Archive for July 2011

Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years. She is the Grassroots Campaigns Director for the international animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals ( Hope was the Sonoma County Coordinator for Proposition 2 and soon after that victory, founded Farm Animal Protection Project ( Hope offers an influential power point presentation called Eco-Eating: A Cool Diet for a Hot Planet that addresses the environmental impact of animal agriculture through peer reviewed scientific research. She is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement, and a well known presenter throughout the Bay Area and across the U.S.

The Veganopolis Cookbook: A Manual for Great Vegan Cooking with George Black & David Stowell David Stowell and George Black are professional vegan chefs with a twenty-two-year-long commitment to creating accessible, cruelty-free cuisine for all. After starting out in 2003 with a small delivery cart, they ran the popular Veganopolis Cafeteria from 2005 to 2008, and developed a huge international following for their delicious, no-nonsense, versatile vegan cooking. (Their Veganopolis website averaged more than 150,000 hits per month from around the globe.) The Veganopolis Cookbook is the first-ever cookbook from David Stowell and George Black. They developed an international following for their delicious, no-nonsense, and versatile vegan cooking, and now Stowell and Black have captured 70 of their most popular Veganopolis recipes in this terrific and easy-to-use cookbook.

I Eat Grass


Ayindé Howell is an entrepreneur, executive vegan chef and founder of Howell, was born in Tacoma, Washington. He is a lifelong vegan who started practicing yoga with his family at the age of ten. He has a background in a variety of vegan fare covering soul food, raw, and new American. It was in Seattle, where he got his start as co-owner of Hillside Quickies Vegan Sandwich Shop, an offshoot of the family business. HQVSS became a popular lunch spot know for blasting hip hop during the crowded rushes and being frequented by notable industry clients like The Roots, Saul Williams, Common, Blackalicious and the Erykah Badu when their respective tours came through town. Currently Ayindé is a executive chef and green entrepreneur consultant in New York City, NY, while studying acting under William Esper at the William Esper Studio for Acting. He has appeared in a number of independent films including: “Urbanworld” “Waiting for Her” and “White Lies Black Sheep.” Ayindé is also a accomplished DJ/producer… Oh and he’s just a cool dude.

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