Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
08/24: So I watched Food Inc. last night. It was a really good movie! I think everyone should watch it! It basically talked about all the things that the FDA tries to hide from consumers. A lot of America is content with not knowing about where their food comes from. We just trust that what they give us in safe, when it is the complete opposite of safe! For example, corn is fed to cows because it is the cheep easy way, instead of feeding them what they were born to eat, which is grass. Because the cows are fed corn, the cows develop maladies that must be treated with antibiotics (which are passed on to consumers). This has led to the mutation of new strains of the E.coli virus. By the end of the movie I felt totally nauseated. Now I am even MORE conscientious about eating local & organic more often. When it comes out on DVD, I am going to buy it and make everyone watch it.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Today was a good SCARS day! Kolohe got adopted into his forever home:) He is such a sweet, beautiful little boy. I'm so glad we found him a good home. I'm also glad that I found a pet store here that sells the indoor immunizations. Pet stores usually don't carry them.
Breakfast this morning consisted of Batter Blaster organic pancake batter with peanut butter & maple syrup, along side some Morning Star sausage patties. It's great because you get a lot of protein from the sausage patties & peanut butter, and it tastes great!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Also, Get a rescue alert sticker for your house. You can get one for free at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness/ .
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Read more at http://www.iamscruelty.com/introduction.asp
Also, please sign the petition to fight animal cruelty at http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/cruelty-pledge.html
Our little boy got adopted yesterday. His name is Simon. He had a rough life up to this point. He was found on the side of the road, skin & bones, and near death. A nice lady saw him, and picked him up. She brought him home and "fattened him up." Once he was a little healthier, she dropped him off at the Hawaiian Humane Society. She asked them to call her if they could not find a home, and were going to euthanize him. Within a day, what do ya know, they called her back. They said that he tested positive for adult heart worm, and that they were going to euthanize him.
Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake
2 Pints Blueberries
4 Cups Flour
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Vegan Margarine
2 Egg Replacers
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Sugar
2/3 Cup Sifted Flour
1/2 Cup Vegan Margarine
1.) Wash, sort through and pick out any stems, leaves or bad/mushy blueberries. Place in strainer, the berries should be as dry as possible when you add them to the dough.
2.) Pre-heat oven to 375.
2.) Sift 4 cups flour and 4 tsp. baking powder 3 times. I use 2 sheets of wax paper to accomplish this. Sifting 3x is the secret to this recipe.
4.) In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup vegan margarine, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 tablespoon salt. (just mix it together well enough)
5.) Make the equivalent of 2 eggs and mix well. Pour 1 cup almond milk. Mix with egg replacer eggs.
6.) Alternately add dry and wet ingredients into large bowl, with mixer on low speed, till you make a stiff dough.
7.) Carefully fold in blueberries, try hard not to break or mush them. (you don't want blue cake) They don't have to be distributed perfectly, just well enough.
8.) Make crumb mixture. Cut vegan margarine into sugar/sifted flour with a fork until crumbly.
9.) Scoop blueberry dough into a 9x13 pan, even it out with a spatula as best you can. Don't worry about it too much, it's supposed to be rough on top. Sprinkle with crumb mixture.
10.) Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. It should be golden on top and a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.