Browsed by
Author: Javoski Griffith

Got Love For Vegan Donuts?

Got Love For Vegan Donuts?

Do you wonder what a Thai coconut vegan flavored donut taste like?

Not this guy because a couple of days ago near 34th street in Manhattan, a brother went to Cinnamon Snail to have a vegan donut for the first time.

Popping that cherry was magical and felt mad late not knowing how better tasting a vegan donut is compared to the ones I had before going vegan. You’re probably wondering why so late. It’s because of not being that much of a junk food eater like I was in the past.

If you’re ever in NYC and wanted to try some bomb vegan noms, then Cinnamon Snail is definitely a go to place to visit.

Thank a brother later 😉

5 Pros and Cons To The Vegan Lifestyle

5 Pros and Cons To The Vegan Lifestyle

It’s crazy how time flies. I was looking at the date and realized that it was really November 1, 2012 that a brother went vegan.

Yay 🙂

Of course, there were many upsides and downsides from personal experience I had that inspired to share at least five pros and cons for any new vegan to be aware of with this lifestyle. We embark on a journey for many different reasons.

What were mine reasons for adopting the vegan lifestyle?

It all happened so fast with the documentaries, the books, karma, the animals, health, and etc. When you do your personal research it all make sense it becomes a choice for one to make. It really takes a courageous and bold soul to adopt this lifestyle and when you look at the numbers in the good old USA, you see majority of people that adopted the plant based lifestyle are the now. You’d think it would make logical sense to the males of the human race, but a brother has been proven wrong.

LOL, let’s move forward.

The first pro to the vegan lifestyle is you have peace of mind knowing that you’re not part of the unnecessary death of animals or refrain from as much animal cruelty as possible. Imagine looking into the eyes of the dog, cat, insect or even a rabbit. If you’re really in tune, you see life that want to experience and live just like you do. I understand that in nature it’s survival of the fittest and carnivores do their thing in order for them to live, however with us being spiritual beings in human form, we don’t need to eat meat or by-products of flesh to survive. Some may ask why they been able to eat meat and dairy their entire lives and nothing major has happened to them, which lets you know how powerful the body is when it comes to adapting to what goes inside of their body. Over time of doing so may manifest in disease, discomfort, pain, illness or etc. When you go vegan and eat in a certain way, there’s a chance that your choice of not supporting the animal industry can benefits you on holistic levels. Your mind is clearer because you know you’re not part of the suffering going on with the chickens, cows, fish, bees, and etc.

The first con to the vegan lifestyle is you may have to be extremely armed with information when ignorant comments are made to you about you being vegan. It’s kind of like you having to be right for your decision which most people converting to this lifestyle may be overwhelmed at first. Here you are doing the best you can not supporting animal cruelty and some people automatically assume you lack protein and have mineral deficiencies. I remember in the past that some of the people I knew made fun of me because of their lack of understanding, however you should always remember that what goes around comes around. It would be in your best interest to take the time to read articles or books on transition into the vegan lifestyle so you already have the answers ready when others ask you a flood of questions. One of the books I recommend is from an author named Victoria Moran and it’s called Main Street Vegan. Yes, it is a pain dealing with ignorant people but at least now you know in advance to self-educate yourself so you can get the correct answers to prove them wrong. Not even sure if this is a con anymore LOL.

The second Pro to the vegan lifestyle is the potential health improvement that you may notice on your journey. It may vary though from clear skin, weight loss, younger appearance, more energy, healing from a disease, and/or etc. This lifestyle can be very multidimensional and results will vary. For me, notice a lot pounds being release from all the dead flesh in my body thanks to eating raw plants consistently. In the beginning, I had a lot of healing crisis situations going on such as bruising on the face, cold symptoms, and fatigue. Guess that’s the price to pay when you violate your temple of God. After that ordeal my skin was clear, energy was as high as a teenager and was able to process information at a better rate which helped with my college performance. There are stories of people healing from diseases by switching to eating a plant based diet. One of my former friends hit me up and apologize for disrespecting my vegan way of living and informing how eating plant based literally saved his life from a disease that he had a don’t remember the name of it. Whatever’s going on with you inwardly, just know that nature got you.

The second con to the vegan lifestyle is if you don’t eat correctly, then your health will more than likely deteriorate over time. This is another reason why educating yourself on proper nutrition with plants is important. Don’t be surprised if people be quick to discredit the vegan name because of your decision of not doing so in advance. You’ll hear that vegan slack four things and nutrition which are iron, b12, vitamin D, and calcium. On the real, if you eat a lot of vegan junk food and barely any whole foods then you gonna have some challenges with you how because you not eating nutrient dense foods. If you believe in fortified processed foods and this that and the third then it’s on you. Once again, nature has you covered as far as all the nutrients your body needs in the plant kingdom it’s just a matter of you doing your own personal research.

The third pro to the vegan lifestyle is the potential for new vegan connections on a local and national level. It’s one thing to go vegan, however it’s all fun and games until you’re by yourself. But, you now have room for improving relationships with other like-minded vegan people. Yes it is rare to connect on a serious level with the vegan where you’re at right now, unless if you’re in New York, Atlanta, or California. Even that is not a guarantee, however with the power of social media your vegan tribe is there for the taking. Thanks to tools such as Meet up, Facebook, eventbrite or etc. I was able just be around people that I can eat, knowing that they just get it. Seasoned vegans understand what a brother is talking about. Fair warning though, just because somebody is vegan doesn’t mean that you will vibe with them on a holistic level.

The third con to the vegan lifestyle is the potential for losing a lot of relationships with those you had prior to your transition. There’s no one to blame in a situation like this. Not everyone that you know will understand or want to be around you because of the example that you are setting based on your belief. You may also get distaste from certain negative energy people in your circle which can range from your family friends or work associates. Just remember that it’s okay to let go what doesn’t serve you and is also possible for you to still grow with people that may not be about the vegan lifestyle but still support you in your decision and growth in life.

To the vegan lifestyle The fourth Pro to the vegan lifestyle is the variety of vegan food that you have access to once you explore out in the world. OM freaking G I tell you. When I first went vegetarian, I was limited to salads, rice, eggs, beans, and potatoes, noodles, and cheese with honey of course. Imagine the surprise on my face when I realized vegetarian and veganism were completely different. Had no idea the damage I was doing by eating dairy, however that’s how you learned in life is through the mistakes we make. The crazy part is finding out that majority of the foods that you see has a vegan alternative. It’s all in the power of Google and vegan networking. For those that don’t like to personally cook, I suggest you download a free app called happy cow. With this app you can find local vegan restaurants and see the menu of what they serve. I could go on with stories of the delicious adventures I’ve been on but you could just look at the vegan food porn section on this blog and let it speak for it wink wink. You’re missing the taste of beef, chicken, fish, steak, and etc. and don’t fret because there are alternatives out there that are cruelty free with no animals being harmed at all. Enjoy the exploration.

The fourth con to the vegan lifestyle is meal limitations when being invited to social gatherings. It can be very annoying trying to explain to others you have a vegan lifestyle but all they think you eat is salad or rabbit food.. You don’t see the look in my eyes right now, however I’m remembering this particular female saying that I eat rabbit food with a serious look at her face and I’m just like “I had a vegan burger with vegan chili fries with vegans he’s just last week.” Even though it may be a challenge to eat out at a non-vegan function, this is the part where you learn how to plan in advance and bring your own food so you don’t have to be concerned about it. However, there may be times when spontaneous adventures happen to you so you gotta make do with what you can and have a salad if it’s really a must. You’re more than just a potato eater. Just saying LOL.

The fifth Pro to the vegan lifestyle is being a rare human being in the world. You walk into a room of 20 people and asked to introduce yourself and what you’d like the people to know that’s important about yourself. There’s a strong chance that your vegan lifestyle may pop up with different reactions from others. It’s okay to be the only one, because at least they know you’re one choice is beneficial in one form or more another. It’s funny because some people will say they know they should cut out meat, not go to certain places, like the zoo, or even consume anything with dairy but do so anyway. You actually made at the choice and they probably have a very high respect for you. However, the con to this which is the fifth to the vegan lifestyle is you not being vegan sooner.

Eat fruits and stay true to you 🙂

Got Potato Veggie Combo?

Got Potato Veggie Combo?

You ever got hungry and decided to throw something together real quick?

Yup, I know exactly how you feel.

Had red potatoes just sitting there looking lonely and untouched so I took two and chopped them real nice. Got some orange bell peppers, yellow chakras (lol I meant squash), purple onions, and cucumbers to chop as well. After the potatoes finished boiled, then added the some of my favorite herbs and spices such as oregano, cayenne pepper, thyme, and etc. By the way, coconut aminos are a must in addition to the finish mix up.

Personally, a brother likes to add the raw veggies last so the nutrients don’t disappear.

What vegan food porn do you have to share this week?

Eat fruits and stay true to you.

4 Funny Vegan Jokes

4 Funny Vegan Jokes

Have you noticed how serious the vegan lifestyle can be?

The beauty of life is you can usually find two sides of the same coin in majority of situations. Another way of looking at it is with universal law of duality. Picture a magnet with its negative and positive poles. Both sides make it whole.

This post is a little bit out of the ordinary; however let’s see your thoughts on these four vegan jokes that cracked me up the other day.

What do vegan zombies say?
– Graaaaaains! Graaaaaaains!

Lol, for real though.

Who actually stuck around to hear someone hear these vegan zombies say such a thing?

The real question is do vegan zombies really craves grains or eat vegans only?

It kind of makes you think of how tasty would carnivore-like humans be to a vegan zombie though. So much for cruelty-free as a vegan zombie, however let’s move to the next one.

Why did the tomato blush?
– Because he saw the salad, dressing.

It’s all fun and games until a red tomato blush. If you actually sat there and really imagined a tomato blushing while looking at a salad dressing, then you’re as nuts as me lol. I’m still cracking up like who thinks or come up with this stuff though. Everytime you pick up the salad dressing and see tomatoes around, watch a memory of this post come up in your head lol. Let’s move on to the third vegan joke.

What did the lettuce say to the celery?
– Are you stalking me?

You can’t be serious. It’s all fun and games until you’re getting stalked by celery. Call a brother cheesy, however it could you imagine some form of lettuce saying something like that to a stalk of celery? First you have the tomato turning red because of salad dressing and now you gotta upset lettuce and doesn’t like celery be to close. This is what happens when plants have feelings. Client base Comedy Central all over. Let’s move on to the last vegan joke.

Why did the Tomato go out with a prune?
– Because he couldn’t find a date!

For real?

First the tomato started blushing and now is going out with a prune because he couldn’t find a date. It kind of makes sense because dates taste so damn good. This doesn’t really help but I ate a few dates earlier so this is why the tomato probably can’t catch a break. Prunes require love too, so maybe the best.

The vegan jokes may seem cheesy, however those with the plant based or vegan lifestyle would find it more hilarious than most. Maybe because my sense of humor is high could be the reason I personally cracked up a little kid LOL.

What are vegan jokes you heard or read that you’d like to share?

Eat fruits and stay true to you.

Spicy Vegan Mac & Cashew Cheese

Spicy Vegan Mac & Cashew Cheese

 

So the other day cashews and mac with cheese were on the mind. Went online to the oracle knowledge, aka google, and found chickpea/lentil spirals.

May not be macaroni but close enough gosh darn it lol. So, I was thinking of all the vegan cheese alternatives which led me to cashew cheese. Unfortunately, a lot of the cashew cheese recipes didn’t vibe with me until I decided to magically create my own version.

What’s in my version?

I pretty much made the cashew cheese into the sauce version which pretty much included adding about as much water as cashews in the blender with two bananas, sea salt, and one squeezed lemon. After the grande finale of mixing everything together in a bowl, I sprinkled cayenne pepper on top and it was a blissful taste worth eating once a week.

Why?

Because a great thing should be tasted once in a blue moon lol.

Would you eat something like this?

Stay true to you and it fruits.