Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Help Save One - Please?!?

Sometimes I just really don't understand how people can be so cruel. It honestly embarrasses me.

Help Save One is an animal rescue organization that saves animals (mostly dogs) from high kill shelters down south, where over population is a HUGE issue. And as if that weren't heartbreaking enough - a lot of these shelters use gassing as their means of euthanasia. For those of you who aren't familiar with this practice please visit to view a video on the subject - Beware its intensely graphic. I couldn't get through it.

These poor guys are suffering from a severe case of mange, and their owner just dumped them in this state. Luckily Help Save One got the word out and raised enough money to have them vetted and pulled before it was too late.

Before you consider buying a pet from a pet store or from a breeder please consider all the wonderful potential pets that get put down EVERY day simply because there is no room for them. Some never even get a chance to be a loving member of a family.
Check out HelpSaveOne for a list of this weeks urgent dogs - these guys are among them!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I guess maybe I should start to contemplate the frequency of my postings about wine and all things alcohol related. But I won't! At least not today.

I was checking out this website today and I decided that I had to blog about it. is a great guide for finding vegan wines, beers and alcohols. I know... how can alcohol not be vegan ? It seems so strange right ? Alcohol is made from fermented grains and fruits.... but alas ... its true! A LOT of companies add animal products as finishing touches to fine tune the alcohols taste. Per barnivore's website, in the instance of one company, a whole chicken was dropped in the tank. WOOF!

Anywho, before you make your next purchase check out and see if some of your favorite wineries and distilleries are on the red list!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thai Red Curry Tempeh and Vegetables

One of my favorite food blogs posted this recipe a few weeks ago. And I just had the chance to give it a whirl last night. This post from the blog The Veggie-Full Kitchen just looked too good not to try.

I made a few slight adjustments - I replaced the "chikin" with pan fried tempeh, added a half a tablespoon more of the red curry, used light coconut milk instead of the regular, added a bit of Thai chili sauce to give it a kick, and served it over brown basmati rice.

It was absolutely fantastic- though the picture doesn't really do it justice ( I really need to use a better camera!) I cut the recipe in half and there is more than enough leftovers if, like me, you are only cooking for one.
Thank you Veggie-Full Kitchen!!