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Inside My Super Powered Healthy Vegan Pantry

 


How I wish I could sing the praises of the Vegetarian Food Fair's choice of food to eat. Sadly, myself and the other nutritionistas who were there were left with little choice but to bring our own lunch and dinner with us. Remember last year's write up about the fair? Despite my best efforts that included meeting with a Veg Association staff member earlier in the year, who is no longer with the organization, and a call and recommendations to a current staff member, the fair was still overwhelmingly swarmed by the worst of the worst when it comes to vegetarian food: soy in all manner of configurations.

There are many reasons people may choose to go vegetarian and vegan and sadly, the Vegetarian Association seems stuck on its original mandate of saving animals. This is, and rightly so, a super fantastic reason to choose a veggie or vegan lifestyle but it fails to take into account what is best for personal and environment health. Loads of soy does nothing to benefit either. Not to mention that unless certified organic, all soy grown in North America is genetically modified, it can also be incredibly tough to digest, many people are prone to sensitivities and when we start molding and shaping it to resemble our favourite meat foods, it starts to require a whole host of preservatives, additives, chemical processing, and packaging which sucks the life force out of the food, moves it from healthy building to disease building and requires massive amount of energy to produce.

 

Question Of  The Day: What is your fave plant-based pantry staple?

 

24 Responses to “Inside My Super Powered Healthy Vegan Pantry”

  1. Anna Banana said…
    There is an overwhelming amount of soy and "fake" items in a lot of vegan literature and websites too. The main reason is to appeal to omnivores and vegetarians who feel that they will miss out and just can't give up that ice cream sundae or turkey sandwich. I was a meat-eater who ate lots of processed food. I didn't know how to cook and had a tiny budget. But, I saw slaughter videos one day and immediately went vegetarian, not knowing what I was going to eat. I think it is an easy transition for a lot of people changing their food habits for the ethical reason of the animals. However, the more research I did on the food industry the more it seemed that health is also an ethical reason. It is unethical for our society to be told that processed foods and meat and dairy are good for us and not provide nutritional education. And that's how I got to this wonderful blog as I attempt to go healthy vegan. :) Quinoa. Couldn't live without quinoa...
  2. [...] sodium saturated and MSG rich veggie foods. How I wish they weren’t still rampant at the Veg Fair this year and how I wish wish wish people didn’t still buy into the concept that simply being [...]
  3. [...] sodium saturated and MSG rich veggie foods. How I wish they weren’t still rampant at the Veg Fair this year and how I wish wish wish people didn’t still buy into the concept that simply being [...]
  4. Susan Ho said…
    Yeah, so excited to watch new videos again :) Very informative, as always. I so admire your pantry. Would love to get organized with the jars like you have. Where did you purchase the jars from?
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Tap Phong in China town. Love the square ones as they line up so nicely.
  5. Austin said…
    You have my dream pantry! Just curious as to where you found those glass containers if you wouldn't mind sharing.

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