Category: Excerpt

Recipe Monday: Blue Passion Smoothie

Just because the holidays (and their concomitant food-fests) are over, it doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy some decadence, even if you’ve resolved to eat more healthily in the new year. This energizing and uplifting recipe from The Art of Raw Food by Jens Casupei and Vibeke Kaupert is a great breakfast stand-in that’s sure …continue

French Green Lentil and Vegetable Roast with Rich Gravy

Finding a hearty main dish for Thanksgiving has been my life’s challenge ever since I married a vegetarian. Nelson’s not picky—he’d be happy to eat whatever alternative fake turkey roast I find at the store for Thanksgiving. But I refuse to believe that a plastic wrapped loaf of vegetable protein is the best option vegans and vegetarians have. Besides, I’ll …continue

“Smokey the Bear Sutra” by Gary Snyder

Poem excerpted from the Io Anthology Created by Richard Grossinger and Lindy Hough in 1965, Io forged an eclectic path through the upheavals of the 1960s in art, literature, science, and the life of the spirit with writing that embraced astrophysics, science fiction, parapsychology, topology, poetry from Black Mountain, Beat, and New American traditions, wisdom …continue

Autumn Roasted Vegetables Side Dish

For vegan Thanksgiving, my side dish had to meet a couple of qualifications. First, I wanted to find something made out of only locally grown ingredients. It doesn’t take a lot of effort here in California, and it’s an easy way to reduce my carbon footprint, so I try to make a point of it. Second, my recipe had …continue

It’s Time for Earth Democracy

The 2016 presidential election is just about one year away and, depending on what you read or who you listen to, it’s hard to know what the year ahead might hold. Even if some would propose that our form of democracy is working the way it is intended to, the question remains whether it’s too narrow to be sustainable. Are …continue

Recipe Monday: Strawberry Apple Cobbler

As we head into November with Thanksgiving fast approaching, there’s no better time to feature a recipe from I am Grateful, co-published with Café Gratitude. Take a pause to remember and appreciate the wonderful things in your life, and celebrate being lovely with the delicious dessert below. I am Lovely: Strawberry Apple Cobbler Makes a …continue