Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Let's hash a few things out, shall we?

Did somebody say hangover?!
Well, you might love your sweetie so much on Valentines day that you get a hangover just thinking about them.. but love hangover or alcohol hangover.. I have the cure.   Greasy fried food.

Oh, you didn't think we vegans could do that, did you?
Think again dear one...

So, it dawned on me the other day while talking to my mother about a couple of gals she knows that have either gone or are going vegan, that you guys really don't know the first thing about what happens to those baby boy chicks soon after a laying hen lays for your eggs.


Let's talk about this.

What happens to the 250 million male chicks born to hens in the U.S. egg industry each year?

Along with defective and slow-hatching female chicks, they are trashed as soon as they hatch. Upon breaking out of their shells, instead of being sheltered by a mother’s wings, the newborns are ground up alive, electrocuted, or thrown into trashcans where they slowly suffocate on top of one another, peeping to death while a human foot stomps them down to make more room for more chicks. Because the male chicken of the egg industry cannot lay eggs, and has not been genetically manipulated for profitable meat production, he is of no use to the egg industry. Destruction of unwanted male chicks is a worldwide practice.

Good god people... are you ok with this?
I'm going to show you the hard truth here and take a good look at what you're supporting when you eat eggs:

Please just say no.

And if you choose to continue to purchase grocery store eggs after seeing and reading this, well, then I hope the guy in the picture at the top starts chasing you and you have no protection.. I'll gurantee even with all that weight on his head he can move faster than you... don't mess with him.


So why this talk about chicks, eggs - and albeit that gorgeous (unfortunately) beef cow above?

Because it's time for our next breakfast recipe!  

Corned beef hash with eggs and cheese, that's what we're here for!  (don't even get me started again on the dairy cow.)

This is a grease filled love-fest that everyone can enjoy!

Well - as long as you're doing it responsibly... and speaking of responsible, let's do the numbers:

Corned Beef Hash                      Corny Vegan Hash
Calories - 350                                     135
Total Fat  - 22                                       6
Cholesterol -  70                                   0
Sodium -   900                                    238
Total Carbs - 20                                   13
Fiber - 1.9                                           2.0
Protein - 18.1                                       9.6
WW Pts -  9                                         4

So - I guess the question is -- when will this take place?
Am I once again going to be alone in my quest for the perfect vegan breakfast?
Will I be nursing a hangover?

The answers to all these burning questions and more will be revealed in the next Rainbows Of Vegan Love blog entry.

Keep it tuned!

Music enjoyed while blogging
A heater

Current Craving:
A burrito

Current Motivation:
Praying for my car...  currently, she's dead at Firestone.  :(

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