Two studies released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that many thousands of Americans are testing positive for alpha-gal syndrome each year. The condition—which can develop after someone is bitten by a lone star tick—can cause allergic reactions in humans who ingest meat, dairy, or anything else taken from fellow mammals. In response, PETA is unveiling a cookbook that helps people with alpha-gal syndrome discover hearty and delicious vegan recipes that will satisfy even the staunchest meat-eaters.
The Lone Star Tick Cookbook features an array of filling, all-American dishes that won’t trigger the allergies of those with alpha-gal syndrome. From beef-free stews to pulled BBQ jackfruit, the tasty recipes in PETA’s new cookbook prove that there’s no need to be ticked off by a meat allergy. The recipes also include the following:
- Vegan sausage biscuits and gravy sandwiches
- Philly “cheesesteaks”
- Slow-cooker Texas chili
To come to the aid of the afflicted—and encourage everyone to stop consuming flesh and mammary secretions—PETA is donating copies of the cookbook to libraries in areas with some of the highest numbers of reported alpha-gal cases in the country.
Although animals used for food feel pain and fear, just as humans do, they endure mutilations such as debeaking, castration, and dehorning and are trucked through all weather extremes, sometimes over hundreds of miles, without food or water. At slaughterhouses, workers hang them upside down and cut their throats—sometimes, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors report, while they’re still conscious. Every person who goes vegan spares the lives of nearly 200 animals each year and greatly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Finding delicious plant-based recipes that you and your family will love is easier than ever. PETA’s Lone Star Tick Cookbook is a must-have for any kitchen.