All posts tagged: Lifestyle Choices

I’ve been gone for a while…

and how I’ve missed blogging.  You wouldn’t even believe it.  I’d still blog in my mind and take photographs and compose new and interesting posts in my thoughts.  Yet, they didn’t even make it to my fingertips. So, where do I start?  A recipe for tomato salad I made with homegrown tomatoes and my beautiful shiso?  My last harvest where I pulled up all of my lovely carrots?  The day after Thanksgiving when I found myself outside with my family tearing down the garden and putting it to bed for the winter?  The series of photographs I took to discuss seed foraging?  These things aren’t exactly timely anymore. I don’t think I can actually go back now.  I think I have to move forward.  There is so much ahead. So, I truly could blame a huge chunk of my blogging negligence on work.  My job changed which added significantly more responsibility, longer hours, and more stress. However, I’d be lying to you if I used that and only that as an excuse. I could tell …

Oprah brings veganism mainstream

Hooray for Oprah!  I didn’t get to watch the entire episode today (shoveling snow with the rest of New England), but I did catch the last 15 minutes and what I saw made me so happy! I will admit it, I wrote Oprah off after she gave Kentucky Fried Chicken coupons to the masses in 2009, in turn causing more of a demand for those poor tortured chickens.   Today, she went back up a notch in my book.  Let’s face it, Oprah is one of the most influential celebrities alive today with approximately 23 million viewers inviting her into their living rooms each week.  If she supports going vegan for a week or 21 days, there is a good chance millions of people will at least try.  Peta and the Farm Sanctuary combined can’t get that kind of attention.  Beyond the results of the immediate reduced demand, I see the long term and feel hopeful that people will actually put some thought into just how many animal products they consume on a daily basis. The comments I …

me vs. pizza

I finished my vegan week this past weekend. I would love to be able to tell you that I’m ready to make throw aside the ice cream forever and become vegan full-time, but I faced my own weakness a few days ago.  Eating vegan actually wasn’t that difficult until I went out of town and lost a battle against a pizza.  Here’s the thing: I actually really enjoy eating and living as a vegan.  On the first day, Chris and I went to Whole Foods and went to town.  We came home with vegan “meat,” tons of veggies, bags of almonds and cashews, almond milk, pre-made vegan “chicken” salad, Primal Strips, and even vegan ice cream. The first night, I made root veggie soup with the carrots and herbs left in my garden, potatoes and daikon in my fridge, and apples that were a day or so past the premium crunchy eating phase.  It was delicious!  We also had really yummy things throughout the week, such as sundried tomato and artichoke pasta and fake pepper steak with …