Monday, November 28, 2011

The Cove

I watched The Cove last night.

I was not prepared for how it was going to effect me. I have seen far too many docs and films that focus on animal cruelty and exploitation, so I thought I knew what I was getting into. But I was wrong. Within the first 10 minutes I could hardly breath and was consumed by sadness and tears. I then moved to anger and disbelieve, followed up by utter dispare and an urge to get involved like never before. 

I have been a dolphin lover since I was a child and even had one inked in my arm for life when I was 18.  I have been to Sea World, zoos and aquariums around the globe and even worked at my local aquarium for a short while. I am now sick that I have ever done so. 

Knowing what I know now has changed me over night, exactly like my abrupt jump from omni to vegan did back in November 2009. Interesting that both these massive revelations have occurred in November? Hmmmm, is there something to that I wonder? 

Regardless, I am enraged, saddened and appalled by what I now know of the dolphin slaughter happening, as I type this, in Japan. It is disgusting, barbaric,  and there is no reason or rational that can come close to justifying why this must continue to happen. 

Human entertainment? Really, is this really worth it? Take you heads out of the sand for a moment and put your blissful ignorance aside and look at what the situation really is:

Cold Blooded Murder.

And while I am just one person living in my bubble far away from the horrors of Taiji I am determined to join the fight and help preserve this still misunderstood and clearly emotionally advanced species before it is too late, and all we have are picture books, and videos to remind us of what special and majestic creatures we once knew.

Do your part here - Get involved:

Read up on the issues and how you can help the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) in their fight

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Food Porn

Finally got some snaps off my droid. Enjoy

Whole Wheat Bread  - A success!

Baked manicotti w tofu ricotta and sauteed mushrooms - Delish!

My massive and to die for veggie lasagna (whole wheat noodles, marinara, tofu ricotta w fresh spinach, sauteed mushrooms and sweet peppers and onions)

Organic Blueberry and Banana Loaf - So moist and wonderful!

Baked vegetable Creste di gallo with marinara and tofuballs - Just one word: Amazing.

Mmmm, Oranges

This may explain why yesterday and for the last few weeks I have been devouring oranges by the bag load:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm Back Baby

Yup, all 4 of you may have noticed that I was AWOL the last few months. And this is 100% due to life and its never-ending rollercoaster of crap.

But whatever, its all behind me now and I am back and ready to roll.

The last few months I have been a big ball of exhausted, nausea, headachy, moody, bathroom dashing craziness. And if you can read between those few lines, you will have realized that all of that is because I am PREGNANT! Yes, again for the 3rd time in less than a year I am with child, but this little Peanut is so far here to stay. I am 14 weeks in and so far my team (yes, team) of Drs is very happy with all the progress, hubby is super positive and I have started to come around to Team Excited from Team Paranoid.

And now that I am officially in the 2nd trimester, it seems that all the ick that is accustom in the 1st tri has passed and I am back to my old energetic non barfy self. ABOUT TIME! Geeze.

So to celebrate I have been back in the kitchen and cooking my butt off (now that I can stand the smell of anything other than bread and rice -oh ya, its been a fun 12 weeks).

Last weekend was India Fest at Chez M. I made a mean chana masala, spinach saag, and a super tasty aloo gobi. Alas, i forgot to take any photos in my mad desire to eat!

Today however is different. We have some lovely dinner guest coming over in the next few hours and so I started cooking yesterday for my massive fave: Lasagna. I sauteed mushrooms and onions in veg broth, cooked up some delish tomato basil garlic sauce and master crafted some of my famous, omni-tricking tofu ricotta. This morning I started off the day with a fantastic Blueberry Banana Bread and  finished up my lasagna bits and bobs with some fresh chopped organic spinach and sauteed sweet peppers and onions. And then I layered one kind of goodness on top of the other and created, what I may say is my lasagna masterpiece.

Food porn photos to come ...

Ohhh, ya. I am BACK baby!