Veganism and gardening: is it possible to create a completely “plant-based” garden?

The main purpose of veganism is love and gentle care for the environment, animals and also people. In gardening, this mentality brings huge benefits that are available to virtually everyone – “plant-based” gardening is much easier than you might think. If you want to protect your green beds as much as possible from diseases and feed them sustainably, and thus also protect the environment and yourself, it is important to choose only organic and plant ingredients for the care of your garden.

The main purpose of veganism is love and gentle care for the environment, animals and also people. In gardening, this mentality brings huge benefits that are available to virtually everyone – “plant-based” gardening is much easier than you might think. If you want to protect your green beds as much as possible from diseases and feed them sustainably, and thus also protect the environment and yourself, it is important to choose only organic and plant ingredients for the care of your garden.

Veganism is not just a popular trend. Veganism is a way of life that is currently extremely popular and on the rise. It is basically a philosophy that seeks to reject any exploitation and cruelty to animals. Be it in nutrition, clothing, cosmetics and also in gardening. The main idea behind veganism is a life without exploitation. It also advocates compassion, sustainability and balance. Veganism therefore has a very important ecological note, while at the same time loudly opposing the meat industry. Currently, the latter is well on its way to becoming the biggest polluter on the planet, right behind the oil and fashion industry.

It is merely a simple principle of gardening, where all animal products are replaced by plant ones. At the same time, vegan gardening is essentially organic and without negative consequences for any organism and ecosystem. With such gardening, you do not endanger the environment and ethically create a crop that is safe to cultivate. At the same time as creating your own vegan gardens, you are not supporting the meat industry, intensive agriculture, or potentially dangerous fertilizers. With plant-based beds, you have to be a little more careful with what you fertilize the plants with, what substrate you choose and what pesticide you use to spray the crop.

This is not just about exploiting animals, it is also about protecting the animals and yourself. Did you know that pathogenic substances such as diseases, bacteria and viruses are brought to your garden by animal remains? It is really easiest to fertilize flower beds with extra strong fertilizers and control pests with pesticide welds. But it is necessary to imagine what consequences such actions can bring to the environment and people. In vegan gardening, there are a myriad of other options that gently provide a healthy crop and lush garden.

Animal manure, which has been used to fertilize plants since time immemorial, is usually full of many bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that are deadly to humans. These are, for example, E. Coli, Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Antibiotics and hormones used to raise animals are also problematic and of course find their way across the entire digestive tract, resulting in them being found in manure and on your plate.

What the consequences of transmitting the virus from animals to humans are becoming increasingly clear with desperate epidemics – from swine and chicken flu to the pandemic that has reigned around the world since early 2020. It’s not just animal manure that should be to avoid. Animal residues are also present in fertilizers, which bring a bunch of diseases. These are, for example, blood and bones, which are found in products as by-products, as they are swept off the floor of slaughterhouses.

There is a lot of research on how fertilizing with animal manure and fertilizers with animal residues increases antibiotic resistance in humans as well. Such fertilizers are applied directly to agricultural land and create outbreaks of bacterial resistance, both on plants and later in humans. The formation of super-bacteria is a great recipe for environmental disaster.

There would be nothing wrong with fertilizing the gardens occasionally and in small quantities with animal manure from eco-farms and with fertilizers that are organic. However, as soon as the products of intensive agriculture or mass production are at stake, we will receive artificial ingredients and poor quality, which destroy the natural bacterial composition of the soil and consequently enable the emergence of disease.

In gardening, where you want to avoid animal debris in the biggest arc, choose methods that are organic and sustainable. The fertility and liveliness of the soil is completely feasible even with only natural ingredients and without a flood of toxic dirt. Below are some tricks that you can use yourself to create healthy flower beds.

Before the spring preparation of the soil, simply sprinkle quality compost – Vegipost on the surface and bury it lightly so that it decomposes naturally. To protect your fingers, it is also great to use a mat that can be dug into the ground up to 5cm deep. In this way, the soil will retain its fertility, and the mulch will protect it from water evaporation and erosion due to wind and rain. The mulch also protects against weeds. So get rid of a whole bunch of flies at once! The best mat is, of course, the organic one, without dyes and impregnations. Raw coconut crumbs work great.

Birds are already chirping about the importance of compost in the garden. Composting is a natural process where organic material decomposes, creating a home-made fertilizer with a high proportion of humus. In composting, the main microorganisms that make humus are. If you are a gardener and you have the option of composting, roll up your sleeves quickly. Composting is very easy, but it must be done properly, like any other thing.

Organic food residues are the basis for compost as it will break down into rich nutrients for soil and plants. Create layers of food scraps, leaves and cut grass by loading larger and coarser material (pieces of wood) on the bottom and continuing to load increasingly finer materials. What doesn’t belong in compost? Mowed grass growing along the road and food scraps that have traveled a long way to supermarkets and are most likely full of pesticides. Before use, the compost must be sieved to extract larger particles and those that do not decompose, such as nuts. Be sure not to put plastic packaging, printed paper, weeds, oil and other inorganic materials that do not decompose on your compost.

Plants work the same way as humans when we meet anew. We quickly make friends with some, while we look at each other ugly from afar. Individual plant cultures thrive perfectly when planted together, and certain ones can in no way thrive in coexistence. The reasons why certain plants are incompatible are not entirely clear. They say that plants that don’t like each other compete for the same nutrients. Plants from the same family are not recommended to be planted together as they are susceptible to the same bacterial, fungal or viral infections. At the same time, they also have the same pests, so it is wise to keep them apart according to peasant logic.

You invest a lot of time and care in flower beds, but what quickly happens is that pests come by and all your efforts go to the franchises! The usual solution for gardeners are pesticides and herbicides, which are harmful to our health and the health of plants and animals. If you want to grow safe and juicy tomatoes, choosing aggressive agents is by no means the right solution. Pests are not your mortal enemies, they are the inhabitants of nature who were here much earlier than we are. In principle, we are the ones who break into their homes. For healthy organic flower beds, it is better to use vegan, organic methods of suppressing unwanted guests. Those that ecologically and sustainably protect against unwanted pests of your gardens.

A vegan solution is to protect flower beds before pests and diseases spread. Such solutions are:

Rotate during the year and between seasons. This prevents the rapid reproduction of pests.

Create a hedge by planting plants in the beds where predators live. These are nettles, dandelions or horsetail. Rotten logs are also an excellent habitat for pests.

Use a mat to protect against snails. Sprinkle the organic mat with coconut crumbs along the edges of the beds. The pieces will stick to the snail’s mucosa and prevent them from continuing their way towards your salad.

Use homeopathic products and natural solutions – Pharmacy for plants.

It works on the principle of energetic influence on biological processes in plants. Homeopathy for plants uses the same principles as homeopathy for the treatment of people, only it makes sense to transfer them to plants. The positive effects of such action are vital, strong and resilient plants. Homeopathy for plants allows the care and treatment of plants with a similar – only the strengthening of plants and accurate diagnosis and action. The key to success are potentiation and dilution techniques and complex, definite and logical combinations of mother tinctures. The basis is 25 years of experience in plants and of course the rise of a new plant care system in the last 2 years.

As noted above, animal fertilizers are best avoided. Vegan gardening commands the use of organic fertilizers that are made only from natural, plant ingredients. Compost is a great way to revitalize the soil and feed the plants with suitable minerals. However, compost is not always available to everyone and at the same time it takes quite some time before you can use it for fertilizing. The use of VEGiPOST vegan fertilizers is recommended. These are completely biodegradable and natural fertilizers made from composted and fermented plant extracts.

Vegan fertilizers are 100% plant-based.

They do not contain pathogenic animal residues that cause or transmit diseases.

They promote growth in a natural way, without artificial stimulants.

They increase the activity of beneficial microorganisms that revitalize the soil.

They contain rich nutrients for healthy plant growth.

They stimulate the formation of humus.

They do not contain artificial fertilizers, heavy metals and other toxins.

10 reasons for tomatoes

Tomatoes have many health benefits. Make it an integral part of your diet.

Good for the skin

Tomatoes are high in lycopene. Lycopene is one of the basic ingredients in the most expensive facial cleansers. If we want to use tomatoes for skin care, we need eight to twelve tomatoes. Peel them and place the shell on the skin for ten minutes. Make sure that the inside of the peel touches the skin. After ten minutes, wash the skin and the face will be clean and radiant. Redness may appear, which eventually fades.

It prevents several types of cancer

The high content of lycopene in tomatoes reduces the chances of developing prostate cancer, colon cancer and stomach cancer. Lycopene is a natural antioxidant that slows the growth of cancer cells. There is even more lycopene in cooked tomatoes, so tomato soup should be on the menu at least twice a week.

Maintains strong bones

Tomatoes are high in calcium and vitamin K. Both nutrients make a significant contribution to strengthening bones and bone tissue.

It reduces the damage caused by smoking

No, eating tomatoes is not the latest method to help you quit smoking. Tomatoes effectively reduce the damage that smoking does to the body. Tomatoes contain cucumber and chlorogenic acid, which protect the body from carcinogens caused by cigarette smoke.

Full of antioxidants

Tomatoes are high in vitamin A and vitamin C. Together with beta-carotene, all three act as antioxidants that neutralize harmful free radicals in the blood. Free radicals in the bloodstream are dangerous because they can damage cells. The more red the tomato, the more beta-carotene it contains. Let’s not forget that cooking destroys vitamin C, so let’s eat tomatoes raw if we are deficient in this vitamin.

It benefits the heart

Vitamin B and potassium in tomatoes help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. By including tomatoes in our diet, we can effectively prevent heart attacks, strokes and many other heart problems that can endanger our lives.

Maintains beautiful hair

Vitamin A in tomatoes helps keep hair strong and shiny. It is also useful for eyes, skin, bones and teeth.

It benefits the kidneys

Seedless tomatoes have been shown to reduce the risk of kidney stones.

Good for the eyes

Vitamin A in tomatoes is amazing for improving eyesight. In addition, tomatoes are one of the best dishes to eat to prevent night blindness. Tomatoes are full of valuable minerals, including chromium. It helps diabetics regulate blood sugar.

Mexican rice

Ingridients

For 2 people:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (eg rapeseed oil)

1 onion (can be red onion)

200 g wholemeal rice

1/2 can of red beans (200 g)

1/2 can of corn (100 g)

optional vegetables (eg peppers, zucchini, carrots, eggplant, broccoli)

200 g of peeled tomatoes or tomato puree

2 tablespoons oregano

1 tablespoon crushed coriander seeds

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

a few pinches of cumin

a few pinches of chili or cayenne pepper (to taste)

salt to taste

Preparation

Fry the chopped onion in oil. When it turns yellow, add the chopped fresh vegetables and and fry for 2 minutes. Add more rice and fry it well (or cook separately and add at the end). Add spices and water and cook for 10 minutes. Add canned vegetables and peeled tomatoes and cook for another 5-10 minutes. The total cooking time is adjusted according to the instructions for cooking rice.

Serve with a large bowl of salad.

Marinated steaks in mushroom sauce

Ingridients

For 4 people:

For marinated steaks:

1 cup gluten-free flour or 1 bag of soy steaks

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon oregano or a mixture of Provencal herbs

1 teaspoon red pepper powder

4 pinches of garlic powder

4 pinches of pepper

water (if necessary)

For the mushroom sauce:

500 g mushrooms

1/2 cup cooked rice or oatmeal

2 onions

2 cloves garlic

a bunch of parsley

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 pinch of pepper

salt (to taste)

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation

Steak preparation:

Pre-preparation of seitan steaks: Add spices (red pepper, turmeric, salt, other spices if desired) to the gluten-free flour and knead it strongly in water. The resulting mass is divided into smaller loaves, which are cooked for 40 minutes in salted water. When cool, cut them into individual slices.
Pre-preparation of soy steaks (same for soy pieces): Soak dehydrated soy steaks in boiling water for 5-10 minutes, then drain. Mix all the listed ingredients and prepare the marinade. Soak vegan steaks in the marinade overnight. Drain them lightly before use.

Preparation of mushroom sauce:

To prepare the cream, mix cooked rice or oatmeal with 1-2 cups of water (add gradually) in a blender. Add water until the desired creamy consistency is obtained. Fry the chopped onion and garlic in oil (add the garlic with a delay). Add the champignons and fry for 4 minutes. Add chopped parsley, cream and spices. Mix well and cook for another minute.

Honey cake

Ingridients

For 1 baker:

2 cups flour

1 cup oil

1 cup of mineral water

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

6 jž apricot jam

150 g of edible chocolate

Preparation

Mix all ingredients except chocolate. Pour the mass into a greased baking pan and bake the cake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees. Melt the chocolate and spread it over the baked pastry.

Why do fish swim in wine and beer?

Beer

When shopping for processed foods, we most often rely on a label, which by law must state all the ingredients contained in the food product. Thus, we can identify among the ingredients those that are unacceptable for vegans, and for some they are even harmful, as they cause allergic reactions. What about alcoholic beverages? Are labels on alcoholic beverages also as consistent in listing ingredients as they are on other foods?

If you may be a fan of wines, then you have definitely checked the label when buying a bottle of wine. Unfortunately, this does not list all the ingredients used in winemaking. True, the basic ingredient in wine is grapes, but quite a few procedures need to be done before the squeezed grape juice ends up in the bottle. Some winemakers use substances of animal origin in the production of wine, such as egg white, fish bladder, milk protein and gelatin, which contains cow bones. The reason for this is the wine clarification process, in which the listed substances remove sediments from the pressed grapes and make the wine cleaner. Animal blood was also once used, but this has become banned. Although some winemakers swear by clarifying wine with animal substances, many winemakers use alternative substances such as bentonite (a type of clay), pea preparations and also synthetic substances.

And how do we distinguish non-vegan wine from vegan? More advanced winemakers are aware that their consumers include vegans, so you can recognize a logo on some bottles of wine that indicates that the wine is suitable for vegans. Unfortunately, logos on wine labels are more the exception than the rule, and even then only appear at foreign, smaller producers. In accordance with EU Regulation no. Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers states that any ingredient or processing aid that causes allergies or hypersensitivity must be labeled, used in always present in the final product. Unfortunately, Annex II to this Regulation lists exceptions that do not need to be marked, such as fish bladder or fish gelatine. Due to the latter, labels on Slovenian wines are an incomplete source of information, especially for vegans.

Wine

Even with beer, the composition is not as self-evident as you might think. Yeast, water, hops and barley are the basic ingredients, but some brewers use fish bladder, gelatin, lactose or even honey in their beer production. Labels on beer bottles are deficient in the content of the listed animal substances. Old English and Irish breweries with a long tradition of brewing beer are the most frequent users of the fish bladder, but they are also aware that the demand for vegan beer is growing. That’s why Guinness, one of the world’s most famous breweries, changed the filtering process at the end of 2017 and officially confirmed that their beers are now also suitable for vegans. In addition to the two largest breweries in Slovenia, the number of boutique and microbreweries has increased in recent years.

Vegans what can you do yourself?

Become vegan

The easiest, fastest and at the same time very effective way is to decide to become vegan. Being vegan means living in accordance with your beliefs and in harmony with your own (and social) moral values; by doing so, you contribute to a fairer world every day and prevent further exploitation of animals – all in everyday activities such as eating, showering and even brushing your teeth. Not only do you save animal lives by your actions; at the same time, you make others aware of the possibility of a different way of perceiving animals and lifestyles, and you set an example that veganism and animal rights are not just theoretical terms, but can be adopted and used by every individual in everyday life.

Some manage to switch to a different way of eating almost overnight, while for others the transition to a vegan lifestyle is a bit more of a starting point (finding ethical alternatives, discovering how to use certain products, finding nutritional information and the like). When you become aware of all this, veganism becomes your new modus vivendi – a way of life that rarely, if ever, requires more time, energy and money than other ways of eating.

Get informed and share information further

Research, read and collect information in the field of animal rights, nutrition and health, nature. Find online information about life on animal farms, see inspiring stories of vegan athletes, find out why the oceans are emptying.

Share information in the family circle, with friends and acquaintances. Prove to them with arguments that veganism is the future of humanity and the earth.

Adopt an animal

By offering homeless animals food, home, and attention, you make a big difference in that animal’s eyes while gaining a sympathetic companion. In many cases, this saves her from certain death. If you do not have space, your financial situation does not allow you or for some other reason you cannot accept the animal into your home, you can adopt it remotely and go visit it to a nearby shelter.

Become an activist

Attend a protest rally, hand out leaflets, demand changes from local authorities in the field of animal rights, health, ecology. Organize a tasting of vegan dishes, a film screening or a lecture. Demand vegan choices in restaurants and bars. Write a web blog and post vegan recipes.

Sweet potato puree with pea sauce

Ingridients

For 2 people:

1 medium, sweet potato

2 medium potatoes

1 tablespoon vegan margarine or coconut fat

150 g of frozen peas

3 tablespoons onion powder

5 tablespoons soy sauce

sol

Preparation

Peel both types of potatoes and cut into cubes. Cook in salted water until soft, pour off almost all the water, add the margarine and make a puree. While the potatoes are cooking, cook the peas until soft, add half a dl of water, onion and soy sauce. Simmer until almost all the liquid has boiled. Serve with puree.

Caramelized gnocchi

Ingridients

For one person:

250 g gnocchi

100 g mushrooms

1 onion

a drop of oil

Soy sauce

a pinch of salt

a pinch of sugar

Preparation

Gnocchi are boiled in salted water.

At this time, fry thickly sliced ​​mushrooms and sliced ​​onions in a pan on a drop of oil. Season with soy sauce and sugar, let it get a nice golden caramel color.

Add drained gnocchi and fry on high heat for about a minute, stirring constantly.
The onion should remain slightly crispy, and the mushrooms should NOT be completely reduced and gummy.

Broccoli salad with hot sesame topping

Ingridients

For 1 person:

2 large broccoli sliced ​​into florets

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1 teaspoon dried chili seeds

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon white vinegar

2 teaspoons crushed garlic

salt and pepper

Preparation

Cook broccoli flowers in salted boiling water, but not more than 3 minutes. Transfer them to another container with ice cold water and drain after a few minutes.

Sesame seeds and dried chili seeds are crushed with a knife or in a coffee grinder.

In a bowl, mix the seeds, add the olive and sesame oil, vinegar and garlic, and season with salt and pepper.

Pour over broccoli, mix well and sprinkle with sesame and chili seeds if desired.

WHAT DOES HUMAN HEALTH HAVE WITH LIVESTOCK AND MEAT? Consumption of animal food endangers health in terms of acute and chronic diseases.

ACUTE DISEASES

Animal foods can cause acute illnesses or their complications in a number of ways, which I will describe below. Animal products pose a threat to your body on several levels at the same time, but for the sake of an easier idea of ​​the extent of the problem of consuming animal products, I will describe the endangered areas individually. The most important fact you need to remember and keep in mind is that animals are our RELATIVES. This means that their organs, and consequently their diseases, and the parasites and other organisms that live in and on them, are similar to the organisms that live in us and on us. Diseases and bacteria can pass between related species of the same kingdoms (animals and humans belong to the animal kingdom), but they cannot pass from plants to animals, for example. As the saying goes, you can’t catch broccoli and tomato diseases when arranging your garden, while you can quickly get a worm or some other parasite from your pets.

Animals are similar to us – when they have a problem or a parasite, we can get it too! We can also be poisoned by water contaminated with animal excrement, or in the case of insufficiently roasted animal parts, we get parasites that previously lived and laid their eggs in animals.

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA

Salmonella, listeria, e-coli and various other bacteria are organisms that are transmitted by animals or develop on their tissues. In humans, they cause severe poisoning, which can result in diarrhea, vomiting, and consequent severe dehydration and whimsy, which can lead to death. Most salmonella infections are associated with eggs and poorly pasteurized dairy products. Other bacteria cause similar or more severe symptoms, all of which are related to animal products and some can also develop on refrigerated products. Salmonella or other bacteria can also infect those who eat vegetables contaminated with the feces of animals that have had the bacterium. Plant compost is much safer and more suitable in this case. As you will see below, the biggest problem with these poisonings is that the meat breaks down with different, carnivorous organisms / bacteria. Carnivores and omnivores have much stronger stomach acids and short digestive tracts so that dangerous substances can be quickly excreted from the digestive tract, while in us this food breaks down and threatens us.

RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTICS

One of the major problems due to the consumption of animal foods is the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. Zoologist Walter Veith and his students have discovered why livestock farming is the main culprit.

Animals have been given small doses of antibiotics since birth, so that their immune system would not be too active, as this would mean greater energy loss and slower tissue growth. In the local vernacular, if an animal’s body has to fight pathogenic bacteria, it needs more food. This means that a farmer’s valuable feed is used for his health, not for his growth. Because the farmer only profits from the amount of meat he can produce for the animal, he does not want the energy from the feed to be used for the immune system, but for the growth and development of muscle and fat, which he will be able to sell later. The problem with this approach is that low doses of antibiotics do not kill pathogenic bacteria, but only “put them to sleep”. When people get sick and take an antibiotic, having previously had bacteria from this type of meat in their body, the antibiotic kills all the other bacteria in their body, but not those
which have acquired antibiotic resistance in the livestock industry. It occurs when all beneficial bacteria are dead to humans, so pathogenic bacteria can take control of the body. Imagine the situation as if you have murderers and thieves in your body, but they are weak and slightly sleepy. As long as the cops in your body are alive, these killers and thieves have no power. But when you kill cops, then even weak killers become dangerous because they no longer have an opponent.

GROW PROMOTERS – ANABOL STEROIDS, UNSUITABLE FOOD

Animals on farms are treated (injected) with various types of anabolic steroids that promote the growth of their tissues. By consuming this type of food, people receive these hormones, which can cause hormone imbalances in their body, excessive growth of muscle and fat tissues, and fertility problems due to reduced internal production of hormones that have been introduced into human bodies by animals. In addition, animals are often fed completely unsuitable food for them. From waste to bone meal of other animals, to the fact that, for example, cows or pigs eat briquettes containing chicken excrement or their remains. The impact of eating this type of meat on people is not yet fully known, but my recommendation is to simply avoid this hazard by replacing animal products with wholesome plant foods: grains, legumes, tubers, fruits and vegetables.

PRIONI

Prions are a special type of protein with a unique sequence of amino acids that cause neurological diseases such as mad cow disease, encephalitis, dementia. This phenomenon is thought to occur when herbivores are given inadequately heat-treated and, of course, unsuitable animal foods. Animals used as food for other animals were sick animals that had to be consumed. These sick animals are thought to be the cause of the development of prion diseases (encephalitis – inflammation of the spinal cord, dementia, etc.). For a long time, governments did not recognize the link between beef and prion diseases, but eventually they had to because of the accumulated evidence. This has resulted in mass killings of thousands of cows that could be infected, but unfortunately has not aroused people to the point of wondering what the point of feeding animals is.

BIOACCUMULATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS

Animals eat a lot of fodder. If this feed is contaminated with pesticides or other environmental toxins from factories, car releases, etc., the animals store all these toxins in adipose tissue. When you eat this, do the same, and in addition, you need to understand that these toxins accumulate in animals and the steak is actually a concentrate of these toxins. Therefore, toxins accumulate in your soft tissues and potentially harm you. When you get sick or lose a lot of adipose tissue, these toxins from adipose tissue are released into your bloodstream and affect how long and difficult your detoxification process will be. In addition, these toxins are a problem for women who become pregnant, as they are transmitted to the fetus through the placenta and milk.

CHRONIC DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, DIABETES, COLON INJURIES, CONSTIPATION.

One of the problems with meat and most animal products is that it consists only of protein and fat and saturated fat, but lacks fiber and carbohydrates and electrolytes such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, which together with water maintain a good water level in body. In the process of digestion, a large part of animal food is absorbed at the beginning of the small intestine, and the remains travel on.

The problem arises when these residues have to be processed by the appropriate bacteria in the colon. Bacteria that process meat are different from those that process plant foods. Meat bacteria participate in the process of putrefaction, which is quite different from the fermentation process. The problem is that these bacteria produce toxic by-products that damage your gut and also travel into the bloodstream and participate in the development of damage to your blood vessels. You need to understand that our bodies do not have an optimal structure for digesting meat. If it’s about survival, we can process something, but it’s not the food our body would want in a time of abundance and choice.

Large amounts of protein, which are abundant in all animal products (meat, eggs, fish, dairy), are also problematic for health. When the body has to metabolize large amounts of protein, many acidic by-products (phosphoric acid, uric acid, sulfuric acid) are produced in the process, which the body has to excrete from the body through sweat and urine. This puts unnecessary strain on the kidneys and loses more calcium, potassium, magnesium and water. The latter elements and water are the key to the proper functioning of the immune system and all the cells of your body.

CHRONIC DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, DIABETES, COLON INJURIES, CONSTIPATION.

One of the problems with meat and most animal products is that it consists only of protein and fat and saturated fat, but lacks fiber and carbohydrates and electrolytes such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, which together with water maintain a good water level in the body. In the process of digestion, a large portion of animal food is absorbed at the beginning of the small intestine, and the remains travel on.

The problem arises when these residues have to be processed by the appropriate bacteria in the colon. Bacteria that process meat are different from those that process plant foods. Meat bacteria participate in the process of putrefaction, which is quite different from the fermentation process. The problem is that these bacteria produce toxic by-products that damage your gut and also travel into the bloodstream and participate in the development of damage to your blood vessels. You need to understand that our bodies do not have an optimal structure for digesting meat. If it’s about survival, we can process something, but it’s not the food our body would want in a time of abundance and choice.

Large amounts of protein, which are abundant in all animal products (meat, eggs, fish, dairy), are also problematic for health. When the body has to metabolize large amounts of protein, many acidic by-products (phosphoric acid, uric acid, sulfuric acid) are produced in the process, which the body has to excrete from the body through sweat and urine. This puts unnecessary strain on the kidneys and loses more calcium, potassium, magnesium and water. The latter elements and water are the key to the proper functioning of the immune system and all the cells of your body.

Festive vegan roast with stuffing

Ingridients

Roast (wet ingredients):

1 onion

4 cloves of garlic

4 tablespoons vegetable oil (eg olive)

400 g can of boiled brown lentils (along with liquid, can also be cooked chickpeas)

½ cups of oat or soy milk

½ cups of white wine

2 tablespoons powdered mushrooms (dried mixed mushrooms, ground in a spice grinder)

1 tablespoon chickpea miso paste

1 tablespoon maple syrup

½ small teaspoons of tarragon

½ small teaspoons of thyme

½ small teaspoons of marjoram

½ small teaspoons of rosemary

¼ teaspoons ground black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Roast (dry ingredients):

2 ½ cups of gluten-free flour

1 cup corn flour (can also be chickpea flour)

4 tablespoons food yeast

Marinade:

½ cups of soy sauce

1 cup white wine

4 cups vegetable soup base

(can also be 2 vegetable soup cubes and 4 cups of water)

4 dried shiitake or ½ cups of dried mixed mushrooms (eg mushrooms)

1 onion

4 cloves of garlic

4 bay leaves

a large pinch of rosemary

a large pinch of thyme

a large pinch of pepper

4 tablespoons cornstarch or plain flour (later!)

Preparation

Finely chop the onion and garlic for roasting and fry in oil (at the same time you can do the same with onion and garlic for bread filling). Transfer to a bowl or bowl with a high rim and add the remaining wet ingredients. Mix with a stick mixer into a smooth paste.

In a multipractice (you can also use a larger bowl), mix gluten, corn flour and food yeast. While stirring slowly, pour in the previously prepared paste from the wet roast ingredients. If you have a multipractice with a kneading attachment, use this function and knead the mass for 12-15 minutes (in the meantime, you can prepare the bread filling according to the recipe for vegan bread dumplings). Otherwise, knead the mass on your hands and prepare the bread filling afterwards.

The prepared roast mass on a clean kitchen surface is shaped into an A4 sheet with careful stretching or with the help of a roller. Arrange the prepared filling in the shape of a loaf on the lower part of the rolled rectangle and roll it up and wrap it in the roasting mass (see: pictures). Round off the edges to cover the filling. Sprinkle a little spice (thyme, rosemary, salt flower, red pepper powder, pepper) on the kitchen surface and roll the roast in them, then wrap it in a kitchen napkin and connect with twine.

Prepare a marinade in a baking dish or baking dish (ideally with a lid), in which you put sliced ​​onion and crushed garlic, shiitake crushed shiitake, vegetable soup base, soy sauce, white wine and spices. Place the roasted roast in the marinade and bake everything in a covered baking dish for 2 hours at 180 ° (after 1 hour, turn the roast over and add a little water if necessary). For the last 15 minutes, you can unwrap the roast and bake it unwrapped, then pour a little olive oil and marinade over it. Prepare the marinade soup from the marinade by removing the bay leaves from the marinade, adding 4 tablespoons of cornstarch and mixing it into a thick soup with a stick mixer. Save most of the soup and serve it next to the roast.

Roast is an excellent main dish to which side dishes such as:

mashed potatoes and vegetable sauce (spinach, zucchini, cucumber, …)

baked potatoes and boiled vegetables (Brussels sprouts in breadcrumbs, salad of cooked string beans, …)

roasted herbal polenta and mushroom sauce

vegetable risotto and mixed salad