Instead of poultry. Instead of beef. Garden burger, veggie burger. Right here what you see up here, this is one of the best items on the market. Again, not the healthiest food in the world, but certainly better than your meat. This is called the Riblets. I want you to try it.
If you haven’t tried this, go to Publix, Whole Foods, and get all this food at Publix and Whole Foods. It is really amazing. If you try it out on your family, you tell them it’s meat, I’d love to see the response they give. It really is good stuff.
And remember, all meat, dairy and egg products go through a process. It doesn’t just magically form. In this case, the process involves killing, cooking, pasteurization, refrigeration, freezing, and we cannot forget the all important seasoning.
I remember going to McDonald’s as a child, and I didn’t just get a slab of meat. A slab of meat had herbs and spices put into it, was put on the grill, cooked, and then it came to me with a bun, lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard and onions. And a pickle. What all those things are made of? Plants. We put condiments, spice and herbs on the meat to make it taste better, in fact, what would meat be without plants? It would just be a dead animal. Would be a carcass on your plate. It would be no different from road kill.
So the word of the day is “Vegan”. A vegan is somebody who chooses not to eat any meat, dairy, eggs or fish. And again, how is this extreme? How is it extreme not to be drinking the milk of any other species? How is it extreme not to be eating hen periods? How is it extreme not to be participating in a system that unnecessarily kills animals? A lot of kids say, even after all this, they are still like “What do I eat as vegan”?
Now, all these products are vegan. There is no meat, no dairy, no eggs. But this is all crap. This is unhealthy. This is the junk food vegan. Now the kids get all excited and say “All right, I am going vegan!” And just God knows what they are telling the parents. If your diet consists of nothing but Oreos, Skittles, Airheads, Fritos, Sour Patch Kids, and Big League Chew you are going to die. This is not healthy. I do not know if kids hear that. “I am going to live.”
On a healthier note you have your scrambled eggs, I have my scrambled tofu. Pancakes. You don’t have to use cow’s milk, use soy milk, oat milk , rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk. Fruits and vegetables. Spaghetti. Pasta. Refried beans. Even have vegan sour cream, Guacamole, comes from the avocado. Soy cheese. Rice cheese.
They even have this magical cheese I’ll get to in a sec. Veggie burger. Veggie dog. Cupcakes, they have egg replacer. I think I got them here. So you can replace the eggs with bananas, applesauce even. You can use soy milk, oat milk, more flour, water. Coconut milk ice cream. One of the best ice creams in the world. Again, it’s not healthy, but healthier than cow milk ice cream.
I’ve always said to people, “Wait a minute, if you can put a man or a woman on the moon, how hard is it to make a cheese that doesn’t come from a cow, or a goat? How is it hard to make a vegan cheese?” Well, they heard me. This is called a Daiya cheese actually, and it’s great thing. No soy, no rice. It’s made actually out of tapioca and arrowroot flour. I know that’s not making your mouth water, but man, it is good.
Here is another example of where you can get your protein from. This is a vegan sausage. It’s about that big, the size of this remote. There is 4 in a package. Each one of these has 29 grams of protein. Again, the healthiest food you can eat is whole foods. I don’t mean the supermarket. I mean the fruits, the vegetables, the rice, the beans, stuff that’s fresh. That is not processed.
And the last thing I want to show you is another video. It is a happier video. And this is the whole idea of change in perception. I know I am keeping you here, longer than you probably wanted. But this is a really beautiful story. And I hope you enjoy it.
On the night of September 18, 2007 a cow was spotted on the streets of Queens. She was tagged for slaughter, but she escaped that fate and literally ran for her life. Police and firefighters captured her and brought her to Animal Care & Control in Manhattan. From there, Farm Sanctuary’s rescue team stepped in. Maxine’s dash for freedom. There she is, beautiful girl.
She was tagged for slaughter, and it would have been her fate. But she wanted to live and so she really ran for her life and now she’ll live out her life in the Sanctuary. It is interesting how the public responds when one individual animal makes a run for her life. They end up making headlines on national news. People’s hearts goes out to this one individual animal. The cruelty that happens to farm animals is largely hidden behind factory farm walls. And people aren’t aware of that.