Thursday, February 26, 2009

Petition!!!

Our petition is up and looks lovely! Please take a couple seconds to sign it.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/livestock-production-reduction-for-the-environment

I'm also working on a little hand-drawn quarter-sheet flier we can put up on suite doors around UCSD. Let me know if you want to get involved in this mass-fliering endeavor.

Love
Steph

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Knitting for Charity

Halloo!

So I know this doesn't exactly have to do with vegetarianism, but it does have to do with DIY, which I'm pretty sure some people here like :D

This is a link to a charity that you can knit squares to make part of a blanket for cold people in impoverished nations.

http://www.knit-a-square.com/

--happy trails!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Microwave broccoli rabe risotto

You will need:

* one bunch broccoli rabe, rinsed and chopped
* 1 cup arborio rice
* 3 tbs olive oil
* 1/4 cup parmesan
* salt and white pepper
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
* 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the broccoli rabe for 7 minutes. Drain, reserving 3 cups of the cooking liquid.

Heat 1 tbs of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until just golden. Add the broccoli rabe and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Combine the rice, cooking liquid, remaining olive oil, and broccoli rabe in a microwave-safe casserole. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Carefully uncover and stir. Cover and microwave on high for an additional 10 minutes.

Let stand a few minutes. Carefully uncover, stir in parmesan and white pepeper to taste.

Serves 4.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

this cute little piggy


Kingsford Goes to the Beach - The top video clips of the week are here

PETA would have so much more success if they showed videos like this instead of objectifying women.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Five recycling mysteries solved

I copied this link from Yahoo.

http://green.yahoo.com/blog/the_conscious_consumer/46/five-recycling-mysteries-solved.html

Famous Vegetarian Quotes

Look how many famous people believed in vegetarianism!


"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."
Leonardo da Vinci, artist and scientist

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel Prize 1921

"In their behavior toward creatures, all men are Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they're the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought."
Isaac Bashevis Singer, author, Nobel Prize 1978

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
"To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being."
Mahatma Gandhi, statesman and philosopher


"I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't...The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further."
Mark Twain, author

"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
Thomas Edison, inventor

"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."
Pythagoras, mathematician

"To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime."
Romain Rolland, author, Nobel Prize 1915


"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."
Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist

"As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields."
"What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty."
Leo Tolstoy author

"While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?"
"Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research."
George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Two interesting restaurants for next quarter

Found two possible restaurants we could visit next quarter:

Spread the Restaurant


Vegan Zone

Monday, February 2, 2009

Organic and VERY VERY LOCAL

Interested in farmers markets, or Community Supported Agriculture, but don't want to have to travel very far to find one?

Would the GREAT HALL be close enough for you?

Introducing Garden of Eden Organics, a community-supported agricultural group that provides local produce and delivers it straight to the Great Hall EVERY THURSDAY!

$108 will buy you four weeks of locally grown and harvested, fresh, organic vegetables that you could pick up every Thursday at the Great Hall!

$284 would buy you the same for 12 weeks.

My brother's picking up his box this Thursday and I'm going to try out some of the vegetables to see if they're yummy.