Reviewed Recipe: Instant Pot Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats for 2

Reviewed Recipe: Instant Pot Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats for 2

Just after the New Year, I was having a Facebook conversation with a good friend or mine, a friend whose advocacy for non human animals is from the heart. One of the great things Sheila Ann does, is to take the time to investigate plant food recipes, to try them out and to let us know what some of her favorites are.  She also gives us the skinny on innovative kitchen appliances and packaged foods which can make …

Plant Based Bean Chili: Grand-kid Approved

Plant Based Bean Chili: Grand-kid Approved

Once every two weeks I  visit my daughter to give her a hand with after school activities, supper and bedtime. Time can be of the essence in a family when both parents are working, so I like to take the supper with me. Even though my daughter says that I don’t always have to bring something that both kids like, I kinda like to, seeing as I am their Grammie and all.

So, before one of these special visits, I planned …

Reviewed Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Goddess Smoothie

Reviewed Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Goddess Smoothie

Well, it is a New Year and and new day and the second time in 2017 that I am sitting down as Vegan Annie (formerly Vegan Grammie Annie) to write an article for my little website about AR activism and all things vegan. It has been three years since this little idea of mine became a fledgling, “do it yourself” blog and then, with help from a web designer, a full fledged, albeit humble, website with tabs and drop down …

Christmas and Plant Based Fare

Christmas and Plant Based Fare

My My My! – the holiday season is upon us, as evidenced in all the TV and Radio ads, bustling salespeople and decorations and music at stores, the owners of which are hoping to sell their wares to one and to all. A plethora of flyers about street festivals and craft fairs come regularly in the mail and there are just too many to consider attending them all.

I do admit to loving Xmas and  all the pre-season folderol and sometimes …

Why You Should Say No to GMO: A Vegan Farmer’s Perspective

Why You Should Say No to GMO: A Vegan Farmer’s Perspective

AUTHOR: Jimmy Videle, co-owner of  Ferme de l’Aube

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a term that is relatively new to our lexicon. GMOs were approved for use in Canada only in 1995. In this article we will explore and answer the following questions:

What are GMOs?

Who grows them?

Where do they exist?

Why we should say No!

Genetically Modified is Defined as:

The introduction of new traits to an organism by making changes directly to its genetic makeup, e.g. DNA, …

Compassionate Consumption: Cherry Tomato and Chickpea Stir-fry

Compassionate Consumption: Cherry Tomato and Chickpea Stir-fry

With summer on the wane and fall around the corner, thoughts turn to hearty rib sticking foods that remind us of northern winter days when the snow swirls and the crisp cold air leaves its mark on the rosy cheeks of children and adults alike. But before we get to the time when we must buy all of our fruits and veggies in the cold, over wrapped packages and industrialized aisles of the supermarket, we have an opportunity to gather …