Gary Yourofsky’s entire inspirational speech on animal rights and veganism held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010. Listen to this amazing speaker who will blow away the myths, fill your mind with interesting facts, and help you make ethical choices for a healthy heart and soul. His charismatic preachy style is one of a kind – a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
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One of my favourite dishes, tasting even better since I stopped eating meat, is chilli. I now use lentils instead of minced meat. It can be served with rice, tortilla crisps (chips) or garlic bread and a side salad. The recipe is, of course, on Your Instinct in Recipes section:
Chilli without carne
Another recipe which I re-discovered as a vegetarian/vegan is falafel. This recipe below is for burger-shaped falafels and can be served like any other burger. I like mine in a wholemeal pita bread with a bit of salad and some sauces/dips such as tomato chilli salsa, guacamole and tahini. You can also add some sliced fresh and/or pickled vegetables.
I can guarantee that once you try these you will never want to eat another ready made, store bought version. Simply delicious and so easy to make.
Perhaps you are familiar with a raw cow’s milk from your childhood or your parents/grandparents stories. Few decades ago our food, including milk, was quite different. The human body is not designed to digest pasteurised milk which is the milk we know at the present time. In the process of pasteurisation, the molecules of the main milk protein, casein, are changing. It has an adverse effect on the pancreas, which is forced to produce its own digestive enzymes to decompose these molecules.
This is one of the reasons why so many people are allergic to milk. Like any other enzyme-free food, pasteurised milk requires a huge effort of the human digestive system. People who suffer with milk intolerance, intestinal diseases, or poor digestion, would let the casein get into the bloodstream through the intestinal wall. This is the cause of many allergies and autoimmune disorders. Destroyed and lost, in the process of pasteurisation, enzymes were supposed to help the human body break down nutrients, such as calcium. Without these enzymes the body is not able to utilise the calcium and this so vital element passes through the body completely unused. Continue reading
As the winter is lurking just behind the corner, yet again, we better undust our soup recipes, as they may come very handy soon.
I’ve just added a couple of extra quick and easy soup recipes on Your Instinct, packed with lost of nutrients and super tasty too!
Red lentil and chilli soup
Butternut squash and orange soup
Celery and walnut soup Continue reading
Couple of new recipes joined the Recipes section on Your Instinct.
They are both rather easy to prepare and extremely good for you:
Beetroot is one of my absolutely favourite vegetables and the risotto above is so straightforward and doesn’t require much stirring if you have any ovenproof dish with lid. Continue reading
If you have decided to stop eating meat/reduce meat consumption that’s great and I’m very happy for you.
It is not an easy switch, in practical terms, and requires a lot of determination and patience. Mentally, you are already there, you have made your choice, now you just have to stick to it.
Couple of aspects you need to be prepared for (some of them may not apply to you):
Family – they tend to live in denial for quite some time. They’ll be trying to persuade you to try this or that ‘special’ and so delicious meat dish, just a little bit, as it surely can’t hurt… Just be consistent and they will come around, and accept the ‘new you’. You have the right to be different. Continue reading
I’ve added couple of extremely easy recipes to the Recipes section of ‘Your Instinct’:
Tagliatelle with Tangy Courgette Sauce
Spinach, Mushrooms and Pine Kernels Pasta
Spinach is such a versatile vegetable and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. This healthy green vegetable is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and low in calories. It’s especially important for vegans and vegetarians due to its high calcium and iron content, easier to absorb in cooked spinach. Lutein, a carotenoid found in spinach, can help protect against eye diseases and cannot be absorbed unless accompanied by fat. Continue reading
A fantastic article on ‘True Activist’ about some amazing properties and nutritional values of seeds.
Even the United Nations is urging us to
‘Stop eating meat and save the planet’.
And that’s why another great person stopped eating meat for good and explains
‘Why I’ll Never Eat Meat Again‘
I’ve added a new page – Inspiration. It’s about people and events that inspired my on my journey.
Sometimes it could be a smile of a total stranger on the street, sometimes it will be a statement or gesture made by someone famous. Get inspired today and every day!
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Greetings, nice to meet you. I will keep you updated about my other websites here. I intend to document my journey to awakening, by creating separate pages dedicated to different, however equally important, elements of my personal transition.
I will tell you about a change of my eating habits, the importance of physical and spiritual exercise. I will also share some other stories which I have read and watched that contributed to my shift of consciousness.