giovedì 26 luglio 2007

They talk about me...


hey check out this interesting Vegan Blog from Grand Rapids, he wrote 2 great articles about me and Tippitappi. He explained better that I did! Fantastic!
www.g-rad.org/vegan
www.keetsa.com
and this from the Uk:
www.newconsumer.com
www.alternativeconsumer.com
and from Spain:
www.visteadecuadamente.com
If you wonder who is the nice guy with me in the pic, that's a donkey I met in France.. :) I was passing by and couldn't resist, I love donkeys, I had to meet him, he was so funny!

Verdure Ripiene


These are Stuffed Zucchini and Onions.. I think this is the exact translation. It's a typical italian dish and the vegetable are usually filled with a mixture of Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmisan Cheese), breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley.
But we don't like cheese (read why I hate cheese) so I used Tofu, yeast flakes and a drop of soy sauce. What I do is cut a big zucchini in half legthwise and scoop the inside with a small knife so that it looks more or less like a boat. Onions are good too for this: use big onions, cut in half and try to scoop the inside of the onion, make it look like a cup.
Put tofu, breadcrumbs, yeast flakes, chopped parsley, a finely chopped clove of garlic, pinch of salt in a food processor and blend to form a thick cream. Add some olive oil if necessary. Spread this on top and inside the vegetables and cook in the oven until quite cooked. You could eat it like this or you could continue cooking in a pan with some chopped onions and tomatoes, olive oil and water. This makes a nice sauce to put on top of the vegetables. To make it even easier you could cook them in a pan altogether covered with a lid. Enjoy
Ps: Red, yellow and green peppers are great for this aswell, but try to find small ones otherwise you'll get bigger portions.

mercoledì 25 luglio 2007

why am I vegetarian?


This is for all non vegetarian people that come to see my blog...
Why am I a vegetarian? There is more than one reason:
1- Because it isn't fair
2- Because we don't need meat to be healthy and strong
3- Because I care about the environment
4- Because there are still millions of people starving to death
READ MORE

venerdì 13 luglio 2007

Blog is growing + Almond Crostata


Hello everyone, thanks to Google Analytics I can see that my blog is seen by more people than I ever expected, I am flattered! I have two languages so everything is doubled for me, but I like to interact both with Italians and with foregneirs abroad. Thanks to Celine from Have cake, Will Travel more people came to know me, (thanks Celine!), I am happy, my blog is slowly growing.
I thought I would be ready by now to invite you to my online eco-vegan shop, but I can't. I won't tell about the boring problems we've had, but, :( We're not ready yet. I can't wait anymore, I want to see "the fruit" of what I have been planting, it's an italian saying and you'll probably know what it means.
Ok, I made this cake to cheer me up a bit.. It's a french recipe, a crostata with an almond/sugar/rice cream filling, not extraordinary, my boyfriend suggested to add a thin layer of jam in the middle, I need to try it again before posting the recipe. Love, Jenni

mercoledì 11 luglio 2007

Plastic Bags? NO, Thanks!


"Every time we use a new plastic bag they go and get more petroleum from the Middle East and bring it over in tankers," said Stephanie Barger, executive director of Earth Resource Foundation in Costa Mesa, California. "We are extracting and destroying the Earth to use a plastic bag for 10 minutes."
Some 13 billion plastic bags a year are given away in Britain, of which eight billion end up in landfill. Othe
rs get blown away and end up in the sea.
Once let loose into the environment, plastic bags can suffocate or slowly kill wildlife mistaking the bag for food.
HAPPY NEWS: We don't need plastic bags! Reuse the ones you have at home, if you forget, simply keep one or two in your bag or in your car. Buy or make
one yourself with fabrics from old clothes. 

martedì 3 luglio 2007

Francesca and Elvis



Sorry for not posting any new recipe but I am really busy with this Tshirt business and it is almost ready, about a week, I promise!
This is Francesca and her pony, Elvis, she volunteered to be a model for my eco-vegan Tshirts... She is vegan and lives in Monte Pastore, Bologna. We weren't very lucky because my boyfriend's camera had a slight problem, it's a CANON EOS1, and a straight white line appeared on every photo. The camera is in Milano now to be repaired. Nevermind, Francesca and his friends prepared rolled seitan and mashed potatoes for us, lovely!

This Tshirt is about global warming and says "
Plant more Trees".
Over 80% of the world's original forest are gone. Trees are crucial to life on our planet. They generate oxygen, play host to a spectacular variety of wildlife, and provide us with raw materials and shelter.
Planting a tree can have tremendous influences on our lives.
Trees reduce sound, produce oxygen, store carbon, clean the air, give shade and cool.
So, Take Action! :)

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