Taco Filling Joy, featuring Vegan meats!

Italian Seitan 

1/2 pack uptons seitan crumbles, pan seared in avacado-coconut oil

Add 1 large chopped onion, 1/3C chopped green onion, 1 Yellow bell pepper to the pan with a little water. Let the veggies cook for a few minutes.

Add 2-3 Tbs white wine vinegar, 1/3 roasted diced tomato. Simmer for 10 min.

Top with 1/4 C Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, 1/4C Hemp Nuts

Mix in your spices, Garlic powder and Nutritional yeast to taste

HempFu with Squash and Collards

1 Pack Tempt-brand chorizo HempFu, stir fried in olive oil, simmered with a little diced roasted tomato, 4 cloves crushed roasted garlic.

IN separate pan cook 1 chopped yellow-summer squash in a couple tbs water, splashes of red wine vinegar and thyme, Add 1 bunch chopped collards and some diced green onion. Combine with tofu for a delightful Taco filling and BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE!

Salty Tempeh with Oyster mushrooms and power greens

Pan fry 1 quart package oyster mushrooms, chopped in coconut oil.

Add cubed tempeh to the pan (lightlife brand is usually organic and cheap!) Fry for a few minutes with just mushrooms, to get the tempeh browning.

Add plenty of tamari, but not too much!! Let simmer for 20-30 minutes. It really takes a while for the tempeh to cook and marinate. Let the magic soak in.

Add power green on top last, cook with a little rice vinegar and H2O, Toss with roasted pumpkin and raw hemp nuts for body and substance. Try with chili powder and ginger.

Hot dog cancer warnings, walmart & Betty White’s good name

Its been since late October that the World Health organization classified hot dogs in the same dangerous cancer threat category like cigarettes.

Despite numerous protests on our YOUTUBE, calling on Walmart to be leaders & institute voluntary carcinogen labeling, the jury is OUT on gaining commitments and The Surgeon General is maybe holding off?

Meanwhile a hot dog industry pamphlet states on p.8 that Betty White eats a hot dog daily on the set of hot in Cleveland and credits them with her longevity. We have tweeted it to numerous animal and vegetarian celebrity twitters. And found the clip where this claim is substantiated. Betty Appears to be under Illuminati mind control, with this staged entertainment nonsense for product placement on Queen Latifah’s show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFYeEV9B9Ok

We hope Betty White will go back to being vegetarian as many of us know her for speaking out against fur on the Golden Girls. Join our plea for proper labeling on hot dogs and request the National Hot Dog & Sausage council stop glossing over their products carcinogenic threat level.

Please join the plea at your local Walmart, saying “We won’t wait” to be afforded all  the health information. To save activists from having to debate vernacular, you can call it a “PLEA” with Walmart, so people don’t have to worry if they are protesting, demonstrating, occupying etc. Its about going there and getting our plea across to management and getting it on tape, see our videos for more inspiration!

Need more encouragement for getting your plea into Walmart or another major retail leader with ever processed meat oimaginable? See our protest toolkit blog that goes into Manure, Slaugterhouse deadones, and biosphere concerns, and of course the terrible prolonged oppression of animals http://bit.ly/1JEUP1c

Hot Dog Half Sheet Hand-out for demos!! http://bit.ly/1TFU51b

Print with Clean up Cargill Half Sheet hand out http://bit.ly/1QHeTiA

Hashtags: #HotDogCancerWarning #WalmartCancerPlea

 

 

Meat Free plea to climate resilience task force, Email sent to all Members!

Dear Climate Resilience taskforce member [view members here http://1.usa.gov/1GmDrro],  Thank you for your service on the Climate Resilience & Preparedness task force, Part of President Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality!

I’m seeking some comments for a press report on agricultural stewardship. I am following up with Climate leaders to find out what is working in regards to agricultural initiatives. The City of Cleveland has a pretty advanced sustainability department and although City Hall passed a very agriculturally-aware Meatless Monday Resolution (PDFs and Story up here: http://bit.ly/1NqsoBa), it’s been an incredible challenge to gain participation from Schools and Hospitals. 
 
Do some school districts in your area honor meat free days? Sir Paul Mccartney has a great video plea to school systems every environmental leader should see http://bitly.com/1BkQ987

Meat Free Days also support adequate fruit and veggie servings. It’s credited with helping student health in districts like San Diego where officials tout it as a preventative measure against childhood obesity.
 
My Agricultural Progress initiative advocates for such sustainable menu adjustments. I’m interested to find out, if it’s being picked up at all in your part of town? Have hospital systems embraced and implemented sustainable menu plans? Have institutional food services, such as in corrections facilities? 
 
Have you personally pushed for observance of “meat free days”? Would school board members/food service providers be willing to comment on the applicability and acceptance of the program? Would you consider taking actions in this regard, such as passing a resolution, or supporting a National Call for Meat Free/Factory Farm free menus with other member the Climate Task Force? 
Nursing homes, Psych Wards, and Assisted Living places are more environments where prioritizing service of cleaner plant foods can make a dent in conserving water while reducing methane emissions at this critical time.
 
Here’s come background information on this conservation day.
The Humane Society of the US are Primary advocates for Meatless Monday.
Here’s their campaign landing page: http://bit.ly/1cAHvfr
 
NE Ohio Sierra Club are environmental leaders advocating for Meat free Monday with support from Jane Goodall. Her quote enlightens the water and land implications of producing animal foods at the rate we have. Her thoughtful quote graces NE Ohio Sierra Clubs front page. http://bit.ly/1CMyLzD
 
My group has spearheaded a charge specifically to broach the unsavory subject that it’s not just manure runoff contributing to toxic algae blooms (a big concern on Ohio’s north coast) but toxic discharges from slaughterhouses that account for over 20% of toxic discharges to US surface Waters. As environmentalists, it’s incumbent upon us, I believe to look at the big picutre, and extent of resource abuses unfolding here. Just HOW MUCH of this is worth it? what’s the plan to reduce it these threats to water quality?
Meat free Days provide an important economic stimulation for “little guy” vegetable & grain farmers whose practices can be considered climate-friendly (by using less energy and water than the big meat producers)
 
I would LOVE to hear of any support from your Office, that we could report as signs of progress for the many observers in America concerned with sustainable farming. 
 
My appeal is super-personal because I started a #CleanUpCargill Initiative to put pressure on the company to overtly reduce these toxic discharges. I am appealing for help from the climate taskforce, to join these appeals to Cargill. 
Because Cargill is such a big agri-business, perpetuating a great deal of pain & aquatic Deadzones, it’s certainly a priority to me to uncover paths forward, to gain sustainability commitments that have hope for stabilizing key agricultural problems.
For water impact details,See Wasting our Waters report by Environment America:http://bit.ly/UQjB7M
Environmental Working Group EWG “meat eaters guide” delves into these hazards and recommends Meat free Monday Observance as well: bit.ly/1E6pOMJ
 
These are really important reasons to get involved. I hope to hear your feedback. We’d like to praise climate leaders who are implementing meat-reductions and DIVESTMENT from Factory Farms, through my reporting and club which will be so thankful. Its a chance to join UN Peace Ambassador Jane Goodall in good will conservation efforts.
 
P.S. at http://cle.clinic/1EFxgh6 there’s a Cleveland Clinic Wellness Grand Round (in the video series menu) that spends 20 minutes on hard science why plant based menus protect health. It’s true, we have so many diabetes, heart disease, and obesity risks, even promoting a modest adjustment like Meat free Monday or Factory Farm free commitments will nurture a food culture that helps millions of Americans running these health risks to diversify their diets.
 
P.p.s Here’s our most thorough appeal at the Ohio Statehouse to support overt meat reduction as a way to reduce manure runoff and protect health, the environment, and animals.
 Blessed MONDAY to you all! 🙂
Recent email (Dec 26 2015)  to Indiana, Fla, Santa Barbara and Houston TX members

Hi, this is XXXX who touched base briefly pleading for help from Climate Task Force members to help stabilize key agricultural problems.

And exciting bi-partisan opportunity has arisen to join the Senator from North Dakota in promoting creative uses for pulse crops. this is the sort of thing that your offices could put a poster up promoting heart healthy fiber from peas beans and pulses, and it would count toward emissions reductions and water quality conservation.
See Sen Hoevens tweet re: Lentils
Agricultural Progress initiative started #OpLentilLaunch to compliment these efforts and appeal for more back up in getting things going like “plant patties” in everyday americana diners/bars/grilles and promoting lentils to replace meat in psych wards, jails, and schools.
Also there’s a need for Canadian Hempseed also to serve this purpose for protein source diversity. Canada has a robust hemp farming sector that has only served to strengthen and nourish (never to cause failed drug tests) and these shelled hempseeds are perfect for institutional cafeterias and in mental Health recover (such as addiction recovery centers) because they have brain-supportive omega3s and are all around clean, easy to digest, and with immune supportive minerals.
Despite the seeds being much better know than ever (available at costco and trader joes, and CVS has a couple hemp ingredient products) there’s a glut of seeds in canada tat needs to be seriously looked at for attractive nutritional enrichment.
For more on the canada hemp glut
Tofu is also fantastic see our sure-fire “as good as fried chicken” recipe up at http://bit.ly/1jDVS73
Please, I hope its not too much trouble to consider assisting in the service of sustainable North American high-protein plant foods. I am really savvy and can make sure it’s the best possible circumstances for good PR all around,  So I hope you’d be willing to promote these foods or perhaps sign a sign-on-letter as a climate resilience taskforce member that supports things like”Meat Free Monday”
“Factory Farm Free Days”
have a blessed day and I’d like to heard back before the new year. thanks!!

Twitter PLEAS & protest strategy

Join #ActOnFarts Tweets to the taskforce to gain their support for at least meat Free monday! www.twitter.com/AGProgressOH Sign up now for twitter if you dont have it! Obama empaneled this task force comprised of State, Local, and Tribal leaders, as part of his Council on Environmental Quality. The Members, Listed here: http://1.usa.gov/1GmDrro, Came out with a report in 2013 that stopped short of recommending anyone eat less meat to reduce manure pollution, methane emissions, and a host of climate-disrupting/biodiversity depleting affects of animal agriculture. Please GET PUMPED to TAKE THEM ON. By all means these people should be helping us close down factory farms and getting in photo ops applauding schools, hospitals, municipal leaders that are in some way declaring Meat Free days in food services or declaring the importance of moderation for conservation’s sake at this time.

Climate resilience taskforce
@Goldfuss44 @WhiteHouseCEQ
@GovInslee @JerryBrownGov
@GovernorMarkell @governorcalvo
@MartinOMalley @GovernorQuinn
@GovPeterShumlin @MayorBecker
@PaulaBrooksOhio @carbajalsalud
@ericgarcetti @MayorHeartwell
@KJ_MayorJohnson @Michael_Nutter
@AnniseParker @MayorRogero
@dawnzimmernj @karendiver
@Utech44 @Deese44


National Call to Protest Climate Resilience Taskforce offices:
Find friends who would protest at their climate resilience taskforce member’s office. Call them with opportunities to support pro-veg agricultural harmony and clean up institutional meals. Email them. Tweet them. Thanks! It can be as simple as reading a meat free monday resolution from a supporting city in front of their offices & gov’t buildings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHeoaLdx9T4 

Crispy Tofu Tot recipe.

fecal waste

There a great Coating for Tofu to pan-fry!

3 parts nutritional years, 2 parts corn flour, .7 garlic salt (storebought) .3 garlic powder and more herbs.

shake this up with black pepper to taste!

The Extra Firm Tofu cubes dont have to be pressed between plates. Gently push it when draining a couple times but you need some moisture so the breading mix will coat right.

After first coat you can let the cubes sit for 15 minutes at least, this allows moisture to fully permeate the breading layer. When you add it back for a second coat you can just pour all the cubes in at ones, dount touch the breading. cubes separate naturally with the shaking.

The time consuming them is fishing the cubes out of the breading bucket. you may need to add a little flour or salt based on how the coating is tasting. or the breading mix.

Go at least 3 coats coating the cubes. Then you’ll be well set to have breading stick on. this recipe hasn’t failed so far using the corn flour!

Stick to a strong pan, don’t overcrowd the pan with cubes unless you’re ready to be super delicate rotating around. Let them harden and you’ll be good to go!!

This is the best crouton in ur life and the saltyness is pretty high altho u can play with is and swap garlic powder for a greater share.
Serve with dressing. Enjoy cold in pasta and even potato salad.

Appealing to Representatives, Mental Health Services Boards, and food policy councils for Less-Meat being served in Psych Wards & Jails

Look at the natural resource news, antibiotic overuse, manure runoff, climate change, factory farm cruelty, heart disease and cancer spikes from meat-heavy diets. Something has to be done.

So institutional food services at jails and hospitals are good places to start. Taxpayers pay for these places to be running, we should be supporting healthy farming practices, not just artificially cheap meat.

Some groups with Experience Greening Hospitals, and supporting meatless monday, are Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine www.pcrm.org and HealthCare Without Harm www.noharm.org

The meat served in these environments is cheap and not particularly health-promoting. And when it’s being served 4 times a day to the Mentally ill (who can be overweight) trapped in psych wards, that’s a cruddy deal for animals and the environment, a place where we could be conserving resources to a great extent and with urgency!

Go to your Local Mental Health Services Board or other Public Health Meeting. Each county has a Mental Health Board or Health Agecy that may have public meetings. Look up the one in your metro area. These groups should be concerned for several reasons:

1) Healthy Balanced fat intake affirms mental health, and adequate omega-3s are essential to recovery. When patients have so much meat, it could throw off this balance.

2) Vegetables and colorful foods have freshness and healthy nutrients making it “feel good food”

3) vegan meals have cleaner fats and heart healthy fiber that nurtures healthy habits.

4) it’s worth it to make a dent for resource conservation, emissions reductions, and water quality. The Pharma drugs in the water is an issue

QUOTE DOCTORS!! 

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Dr Roxanne Sukol insightful interview on why everyone needs healthy veggie meals, focused on fiber and real food: http://www.meatlessmonday.com/articles/cleveland-city-mayor-signs-meatless-monday-resolution/
Cleveland Clinic Wellness 20 minute Meatless Monday presentation with DR Patton, deals with positive health outcomes (heart disease, stroke, diabetes) and touches on emissions reducs!
“meatless monday” in the video section.
Find out more about the extensive pollution and depletion that your local Representatives, mental health services boards, and food policy councils can turn-around by recommending less meat be served in the Psych wards, hospitals in general, and in corrections facilities. http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/meat-consumption/

Peanutty Chocolate No-Bake Hempseed Goo Balls

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With it being so urgent that we all think about our food choices and farming practices, getting goo balls out in general, is such a genuinely valuable service! It’s one of the best treats around that people crave. Arrange for their production today! Spark your own brainfood breakfast treats. These are so dense, its a meal in itself, with over 400 Calories! We want this recipe benefitting collective strength, so bakeries with the right training & equipment – feel free to produce these and stay abreast of our no-bake recipe ideas.


GOO BALL RECIPE (Makes 85 or so 2.8 oz balls) Sorry you’ll have to do math until we do it in anythign but a 30 qt Hobart mixer!

IN coffee grinder, grind 3c whole toasted hemp seeds, 1.5C cacao nibs, 1/2C chia seed. The Hempseeds clump the most when grinding so you may need to de-clumpify them with a spoon. Don’t pack the grinder so full of seeds, which will slow it down. Add these fresh powdered superfoods to the mixing bowl as you grind!

Add rest of these Dry ingredients:

12c organic puffed cereal

11oz crushed organic Nature’s Path Fruit Juice sweetened cornflakes.

3C Dried sweetened cranberry,

26oz Chocolate chips,

4.5c Hemp Nuts.

Get Paddle affixed in mixer and blend these dry ingredients!

Prepare nut butters: 97oz Natural Peanut Butter (we use 365 brand, BUY NATURAL and take the time to stir it. DO NOT bother with added palm oil or trans-fats PBs!)

26 oz almond butter ( with 5 tbs hempseed oil stirred, pounded into nut butter for several minutes until smooth with the added oilyness)

ADD these nut butters to the dry mix, Start and stop the mixer maybe 4 times while addingthe  nut butters. Taking time to turn up the material that might not be getting dredged up from the bottom, and scraping the wall to get goo into the center to mix up efficiently. YOU DO NOT WANT to overmix.

add 1.5C Maple Syrup as the mixer spins, aiming so the syrup drops in the center and then toward the walls, in a gradual delicate pattern. One stop to turn goo into the center when applying the syrup is nice.
Scrape stickyness off the walls if you notice nut butter sticking to the walls instead of intermixed with the rest of material. some scrapes off the wall and a couple mixes takes care of this quick!

Jane Goodall on Meatless Monday, becoming vegetarian or vegan

Dr Jane Goodall, UN Peace envoy read the Cleveland Meatless Monday Resolution and sent us her praise! THANK YOU Jane for making this world a healthy home.
For full text of the Cleveland Meatless Monday resolution (precedent setting for it’s agricultural awareness) click here http://bit.ly/1NqsoBa
Quote by Dr. Jane Goodall

“By becoming vegetarian or vegan, or even just eating less meat, you can make a big difference. It will help animals and it will help the planet. As more and more people eat more and more meat, forests are cleared to provide land to grow grain to feed the billions of animals confined in horrendous factory farms.These animals produce large amounts of methane gas during the process of digestion – an even more potent greenhouse gas than CO2. And the waste from the operations is washed into rivers and lakes, poisoning the water and creating algae blooms. And finally, remember that cows, pigs, chickens and other farmed animals are not just machines – like us they feel pain and know emotions such as contentment and depression. So many people tell me they love animals – but make food choices that do not reflect that love. I fully support the Meatless Monday campaign, helping people in the Cleveland community realize the power of their choices when they band together to help make our world a better place.”

Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute &
UN Messenger of Peace