Thursday, December 30, 2010
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Dear PCRM supporter,
Makes 8 servings
2 medium yams
Peel yams and cut into 1-inch chunks. Steam in a covered pot over boiling water until tender when pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes. Mash, leaving some chunks. You should have about 2 cups.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch or arrowroot, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. Stir in soymilk and yams. Pour into the pre-baked Fat-Free Crust or an unbaked 9" or 10" store-bought pie crust and bake for 35 minutes. Cool before cutting.
Per 2" slice (with Fat-Free Pie Crust):
Protein: 3.8 g
Sodium: 164 mg
Recipe from Eat Right, Live Longer by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond M.S., R.D.
Please feel free to tailor PCRM recipes to suit your
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Monday, December 06, 2010
Her resolution of the "Fir is Murder" issue was clever...
from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required)
Cancun, Mexico -- In the scrum of 9,000 negotiators gathered in Cancun to wrangle over a global climate treaty Ronny Jumeau has no patience for diplomatic niceties.
"I won't shut up," said the pugnacious chief of the three-member delegation from Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago. ... Jumeau is a member of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a negotiating bloc of 43 nations already suffering the ill effects of climate change: longer droughts, bigger floods, stronger hurricanes and rising seas. The countries circle the globe from the Pacific to the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, and they are furious that the industrial nations--the big emitters of greenhouse gases--are not moving fast enough to ensure their survival.
As the 12-day summit moves into high gear this week, small island nations may be the noisiest critics, but they are hardly alone in their frustration that a legally binding agreement to reduce planet-heating pollutants has no chance to be concluded here.
Each Monday I'll announce a contest for the week where you could win some cool potato stuff! I look forward to hearing what you think about my 20 potatoes a day! Remember to tell your friends and come back often!
(a) BELIEVE in the social construct of rights
(b) BE ABLE to clearly conceptualize and express the social construct of rights and the rightful inclusion of nonhumans within the scope of that construct's applicability
(c) BE ABLE AND WILLING to consistently live out the practical implications of that social construct (e.g. veganism)
(d) BE ABLE AND WILLING to tease out the long-term implications for each society of the practical implications of that social construct (e.g. abolition of all animal agriculture and exploitative social USES of animals), in ways that are attractive to the broad reach of each society and highly desirable (more desirable than any status quo exploiting animals or any ACTUAL new way of exploiting animals or the POSSIBILITY of any (some) new way appearing in the future that could be used to justify the exploitation of nonhumans.
I'd say that's a very tall order. I'd also say that we are only beginning to achieve the aggregated social maturity as a vegan movement to deal with that whole-cloth, in the aggregate, even though a number of really great books (Lee Hall's included) have appeared to help us individually work through these issues and implications in our individual lives.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
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Halamka not worried by report linking microchips to tumors
Dr. John Halamka (left) is used to fielding questions about the radio frequency identification chip embedded in his arm, and not just when he sets off security alarms atHome Depot.
The chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,who had the microchip containing his medical data implanted in 2004, says he isn't worried by an Associated Press report that the US Food and Drug Administration ignored studies linking the chips to cancer in mice when it approved the devices.
"The chip is ceramic, surrounded by medical-grade glass that is, to my knowledge, invisible to the immune system," he said in an e-mail today. "Thus, I cannot imagine how a chip could induce tumors."
Halamka said he has talked to veterinarians who have implanted thousands of the chips into dogs and cats, with no side effects. He suspects that the studies of mice are not applicable to humans because mice are predisposed to developing tumors at the site of any injection.
"I've had no side effects or tumors," he said. "Should I ever develop any issues with my implanted chip, you'll be the first to know!"
Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Exploration of the World Wide Web by following one interesting link to another, usually with a definite objectiveand a planned search strategy. In comparison surfing is exploration definite in objective but not in strategy, andbrowsing is exploration without a definite objective or search strategy.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Are Biofuels the Answer? The Science and Economics of Alternative Energy
November 18, 2010
Harvard Business School,
Aldrich Hall, Room 112
Given the risks and costs of oil production,
the environmental impact of greenhouse gases,
and the need for energy security,
are biofuels the answer?
Join the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA)
for a discussion on the impact of biofuels
featuring prominent scholars in the field.
Mitchell Dong '75, Executive Director,
Mohave Sun Power LLC
Forest Reinhardt John D. Black Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair, European Research Initiative, Harvard Business School.
Noel Michele Holbrook,
Professor of Biology and
Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry,
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.
Alumni and friends of the Harvard community: $10
Undergraduate Students: complimentary (free)
in his recent (today, Saturday) blog posting calls Gary Francione an extremist
"Fascist Veganism: How Gary Francione Squashes Dissent"
on the Albany Animal Rights Examiner.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
DHA-rich fish oil capsules given during pregnancy do not decrease postpartum depression or improve cognition or language scores in offspring compared with vegetable oil capsules.
Clinical Review, October 2010
Celebrating National Weatherization Day
November 1, 2010
Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the following statement on National Weatherization Day. The statement can be found on the Energy Blog.
Celebrating National Weatherization Day
Posted by Secretary Steven Chu on November 01, 2010 at 1:55 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Healthy. Happy. Life.
Spooky, scary, creepy, crawly fun is all around us because it's (VEGAN) Halloween Week!
So gather up your closest ghouls, goblins, ghosts, zombies, skeletons, witches, black cats, pirates and vampires and get prepared for a Halloween Weekend of fun frightsand fantastic vegan treats!
Here is my Vegan Halloween Round-up of some fun vegan recipes, vegan treats (from gourmet goodies like the Cocoa V chocolates shown above to Drug Store stand-by's like Swedish Fish!) and resources to make your Halloween vegan-tastic..
Treats! You can't have a happy (vegan) Halloween without a few vegan treats. And that includes both treats to hand out at your door, and treats for an at-home Halloween party as well.
Vegan Blog Halloween Treats Bonanza..
Here are a few Halloween Treats cooking up on the vegan blogs..
Devils Food Cake Halloween Cupcakes by MeetTheShannons
Homemade Candy Corn lemon-flavored by VegSpinz
Festive Halloween Maple-Glazed Doughnuts by VeganGoodThings
Asparagus Skeletons in Puff Pastry by VegSpinz
Halloween Gingerbread Cookies by The Mommy Bowl
Fried Wonton Ghost by VegSpinz
Pumpkin S'mores Cupcake (with ghost face) by NewVeganing
Ghoulish Green Cupcakes with Purple Frosting (no artificial food dyes!) byBittersweetBlog
Instant Vegan Candy chocolate-coated by BittersweetBlog
Ghastly Tortilla Chips and Ghoul-ca-mole by ManifestVegan
Jack-o-Lantern Halloween Biscuits by WeeklyVeganMenu
A few festive fall bevies..
Almond Chai Latte by MeetTheShannons
Scary Cherry Fizz Punch by (moi) Lunchboxbunch
Fall Mocha with Whip! by Lunchboxbunch
..All the above finds were founds on www.FindingVegan.com #Halloween - (Finding Vegan is my new site that launched a few months back)
Check out VegNews Guide to Halloween Candy to discover which mainstream brands are indeed vegan. That includes sweets like Pez, Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids - all vegan. Yes!
VegNews also has a nifty Halloween Craft Guide up this year.
PetaKids Guide to Candy is also a great resource - it contains both vegan candy and vegan snack ideas (who knew Nabisco Gingersnaps, Nutter Butter Bites and Triscuits were vegan?) - this page also lists a few helpful ingredient definitions.
Ecorazzi also has a Top Ten vegan Halloween Candy List (with commentary).
And a SheKnows list of fave vegan Halloween candy. Twizzlers stuck out to me on this one!
Ready to Start Shopping for some vegan Candy??
Check out the Natural Candy Store's supply of yummy, cute, spooky Halloween candy. Those ghost and bat lollipops are adorable. And the vegan peanut butter cups - yum!
Another vegan peanut butter cup I love: Gone Pie Bakery in NYC. (mail-order available!)
Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe with a Halloween Candy 'store' has a few fab treats like marshmallow ghosts!
Also check out Vegan Essentials Vegan Candy for sale online.
GoMaxFoods Vegan Candy Bars are pretty darn . I love the Mahalo Choco-Coconut flavor.
Craving a few Gourmet Treats?
Check out Blossom Restaurant's vegan chocolate-themed cafe/bar: Cocoa V for seasonal Halloween treats and festive goodies like ghost lollipops, orange-frosted cupcakes and more. In NYC.
The Cocoa V truffles and chocolates are fantastic. Some of the treats I picked up last time I was there...
Cocoa V PB Chocolate:
Cocoa V Caramel Chocolate:
Cocoa V Halloween Cupcakes:
Check out OneLuckyDuck's Halloween Macaroons! Orange and black colored. Raw. Vegan.
Babycakes Vegan Bakery in both LA and NYC also has a wide range of festive vegan treats.
Or try a vegan cinnamon roll with Pumpkin Spice frosting from Cinnaholic. In Berkeley, CA.
Not into edible treats?.. Try Stickers! This article has a great idea to hand out stickers instead of candy. Because really, what kid doesn't love stickers??
Peta has some cute vegan stickers if you want to spread a message.
Or you can find a huge variety of stickers (Halloween Themed!) at Oriental Trading orZazzle. Here's my Ghosty Tomato Trick-or-Treat Sticker.
More Vegan Halloween Fun from the Web:
These spooky skeleton hand Vegan Halloween Cupcakes are amazing! Made by MegaTom via Etsy.
GirlieGirlArmy has a fabulous Vegan Halloween Guide with a recipe for Vegan Peanut Butter Cups!
Cute and Delicious's vegan Ghost Cookies are just that: cute and delicious-looking!
A Vegan Halloween Party Menu from VegParadise
SpookyVegan's blog is a great site to find Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookiesdecorated as tombstones, scary pumpkins and more. Lots of spooky fun on her site.
And the NoTrickTreats website is genius! Find homes in your neighborhood that are giving out candy that fits your child's needs! Vegan, organic, kosher, raw and more! You can even add your home's goodies to the growing database.
Epicurvegan has a great list of Vegan Halloween Recipes!
Lots of creepy, gross, spooky Vegan Halloween Party Food ideas at Very Vegan Holiday's blog.
Here are a few vegan Halloween EVENTS!
NYC - 10/29 If you are craving a vegan Halloween Party and live in/near NYC I'd check out Veggie Conquest's Halloween Bash! Tickets on sale now. Candy-making contest, vegan goodies, , fun and party emcee Michael Parrish Dudell (of Ecorazzi.com, Vegdaily.com and Live a Dam). The VC folks throw great events!
Berkley, CA - 10/30 Go Vegan Week's Costume Party.
Need a Trick-or-Treat Bag? Try these designed by me:
"Trick or (VEGAN) Treat" Halloween Bag
Halloween Lunchbox Bunch Bags
And lastly costumes! For veg*n's who like to dress-up like their food...
Have a safe and Happy Vegan Halloween!!
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Cocoa V Ghost Pop: