11.5.14

Healthy Lawn-Healthy Environment!

We love this PDF presentation from the EPA reminding us all of the reasons we should treat our ground soil and ground water with loving care! We would like to add the importance of responsible pest control. Like the PDF states, if you find yourself with a pest issue, it is a sign that your lawn is not getting valuable resources it requires.  Spraying harsh chemicals not only pollutes the soil, but erradicates every type of beneficial insect that helps maintain a healthy grass. Be sure to research exactly what pests you are working with, but also lean towards home remedies and organic products to not destroy your yard completely.


http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/Publications/lawncare.pdf

Still think drinking milk is good for you? Think again!





26.1.14

SanSe 2014!!

A HUGE thank you to the Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales for letting me march with them in the opening parade for SanSe 2014!! It was an honor to help them speak for endangered anyimals to hundreds of people in the streets! Check out more of what they are doing to help our environment on their Facebook page!



22.11.13

Vegan Thanks 2013

Welcome to the vegan feast time of year!! I know it is coming up soon, but I just haven't had time to plan anything! I love cooking, and blogging, but with this being the first year of Walkstar, and just coming off of the Life Is Beautiful festival,  I haven't had time for much else. I know the Thanksgiving feast is the pièce de résistance of the year, and since I managed to miss ALL of Vegan MOFO, I decided to give "Vegan Thanks 2013" a shot!

Searching through hundreds of recipes (thank you Pinterest's Vegan Thanksgiving board for leading the way) I realized, like so many other vegan recipes, home chefs from all over the world have upped their game for the holidays! Scones, towers, and the craziest of desserts caught my eye. I remember when vegan Thanksgiving was just a bunch of sides, with maybe some type of vegan "loaf" that everyone tended to ignore. These main dishes, drinks, soups, salads, sides, and creative plates look AMAZING! And the desserts-pumpkin pie BROWNIES?? YES PLEASE!! Fat-free, gluten-free, vegan, raw, it's all here & ready to celebrate! Planning the menu will be a lot harder than I imagined!!

Obviously I picked recipes that contained local items, or ones I could substitute locally-grown. And yes,  I can admit it... I picked a few recipes I have been menaing to try, or that looked amazing, like the garlic knots and chocolate avocado cupcakes!

The Official Menu::

Carmelized Onion & Carrot Soup by Tomato Tart
Vegan Garlic Knots recipe by Vegalicious.com

Individual Veggie-Lentil Loaves with Avocado-Tahini Sauce by Ricki Heller
Garlic Mashed Potatoes by OhSheGlows.com
Deconstructed Green Bean Casserole by VeganYumYum.com
Tamarind and Ginger Glazed Carrots by Tomato Tart

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes by Edible Garden

Thanksgiving is in just a few days, so I have to get cracking!