Curtis Stone says, “Start with a vegan base,” in the Oprah magazine

In the Oprah magazine, chef Curtis Stone tells how to take your dish to the next level and please a variety of palates in the process. His number one suggestion is to start with a vegan base!

Even the most well know of chefs are now understanding how important it is to include, and please, vegan diners.

Why are Orcas valued over Cows?

“The oldest known orca has recently been spotted off western Canada at an age of 103. A female nicknamed ‘granny,’ photos exist of her from the 1930s, where she can be identified by her distinctive saddle patch. The news has prompted calls for another evaluation of marine mammals in captivity – orcas in captivity usually don’t live beyond their 20s.”

If orcas living to only 20% of their natural lifespan in water parks is a problem, why isn’t a dairy cow being intentionally killed after less than 20% of her potentially 20 year lifespan a much worse problem?

Quotes from Jessica Joyce of Block 16 in Omaha

Jessica Joyce:

“It was kind of like the first day we had one vegan customer, the next day we had two and then all of a sudden we had 80,” Joyce said. “It has blown up.”

“Its almost like if you are not vegan, you are weird.”

Isa Chandra Moskovitz makes videos wjth Anthony Bourdain’s production company

From an article about Isa Chandra Moskovitz, who now
lives in Omaha and is opening a vegan restaurant there!

…In tandem with the release of “Isa Does It,” she’s back to making cooking videos. “Make it Vegan” is a series of YouTube spots she made with Zero Point Zero, Anthony Bourdain’s production company.

Anthony Bourdain’s production company? Anthony Bourdain the I’ll eat anything guy?

The article.

Camping with vegans…

Camping has all the traditional items… hotdogs, burgers, smores, coleslaw, cookies, campfires, and bugs. Only at a vegan camp out all the items are plant-based and the bugs are relocated outside of the cabin instead of being killed.

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And we are back!

Due to technical difficulties the blog has been offline. We are back and vegan is doing better than ever.

One Year Vegan!

Today an employee of company that rents to the company I work for emailed me to say that today was his one year anniversary as a vegan.

For years when I’ve seen him and his fellows I’ve quietly answered their questions of, “Why vegan?” Today he showed he had heard my answer!

SNL and peta.xxx

Saturday Night Live did a skit about Peta’s new xxx website peta.xxx that will show a mix of p0rn and animal exploitation videos.

The exciting parts (other than the p0rn) are that SNL talked about Peta supporting vegan issues, not animal rights issues and that the joke at the end of the skit was about that people would say “finally someone has the p0rn I want” and nothing about Peta, vegan, or animal rights itself.

Vegan is known now, and accepted thing, and it isn’t the but of the jokes anymore!

Local, sustainable, natural, organic…

“Just how happy can a local, sustainable, natural, organic, GMO-free, free-range, grass-fed, pasture-raised, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, cage-free, free-run, free-roaming, home-raised, free-farmed, small-farmed, certified-humane animal be, when she’s brutally murdered in the prime of her life?”

From http://plantpeacedaily.org

When the cow is alive…

On Outsourced when talking about why cows are sacred they said, “When the cow is alive it can feed many people, when it is dead it can only feed a few.”
The answer was, “I never thought about it like that,” and they left it as that. No smart remarks, no jokes.