Saturday, December 23, 2006

"Chicken" or "Steak" Fajitas

I hope I spelled the title right *blush*...

I made these last night, they turned out really well. I made this recipe all by myself, so if you're going to pass it on please give me credit :)
I used the steak version, but I think it would taste best with the "chicken" (however, the steak strips taste better than the chicken strips, so go figure...)
I used ingredients that I had lying around the house (this one of my "clean out the pantry" recipes), so feel free to substitute.

1 bag of Morningstar Farms "steak" or "chicken" strips
1/4 cup of medium salsa
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
Canola Oil (for sauteing)
1/3 cup of hot (not boiling!) water
1/2 Tablespoon of brown miso (optional)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 Tablespoons of Southwestern Hickory Hot Sauce (any medium/mild hot sauce with hickory smoke will work. If hickory is unavailable, use something rich and flavorful)
Small Tortillas (a whole pack should do, the amount varies for how much you stuff them)
Soy Sour Cream and Guacamole (optional)

1) Saute bell pepper and onion in canola oil in a large skillet. In another pan, cook "meat" strips according to package directions.
2) Meanwhile, disolve miso in hot water.
3) When "meat" is done, add to the veggie pan once the onions are translucent. Add salsa, hot sauce, and red pepper flakes. Put on "low" and let simmer til most of the water is gone. (This helps the "meat" to absorb the flavors.)
4) Remove from heat. Let cool, and scoop onto tortillas and roll. Serve with guacamole and soy sour cream if desired.

The miso gives the fajitas a salty, wholesome taste without tasting like cheap Chinese food. If you dont use miso, make sure to add salt. I also suggest drinking soymilk with these as they can be quite spicy.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Bathroom Stalls... and More Activism

I've been feeling very angsty lately, so here are some suggestions (old and new) for advocating!

I've found that one of the best places for AR advocating is..... a bathroom stall!

Whats better to do than read the wall when you're takin a pee? Next time you're in a mall, take along some permanent sharpies, stickers, pamphlets, and whatever else you can think of. Make the stall a haven for animals!

Sticker the walls, and write AR themed messages, and put a stack of pamphlets on the cover of the crapper. Carving stuff into the walls also doesnt hurt (when its painted over, the marks will still show!)

My favorite thing to write is 'Stop eating animals, NOW" and then including a link to MFA, PETA, or IDA, along with PETA2 stickers that say "I'm not a nugget!"

This is especially good to do when you can leave KFC flyers in stickers in there if the mall has or is near a KentuckyFriedCruelty joint.

Another one of my favorite types of activism is using currency as your medium of transportation! A single dollar bill reaches many hands before it is retired. Why not write on it?

On the margins, write "Meat is a dead carcass", "Fur is dead skin", or "Stop eating animals!" (or something else of the sort) Also include links to PETA, IDA, or MFA websites.

Dont forget traditional activism! Whenever you got to a public place (esp if its out of your hometown if you live in a small area, that way if you get caught, you wont face punishment/embarassment), bring along flyers, stickers, pamphlets, buttons etc! Stick flyers under windshield wipers, leave brocures and pamphlets in waiting rooms, and hand out buttons/stickers to kids! Dont forget big stickers (like CLOSED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY) and others that you can put up on buildings! New fur store? Get some red spray paint and write "Fur is dead" over it (or put the big CLOSED sticker on the store, preferably over glass where its harder to get off)

While all these may not be legal or condonable, remember that most of the acts of vandalism are against coperations who are already rich enough and treat animals and their employees worse than shit. Nobody deserves to make money when it comes from cruelty.

! ! ! ! ! While most activism is fine, please remember that putting anythings INSIDE a mailbox OR A MAILSLOT is ILLEGAL and is a FEDERAL offense (under mail tampering) ! ! ! ! !


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