Blackberry Chocolate Smoothie

I’m sipping on this right now and it’s so scrumpcious I thought I’d share the recipe with y’all. This is one version of my Chocolate Smoothie recipe found in the cookbook, below. Enjoy! Blackberry Chocolate Smoothie Blend: 2 C frozen bananas 2 spoonfuls of Cocoa Powder Handful of Blackberries 1-2 Dates, pitted Dash of Vanilla…

Easy Oat Milk

With one simple step you can make this delicious Oat Milk at home. Lord knows what weird plastic lining they use for the store bought options… Blend or Food Process (with just a few light pulses): 1 C Rolled Oats 3 C Water Optional: Add 1 t Vanilla Extract Pinch of Salt Voilá! Strain and…

Barn Diva: Restaurant Review

Barn Diva, up in Healdsburg, is the quintessential high end, localvore restaurant in Wine Country. The problem is — the menu is very meat-centric. However, they have an amazing chef who will cater to vegans on request. And they do it right! Again, I really think such restaurants should have an *asterisk on their menu that…

World Map of Vegetarians

I thought this was interesting/depressing. With all the access to information we have, how are so many people either still ignorant or apathetic to animal rights? Not to mention health issues! One bright spot, literally, is India! And Brazil, UK, Italy, and Germany — keep the upward trend going 🙂 America, step it up already!…

Leonardo Da Vinci

“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” ~The Extended Circle: A Commonplace book of Animal Rights (1985, fiction), by Jon Wynne-Tyson “In Leonardo da Vinci…

Carl Sagan and Dr. Ann Druyan

“Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them — without any disquieting…

How to Marinate

The secret to good tempeh and tofu is marination. These soy yummies can replace your meatballs, sliced sandwich meats, taco meat, etc. etc. etc… Tempeh, since it’s quite dense, does best with 2-3 days of marination. I chop it into small cubes, then add Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or Tamari, Balsamic Vinegar, and some Garlic Powder….