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Monthly Archives: February 2008

February 6, 2008

Weekly Recipes: Lentil Loaf & Turnip Mashed Potatoes

I tell ya, vegan-hood is not far away. We made this lentil loaf over the weekend and served it to a couple of friends. Let’s just say, there weren’t any leftovers. The only animal products were one egg in the lentil loaf and a bit of butter in the potatoes, which could probably have been omitted. You’ll see why.

Recipe 1: Red Lentil Loaf (Based on this recipe.)

1 cup dried red lentils (Purchased from bulk bin at Rainbow Grocery w/ my own bag. Zero packaging.) 1 cup rolled oats (Purchased from bulk bin at Rainbow Grocery w/ my own bag. Zero packaging.) 1 whole egg (Carboard egg carton. Usually I can return these to the guy at the farmer’s market when he’s there.) 1 cup cooked quinoa (Purchased from bulk bin at Berkeley Bowl w/ my own bag. Zero packaging. The original recipe calls for brown rice, but we were out and the quinoa worked out fine.) 1 cup grated carrots (Purchased naked. No bag.) 1/2 an onion, diced (Purchased… Read the rest
February 5, 2008

The Archive Meme (Killing time while awaiting election returns)

Another day, another meme. This one is kinda cool because it’s a way to go back through previous posts and revisit some favorites. Burbanmom tagged me for this one. If you haven’t visited her site, you should. She proves that being “green” can be not only fun but also funny as hell. Anyway, here’s my trip through the dark, cobwebby halls of my own archives. Enjoy.

First, the Archive Meme Instructions: Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written. … but there is a catch:

Link 1 must be about family. Link 2 must be about friends. Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are… what you’re all about. Link 4 must be about something you love. Link 5 can be anything you choose.

I think this is a great way to circulate some of the great older posts everyone has written, return to a few great places in our memories and also learn a little something about ourselves… Read the rest

February 5, 2008

Election Day 2008

It’s Super Tuesday, and California is one of the states electing our presidential nominees today. In a few hours, the polls will open. Which candidate do you feel will do the best job of protecting our environment, and by environment I mean the water we drink, air we breathe, food we eat, and all the systems of earth that support our quality of life?

Regardless of whether or not you’re a Clintonite or Obamian, how are you Californians voting on Prop 93, the term limits proposition? Many, many environmental organizations are supporting it. Californians Against Waste, a group I support, sent me the following email outlining the reasons they are endorsing this proposition:

On Tuesday, February 5th, you will have the chance to make an important decision about the future of California’s environment.

Californians Against Waste has been helping California’s environment for over thirty years now and we couldn’t have… Read the rest