Tuesday, February 15

Vegetablist

Behold! Last week's midweek comfortables :)



I was one sore vegetabalist when I finally thought to check the ingredients of the yogurt I was greedily spooning into my gob. Why is it so many manufacturers will insist on dying their foods using crushed beetles? It seems to be the number one colourant to create a strawberry look. I am assuming even for carnivores crushed beetles can't be a desirable ingredient. Check your label: If it contains cochineal, Crimson Lake, Natural Red #40, C.I. 75470, or E120 you're munching beetles. They're used in cosmetics too.





I was just reminded of my recent veggie blunder as soon as I am posing in front of a mahusive Donner kebab painting here. :) If you've been veggie for a while you'll know the odd accidental meat intake is inevitable no matter how vigilant you are. It 's best not too worry about it. I was just a little grumpy because I rather enjoyed Activia prior to my creepy crawly discovery. :D Back to Greek yogurt with honey. Yum :)



Beret: eBay
Coat: Supermarket
Top: All-Mighty years ago
Cardi: H&M
Skirt: H&M a long time ago
Boots: eBay

78 comments:

  1. oranges_and_applesFebruary 15, 2011

    you can get fake cochineal dye as well, i used it in pink cupcakes recently. It is was stronger than normal red food dye, but the label assured me it is veggie. though really beetles and pig bones (in gelatine) don't bother me *that* much. i'm not a very good veggie, i guess!

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  2. I must admit to being a terrible vegie who still (knowingly) eats the occasional thing with cochineal. It's in something (but I can't remember what...think it might be something I only eat at Xmas) that I absolutely ADORE and can't get without. But I try to be good and it annoys me when I find things like that or gelatin (which is in EVERYTHING) once I've already started eating. =[
    -Andi x

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  3. I love, love how you choose your background so well. Are you surounded by magical places to shoot photos????
    About the cochineal, i detest the thought. I am very careful about what I eat, but never obsessed...Life is too short.
    That shade of yello suits you soooooooooooo well.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. What a sweet little cardigan! I've made the cochineal mistake plenty of times.

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  5. Beetles.......no!!! You can't be serious. It's good that I do not eat yogurt or use much cosmetics then. Yuck!!! How did you even come about this discovery?

    Love

    Tashrin - Personal style & inspiration from Toronto, Canada

    ReplyDelete
  6. Shortly after I stopped eating meat I also quit on products containing gelatine (marshmallows I miss you!) and cochineal. The Vegetarian Society has a comprehensive fact sheet on meat products where you might not expect them.
    I still use film photography (also gelatine) and leather shoes, bags etc. though. So other than not eating them I am not particularly kind to animals ;)

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  7. oh gosh i've been through that too. and i try not to consume gelatin laced things. but candy hearts by necco are full of them! I DONT KNOW WHY. but i make an exception. i've got about 15 boxes of them to go through now.

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  8. lemondropvintageFebruary 15, 2011

    Such cute pics, I had no idea about beetles. Ick. I wonder, how does one start a beetle farm?
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    OWOH giveaway

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  9. Your cardigan is SOOO pretty. I love that color.

    but oh my goodness, i did NOT know that about the beetles! That's crazy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love your cardigan, it's such a gorgeous colour and the crocheted details are gorgeous! Love your camel beret too :)
    ...definitely going to be reading more labels in the future...
    M xo

    ReplyDelete
  11. eeewww about the beetle thing! bleh. anyway, i love the color combo of your sweater and top. p.s. your last comment about the music and the bird video clip made me laugh!

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  12. I might have just vommed in my mouth a whole lot. That is so gross. Thank goodness I don't like dairy all that much. Cosmetics however...now I need to check every bottle.

    Also, I have the same sweater! I love it with brown the way you have it :)

    PS--I wanted to finally thank you for your encouragement on my post about racism, it meant so much to me to have so much support from readers. You made a very good point about conscience, she probably doesn't even think lying about saying that was wrong because someone told her it was alright to treat people of other races that way. WHat you said about women falsely accusing men of assault is so similar and also so wrong, it totally discredits all the true cases. I totally filled my drama quota for a long long time. thanks again!

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  13. I love the pop of bright yellow among all the neutrals, and those boots are the exact style I've been drooling over for months.
    My sister is a hyper-sensitive vegetarian, I think I'll refrain from passing the information along to her about the beetles. Ew. But Greek Yogurt with honey tastes the best of them all anyways.

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  14. THAT IS DISTURBING. I never knew how many crushed beetles I consume! And I'm not even a veggie, just a generally beetle-averred person.

    These photos are calming me down, though. Wonderful poses and super lovely coat!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Are you a vegetarian because of ethical/ecological reasons or..? Just a question I find interesting ;D

    I'm also kind of wondering why crushed beetles would be bad to eat, or do you just find it gross? I'm strangely un-grossed-out but then again I've always know that little fact and happily keep munching away on coloured foods :D. I even have a little tube to colour my food... I wonder if it contains beetles? I should've maybe kept my packaging to that haha!

    Anyway, you look cute!

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  16. I've never been a big meat eater and when I moved out from home and started preparing my own food I only ever ate meat when eating at that clown's fast food joint.
    A lot of my friends were veggies too so in the end I figured I'd cut meat out completely.
    Living in a well fed society I didn't see any requirement for meat although I often joke that I'd resort even to cannibalism if a need should arise ;)

    I am glad I don't eat meat because of the way animals are treated but I am also glad because of Kreuzfeld Jacob and other diseases associated with that treatment (ie feeding cows to cows etc)
    But eventhough ideology plays a role in why I am staying veggie I guess I am also enjoying the way it makes me more aware of what I am eating because I check the labels for veggie suitability I also notice all the other muck that goes into our foods.

    ReplyDelete
  17. oh my goodness, creepycrawly indeed!! i am sort of afraid to check my yogurt container now, though i suppose i must... eeps!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh man, I've never realized that those ingredients were beetle shells D: I'll stick to greek yogurt with jam mixed into it thankyouverymuch :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

    ReplyDelete
  19. I cant believe you got that coat from a supermarket!! Its is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. If I send you tons of cash can you buy one for me?! We have nothing like that here!!

    Shy

    ReplyDelete
  20. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityFebruary 18, 2011

    Ah, I really like it when you blog this cardi. I let it slip away, but at least I can see it from time to time in your amazingly colorful & stylish looks! :)

    I'm not a vegetarian by any stretch, but the thought of eating crushed beetles really creeps me out.

    ReplyDelete
  21. seriously I wish the wall art around here was worth it. I guess I should move to the UK. I love your cardigan.

    ReplyDelete
  22. THAT COAT!

    And that cardi. AND the blouse! Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  23. TrophyboutiqueFebruary 19, 2011

    You look so lovely in these shots! When I saw the first one I thought "Is Stef wearing JEANS??" And that's when I realized, you never wear jeans. Or pants. Do you? Not that you should, you look fabulous in skirts and dresses.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks :) I am actually wearing those jeans right now LOL but they are sort of in the same category as pajamas for me personally.. although I wouldn't attend team building events in my pajamas.. that could be interesting

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  25. hehe - I am never sure how to reference those as soon as I don't want to advertise for supermarket chanes. When I write supermarket or superstore I usually mean Tesco, Asda (UK's wall mart) or Sainsburys. I think there might still be a few of these in store (was £20 now £15) but I have a feeling postage and tax would probably at least double that. It is quite a light jacket - i wouldn't recommend it under 0 C.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm no a veggie, but beetles don't trouble me so much. Too many hours of watching Anthony Bourdain or something.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I must admit to being a terrible vegie who still (knowingly) eats the occasional thing with cochineal. It's in something (but I can't remember what...think it might be something I only eat at Xmas) that I absolutely ADORE and can't get without. But I try to be good and it annoys me when I find things like that or gelatin (which is in EVERYTHING) once I've already started eating. =[
    -Andi x

    ReplyDelete
  28. oranges_and_applesMarch 18, 2011

    you can get fake cochineal dye as well, i used it in pink cupcakes recently. It is was stronger than normal red food dye, but the label assured me it is veggie. though really beetles and pig bones (in gelatine) don't bother me *that* much. i'm not a very good veggie, i guess!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love, love how you choose your background so well. Are you surounded by magical places to shoot photos????
    About the cochineal, i detest the thought. I am very careful about what I eat, but never obsessed...Life is too short.
    That shade of yello suits you soooooooooooo well.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a sweet little cardigan! I've made the cochineal mistake plenty of times.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Beetles.......no!!! You can't be serious. It's good that I do not eat yogurt or use much cosmetics then. Yuck!!! How did you even come about this discovery?

    Love

    Tashrin - Personal style & inspiration from Toronto, Canada

    ReplyDelete
  32. Shortly after I stopped eating meat I also quit on products containing gelatine (marshmallows I miss you!) and cochineal. The Vegetarian Society has a comprehensive fact sheet on meat products where you might not expect them.
    I still use film photography (also gelatine) and leather shoes, bags etc. though. So other than not eating them I am not particularly kind to animals ;)

    ReplyDelete
  33. oh gosh i've been through that too. and i try not to consume gelatin laced things. but candy hearts by necco are full of them! I DONT KNOW WHY. but i make an exception. i've got about 15 boxes of them to go through now.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Such cute pics, I had no idea about beetles. Ick. I wonder, how does one start a beetle farm?
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    OWOH giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  35. Your cardigan is SOOO pretty. I love that color.

    but oh my goodness, i did NOT know that about the beetles! That's crazy!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love your cardigan, it's such a gorgeous colour and the crocheted details are gorgeous! Love your camel beret too :)
    ...definitely going to be reading more labels in the future...
    M xo

    ReplyDelete
  37. eeewww about the beetle thing! bleh. anyway, i love the color combo of your sweater and top. p.s. your last comment about the music and the bird video clip made me laugh!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I might have just vommed in my mouth a whole lot. That is so gross. Thank goodness I don't like dairy all that much. Cosmetics however...now I need to check every bottle.

    Also, I have the same sweater! I love it with brown the way you have it :)

    PS--I wanted to finally thank you for your encouragement on my post about racism, it meant so much to me to have so much support from readers. You made a very good point about conscience, she probably doesn't even think lying about saying that was wrong because someone told her it was alright to treat people of other races that way. WHat you said about women falsely accusing men of assault is so similar and also so wrong, it totally discredits all the true cases. I totally filled my drama quota for a long long time. thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love the pop of bright yellow among all the neutrals, and those boots are the exact style I've been drooling over for months.
    My sister is a hyper-sensitive vegetarian, I think I'll refrain from passing the information along to her about the beetles. Ew. But Greek Yogurt with honey tastes the best of them all anyways.

    ReplyDelete
  40. THAT IS DISTURBING. I never knew how many crushed beetles I consume! And I'm not even a veggie, just a generally beetle-averred person.

    These photos are calming me down, though. Wonderful poses and super lovely coat!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Are you a vegetarian because of ethical/ecological reasons or..? Just a question I find interesting ;D

    I'm also kind of wondering why crushed beetles would be bad to eat, or do you just find it gross? I'm strangely un-grossed-out but then again I've always know that little fact and happily keep munching away on coloured foods :D. I even have a little tube to colour my food... I wonder if it contains beetles? I should've maybe kept my packaging to that haha!

    Anyway, you look cute!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I've never been a big meat eater and when I moved out from home and started preparing my own food I only ever ate meat when eating at that clown's fast food joint.
    I really don't like touching the raw stuff you see so I never prepared meat. A lot of my friends were veggies too so in the end I figured I'd cut meat out completely.
    Living in a well fed society I didn't see any requirement for meat although I often joke that I'd resort even to cannibalism if a need should arise ;)

    I am glad I don't eat meat because of the way animals are treated but I am also glad because of disease possibly associated with that treatment (ie feeding cows to cows - possible link to CJD etc)
    But eventhough ideology plays a role in why I am staying veggie I guess I am also enjoying the way it makes me more aware of what I am eating because I check the labels for veggie suitability I also notice all the other muck that goes into our foods.

    ReplyDelete
  43. oh my goodness, creepycrawly indeed!! i am sort of afraid to check my yogurt container now, though i suppose i must... eeps!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh man, I've never realized that those ingredients were beetle shells D: I'll stick to greek yogurt with jam mixed into it thankyouverymuch :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

    ReplyDelete
  45. I cant believe you got that coat from a supermarket!! Its is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. If I send you tons of cash can you buy one for me?! We have nothing like that here!!

    Shy

    ReplyDelete
  46. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityMarch 18, 2011

    Ah, I really like it when you blog this cardi. I let it slip away, but at least I can see it from time to time in your amazingly colorful & stylish looks! :)

    I'm not a vegetarian by any stretch, but the thought of eating crushed beetles really creeps me out.

    ReplyDelete
  47. seriously I wish the wall art around here was worth it. I guess I should move to the UK. I love your cardigan.

    ReplyDelete
  48. THAT COAT!

    And that cardi. AND the blouse! Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  49. TrophyboutiqueMarch 18, 2011

    You look so lovely in these shots! When I saw the first one I thought "Is Stef wearing JEANS??" And that's when I realized, you never wear jeans. Or pants. Do you? Not that you should, you look fabulous in skirts and dresses.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thanks :) I have a pair of jeans (sorta) but they fall in the same category as pajamas for me personally nowadays (they are about equally flattering on me) although I wouldn't attend team building events in my pajamas.. that could be interesting

    ReplyDelete
  51. hehe - I am never sure how to reference those as soon as I don't want to advertise for supermarket chains. When I write supermarket or superstore I usually mean Tesco, Asda (UK's wall mart) or Sainsburys. I think there might still be a few of these in store (was £20 now £15) but I have a feeling postage and tax would probably at least double that. It is quite a light jacket - i wouldn't recommend it under 0 C.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I'm no a veggie, but beetles don't trouble me so much. Too many hours of watching Anthony Bourdain or something.

    ReplyDelete
  53. andibgoodeAugust 24, 2011

    I must admit to being a terrible vegie who still (knowingly) eats the occasional thing with cochineal. It's in something (but I can't remember what...think it might be something I only eat at Xmas) that I absolutely ADORE and can't get without. But I try to be good and it annoys me when I find things like that or gelatin (which is in EVERYTHING) once I've already started eating. =[
    -Andi x

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love the pop of bright yellow among all the neutrals, and those boots are the exact style I've been drooling over for months.
    My sister is a hyper-sensitive vegetarian, I think I'll refrain from passing the information along to her about the beetles. Ew. But Greek Yogurt with honey tastes the best of them all anyways.

    ReplyDelete
  55. oranges_and_applesAugust 24, 2011

    you can get fake cochineal dye as well, i used it in pink cupcakes recently. It is was stronger than normal red food dye, but the label assured me it is veggie. though really beetles and pig bones (in gelatine) don't bother me *that* much. i'm not a very good veggie, i guess!

    ReplyDelete
  56. I love, love how you choose your background so well. Are you surounded by magical places to shoot photos????
    About the cochineal, i detest the thought. I am very careful about what I eat, but never obsessed...Life is too short.
    That shade of yello suits you soooooooooooo well.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ReplyDelete
  57. What a sweet little cardigan! I've made the cochineal mistake plenty of times.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Beetles.......no!!! You can't be serious. It's good that I do not eat yogurt or use much cosmetics then. Yuck!!! How did you even come about this discovery?

    Love

    Tashrin - Personal style & inspiration from Toronto, Canada

    ReplyDelete
  59. Shortly after I stopped eating meat I also quit on products containing gelatine (marshmallows I miss you!) and cochineal. The Vegetarian Society has a comprehensive fact sheet on meat products where you might not expect them.
    I still use film photography (also gelatine) and leather shoes, bags etc. though. So other than not eating them I am not particularly kind to animals ;)

    ReplyDelete
  60. oh gosh i've been through that too. and i try not to consume gelatin laced things. but candy hearts by necco are full of them! I DONT KNOW WHY. but i make an exception. i've got about 15 boxes of them to go through now.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Such cute pics, I had no idea about beetles. Ick. I wonder, how does one start a beetle farm?
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    OWOH giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  62. Your cardigan is SOOO pretty. I love that color.

    but oh my goodness, i did NOT know that about the beetles! That's crazy!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I love your cardigan, it's such a gorgeous colour and the crocheted details are gorgeous! Love your camel beret too :)
    ...definitely going to be reading more labels in the future...
    M xo

    ReplyDelete
  64. eeewww about the beetle thing! bleh. anyway, i love the color combo of your sweater and top. p.s. your last comment about the music and the bird video clip made me laugh!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I might have just vommed in my mouth a whole lot. That is so gross. Thank goodness I don't like dairy all that much. Cosmetics however...now I need to check every bottle.

    Also, I have the same sweater! I love it with brown the way you have it :)

    PS--I wanted to finally thank you for your encouragement on my post about racism, it meant so much to me to have so much support from readers. You made a very good point about conscience, she probably doesn't even think lying about saying that was wrong because someone told her it was alright to treat people of other races that way. WHat you said about women falsely accusing men of assault is so similar and also so wrong, it totally discredits all the true cases. I totally filled my drama quota for a long long time. thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  66. THAT IS DISTURBING. I never knew how many crushed beetles I consume! And I'm not even a veggie, just a generally beetle-averred person.

    These photos are calming me down, though. Wonderful poses and super lovely coat!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Are you a vegetarian because of ethical/ecological reasons or..? Just a question I find interesting ;D

    I'm also kind of wondering why crushed beetles would be bad to eat, or do you just find it gross? I'm strangely un-grossed-out but then again I've always know that little fact and happily keep munching away on coloured foods :D. I even have a little tube to colour my food... I wonder if it contains beetles? I should've maybe kept my packaging to that haha!

    Anyway, you look cute!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I've never been a big meat eater and when I moved out from home and started preparing my own food I only ever ate meat when eating at that clown's fast food joint.
    I really don't like touching the raw stuff you see so I never prepared meat. A lot of my friends were veggies too so in the end I figured I'd cut meat out completely.
    Living in a well fed society I didn't see any requirement for meat although I often joke that I'd resort even to cannibalism if a need should arise ;)

    I am glad I don't eat meat because of the way animals are treated but I am also glad because of disease possibly associated with that treatment (ie feeding cows to cows - possible link to CJD etc)
    But eventhough ideology plays a role in why I am staying veggie I guess I am also enjoying the way it makes me more aware of what I am eating because I check the labels for veggie suitability I also notice all the other muck that goes into our foods.

    ReplyDelete
  69. oh my goodness, creepycrawly indeed!! i am sort of afraid to check my yogurt container now, though i suppose i must... eeps!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Oh man, I've never realized that those ingredients were beetle shells D: I'll stick to greek yogurt with jam mixed into it thankyouverymuch :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

    ReplyDelete
  71. I cant believe you got that coat from a supermarket!! Its is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. If I send you tons of cash can you buy one for me?! We have nothing like that here!!

    Shy

    ReplyDelete
  72. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityAugust 24, 2011

    Ah, I really like it when you blog this cardi. I let it slip away, but at least I can see it from time to time in your amazingly colorful & stylish looks! :)

    I'm not a vegetarian by any stretch, but the thought of eating crushed beetles really creeps me out.

    ReplyDelete
  73. seriously I wish the wall art around here was worth it. I guess I should move to the UK. I love your cardigan.

    ReplyDelete
  74. THAT COAT!

    And that cardi. AND the blouse! Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  75. TrophyboutiqueAugust 24, 2011

    You look so lovely in these shots! When I saw the first one I thought "Is Stef wearing JEANS??" And that's when I realized, you never wear jeans. Or pants. Do you? Not that you should, you look fabulous in skirts and dresses.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Thanks :) I have a pair of jeans (sorta) but they fall in the same category as pajamas for me personally nowadays (they are about equally flattering on me) although I wouldn't attend team building events in my pajamas.. that could be interesting

    ReplyDelete
  77. hehe - I am never sure how to reference those as soon as I don't want to advertise for supermarket chains. When I write supermarket or superstore I usually mean Tesco, Asda (UK's wall mart) or Sainsburys. I think there might still be a few of these in store (was £20 now £15) but I have a feeling postage and tax would probably at least double that. It is quite a light jacket - i wouldn't recommend it under 0 C.

    ReplyDelete
  78. I'm no a veggie, but beetles don't trouble me so much. Too many hours of watching Anthony Bourdain or something.

    ReplyDelete