Friday, October 23, 2009


I love this picture of my dog, Sparky. He is so precious, and is the glue of our family, with out him, I don't know where I'd be. He's one of the strongest reasons I became Vegan, and it's him I thank. Thank you for showing me such love, compassion and trust, and for keeping me company in the darker times. ♥

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


"I saw with open eyes,
singing birds sweet,
sold in shops
for the people to eat.
sold in the shops
of stupidity street"
~ Ralph Hodgson

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Hi all! I made such a yummy salad for dins. Not completely raw, but hey, I'm trying here. Plus, lentils are my true loves, I couldn't say no (nor can I ever). With the salad I had some butternut squash.. so yummy! I love squash, any kind, it doesn't matter, it always makes me feel so warm and nice inside.
 Spicy Lentil Salad
  • 1/2 cup Lentils (I used canned - I know, I'm bad!)
  • Cumin (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Garlic (to taste)
  • 1/4 chopped white onion
  • 1 chopped tomatoe
  • 1/4 cucumber chopped
  • Mixed greens (as much as you like)
Mix all ingredients together, and pair with butternut squash! I cut a squash in half, then halved those pieces. I then placed a piece on a plate, flesh down and then microwaved it for 10 mins.. yes, I'm lazy today. Anyways, it was a great and flavourfull meal! Filled me right up! gosh I love being vegan :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mom's Fav

Macaroons are timeless, and oh so chocolaty. Traditionally, many recipes call for rolled oats, not coconut! Crazy hey? A raw, healthy version must be available right? One that you don't feel guilty indulging in? Well I have the answer.. YES it exists! Much like an old recipe my grandma use to make for my mom when she was a young girl, these macaroons will blow you away. They take maybe 5 minutes to prepare, and only take 6 ingredients.. how easy! Mom approved as well, she l♥ves them and tells me "they're just like the ones grandma use to make."

Raw Macaroons
  • Cacao powder (to taste, meaning lots!)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • pure maple syrup
  • shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle of salt
Mix all ingrediants in a bowl. I don't measure my ingrediants, and honestly, you dont need a lot of coconut oil and syrup, the syrup does help hold things together though. Use common sense, if the mixture is to moist, add more coconut flakes, if its to dry, add a bit more syrup. It's fail proof. Once mixed, it should be moist and delicious! add more ingredients to your liking. With mine, I use a lot of cacao powder, and I mean lots, I make these bad boys chocolaty!


Here is a great and intriguing article on Carnism. I have recently been reading up on this interesting topic, and find it quite amazingly sensible.
Carnism is defined as "the belief system in which it's considered ethical and appropriate to eat (certain) animals."
Here is the link: Understanding Meat eater Mentality - Carnism
It's a great read, and is written by Melanie Joy, author of the book 'Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism' 
Her book comes out in December, I can't wait!