Evidence of Emotion in Animals and Why We Shouldn’t Eat Them

A mother calf grieves the loss of her deceased baby with mournful bellows and tries to revive the corpse. How can anyone deny animals feel emotion? I was just reading a story on Facebook about how a dog was branded (yes, branded, like cattle are branded with a hot poker) and people were posting comments … Continue reading Evidence of Emotion in Animals and Why We Shouldn’t Eat Them

Vegetarian Jambalaya

Oh how I love thee, jambalaya! Your spicy, tomato-y goodness just gets me every time. Make a big pot of this and eat on it all week. It's especially comforting when it's cold outside; a few extra dollops hot sauce never hurt anyone ;) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups brown rice 4 cups vegetable broth 3 … Continue reading Vegetarian Jambalaya

Cheesy Vegan Stuffed Avocados

Avocados are a great source of good fats and fiber, and they taste great. I saw a recipe for stuffed avocados and I immediately had to figure out how to make it dairy-free. The original recipe called for conventional cream cheese and shredded cheese, but thankfully there are products like Tofutti's Better Than Cream Cheese … Continue reading Cheesy Vegan Stuffed Avocados

Why Plant-Based? – My Story

Allow me to enlighten you on the reasons I choose a plant-based diet. Ten years ago, eating only "vegetables" would have seemed unfathomable to me. I am not really sure where I first got the notion to venture into the meatless and less-meat universe, or when I started really caring more about my health - mental … Continue reading Why Plant-Based? – My Story