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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Eat your vegetables!

Pumpkins, winter squash, purple cabbage, carrots, brussels sprouts, red or Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams, cauliflower, kohlrabi, turnips, kale are just some of the more interesting and complex vegetables of fall. You do not have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the deliciousness of vegetables!

November 1 is...


The Vegan Society was established in November of 1944, although the exact date was unknown. Vegan Day first occurred on November 1, 1994 as a way of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the UK Vegan Society and indeed the term “Vegan”.  The President of the Vegan Society decided to elect the date of the 1st of November.

Along with celebrating the start of the Vegan Society, Vegan Day is an opportunity to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and veganism in general. The term "Vegan" was coined by Donald Watson and derived from the word Vegetarian. At that time, the differentiation was that Vegans did not consume dairy products. Later this extended to eggs, and by 1951, veganism had become a movement of people who did not partake in the exploitation of animals.

The term "Vegan" and celebration of Vegan Day has become worldwide. Each year there are a number of festivals and exhibitions held around the globe by vegan societies. In addition, there are many local events, talks and cooking demonstrations organized by individuals. November 1 is the first day of World Vegan Month!

Meat is off the menu today so enjoy...

 Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles (Recipe)

Vegan Shepard's Pie (Recipe)

A rich, hearty filling topped with gorgeous root-veg mash and zesty breadcrumbs for a super-crisp finish makes this dish really special.

Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese (Recipe)


Is your mouth watering yet?

Next on the Calendar...Who knows sandwiches?