pain – they can anticipate it and learn to avoid it. Just like us. 

In fact, these misunderstood creatures are so sensitive, they can become anxious and ‘comfort eat’ (sound familiar?) How much do you have in common with lobsters? You might be surprised … 6 incredible lobster facts: www.AnimalsAus.org/PqE

mypasteluniverse:

gossamerglitch:

shelbydoesnotpwn:

amazingatheist:

maitaijulie:

aviculor:

important psa about buns

We raised rabbits when I was a child and my sister gave a rabbit a bath (she was 5) and it died..so heed this instruction.

I wasn’t going to reblog this, but then I realized I might save a rabbit.

This is important guys. If your rabbit gets into something gnarly and you HAVE to bathe them:1. Fill a bowl with warm water.2. Get a washcloth. Put it in the water. Squeeze it out until it is just damn. 3. Lightly scrub the dirty area on your bun.4. That is it. DO NOT get your bun wet. Only slightly damp on the part that was dirty. (source)

VERY IMPORTANT! SAVE A BUNS LIFE!

Do not bathe your bun!!!!

mypasteluniverse:

gossamerglitch:

shelbydoesnotpwn:

amazingatheist:

maitaijulie:

aviculor:

important psa about buns

We raised rabbits when I was a child and my sister gave a rabbit a bath (she was 5) and it died..so heed this instruction.

I wasn’t going to reblog this, but then I realized I might save a rabbit.

This is important guys. If your rabbit gets into something gnarly and you HAVE to bathe them:
1. Fill a bowl with warm water.
2. Get a washcloth. Put it in the water. Squeeze it out until it is just damn. 
3. Lightly scrub the dirty area on your bun.
4. That is it. DO NOT get your bun wet. Only slightly damp on the part that was dirty. 
(source)

VERY IMPORTANT! SAVE A BUNS LIFE!

Do not bathe your bun!!!!

goingveggieproject:

What’s Going Veggie Project? Going Veggie Project Is a project run by vegetarians / vegans to help everyone get on the path  to becoming vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, etc. Our blog helps people by providing support and motivation as well as a strong base of facts and information about “going veg.” 
What’s the challenge? Every month we encourage people to transition into vegan / vegetarian / etc - whatever diet is more “veg” than the one you eat now! For example, if you’re an aspiring vegetarian who wants to start out slow and steady, you could try a pescetarian diet, which means you’d eliminate red meats and poultry while still eating eggs, dairy, and seafood. Or if you’re a vegetarian who wants to step it up, try veganism! And if you’re a vegan, maybe you could become a super-vegan by posting tips and recipes on your own blog :)
How do I sign up? Submit an ask or fan mail with the following
The type of diet you want to try
The url you’d like us to post (we make a giant post of all our challengers)
Your email if you would like to communicate with others taking part in the challenge (optional)
We would love for as many of you to sign up as possible! This is a great way to challenge yourself, even if you do not do it for the entire month! Please let us know if you want to join and let us know if you need any help! Check out our links for recipes and tips as well. :)
Come sign up! If you have more questions, check out the monthly challenge page on our blog. 
The new challenge starts July 1, 2014 so mark your calendars! :) I think all of you should give it a try! Even if you only go veggie for a week or a few days it is still worth a shot! Please reblog to spread the word. Thanks and happy vegging! :)

goingveggieproject:

What’s Going Veggie Project? Going Veggie Project Is a project run by vegetarians / vegans to help everyone get on the path  to becoming vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, etc. Our blog helps people by providing support and motivation as well as a strong base of facts and information about “going veg.” 

What’s the challenge? Every month we encourage people to transition into vegan / vegetarian / etc - whatever diet is more “veg” than the one you eat now! For example, if you’re an aspiring vegetarian who wants to start out slow and steady, you could try a pescetarian diet, which means you’d eliminate red meats and poultry while still eating eggs, dairy, and seafood. Or if you’re a vegetarian who wants to step it up, try veganism! And if you’re a vegan, maybe you could become a super-vegan by posting tips and recipes on your own blog :)

How do I sign up? Submit an ask or fan mail with the following

  1. The type of diet you want to try
  2. The url you’d like us to post (we make a giant post of all our challengers)
  3. Your email if you would like to communicate with others taking part in the challenge (optional)

We would love for as many of you to sign up as possible! This is a great way to challenge yourself, even if you do not do it for the entire month! Please let us know if you want to join and let us know if you need any help! Check out our links for recipes and tips as well. :)

Come sign up! If you have more questions, check out the monthly challenge page on our blog. 

The new challenge starts July 1, 2014 so mark your calendars! :) I think all of you should give it a try! Even if you only go veggie for a week or a few days it is still worth a shot! 
Please reblog to spread the word. Thanks and happy vegging! :)

animalplace:

Earth Balance is blowing our minds with this vegan Mac n Cheese that will be hitting a Whole Foods near you in July! Are you as excited as we are?!image

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toethefinishline:

Vegan Guide for Eating Out!
If you are going out with friends or family it is good to let them know that you are vegan ahead of time! If you go to their house you can offer to bring a dish. If not you can offer to host the event or pick a restaurant (Btw Mellow Mushroom is the best pizza ever & there are vegan and gluten free options!)! However if you go out to eat at a typical restaurant of their choosing here is some advice!
How to eat out as a vegan. This has always been & still is a struggle for me! It is hard to know all the rules for every restaurant and know what every different cook does to prepare certain food. The best thing to do is ask! You can call ahead (and save yourself some trouble once you get there) or you can ask while you are there. Let them know you need food without meat, chicken (and other meat) broths, dairy, eggs, and gelatin. Be polite about it though- don’t demand things of your waiter and get mad when they do not know the answer. Just politely ask whether they know or if they can ask for you. If you get on their good side and frequent the restaurant then they will be more and more willing to help you! And never be mean to waiters anyways cause majority of the time it is not their fault! And you will get vegans a good representation (: which is always needed!
If you don’t call you could consider checking the online menu ahead of time! This way you have a good idea of what you can/cannot have and then you can always confirm while you are there!
Scanning the Menu:

Check for a vegetarian section. Vegetarian sections often have vegan options as well and if not then they can frequently be manipulated to be vegan - (ask for no cheese, egg, etc). 


If they do not have that section then check the other sections - obviously you do not want to look at the seafood/meat sections (however sometimes veggie burgers are available in burger sections) but as for the others:


Salad section - Salads without dressing or cheese are always safe! There are often good salads with fruit or dried fruit, nuts, and plenty of other toppings to keep it interesting! Which dressings are typically vegan? Lemon juice & olive oil adds a nice touch to a salad. Vinaigrettes are often a safe choice (but you can ask to make sure there is no dairy). I have also heard that ginger dressing is vegan but I am not certain.


Sides: Always check the sides! Sometimes you can make a meal of it! You can look for a plain baked potato or veggies [roasted, steamed, or sauteed (without butter of course)].


Meals- Pasta and rice always make good options (again as long as no butter was added to the rice). Mixing veggies with these make a great combo!


And more meals: Mexican places are typically a good option - they usually have veggie fajitas, bean burritos, corn chips & salsa, and more. Also, Asian places typically offer a variety of rice & veggie combos that are all delicious! They usually have plenty of tofu options to choose from as well! Hibachi is good- but make sure the rice is not cooked with eggs!

**Safe foods from any restaurant often include salad (no meat/cheese), sandwich with veggies, soup with vegetable stock, veggies with rice, and pasta dishes!
Some things to look out for :

Foods sauteed in butter


Rice cooked in butter or cooked with egg


Foods cooked with meat broth or fish sauce


Beans cooked with meat


Fries fried in the same oil as fried chicken/fish


Veggie burgers cooked on the same grill as meat [if this bothers you then you can request for it to be cooked separately (in microwave or skillet)]. It will vary from restaurant to restaurant - some use separate grills, others cook everything in the same space.


Mashed potatoes often contain dairy


Pilafs tend to be cooked in meat-based broths


Ghee (butter or fish sauce) is used in Thai & Indian food to add flavor

Fast food options typically do not have much in the way of vegan foods. Smoothies contain yogurt or milk typically, salads have cheese and not much of anything else other than lettuce to make it worth the cost, fruits are usually in yogurt parfaits, and steamed veggies are not often an option. If you are eating out it is best to pick the place or bring your own food. I can easily find food in gas stations when I am traveling or I pack my own! That is usually how I make my travels manageable because my family stops at Chik-fil-a or McDonalds and I don’t eat there! My favorite place to eat out is Panera Bread (Mediterranean veggie sandwich with no cheese). I recently went to Subway and was able to get a sandwich (although the guy laughed when I said no meat or cheese.. but whatever). I got Italian bread (the only option I know for sure is vegan) and lots of veggies including pickles, olives, lettuce, spinach, and tomato- no dressing since I was playing it safe and did not know the options.
Remember: Don’t stress too much over it! It shouldn’t be too hard and if there is a tiny, minimal ingredient that you overlooked that is okay! Veganism is meant to reduce animal suffering and you are doing that even if you missed something little! It is best not to stress over it and make veganism too hard on your life or look too hard to others! If you make it look like a hard task then they may not be willing to ever try it themselves!
Here is a guide on what to get at specific restaurants. 
*Also the app Happycow allows you to find vegan restaurants near you! I have the app and can always check for you if you want help!
I hope this helps you all (:
-Casey (toethefinishline)

toethefinishline:

Vegan Guide for Eating Out!

If you are going out with friends or family it is good to let them know that you are vegan ahead of time! If you go to their house you can offer to bring a dish. If not you can offer to host the event or pick a restaurant (Btw Mellow Mushroom is the best pizza ever & there are vegan and gluten free options!)! However if you go out to eat at a typical restaurant of their choosing here is some advice!

How to eat out as a vegan. This has always been & still is a struggle for me! It is hard to know all the rules for every restaurant and know what every different cook does to prepare certain food. The best thing to do is ask! You can call ahead (and save yourself some trouble once you get there) or you can ask while you are there. Let them know you need food without meat, chicken (and other meat) broths, dairy, eggs, and gelatin. Be polite about it though- don’t demand things of your waiter and get mad when they do not know the answer. Just politely ask whether they know or if they can ask for you. If you get on their good side and frequent the restaurant then they will be more and more willing to help you! And never be mean to waiters anyways cause majority of the time it is not their fault! And you will get vegans a good representation (: which is always needed!

If you don’t call you could consider checking the online menu ahead of time! This way you have a good idea of what you can/cannot have and then you can always confirm while you are there!

Scanning the Menu:

  1. Check for a vegetarian section. Vegetarian sections often have vegan options as well and if not then they can frequently be manipulated to be vegan - (ask for no cheese, egg, etc).

  2. If they do not have that section then check the other sections - obviously you do not want to look at the seafood/meat sections (however sometimes veggie burgers are available in burger sections) but as for the others:

  3. Salad section - Salads without dressing or cheese are always safe! There are often good salads with fruit or dried fruit, nuts, and plenty of other toppings to keep it interesting! Which dressings are typically vegan? Lemon juice & olive oil adds a nice touch to a salad. Vinaigrettes are often a safe choice (but you can ask to make sure there is no dairy). I have also heard that ginger dressing is vegan but I am not certain.

  4. Sides: Always check the sides! Sometimes you can make a meal of it! You can look for a plain baked potato or veggies [roasted, steamed, or sauteed (without butter of course)].

  5. Meals- Pasta and rice always make good options (again as long as no butter was added to the rice). Mixing veggies with these make a great combo!

  6. And more meals: Mexican places are typically a good option - they usually have veggie fajitas, bean burritos, corn chips & salsa, and more. Also, Asian places typically offer a variety of rice & veggie combos that are all delicious! They usually have plenty of tofu options to choose from as well! Hibachi is good- but make sure the rice is not cooked with eggs!

**Safe foods from any restaurant often include salad (no meat/cheese), sandwich with veggies, soup with vegetable stock, veggies with rice, and pasta dishes!

Some things to look out for :

  • Foods sauteed in butter

  • Rice cooked in butter or cooked with egg

  • Foods cooked with meat broth or fish sauce

  • Beans cooked with meat

  • Fries fried in the same oil as fried chicken/fish

  • Veggie burgers cooked on the same grill as meat [if this bothers you then you can request for it to be cooked separately (in microwave or skillet)]. It will vary from restaurant to restaurant - some use separate grills, others cook everything in the same space.

  • Mashed potatoes often contain dairy

  • Pilafs tend to be cooked in meat-based broths

  • Ghee (butter or fish sauce) is used in Thai & Indian food to add flavor

Fast food options typically do not have much in the way of vegan foods. Smoothies contain yogurt or milk typically, salads have cheese and not much of anything else other than lettuce to make it worth the cost, fruits are usually in yogurt parfaits, and steamed veggies are not often an option. If you are eating out it is best to pick the place or bring your own food. I can easily find food in gas stations when I am traveling or I pack my own! That is usually how I make my travels manageable because my family stops at Chik-fil-a or McDonalds and I don’t eat there! My favorite place to eat out is Panera Bread (Mediterranean veggie sandwich with no cheese). I recently went to Subway and was able to get a sandwich (although the guy laughed when I said no meat or cheese.. but whatever). I got Italian bread (the only option I know for sure is vegan) and lots of veggies including pickles, olives, lettuce, spinach, and tomato- no dressing since I was playing it safe and did not know the options.

Remember: Don’t stress too much over it! It shouldn’t be too hard and if there is a tiny, minimal ingredient that you overlooked that is okay! Veganism is meant to reduce animal suffering and you are doing that even if you missed something little! It is best not to stress over it and make veganism too hard on your life or look too hard to others! If you make it look like a hard task then they may not be willing to ever try it themselves!

Here is a guide on what to get at specific restaurants. 

*Also the app Happycow allows you to find vegan restaurants near you! I have the app and can always check for you if you want help!

I hope this helps you all (:

-Casey (toethefinishline)

goingveggieproject:

What’s Going Veggie Project? Going Veggie Project Is a project run by vegetarians / vegans to help everyone get on the path  to becoming vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, etc. Our blog helps people by providing support and motivation as well as a strong base of facts and information about “going veg.” 
What’s the challenge? Every month we encourage people to transition into vegan / vegetarian / etc - whatever diet is more “veg” than the one you eat now! For example, if you’re an aspiring vegetarian who wants to start out slow and steady, you could try a pescetarian diet, which means you’d eliminate red meats and poultry while still eating eggs, dairy, and seafood. Or if you’re a vegetarian who wants to step it up, try veganism! And if you’re a vegan, maybe you could become a super-vegan by posting tips and recipes on your own blog :)
How do I sign up? Submit an ask or fan mail with the following
The type of diet you want to try
The url you’d like us to post (we make a giant post of all our challengers)
Your email if you would like to communicate with others taking part in the challenge (optional)
We would love for as many of you to sign up as possible! This is a great way to challenge yourself, even if you do not do it for the entire month! Please let us know if you want to join and let us know if you need any help! Check out our links for recipes and tips as well. :)
Come sign up! If you have more questions, check out the monthly challenge page on our blog. 
The new challenge starts July 1, 2014 so mark your calendars! :) I think all of you should give it a try! Even if you only go veggie for a week or a few days it is still worth a shot! Please reblog to spread the word. Thanks and happy vegging! :)

goingveggieproject:

What’s Going Veggie Project? Going Veggie Project Is a project run by vegetarians / vegans to help everyone get on the path  to becoming vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, etc. Our blog helps people by providing support and motivation as well as a strong base of facts and information about “going veg.” 

What’s the challenge? Every month we encourage people to transition into vegan / vegetarian / etc - whatever diet is more “veg” than the one you eat now! For example, if you’re an aspiring vegetarian who wants to start out slow and steady, you could try a pescetarian diet, which means you’d eliminate red meats and poultry while still eating eggs, dairy, and seafood. Or if you’re a vegetarian who wants to step it up, try veganism! And if you’re a vegan, maybe you could become a super-vegan by posting tips and recipes on your own blog :)

How do I sign up? Submit an ask or fan mail with the following

  1. The type of diet you want to try
  2. The url you’d like us to post (we make a giant post of all our challengers)
  3. Your email if you would like to communicate with others taking part in the challenge (optional)

We would love for as many of you to sign up as possible! This is a great way to challenge yourself, even if you do not do it for the entire month! Please let us know if you want to join and let us know if you need any help! Check out our links for recipes and tips as well. :)

Come sign up! If you have more questions, check out the monthly challenge page on our blog. 

The new challenge starts July 1, 2014 so mark your calendars! :) I think all of you should give it a try! Even if you only go veggie for a week or a few days it is still worth a shot! 
Please reblog to spread the word. Thanks and happy vegging! :)