Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture—causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil—and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating—or not eating—animals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.
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Go vegan without going crazy The Vegan Cheat Sheet is a take-anywhere resource that puts all the essential information about eating vegan at your fingertips, featuring: • Three weeks’ worth of exciting vegan menus • More than 100 no-brainer recipes that take less than 20 minutes hands-on time • Tips on what to order (or not) when dining out, including vegan-friendly options at the most popular chain restaurants • Must-have fridge and pantry staples, and vegan replacements for your favorite foods • Important facts on why eating vegan helps guard against common killers like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes Everything is packed into this go-everywhere, user-friendly manual for quick reference in the kitchen, restaurant, grocery store, or on the road. So grab your cheat sheet and prepare for an exciting new way of eating—and living!
This Vegan Myth and Legend Lined Notebook is a funny popular quote blank lined journal for anyone who loves eating healthy food! The 6 x 9" pages are lined for convenience, and Subject and Date boxes are provided to easily organise information and to refer to it again. We hope you or the gift recipient gets great use out of this notebook.
The planet is under serious threat from industrial civilisation, yet until now environmentalists have not considered strategies that might actually prevent the looming biotic collapse the Earth is facing. Earth at Risk is a vital and timely discussion of the world's environmental issues, featuring thinkers and activists who are willing to ask the hardest questions about the seriousness of the current global crisis. Each contributor in the volume presents an impassioned critique of the dominant culture and aims to change the way people think about saving our planet.
In this book author John McCabe tackles the myths, rumors, and lies surrounding the vegan diet. While hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo heart surgery largely because they have eaten a diet heavy in meat, dairy, and eggs, some people consider the vegan diet to be extreme. However, what should be considered extreme is a populace consuming massive quantities of foods that are known to cause human disease, including meat, dairy, eggs, processed sugars and salts, synthetic chemicals, and damaging fats. What should not be considered extreme is a low fat vegan diet rich in raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, which is a diet that infuses health. It is a diet that, when followed, greatly reduces the chances of experiencing what have become common degenerative and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, MS, Alzheimer's, Chron's, arthritis, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, and kidney disease. What have become the common foods in America are also becoming common in other countries. Because of this, rates of chronic and degenerative diseases are increasing in other countries. Incidence of heart attacks, strokes, diabetic coma, and conditions such as erectile dysfunction largely can be traced back to low quality dietary choices, and chiefly to diets rich in animal protein, unhealthful fats, and synthetic chemicals. Modern scientific studies done at institutions around the planet are concluding that a diet free of animal protein and rich in fruits and vegetables is a way of greatly improving health while reducing common diseases. From an environmental standpoint, a plant based diet is more sustainable, and it reduces the use of fossil fuels, improving the conditions of the environment and wildlife. Everyone from world-class athletes to political leaders, corporate executives, actors, and common people are tuning in to the health benefits of the vegan diet. This book helps to explain the benefits fo the diet, and how to go about it so that vibrant health can be experiences, and the chances of experiencing common diseases is greatly reduced.
Taking a fresh, bold, and alternative approach to vegan cooking without the substitutes, this cookbook showcases more than 100 fully vegan recipes, many of which have South Asian influences. With a jazz-style approach to cooking, it also discusses how to improvise cooking with simple ingredients and how to stock a kitchen to prepare simple and delicious vegan meals quickly. The recipes for mouth-watering dishes include one-pot meals—such as South-Indian Uppama and Chipotle Garlic Risotto—along with Pakoras, Flautas, Bajji, and Kashmiri Biriyani, Hummus Canapes, and No-Cheese Pizza. With new, improved recipes this updated edition also shows how to cook simply to let the flavor of fresh ingredients shine through.
Leading feminist scholars and activists as well as new voices introduce and explore themes central to contemporary ecofeminism. Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth first offers an historical, grounding overview that situates ecofeminist theory and activism and provides a timeline for important publications and events. This is followed by contributions from leading theorists and activists on how our emotions and embodiment can and must inform our relationships with the more than human world. In the final section, the contributors explore the complexities of appreciating difference and the possibilities of living less violently. Throughout the book, the authors engage with intersections of gender and gender non-conformity, race, sexuality, disability, and species. The result is a new up-to-date resource for students and teachers of animal studies, environmental studies, feminist/gender studies, and practical ethics.
For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one. But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman in her new book, Defending Beef. The public has long been led to believe that livestock, especially cattle, erode soils, pollute air and water, damage riparian areas, and decimate wildlife populations. In Defending Beef, Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for either the Earth or our own nutritional health. In fact, properly managed livestock play an essential role in maintaining grassland ecosystems by functioning as surrogates for herds of wild ruminants that once covered the globe. Hahn Niman argues that dispersed, grass-fed, small-scale farms can and should become the basis for American food production, replacing the factory farms that harm animals and the environment. The author—a longtime vegetarian—goes on to dispel popular myths about how eating beef is bad for our bodies. She methodically evaluates health claims made against beef, demonstrating that such claims have proven false. She shows how foods from cattle—milk and meat, particularly when raised entirely on grass—are healthful, extremely nutritious, and an irreplaceable part of the world’s food system. Grounded in empirical scientific data and with living examples from around the world, Defending Beef builds a comprehensive argument that cattle can help to build carbon-sequestering soils to mitigate climate change, enhance biodiversity, help prevent desertification, and provide invaluable nutrition. Defending Beef is simultaneously a book about big ideas and the author’s own personal tale—she starts out as a skeptical vegetarian and eventually becomes an enthusiastic participant in environmentally sustainable ranching. While no single book can definitively answer the thorny question of how to feed the Earth’s growing population, Defending Beef makes the case that, whatever the world’s future food system looks like, cattle and beef can and must be part of the solution.
Fifty years after his death, C. S. Lewis fascinates his readers still. Well established as a key figure in children's literature he is increasingly recognized as a significant Christian thinker. The authors in this volume are from a wide range of Christian traditions--testimony to the reach and significance of Lewis's legacy. The essays return to Lewis's devotional and theological works, assessing their place in his own thought and in the theology of the twentieth century. Lewis emerges as an insightful and creative theologian whose ideas continue to surprise in their sophistication and fecundity. Indeed, it is suggested that he represents a way of doing theology--"mere theology"--which suggests ways in which Christian thought may reengage the complex cultural debates of the contemporary world.
A born food-lover, raised in California on “the best Mexican food in the country” and her father’s “traditional Southern soul food,” Alicia C. Simpson couldn’t imagine giving up her favorite dishes to become vegan. Animal-free food might be healthier, but could it match the tastes of home—like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, or a bowl of chili? Three years after Alicia took the vegan plunge, Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food answers that question with a resounding “yes!” Here is the essential cookbook for any of America’s more than 6 million vegans who miss the down-home tastes they remember (or want to try), or for vegetarians and even meat-eaters who want to add more plant-based foods to their diets, but don’t know where to start. Comfort-seeking cooks will find: Easy-to-prepare, animal-free versions of classics like Spicy Buffalo Bites, Ultimate Nachos, Baked Ziti and more 65 delicious combinations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with flavors from around the world, like “Chinese Take-In” or “Tijuana Torpedo” Everything you need to know to start your vegan pantry, and why being vegan is easier, less expensive, and more delicious than you might think. With spirit and style, Alicia shows just how easy—yes, and comforting—vegan food can be.