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The Vegan Egg McMuffin to End All

Like most kids, I loved McDonalds. A kids meal cheeseburger with fries was a treat. Of course now that I’m vegan, I’d never dream of stepping foot in a McDonalds (do we have to go into all the reasons?). But, just because I’m vegan that doesn’t mean I can’t indulge cruelty-free alternatives to the foods I grew up on. This recipe for a vegan egg McMuffin is simple, delicious and most importantly: doesn’t harm a single animal.

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  1. Slice ⅓ of the tofu horizontally so that it is about X thick. Either cut it into a square, or use a metal food ring mold or knife to cut it into a disk. This is your “egg”.
  2. Sprinkle turmeric powder onto the “egg” and gently coat all surfaces so that they are a light yellow color. Season with garlic powder and black pepper.
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in a frying pan and cook the “egg” and the sausage (or Canadian bacon), so that they are browned on both sides.
  4. Meanwhile, toast the English muffin and butter with vegan margarine.
  5. Assemble the sandwich using the cheese, “egg” and vegan sausage/bacon. Feel free to add some vegan mayo, avocado slices and sliced tomato to it. Yum!
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McDonald’s To Phase Out Gestation Grates

On Monday of this week, McDonald’s announced that they will now require U.S. pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation crates. In a press release by the Humane Society of the United States, Dan Gorsky, the senior vice presidents of McDonald’s North American Supply Chain Managment said, “McDonald’s believes gestation stalls are not a sustainable production system for the future. There are alternatives that we think are better for the welfare of sows… McDonald’s wants to see the end of sow confinement in gestation stalls in our supply chain.” This step by McDonald’s has been called an ‘earthquake’ in the pig business,  but some animal rights activists feel that McDonald’s isn’t doing enough to improve their animal welfare standards.

What do you think about McDonald’s announcement to phase out gestation grates?