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Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas

Gail Davis | February 5, 2012 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, cookbook, Gail Davis, Nava Atlas, Susan Voisin, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, vegan recipes

I have an addiction—an insatiable appetite and one true weakness. I admit it. I am obsessed with vegan recipe books. Maybe it's because when I first became vegan there were so few really great vegan cookbooks available. I was...

Jess Parsons

Christmas wrapup - frugal and ecofriendly

Jess Parsons | December 17, 2011 | Green

Read More: environment, frugal, holiday, kids, money, waste

My three (almost four) year old daughter loves to paint.  She brings her paintings home for me and tells me all about them. You get the picture.  She can draw people and things, but she's still a creative abstract...

Sarah Taylor

Why I'm So Mad ...

Sarah Taylor | December 15, 2011 | Green

Read More: Environment, plastic, Sarah Taylor, vegan

I’m really, really mad. Most people can tell you how many days Kim Kardashian was married, yet hardly anyone I ask has heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  Google it.  It will freak you out. In the middle of...

Gail Davis

Book Review and Bonus Recipe: Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

Gail Davis | December 8, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Book review, Gail Davis, Quick-Fix Vegan, Robin Robertson

When it comes to getting dinner on the table, I'm all about quick! Since I work at home, I'm sometimes still tapping away at my computer keyboard until well past the time I should have been figuring out what we're having for...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Five Top Sites to Get Toxic Chemicals Out of Your Life

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 30, 2011 | Green

Read More: Environmental Working Group, household products, personal care products, toxic chemicals

Must-Have Information on Harmful Chemicals in Your Home Whether you are buying personal care and household products for yourself or as a gift for others, you need to be aware of the toxic substances that lurk in these products. Manufacturers...

Gail Davis

Book Review: The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

Gail Davis | November 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, crock pot, Gail Davis, Kathy Hester, The Vegan Slow Cooker

I was bubbling with anticipation for the release of my friend, Kathy Hester's first book, The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour. You may wonder...

Jess Parsons

Planting for Summer - the toilet rolls rocked!

Jess Parsons | November 6, 2011 | Green

Read More: frugal, fruits, garden, organic, vegetables

The summer squash seeds love their free biodegradable planters and showed their appreciation with big green leaves.And the beans we planted at Small Poppies were going bonsai for lack of soil depth in that cute little decorated pink tub...unlike...

Jess Parsons

Free Eco-friendly Seed Planters - from the trash!

Jess Parsons | October 27, 2011 | Green

Read More: environment, free lunch, frugal, garbage, garden, green, kale, parsley, recycling, reusing, sprouts

My winter parsley and kale are rapidly going to seed as the sunshine hits the garden.  I cleared the kale and made a whole crock pot of soup.  If I want juicy tomatoes, tender squash, lettuces, a cucumber or...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson

Gail Davis | October 25, 2011 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Book review, Gail Davis, Julie Hasson, Vegan Diner

When I was growing up in the neighborhood of Long Island City/Astoria, in the borough of Queens, in the city of New York, I couldn't wait for Friday nights after dancing school, because that was when my mom would take...

Gail Davis

Bryanna Clark Grogan's World Vegan Feast Book Review and Bonus Recipe!

Gail Davis | October 11, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Bryanna Clark Grogan, Gail Davis, World Vegan Feast

My dear friend, Bryanna Clark Grogan, had been teasing me (read: torturing me) by posting tantalizing photos of recipes from her new book, World Vegan Feast: 200 Fabulous Recipes from Over 50 Countries on her Facebook page for months. So by the...

Gail Davis

Book Review: My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky

Gail Davis | September 18, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, Gail Davis, Hannah Kaminsky, My Sweet Vegan

Desserts are an indulgence I allow myself more than occasionally, and they are my one true weakness. So when I finally became the proud owner of a copy of Hannah Kaminsky's My Sweet Vegan I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into...

Sarah Taylor

The Carbon Footprint Game: Local Foods vs Beef and Dairy

Sarah Taylor | August 16, 2011 | Green, Health

Read More: carbon footprint, vegan, vegan diet

Although Al Gore surprisingly “forgot” to mention the incredibly detrimental environmental effects of raising animals for meat and dairy products in his epic film, Inconvenient Truth, the word is starting to get out anyway.  It seems to me that more...

J Morris Hicks

FOOD -- World's brightest are missing the main point.

J Morris Hicks | August 10, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: land degradation, limited arable acres, loss of species, unsustainable feeding model for the world, world hunger

  When it comes to our food, most of the world's brightest still believe we "need" to eat animal protein. We don't. In fact, it's killing us and it's taking a huge toll on our planet at the same time.  Julian...

Gail Davis

All About Ajwain and Sensational Samosas

Gail Davis | August 4, 2011 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Gail Davis, Indian cuisine, samosas

Have you tasted ajwain? Also known as carom seed, this lovely little grayish-green seed is closely related to thyme and cumin. It has a very fragrant aroma, which comes alive when cooked, and it is generally used in small quantities...

J Morris Hicks

Living "green" means much more than being politically correct...

J Morris Hicks | August 4, 2011 | Green

Read More: cruel western diet, harmful, unsustainable, wasteful

Pareto Principle -- the 80-20 rule -- and the Law of the "Vital Few" One of the coolest and most powerful things that I learned as an undergraduate in Industrial Engineering was Pareto's Law, which has come to be...

J Morris Hicks

Burning trees in the Amazon -- to feed pigs in China

J Morris Hicks | July 29, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: cruel and unsustainable typical Western diet, harmful, Sustainable eating, wasteful

  Just when you think that it couldn't getting any crazier regarding our typical Western diet, you see a headline like this one. We're not the only nation that has become addicted to the most harmful, wasteful, and unsustainable diet...

Jess Parsons

The Green Diet - my open letter to the New Zealand Green Party

Jess Parsons | July 27, 2011 | Green

Read More: animal cruelty, children, factory farming, green, New Zealand, politics, vegan

I received a letter from the very popular former co-leader of the New Zealand Green Party, Jeanette Fitzsimons:  The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand is a popular, modern and successful party that has left an indelible mark on...

J Morris Hicks

"Natural" Diet -- Exactly what do I mean by natural?

J Morris Hicks | July 22, 2011 | Green

Read More: cruel and unsustainable, harmful, wasteful

Within our book and on this blog-site, we frequently refer to the natural diet for our species. A reader has asked me to clarify exactly what I mean by "natural," as that word can mean different things to different people....