Wednesday, January 30, 2008


so todays freak weather has spawned (hahah i used the word spawned) an urge in me to stay at home, drink hot chocolate, bake, wear my slippers, and get caught up with my good old friend, the internet.
unfortunately, i am still at school (but i caved and wore sweat pants) and am counting down the hours until i get to go home and get started doing nothing.
but since i'm currently in limbo about two of my ideas, procrastination has commenced.

heres what i want to bake...

mmmm coffee cake.....

i have been craving meat big time lately (particularly sausages, ew i know) so when i found yves spicy sausages at the store yesterday i HAD to buy some. they were delish. a BBQ would have helped bring out some of the crispyness that i enjoy so much from a good sausage. but i will test them out on the george forman soon, but cooked in a pan they were well worth the 5.99.

here is an interesting article/discussion by Mark Bittman on the impact that meat consumption has on the environment. as much as i hate the thought of animals living pointless lives for our enjoyment i almost feel more disgusted about the impact we have on the earth to fulfill this crazy meat addiction.
when you think of all the electricity, gasoline, carbon pollution and ....well he pretty much sums it up by saying.

"These assembly-line meat factories consume enormous amounts of energy, pollute water supplies, generate significant greenhouse gases and require ever-increasing amounts of corn, soy and other grains, a dependency that has led to the destruction of vast swaths of the world’s tropical rain forests."

he then goes on to talk about the pollution of the water near these meat factories and how a diet full of hormone injected, sterioid meat, THREE times a day is part of the reason why everyone feels like shit on a daily bases. makes sense.

and btw, i am by no means preaching all meat eaters should change their ways, (anyone who knows me knows that i can't get through a hangover without a BLT), but i would like to see everyone be more open to meat alternatives. tofu (1.99) can feed four girls for two dinners. last time i checked a pepper-et cost that. plus i really wish people could see that a meal can be complete without a slab of animal on the plate. (and probably more nutritious too, because when you take out meat, you need a heck of a lot more veggies to fill you up)

okay my rant is over, check out the article and comment if you have a strong opinion about the subject, there is already a heated discussion going on.

i am starting to grow my sprouts tonight, i hope they work!


zoeyjane said...

i was a vegetarian before pregnancy cravings kicked in, and then I fell in love with Big Extras and Street Meat.

Now, we find ways to substitute for meat about half of the time. Generally, we'll eat meat only at dinner, and it's a precise serving's amount.

The rest of the day's protein is from cheese, yogurt and nut butters. Soy is not Isobel's digestive friend, so we have to skip that and really, all beans, for now.

That's my little meaty two cents.

Kristen M. Stanton said...

Hello, my name is Kristen and I would like to ask your permission to use your sprout photo in my blog. I would like to credit you for the photo in my blog. Thanks,Kristen

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