Patsy talks popsicles

It’s summer. Hot and sticky in our hemisphere. Houston is a veritable steam bath! But then . . . . you know.

How about something totally cool then — like popsicles? Yessss!

I love popsicles, don’t you? I especially love making popsicles. Vegan ones. Naturally!


We have loads of vegan popsicle recipes here on Tuesday’s Horse.

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Patriotic Popsicles. One Green Planet.
Patriotic Popsicles. Click image for recipe. Image: One Green Planet.

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Vegan Chai Popsicles. Click image for recipe here on Tuesday's Horse. Image source: Unknown.
Vegan Chai Popsicles. Click image for recipe. Image source: Unknown.

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Watermelon Kiwi vegan popsicles. By Well Vegan.
Vegan watermelon popsicles (and more). Click image for recipe. Image Source: Well Vegan. »

Blackberry Coconut Popsicles. Source image.
Vegan Blackberry Coconut Popsicles. Click for recipe. Source image. »

Help the Planet!

Click to shop The Horse Fund at Zazzle image of custom design paper straws.
Click to shop The Horse Fund at Zazzle image of custom design paper straws.

We can help the planet too by using paper straws instead of something plastic.

Buy artisan paper straws on Zazzle via our Gift Shop link and make money for horses with your purchase »

When you get a chance, take a look here at all the darling ways to use paper straws and repurpose plastic ones. You will be charmed at the super cute ideas people have come up with for kids parties and more.

Thanks horse lovers!

Meet the Vegan burger that may change the world as we know it

Impossible Burger. Made with Plants.

Cross-posted from One Green Planet

Just looking at that burger picture makes me feel sick to my stomach. I eat veggie burgers because I want the veggies in a fun and easy way — not because I want a replacement for a hamburger. Still, this will appeal to a great many people and therefore save a great many lives, so I am all for it. —Ed.

It’s been over a year since Impossible Foods first revealed plans for the Impossible Burger, a plant-based meat patty that cooks, smells, tastes, and even “bleeds” like real meat.

Now, the company is finally ready to roll out their impressive product. Unlike the folks over at Beyond Meat, who have recently launched their own meaty Beast Burger in grocery stores, Impossible Burger will make its debut in restaurants, starting in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York this July.

The Impossible Burger aims to emulate meat in a way no other plant-based patty has before. While some other burgers turn to veggies as a light, nutritious base, the Impossible Burger goes slightly more scientific with their approach. They simulate beef fat with coconut oil, use potato proteins to create that familiar crust that meat forms when it is seared, and use “heme,” a compound extracted from yeast that gives color to red meat. The result? A burger so realistic, it almost gives you that uneasy “uncanny valley” feeling, primarily felt when viewing robot androids.

Impossible Foods isn’t just trying to revolutionize food just for the sake of taste, though. Their meatless beef burger contains more protein than a regular burger, without the cholesterol, hormones, or antibiotics. This essentially gives consumers the taste they crave in a much healthier form, something that could have an amazing impact on public health, and could help tackle the obesity and heart disease epidemic in the U.S. and around the world.

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Top Ten Vegan Nutrition Tips

Sassy’s Top Ten Vegan Nutrition Tips

Tip #1
Topping the list is water and water-rich foods. Water helps your body to stay hydrated so it can perform at its optimum. Feeling tired? Drink some water — you just might be dehydrated (most people are!). Water helps to lubricate the pipes, so to speak. Read more »

Tip #2
Most people love veggies — there’s so many to choose from you’re bound to find some favorites. But if you’re one of those people who just despise vegetables, might I recommend you give it another go — try different cooking techniques, find a new veggie you’ve never tried before, use different flavorings. Read more »

Tip #3
Dark Leafy Green Vegetables
Because it’s so vital that you add dark green leafies in that they get their very own place in my Top 10. I’m talking about kale, Swiss chard, greens such as beet greens, collards, and mustard and turnip greens, and spinach, just to name a few. Read more »

Tip #4
Whole Grains
When many people think of grains, the first thing that comes to mind is usually rice. I adore brown rice and eat it often. But it’s important to mix it up a little for some variety. If you’re stuck in a rice rut, investigate the different grains available, like quinoa, millet, barley, or buckwheat. Read more »

Tip #5
Beans are a tremendous source of the whole-food protein we need. It took me many years of purchasing canned beans (very occasionally, by the way) before I discovered how easy and cheap it is to just make your own beans from scratch. Now, beans are a part of my weekly vegan menu planning. Read more »

Tip #6
Crunchy apples, cold grapes, juicy peaches, melt-in-your-mouth strawberries — who doesn’t love FRUIT? Packed with water and fresh raw nutrients, they’re a vital part of the vegan diet. Eat them on their own, or mix into a delicious and refreshing smoothie.

One basic rule of fruit: Try not to mix fruit with other foods, to derive the most benefit. Read more »

Tip #7
RAW Vegan Foods
Raw foods provide some powerful nutrients and enzymes that your body craves. You don’t have to become a raw foodist to enjoy raw foods. But it’s extremely important to include some raw vegan foods when planning your vegan meals. It’s easier than you think. Read more »

Tip #8
Nuts and Seeds
Your body needs healthy fats to function properly. And some of the best sources for healthy fats come from nuts and seeds, which you should try to have every day. Not only is it important to actually eat them, but it’s important to eat those that will provide you the most well-rounded healthy fats. Read more »

Tip #9
Choose Oil Carefully and Use Sparingly
There are some people who shun oils. If that is you, then you can ignore the rest of this tip.

If you DO use oils in your cooking, it’s important to avoid those that can tilt the nutritional balance out of your favor.

There’s a bit of an epidemic these days — people tend to eat far too much of the oils that can cause damage inside their body; namely, refined oils.

Is it best to avoid all oil in your diet?

Studies seem to say it’s a good idea to eliminate oils because they are basically empty calories. So the following advice is to help you make it through until you can say goodbye to oils for good. Read more »

Top #10
Opt for Whole Foods
Not the grocery store, but “whole foods”! —Ed.
Cooking with and eating whole foods really helps to just completely take the guesswork out of proper vegan nutrition. Every time you choose whole foods over anything that’s pre-packaged you’re ahead of the game. Most of your time in the grocery store should be spent in the produce section and the bulk section. Read more »

Sassy says, congratulations! You made it all the way through.

There’s lots more at the Vegan Coach site that will answer loads of your important questions, and steer you in the right direction whether you are new to this lifestyle or been enjoying it for awhile.

Have fun.

Tesla shareholders seek a Vegan car

Tesla Model S. Photo:
Tesla Model S. Currently, the Tesla Model S is available without leather seats, but not without leather trim. Photo:

No horse hide or animal products wanted by Tesla motors in at least one of their cars. The luxury car firm are seeking a Vegan car.

Time magazine reports:

    Tesla Motors have already ditched gasoline, but now some shareholders want the electric-car maker to stop using animal products, too.

    At the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, Mark and Elizabeth Peters, shareholders from Hurst, Texas, urged Tesla’s leadership, including Elon Musk, to stop using animal-sourced materials for interior components such as leather seats. One of their proposals included Tesla Motors going completely vegan by 2019. Another asked the company to explore becoming the first “cruelty-free” premium car brand. Unfortunately, both proposals were rejected.

    Currently, the Tesla Model S is available without leather seats, but not without leather trim.

    “Tesla does offer a vegan option to customers who express that this is a priority for them,” Khobi Brooklyn, a company spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. “If they want no leather in their car, the customer would choose the Multi-Pattern black seats which have a synthetic leather trim and then custom-order a vegan steering wheel.”

    However, the Peters counter that it’s pretty difficult to get a vegan Model S. Mark went through “extreme measures” to get his wife a vegan Tesla as an anniversary gift.

    “Tesla can continue to fill cars with the skins of sentient beings that suffer unspeakable horror,” said Peters, who revealed she grew up on a veal farm. “Or, Tesla can adopt one of the many faux-leather interiors used by Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW, Infiniti and others, that are cruelty-free.”

    Seeing as that Tesla is a favorite among those who live green, we hope that the company reconsiders the Peters’ proposals. An electric, cruelty-free car just makes good sense, after all.

No animal hides in the Vegan Tesla rules out Corinthian leather which is in fact horse hide.

Maserati uses fine Corinthian Leather in its GranCabrio with an interior designed by Fendi.
Maserati uses fine Corinthian Leather in its GranCabrio with an interior designed by Fendi.

The term Corinthian leather was coined by the advertising agency Bozell to describe the upholstery used in certain Chrysler luxury vehicles and first appeared in advertising in 1974. Although the term suggests that the product has a relationship to or origination in Corinth, there is no relationship. It is is merely a marketing concept.

Corinthian leather was originally supplied by a company outside Newark, New Jersey.

Buyer beware — if you care. Today Corinthian leather is still used in luxury cars such as Maserati’s GranCabrio, but probably most commonly used to make furniture such as leather sofas and interior decorating items. Horse hide Corinthian leather is also used to make high end footwear.


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