Shoulders are so important. They help to create good posture and as the anterior front body muscles get strong fast this isn’t necessarily true for our backs. Strong shoulders can prevent back pain.
I made seitan from scratch the other day. I had watched the documentary called “Cowspiracy” and thought it was so motivating!
So here’s my recipe for chunky potatoes with meat n onions; vegan style!
Boil diced potatoes and add spinach:
The “meat” has a spicy flavor, good meaty consistency and goes well with the potatoes and onions and spinach.
It might not look like much but I’m proud of myself for making it and truly enjoying it!
Have you ever tried seitan? Do you think you would like it?
I did not know that animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse emissions damage than all of transportation pollution.
I didn’t know that livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
I had no idea that methane is 25 to 100 times more destructive than carbon dioxide on a 20 year timeframe. I also didn’t know methane has a global warming potential 86 times that of carbon dioxide!
I had no idea that cows produce 150,000,000,000 (billion) gallons of methane every single day!
Fracking uses up 70-140 billion gallon of water annually. But I had no idea that animal agriculture water consumption ranges from 34 to 76,000,000,000,000 (trillion) gallons annually!?!
Growing feed crops for livestock consumes 56% of water in the entire United States of America.
Californians use 1500 gallons of water per person per day. Close to half of that is associated with meat and dairy products. Not showers! Not watering your lawn or brushing your teeth! Eating meat and meat byproducts like milk, eggs and cheese.
Why isn’t this on the news?!??
Oprah try talking about it on her show. She got sued and had to take the Oprah Winfrey show to Texas for months. Remember that?
This is crazy but 2500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef. 1 pound!
Livestock covers 45% of the earths total land. Cows! Cows cover 45% of the earths total land.
Livestock operations on land… On earth… Have created more than 500 nitrogen flooded dead zones around the world in our oceans.
Did you know that a farm with 2500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people?
Seriously. I had no idea the beef, dairy, eggs and cheese industries were doing this much harm.
Each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves 1100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of green, 30 ft.² forest, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent and one animals life.
The leading cause of rain forest distraction is lifestock and feed crops.
That’s why being vegan is important! I thought vegans they were just a bunch of artsy hippie kooks who wanted to be different and took animal love to an extreme. Could I have been wrong? Could they have been two steps ahead… 10 steps ahead of us all along?
Seitan is a popular meat substitute that you can make easily in your own kitchen. Why would you want to? Because eating meat is taxing on the environment.
It’s popular with vegans, delicious, and super high in protein. Basically seitan is vital wheat gluten. So it’s all gluten! And what is gluten? It’s flour with all the starch removed. Gluten free flour? It’s flour with only starch and all the protein removed.
It is very low in fat, about 1.9 g per 100 g serving. It is very high in protein, about 75 g out of 100 g serving.
So it has the same make up as a lean protein except meat protein has L lysine and seitan does not. So it’s not considered a complete protein. But no worries. You can get L lysine from a number of different sources, including plant-based sources. Mung bean sprouts and most fruits and vegetables have lots.
How do you make seitan?
1 cup vital gluten flour
1 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoons Herbs and spices
See the next blog on how to eat in a recipe!