My husband, Forrest, suggested that I start a blog to share information obtained on my journey as a vegan. I have found some wonderful recipes, visited delicious restaurants and met incredible people along the way. It is an ongoing journey and I welcome new opportunities to explore and share. The implications of going vegan are more significant than I realized when I embarked on this amazing opportunity that collectively will change the world. I strongly recommend this wonderful, well-rounded, eloquent and informative book on the subject, "The World Peace Diet", by Dr. Will Tuttle. To be clear this is NOT a diet book, as the title may imply. Rather, it's an exploration into the history of our food choices and the present day affects, all tied together with a spiritual bow.
No living being should be subjected to the abuse many animals experience every waking moment of their lives. There are tremendous negative environmental and deadly health consequences that arise out of the present (but shifting) american diet and consumer habits. Passive participation in the atrocious ritual of killing for food and products is unnecessary when we can eat food and use products that are cruelty-free. We are all in this world together and with a little effort, we can make it a better place.
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Mexican Pizza - Premade crust from Whole Foods Market. You can add whatever toppings you like such as: pizza sauce, polenta, black beans, peppers, corn, soy chorizo, Smart Bacon and non-dairy cheese. I make it different every time and oftentimes leave off the non-dairy cheese. It's fun to be creative.
Spinach, Artichoke, Pesto Pasta from The Everything Vegan Cookbook.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies from Vegan Planet. I used Raw Agave instead of sugar and gluten-free flour, as an experiment (no issues with gluten). My son told me that these are some of the best brownies he's ever had. In fact, he ate this one right after I took this photo!
Zucchini and Fresh Basil Pomodoro with whole wheat pasta from The Everything Vegan Cookbook. Can you tell this is one of my very favorite cookbooks? Thanks to my wonderful son, Bryan, for giving me this book!! I bought the produce at a wonderful fairly local farm in Moorpark, CA - Underwood Family Farms. Yum!!!