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My Favorite Cooking Show on DVD!

Posted in mexican, restaurants with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2009 by nosferatofu


I just discovered the full DVD collection from my favorite cooking show. So naturally, I bought all of the seasons!

Mexico, One Plate at a Time airs every Saturday (in southern California) on PBS. I love it, I always joke that its my favorite time of the week. And it really is! Sometimes I have a margarita while I watch that week’s episode, to get in the proper fiesta mood.

While this show is omni, the show’s host, Rick Bayless is a master chef and he shares many recipes that are vegetarian and vegan friendly. The guacamole he makes always looks so good. It is one of my goals to eat at his top-rated Mexican restaurant, Topolobampo the next time I’m in Chicago.


Famous Vegetarian Author Needs Help

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 14, 2009 by nosferatofu


(quoted from ecorazzi)

One of the most famous vegan authors of our time, John Robbins, learned last month that he and his wife lost their entire life savings at the hands of Bernie Madoff’s dastardly Ponzi scheme. Now the Robbins family is facing a sudden and severe financial crisis and needs our help!

In a letter posted on, author Patti Breitman writes: “To economize, the family has rented out every extra room in their house and every spare space on their property. Still, it is not clear if they will be able to pay their mortgage or keep the property they share with their son, his wife and their two grandsons.”

While I’ve never met Robbins personally, Diet for a New America, Food Revolution and Healthy at 100 are staples on my bookshelf and have helped countless people (including many of our favorite veggie celebs) live a more healthy, eco-friendly life.

So now’s it’s time to give back! If Robbins’ words have helped you throughout the years and you’d like to say thanks, please send donations to John Robbins, c/o Patti Breitman, 12 Rally Court, Fairfax, CA 94930.

Let’s rally together and help a friend who’s helped so many!

My thoughts:
…..reading his books are what convinced me to go vegan. He is an amazing person, and has a wonderful family. I’m going to donate as a way of thanking him for not only making a huge difference in my life, but in the lives of so many people. I know the economy is bad right now, but if you have a few extra dollars, I encourage you to help him out as well!