Hank D and the Bee: Bee, the Reluctant Canary

Hank D and the Bee: Bee, the Reluctant Canary

More on the declining health of bees: Have Bees Become Canaries In the Coal Mine? Why Massive Bee Dieoffs May Be a Warning About Our Own Health (AlterNet). From the article: One class of pesticides, neonicotinoids in particular has received a lot of attention for harming bees. In late 2010, the EPA came under fire […]

Tasty Valentine’s Day recipe: Cacao heart tart

Feb13-chocolateTart

We love chocolate just as much as anyone, and it’s a good idea to buy organic and fair trade certified chocolate, but that can be challenging to find at times. No worries, homemade chocolate treats taste so much better than the store bought, pre-packaged, and processed kind anyway. Check out this VERY clever and tasty recipe for Valentine’s Day.

Is this seitan recipe good or evil?

BasicSeitan

Have you ever tried seitan? I did this past week in a veggie wrap at my local, vegan, all-organic restaurant.  I was surprised that I loved it enough to experiment with making my own at home. I thought of purchasing the pre-packaged seitan at Whole Foods, but figured it is probably pumped with salt and […]

Hump Day comic relief: Shit vegans say [Video]

shit vegans say

Taking yourself too seriously is an indication of a closed mind. That said, I give you this very funny “Shit Vegans Say” video. Whether you’re vegetarian or vegan for animal rights reasons, environmental reasons, health reasons, or even just because you hate vegetables and like to see them mutilated on your plate, take a step […]

Vegan holiday treat: Deep beet peppermint fudge

Deep Beet Holiday Fudge

Venturing into a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on tasty treats. Take fudge, for example. The best part about this fudge recipe is that it is super duper healthy. You can even make it with all raw ingredients, but it is not necessary. Check out this tasty holiday fudge recipe that has a curious ingredient that might surprise you.

My personal, greener holiday wish list

Christmas gift

I will admit something most people don’t during the gift-giving season. I like receiving. Childish, perhaps. Or, maybe we all have that subconscious urge to clap when we see pretty packages with our name on them. Yet times have changed since I begged Santa for a Barbie Town House. I know where money comes from […]

Creamy banana peppermint hot cocoa recipe

Banana hot cocoa

Do you like to drink lots of hot cocoa on cold wintery nights? Switching to green tea instead of hot chocolate is a great way to cut a lot of unwanted sugar from your diet, but you know, sometimes you still just like to have that warm cup of cocoa. Try this scrumptious and healthier recipe next time the cocoa craving is upon you.

Fast Thanksgiving recipe: Festive squash smoothie

Tasty squash smoothie

I enjoy having a nice creamy smoothie in the morning. It fills me up and only takes moments to prepare. They are great to have on the go or as a quick snack during the day as a pick me up. The holidays are just around the corner and nothing quite says Thanksgiving better than […]

How to winterize your garden…or not

How to winterize your garden

Every year I have illusions of grandeur for my garden. I pictured myself sitting at our farmer’s market behind display baskets overflowing with a bounty of tomatoes, peppers and fresh herbs. In reality, I sold leftover handmade jewelry, some divided perennials and enough herbs to season one big kettle of soup. I selfishly hoarded what […]

Hunting your own food: A liberal converts

Hunting your own food

Why hunt when there is plenty of meat on the shelves of your local grocery store? Isn’t hunting just about rednecks drinking beer in the woods and slaughtering helpless animals for trophies? Nope. A new convergence of hunter and environmentalist is happening, and people are learning that hunting their own food can be super eco-friendly.