I was going to do a post today finishing up my natural remedies but after eating my first tofu-turkey at Thanksgiving, a lot of questions were raised.
I sat there with my tofu-turkey, vegan stuffing, and my vegan chocolate cake. Surrounded by family that could not wait to dig in to their buttery, fatty, Shoprite bought turkey. The tofu-turkey got passed around and my grandmother was the only one that took a bite. And she said she liked it actually; the others were too scared to try. My grandmother looked at me and asked the first question,
Q: Animals were put on this earth to eat, don’t you think? What else are they here for?
A: Animals were put on this earth to eat. I agree. I agree 100 percent. What I DON’T agree with is the hormones, antibiotics and the living conditions of these animals before they are brought to their death and put on our table to eat. It’s repulsive. The way we eat has changed drastically in the past 50 years but meat producing companies STILL have America believing that we live in an agrarian society. We aren’t eating MEAT from a beautiful, tiny farm anymore. We are eating “MEAT-LIKE PRODUCTS” from a huge, disgusting factory. The industry does not want us to know the truth about the meat we are eating.
Q: Vegetables can’t fill you up. Can they?
A: Yes, they do. Not only do vegetables contain protein but they are NUTRIENT DENSE. The “food-like” products we eat are HIGH in calories and LOW in nutrients. Vegetables are LOW in calories and HIGH in nutrients. Are bodies are craving these nutrients that processed food and meat just can’t give us. Therefore, we over eat.
Q: Do you get enough protein?
A: Just stop. Obviously you don’t know a thing about nutrition if you don’t think I am getting enough protein. Have you ever heard of a protein deficiency? You would have to be extremely anorexic and not eating at all to have one. I get plenty of plant-based protein.
Q: If I killed a deer in the woods and brought it home to cook would you eat it?
A: That’s kinda disgusting. So, no. Haha!
Q: If I raised a chicken in my backyard would you eat it for Christmas dinner?
A: No. Because, I feel like I wouldn’t want to eat your pet chicken.
Wishing everyone a HAPPY HAPPY Thanksgiving.