Boston Veggie

Vegan Cook Book Author to visit Boston
November 30, 2009, 7:13 pm
Filed under: Veg Events

Lauren Elms, who writes, will be in Boston this Saturday to promote her new vegan cookbook! Check out the Brookline Booksmith this Saturday at 1 p.m. to meet Elms and sample some of her delicious cooking. Yum Yum!


Vegan Celebs Spread the word!
November 30, 2009, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Veg News

Brothers stars Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman are both vegan and both working to open the public awareness on vegetarian issues, as outlined in this article. Maguire recently wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi about healthier school lunches, and Portman wrote an article for the Huffington Post about the negative effects of Factory Farming. She writes:

“The human cost of factory farming — both the compromised welfare of slaughterhouse workers and, even more, the environmental effects of the mass production of animals — is staggering. Foer details the copious amounts of pig shit sprayed into the air that result in great spikes in human respiratory ailments, the development of new bacterial strains due to overuse of antibiotics on farmed animals, and the origins of the swine flu epidemic, whose story has gripped the nation, in factory farms.”

Read the whole article here.

“Veganism has become hipper, it’s not as granola”
November 30, 2009, 1:29 am
Filed under: Veg News

Check out this article in the New York Times about how veganism is more mainstream then ever in Long Island, New York.

Al Gore talks about factory farming on SNL
November 30, 2009, 1:21 am
Filed under: Veg News

Al Gore was featured in a segment on Saturday Night Live last week talking about the environmental crisis. Though he does not come out screaming “Everybody be vegan!” he does mention factory farming at the 3:29 mark. As I’ve mentioned before, factory farms (mostly of the meat producing kind) contribute 18% of greenhouse gas emissions.¬† Enjoy.

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie!
November 29, 2009, 3:03 pm
Filed under: Recipes

Boloco has a smoothie called “The Jimmy Carter,” that tastes just like a butterfinger. It’s peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate. I’m sure there’s a way to make it vegan at Boloco, but I prefer to make it at home so I know exactly what’s in it.

1 or 2 bananas, sliced
A handful of vegan chocolate chips
2 tablespoons organic peanut butter
Enough milk alternative to cover all ingredients (I used vanilla soy)
And some flax seeds for good measure

Combine in blender and puree!

Great for kids and adults alike!

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving
November 26, 2009, 10:14 pm
Filed under: Recipes

For Thanksgiving, I made mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, peas and onions, a green bean casserole, and pumpkin/pecan pie. And this time¬† a whole TWO people tried my stuff… TWO :-). Last year, no one even went near my Thanksgiving dishes, so I was pleasantly surprised that even one person let alone TWO people wanted to try things I made.And of course, they loved it.

You can find the mashed potato recipe here, the gravy recipe here, the green bean casserole recipe here, and the pumpkin pie recipe here.

Green Bean Casserole

Pumpkin Pecan pie

I would recommend all of these recipes, they were all SO good. Happy Thanksgiving!


Surviving Thanksgiving
November 25, 2009, 1:28 pm
Filed under: Vegan tips

Another vegan blogger wrote tips about how to survive Thanksgiving Amongst Carnivores. I totally agree with all of her suggestions, and you can read them here.