How to make a vegan dish with just 3 ingredients

If you’re a person with an allergy to following complicated recipes like me, here’s a super quick vegan recipe that has 3 ingredients and takes no more than 5 minutes to make. For a domestically challenged person like me, the recipe also has to be bulletproof since I have managed to even overcook water! True story. You know what happens when you boil water for so long there’s no more water in the pot but the flame is still on? I do. I discovered that our smoke detectors were alive and well that day. The cooking pot on the other hand, not so much.

Vegan meal with 3 ingredients

Vegan meal with 3 ingredients

Here’s the bulletproof vegan recipe with just 3 ingredient:

Super short list of ingredients:
1. Gardein Chick’n Scallopini (it’s like chicken breast but instead of animal flesh it is made of only plant proteins so it’s cruelty-free, cholesterol free and healthier for you)
2. Veggies – you pick which veggies you want to use
3. Chipotle Vegenaise

Super quick instructions:
Grill the Gardein Chick’n Scallopini. Steam the veggies.
Accidentally spill the glass of wine you’re drinking.
Wipe off the mess.
Mix in a tbsp of Chipotle Vegenaise with the veggies.
Knock over the plate you left on the corner of the kitchen counter and watch it break into a million little pieces.
Get the broom out and sweep.

And your awesome, delicious vegan meal is ready! If you try it this weekend, please let me know how it turned out.

If you have some other ideas for a 3 ingredient recipe, I’m all ears… errrr… eyes! Please share in the comments!

Hugs!

Andrea

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How You Can Find Joy in Unexpected Places

My dear friends, welcome to the 100 FOR 100 Movement – running 100 km to save 100 animals. When you sign up for the challenge, you set out on a quest to get in great shape while helping the helpless at the same time.

Many people dread going out for a run or a brisk walk. They will make up any excuse in the book about how they don’t have time to do so or how they are too tired or how it’s too cold/hot/rainy/dry/(insert additional excuse here).

So how do you motivate yourself to get out and run?

1. First, make sure you just get out the door.
Even if you don’t feel like going out for a long run or walk, commit to going out for even 5 minutes. We can all find 5 minutes in the day! The surprising thing happens when you just get out the door though – you will likely continue walking or running for longer than just 5 minutes if you know that you’re supposed to do 20 minutes that day (as part of your 100 FOR 100 challenge 🙂 ). It is often hard for us to stop doing something we already started – this is called the Zeigarnik Effect.

2. Find something to be grateful for during your walk.
The feeling of gratitude lifts our spirits and makes us more likely to stick with the plan. The video I shared with you is what I found incredibly inspiring during my run this morning. It’s only the beginning of September and we already have a ton of snow and temperatures are below freezing. Instead of dreading my frozen fingers, toes, face and buttocks, I decided to marvel at the beauty of the landscape I was running next to.

What will YOU be grateful for next time you go out for a run/walk?

Remember, if you have not yet signed up for the 100 FOR 100 challenge, go to https://100for100.me/sign-up/

Let’s do this!!

XOXOXOXO

Andrea Kladar
Founder of the 100 FOR 100 Movement – running 100 km to save 100 animals

P.S.
If you have any questions, please ask away!

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Real plant-based “meat ” on the Today Show

The vegan future is closer than we think. The founders of Twitter and Bill Gates are investing millions of dollars in plant based products that look, smell and taste like meat and yet are cholesterol free and healthier than meat since they’re made of plant proteins. The companies that are making these products are Beyond Meat as well as Hampton Creek which is creating products that look and taste like eggs but are actually healthy as they are made of plants.

The hosts of the Today Show couldn’t event tell the difference between animal flesh and the Beyond Meat vegan “chicken” and vegan “beef”.

Check out this report by the Today Show:

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70% of Human Diseases Linked to Animal Agriculture

Source Veganomics A report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) links 70% of human diseases to animal agriculture.

The “World Agriculture – Changing Disease Landscapes” report published in December 2013 explains how population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread.

The report says seventy percent of the new diseases that have emerged in humans over recent decades are of animal origin and, in part, directly related to the human quest for more animal-sourced food.

Its goes on to explain how developing countries face a staggering burden of human, zoonotic and livestock diseases creating a major impediment to development and food safety. Recurrent epidemics in livestock affect food security, livelihoods, and national and local economies in poor and rich countries alike.

In the push to produce more food, humans have carved out vast swaths of agricultural land in previously wild areas – putting themselves and their animals into contact with wildlife-borne diseases.

The FAO advocates a “One Health” approach – looking at the interplay between environmental factors, animal health, and human health, adding that “livestock health is the weakest link in our global health chain. Disease must be addressed at its source – particularly in animals.”.

Meanwhile farms in the US consume about 80 percent of the antibiotics supply. Such frequent use has come at a price: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are on the rise, with more than 2 million people in the US now contract drug-resistant infections annually.

From a vegan perspective, all of these problems can be avoided if we consigned animal agriculture to history, thus negating the need to convert more land from wild to agricultural, freeing developing countries from a destructive economy, avoiding the risk of more diseases jumping species from the wild animalqs through livestock to humans, as well as addressing the rise in the meat-linked “Western” diseases of cancer, heart-disease, atherosclerosis, obesity…

The full report is available from the FAO.

To visit the original post and to continue reading click here: http://our-compass.org/2014/07/21/70-of-human-diseases-linked-to-animal-agriculture/

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How to go plant-based in 3 easy steps – short video by Andrea and written instructions

Hello my dear friends and welcome to 100for100.me

My name is Andrea Kladar and I’m the founder of the 100 FOR 100 movement – running 100 km to save 100 animals.

This video was recorded in beautiful Mont Tremblant, Canada during the Half Ironman World Championships where my vegan sweetheart Ted Cochrane is racing this weekend (September 7, 2014)

How to go plant based in 3 easy steps?
A big part of the vegan lifestyle (but not the only part of course) is eating a 100% plant based diet. So how does one do that?
Week 1 – learn 3 vegan breakfasts
Week 2 – learn 3 vegan lunches
Week 3 – learn 3 vegan dinners

By the end of week 3 you will have gotten a pretty good handle on the diet aspect of veganism.

For more information and a clear guide to optimal plant based nutrition go to: http://thriveforward.com

Of course, being vegan does not only involve a plant based diet, it also means avoiding products that exploit animals such as leather, fur, silk, honey etc. Learn what products contain animal ingredients or exploit animals. By avoiding such products and eating a plant based diet you’re well on your way to being vegan.

For more information and a guide on living a vegan lifestyle, please go to: http://www.vegankit.com

We have no need for animal products in order to have optimal health. Hence, why choose cruel alternatives when cruelty-free alternatives exist?

Thank you for choosing to live a cruelty free lifestyle and welcome to the 100 FOR 100 Movement! By signing up at 100for100.me you are benefitting the animals, the planet, fellow humans and your own health!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (Andrea) at 100for100movement@gmail.com.

Looking forward to kicking some butt with you as you join the 100 FOR 100 movement – running 100 km to save 100 animals. To sign up for the 100 FOR 100 challenge, go to http://www.100for100.me.

Let’s do this!!

Yours truly,
Andrea Kladar

 

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How to lose weight without losing your mind

Have you ever struggled to lose weight? Do you ever eat more than you intended? Do you occasionally have cravings you can’t control?
Here are some answers to those questions and more importantly TIPS on how to overcome these challenges! This is an insightful, entertaining (and funny!!) TEDx Talk by Dr. Doug Lisle, author of the book The Pleasure Trap and director of research for TrueNorth Health Center (www.truenorthhealth.com).

The doctors Dr. Lisle recommends in his talk are: Dr. Colin Campbell, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr.  Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. John McDougall.

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It’s time to re-evaluate our relationship with animals: Lesli Bisgould at TEDxUofT

Are you against cruelty to animals? What that really means may surprise you. Watch this short TEDx Talk to find out why. This is truly a brilliant talk on the law’s view on animals.

“Lesli Bisgould is Canada’s first animal rights lawyer. For ten years, she acted for individuals and organizations in a variety of animal-related cases in the only practice of its kind in the country. She has fought for the rights of students who objected to dissection in science class, for critics of facilities where animals are held captive, and for changes in the law to ameliorate the legal status of animals. Lesli is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s faculty of law where she instructs a course on animals and the law. Lesli is the author of “Animals and the Law”, the only Canadian law text on the subject, published by Irwin Law. Lesli was the 2012 international law lecturer for Australian animal protection institute, Voiceless – she undertook a 12-stop lecture tour of Australia, comparing the commercial hunts for seals in Canada and kangaroos in Australia. In recent years, Lesli’s full-time work has been in the human rights and poverty law fields, and she is currently the Barrister at Legal Aid Ontario’s Clinic Resource Office.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)”
~ Published by TEDx Talks on May 6, 2014

 

 

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Inspirational woman of the month – Andrea Kladar

Post by Inspirational Women.

Our inspirational woman of the month is Andrea Kladar. Vegan, Animal Rights Activist, and Chartered Investment Manager from Canada, Ms. Kladar has had an inspirational life story. While she was still just a child, her neighborhood literally broke out into war on all sides. She was born and living in the former Yugoslavia at the time that it erupted into war. Although she escaped from her native country with her life, she lived in Croatia as a war refugee throughout most of her teenage years not knowing, for some of the time, whether her mother or father were still alive. Several years later, after the political conflict that resulted in the formation of Bosnia had sufficiently resided, she immigrated to Canada with her parents. What she missed the most from her childhood were the farm animals and the time that she spent with them on her family farm.

She became vegan several years ago, a process that was the straightforward result of her love of animals and her moral reflection.

Never much a runner… or biker… or swimmer, or in any way a professional athlete, Ms. Kladar is testimony to the fact that anyone, given the right inspiration, can accomplish dramatically inspirational things. In 2011 and then again in 2012, Ms. Kladar completed her first and second Ironman Canada Triathlons. Ms. Kladar’s inspiration is her love and compassion for animals, and her motivation is to help promote the spread of veganism as a moral lifestyle.

On May 11, 2013, she successfully completed an ultramarathon. In doing so, she began the vegan “100 for 100 Movement”. She ran a 100 km to save a 100 animals and raised $14,000 for animal rights charities. She won first place for her age category. Currently, she is training for a longer ultramarathon (100 MILES) that she will run in March 2015.

By visiting her website https://100for100.me/ one will find an amazing creation and opportunity – a way that anyone can do what she has done on a scale that fits with what one is able to do, e.g. complete a shorter distance over a number of days. One way to commend Andrea for her brave efforts is by taking up her cause in a similar way, namely by pledging to run whatever distance you can run and in doing so, raise money for animal rights charities.

Thank you Andrea Kladar for being our inspirational woman of September 2014.

~ Written by Inspirational Women

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World Hunger, Sustainability, and Plant Based Food Systems

Dr. Oppenlander helps connect how what you choose to eat is contributing to people starving globally. He includes a model for solving world hunger as well as layers of sustainability in developing countries.

 

 

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World Hunger, Sustainability, and Plant Based Food Systems

Dr. Oppenlander helps connect how what we choose to eat is contributing to people starving globally. He includes a model for solving world hunger as well as layers of sustainability in developing countries.

 

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Protein Preaching: Misleading Messaging Drives High Meat and Dairy Consumption

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Is animal protein a life-enhancing elixir? From a young age, we’re taught it fosters health, growth, vitality, virility, and sometimes even weight loss. The alternative to getting plenty of it, we’re told, could be protein deficiency. Never mind that the typical American has never had—nor ever will have—protein deficiency and has little idea what its symptoms might be. We’ve heard of it, we’re scared of it, and whatever the heck it is, we don’t want it.

Spurred by the most basic force of meatonomics—the drive to sell more meat and dairy—animal food producers use our protein fears to their advantage. For example, a beef trade group’s website suggests when deciding how much meat to eat, we go beyond the bare minimum needed to “prevent protein deficiency.”[1] Elsewhere on the site, we’re warned:

HEALTH ALERT: Sarcopenia.

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What is the 100 FOR 100 Movement?

100 FOR 100 movement – running 100 km to save 100 animals

Join the movement! Go to http://www.100for100.me

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Philip Wollen: Animals Should Be Off the Menu debate

This is an incredible 10 min speech by Philip Wollen on why animals must be off the menu. Moving, powerful and a must watch for anyone who cares about our fellow live beings, be those human or nonhuman animals.

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Another reason to ditch dairy

In addition to the health concerns of consuming dairy, here is just one more (big) reason to ditch it.

Calf rescue at E6 by Gentle Barn. Beautiful story – it will melt your heart to watch to the end

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Uprooting the leading causes of death

Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States.

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Higher rate of cancer deaths among those that handle meat

Eating Outside Our Kingdom

A higher rate of cancer deaths among those that handle and process meat is attributed to infection with viruses and chronic exposure to animal proteins.

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Jeff Novick, MS, RD, on being vegetarian

Growing up in a meat processing operation, Jeff Novick talks about his path to studying nutrition and becoming vegetarian (vegan):

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Past the Age of Miracles: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age

The Director-General of the World Health Organization warns that we may be facing an end to modern medicine as we know it thanks in part to the mass feeding of antibiotics to farm animals to accelerate growth.

 

To view the original source for more information, studies and sources cited, please visit: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/past-the-age-of-miracles-facing-a-post-antibiotic-age/

 

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Modern warrior: Damien Mander, TED talk Sydney

Absolutely amazing TED talk by Damien Mander who was a marine and a ranger before he did something braver and bigger than most could ever dream of.

Worth watching every minute of his enthralling talk at TED talks Sydney:

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People may still need (human) meat to survive

Recently I heard a friend of mine say that some people around the world still need to eat meat to survive. What kind of meat, I didn’t ask, but we do know that in some parts of the world the killing of human and non-human animals is rampant.

Could it be possible that killing and exploiting animals as well as killing and exploiting people are the only means of survival for some people? This may be possible in extreme cases. However, the justification of killing for purely survival reasons is a topic best left for a future discussion. The question I would like to address here today is this one:

Why do we condemn people who kill & exploit other humans but not if they kill & exploit animals?

First we need to address how our “special” treatment of humans is an arbitrary concept.

Here’s what I mean:

We are humans (assuming you’re a human reading this 😉 ) so we are biased towards seeing those most similar to us as having higher worth. This is a common psychological bias also known as prejudice. More specifically, seeing human animals as having higher worth than non-human animals is a form of prejudice called speciesism.

“The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer” – Jeremy Bentham

We may look different but in suffering we're all the same

“We may look different but in our capacity to suffer we’re all the same”.

In other words, human as well as non-human animals equally have the capacity to suffer and all desire to live. This has been scientifically shown over and over again and most of us tend to know this quite intuitively as well. Therefore, since all of us possess “sentience”, no animal, human or non-human, should have more or less of a right to live and be free of torment.

Prejudice has been discussed for centuries but let’s review how it applies here. If we give human animals a higher right in life than non-human animals because human animals are most similar to us, then it must follow that you should also give your race a higher right than other races since your race is most similar to you. This is a form of prejudice called racism, of course.

As well, it also must follow that you should give your sex a higher right than the other sex for the same reason. This is a form of prejudice called sexism. Once again, it must also follow that you should give your nation a higher right than other nations since they’re most similar to you. This is a form of prejudice called nationalism. I was a victim along with many other people, of a war caused by this exact type of prejudice.

Some people like to use the (prejudiced) argument that we have a right to “use” (including kill) animals since we’re more “intelligent”. If this is true, then adults have a higher right to a life free of exploitation (including being killed) than children since children are “less intelligent”. Also, most average people in that case would have a higher right to a life free of exploitation (including being killed) than mentally challenged people. Of course, in that case, most intelligent people in the world can look down on all of us so if you’d like to know if you’re safe under this type of prejudice, ask yourself: “Am I the smartest person in the world?”. If you’re not sure or if your neighbor doesn’t think you’re smarter regardless of your own opinion of yourself, run for your life.

Jokes aside, since none of these concepts are acceptable in our society, then the argument of intelligence has no merit here either. We do not have the right to “use” (or kill) animals because they’re “less intelligent” or because we perceive them that way.

Humans have killed as well as eaten and exploited other humans for thousands or even millions of years if we refer back to the Homo Erectus which existed as far as 1.8 million years ago. Even modern humans, Homo Sapiens, which have existed since 200,000 years ago were in constant conflict with other humans. Human cannibalism was present ever since (hu)man has existed. Rape, murder, oppression have all existed as well.

In modern day however, we aspire to live in a civilized world and we are moving in the direction of eliminating horrific behaviors we have exhibited throughout our evolutionary history. We now look at rape, murder, and oppression as something that needs to be eliminated if we are to live in a civilized world. We have made child molestation a crime, we have legally banned slavery, we have given women the right to vote, we condemn homosexual discrimination and hate crimes… We are fighting to evolve by eliminating all forms of prejudice because this is the only way we can live in a kind world which all of us long for (unless you’re a sociopath in which case the only world you’d like to live in is the one that serves only you at the expense of everyone else).

So we come back to the original question: “Why do we condemn people who kill & exploit other humans but not if they kill & exploit animals?”

The reason why we do so is because of a prejudice called speciesism. All sentient beings have the capacity to suffer so in sentience, we’re all the same. Killing and exploiting a human animal cannot be any more morally wrong than killing and exploiting a non-human animal. And if we feel it’s unacceptable to us that human animals are ever killed and exploited, then it must follow that killing non-human animals is unacceptable as well. Along with all other forms of prejudice, speciesism needs to be eliminated if we are to live in a truly congruent, peaceful world.

Furthermore, the enormous environmental damage caused by fishing and animal agriculture has been well documented. As the UN’s Nobel Prize winning scientific panel on climate change warned – people need to stop eating meat if we are to avert an ecological disaster.

Additionally, the problem of world hunger is made worse by animal agriculture as well. It takes several pounds of plant protein fed to an animal to get just one pound of animal protein. This plant food is taken away from the poorest on the planet. Six million children die of starvation every year for this very reason.

The question I post to myself is: What am I going to do today to make this world a better place?

Off to eat some kale then and party up with some stylish non-leather boots!

~ Andrea Kladar

For more information on how to live a cruelty free life please visit:

http://abolitionistvegansociety.org/tavs-initiatives/tavs-articles/how-to-go-vegan/

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