Tuesday, September 11, 2007

diet for a sad planet

I have been vegan on again and off again during my life -- some of my off-agains started pretty dramatically -- drunken shrimp cocktail binges on new year's eve, bloodied birthday steaks, but seriously folks...

I have now made the change back to veganism for good -- I started about three months ago. It is pretty hard to dispute that eating vegan is one of the best things you can do for the planet, animals and your health all wrapped up in one little egg-free spring roll wrapper.


i am going to periodically post some of my favourite vegan recipies here, either my own, or pictures of some I've made from cookbooks/websites (with full cred given of course, so you can go get the recipes yourself!)
p.s. All my recipies will, of course, be GMO free.

More soon. Got to cuddle Kai who just woke up...


Friday, September 7, 2007

what if...

people refused to buy things for the whole day when there were smog days?
would that encourage industry to stop spewing so much crap into our air the way they do?
another day that i can't take kai outside today.


doesn't the city of toronto have compost bins on the street with all the other bins for garbage and recycling?

Thursday, September 6, 2007


I have been AWOL for the last little while -- an English exam and a Reiki practicum to finish up have been consuming me.

The main thing I am working on these days is trying to find a way to compost my organic matter.
It turns out that my condo is not going to have the Green Bin Program until 2010 -- my property manager says no condos in Toronto will have it until then.
I am going to look into it.

In the meantime, my plan Bs have included a short lived green bin piracy scandal and a pot in my freezer that I am hoping to collect vegetable trimmings in during the week out of which I will make a huge thing of soup stock each Sunday. There would still be waste from that, but I guess I am imagining that it would be smaller from having been reduced. Maybe I could something to do with that. Some kind of mushy boiled carrot top sculptures?

Another idea I had is that maybe one of the farmer's at the Trinity Bellwoods Park market, where I shop, would be interested in the compost for themselves. I guess then all my compost would perhaps have to be organic, though...hm.

Another smog day today.
I was planning on checking out the Dufferin Grove Park organic market for the first time, but I am not walking all the way up to Dufferin and Bloor in this junky air.

I will try to post here more often, for those of you who care to hear about my enviro-exploits -- coming soon...an article on the whole condo debate in Toronto in light of any environmental issues it might raise...