Author Archives: Beth Ann Erickson

Woah. This one’s rather big…

I generally avoid controversy. It’s probably middle-child syndrome. 🙂 In the past I’ve simply listened to my husband’s cardiologist who has more than embraced Dr. Dean Ornish’s research, always telling us to “stay the course” because Ornish’s plant based diet … Continue reading

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Who has time to cook?

Not me. And I’ve had hard core chef training! So… watch this space this week. I’ve got the BEST cheese sauce (vegan, of course) recipe that takes (literally) three minutes to make. From start to finish. Including clean up. (OK. … Continue reading

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What if everyone swapped out beans for beef?

Turns out, a lot would happen. For starters, it appears as though we could go a long ways towards reversing climate change. From the Atlantic: Recently Harwatt and a team of scientists from Oregon State University, Bard College, and Loma … Continue reading

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Are vegans judgmental?

My jaw generally tightens when I read headlines like that. Thing is, every vegan I’ve met has been more than kind, exceedingly flexible, and generally wonderful. But… research says? Let’s take a peek: A recent Gallup poll found that about … Continue reading

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Need Halloween candy?

Under normal circumstances, we avoid sugar and definitely candy. That’s because generally speaking, candy can wallop you with a truck load of calories, a lot of it isn’t vegan, AND I can’t really think of many nutritional benefits. Enter Smarties. … Continue reading

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Dominion — the full documentary

Newly available on YouTube, Dominion is now available. I don’t know if this is a permanent situation, but here it is. It’s a tough ride so be aware… this reality is truly horrific.

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Do you enjoy vegan cheese?

Then this will make you ecstatic. According to Live Kindly, General Mills has invested $40 million in the vegan dairy company Kate Hill. For those who love cheese and milk, but want to avoid the health, environmental, and ethical complications of … Continue reading

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The incredible, edible… Pea?

Oh my, how diverse peas are! First (if memory recalls) Hampton Creek used pea protein for their Just Mayo. We use frozen peas in our version of guacamole. Peas add a splash of color as well as an explosion of … Continue reading

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Have you tried Beyond Meat?

We haven’t found it around here. That said, everyone over here tends to love our garbanzo burgers, I’ll post the recipe soon. That said, Beyond Meat appears to be doing pretty well. CNBC reports the company’s preparing to go public. … Continue reading

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Truffles!

I suck at photography but oy, these were good! Basic chocolate cake (from our fabulous Mix cookbook dipped in melted chocolate chips. The soft inner core juxtaposed with the crunchy chocolate shell felt particularily fetching. I baked a few in my … Continue reading

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