Category Archives: Books & Quotes

I’ll Have My Goals And Eat Them Too!

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What a lovely birthday weekend complete with food, drink, and friends!  I called in for a whole vegan cheesecake from the Loving Hut on Hamilton Street and it truly was sensational!  Almost key-lime-esq and I swear the average dairy-consumer would be non-the-wiser.  It was also fresh and ready with no more than 30 minutes notice.  (Me-Yoong does, however, recommend calling earlier in advance next time but I was still very impressed!)  Among the very generous gifts I received this year was a cook book called 101 Best Vegan Foods and we set a goal for 2013 to work our way through the entire thing cooking every meal at least once.  (I promise this blog won’t turn into a Julie Julia Project type thing BUT with the help of my brand new Cannon I will be posting the recipes along with pictures of how my creations turned out under the recipe tab so check back for my progress!)  I’m actually considering making a whole new tab just for the recipes out of the cookbook… we’ll see how crazy I get!  It’s a cookbook you can actually sit down and read since it’s not just jam-packed with recipes but it tells you what foods have which nutrients, why they’re important for a healthy vegan diet, and other helpful suggestions.  I’m hooked and ready for this new adventure!

 

Why should animals have rights?  Please check this link out.  There’s no excuse for this horrible mistreatment  and what’s more- there’s something you can do about it and it only takes 15 seconds.

(Sistah) Sistah (Vegan)

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I’ve begun to delve into A. Breeze Harper’s Sistah Vegan for a more socio-economic perspective on vegan lifestyle.  Her introduction of the first book ever to be about “black female vegans in North America” was moving to say the least.   From what I gather, this is certainly going to be an interesting collection of accounts from women of color on the implications of food in America on culture, race, gender and all the overlaps in between.  I am excited to read on!  I was inspired by a quote in Layli Phillips’ section on Veganism and Eco-womanism and had to share.  Please enjoy with a pat on the back even for the seemingly small things you do in this world.  They count (Layli says so)!

“All movement toward greater harmlessness is of value, regardless of an individual’s starting point.”