100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 34: All or Nothing

I recently finished a book called “Veganist” by Kathy Freston, and I felt the urge to share some of my insights while listening to the book.  The subtitle of “Veganist” is”Lose Weight, Get Healthy, and Change the World”.  Wow, it sounds like this book is right up my alley!  I was very open minded about the idea of going vegan, and even agree with the author’s philosophy of “leaning” into the new lifestyle.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 34: All or Nothing

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 27: Healthy and Sustainable on a Budget

The biggest complaint and criticism of healthy eating lifestyles is the cost.  The claim that you physically cannot afford to eat healthy and sustainable foods on a budget is something even I struggle with on a weekly basis.  It is one of the things I have to practice practice practice at each and every day.  But with practice, I’ve discovered some great secrets and tips that at least help when trying to eat healthy and sustainable on a budget. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 27: Healthy and Sustainable on a Budget

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 11: Tuna recipes

Whenever I’m cooking, I have several questions in mind.  First, is the food healthy?  Can I make the recipe healthier?  Can I substitute something with less saturated fat or fewer calories?  Second, is the food sustainable?  Is eating this food contributing to the decline of certain species?  Is it farmed, caught, killed, harvested, or produced in sustainable ways?  And lastly, is the recipe flexible?  If I didn’t come up with the recipe myself, I tweak it a bit until I have a recipe I created on my own.  Can I change the flavors without losing the taste?  Will my picky husband eat it?   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 11: Tuna recipes

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 5: Healthy Cuppa

Considering my background with Asian animals, it’s little wonder I have something of an obsession with discovering simple ways to protect their homes in the rainforests.  But I’m not just concerned for orangutans, hornbills, elephant, and tigers.  I worry about sloths, tapirs, toucans, and jaguars in South America as well.  I worry about all the animals, as we are making the world increasingly smaller.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 5: Healthy Cuppa

Have my Cheese and Eat it, too

I have been looking for a way to eat more animal friendly lately.  I have a few issues with cheese, but for the most part, I actually really love it!  Cottage cheese, cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella.  But the more I learn about our food industry, particularly hear in the United States, the more I am realizing that I should say farewell.  That is, until I borrowed a book from the library that may have actually changed the way I cook. And now I can have my cheese AND eat it too! Continue reading Have my Cheese and Eat it, too

Take a Stand: Bluefin Tuna Edition

In the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore explains to Harry that there comes a time when you must choose between what is right, and what is easy.  For me, the choice is most difficult when I must either publicly take a stand or keep my convictions to myself.  Even when I know I’m right, it’s not easy.  Far too often I worry about embarrassing myself, or my friends and family, or getting my facts twisted around and not making my point clear.  Sometimes when I am definitely in the minority, I fear maybe I’m NOT right. Continue reading Take a Stand: Bluefin Tuna Edition