Vegan-ish?: Not Eating Meat, Except When You Do

Over the last 43 years, I've been a vegan, a vegetarian, and a meat-eater. Now I think of myself as vegan-ish....more
I see that I came across this article a while after it was posted, but I must say, I read it at ...more

The VegCookbook Club's Eight Favorite Vegan Recipes

In January, I started a new blog, VegCookbook Club, in the hopes of connecting with people who love to cook from cookbooks as much as I do, particularly vegan ones. To me, each vegan recipe feels like a little science experiment + a food adventure.  Will this really taste as good without cheese? Thicken without eggs? Be as delicious without bacon?...more
 @Elisa Camahort It's a solid cookbook. I'm surprised I'd never heard of the author before. The ...more

Will Allen: Growing Power and the Good Food Revolution

In 1993, Will Allen bought the last remaining farm in the city of Milwaukee. It was located in a food desert halfway between two freeways on a very busy street. He bought the farm for selfish reasons.  He was looking for a place to sell the produce he was growing on his 100-acre farm in Oak Creek, WI, outside of Milwaukee. After a couple years, Allen started to work with a youth group on the farm, and eventually his friends talked him into starting a nonprofit....more
Snowy Pines Ridge Farm ~ He really is inspiring, isn't he? Did you see his interview this week ...more

10 Tips for Starting a Virtual Social Change Book Club

One of my 2010 highlights was organizing a virtual social change book club. A few people have asked me how to organize their own, so I thought I'd share the process with you.  ...more

Glad you're joining too, Jenna!

Britt ...more

Own Your Beauty: Secret Agent L's Random Acts of Kindness

Laura Miller, aka Secret Agent L, and her affiliated agents perform anonymous acts of kindness missions across the globe and share them on Laura's blog. Laura was anonymous with her project for a year until she held a reveal party and fundraiser in July of 2010. ...more

Glad you liked the interview, Melissa and Jenna! Will you be signing up to be secret agents (: ...more

Interview with Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Did you know that more than 30% of U.S. farm operators are women? Temra Costa's book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, features the stories of over 30 women and how they are changing our food system for the better as farmers, educators, mothers, chefs, businesswomen, and policy wonks.  She is also co-host of the radio show, The Queens of Green on Green 960, which you can also be downloaded as a podcast. ...more

Hi Jenna and chicktech,

I'm so glad you enjoyed the interview. Temra is a super interesting ...more

25 Tips for Eating Locally on a Budget

Even though I know that eating fresh, local food is good for my health, community and the environment, I don't always do it. It's challenging enough to find time and money to shop and cook in a healthy way, but adding eating locally into the mix feels like an overwhelming challenge. ...more

I'll be interviewing Jessica Prentice, co-owner of Three Stone Hearth, and author of Full Moon ...more

A Little Bit of Gloom Between Two Slices of Hope: Interview with Diet for a Hot Planet Author, Anna Lappe (AUDIO)

Reading books about changing the world can be inspiring, but they can also be overwhelming and depressing.Not Anna Lappé's books....more

Isn't she great? I just love all of her books. She balances light and dark so ...more

Is Part-Time Vegetarian Good Enough?

Last fall, after watching Food Inc., and reading The Kind Diet and Eating Animals, I began reducing the amount of animal products I eat. By January, or February I was practically vegan, until I started craving cheese, eggs, and fish. ...more
I agree that extremism and fundamentalism is dangerous, but I do not think that simply ...more

Women's Earth Alliance: Co-Directors Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond

"To us, it's really about collaboration. It simply doesn't work to stay in your silo, and to grab hold of your mission statement and work alone. ...more