21 June, 2016

Faux Meat is Okay! ☻ ¡Imitación de Carne es Bien!


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The constant attack vegetarians and vegans receive is, "How could you possibly be vegetarian/ vegan and enjoy eating fake meat?!" First of all (as we know in the veggie community) not everyone eats or likes faux meat. The topic is so disruptive that even some fellow herbivores attack others for liking these imitations.

Imitation or faux meat has been notoriously labeled as the "cheat food" for non-omnivores, but why should this be a bad thing? Some people switched to this lifestyle for health reasons, and even if others actually switched for the animals, there is no harm being done to them if these people consume the alternative. No need to lie about it; if someone truly enjoyed the taste of hamburgers and found the perfect alternative, they should be able to eat it without feeling the guilt trip that might be bestowed on them by others.

Aside from not supporting the murder and suffering of animals, faux meat is healthier (and in some cases, cheaper) than real meat. There is no blood, puss, animal fat, or other "ingredients" that can provoke life-threatening health problems overtime; just make sure there are no ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction! So after pushing the judgment away, the last thing anyone can argue is, "The taste doesn't even compare to the real thing!" In that aspect, who cares if it does or doesn't? All that matters is that the person is more than happy with what they have.

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14 June, 2016

Pastel Peony

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When it comes to female video game characters, Chun-Li rules as queen, my favorite character since infancy, and was even nicknamed after her! (My Instagram profile photo says it all.) Aside from a video game and film {animated & live action} there was also an animated series based on the Street Fighter game. I don't make a lot of fan art but this character has always held a special place in my heart and deserves an illustration or two! Although this is not her traditional fighting outfit I decided to go for a teenage version of her like in the animated series.
P.S: Her new graphical design and outfits in Street Fighter V are AMAZING!

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10 June, 2016

Preparing Superfoods ☀ Prepara Superalimentos


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Vegetarianism is one of the simplest and affordable ways to live healthy. Once the basics on food are known, leaving meat consumption behind comes effortlessly. The largest source of vegetarian protein and iron are provided by legumes and tree nuts, but some beginners are unaware that they're still not receiving enough nutrients. Why is that?
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Legumes and tree nuts contain an outer coating of enzyme inhibitors, a chemical that stores the nutrients for the plant and prevents premature sprouting. This basically means that the human body will not gain all the benefits possible because of this outer layer. Below is a chart I created that demonstrates the recommended time certain legumes and tree nuts must be left soaking in water to weaken the enzyme inhibitors and allow greater nutrient consumption. {Click to enlarge and save}
You can share this chart in order to help more people. :)
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01 June, 2016

Bubblegum Summer.

Click/ Clic: "Bubblegum Summer" by Adi Robles. 2O16
Summer is almost here! I'm personally not a big fan of summer but I love the month of June! Aside from October, June is one of the prettiest months here in Los Angeles. Hence why I've decided to welcome the month with a little illustration!
¡El verano casi llega! Personalmente no soy muy fan del verano pero amo el mes de Junio! Aparte de Octubre, Junio es uno de los meses más bonitos aquí en Los Ángeles. Por eso he decidido darle bienvenida al mes con una pequeña ilustración!

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