It doesn’t really fit into my diet but I know a lot of potential vegans whose transitions would probably be eased by some magic vegan bacon grease.
My friend Eric Prescott has posted the first five of his I’m Vegan profiles. Eric traveled the country and filmed interviews with vegans from all walks of life. There are many more to come and they’ll all be on Youtube in glorious HD.
It’s frustrating how often I read “What you can do about global warming”-style articles that don’t mention vegetarianism. So I’m happy that Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is now highlighting meat production’s role in climate change in his speeches.
UN data says that meat production accounts for about 18% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, topping even transportation, which accounts for 13% of worldwide emissions. The UN included all aspects of meat production, when arriving at the 18% figure: clearing land, creation and transportation of fertilizers, burning fuels in farm vehicles, and the emissions coming directly from cows and sheep.
An anti-vegan op-ed piece in the New York Times has received some fairly righteous debunking in an article by the Times’ Public Editor.
Rachelle Leesen, a clinical nutritionist at the Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Philadelphia, told me that Planckâ€™s article â€œwas extremely inflammatory and full of misinformation.â€ She and her colleague Brenda Waber pointed me to a 2003 paper by the American Dietetic Association, the nationâ€™s largest organization for food and nutrition professionals. After reviewing the current science, the A.D.A., together with the Dietitians of Canada, declared, â€œWell-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence.â€Via [Taste Better].
Esquire has Bob Barker’s recipe for Vegan Enchilada Bake.
Vegan Dinner has great-looking vegan recipes three times a week.
The reason we chose to begin this website is three-fold.
Firstly, the goal is to try 365 new meals in 365 days.
Second, to encourage people to lead healthier lives by demonstrating how easy it is to prepare one healthy, Vegan meal per day.
Third, to expand our repitoir of meals. We like to experiment and feel that keeping a log of all the things we eat will help us to expand our horizons.