Cooking the Books: Favorite Cookbooks from Deborah Madison

When I slipped into Santa Fe for a few days last summer, a friend clued me in. "Keep your eyes open for Debbie Madison, she's a regular at the Santa Fe farmers market." No such luck! But when the subject of favorite vegetarian cookbooks -- heavens, even just favorite cookbooks -- is broached, Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" often comes up. When I started to look around, turns out, one Deborah Madison cookbook after another could claim the 'favorite' title. ...more

I have Deboarah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone and really enjoy it. She has such a ...more

Incredibly stupid eco-inventions, green parenting tips, and No Impact Week

Each week, we're sharing our favorite links from our friends at Planet Green and TreeHugger. Enjoy! Pop quiz time! Which 5 states supply 73% of the coal used in America? It's No Impact Week. Here are some reasons why you should care. ...more

The ultimate guide to going green

Each week, we're sharing our favorite links from our friends at Planet Green and TreeHugger. Enjoy! Just what we needed: The world's first drive-through museum is coming to China. Meet the Central American spider, a rare breed of arachnid that likes to hunt...plants? ...more

Hundreds of Bloggers Join the Celebration for Vegan Month of Food (VeganMoFo)

In a glorious celebration of all things vegan, October has once again been designated Vegan Month of Food or VeganMoFo. Inspired by National Blog Posting Month, VeganMoFo asks that bloggers commit to writing about vegan food on every weekday throughout of the month. ...more

I should have been more on top of things and posted this in time for more people to ...more

Tongue of Fire Beans. And a Tongue of Fire for the People Who Decided How to Name Beans.

I have a bone to pick with the Bean People.  Dear Bean People: I am writing to express my extreme frustration with the naming of beans.  Was it really a good idea to call something a bean, and then when it grows to maturity, also call the seeds that grow inside the bean, beans?  Why reserve “pod” only for peas when “pod” seems to apply so well here.  And who came up with calling what should be called a pod, a shell?   Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines shell as “the covering or outside part of a fruit or seed especially when hard or fibrous.”  So perhaps you can see why someone like me might think that removing the skin from the beans inside the bean is what it means to shell a bean, instead of just simply removing the pod.  In my opinion, a pod is most definitely not a “shell”.  If you would like more people to eat beans, I think it is time to reconsider the naming of beans. Sincerely, The Veggie Ignoramus...more

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