Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue, Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn børk! børk! børk!"

Let me introduce you to my horse.
This, is Shadowfax.  And yes.. Shadowfax is my horse.  (In my dreams). 
I'm telling you what, if there was a perfect horse for me, it would be this one.  Granted, I love all horses.. but how gorgous is Shadowfax?

Ok, ok.. I'm getting off track.
We're going to talk about horsemeat... if you remember correctly, we delved into it a bit in this blog post quite a while back when I made a burger from everything that horses eat.

Well, we're going to talk about why you SHOULDN'T eat horses!

First of all.. I'm not going to go into the whole thing about: "Well, it's the same reason you don't eat cats and dogs!"  Nawh.. I don't subscribe to that.  You shouldn't eat any animal.. AT ALL.  But what's so bad about horsemeat for our health?

For one:
Horse meat, particularly that from horses that were not raised solely for meat production tends to be tainted from the drugs and chemicals used to keep the horses healthy, this is why some countries are now banning meat from American horses from being imported as a food source. Ingestion of tainted horse meat can cause all sorts of problems the most severe of which is death of the consumer.

This considered.. it's also known as another 'red meat'.. and we all know the dangers of red meat:

 “red or processed meats are convincing or probable sources of some cancers.” A report says evidence is convincing for a link between red meat, processed meat, and colorectal cancer, and limited but suggestive for links to lung, esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, and endometrial cancers".


So, why are we talking about horses, and what's with the Swedish Chef and his oops in IKEA Meatballs?
Do you remember something about IKEA's meatballs having horsemeat in them a while back?  

WELL dear Swedish Chef lover....

We're going to revisit something that I bought for a dollar long before I was vegan after a long day of buying cheap Swedish items in a big fancy store.. and yes, I thought it was one of the most yummy things ever (cuz my tastebuds never died!)

Ikea's swedish meatballs, with potatoes and lingonberry jam.

And I'm going to veganize it for you, world... on my boat house, in Sweden.

Just kidding.

Let's do some numbers:
Swedish Meatballs                      Svegish Meatballs
                         6 meatballs w/gravy
Calories - 190                                         85
Total Fat  - 13                                          5
Cholesterol - 65                                       0
Sodium - 370                                         146
Total Carbs - 5                                         6
Fiber - 0                                                  3
Protein - 16                                             8
WW Pts - 5                                             2

So, this weekend at whence point where I have nothing going on.. (does this time exist this weekend?)  I will be turning Swedish.. singing swedish songs, pretending I'm a natural sunkissed blonde instead of a dirty one.  (don't go there).  And rolling meatballs, mashing potatoes, spreading the lingonberries....

On my houseboat in Sweden, remember?

There are my victims right now! ^^ Gotta go!

och håll ögonen öppna my dear friends..

Until this weekend.
Be kind!

Music enjoyed while blogging:
Subsonic Radio - (Wildest ride in the wilderness!)

Current craving:
Vegan meatballs

Current Motivation:
Catching up on a soap opera.

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