Quinoa and Bean Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa and Bean Stuffed Peppers

If you live in North America as I do, fall is in the air. That crisp smell of leaves turning on the trees, the cool early mornings and  evenings and  the autumn crops coming in signal the unmistakable change of the season and the impending winter. Strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers and tomatoes  give way to nature’s bounty of colorful squashes, apples, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, onions and the last of the summer peppers.

Cooks and diners alike turn their thoughts to hearty …

Veganism: A Universal Truth and Collaborative Effort

Veganism: A Universal Truth and Collaborative Effort

While developing and writing for my website over the nearly last two years, I have come to understand that veganism is not a lifestyle, a belief, a fad, a diet, a personal choice or any of the labels used to describe a way of living and being that many still think of as extreme. This way of living and being on this earth is born of the horrific and undeniable facts surrounding our cruel meat eating cultures that have fostered …

Veganic (Stockfree) Farming at La Ferme de L’Aube, by Jimmy Videle

Veganic (Stockfree) Farming at La Ferme de L’Aube, by Jimmy Videle

It started as an idea. Two people wishing to change their lives, find themselves, find balance, security, something tangible. A renewal of sorts and what better place than the great island of Hawaii. It was there, under the watch of the smoking volcano, red lava dripping into the ocean, new land being created, that our relationship was forged, a coming together based on a premise of discovery, truth and working with the land. As Pele’s volcano cooled and black terrain …

Beans and Rice versus Ground Beef (A Veganic View)

Beans and Rice versus Ground Beef (A Veganic View)

This is the second in a series of articles written by my good friend and veganic farmer, Jimmy Videle. He has much to teach us about the farming practices associated with and the benefits of eating a whole food, plant based diet. Enjoy!

This Meal or That Meal? Beans & Rice vs. Red Meat

Author, Jimmy Videle, La Ferme de l’Aube

In my travels around the world over the last five years I discovered an interesting constant. In …

Plant Based food in Mainstream Media

Plant Based food in Mainstream Media

Oh my,  oh my,  oh my,  have I ever been sick. People often say that this is the worst time to get sick or that they can’t afford to be sick, but I ask you, when is a good time? I have been burning the candle at both ends getting our house ready to sell, getting knocked out of my socks when it sold right away  leaving us scrambling to find a new abode. All done in less than a …

Roasted Beets for Root Loving Plant Eaters

Roasted Beets for Root Loving Plant Eaters

My oh my, is the fall season ever a mecca for plant eaters. This is the time when  roots shine. There are turnips, potatoes (sweet and white), all manner of squash, rutabaga, parsnips, carrots and of course, beets.  I know, that with international transporting of fruits and veggies, we can usually get these gems year round. But there is something about buying roots when the crisp air  smells like autumn leaves. We start thinking about stews, scalloped potatoes, shepherd’s pie, …