Sunday, January 22, 2006

Love for animals turns Liz Hurley vegetarian!

Love for animals turns Liz Hurley vegetarian!

Washington: British beauty Elizabeth Hurley has become a vegetarian after falling in love with the animals on her farm.

The actress has a working farm in the English countryside that she hopes to retire to when her acting and modelling careers come to an end.

And she admits living alongside nature is having an effect on her.

"There's sheep and cows and chickens and rabbits. It has put me off eating meat because these creatures are so sweet. I know every lamb and have given them names like David, Flora and Angela," she was quoted by Contactmusic,as saying.

"You're not meant to get too attached because it is a working farm and they are meant to go for meat.

But there is a little lamb that I bottle feed and I don't want him to be eaten at all," she added.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

MLK Day: Vegan Soul Food

DCist: MLK Day: Vegan Soul Food: "Dexter and Coretta King believe that promoting animal rights is just the next 'logical extension' of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy of non-violence. "

Monday, January 16, 2006

Animal scares create demand for vegetarian ingredients

Corporations are beginning to shift over to vegetarian ingredients in their products, to ward off any potential 'diseases in certain animal species.'

Food safety fears have led to the emergence a new market in vegetarian supplement ingredients, and industry insiders predicting that as many as half of all ingredients could be non-animal derived in the next ten years.

Scares such as BSE in cattle and avian ‘flu in poultry have prompted consumers and marketers to cast about for supplements containing no animal derivatives, and that means ingredient companies are having to reconsider the carriers they use or develop synthetic variants or seek out vegetarian sources for many of their products...

Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Vegan Family Cookbook

If you like to tinker with recipes as much as I do, this is the perfect cookbook. The recipes are well laid out with plenty of space to add notes. Most of the recipes are simple enough to experment with. It's organized by category: Snacks and dips, Soups, Salads and dressings, Vegetables, Side dishes, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Breads, Desserts, and more. There's a lot of variety and some great ideas, including a fake cheese sauce for those just making the transition to veganism. One of the best vegan cookbooks I've found. You can buy it here.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Logan students satisfy vegan cravings

High school student create vegan alternative to school lunch:
"After six months of heavy lobbying, Rupani and her club mates convinced school administrators that healthy food not only belonged in the lunch line, but that students would buy it if given the chance. Now, they are proving their point.

Since school resumed this month after winter vacation, Rupani and other club members

JAMES LOGAN HIGH SCHOOL student Nathaniel Nguyen stocks a cart with water, fruit juice and vegan foods such as soup, salads and nuts. (Bea Ahbeck - Staff)
have hawked soy milk, fresh fruit and vegan burgers from a small stand they call the Smart Cart, strategically positioned outside the school cafeteria in Colt Courtyard."