On the other hand, plants and vegetables didn’t rise to fame like meat did. At fast-food drive-throughs, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions are the only veggies that made the cut. Plants did not get governement money the way meat did. Meat is highly subsidized, so it’s everywhere and cheap. Nowadays, ordering meat is cheaper than the veggie alternative. On the other side of the issue are plants which give their life when you eat them but not the same way that animals do when they are killed in the slaughterhouse. Why should you choose plants over animals? Because plants do not tax your body the way meat does. Plants consume energy and their food from the sun, they absorb nutrients through the soil, and when we eat them they release the nutrients we need for good health. Like green vegetables that nourish our cardiovascular systems with a vitality necessary to maintain blood pressure. But of course, everything has to be done in moderation. Why take a natural supplement if you don’t need it? Anything in excess can become toxic. People buy Vitamin E and shove them down their throats on a daily basis without getting the green light from a licensed nutritionist or a medical professional. This entire topic of vegetarianism and veganism can be a bit complex when you think of all the business’ trying to ride the trendy wave of “natural” foods. It isn’t natural to eat meat every day. It is isn’t natural to have a vitamin supplement you don’t need everyday. Food is natural. Vegetables and water is natural but how much of it and what it contains are becoming the challenging questions. I advocate the vegan diet because it’s a choice I make at every meal. Veganism: Veganism is no joke. It’s a tough step to take. I was only able to go that far out after I had been vegetarian for years. I was the first vegetarian that I intimately knew. A few things I figured out right away is that to be a healthy vegetarian or vegan, I had to have B-12s (found in meat), Vitamins, and Omega-3s. Going vegan is a wonderful lifestyle if you live in California. Every emerging cafe and contemporary restaurant has a vegan option now a days. The health benefits alone outweigh any of the pros of meat. Humans are evolving and so is their diet. I think veganism is an evolved diet. It keeps you in great shape when it’s done right. It is a daily choice and a right everyone reserves and can practice on the West Coast. Going raw is the next level. Raw foods offer a treasure chest of nutrients for our human body suit. Raw foods infuse our organs with a potent source of nutrients. The crunch and freshness of raw foods is unique. Given that we are moving so fast as a human species because of major progress in science and technology, I think it’s time to rethink our food in-take and veganism is that idea but into action.
There’s a great vegan secret I’ve been hiding for years. It’s called Man’oushée and they offer amazing vegan falafels, apricot pastries, baklava, tahini and more. The owner of this small joint is Lebanese and her daughter is VEGAN which is why this small
restaurant off the 14 freeway is so precious.
The food is all cooked in brick stoves, fresh and authentic. The vegan friendly food is appropriately labeled. The lo restaurant is just ten minutes north of the San Fernando Valley and well worth the drive. Here are some teasers for your food viewing pleasure :
Everyone gets insanely busy. Making coffee or tea and a meal is the pristine chance to be mindful of your earthly existence and take refuge in what nurtures you. Mindful morning meals, mindful walks, and breathing is like the minty breeze of the world. Its refreshing and enlivening. It’s also necessary in this age of super human speed lifestyles. Henry loves my quinoa and roasted brussel sprouts. I added butternut squash and seasoning, leaving it raw enough for a crunchy satisfaction. I’m so preoccupied with work; a new catering order is in the works. This vegan lifestyle is hardcore discpline and it takes some logic to navigate through the world with a conviction of this caliber. Many preach the wonders of being mindful, meditating, and nourishing yourself with wholesome food. But there’s another angle that is most often left out which is how disciplined you have to be to accomplish this on a daily basis. I was raised Buddhist but still struggle with practicing my philosophy every day. Homemade meals are the speed block in my evenings. They slow me down. They bump against the plastic fibers of imperfection that pull a vehicle within a vehicle to a place unimagined but much anticipated.