Monthly Archives: October 2009

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Some light reading…

I’ve decided I’m going to jump in on the tradition of doing a weekly “roundup” of interesting links. I’ll try to do mine on Friday evening (sorry, this time it’s Saturday), to give everyone a bunch of reading material for the weekend. If you’d like it on a different day, let me know. Vancouver Courier:


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VeganMofo #13: Stock Market

Love soup?  Me too!  Problem with loving soup is that it is so hard to find vegan soup anywhere.  I was plesantly surprised when I discovered Stock Market at Granville Island. There’s usually 3 soups every day.  A meat soup, a seafood soup and a vegetarian soup.  The vegetarian soup may not always be vegan


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VeganMofo#12: BBT Cafe

BBT is a cute little Taiwanese cafe/restaurant hidden in the quiet neighborhood of Kerrisdale.  I frequent the cafe (especially in the summer) for their refreshing bubble tea with lemon grass jelly (see VeganMofo #6).   For years, this was all I would go to the cafe for since the menu contained only one very boring vegetarian


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VeganMofo#11: Pigless ribs

This is a super easy recipe I found in the most recent issue of Veg News.  If you love BBQ sauce, you’ll love it.  I’m not a huge fan of BBQ sauce. I won’t list the recipe here.  If you want it, you’ll have to go get your own issue of VegNews Magazine! Mine turned


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VeganMofo #10: Kabocha squash

I love squash but rarely eat it because it just seems like so much work to make.  However, I  recently discovered the ease of making kabocha squash in soup!  All you have to do is cut the squash in half, get rid of the seeds chop it up in big pieces and throw it into


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VeganMofo #9: Olives, olives and olives

It’s almost the end of the month and I’m about 10 posts behind.  Let’s see if I can catch up. Has anyone been to the olive bar at the new Whole Foods on Cambie Street?  It’s hidden way in the back where they keep all the rancid cow puss (aka cheese).  Guess that’s why I


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A bit of a meta-post on the Worldwatch report

Eric Marcus wrote on his blog yesterday about the recent WorldWatch article which concluded that animal agriculture is responsible for a whopping 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Marcus quotes from Dave Steele, who has written an analysis of the report. To sum up, Dave found that the actual number, based on the information from


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Cruelty, supported by your tax dollars

From a press release [pdf] I received this morning: The Government of Canada is investing up to $9.6 million to help improve the long-term profitability of Eastern Canada’s largest culled cattle slaughter plant in Quebec. This is the first project announced under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Slaughter Improvement Program, part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.


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Dear Vancouver, backyard chickens are a bad idea

We already have issues with unwanted dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, llamas, chinchillas, tropical birds, and the list just goes on and on. Introducing another kind of animal that will be part pet, part food source will likely mean bad things for the chickens themselves. Why, in this whole question of whether we


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One million calories.

This super interesting new interactive chart from Animal Visuals shows how many animals die for one million calories’ worth of chicken, eggs, beef, veggies, grains, etc.  You can sort it by total, by how many are slaughtered (intentionally, I assume?), and by the harvesting of fields, either to feed us or to feed animals. Isn’t


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