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Meatless Monday/ Recipes

Meatless Mondays: Korean-inspired Macrobiotic Bowl

Meatless Mondays

This is a healthy and filling dish that’s easy in concept, and you can use different kinds of seasonable vegetables as substitute. Try it at home! Ingredients 2 cup cooked grain like brown rice or quinoa 1 large handful snow peas 1 crown broccoli or large crown bok choy 1/2 small butternut squash or kabocha pumpkin Korean kimichi, store-bought mild or spicy Sesame seed or hemp seed   Instruction Cook…

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Meatless Monday/ Recipes

Meatless Mondays: Quick Veggie Wrap

Meatless Mondays

  Basically it’s a wrap you can make in a short time with whatever fresh produce you might have on hand. 2 sheets lavash wrap, store-bought regular or whole wheat 1 ripe avocado, quartered into 4 slices 1 tomato, quartered into 4 slices 2 long sheets of lettuce 2 handful fresh sprouts, alfalfa or clover or sunflower Veganaise or hummus, your choice Place 1 sheet of lavash on a flat…

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Meatless Monday/ Recipes

Meatless Mondays: California-style Soft Tacos

Meatless Mondays

This dish is easy to make and requires basic assembly of several key ingredients. Try it at home! Ingredients 4 pieces corn tortillas 1 cup cooked pinto or black beans, ready made from can or home-cooked 1 medium-large ripe avocado, seeded and diced into small chunks 1 medium tomato, diced 1 small-medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, washed and chopped Salt and black pepper,…

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Products

Product Review: Foods that make me feel alive!

  In my all-vegetarian household, we eat a lot of nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter) — on toast, celery sticks, and by the spoonful. Our favorite brand of nut butters are created by Living Tree Community Foods, a small, independent company that manufactures organic, raw, kosher nut butters in Berkeley, California (USA). Living Tree nut butters are made slowly, over several days and in small batches…

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Products

My one ‘Good Find’ for this month

  I am a long-time HappyCow member and a 35 years young woman. Married but not girly. I don’t wear makeup, perfume, or even chapstick (low maintenance, I guess). In fact, I wash my face with just water from the tap – that’s it. No fancy soaps, lotions, or potions. So when I was given a Hurraw!Balm lip balm sample a few weeks back, I accepted it but I was…

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Organic/ Products

I Heart Vegan Chocolates

Gourmet vegan chocolate is practically my favorite food in the world.  So you can imagine the heavenly joy I felt when my husband brought me a large bag of chocolate assortments from different gourmet chocolatiers that had recently participated as exhibitors at the Natural Food Products Expo in Anaheim, California. For those who don’t know about it, the Natural Foods Expo is a convention that brings together all the manufacturers and distributors of natural, organic, vegetarian, vegan,…

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General

Carrots in Concert

As reported in May 2008 issue of Ode Magazine: The bright melodies, crunchy beats, and spastic squeals sound like they’re pumping from a dark, subterranean nightclub packaged with sweaty dancers. But actually, it’s the sound of vegetables. Since 1998, the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra’s 11 musicians have been scouring outdoor markets for the freshest produce to drill, cut, peel, and scrape into colorful instruments. Carrots are hollowed out and made into…

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Animal Rights

KFC Canada pledges better animal welfare to end protest, puts vegan ‘chicken’ on menu

As reported by The Canadian Press, May 2008 TORONTO – Following a five-year roasting by animal-rights activists, KFC Canada is promising improved welfare for the chickens it buys for its fast-food outlets in exchange for an end to a boycott campaign that will continue in the U.S. and elsewhere. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has agreed to call off its Canadian “Kentucky Fried Cruelty” campaign, which featured high-profile actress…

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Economy/ Politics

The Real New Economy

I found the following article to be quite interesting and relevant to what’s happening today – not only in the U.S. but also around the world with the so-called food crisis.   Title:  The real “new” economy by Jurriaan Kamp, editor-in-chief, Ode Magazine, May 08   Since my days as the chief economics editor at a leading daily newspaper in the Netherlands, I’ve always believed recessions are substantially made by people’s fears. …

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