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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Week in Vegan: Foie Gras, Free Food and Fun-Loving Racoons

Posted By on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:06 PM


This week's most controversial news item (in terms of veganism, of course) is California's foie gras ban. The state is allegedly divided on whether torturing animals in order to make them more and more delicious is cool or not, because that's the kind of thing we just can't agree on. If anyone cares — and you do — I'm totally against foie gras and totally for geese being hella cute and also left alone. 

Chipotle will give you free food if you try their vegan offerings on January 26. Considering that I already eat Sofritas for breakfast, lunch and dinner you can bet I will be at my local burriterie (this is a word) tearing everything up and also probably passed-out without pants in a pile of tacos. (No, I don't know why I won't be wearing pants. That's just a thing I won't be doing.)

Just because you're vegan doesn't mean you're healthy, so here are some ideas on how to be both cruelty-free and running optimally at all times. I guess running in general might help, but you know, baby steps. 

Here's why people fail at vegan diets. It's not because the food's not as filling or because we're all dying of protein-deficiency, but because some go at it too quickly. So if your new year's resolution is to go vegan, give yourself a break and go slowly. You can do it!

Now there's vegan bacon grease, so life is one again worth living. 

Oh, and artisanal vegan cheese is here, too… in case you were wondering. 

It's Monday, so let's look forward to the week by watching this racoon happily freak out in a whole bunch of water. 
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