Friday, October 25, 2013
Councilmen are considering introducing a bill that would ban all GMO products in LA making it the largest GMO free area in the nation. GMO supporters argue there is no scientific evidence to show that infused foods are less nutritional that organic ones and are relatively good for the impending food demand. On the flip side, research shows that modified foods have certain risks and lead to health problems. Read the article here and inform yourself on everything GMO.
Would you support a bill banning GMOs? Check out the chart below to decide for yourself.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Made this hearty stew-like soup last night in under 40 minutes! Recipe is below and of course anything can be modified or added for your liking.
|Dinner: Green soup with grilled onions, tofu, brown rice and lemon|
- 1/2 pack of extra firm tofu cut into cubes
- Green soup from your local health market
- 1 white onion
- Brown rice
- 1 Lemon
-Grill tofu cubes until desired consistency
-prepare brown rice
-cut and take out seeds from lemon
-dice and grill onion
-heat up green soup and add all ingredients
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Welcome to 2013! I apologize for my absence on here as job, new boyfriend and holidays have made it busier than ever. But rest assure there are a legion of posts to come in the new year. Instead of completely zoning out in my absence I have continuted to preach the power of green by starting the first vegetarian community on Google+ so please follow my profile to check it out. 18 members so far and many more to come. On that note, I recently signed up for a 21 vegan kickstart program that I will start within the week. I plan on blogging about my daily vegan ventures on here through recipes, discoveries and challenges. While I can't fully recommend this program until I have completed it, if you are interested read about it HERE. The FREE program is sponsored by actual doctors and nutritionists and has an online community where you can speak with other members. Here is to a healthier and greener 2013!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
My coworker forwarded me this tasty looking email of some vegan soul food her friend tried today. As I stated in my earlier blogs, I love some southern cooking but being vegetarian makes it difficult to find some decent soul food. One look at the picture and I will be visiting very soon. The lovely picture above is their Lava Burrito and Vegan Mac n Cheese. Mmmm looks good.
Check out their website for a menu that includes all vegan dishes from their Lava Burrito to their Sumthin Sumthin dish. Located in Inglewood, here are the hours for this vegan hotspot:
Also visit their site to take a look at their tasty menu. This place has 4 1/2 stars on Yelp so you know it's good. Check out a review on them too to see what people are saying about them.
Photo courtesy of Foodspotting
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Like I said in my last post, the greener the vegetable, the better it is for you. This doesn't mean every vegetable you eat has to be green or it's not good for you. Quite the opposite. Vegetables in general are great for you. These ones are just better. Think of them as superhero veggies versus your citizen veggies.
When I first read up on these 'supposedly amazing' foreign-sounding vegetables, it just sounded like a lot of work and I did not have time. But after my energy level jumped way down, I knew it was time for a change and what did I have to lose? Not only was finding these incredibly easy, cooking them was fun and by far the tastiest I had ever had.
Kale: "that which we call
Spinach: Who knew spinach was an Asian plant? Native to central Asia, this leafy dream is more commonly found in foods we consume on a regular basis. Each leaf is filled with oxygen sensitive compounds that keep them looking green and before you know it you too are consuming this oxygen which helps regenerate red blood cells in your body. Say goodbye to bruising! Spinach can also be sauteed and steamed and found at any supermarket.
Seaweed: 'Eww seaweed!", you say. Well think again. I'm throwing back don't knock it till' you try it and every other 'don't hate' comment in the world at you because this plant is one word: amazing. Seaweed has an incredibly high amount of fiber and is considered a complete protein which most plants are not. Stick it in some soup or bake with salt to eat as chips. Either way you're treating your body to one of the sea's best life forms.
These are just three of the newest vegetables I have recently incorporated into my diet and in just a couple weeks I have noticed a dramatic change in the way I feel. Being vegetarian is a journey and I will post more of my finds as I go. Try one or two of these out and see how you feel! Even if you end up not liking them at least you know you tried!
Photo courtesy of Healthy Answers
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Miso 101: Born and raised in Japan, this radically healthy seasoning is most commonly found in miso soup. Combined with soy to create a pasty substance, miso is made from the fermentation of rice, barley, soybeans, salt and fungus. FUNGUS you say? Rest assure, like mushrooms this fungus, Aspergillus oryzae, is a good and organic one and is found in soybeans and other grains.
When the paste is combined with other ingredients such as stock for our miso soup, we are ingesting a ton of great minerals and vitamins such as B12. Miso has also been proven to help treat radiation sickness during prominent nuclear disasters.
I'll post my Miso soup recipe next week so you can try it out. In the meantime try asking your local health food store for other all natural meals or items made with miso. Most of them sell organic miso soup!
Picture courtesy of Novel Eats