Thursday, February 7, 2008

People think vegans are weird because we eat tofu?


People eat meat because it tastes good! They've acquired a taste for and an addiction to meat. I didn't stop eating meat because of the taste. I stopped for ethical reasons.

One of the coolest things about veganism nowadays is that you can have the same smell, taste and texture of animal products without the cruelty and ill health effects. No one has to suffer and die for your dinner any more. Bacon, ham, sausage, chicken, turkey, steak, tuna, hamburgers, hot dogs, milk and cheese can be made with soy, wheat or rice. Most grocery stores carry these products. If your local store isn't stocked, just ask them to bring it in. Stores exist to make money. They sell meat because people buy meat. If people buy soy meat, they'll sell soy meat, which has already begun. Don't forget about ethnic restaurants for great vegan selections as well. Indian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Ethiopian and Italian restaurants serve plenty of vegan food. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese places let you substitute tofu for the meat in any of their dishes. Check out the Shopping Guide to the Best Vegan Food and Clothing on this website for detailed info about vegan food. For a detailed list of animal ingredients to avoid, please check out Click on the HEALTH & NUTRITION section, and then click on INGREDIENTS.

You are most likely wrinkling your nose in disgust at the thought of soy meat. I did the same around 10 years ago. Isn't it illogical, though, to believe soy meat is gross when it's made of soy, vegetables, grains and spices? Yet meat, the dismembered corpse of an animal, comprised of blood, flesh, veins, muscles and tendons, is considered delectable by millions of meat-eaters. Why isn't a beverage [milk] that oozes out of a cow's udder considered disgusting? How about an egg from a hen? An unfertilized egg from a female is a period or part of a period. People scramble up hen periods in the morning and then they think vegans are weird because we don't make omelets anymore! What about bee vomit? People love it so much they renamed it honey. Honey comes straight from a bee's stomach and is regurgitated through the mouth. You can check that out with any wildlife biologist. But people don't want Bee Vomit Nut Cheerios. They want Honey Nut Cheerios. So they use a nice euphemism instead.

The standard diet of a meat-eater is blood, flesh, veins, muscles, tendons, cow secretions, hen periods and bee vomit. And once a year during a certain holiday in November, meat-eaters use the hollowed out rectum of a dead bird as a pressure cooker for stuffing. And people think vegans are weird because we eat tofu?

Above picture is Tofu scrambled with spinach, spices and onion.

1 comment:

~!jesseloop said...

My daughter says, "if it smiles or swims...i'm not eating it..."
She's 15. My parents have been vegetarian, but not necessarily vegan, since my dad's heart attack in '93.
You're very evangelical, my friend, and much of your passion and your vigilence for what you believe in is admirable.
If you twitter, it would be a pleasure to have you "reap my stream." (I made that one up...some call it "following" but i figure, if we're going to the extreme of advocating stalking, why not take it the level of reaping?)
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