Today I’ll show you what my bf and I ate during a trip to Mulhouse (France).
For breakfast we had freshly pressed orange juice, coconut yogurt with blueberries and some veggies with hummus. Unfortunately we were so hungry, I haven’t had the chance to take a picture of it.
But I do have a picture of some of the food I bought for the trip.
At first we had a nice cup of tea in the center of Mulhouse.
Then we visited the “cité du train” – Europe’s largest train museum! It was really impressive to see all those different types of trains.
But walking around all the time made us pretty hungry and we enjoyed our lunch burritos! I made exotic burritos with hummus, avocado, mango, peppers, guacamole, coriander. Also we had the rest of the veggies and a cookie for dessert.
For dinner we found a cute vegan organic restaurant! It’s called ” Eve au paradis vegan” at “14 Rue des Trois Rois”.
I had a burger with fries and my bf had a ‘tarte flambée’. Both really delicious.
We spent the night in Mulhouse and searched for breakfast in a French supermarket – really difficult with my ambition for clean healthy vegan food. But it’s always fun to accept the challenge and it’s even more fun when I actually find something. 🙂
For lunch we had burger (beyond meat patties) and fries – and while I love burger and white bread, my skin doesn’t. So I only ate salad and fries.
Snacks during the day:
I slept til 9:30 am, had my breakfast at 10 am and lunch at 2.15 pm – so together with the snacks, there was no room for dinner. That’s mostly because I tried to chew consciously today. I still had the full fealing of satisfaction but definitely ate less than usual. Conclusion; We don’t need as much food as we think we do (and we can still be happy!).
“If you believe animals matter morally but you are not vegan, you need to ask yourself why your conduct is not consistent with what you claim to believe.” – Gary L. Francione
And with this quote being said I want to introduce you to the world of morality. The reason why I’m a vegan now.
Most people have the following excuses for not being a vegan:
I really liked this comment from “Nell with an N”underneath the video above: “I have been vegetarian for a year and I thought I would crave meat, but please trust me when I say this, THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT WHERE IT COMES FROM, THE MORE DISGUSTED YOU BECOME AT EATING IT.”
I think this sums things up really good. I really love(d) cheese. I still think the taste and smell of cheese are G R E A T. But the thought of purulent udders and the conditions in which the animals are forced to live in makes consuming milk and cheese disgusting for me. The cheaper the diary products the more it reminds me of the horrible conditions those animals have to suffer from in order for us humans to make money and to be cheaper than the competition.
So I really encourage you to watch the following video. Ed stands up for animal rights and does educational work referring veganism. In terms of morality and veganism he’s in my opinion one of the best youtuber. He makes various videos about veganism, about morality and shows us impressive street discussions about veganism with pedestrians (like the video above).
I don’t think veganism is about being perfect or being the most moral person ever. No, not at all. But I truly believe that it matters if all of us take the responsibility to our actions and make conscious decisions about our lifestyle. Ignoring facts is easy, ignoring feelings is easy, enjoying chicken nuggets is easy, but it’s not easy at all for a chicken to live all it’s life on a space as big as your hand, only to be killed and eaten a few months later.
I want to end this blog with the following question Ed mentioned in his speech:
Isn’t it crazy that we love one animal and kill the other? Where does our love start and where does it end? Maybe it’s because we don’t spend time with them, maybe it’s because we think it’s wrong that our food could also be our friend (which I think is completely true – so simply don’t eat your friend) or whatever it is that makes people LOOOVE cats&dogs and KILL all the others. But let’s face it. They are all the same.
It is completely up to you if you want to support this:
Or if you let them have this life:
Choose wisely. Make a connection to what you eat. Your food was someone. Your food was born. Your food is just as smart and playful as your cat or your dog.