Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beware-GMO is Still at Work

Read About Genetically Modified Plants in Animal Feed ...and more...

Awesome Birthday Gift!

Thank you's go out to Bridget, Jeanette, Christian, Dan and Connor for this wonderful vegan birthday gift experience. Held at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health in NYC, it was 4 hours of learning ,hands-on, how to make seitan and use it in four recipes. Knowledgeable instructor/chef Myra Kornfeld and enthusiastic students all helping each other made for delicious results consumed at 9:30 p.m. I even got to bring home the seitan!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tonight I met truly remarkable people at a new MeetUp group

Meet organizer, Christine Santos of "The Long Island Vegan Community-Worth the Wait!"-"I am the proud owner of a Cafe Mista:Vegan Delights.We are a boutique, personalized, bake-to-order-vegan bakery. We opened on a small scale and do not have a store front yet. HOWEVER, I realized that I want my company to be more than just cookies. I want it to be all about our vegan community. I don't mind if you never buy anything from me (in fact most of the events will be sponsored by Cafe Mista so you will still enjoy the treats absolutely for free). This is about building friendships!
Please join me in starting this wonderful community and meeting new friends! I also have a book club that I would love if you would like to join and am open to all sorts of ideas of how we can build a network of fun, healthy, positive vegans!! "

The theme tonight was Gratitude and Veganism

I felt that the guest speaker, Emiliya, was energetic, captivating, informative, playful and very genuine. I'm hoping to apply her practise of gratitude to my daily way of thinking. Her inner peace was a perfect accompaniment to the reverence for life philosophy that is incorporated in the vegan lifestyle. Munching on delicious samples from Christine's Cafe Mista gave nourishment to the body as Emiliya nourished our souls! I only wish I walked away with a video of her consciousness-raising talk as we experienced it tonight. She is awesome!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

T-shirt in design stage!

I'm looking into the possibilities of producing black t-shirts with
"cpvegan.blogspot.com" in white on the front.
Any ideas for the back?

Trip Postponed

Hurricane Hanna sent mucho rain drops into our area discouraging me from making the trip this time.
I'll be planning another, so this leaves time for anyone with a desire to join me to submit a date you are available to go and I'll see if we can sync up!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Going to Woodstock!

I'm planning to work a full day at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary this Saturday Sept.6, 2008.
I'm seeking to repair the fragmentation and disconnection I feel from the natural world.
Photographing cows in Salem, New York this past nine days made me aware of their keen sensitivities and consciousness. I've heard pigs are very intelligent also. I think getting close will allow me to really get to know them. I mean, come on, I grew up on Long Island, not on a farm, and animal sightings were limited to dogs, cats, squirrels and racoons. So the exercise of photography can get you just so close and then you part ways never having an "interactive" moment.
I want to see first hand the fellow oxygen-breathing brethen that this vegan diet of mine is actually saving. Will they play with me? I hope so.
Anyone wanna join me?
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