1. "Cheap food is an ILLUSION. There is no such thing as cheap food! The real cost of the food is paid somewhere. and if it isn’t paid at the cash register, it’s charged to the environment, charged to the public person in the form of subsidies and its charged to your HEALTH. You do get what you pay for with food as with anything else."
    — Michael Pollan, author. (in the film FRESH)

    (Source: eatforhealth)

     
  2. Tea : )

    (Source: bohemia-and-beyond, via aplaceforart)

     
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    1. Deciphering food label ingredients leads to unappetizing results. Take the innocuous-sounding castoreum, which is used to enhance the flavor of puddings, candies, and some frozen dairy desserts. You might be surprised to know that it’s derived from beavers—beaver anal glands, specifically.
    2. Many foods get their red coloring—“carmine”—from ground-up insect shells that can cause severe allergic reactions in some people.
    3. The greater the number of cheap cuts of meat ground into a single patty, the greater the risk of contamination with E. coli. A standard fast-food burger contains the trimmings of dozens of cows raised around the globe.
    4. According to research from UCLA, it takes only two months to lower levels of brain chemicals responsible for learning and memory (like BDNF) on a steady diet of processed foods.
    5. Processed food is only as good as its packaging: In the summer of last year, Kellogg’s recalled 28 million boxes of cereal because a compound in the box lining (the company wouldn’t say what) was giving off a foul smell and tainting the taste of the boxed food.
    6. The same company that makes metal detectors for airports also sells them to food manufacturers, who use the devices to test processed meats for stray wires, metal shards, and hypodermic needles.
    7. The ingredients list for Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups doesn’t include…strawberries.
    8. Animal feed given to factory-farmed cows contains rendered roadkill and euthanized cats and dogs, as well as plastic pellets as a cheap form of “roughage.”
    9. There are more than 80 ingredients in one Oscar Mayer Lunchables Breaded Chicken and Mozzarella sandwich.
    10. The FDA allows 19 maggots and 74 mites in a three-and-a-half-ounce can of mushrooms.

    (Source: vegansparkles, via eatforhealth)

     
  8. Vegan Coffee Cake : ) I used the trader joe’s mix, and made the following substitutions: 1/2 ripe smashed banana for the egg, rice milk for the milk. In the crumb topping in subbed earth balance for butter. Its insanely good.

     
  9. winner winner veggie dinner! Stir fried veggies (in a soy sauce glaze) and vegan egg rolls… I love Chinese food but hate that they use MSG in everything (a known neuro toxin), so home made is the way to go!