Veg Stuff

On Being Vegetarian…

 We have been brought up in a culture shrouded in lies. Our diet is highly meat based, but most people’s vision of Bessie grazing the fields is far from the truth. I’m not going to get into the specifics in this article – but I will in future ones. Basically, a vegetarian diet is the healthiest diet for both you and your planet, it rids your diet of unnecessary cruelty, and causes the least negative environmental impact.

Wow, all that just through dinner! Makes you wonder why everyone doesn’t do it – although it’s starting to look like everyone is! Many of your favorite bands follow vegetarian or vegan lifestyles – no small effort on the road, either! Here are some really easy recipes you can try at home to make your tongue super happy, without needlessly killing animals. Look back for more recipes, I’ll keep posting more frequently!

FYI: Bands with Vegetarian members count in their ranks Good Riddance, Goldfinger, Midtown, New Found Glory, Strike Anywhere, Propaghandi, Saves the Day, Thursday, Snapcase, Converge, Anti-Flag, AFI, Frenzal Rhomb, Shai Hulud among many, many others!

p.s. If you’d like to contribute a recipe to this list, send me an e-mail!

List of Recipes:

Fettucine AlfonsoNew!Alphabet Soup!New!Simplest Spinach SaladNew!Aloo GohbiBBQ Tofu on PolentaBroccoli Slaw PitasBBQ Tofu on PolentaVegan BurritosLots o’ TotsSuper Easy Fried RiceCaribbean Style White Beans with red sauce and RiceChik’ Parm SandwichesPortabella Mushroom SandwichVeggie StroganoffUn-Chicken SaladUn-Fricken-Believable Vegan Chocolate Cake

Fettucine Alfonso (serves 4)
This dish I think I got from some PETA literature. WOW is it easy, yummy, and good for you!


  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 cups soy milk or soy-rice blend
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. Onion granules
  • 1 tsp. salt, and several shakes of black pepper
  • several shakes of dried parsley
  • 1 lb cooked fettucine


    Thaw the corn kernels. Place corn, soymilk, tahini, and seasonings in blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth (may take several minutes to completely pulverize the corn.) Pour into pot and heat on medium low, stirring often. Add salt and parsley. Cook pasta till al dente in separate pot, drain, and then combine with sauce. This sauce will just barely coat your pasta, it should not be swimming in it. Top with lots of pepper 🙂 Enjoy!

    Alphabet Soup (4 side soups)
    I think I got this recipe from How It All Vegan. What an awesome cookbook, definitely go get a copy of that. This soup makes me feel like a kid again!