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My Saturday Morning Gif Winner!
This is how you travel in #style .

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hahhhahahahh indeed
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seriously. who's coming with me?
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As much as I am losing my taste for tall infographics, I think this one does an okay job. However, I definitely feel like they could have done a much better job debunking the protein myth - without including tofu, soymilk, beans, and brown rice.

I understand that these more "introductory" or "transitional" sources of protein make simpler examples for the purposes of the graphic, but instead of counting grams of protein in legumes and grains, they could have mentioned the percentage of calories from protein - in real veggies like broccoli (20%) and spinach (30%) is way more than healthy, growing infants get from their mother's breast milk (6%). Infancy is the time in human development that we need protein the most, and 6% of calories from protein is plenty for us to grow into a completely healthy adult. Hell, there are even fruits with enough protein - cantaloupe (8%) and watermelon (7%). Of course, seeds - pumpkin (14%), sesame (11%), and sunflower (12%) - and nuts - walnuts (14%) and almonds (13%) - have plenty of protein as well. I'm sure there are vegans who load up on legumes and grains (which have enormous amounts of protein, to be sure), but the healthiest vegans eat mostly fruits, colorful vegetables, and seeds... which all have more than enough protein when mixed together throughout the day. This may have been more difficult to represent in the graphic, but does a way better job of destroying the protein myth while promoting healthy, happy veganism.

These are all complete sources of protein, by the way - no need to mix and match grains with legumes to add up to complete protein. This type of information is really the silver bullet for the gods-damned protein myth, and I feel like it isn't brought up nearly enough in response to the "question" of veg*an protein sources.
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need your favorite meatless recipes, please :) -- we are having too much pasta! need more broccoli!
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Oh I made a few this week--Moroccan Harira Soup, Aubergine and Tamarind Stew, and a cauliflower and sweet potato curry. Recipes are from Leon cookbook. I think my favourite, and the easiest/quickest was the Harira, but it was very very spicy, even with big dollops of yogurt mixed in (which makes it not vegan of course), so not sure if Elek would like it. Of course you could always just cut back on the harissa! Here's a link to an adaptation of it, but the original recipe does not call for stock cubes or garam masala. http://suescookbook.com/2009/08/20/moroccan-harira/
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agreed!
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i like the pic… :)
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that's lovely :) it makes all the things i'm scared of seem pretty darn silly
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Dear Human,
You are a tiny speck dwarfed by even the tiniest objects in the heavens.
Sincerely,
The Universe
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And do I inspire others to do the same with their fruit flies sparking a ethno-biologic clensing? Oops - decided to work instead of whacking fruit flies - lost opportunity...
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