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Sunday, November 4, 2018

The 1 Fact That Turned Me Vegan

Hello everybody! Whilst filming my vegan confessions video something dawned on me. I started reflecting on my journey from a conventional/uninformed point of view, to a straight up anti-vegan, to a vegetarian, and then at last, to a fully grown vegan . I see people struggling with veganism, and even vegetarianism every day, with stuff like not wanting to give up bacon or the mind-numbing cheese craving. Some people struggle because they feel victimized by vegans. Criticism feels awful, and some people struggle because they want to give up animal products but lack the strength or motivation to do so. I see my own behavior so much in those cravings, in those onions, and problems.  So I thought I would tell you how everything changed for me after I realised one simple thing.

Also watch: STRANGE SIDE EFFECTS FROM VEGANISM

I had all the info about the meat industry whilst supporting it. I knew exactly how damaging animal agriculture is to the environment, I knew exactly how sentient animals are, how capable of emotion and connection. Still I let the fact that I somewhat enjoyed the way these animals tasted become a more salient factor than the value of their lives. It seems insane to think about, but that is the hard truth and it applies to almost all of us. We like the way something tastes so much that we would kill for it. It is scientific fact that a vegan diet is the healthiest for the human body, and that fact is supported by countless research reports, read an example here. I knew all of these things and yet, I continued to eat animals.

Also watch: MY VEGETARIAN JOURNEY // MY DIET NOW

It’s not about me. This tiny sentence changed my life. I started thinking about my cravings as an addiction, a weakness of the mind, a habit that I had to break. I decided that no more animals should die because I refused to eat vegetables instead. Think about your cravings for cheese or steak as a selfish act, because that is what it is; and the refusal to give in to that craving as a selfless act. Whenever I go a day as vegan I succeed, I become a positive impact in a culture that still glorifies animal agriculture, and that refuses to see the destruction that our habits and preferences have caused.

Also watch: I ORDERED MEAT // My Vegetarian Milestone

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Telling yourself that the earth is not here to serve you, you’re here to serve it, really makes all the difference. For so long I was unaffected by the consequences of my food choices, because everywhere I looked I was supported, applauded and praised for my continuous decision to eat meat, no question. My family thought it was hilarious that could eat a massive steak in one sitting, my town has an annual hot dog marathon and every commercial I ever saw told me that milk would make me strong. Taking these factors into consideration, it is not difficult to see why so many people, myself included, find it difficult to let go. But it’s not a about us.  Someone said to me not long ago: “we don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”

Also watch: “TALKING ABOUT BY WHY I AM NOT A VEGAN” VIDEO

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Recipe // Vegan Cauliflower Bites

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Hello everybody! I just came home from the most amazing trip to Copenhagen last night, with a detour to Oslo as well. Whenever I am exhausted I crave some crazy comfort foods, one of which being spicy cauliflower bites. These are seriously addictive, now you’re warned. Yes, I ate this entire plate and I am not even sorry.

You’ll need: Small chunks of cauliflower, 1½ cup of plant milk, parsley, 2 tbsp flour, frying oil and your preferred spice mix (I mixed chili powder, paprika, cane sugar, cumin, cardamom, garlic powder, onion powder salt and pepper)

How to: Make your frying batter by mixing your flour with your spice mix. Add the plant milk a little at a time until your batter reaches a pancake batter-like consistency. Separate the chunks of cauliflower in bite sizes and carefully coat them in the batter. Heat the frying oil to around 365°F (or test the oil by added a drop of batter, if it cooks you’re good to go). Fry the cauliflower a few at a time until golden brown. I find that it usually takes around 1-2 minutes. Let them rest in a towel and serve with chopped parsley and sweet chili sauce.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Reused diy project // TILES

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Also watch: MY NEW APARTMENT // small diys and glimpses

Hello everybody! Even though I am zero waste and generally try to minimise my consumption of goods as much as I can, sometimes I fall completely head over heels for a interior item or the like. I saw this tile nightstand somewhere, and I just could not get it out of my head.

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Therefore I decided to make it myself, but without buying anything from new. The general rule of thrift karma is, if you stop thinking about what you need, it will manifest itself, seriously. My neighbour was moving out and he sold the his old basic Ikea table for 10 DKK. Easy. I started slowly looking for tiles, because guess what, those bitches are expensive as heck. I ended up buying white tiles from three different places – all second hand of course.

Also watch: Zero Waste Cleaning // Plastic Free Alternatives

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To give you a quick idea of how I did it, I attached the tiles to the table using a cement-like glue. Specifically for tiles, it comes in a paper bag and it is a powder, which needs to be mixed with water. I let the tiles and the glue dry for 24 hours before applying the black filler. It is still super visible on the tiles, and I think they got a bit stained also, but I actually don’t mind. Consult actual professionals if you want a cleaner look than mine. I ended the project by washing the table down as much as I could, leaving the exposed white tiles.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hang Out With Me // Livestream Q&A

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Hello everybody! I’ve been on Patreon for a little more than a month now, and I really enjoy being able to connect a lot more with you (which is all possible thanks to resources you give me). As a part of my Patreon programme I provide my supporters with exclusives and bonuses that are only available to them; this is one of them, and it’s a big one!

My Patreon // Support now

On the first of November, at 1 PM, I’ll be going live to answer all your questions, to talk to you and to connect. The way it’s going to work is that I’ve created a facebook group that is only accessible through a Patreon link, which you will find in a supporter’s only post. When you’re in the facebook group you’ll need to add yourself to the group. When that’s done you just wait for November 1st and come hang out.

All donations count as admissions to the livestream, which means that no matter if you donate 1$ or 10$ you’ll gain access. Just the fact that you want to help this community grow as amazing!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Spontaneous Vegan Chocolate Oat Cookies

Also watch: ZERO WASTE BAKING // vegan pink pancakes

Hello everybody! A few nights ago I was in this insane snack-ish mood, however I rarely keep sweets in my apartment, and almost never store-bought sweets. Instead, I have this insanely easy cookie recipe that you can make with stuff you would usually find in any pantry.

You’ll need: 

1 cup of flour, 1 cup of oats, ½ a cup of sugar, ½ a cup of cocoa powder, ½ a cup of nuts , 50 grams vegan butter, 1 tbsp vanilla

This is how you do it: Melt the butter. Mix it with sugar, whisk until well-combined. Add half the flour, then oats and nuts. Mix again. Add cocoa and vanilla and the rest of the flour. Roll the dough into balls and place them on an oven sheet. Bake for 12 minutes (or until the surface is firm) at 200 degrees celsius. Let them cool, or you know, burn your mouth trying to eat them too early. I always stick with the last option.

Also watch: ZERO WASTE GROCERY SHOPPING
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