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is an egg a vegetarian food?

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Posted by vegrecipes - February 26, 2013 at 1:30 am

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Vegetarian Is God’s Plan for His People

These opinions conflict in the said groups, even among their peers. What does God say on this subject? Genesis 1:29 shows God speaking to Adam and Eve where he outlines the perfect diet for his newly created children. “Behold, l have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for meat.” Herb bearing seed refers to grains, legumes and seeds. Fruit of a tree yielding seed refers to fruit and nuts.
In Genesis 3:18, the Bible speaks of another food that was introduced after 5 sin entered. “Thou shall eat the herb of the field.” This verse is referring to vegetables, especially the greens. Notice the last phrase of Gen 1:29 “…to you it shall be for meat.” The newer versions state more accurately ~ “…food”. It is in the seed that we find the protein component of food. The seed is the reproductive part of the plant, a bit like a chicken egg. To be able to reproduce, the seed must contain all the essential amino acids that make up protein, otherwise life could not come out of a seed. Here God is stressing the importance of protein.

I would like us to consider some scientific facts about protein. The membrane surrounding every cell in the body is 50% protein and 50% fat. The DNA in the nucleus of the cell is programmed to repair and uses amino acids to repair.
The little furnace inside the cell where glucose and oxygen are burnt to produce energy is conducted through a chain of chemical reactions which all require different amino acids. The neurotransmitters which are the chemical messengers relaying communications from nerve cell to nerve cell are made up of amino acids.
The liver is designed to break up poisons, converting them from a fat soluble state to a water soluble state enabling them to be easily released out of the body via the sweat glands and the urine. This is accomplished in three phases. In the second phase the metabolite produced in phase one is joined together with amino acids. This union creates the water soluble state. Without sufficient protein the amino acids are not available and so toxic build up results in the body. This is one of the causes of sickness today. Many proteins function as enzymes. Examples of these are salivary amylase, pepsin and lactase, which are enzymes involved in the digestion of food. No wonder God said the seed with all its amino acids is important. In Australia and New Zealand today a large amount of people are eating meat from animals to get their protein. ls this a viable option? How does it compare with vegetable protein? There is no mention of animal protein in the Garden of Eden. There was no death and only through the death of an animal can the meat be available. There are many negatives surrounding the death of an animal for meat. Was the animal diseased or well? Disease abounds in the animal kingdom with a large proportion raised in feed lots and. production lines. This results in environmental poisons, antibiotics, growth stimulants and a lack of proper food, to name a few. Animals experience fear. When the overcrowded trucks arrive at the abattoirs the animals smell blood and death. The fear it experiences affects the meat. Diseased body parts are discarded. The rest of the body is used with the same blood and tissue that was previously connected to the diseased sections.Mad Cows Disease is alive and well. The prions that cause MCD cannot be destroyed. Many cases of alziemers and senile dementia are MCD. Howard Lyman, a fourth generation cattle farmer who ran feed lot operations for twenty years, expertly shows the dangers of meat eating and the real threat of MCD in his book Mad Cowboy.The gastro intestinal tract of humans is not designed for meat digestion.

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Posted by vegrecipes - September 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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Should I get this bunny?(: (picture inside)?

Asked: Should I get this bunny?(: (picture inside)?

Is she a new zealand?
She's free on Craigslist along with a cage food and hay.
I have two pet mice and a medium-sized flufffffy white dog. Will she get along with wither of them?
Does she look like a purebred?
How big will she get?
Thanks all(: (no rude comments; i know what im getting myself into. i am a vegetarian- i love animals. ive done plenty of research about rabbits. ive volubteered at a rabbit shelter before.. i cant adopt though because they charged 90 flippin dollars….)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85140059@N08/7792506010/

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Posted by vegrecipes - August 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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Sexy Vegetarian Cooking – Easy Recipes for Beginners – Episode 1

Honey Rose shows you step-by-step how to make a simple vegetarian dish, similar to ratatouille. This recipe serves two, but no measurements are needed! If you are complete beginner, this video is for you! If you are looking to save money, this is a low-cost option. If you want to save time, and cook something quick, this needs almost no cooking time at all. You will need: Red onion Tomatoes Zucchini Olive Oil (optional Coconut Oil and Hemp Oil) Salt (himalayan crystal salt if possible) Mixed dried herbs Dried chili flakes Dried bell pepper/capsicum flakes Granulated/powdered garlic Black pepper Filmed and edited by Honey Rose, at her home in New Zealand.

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Posted by vegrecipes - January 6, 2012 at 3:30 am

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HELP NOW , my mom wants to kill my cats kittens !!!!?

f Asked: HELP NOW , my mom wants to kill my cats kittens !!!!?

My mom is a hunter, Im a vegetarian pet lover, I saved up my birthday money from my parents and stuff about 3 years back, I went down to the spca and got a sweet cat about 5 months old and she couldn't even meow properly it was so sad, we brought her home and my mom was angry about it she says cats freak her out and that they smell really bad .
but we've fought about animals a lot.
but sorry about the typing I usually type good its almost 2am now and I woke up to find my cat making noises she was outside in the hall and basically me and my mom just helped her give birth and i had done Research so it wasn't to bad she ended up having 7 so far and its been a couple of hours I called my dad who's in new zealand visiting family
my mom told me 20 mins ago she thinks kittens are to much ttroubleand she told me stop looking at them she wanted to shoot them before I get attached to them but Im already in love with them she is giving my the bull crap that Im only 16 and shes the parent HELP ME IM SO UPSET.

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Posted by vegrecipes - November 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

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Why is it green to go vegetarian?

We never really think about how much of the planet’s resources we use to consume a piece of meat. People are simply not aware of the facts about meat production and even if they are, not enough to change their priorities about food, or they are just too lazy to change the diet because being vegetarian is the whole art: you need to know the recipes, you need to be creative and also be positive about your decision to be veggie. But it doesn’t matter much when you realise how much negative impact meat production has on environment. For me personally, I can’t have a flesh of meat in my mouth even when I’m really hungry because I choose to care, to make the planet a better and a cleaner place. So now I will give you some simple facts about meat.

There were about 6.5 billion people living on earth in 2008, and population is expected to rise up to 9 billion by 2050, and as this number continues to grow, our requirement for food will also grow. We use about 30% of the total soil for production which causes a very big damage to earth through soil erosion, deforestation, desertification and others. People consume a lot of meat and seafood, and that is why the demand for these two ingredients rise dramatically. As the demand rises, people have to breed more and more animals as cheaply as possible. Of course the animals have to be fed properly in order to become a good source of protein on people’s plates. I understand this demand for meat as I was enjoying meat for 20 years of my life before I began to feel compassionate about animals and environment.

Gathering all the information on this issue I came across a lot of controversies. The thing is, all the meat-eaters (and it’s a major part of the world’s population) are proving the essentiality of meat in our food intake. They give facts about people’s needs for animal protein, and other minerals that we can’t find a substitute for in any plant on earth.
However, many great world leaders, brilliant scientists have also proven that vegetarian lifestyle would make a huge positive difference in the world.

Would you ever open your fridge, pull out twenty plates of pasta and chuck them into the bin, and then, eat only one plate of food? How about leveling fifty-five square feet of rainforest for one lunch or dumping two-thousand-five-hundred gallons of water down the drain? Of course you wouldn’t. However, just eating half a kilo of meat will cause this.

This is the extract from the article written by Hui-Ming Toh, Auckland, New Zealand, a sister of Supreme Master Ching Hai – a spiritual leader, a proponent of a vegan diet.

I don’t want to convince someone to be vegetarian, but I really do know the facts about how much they suffer from people’s cruelty and how much damage by this people make to themselves:

To produce 1 pound of beef we have to use 4.8 pounds of grain, while this grain could be used to feed people who suffer from hunger.

Producing the same 1 pound of beef requires 2500 gallons of water while it requires only 139 gallons to produce 1 pound of wheat. Huge amounts of water are used to feed meat-eaters and think about how valuable this water is for African kids. Notice also that it is a non-renewable natural resource.

For the last forty years emissions of the three main greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) has increased by 70% (!!!). Agriculture emissions have grown by 27%. But the most shocking fact is this: Worldwide, farmed animals produce more greenhouse gas emissions (18%) than the entire transport system.1 It is also known that cows and sheep are responsible for 37% of the total methane generated by human activity.

Aquaculture – fish farming; it is also responsible for pollution

The vast amounts of land used to raise animals cause environmental issues such as habitat destruction and deforestation. Going vegetarian will halve the land-use of your diet.

The big issue that the planet face is that there is a growing number of people that get hungry every day as well as pollution and toxins emitted into the air. These two problems go against each other, because we need to increase food production while reversing the damage that has already been done to the planet. We cannot solve it by continuing producing meat in amounts we do today. Moreover, meat production requires huge amounts of energy. The average fossil fuel energy input for all the animal protein production is around 25 kilocalories (kcal) fossil energy input per 1 kilocalorie of protein produced, more than 11 times greater than that for grain protein production.2

About the damage that meat brings to people’s health almost know everyone. It is obvious that even a little amount of meat in people’s diet increase the level of toxins and the risk of heart decease. It has been scientifically proven that vegetables give us all necessary vitamins and minerals our bodies need. What is also very important to know is that animal like a cow is not any worse than your pet, would it be a dog or a cat. You don’t slaughter them, right? You will never murder your pet to fulfill your hungry stomach. So why would you kill another animal to stay alive? Do you think it’s right to be fair to some animals and be completely cruel to others just because of your habit to eat them? Think about it.

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. ~Albert Einstein

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Posted by vegrecipes - August 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm

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TEDxTheHague – Kathy Voyles – Changing the World One Dinner at a Time

Kathy Voyles, Cook, connector, food inspirer, gardener, local food lover, speaker and writer. I grew up on a dairy farm in the grasslands of New Zealand. My earliest memories are of my mother Patricia making picnics for the once weekly trip to "town". Those picnics featured egg and bacon pies, caramel meringue squares and of course, that staple of country life, a thermos of tea. I also remember my American dad Woody cooking up chili beans, pumpkin pies and churning homemade vanilla ice cream and our wonderful vegetable garden. I graduated a long time ago as a School Dental Therapist (1982), responsible for the care of the deciduous and permanent dentition of children enrolled at schools in the far north of New Zealand. These clinics were referred to fondly as the "Murder House" by all New Zealand school children at the time. Please do be assured that I used lots of local anesthetic while drilling and filling. While spending much time teaching preventive health care, giving lessons on nutrition and cooking skills, I began to see the joy that cooking and sharing food brings to both kids and grown-ups. We made loads of "Friendship Soup" with sacks full of sweet potatoes and homegrown produce. It was fun travelling around the wild north with its glittering black sands and giant Kauri trees. I enjoyed those postings immensely, even working in the caravan with the notorious "spit bowl" and portable drills. For the last 20 years I have worked in media, with Human Rights NGOs <b>…</b>

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Posted by vegrecipes - July 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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TEDxTheHague – Kathy Voyles – Freshly prepared, healthy food

Kathy Voyles, Cook, connector, food inspirer, gardener, local food lover, speaker and writer. I grew up on a dairy farm in the grasslands of New Zealand. My earliest memories are of my mother Patricia making picnics for the once weekly trip to "town". Those picnics featured egg and bacon pies, caramel meringue squares and of course, that staple of country life, a thermos of tea. I also remember my American dad Woody cooking up chili beans, pumpkin pies and churning homemade vanilla ice cream and our wonderful vegetable garden. I graduated a long time ago as a School Dental Therapist (1982), responsible for the care of the deciduous and permanent dentition of children enrolled at schools in the far north of New Zealand. These clinics were referred to fondly as the "Murder House" by all New Zealand school children at the time. Please do be assured that I used lots of local anesthetic while drilling and filling. While spending much time teaching preventive health care, giving lessons on nutrition and cooking skills, I began to see the joy that cooking and sharing food brings to both kids and grown-ups. We made loads of "Friendship Soup" with sacks full of sweet potatoes and homegrown produce. It was fun travelling around the wild north with its glittering black sands and giant Kauri trees. I enjoyed those postings immensely, even working in the caravan with the notorious "spit bowl" and portable drills. For the last 20 years I have worked in media, with Human Rights NGOs <b>…</b>

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Posted by vegrecipes - July 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

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