Vegan shrimp rules; real shrimp is terrible for the environment »
I know, you’re like, “Yeah, yeah—tell me something I don’t know,” right, smartypants? I’ll just reiterate a few points of interest, from a recent post of The Atlantic, then showcase pictures of vegan shrimp (the real reason we’re both here). Vegan shrimp is delicious! And since it’s somewhat hard to get a hold of, doesn’t that mean it’s a delicacy? Of course it does.
- Biologist J. Boone Kaufman of Oregon State University has calculated that “tiny little shrimp may be the most costly animal you can eat, when measured in terms of its negative impact on the environment.”
- “One pound of frozen shrimp adds one ton of carbon dioxide — more than 10 times that produced by the equivalent amount of beef raised on cleared rainforest land.” Yikes!
- “Most of the world’s farmed shrimp is produced on coastal farms, in Southeast Asia, that were created by destroying mangrove forests”. The very same forests that would help eliminate much of the carbon dioxide in the air! Plus, the farms are usually abandoned after about 10 years, due to the awful effects upon the soil. The land is pretty much unusable for about 40 years. Awesome.
Everything on this table is vegan, including the shrimp cocktail in back! Faux shrimp + Trader Joe’s cocktail sauce = astonished party guests.
Veggie Praram with veggie shrimp at Thai Idea! You can add the ‘shrimp’ to any entree. Go ahead, treat yourself (it’s like an extra $1.50). Taken with Instagram, because I just got my first iPhone. I’m (jennybradleyyo) Instagramming my way through life!
Look at this spread from Adrienne of Crack the Plates’ vegan wine and cheese party! There’s cashew brie en croute with fig preserves, jerk seitan skewers, nasu dengaku, kunafa—it looks SO CRAZY GOOD. Why are you all not inviting us to parties like this? Right, because we (I) would eat all of the food, like, immediately. Amazing.
Harvest Home and Vegansaurus dessert party! You’re coming! »
This is a reminder! Next Friday, Mar. 11 is the vegan dessert party for Harvest Home Sanctuary! Y’all better be there to eat many delicious vegan desserts and party with the excellent people from Harvest Home Sanctuary.
RSVP here and read the last post for more details and put it on your calendar and get ready to EAT and meet other rad vegans making it happen and doing it to it and all that. Yes.
[adorable owl cupcake via *sfw*]