McDonalds Fries

Do all fast food restaurants use meat flavoring in the french fries?  I know McDonalds denied using beef flavoring in fries sold in India where the cow is revered.  Why can't they admit it if they are using it.  Vegetarians have a right to know if animal products are in foods otherwise thought of as animal free (potatoes?)...more

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos with Lime from Kalyn's Kitchen

One thing I love about sharing the weekly Meatless Monday recipe ideas for BlogHer is how it inspires me to try more meatless recipes for my own blog, and these Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos were definitely one of my meatless success stories. I cooked the sweet potatoes, black beans, vegetable stock, lime juice, cumin, coriander, and garlic in the slow cooker until the sweet potatoes were done and then served it inside flour tortillas for an easy meatless burrito idea that's vegan if you skip the sour cream and cheese....more
 @lydia_smith I didn't know about that tool -- fascinating!more

Chik'n Lentil Noodle Soup + Vegan news you can use 4/29/12

Good morning friends! It’s Sunday, the sun is shining and I’m feeling like an empowered and happy vegan!  Attending the Connecticut Veg Fest yesterday may have something to do with it! I heard some great speakers, hung out with wonderful vegan friends and met some interesting vendors.  I’ll share all of that with you tomorrow or Tuesday.  For now…...more

Vegan food demo (and food finds) at the grocery store

TGIF!  The sun is shining and I’m trying to figure out what to cook this morning (thinking of making socca for the first time) and how to work out later (run, walk, road cycling, hmmm).  Decisions, decisions!...more

lemony asparagus pasta

quick and healthy, just the way I like it. ...more

8 Simple Healthy and Green Travel Tips

This is the year your going to do it, right? You’ve saved, you picked the place and you’ve even set a date. But you want to travel as green as possible as it will save you money while also being nice to mother nature. Well, here are a few easy tips t help you get to your exotic destination, the healthy and eco way!...more

A Baked, Homemade Alternative to Samosas

Years ago, when I was a kid living in Nigeria, I talked one of my Indian friends into slipping me some of her Mom's garam masala so I could try making homemade samosas. I'm not going to lie...the attempt was pretty much a disaster. The filling tasted amazing, but the dough I made was so thick and chewy that I gave up and never tried making these amazing Indian delights again. That's why I was so psyched to see this recipe, which uses puff pastry and eliminates both the step where I'd have to roll out dough to some level of thinness I was unable to achieve as a kid, but also the part where I would have to fry the delicious pastries. It's brilliant, and I'm going to have to give it a try....more
 @HomeRearedChef I want to hear how it goes, too. Yum!more

An ‘A’ for Effort: Don't judge a bowl of beige food by its color

In high school I made a sun dress in my Home Ec class. I was proud of it. The edges were a mess and the hem was uneven, however. I was never able to bring myself to wear it outside of the house. I slept in it for years....more

Review Day! {Beanfields Chips, The Blooming Platter Cookbook, and OXO Dressing Shaker Giveaway}

I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world! The skies are grey here in metro-NYC and the air and ground is wet. We desperately needed the rain, so I won’t complain, but it does make for a rather blah day.  Why not brighten it a bit by reviewing three items and offering you a giveaway?...more