Being in yet another transition phase of my life is daunting, very confusing, hopeful and exciting. Not having a “job” or school to show up for daily right now put me in a position this past week of being able to push aside all the “should do’s” with all the “want to do’s/need to do’s” …

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Long before I ate my last spicy tuna hand roll I found myself gravitating towards the avocado maki, the edamame, the age dashi tofu and the miso soup. What I began to realize organically (or naturally or without realizing it) was the experience was far less about eating raw fish and everything about the fresh …

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I used to think that because it was possible to milk a cow without hurting it, that dairy products were cruelty free. I was wrong. I picture the nutrients in conventional cows milk drowning…drowning in sadness. “Cruelty free” dairy products might exist somewhere but this post isn’t about small family run dairy farms. This post …

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I make a lot of salads. My salads are very good, very simple and very fair. First off I really am that person who takes the time to wash and chop vegetables and greens immediately after shopping…in fact I often fill the sink and throw them in water as I am putting away the rest …

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Happy New Year! As with every January for as far back as I can remember I am filled with hope, and thinking lots about the coming months. I’m setting goals in all areas of my life…not just health. My first full year as a vegan lies ahead and my dedication, interest and excitement just keeps …

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Tossing the “do I or don’t I” get a flu vaccine question around in my head each year is crazy making. It doesn’t seem to matter how much or how little I educate myself the outcome is the same. This is an emotional topic. Both sides equally passionate. I am writing this post to try …

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I have recently gone back to soaking and cooking dried beans. They are inexpensive, easy to prepare and much yummier than their canned counterparts (not to mention our recycling bin is considerably lighter each week, as are my grocery bags…) I love beans. I can’t think of any bean that I don’t love or at …

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“At the present time, when most of us sit down to eat, we aren’t very aware of how our food choices affect the world. We don’t realize that in every Big Mac there is a piece of the tropical rainforests, and with every billion burgers sold another hundred species become extinct. We don’t realize that in the sizzle of our steaks there is the suffering of animals, the mining of our topsoil, the slashing of our forests, the harming of our economy, and the eroding of our health. We don’t hear in the sizzle the cry of the hungry millions who might otherwise be fed. We don’t see the toxic poisons accumulating in the food chains, poisoning our children and our earth for generations to come. But once we become aware of the impact of our food choices, we can never really forget. Of course we can push it all to the back of our minds, and we may need to do this, at times, to endure the enormity of what is involved. But the earth itself will remind us, as will our children, and the animals and the forests and the sky and the rivers, that we are part of this earth, and it is part of us. All things are deeply connected, and so the choices we make in our daily lives have enormous influence, not only on our own health and vitality, but also on the lives of other beings, and indeed on the destiny of life on earth. Thankfully, we have cause to be grateful-what’s best for us personally is also best for other forms of life, and for the life support systems on which we all depend.”

from the book Diet For A New America by John Robbins

October 1, 2014