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Monday, December 8, 2014

The Week in Vegan: Gifts, Egg Nog, and Lab-Grown Milk?

Posted By on Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM


Can milk be grown in a lab? And if it can, will you be drinking basically all of it while waiting for lab grown cheese to happen? It's called Muufir and it is literally the future.

Some sobering news from New York magazine: An estimated 84 percent of vegetarians are becoming "former vegetarians," because beef and chicken are just too much to fight! Why do people go back? Some may have gone vegetarian too quickly and some have difficulty sticking to what NY mag refers to as a "pure" diet. So do what I did! Take six months to remove meat from your diet and see how it works. Going cold turkey is always the moist problematic way to quit something.

Cory Booker, who is your crush for the month of December, is all up in the twitters talking about how great being vegan is. Usually I'd sideeye this type of business, but a prominent political figure supporting a cruelty-free lifestyle and not being smug or preachy about it? I've got a little time for that. (And so have you!)

Everything about Emily Deschanel is perfect, including the fact that she wants to save as many animal lives as she can. Now if only Bones were good again...Guess you can't have everything.

Ready for gift-giving? Here are more vegan treats than you can shake a stick at. (I love shaking sticks, though.)

Here's a recipe for vegan egg nog, if you're into that Stier if thing. Personally, nog makes me nauseated after a few sips (might be all the whiskey), but you do what you have to do.

It's Monday, and your plan to hide from this week is probably going as well as this guinea pig's attempt to hide in a dog. No, that's not a typo.

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