Raw on $10 a Day (or Less!): November 22, 2009: Okay, here is a menu of holiday recipes from another Blogger vegan chef, but she is a raw vegan. Not the heartiest of Thanksgiving fares, but the cranberry sauce and mushroom loaf look intriguing. You can even serve them with your cooked Thanksgiving meal as appetizers to give them a test run.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
As I listen to the forecast of disasterous conditions for cities in the eastern coastal areas, I am reminded of a 2008 post I wrote for emPower Magazine on why African Americans should care about climate change. What was not considered at the time was the impact of rising tides and extreme weather on nuclear facilities in those areas. The short term solution is to check in with your local officials and/or FEMA to determine the best steps to take to protect you and your family/neighbors. Once this storm has passed, I urge you to make your local, state and federal officials accountible for solutions which address, prevent and/or mitigate risks associated with climate change. To get started, read this article from Sustainable Business on politicians that vote green or not and let them know that African Americans do care about climate change and it's negative impact on our communities. Kudos to publications like emPower Magazine for trying to keep these types of issues on the forefront of conversation in the black community!
Docs Say Choose Organic Food To Reduce Kids' Exposure To Pesticides : The Salt : NPR I've been saying this all month as emails about the Stanford "non organic produce no different than organic produce study", started to make the rounds. At the very least avoid the non organic "dirty dozen". This is why I love public radio!
A Profound Hatred of Meat: Black Eyed Pea Nut Loaf with Sweet Potato Gratin &...: Another great meal from the prolific vegan chef, xCarly of the blog, A Profound Hatred of Meat. Of course she is from Portland! I gotta visit that place one day. Anyway, back to the meal. It features my favorite foods...black eye peas, nuts, fruit and sweet potatoes. The vegans at your Thanksgiving meal, will really be thankful if you surprise them with this feast! Could be a great Christmas, Kwanzaa or New Years meal too.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Communications Manager, Rachel's Network Rachel's Network is a non-profit organization for women environmental funders. Looking for someone to help the world know that women's voices are loud and clear as it relates to stewardship of our beautiful planet.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Amazon Farmers Seize Chevron Assets A reversal of fortune for some multinational oil companies, as Latin American and African countries attempt to hold them accountable for environmental hazards. I was first exposed to the type of environmental degradation taking place in these countries (and our own) in 2008 when I read the eye-opening book, "Building the Green Economy, Success Stories from the Grass Roots", by Kevin Danaher, Shannon Biggs and Jason Mark. I was truly shocked and dismayed by what I read, yet encouraged by the tenacity of activists fighting to preserve their land and their health.The pictures in this post are from a report I found on the tropical rainforests of Ecuador and the stories of inhumanity are just as shocking as my readings in 2008. While I'm sure that Ecuadorians were thrilled with the prospect of jobs and a boon to their economies when these drills and pipelines arrived, I don't think they could have ever imagined the long term costs to be paid with lives and communities that will be impacted for generations. So the debate continues in the United States today, what is the priority - a flush of cash and wealth to support struggling and economically dying communities now or making some temporary or permanent sacrifices of economic gain for long term sustainability of the community? As economic options become increasingly limited for today's citizens, in this knowledge based and global economy, it's difficult to not feel compelled to go for the precious gold ring. Kind of not unlike many of the high risk and literally life threatening choices folks in poor communities have to make everyday. Life is gray folks, not always black, not always white, not always green.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
- Replace candy treats with non-food treasures (homemade bracelets, pencils, stickers, cool looking pebbles decorated as eyeballs, interesting knick knacks, mini pumpkins, hair accessories, dried mini-floral bouquets bundles, bouncy balls, acorn or monkey ball crafts
- Instead of buying costumes - create your own from stuff around the house or swap with neighbors and family members, there are lots of great ideas online
- Have a neighborhood celebration in the community garden - you could encourage everyone to bring some homemade baked goodies for a harvest tasting
- Hand out fair trade goodies in place of non-fair traded chocolates, include with tags that promote and educate on fair trade
- Avoid non-toxic face paints
So whether you celebrate Halloween or Harvest Days, there are lots of fun, green options to do so in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
Friday, October 12, 2012
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Monday, October 8, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Breast Cancer Rates for Military Men & Women on the Rise | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.
Breast Cancer Rates for Military Men & Women on the Rise | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News. Could it be exposure to toxic chemicals and extreme stress?
Friday, October 5, 2012
A Profound Hatred of Meat: Chipotle Tomato Soup, Black Eyed Pea Meatballs wit...: Soup again!? Yes! Get into it! Spicy tomato soup with chipotle peppers, garlic, black eyed peas and red onions served with tender meatballs...
Okay, here is one more meatball recipe from the blog, A Profound Hatred of Meat. It features black eyed peas and kale greens! Couldn't pass this one up. With the bounty of kale from my garden pictured below, I must prepare these meatballs this fall.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A Profound Hatred of Meat: Spaghetti & Meatballs: This list is long for these little meatballs but the flavor is huge and well worth it.
I love this site. She has the best vegan recipes and great photos. Tonight, I made a delicious vegan spaghetti using leftover gmo free chorizo by Tofurky, the last vestiges of a bag of frozen peppers and onions sauteed with leftover baked beans that had been staring at me everytime I opened the fridge. Added to this, leftover Paul Newman's spicy spaghetti sauce. Topped over whole wheat spaghetti. It was a wonderful, easy to prepare late night dinner. Best part is that I have enough for lunch tomorrow....very appropriate for a meal made from leftovers!
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