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lmnpnch:

My balls are pretty big. There’s a confidence that my sisters and I were raised with. After my dad died, my mom moved us from Queens back to the Dominican Republic. A very macho sort of place. But my mom raised us to know that we are equal to anyone. Whenever we went out, if we were meeting other people, my mom would always say, “I hope you like them.” Not “I hope they like you.” We were the most important.

Zoe Saldana for The Hollywood Reporter (August 2014)

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amroyounes:

8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

Scallions

You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.

Garlic

When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.

Carrots

Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 

Basil

Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.

Celery

Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.

Cilantro

The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

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vegansofig:

It is easy to obtain iron on a vegan diet. Why do you think Popeye was so badass? Spinach! 
Some might expect that since the vegan diet contains a form of iron that is not that well absorbed, vegans might be prone to developing iron deficiency anemia. However, iron deficiency anemia is no more common among vegetarians than among the general population. 
Many commonly eaten plant based foods are high in iron. In fact, if the amount of iron in these foods is expressed as milligrams of iron per 100 calories, many foods eaten by vegans are superior to animal-derived foods. You would have to eat more than 1700 calories of sirloin steak to get the same amount of iron as found in 100 calories of spinach.
Vegan diets are also high in vitamin C. Vitamin C acts to markedly increase absorption of non-heme iron. Many vegetables, such as broccoli and bok choy, which are high in iron, are also high in vitamin C so that the iron in these foods is very well absorbed. Here are some of the best vegan sources for iron:
 Soybeans cooked 1 cup - 8.8 (mg)
Blackstrap molasses 2 Tbsp - 7.2 (mg) 
Lentils cooked 1 cup - 6.6 (mg)
Spinach cooked 1 cup -6.4 (mg) 
Quinoa*ْ cooked 1 cup - 6.3 (mg) 
Tofu 4 ounces - 6.0 (mg) 
 Tempeh 1 cup - 4.8 (mg) 
Lima beans cooked 1 cup -4.4 (mg) 
Swiss chard cooked 1 cup -4.0 (mg) 
Black beans cooked 1 cup - 3.6 (mg) 
Pinto beans cooked 1 cup -3.5 (mg) 
Turnip greens cooked 1 cup - 3.2 (mg) 
Chickpeas cooked 1 cup 3.2 (mg) 
Potato 1 large 3.2 (mg) 
Kidney beans cooked 1 cup 3.0 (mg) 
Prune juice 8 ounces - 3.0 (mg) 
Beet greens cooked 1 cup - 2.7 (mg) 
Tahini 2 Tbsp - 2.7 (mg) 
Peas cooked 1 cup - 2.5 (mg) 
Black-eyed peas cooked 1 cup - 2.3 (mg) 
Cashews 1/4 cup - 2.1 (mg) 
Brussels sprouts cooked 1 cup - 1.9 (mg) 
Bok choy cooked 1 cup - 1.8 (mg) 
Almonds 1/4 cup - 1.5 (mg) 
Apricots dried 15 halves - 1.4 (mg)
 Soy yogurt 6 ounces- 1.1 (mg) ‘
Green beans cooked 1 cup - 1.2 (mg) 
Kale cooked 1 cup - 1.2 (mg) 
Broccoli cooked 1 cup - 1.1 (mg) #vegansofig
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vegansofig:

It is easy to obtain iron on a vegan diet. Why do you think Popeye was so badass? Spinach!

Some might expect that since the vegan diet contains a form of iron that is not that well absorbed, vegans might be prone to developing iron deficiency anemia. However, iron deficiency anemia is no more common among vegetarians than among the general population.

Many commonly eaten plant based foods are high in iron. In fact, if the amount of iron in these foods is expressed as milligrams of iron per 100 calories, many foods eaten by vegans are superior to animal-derived foods. You would have to eat more than 1700 calories of sirloin steak to get the same amount of iron as found in 100 calories of spinach.

Vegan diets are also high in vitamin C. Vitamin C acts to markedly increase absorption of non-heme iron. Many vegetables, such as broccoli and bok choy, which are high in iron, are also high in vitamin C so that the iron in these foods is very well absorbed. Here are some of the best vegan sources for iron:

Soybeans cooked 1 cup - 8.8 (mg)

Blackstrap molasses 2 Tbsp - 7.2 (mg)

Lentils cooked 1 cup - 6.6 (mg)

Spinach cooked 1 cup -6.4 (mg)

Quinoa*ْ cooked 1 cup - 6.3 (mg)

Tofu 4 ounces - 6.0 (mg)

Tempeh 1 cup - 4.8 (mg)

Lima beans cooked 1 cup -4.4 (mg)

Swiss chard cooked 1 cup -4.0 (mg)

Black beans cooked 1 cup - 3.6 (mg)

Pinto beans cooked 1 cup -3.5 (mg)

Turnip greens cooked 1 cup - 3.2 (mg)

Chickpeas cooked 1 cup 3.2 (mg)

Potato 1 large 3.2 (mg)

Kidney beans cooked 1 cup 3.0 (mg)

Prune juice 8 ounces - 3.0 (mg)

Beet greens cooked 1 cup - 2.7 (mg)

Tahini 2 Tbsp - 2.7 (mg)

Peas cooked 1 cup - 2.5 (mg)

Black-eyed peas cooked 1 cup - 2.3 (mg)

Cashews 1/4 cup - 2.1 (mg)

Brussels sprouts cooked 1 cup - 1.9 (mg)

Bok choy cooked 1 cup - 1.8 (mg)

Almonds 1/4 cup - 1.5 (mg)

Apricots dried 15 halves - 1.4 (mg)

Soy yogurt 6 ounces- 1.1 (mg) ‘

Green beans cooked 1 cup - 1.2 (mg)

Kale cooked 1 cup - 1.2 (mg)

Broccoli cooked 1 cup - 1.1 (mg) #vegansofig

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everybodyhasabrain:

The way things were led to the way things are. If you don’t like the way things are, don’t fall back into the way things were.

So very true….

everybodyhasabrain:

The way things were led to the way things are. If you don’t like the way things are, don’t fall back into the way things were.

So very true….

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viking-rs:

queervegancunt:

herbivorewarrior:

princessnitty:

foodstampdollar:

vegan-girl-1994:

theinformedvegan:

Is Meat Worth It?

This makes me sick.

every carnist should stare at this every day for six hours for the rest of their lives

^Okay but people that make comments like that are one of the reasons that I eat meat.

Really? You’re choosing petty revenge because a stranger on the internet said something you didn’t like over preventing the destruction of the rainforest? Really??

Sounds exactly like a carnist. 

It is destroyed to grow and harvest soy, not meat, silly ones. Soy is way more lucrative than meat…

The majority of that soy goes to feed the animals that are killed to be made into meat.

viking-rs:

queervegancunt:

herbivorewarrior:

princessnitty:

foodstampdollar:

vegan-girl-1994:

theinformedvegan:

Is Meat Worth It?

This makes me sick.

every carnist should stare at this every day for six hours for the rest of their lives

^Okay but people that make comments like that are one of the reasons that I eat meat.

Really? You’re choosing petty revenge because a stranger on the internet said something you didn’t like over preventing the destruction of the rainforest? Really??

Sounds exactly like a carnist. 

It is destroyed to grow and harvest soy, not meat, silly ones. Soy is way more lucrative than meat…

The majority of that soy goes to feed the animals that are killed to be made into meat.

(Source: theinformedvegan)