London, UK (PRWEB) June 4, 2007
The list of special diets just gets longer and longer - Vegans, Fruitarians, Freegans, Flexitarians, the latest label is 'Excusitarians' coined by Vegan Pirate of The Carob Bean, Cap'n Long John Tofu. Tofu is on a mission to remove the excuses and "vegdumacate" people about pirate copies of food that make veganism both enjoyable and Healthy.
With new reports from Chicago University and The United Nations claiming a link between factory farming and global warming there are already many Vegans (no animal products used), Fruitarians (only eat raw fruit and veg), the windfall vegans (only fruit that has been discarded by the trees - no root vegetables), Freegans (freeloading vegans who raid supermarket rubbish bins for food that's been thrown away), Flexitarians ( they eat whatever they feels right at the time - vegan Buddhists) . The latest addition to this (far from exhaustive) list is 'Excusitarians'.
Excusitarians is the new term coined by Vegan Pirate Cap'n Long John Tofu of The Vegan pirates of The Pirates of the Carob Bean (http://www.piratesofthecarobbean.com) . Tofu is booked to appear to talk and cook at a Vegan Festival in Bristol, Bristol Vegan fayre (http://www.bristolveganfayre.co.uk ) on the 9th and 10th of June and plans to target 'excusitarians'.
The Vegan Pirate uses the word 'Excusitarian' to categorise all the ex vegetarians and vegans who come up with a whole host of excuses about why it's impossible for them personally to stay vegan and why they need meat.
"I wouldn't be mindin' if they just be admittin' that they couldn't be bothered any more, that they be giving up caring about animal welfare, the effects o' intensively reared animals on the environment and the wastin' o' resources but they don't. Instead I be told 'some people just can't be vegetarian', 'some people need meat' and 'sometimes it just doesn't feel right to be vegan' - they should know better!" rants the pirate.
Tofu admits a few people do get unwell on vegan diets, but claims It's not because of veganism, it's because they don't eat a balanced vegan diet. Not because they have some rare digestive 'dreaded lurgy' style disease but because it doesn't occur to them to follow simple diet, nutrition and health rules that everyone needs to be abiding by if they want to remain an optimally fit and healthy human.
A recently republished Hamlyn plant based recipe cookbook called 'vegan' has a handy list of all the nutrients you need for optimum health and their vegan sources and claims there are no essential nutrients you cannot get on a vegan diet. Co author, London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop says "A vegan diet doesn't exempt you from the basic laws of human nutrition but there are plant based solutions for all essential nutrients humans need"
The Vegan Pirates of the Carob Bean encourage everyone to be as vegan as they can comfortably be because of the benefits to health, people, animals and the planet.
Tofu claims one of the saddest situations is when he meets Buddhists, Hindhus, Sikhs and Jains whose vegetarian credentials go back generations. He claims they are often apparently overwhelmed by our dominant meat eating culture, and doctors who often still think one has to eat meat to get iron, protein and calcium they just politely cave in and conform.
"We be needing to get these folks along to these vegan festivals so they can see it be a myth that kids need meat and cow's milk and kids can thrive on a vegan diet." Tofu says.
Tofu advises that anyone trying to think of excuses why NOT to go vegan and reduce their carbon footprint should "get their behinds down to Bristol Vegan Fayre festival event on the 9th and 10th June for a great weekend. That'll prove just how enjoyable, healthy, ethical, sustainable and easy a vegan lifestyle can be- Ahhhaaarrgghh!"
"Bristol Vegan Festival be a great swashbuckling entertainment and a perfect last minute holiday or bargain short break. In fact it be a bargain life changing experience for all the family!" Tofu assures.
If you miss it you'll be able to catch the highlights on vegetarian internet TV channel http://www.veggievision.co.uk
Cap'n Long John Tofu and the Pirates o the carob bean will be appearing live at The Bristol Vegan Fayre on 9th and 10th of June and also at The London Vegan Festival on the 19th of August. At the vegan festival in Bristol he will be demonstrating how to make nutritious pirates' balls, orgasmic chocolate mousse and sugar free, dairy free, egg free chocolate pancakes. See http://www.bristolveganfayre.co.uk for full details.