Archive for October 2020

PART 1: Nama Arian & Rona Stein, Lands in Love Hotel and Animal Rescue Center
The Animal Love Rescue center needs urgent help. It is a non-profit no-kill charitable shelter in Costa Rica that takes care of more than 1,000 animals (more than 800 are dogs and cats). The rescue center funded is by the vegan/vegetarian hotel Lands in Love, which has been closed since the middle of March as a result of the Coronavirus world crisis. Help is needed to keep the shelter running. Without the help of donations, the rescue center will be closed and the animals will be released to the streets. Please help with a donation or exposure through your social media accounts so the animals will not be left homeless.
For more information:
The Animal Love Rescue Center
The Animal Love Rescue Center Facebook Page
The Animal Love Rescue Center on Instagram
The Lands in Love Hotel
GoFundMe Campaign
PART 2: Jeff Miller, Avocado, A Global History
Jeff Miller is associate professor of hospitality management at Colorado State University. He is coauthor of Food Studies: An Introduction to Research Methods and was named Culinary Educator of the Year in 2017.

Tom Philpott, Perilous Bounty, The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It
Tom Philpott has been the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones since 2011. Previously, he covered food as a writer and editor for the environmental-news website Grist. Philpott’s work on food politics has won numerous awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award for business feature writing, and has appeared in the New York TimesNewsweek, and the Guardian, among other places. From 2004 to 2012, he farmed at Maverick Farms in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. He lives in Austin, Texas.


Did Trump Just Cut Guest Farmworker Wages by as Much as 50 Percent? by Tom Philpott


Tomatillo Salsa

Homemade Tortillas

Almond Ricotta

J. Morris Hicks, Outcry, Urgent Alarms from Our Planet and What We Can Do About Them

A former career business executive and executive vice president with Ralph Lauren in New York, Jim has always tried to focus on the big picture when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about the optimal diet for humans, he began a comprehensive study of what we eat from a global perspective—discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Hawaii, a degree he earned while serving as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard in Honolulu. In 2009, he earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he served on the board of directors for six years. A prolific writer and blogger, he published his first book, Healthy Eating, Healthy World, in 2011 and, four years later, teamed up with a medical doctor to publish the 4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health. Along the way, he has posted over 1200 health and sustainability articles on his website at In 2004, he began referring to our food choices as the most important issue in the history of humanity—having concluded that our future as a species was riding on those choices. Ten years later, he realized that in order to preserve the fragile ecosystem that sustains us, we must also begin urgently addressing other aspects of humanity that now threaten our civilization and our long-term survival as a species. Finally, in 2018, he devised an uplifting way of writing and speaking about those troubling issues—by envisioning how we can totally re-invent the way we live on this planet, such that we can co-exist indefinitely in a virtual paradise with nature. To be sure, this new vision is the primary focus of this book and has become a major part of his never-ending mission to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

Part I: Nava Atlas: Vegan on a Budget
Nava Atlas is the author of best-selling vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, including Wild About GreensVegan Holiday KitchenVegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and many others. Nava also creates visual books on women’s issues and runs two websites, The Vegan Atlas and Literary Ladies Guide. She lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
Part II: Marisa Miller Wolfson and Laura Delhauer, The Vegucated Family Table
Marisa Miller Wolfson is a mother of two and the creator of the award-winning documentary Vegucated. Laura Delhauer is a plant-based culinary artist and environmental rights advocate.
LINKS mentioned in the program:
Nava Atlas, Vegan Holiday Cooking
Nava Atlas, Wild About Greens
Marisa Miller Wolfson, Vegucated
Caryn’s Coconut Meringue Pie Recipe. (This is a very sweet treat!)

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