All The Blogs -- March 2011

John Davis

Divided by a common language

John Davis | March 9, 2011 | International

 “Do you have anything vegetarian?” “Yes, do you eat fish?” “No, vegetarians don’t eat fish.” “Some vegetarians here eat fish.” “No, some people eat fish and unfortunately call themselves vegetarian, but they could call themselves Martians if they like, it...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Speed Vegan: Quick, Easy Recipes with a Gourmet Twist by Alan Roettinger

Gail Davis | March 8, 2011

Read More: book review, Chef Alan Roettinger, Gail Davis, Speed Vegan

When I first met Chef Alan Roettinger at Portland VegFest last year, I was struck by his commanding presence. Maybe I was simply awed by his stature, or maybe it was the white chef's jacket—(they have that effect on...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ellen Sheen | March 7, 2011 | Food

Read More: cabbage, corned beef, crockpot, vegan, vegetarian

Wow, this one is fantastic. Just perfect for the upcoming holiday and it comes leprechaun free. For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

J Morris Hicks

The "Dollars and Sense" of eating...

J Morris Hicks | March 7, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: cost of food, food subsidies, healthy eating, healthy food

  Some good news and bad news Many people have the idea that it costs much more to eat a healthy diet. Well, yes and no. Unfortunately, if you compare the cost of a calorie of fast food fare with...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Can The Uprisings and Unrest in the Middle East Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 6, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, happiness, love, marriage, repairing relationships, self-help, success

If we oppress our partners bad enough and long enough, eventually they will want to leave us and/or hurt us. Therefore: Best we not be dictators in our relationships. Best we not control and manipulate our partners for our self-interest...

Janice Stanger, PhD

2,068 Vegans Tell All

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 5, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: healthy eating, survey, vegan

New Survey Shows Vegans are Happy and Thriving In our over-stressed and rushed world, is there a simple secret to inner peace? Amid the wasteland of fast food and supermarkets crammed with thousands of processed choices, is there a straight...

Gene Baur

The Low-Down on Downers and the USDA

Gene Baur | March 4, 2011 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, Alison Longley, Campaigns, Cattle, Downed Animals, downers, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, goats, Investigations, News and Updates, Petition, Pigs, President Obama, Sheep, Slaughterhouses, Undercover Investigations, USDA

When it comes to slaughtering animals too sick or weak to even stand for human food, the majority of U.S. citizens are resoundingly opposed. But despite this public sentiment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows this irresponsible and inhumane...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Acai Berry - Packing A Powerful Punch

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 2, 2011 | Health

Read More: acai, antioxidant, Phytonutrients

We all know that the berry family gets two thumbs up when it comes to your health.  You've probably heard that blueberries are great for your memory and cranberries are good for a urinary tract infection but what about this...

John Davis

Vegans are Vegetarians too

John Davis | March 2, 2011 | International

The man who invented the word ‘vegan’ in 1944 was very clear that this was a part of the vegetarian movement, and Donald Watson remained clear about that up to his death in 2005, at the grand age of 95....

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | March 1, 2011 | Food, International

Read More: Ecuador, peas, quinoa, soup, winter squash

  As you might have gathered, I'm experimenting with "veganized" South American food lately-- especially Peruvian (my dad's background) and Ecuadorian (my youngest grandson is part Ecuadorian).  I've also been experimenting with various ways to use quinoa, the "Mother Grain"...

J Morris Hicks

Healthy Dining in Texas...during Rodeo Week

J Morris Hicks | March 1, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: health-promoting diet, healthy eating, ordering in restaurants, whole plants

Even during Rodeo Week, it is possible to order a healthy meal in almost any restaurant in Texas. I didn't say the healthy meal would be listed on the menu, I said that you could order one. And that's what we...