Monday, December 29, 2008


Hey guys,

If you find yourself printing a lot for your classes, download this font:

It has holes on the inside which uses half as much ink. And brands you for life as a liberal/environmentalist/hippie.

Movie Option

Here's a website for a movie that links vegetarianism to the environment on an ethical standpoint, and a good candidate for our next movie screening. Check out the brief trailers on this website:

And comment with your thoughts and opinions!

Friday, December 19, 2008


It's not that big of a site, but there are still some interesting DIY projects hiding amongst its pages...

Thursday, December 18, 2008



There are various ways to procrastinate--but how many allow you to donate food and learn vocabulary at the same time?

FreeRice is a website with vocabulary games, and for every word guessed correctly, 20 grains of rice are donated through the UN world food program!

Works well as a party game (well, I think it does at least)

*edit: you can change subjects to spanish, german vocabulary, art history, pre-algebraic math...among other things. TRY IT!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Completely interesting article about how cows are raised, grown, and killed in the US of A. Believe it or not it's actually a fun read.

It was published in 2002, so should be a pretty good representation of what's going on now-- it's very elucidating.

physicians' conspiracy


I found an interesting article about how a lot of physicians try to tell people they must eat meat because they need vitamin b12 which they claim is ONLY in meat...but of course this article debunks that myth.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hare Krishna recipes: Raisin and Walnut Halava.

Halloo Veg-Hogs!

It's finals week and everyone is either studying or not studying; whichever one it is you might currently be engaged in, here's a happy Hare Krishna recipe to either a: keep you distracted from studying or b: fuel you in your endeavors.

Ready. Set. GO!

Walnut and Raisin Semolina Halava

The secret of a good halava is to roast the semolina very slowly for at least 20 minutes, with enogh butter so as not to scorch the grains. Steam the finished halava over very low heat with a tight-fitting lid for 5 minutes to fully plump the semolina grains, then allow it to sit covered for another 5 minutes. Fluffy, pump-grained halava is best served hot, with a spoonful of cream or custard. Serves 6-8

2.75 cups water
1.25 raw (Turbinado) sugar
.5 cup raisins
140g (7 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1.25 cups coarse-grained semolina
.3333333.... cup walnut pieces

Combine water, sugar, and raisins in a 2-liter/quart saucepan. place over moderate heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Bring to a boil, then coer with a tight-fitting lid and remove from heat.

Melt the butter in a 2 or 3-liter/quart non-stick saucepan over fairly low heat without scorching it. Add the semolina.

Slowly and Rhythmically stir-fry the grains until they darken to a tan color and become aromatic (about 20 minutes). Add walnut pieces about halfway through roasting. Stirring more carefully, raise the heat under the grains.

Turn on the heat under the sugar water and bring to a rolling boil. Remove saucepan of semolina and butter from heat, slowly pouring the hot syrup into the semolina, stirring steadily. They grains may splutter at first, but will quickly stop as the liquid is absorbed.

Return pan to stove and stir steadily over low heat until the grains fully absorb the liquid, start to form a puddinglike consistency, and pull away from the sides of the pan.

Place a tight-fitting lid on the saucepan and cook over hte lowest possible heat for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and allow the halava to steam, covered, for an additional 5 minutes.

Serve hot in dessert bowls as it is or with the toppings suggested above.

If you're curious to try out other regional recipes, here are some interesting vegetarian food websites:

International Vegetarian Union:
Vegan Chef:
Veg Family, the magazine for vegan family living:

If anyone tries a recipe from any of these websites, you should post it on the blog and rate it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

VEG Movies

Check out this link for movie suggestions