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Animal Rights Activism VS Animal Rights Extremism

Animal Rights Activism VS Animal Rights Extremism

Here we will explain what is animal rights, and the difference between Animal Rights Activism VS Animal Rights Extremism.

Animal Rights Activism VS Animal Rights Extremism

A couple years ago I honestly didn’t know the difference between Animal Rights Activism VS Animal Rights Extremism.

Let’s first start with what Animal Rights are.

What is Animal Rights?

The rights of animals, claimed on ethical grounds, to the same humane treatment and protection from exploitation and abuse that are accorded to humans.

So, what does that mean?

Basically that definition just means animals shouldn’t be harmed right, so they shouldn’t be used or exploited. and exploited means that they shouldn’t be just used for the sole use of profit and seen as an object.

Animals are individuals. They have feelings. They have emotions and can experience pain.

I believe most people believe in Animal Rights. Because, most people don’t think the animal should be abused or exploited.

Anyone can believe in animal rights, but they don’t have to be an activist. They can be silent about their views.

Activism

Practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.

An activist means that you see something a certain way and that you wanna make that change.

Example of Other Activist Topics:

Marriage Equality, Abortion, Civil Rights Movement, Women’s Suffrage

Violent Extremism

On the other hand of activism, there is the violent extremists.

This can be seen as belligerent and non-communicative.

You can see people like this throwing stuff at others, screaming, name-calling, or hurting others.

I also see it as even being rude to people. I think that’s extreme to be angry with the people.

How To Be A Peaceful Activist

This is just my own philosophy about activism. But I, I think that you can be an activist and have a conversation with compassion and understanding that results MASSIVE Change.

Not everyone is going to agree with your views. Not everyone is going to say, “You know what, I totally agree with you.”

Focus on the people who are like, “Oh, I’m open to that. I’m open to that way of thinking.”

We know NOT everyone is open to different ways of thinking… We are not trying to change everyone.

Would it be awesome if everyone thought the same way about animals? YES. But, we don’t need to focus on everyone. Just the ones that are ready.

I hope this helps. Do you feel any questions or comments? Definitely leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

3 Steps to Changing Your Habits and Helping MORE Animals

3 Steps to Changing Your Habits and Helping MORE Animals

Do you get down on yourself for not doing enough for animals?

Do you want to be the type of person who does more for animals?

Here I will be sharing my 3 steps to changing ANY habit and how to become an animal advocate who is helping more animals.

3 Steps to Changing Your Habits and Helping MORE Animals

Over the weekend, I was talking to one of my friends…

He wanted to know how he could go from vegetarian to vegan.

Veganism is a HUGE way to help animals. But, not the only way. So, you can use this Habit Method for any area in your animal heroine/hero efforts.

If you want to help animals in any way..

– Going Vegan
– Contributing more to an Animal Non-profit
– Go to School to Help Animals.
– Or becoming the type of person who never forgets their re-usable grocery bags…

Whatever it is… this can help you BECOME whatever it is that you want.

So what do you do when your goal seems SO Far away?

Step 1: Have a Vision

Have a vision of what you want to achieve.

What does that look like? Is it your goal?

Be VERY specific when setting your goal. And, look at this goal daily.

Step 2: Baby Steps

Some people don’t need baby steps… I’m the type of person that does.

For example: My fiancé, wanted to Go Vegan… So one day he committed and never looked back. Awesome, right?

If that is you, go for it babe! However, that isn’t always the case for everyone.

For me, I needed the Baby Steps.

This is small actions that I could take to get me to that goal.

This could be as little as:

  • Not eating meat for breakfast
  • Signing up for a volunteer day to become more involved with a rescue
  • Making a $5 Donation

Whatever it is… Baby Steps.

Step 3: Repeat

If you fall off, be kind to yourself. Don’t beat yourself up.

Look at it objectively. Tomorrow is a new day.

It’s that consistently trying.

Trying, failing..

Trying, failing..

Trying, failing..

Till one day it clicks and it’s weird for you NOT to be the type of person who does ________.

You then gain the strength to make it non-negotiable.Whatever habit it is for you…

Hope this helps! Let me know what you think.

If you have any questions, drop me a comment below!

Vegan Girl Scout Cookies

Vegan Girl Scout Cookies

Who doesn’t LOVE Girl Scout Cookies?!

The good news is…

There are Vegan Girl Scout Cookie options!

Bad news is…

They only come for a short time once a year. So, you better stock up!

Here’s a list of vegan options.

Vegan Girl Scout Cookies

Thin Mints

S’mores

Peanut Butter Patties

Lemonades

Thanks-a-Lot


Want to Go Vegan, but not sure where to start? Check out our 21 Day Vegan Challenge for step-by-step positive coaching on transitioning to vegan.

Vegan Chicken Salad

Vegan Chicken Salad

Looking for a Vegan Chicken Salad? Look no further!

This Chickpea Salad is an easy side dish that will please your guests. It’s naturally gluten-free.

Simple and delicious.

You can even spread it on toast and make a chickpea salad sandwich.

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Vegan Chicken Salad


  • Author: Kayla Wall
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of vegenaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

Instructions

Mix in a bowl. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Served chilled.


  • Cuisine: Side Dish

Keywords: Salad, Gluten-Free

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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

This is so good that even non-vegan husbands will approve!

This is hands down one of my favorite recipes.

It’s EASY to make and is delicious.

  • Flavorful
  • Meaty Texture
  • Filling

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vegan buffalo cauliflower

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos


  • Author: Kayla Wall
  • Prep Time: 40 Min
  • Cook Time: 40 Min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 68 1x
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Ingredients

Cauliflower Wings

  • 1/2 cup flour (Can use gluten-free flour, I used whole-wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 head cauliflower , cut into florets
  • 3/4 cup vegan buffalo sauce, separated (I used Moore’s Buffalo Sauce because it contains no butter)

For The Tacos

  • 8 taco-sized flour tortillas (Can use gluten-free tortillas, I used flour tortillas)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 avocado pitted and diced
  • vegan ranch to taste (I used the brand, JUST Ranch)
  • green onion diced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, water, garlic powder, and salt. Whisk until smooth and well combined. Dip the cauliflower pieces in the batter, making sure each piece is well coated, and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, turning the pieces over halfway through the baking time.
  3. While cauliflower is cooking, add buffalo sauce to a bowl. When the cauliflower is done, transfer the pieces to the bowl with the sauce and toss well.
  4. Place the coated cauliflower back on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, or until crispy. Let cool slightly. Serve the cauliflower with dipping sauce.
  5. To assemble tacos, load each tortilla with romaine, avocado and cauliflower. Drizzle with 1/2 TBS of ranch and 1 TBS of buffalo sauce. Top with green onions.

  • Category: lunch

Keywords: gluten-free option

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Fresh Kitchen Vegan Options

Fresh Kitchen Vegan Options

We LOVE Fresh Kitchen!

The way everything is labeled makes Vegan Dining so EASY.

And, their Staff is super awesome.

Today we hit up FK and this is what we got…

Here’s my go-to bowl:

vegetable quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes cauliflower potato mash, chia seed teriyaki tofu, and herb balsamic vinaigrette


Hope you enjoyed this! If so, let me know in the comments and share!

Have you been to Fresh Kitchen? What’s your favorite vegan combo?


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Chickpea Bolognese

Chickpea Bolognese

Want some good ol’ Comfort food? Here is an easy to make chickpea bolognese that will warm your soul.

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Chickpea Bolognese
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Chickpea Bolognese

Chickpea Bolognese


  • Author: Kayla Wall
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

Description

Want some good ol’ Comfort food?

Here is an easy to make dish that will warm your soul.


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Ingredients

1 pound ribbon pasta

Sauce: 

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1 rib celery, chopped

1 cup mushrooms (bella or cremini), minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano

Dash of red pepper

1/2 cup of red wine (No wine? You can use veggie broth instead)

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 1/2 cups tomato sauce

1 1/2 cups cooled chickpeas, chopped (or 1 can)

Chopped parsley for garnish


Instructions

1. Cook pasta according to the package.

2. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Add in mushrooms, salt, garlic, herbs, pepper flakes and red wine. Sauté while the wine cooks down. Stir in tomato paste and sauce. Then add chickpeas.

3. Pour sauce over pasta. Mix gently and garnish with chopped parsley.


Notes

* This recipe comes from, Thug Kitchen 101.

  • Category: Dinner

Keywords: Vegan Dinner, Vegan Comfort Food,


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Vegan Buddha Bowl

Vegan Buddha Bowl

Eating clean? Or just want a healthy fuel up?

This buddha bowl has just about EVERYTHING you need.

Original Recipe from The No Meat Athlete Cookbook.

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Vegan Buddha Bowl

Vegan Buddha Bowl


  • Author: Kayla Wall
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
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Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

4 oz baked tempeh (best after being marinated in BBQ Sauce for 1 hour)

1/4 cup Tahini BBQ Sauce (See below)

2 cups mixed baby greens

1/4 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup beets (Peeled and diced)

1/2 cup mung bean sprouts

1/2 cup sauerkraut

1/2 avocado, sliced

1 tsp hemp seeds

Tahini BBQ Sauce

1/2 cup water

1 inch piece ginger, peeled and minced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chili paste

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Instructions

Warm quinoa, tempeh, and BBQ Sauce. Add to a bowl and top with remaining ingredients.

 

Tahini BBQ Sauce:

Add all the ingredients in a blender until smooth


  • Category: Lunch

Keywords: Vegan Bowl


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12 Vegan Food Blogs That Are Worth Following

12 Vegan Food Blogs That Are Worth Following

Looking for more delicious vegan recipes?

Here’s our go-to-list for vegan food blogs and TONS of yummy recipes.

12 Vegan Food Blogs That Are Worth Following

1. The Stingy Vegan (Link)

About: Healthy Plant-based lifestyle if you’re on a budget.

Our Favorite Post: Vegan Mediterranean Wraps

2. Minimalist Baker (Link)

About: Healthy Plant-Plant-based recipes requiring 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare.

Our Favorite Post: 30 – Minute Cashew Alfredo

3. Vegan Richa (Link)

About: Indian inspired plant based recipes. Many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options

Our Favorite Post: Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Cajun Cauliflower

4. Simple Vegan Blog (Link)

About: Food blog with simple and delicious vegan recipes.

Our Favorite Post: Vegan Avocado Toast

5. Veggie Inspired (Link)

About: Delicious plant based recipes for the whole family.

Our Favorite Post: Strawberry Beet Smoothie

6. Chocolate Covered Katie (Link)

About: Healthy vegan desserts and comfort food recipes.

Our Favorite Post: Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

7. Oh She Glows (Link)

About: Healthy plant-based recipes. Most recipes are free of gluten, soy, and processed foods.

Our Favorite Post: Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars

8. Vegan Yack Attack (Link)

About: A bit of vegan everything. From indulgent desserts, to healthy dinners, and even raw recipes!

Our Favorite Post: Rosemary Chickpea Salad Sandwich

9. The Full Helping (Link)

About: Nourishing plant-based recipes and resources to help you explore an informed and compassionate relationship with food.

Our Favorite Post: Maple Mustard Kale, Quinoa & Toasted Pecan Salad

10. No Meat Athlete (Link)

About: Inspired Vegetarian and Vegan Fitness Recipes

Our Favorite Post: Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

11. Healthy Happy Life (Link)

About: Plant based recipes, vegan lifestyle and travel tips

Our Favorite Post: Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich

12. Fork and Beans (Link)

About: Fun Kid Friendly Vegan Recipes

Our Favorite Post: Buffalo Totchos


There ya go! Hope this helps you find more yummy recipes. Feel free to share this with your friends.

Don’t see your favorite vegan food blog on this list? Drop us a comment below with your favorite vegan blogger!


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