“Fishing” for Activism

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I had never been an animal rights activist before I watched the movie Blackfish. I mean, I’d always loved puppies and kittens and hated the idea of shelters, but I wouldn’t say I’d ever really preached about it. And I know, Blackfish is considered “old news” since it came out in January 2013, but I think it’s something that should still be revisited. After all, it has been the source of a lot of new animal activists—including me. For those of you who don’t know, Blackfish is a documentary aimed at exposing SeaWorld, as well as other parks affiliated with SeaWorld, for their torture and cruelty towards orca killer whales. The film interviews former animal trainers, divers, and executives to get their real-life stories and experiences working for SeaWorld. Continue reading

Cooking College-Style

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So I may have lied a little bit. I know I said that I’d only post pictures of my “college style” meals, but I decided to be a little creative last night. I decided to make a recipe for Garlic Broccoli Angel Hair Pasta I found while I was searching online for new stuff to eat the other day. In reality, it probably only took about a half hour from prep to completion, but it definitely required a lot more effort than I usually put in for dinner (although that really isn’t saying much since most of my meals are made in the microwave), so I think this can still be considered a “college style” meal! Continue reading

Oh My Veggie!

veggiesI know I expressed my love for carbs in my last post, but have I ever said how much I love veggies? Tonight I made an entire bag of Birds Eye Steamfresh Asian Medley vegetables. And you know what? I ate that whole bag, too. I know I talked about moderation and portion control, but this is arguably the only “meal” I make that I just can’t talk myself out of eating the whole thing. With the entire bag taking only 7 1/2 minutes to cook (in the microwave, may I add), amounting to 226 calories, 1360mg of calcium (360 over the FDA‘s recommended intake!), and 7.6g of protein, these veggies just keep getting better. Continue reading

Lifestyles of the Broke and the Hungry

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Sooo…this is what it looks like to be a real vegetarian on a college student’s budget (“real,” meaning that I’ve been eating meat-free for about 15 years and I don’t only eat salads and kale). With that in mind, I’d like to point out that I am a religious carb-eater. Because of this, many people ask me, “If you only eat carbs, how are you not overweight?” The answer is simple—portion control (and I don’t only eat carbs). Is it absolutely 100%, perfectly healthy? No, but I do take my multivitamins and iron supplements every day while also visiting my doctors regularly, just like everyone else. Trust me, all of my doctors know that I’ve been a vegetarian for this long, especially since I’ve been going to some of them for most of my life. They have never once been concerned about my health, weight, or lifestyle. So neither should you. Continue reading