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Chef AJ

Hail To The Kale

Chef AJ | June 29, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Green, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, kale, raw food

This dressing will make a kale lover out of anyone.  The secret is to chop it very fine and massage the dressing in.  The dressing will keep in the refrigerator for about a week and is good on everything from...

J Morris Hicks

With the unofficial start of summer...it's all about the water

J Morris Hicks | June 1, 2011 | Green

Read More: water conservation, water finite resource, water pollution

Regardless of where we spend our summer in the United States, most of us will be enjoying the water in some form or fashion. For me, it will be sailing, some beach time and some occasional swimming. For all...

J Morris Hicks

NEWS FLASH: Gas and food prices rise sharply -- a sign of what lies ahead

J Morris Hicks | May 30, 2011 | Green

Read More: harmful and unsustainable way of eating and living, inefficient

In a USA Today article by Martin Grutsinger (AP) on May 27, it was reported that gas and food price increases were thwarting our fragile, slowly-recovering economy. From the article: WASHINGTON — Consumers spent more in April, but much of the...

Meet The Shannons

Come & Get It! Our Top 15 Favorite Vegan Recipes for Picnic & BBQ Season!

Meet The Shannons | May 27, 2011 | Animals, Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: BBQ, bean salad, beer, burgers, companion animal, cornbread, cupcakes, Daiya vegan cheese, Field Roast, gardein, Marshmallows, parties, pasta salad, peanut butter, picnic, plates, potluck, Rice Crispy Treats, tofu, Tofurky

Howdy Partner! (Just kidding; I won't write this whole thing cowboy-style.) Let's get serious here, because we're about to talk about something I take very seriously... POTLUCKS! See, planning a really amazing group dining event combines art with mathematics, originating...

Gene Baur

"Vegan America" is Closer Than You Think

Gene Baur | May 24, 2011 | Animals, Food, Green, Health

Read More: animal shelter, factory farming, Farm Sanctuary, road trip, vegan

    Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates, the founder of western medicine, said, “Let food be thy medicine.” Tragically, the way most Americans eat, food is more like poison, making us sick and killing us prematurely. Heart disease and cancer...

J Morris Hicks

Cheap burgers, suburban sprawl and the end of an era

J Morris Hicks | May 20, 2011 | Green

Read More: cheap oil, peak oil, sustainability

The way we eat and the way we live have a great deal in common -- they're both harmful, inefficient and unsustainable.  The American dream of a big private yard, a two-car garage, heated pool and cheap burgers is...

J Morris Hicks

The future of food; must we be forced to change?

J Morris Hicks | May 10, 2011 | Green, Health

Read More: energy per calorie, natural diet for humans

This Thursday evening (May 12, 2011), I will be part of a three-person panel at a local community center in Stonington, CT. Our topic is the "future of food." The other two panel members are a local organic farmer...

Jess Parsons

Scooting Past Forty - Leave Your Car at Home

Jess Parsons | May 6, 2011 | Green

Read More: adult, bicycle, bus, commuter, convenience, environment, example, exercise, fun, Jude Law, kick scooter, kids, micro scooter, public transport, Robbie Williams, scooter, train, transport

That's forty years, not kilometres or miles.  I know a bicycle can easily do forty, but I've fallen in love with my grown up sized kick scooter. It's cool, fast, and super green to scoot!  Robbie Williams and Jude Law...

Jess Parsons

Minimise waste in Planet A space

Jess Parsons | May 1, 2011 | Green

Read More: bulk buying, compost, empty space, garbage, Grand Canyon, home cooking, landfill, packaging, processed food, recycling, retail, rubbish, secondhand, space, trash, vegan

Now that I've covered outer space exploration, why not look at space on Earth? As an aspiring minimalist in a world of excess and extremes, I know that empty spaces represent both conscious choices and hard work.  Without attention,...

J Morris Hicks

It's Earth Day -- Do Something memorable...

J Morris Hicks | April 22, 2011 | Green

Read More: environmental benefits of plant-based diet, HOME the movie, natural diet for humans

Not only is it Earth Day, it's also Good Friday and a holiday for most Christians around the world. Think about taking less than two hours doing something that will change your life -- and might even change the world....

J Morris Hicks

Flatulent cows...and saving the planet

J Morris Hicks | April 14, 2011 | Animals, Green, International

Read More: causes of global warming, cows, global warming, greenhouse gases, livestock, methane

Every two-year old knows that flatulence is funny, they just haven't learned that fancy word for it yet. But the environmental impact of the 60 billion animals that we raise for our dinner tables is no laughing matter. In a...

J Morris Hicks

Water...finite, essential, precious and unnecessarily wasted by humans

J Morris Hicks | April 3, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: plant-based diet, water conservation, water pollution

How so? According to my research since 2002, the single biggest source of human squandering of our water supply is how we have chosen to eat in the western world. And there is no doubt in my mind that...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

THE FLAVOR-BOOSTING QUALITIES OF ROASTED & BROILED VEGGIES-- A QUICK ONION SOUP AND TOMATO/ONION PASTA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | March 28, 2011 | Food, Green

Read More: broiled tomatoes, broiled vegetables, fusilli, onion soup, onions, pasta, roasted onions, roasted vegetables, umami

  I've said before that I read all kinds of cookbooks, not just vegetarian or vegan ones.  Lately, I've been perusing a couple of books by the great British chef and author, Nigel Slater.  He's not a vegetarian, but he does...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Bite by Bite by Marilyn Peterson

Gail Davis | March 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, Gail Davis, Marilyn Peterson, Vegan Bite by Bite

I've waited twenty-five years to say this: Vegan is going mainstream, baby. The "v" word is no longer just kicked around like some kind of hot potato with cooties or regarded as "weird," "fringe," "faddish," or "radical." Articles in major magazines and...

J Morris Hicks

The price of oil...and the food that we eat

J Morris Hicks | February 28, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: energy, environment, peak oil

Our best near term solution to conserving fossil fuels is right under our noses -- it's what we put in our mouths every day. Blogging from Houston today, I thought this would be a good day to cover this critical...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Asian Fusion~A Culinary Odyssey of Vegan Recipes by Chat Mingkwan

Gail Davis | February 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Asian Fusion, Book Review, Gail Davis

I'm a huge fan of Chat Mingkwan's earlier book, Buddha's Table: Thai Feasting Vegetarian Style. Its pages are well-worn and separating from the spine, because it's been propped open with weights on my kitchen counter so often. I seemed to...

Jess Parsons

The final frontier vs saving Planet A

Jess Parsons | February 11, 2011 | Green

Read More: climate change, contact, earth, Planet B, science fiction, space exploration, universe

I am a grade B geek.  Maybe a B+.  I've watched Star Trek, Dr Who (Tom Baker is the best, and Jon Pertwee was very short with me at a convention), and NOVA for decades.  I'm very well acquainted...

John Davis

Seascapes

John Davis | February 1, 2011 | Green, International

The photos below were taken whilst visiting veg*n events and friends around the world over the last few years, I thought I'd put them in as some liked the recent Skyscapes. I was born near the sea and grew up...

John Davis

A Year in the Sky

John Davis | December 29, 2010 | Green, International

Skyscapes are like landscapes, but looking up of course. The photos below are all from my office window in the west of England, and all but one of them during 2010, so this is my review of the year. The...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

A GARDEN FOR NON-GARDENERS, IN THE GROUND AND ON THE DECK; AND THE REWARDS

Bryanna Clark Grogan | July 22, 2010 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: arugula, basil, butter lettuce, chard, deck garden, gardening, gardens, Italian parsley, lettuce, pattypan squash, spinach, tomatoes

The pattypan squash are blooming-- can't wait for the little beauties!DH does most of the gardening-- 99% of it-- around here, but neither of us is really into gardening. But you can't live in the country and not grow something in the...