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Creamy Coconut Pudding

 

Makes 8 Servings; Vegan Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

– 4 cups of coconut milk

– 1/3 cup fructose (or 1/2 cup sugar)

– 3 tablespoons of coconut flakes

– 3 tablespoons of corn starch

– 3 tablespoons water

– Optional: cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish

– Optional: fresh fruit for garnish  Read more

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Black Bean Pupusas

 

A pupusa is a traditional Salvadoran dish of a thick corn tortilla stuffed with a savory filling. It is typically accompanied by curtido (a spicy cabbage slaw), and tomato salsa. Pupusas are also a popular dish in Honduras, especially in southern regions.

 

Makes 6 Servings; Vegan Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

Dough:

– 3 cups masa harina

– 2 cups water, at room temperature  Read more

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Garden Of Eden Soup

 

Makes 4 Servings; Vegan Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

– 4 cups vegetable broth

– 3 garlic cloves, minced

– 1 small onion, diced

– 1 large carrot, diced

– ½ cup diced zucchini

– 2 cups shredded or diced green cabbage

– ½ cup cut green beans

– 2 tablespoons tomato paste

– 2 tablespoons olive oil or other nut oil

–  Fresh basil leaves

– Salt and pepper to taste  Read more

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Avocado Salad

 

Makes 2 Servings; Vegan Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

– 2 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced

– 4 green onions, sliced

– 1 large bell pepper, diced

– 1 large ripe tomato, diced

– 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

– 1/2 lime, juiced

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Vegan Feta cheese (Optional)  Read more

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Delicious Vegan Sloppy Joes

 

Makes 6 Servings; Vegan Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

– 2 green peppers, diced

– 1 large onion, diced

– 3 tablespoons olive oil or other nut oil

– 1½ cups boiling water

– 2½ cups tomato sauce

– 1½ cups TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)

– 2 tablespoons mustard (or more)

– 2 teaspoons chili powder

– ½ teaspoon salt

– 1 tablespoon soy sauce

– ½ teaspoon pepper  Read more

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Baba Ganoush Or Eggplant Dip

 

Baba ghanoush is a Levantine dish of cooked eggplant mixed with tahini (made from sesame seeds), olive oil, and various seasonings.

 

The traditional preparation method is for the eggplant to be baked or broiled over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste. It is a typical starter, often eaten as a dip with pita bread, and is sometimes added to other dishes.

 

Makes 5 Servings; Vegan Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

– 1 large eggplant

– 1/4 cup tahini

– 3 garlic cloves

– 1 freshly squeezed lemon (juice and pulp)

– 1 teaspoon paprika or ground red pepper

– Salt, to taste

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley  Read more

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Free Yourself From The Matrix

 

Humans are spiritually born free, but in the global Matrix net, we suffer at the hands of the Controllers. They create fear in us, while they tap our phones, hack our computers and watch over us with a million cameras. Meanwhile, they legislate endlessly to impede every commercial activity, while feeding themselves and their importance.

 

We have a spiritual duty to try and break free.

 

What is the Matrix?

 

The matrix is designed to keep you asleep, to keep you a slave to yourself and to your job. While inside the matrix, you live a life of fear, and you drown in debt as a superficial commercially driven consumer. It is designed to keep you living a mundane existence, completely unaware of your Infinite Self, and unlimited potential.

 

Think of the way most people live: they force themselves to wake up in the morning, dress up, drive straight to work, drive back home about 8 hours later, watch TV, and sleep, only to repeat the same routine next day for almost their entire lives.

 

We consider this kind of living as normal and even healthy, but if you stop and think about it, it’s not healthy at all. Life is very sacred and wonderful, and instead of making the most out of it, we choose to waste it just because we have been programmed to do so.  Read more

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The Virtues Of Vegetarianism – Part 2 of 2

 

We have heard scientists acknowledging the global warming problem and that it will cause natural disasters and flooding to come. There is news that scientists are finding a new place for humankind on another planet. Is this a viable option for humanity? How can we save the planet and ourselves?

 

Save Humanity and the Planet from Global Warming

 

We believe that humans can save themselves right now by turning to the vegetarian diet, which is benevolent and very compassionate. By being compassionate to others, Heaven will be compassionate to us. The law of cause and effect is always very correct.

 

So, the only thing we do to save ourselves is to be compassionate and to change to a nobler, benevolent lifestyle without meat or animal products. Then you can see immediately how the weather will change. Everything will return to peaceful abundance because Heaven is merciful. We have to start to be merciful like Heaven; then we can experience Heaven.

 

We cannot run away from bad karma. We cannot run away from the consequence of our actions. We have to be vegetarian and be compassionate; then everything will turn around because good karma and loving atmosphere changes everything.

 

The Moral Code of a Human Being

 

The vegetarian diet is the moral code of being a human. It is the mark of a great human. It’s very easy to do, especially nowadays. There are all kinds of means to do it.  Read more

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The Virtues Of Vegetarianism – Part 1 of 2

 

It is well known that the majority of the Indian populations do not eat meat. This is not because they cannot afford meat. Most of them object to it because it involves the taking of life. Underlying that objection is the law of karma, which has been familiar to Indians for many thousands of years.

 

Karma and the Vegetarian Diet

 

Saints and their disciples do not eat meat, fish, eggs or any sort of animal food for the same reason. It involves the slaughter of animal life, and that means the assumption of karmic debts. Let us now see how it works out both in theory and in practice.

 

In vegetables there is only one active tattwa, or elementary condition of matter. That is jal, which means ‘water’. It refers to the liquid state of any substance. In insects there are two active tattwas, agni or ‘fire’, and vayu or ‘air’. Agni refers to the resolving state, or heat; it means a transitional state of matter. Vayu refers to the gaseous condition of matter. In birds there are three active tattwas: jal, agni and vayu. In the higher animals there are four active tattwas: prithvi (earth), jal, agni and vayu.

 

But in human, and in human alone, all five tattwas are active. As a matter of fact, all five tattwas are in everything in the world, but they are not active. Akash is the last one, which is active in human alone.  Read more

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Ranking Food’s Carbon Footprint

 

Carbon Footprint of Food

 

A carbon footprint is defined as the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an event, product, person or organization. The carbon footprint of food is the greenhouse gas emissions produced by growing, rearing, farming, processing, transporting, storing, cooking and disposing of the food on your plate. Food’s carbon footprint accounts for 25% of each household’s total carbon footprint, so your food choices do have a big impact on your overall contribution to global warming.

 

Ranking Food’s Carbon Footprint

 

The Environmental Working Group has released a guide which ranks proteins based on their environmental impact. The chart above shows the lifecycle total of greenhouse gas emissions for common protein foods and vegetables, expressed as kilograms (kg) of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) per kg of consumed product. Lentils top the list of the most eco-friendly foods you can eat. The worst choice is lamb, followed by beef and then cheese. The production of meat, fish and dairy has much higher greenhouse gas emissions than fruits, legumes and vegetables. So eat smart by switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet to lower your personal carbon footprint. Read more