Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
– Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)
I originally started this blog under protest. Even though it seemed incredibly dull to me, I had several people ask me how I cook and what I eat. Sometimes it’s because I’m vegan, and sometimes it’s because I seem to have unraveled the mystery of yeast bread. Some friends suggested that I start a food blog, and I was reluctant because I couldn’t think who would want to read it. But I identified a possible audience, people who are curious for various reasons about what a vegan eats, or looking for meatless meal ideas, and it turns out that people are interested. I also quickly began including my thoughts on any topic that could be related to food, including energy, sustainability, the environment, obesity, cravings, animal welfare and rights, school lunches, and peace.
After two years of posting every single day on what I had for dinner (I dropped the repetitive breakfast and lunch after just a few months), I decided I’d pretty well covered my original plan of sharing meal ideas, and also there are now tons of other vegan bloggers who are covering this area well. There are two years of menus on this blog, covering the seasons, traveling, and holidays. Just select from the recipe categories along the top or, to see how I put it all together through the year, select the “Menus” Category along the left side. If you want a particular time of year, most of the Archives from before 2011 will be menus.
So now, while I occasionally post a new recipe, it is mostly comments on news, books, conversations, etc. And it’s not only my blog focus that has changed since the beginning. I took an online course, The Biology, Psychology, and Politics of Food, which completely changed my view on why we make unhealthy choices, and also began studying and practicing meditation and Buddhism, both of which have had a huge influence on me. You can check out the “Contents” menu on the right of the upper menu bar for a somewhat up-to0date listing of the non-menu posts.
DISCLAIMER: I make no pretensions to being a great cook. Sometimes I make something fancy that takes hours, and other times it is cold cereal standing over the sink. You’re on your own for the cereal recipe.
Here’s a note on Recipe Copyright.
I don’t accept any ads or money/products from businesses in return for what I write. It’s just me, writing what I think.