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Protein Quiz Question

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Egg vs legumes

Today I got a trivia question that I answered "wrong" according to Sparkpeople. For some reason I got all these meat questions... haha Unfortunately Sparkpeople was again misinformed and the answer to the question was not correct!

Legumes do in fact have more protein than one large egg! 1 large egg= 6 grams of protein
(Information found at below link)

"* Most beans (black, pinto, lentils, etc) about 7-10 grams protein per half cup of cooked beans
* Soy beans, cup cooked 14 grams protein
* Split peas, cup cooked 8 grams"

There are many places to find the same answer but see this link for now:

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SIBLEYTRAINER 5/19/2010 11:01AM

  I like this post because I am a vegetarian and want to become vegan. It is good to know that legumes have more protein and eggs. I am also interested in reducing night shade plants from my diet. Thank you for this useful information emoticon

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JUGE300000 5/19/2010 10:32AM

    I run into this problem just every once in a while with SparkPeople. Their answers don't jibe with info I find on reliable sites.


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BREW99 5/19/2010 10:31AM

    Not sure.. I have found a lot of mistakes on the trivia similar to this one... It's fun to do the tests but sometimes the misinformation makes me tiffed...haha

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SUGIRL06 5/19/2010 10:27AM

    Interesting! Depends on the serving size. Hm.

Maybe they were going "by volume"? I dunno

Comment edited on: 5/19/2010 10:27:23 AM

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"Eating Animals" by Johnathan Safran Foer

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Eating Animals = not after you read this book!

My whole life I have gone through the stages of vegetarianism, vegan-ism, raw vegan-ism, pescartarian-ism, and even omnivorism. For different reasons I have always struggled to stay straight within my type of lifestyle for long. Granted I was vegetarian for about 15 years - but a few times a year while on this "diet" I ate chicken nuggets and other items that had animal by-products. I think I was just testing the waters and looking for what really fit into my lifestyle needs. All I knew was that I didn't want to eat red meat - which I haven't done for most of my life.

My husband and I have been eating vegan for about three months I believe and have been loving it. It wasn't until I read "Eating Animals" this last weekend that I was truly saddened! Seriously, if you want to continue to eat meat, stay clear of this book because it will change your omnivore way of thinking completely.

The book is not about telling the reader to strictly go vegan but it does bring up stories of factory farming that will turn anyone with a heart away from eating animal meat. For instance, who knew that the majority (I believe the rate was 99%) of turkeys sold today have been so genetically engineered that they can not even reproduce! This includes turkeys and chickens that are mail ordered and raised on personal farms. There is only 1 USDA approved turkey farm in the nation that has real turkeys called heritage (which is a fancy word that means - not genetically engineered). And don't get me started on the conditions that animal factories such as Tyson are treating the animals and the uncleanliness of the "farm" and slaughterhouses.

I highly suggest this book if you are interesting in healthy eating. It is a great book to learn about what we are all putting on our plates each day. It's terrifying to read some of the personal stories and accounts by employees of the slaughterhouses that push the animal meats into the grocery stores.

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TITALADY 5/19/2010 10:39PM

    A great book. Thanks for sharing lady! emoticon

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TITALADY 5/19/2010 10:39PM

    A great book. Thanks for sharing lady! emoticon

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BREW99 5/19/2010 10:30AM

    Unfortunately, the animals that are sold in America are genetically engineered. That means that even though you purchase your own animals, they are highly engineered and not natural anymore. That is the reason why farmers have to purchase new livestock each and every year... Or have to artificially inseminated the animals. So sad!

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CUPCAKE_PIRATE 5/19/2010 10:18AM

    Oh man, this sounds intense! I read Skinny Bitch a couple of years ago, and it totally changed my life. Thanks for sharing!

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SUGIRL06 5/19/2010 10:14AM

    Yeeeees! I am going to stay away from that book only because I already know what it says (read Fast Food Nation also. not as extreme but dabbles in it a little). I always try to get heritage plant seeds because I don't want anything genetically modified. Never thought about that with the livestock. I will bring this up with the hubby! We already have our chickens (for eggs) but he wants to get turkeys and pigs too (I'm still iffy on that). But it would be nice to know that they are all natural, right?

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POLLKAT 5/19/2010 10:12AM

    I have been vegan for about 10 years for that simple reason. I can't bear to contribute to the abuse of animals any longer. When I try to tell people how animals are treated, they laugh & don't believe me. Others simply say, oh well, they're gonna be eaten anyway. They have no heart!! Best of luck on your journey. I hope you find what works well for you!!

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Vegan Dinners May 7-13

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fruit Farm about 45 minutes from our house... We had hoped they would have some fresh veggies but in fact they didn't have anything that was freshly done except for pies for mother's day. We were sad but the area is surrounded in the glacier hills/cliffs and really was gorgeous. Not sure where the veggie customers park...

Vegan with a Vengeance: Vegetable Pasta with Kalamata Olivesand Caper Tepanada and Tomatoes. This was really tasty however it felt like it was missing something. If I were ever to make it again I think I would make more of the olive tepanade or just add some red pepper flakes. In addition, I highly suggest as a side dish and not a full entree.

Vegan with a Vengeance: Marinated Asian Tofu Steaks. I had intended on making this on the grill but seeing that we haven't really seen the sun in about four days, we had to make it indoors. I wanted something really flavor-filled so I sauteed the tofu steaks in all the marinade - yummy! It was served along Quinoa Pilaf from PCRM.

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CUPCAKE_PIRATE 5/19/2010 10:20AM

    Hmmm must learn more about this tofu marinade :)

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TITALADY 5/12/2010 7:08PM

    OH MY GOSH, maximum yum! xoxo

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CFMOSS 5/12/2010 5:16PM

    Looks yummy - thanks for the photos as always.

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DAKOTANMISTY 5/12/2010 12:08PM

    Looks really YUMMY. How did you cook the tofu steak? What seasonings did you use?

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POP-POP 5/12/2010 8:59AM

    That looks really yummy!...My granddaughter is a serious Vegan and I was wondering,what brand of margarine do you use,if any?
Great photos! Mona

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This Week's Breakfast Meals

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

So, again I am lazy and haven't been online to put all these yummy photos that I take all the time. But, here are some of the breakfast items that I made this last week. Can you guess if it's made from egg or tofu?

Vegan with a Vengeance: Asian Scramble Hubster didn't really prefer this one as much because he doesn't like the smell of shiitake in the morning. To give him some credit, shiitake (if you aren't used to it) does have a particular smell...

Vegan with a Vengeance: Rancheros Scramble We really liked this one but the hubster though the salsa was a little too hot. (Even though I tried to tell him that the "hot" salsa from Trader Joe's was going to be just as it states - "hot!" haha Poor Guy!)

Okay, so this one doesn't have any egg but it is a breakfast meal. Seitan Scramble breakfast. It whips together in about ten minutes or less in the morning. If you cut up all the veggies in the morning you can fry this up in about five minutes or less! It stays in the fridge for about two days. BTW, the photo looks like the bagel has some "mold" or something - it got stuck in the container and torn off a little - no penicillin on the plate this morning.

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WAHMINSC 5/12/2010 8:38AM

    I just ate and those plates are making me hungry! Great job!

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Green Smoothie Recipe

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I like to call this new recipe of mine:
"Make a leprechaun jealous smoothie"

This is just something I whipped together this morning for a side drink of protein power but is amazing!

One Large Glass Serving:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or 1 serving of your favorite)
a large handful of spinach (Don't be afraid - spinach is actually sweet!)
1 cup soy, rice, or cow milk
3/4 of a pear

Half Glass Power Punch with less calories:
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
a large handful of spinach
1/2 cup soy, rice, or cow milk
Quarter of a pear

Blend together and drink right away. I made myself a smaller portion while the hubster had a larger one. We also threw in some freshly ground flax seeds too.

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SUGIRL06 5/12/2010 8:46AM

    And I will be having this for breakfast tomorrow. Substitute an apple for the pear. Gotta work with what I have! I even have flaxseed meal:) I love green smoothies!

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LOVEYORKIES 5/12/2010 8:30AM

    Thanks for the recipe! I'll give it a try. I'm use to putting spinach in my Vita-Mix, but I've never tried a pear, so I'm looking forward to it! Thanks again!

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