It’s this woman named Ren (Riding on the Power of Others)

It’s this woman named Ren (Riding on the Power of Others)

I am sure that you have all experienced times when something, someone, a concept, a thought, an idea resonated so deeply with you, that you had to run with it without exactly understanding why. It seems corny to call it a “knowing”, but that is what it feels like to me, even though I am not quite sure what that “knowing” is.

I first came across Ren Hurst on Facebook in the last year or so, when

The Importance of Veganism and Anti-Speciesism in Animal Rights Outreach

The Importance of Veganism and Anti-Speciesism  in Animal Rights Outreach

My, my, my, the City of Montreal and our illustrious and obstinate Mayor Denis Coderre  certainly have a knack for  making the front page of mainstream news. So much of the swirling controversy has been inglorious as well as unflattering to the unwavering mayor.

From and to the:

3.4 million dollar decidedly ugly granite stumps gracing Parc Mont Royal
proposed and now in force Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), pertaining to pit bull type dogs
ongoing and deeply contested  …

ONE WEDDING, ONE ANKLE SPRAIN AND SEVERAL CHATS ABOUT VEGANISM!

ONE WEDDING, ONE ANKLE SPRAIN AND SEVERAL CHATS ABOUT VEGANISM!

Reformatting, updating and re-posting of an article first published on March 2nd, 2014.

Late, last summer we went to British Columbia, Canada to attend the wedding of my nephew and his beautiful bride. It was supposed to be a wonderful event, and it was, but it certainly didn’t start out that way.

Family lore has it that at every big, family function, Anne (that would be me) will either arrive with or manage to acquire during said event, some manner of physical …

Baked Applesauce Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Baked Applesauce Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Let me get the ball rolling by saying that if you are looking for a muffin recipe, this is not it. Baked oatmeal is a horse of a different color. In reality, it is more like a bowl of your favorite porridge in a snack like format.

This Baked Oatmeal is not really sweet.

It is chewy and dense.

There is no flour, so is 100% whole grain, which is something many of us are looking for in our daily diets.

But hey, if …

Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals: AR activist and Vegan photojournalist

Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals: AR activist and Vegan photojournalist

The original version of my article about Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals was published in Feb of 2014, a few months before my fledgling vegan blog got an overhaul and new look thanks to my web designer and way, way before I knew anything about formatting. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that it was not a pretty scene – me hammering away at the keyboard, trying to write and add features and pics to my content to …

Plant Powered V-Grain (Vegan) Oatmeal for Vitality

Plant Powered V-Grain (Vegan) Oatmeal for Vitality

Sometimes, I go on a tear and research and experiment with one thing. I have been looking at oatmeal – what the different kinds are and when to use them, what the nutritional value is and what people are doing about eating more oats.

Plus, I just like to look at recipes and think about trying them and probably modifying them to suit my particular tastes and needs and those of my family. Whether it is eliminating processed oils, enhancing the …