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Bryanna Clark Grogan

A DELICIOUS INDIAN MEAL WITH FRIENDS; CREAMY VEGAN GUJARTI-STYLE PUDDING RECIPE

Bryanna Clark Grogan | March 14, 2011 | Food, International

Read More: black-eyed peas, Indian cuisine, subji, tofu, vegan raita, vegan shrikand

 A plateful of flavor! The night before last we brought dinner over to our friends Sarah and Gordon.  I've been kind of a hermit lately, and decided we need to get out more, and they have been working very hard...

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...

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

GOT SOME LEFTOVER COOKED QUINOA? THIS SOUTH AMERICAN SOUP IS A GOOD USE FOR IT!

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

The price of oil...and the food that we eat

J Morris Hicks | February 28, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: energy, environment, peak oil

Our best near term solution to conserving fossil fuels is right under our noses -- it's what we put in our mouths every day. Blogging from Houston today, I thought this would be a good day to cover this critical...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

TWO MORE DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS SOUTH AMERICAN GRAIN BEVERAGES

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 21, 2011 | Food, Health, International

Read More: apple, beverage, hot chocolate, hot chocolate with oats, Latin American, Peru, Peruvian, quinoa, Quinoa and apple drink, South American

Last May I experimented with a Latin American fruit and oat "smoothie", and we really enjoyed it. I began researching and discovered a myriad of Central and South American beverages made with grains. Indeed, South Americans seem to love grain drinks, and...

John Davis

Veg Tours r us

John Davis | February 16, 2011 | International

Hazel and I are just back from a few days circular tour of southern England and Wales, initially to catch up with some friends and family, but inevitably I also took the opportunity catch up with the veg scene and...

John Davis

Flexitarian and Plantatarian - 21st century dimensions

John Davis | February 9, 2011 | International

My definition of an ovo- and/or lacto-vegetarian would be someone who deliberately and consistently chooses a diet of plant food plus eggs and/or dairy products, and sees that as their ideal diet. Not someone who occasionally goes in and out...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

MUSHROOM GYOZA/POTSTICKER/JIAOZI; PART OF OUR LUNAR NEW YEAR DINNER

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 8, 2011 | Food, International

Read More: Chinese black vinegar, Chinese New Year, gyoza, Lunar New Year, mushroom gyoza, mushroom Jiaozi, mushroom potstickers, mushrooms, potstickers, vegan gyoza, vegan Jiaozi, vegan potstickers

Mushroom Potstickers Last night I made a little Lunar New Year dinner for our friends Fireweed and Mike, after Mike and DH had finished watching the Super Bowl game. It was a bit impromptu, so I used what I...

John Davis

Seascapes

John Davis | February 1, 2011 | Green, International

The photos below were taken whilst visiting veg*n events and friends around the world over the last few years, I thought I'd put them in as some liked the recent Skyscapes. I was born near the sea and grew up...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

LOWER-FAT PURPLE SKORDALIA (GREEK POTATO AND GARLIC DIP) WITH GIGANTE BEANS

Bryanna Clark Grogan | January 27, 2011 | Food, International

Read More: blue potatoes, giant lima beans, gigante beans, purple potatoes, skordalia

I have some purple potatoes that need to be used.  A friend purchased them for me in the fall at a farmers' market in Vancouver -- organic ones at $3 lb!  I was saving them for a Peruvian recipe (that's...

John Davis

Living on the Front Line

John Davis | January 19, 2011 | Animals, International

Last Friday Hazel and I were in a group of 15 sitting down to a vegan meal together. Nothing unusual in that you might think, but in this little corner of the world it was probably unique. This is livestock...

John Davis

Food as Art in China

John Davis | January 12, 2011 | Food, International

The photos below are from my visit to Xiamen, China in November 2009. This was for a Vegetarian Food Fair which ran for several days, and included an International Vegetarian Forum on one afternoon. For anyone interested in such matters...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

WHAT WE HAD FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT-- QUINOA TACO BOWL

Bryanna Clark Grogan | January 6, 2011 | Food, International

Read More: avocado, Corn and Avocado Salsa, quinoa, red quinoa, Soy Curls, taco bowl, taco paste

It looks a bit messy, but it was delish!This is pretty fast to make if you have the Taco Paste made up in the refrigerator (recipe below-- it keeps for ages!).  We had a rather late dinner last night and...

John Davis

Shelley - the first celebrity vegan

John Davis | January 5, 2011 | Celebrities, International

Percy Bysshe Shelley, known as Bysshe to his friends, was the rock star of his day - glamorous, controversial, fought over by teenage girls, loathed by their parents, and died dramatically before he was thirty. At times he was also...

John Davis

A Year in the Sky

John Davis | December 29, 2010 | Green, International

Skyscapes are like landscapes, but looking up of course. The photos below are all from my office window in the west of England, and all but one of them during 2010, so this is my review of the year. The...

Vegparadise Blog

These Barbies Spread the Vegan Message Around the World

Vegparadise Blog | December 14, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: advertising, travel, vegans

"We're so sorry sir," we said, "But we're vegetarian, and we can't eat the soup because there's a bunch of meat in it."  "Vell, vust eat avound ze sausage. It von't bite!"  "Thanks but no thanks. We will just order...

John Davis

To Nairobi and Dubai

John Davis | December 10, 2010 | International

Monday Nov. 29 - left England in the ice and snow, the first November snow for 17 years Tuesday Nov. 30 - arrived Dubai about 1.00am, met by Sandhya Prakash, IVU Middle East Co-ordinator, and taken to her home to get some...

John Davis

Out of Africa - and the Middle East

John Davis | November 28, 2010 | International

The International Vegetarian Union celebrated its centenary in 2008, and if anyone had said to me then that in a couple years I would be speaking at international veg congresses in East Africa and the Middle East, I would probably...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

VEGAN "WAFFLE COOKIES": PIZZELLE/GAUFRETTE/CIALDE

Bryanna Clark Grogan | November 20, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: vegan cialde, vegan gaufrette, vegan pizzelle, vegan stroopwafel

  This recipe has been a long time coming.  In 2005 I started having a conversation with an old friend of my daughter's, who asked  about making vegan cannoli without frying. One of the things I thought of was using...