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Sunday, April 4th, 2010
10:19 pm
Farmers' Markets survey
Hey everyone!

I'm a huge fan of farmers' markets and eating locally grown food, and I'm thinking about starting a website where people can purchase directly from farmers.  I'm conducting an informal survey to find out whether or not people think it's a good idea.  If you shop at farmers' markets when they're in season and/if you eat locally grown organic food, I would really, really, really appreciate it if you could fill out this anonymous survey (which will take only 2 minutes).


Your input would be very helpful and it'll give me ideas on how to make the website beneficial to farmers and consumers altogether.

Thank you so much for your time! 

P.S. I wasn't sure if this post would be considered spam by the community's regulations.  If it is, I apologize profusely and you are more than welcome to remove it.
Saturday, March 20th, 2010
3:22 pm
Pumpkin French Toast Casserole (vegan)

This is basically my lazy, casual rendition of French toast, with less work. This recipe is about using what you have on hand or things that you may have no other use for or are about to get up and leave you.

The original Recipe is from Vegan Brunch by Isa, amazing book and worth your hard earned money.

This recipe is great for when you have some stale or dry bread that is past it's prime. Because this recipe is the my lazy vegan version, you can use any old bread or an assortment of breads. No matter how old, dry, stale, hard, broken or decrepit it is, because instead of perfect slices our bread is going to be cubed, torn and shredded. I also made sure to save and add all the bread crumbs I had laying around, so dump out those bags and scrap your cutting boards! Waste not, want not.

This recipe is all about using what you already have, so experiment and substitute to suit your needs. If you don't have pumpkin try squash, banana, fruit compote, sweet potato, apple sauce. Anything!

Also you can find this and other stuff at Not Just Greens: A Vegan Food Blog
Recipe and photos under cut.Collapse )
Monday, December 7th, 2009
11:21 am
Supercharge Me - free movie screening and talk about raw vegan food
Supercharge Me screening and talk with Jenna Norwood
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 5:00 PM
Harvard University - Sever Hall
Quincy St.
Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 495-1573

Jenna Norwood to Present Award-Winning Health Documentary & Lecture at Harvard University

If you have seen "Super Size Me," the junk food documentary, get ready for a stunning look at the other side of the dining table. Independent filmmaker Jenna Norwood will screen her feature documentary, "Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw" at Harvard University on Tuesday, December 8th, 5 p.m. at Sever Hall, Harvard Yard. The event is part of Norwood's "Supercharged Living" College Tour. The film will be followed by a lecture and discussion about food choices and their relationship to sustainability. The event is sponsored by the Harvard University community and is FREE to the public.

The following day, Norwood will present a healthy food demonstration to students, parents and teachers at the Warren Prescott Elementary School in Charlestown, MA as part of the Meatless "Carbon Offset Program," initiated by the Oceanic Society (a marine conservation non-profit) and, Quen.ch, an environmental education outreach group from the Harvard University Extension.

"This vital interconnectivity among our food, our health and our environment is every reason for communities and schools to come together to gain knowledge and share resources to improve our future," said Alisyn Johnson, event organizer. "That is the intention of these events."

"Supercharge Me!" is a "rawcumentary" -- a film that shows what happens when one volunteer human guinea pig (Jenna Norwood) eats only raw, organic food for 30 days. The original inspiration was weight loss, but the results went beyond the visible to those which were more profound.; including lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar, elimination of chronic pain, better mental clarity, enhanced spirituality and happier disposition.

Norwood's odyssey took her from Sarasota, Florida to San Diego, California where she enrolled in a 30-day raw food detox program where she consumed only uncooked "living" foods. Generally, these foods include organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and juices. Many believe that food in its raw state has greater nutritional value and contains more enzymes. And the lifestyle is regarded as having the smallest ecological footprint.

Documentary cameras followed Norwood as she transformed her life with a raw food diet and interviewed doctors, raw food experts, celebrities (Ben Vereen and Kathy Sledge) and a variety of others from around the world who follow the raw food lifestyle.

"Supercharge Me!" is pending wide international release. Currently, the film is only available at JennaNorwood.com. The site also has videos, recipes and resources for the raw food lifestyle.

About Jenna Norwood

After her dramatic transformation on raw food, Norwood became passionate about sharing her experience. She switched careers from public relations consultant to raw food educator and chef. She has a recipe book in the works and is in negotiations for a healthy living television show.
Norwood currently serves as Chair of the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County. She is a native of Washington, D.C. where she founded her public relations consulting business in 1993. In her former PR career, she worked exclusively with socially conscious clients. Norwood holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland. She received her nutrition and culinary education through the Optimum Health Institute and the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
2:05 pm
I hope to see many of you at Pi-Con!
As everyone makes their summer plans, I wish to remind you to consider attending Pi-Con! Pi-Con is a weekend-long celebration of science fiction and other fan interests - there's webcomics, science, costuming, gaming, larping, filk, lifestyle, and lots more. This year, it's happening August 21-23 in Enfield, CT right off 91, just south of the MA border. Register today!

This year will feature Author Guest of Honor Mary Doria Russell (award winning author of The Sparrow and Children of God), Webcomic Guest of Honor Jeffrey Rowland (creator of Wigu, Overcompensating, and the awesome t-shirt site Topatoco), and Guest of Awesome Genevieve Iseult Eldredge. We will also see the return of our video game room, two full rooms of all day board/card/table top gaming, many favorite panels and events including the panel in the pool, and the new addition of Filk programming! There will also be performances by our local Rocky Horror and Repo casts (The Come Again Players and Genetic Imperfection)

Full weekend pre-registration rates for Pi-Con are currently $40 for adults or only $25 for students! Get your registrations in at the early rate!

Room reservations are *open* for Pi-Con! Room rate will be $109/night + tax. Just go to http://www.pi-con.org/hotel.php and you can register online for a room.

For more information, to volunteer, sign up to vend, or otherwise contact us, check out our web page at www.pi-con.org

Current Mood: excited
Monday, May 4th, 2009
1:25 pm

FRIDAY, MAY 8th, 2009
@ Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St., Copley Sq.

This show is celebrating the release of  my new CD,"Never Surrender." 15 brand new tracks with a full band of amazing friends. I've gathered together as many of the amazing folks who played and sang on the album as possible (plus some new friends!) and we're all teaming up for one awesome night of radical music to benefit local community organizing!

Featuring a full-band set from EVAN GREER & FRIENDS

accompanied by the talent of the following friends (who will also be performing):

BROADCAST LIVE - albany's best radical hip hop band
TAINA ASILI - puerta rican afro-carribean neo-soul liberation rock
MIMI LAVALLEY - amazing nyc-based singer/songwriter
and lots more!!!

The whole evening will be MC'd by the amazing TOXIC SOIL BUSTERS!
Youth from Worcester organizing for justice!

$5 - 20 sliding scale donation
Proceeds will benefit Voices of Liberation, the Qawem Coalition,
and Stone Soup, a community center in Worcester recently damaged by fire.

Vegan pizza provided by TJ's!

This event is wheelchair accessible.
FREE on-site childcare is available.
Contact: evangreer@gmail.com to request it.
Local groups are invited to table.
Friday, March 20th, 2009
10:02 pm
Boston Vegan Examiner
I got a position writing about veganism in Boston for this random website I have never heard of before. I have yet to actually see how much I get paid or what, but I wrote my first article!

It's for that crazy vegan ice cream cafe.

Please don't be too harsh on me!

Sorry, I'm just excited so I had to share.

[xposted to veganpeople, boston_veg, massvegetarians]
Sunday, September 28th, 2008
12:47 pm
I would like, if I may, to take you, on a strange journey

at the

The Come Again Players are celebrating their 5th Anniversary by having TWO shows at Northampton's Academy of Music!!

When: Oct 4th
First show: 8:00pm


Second Show: At Midnight the same night!

(run time aprox 2 1/2 hours)

Come join in the Mayhem and be part of the most fun show you will ever go to!! We will have Live cast performing the movie, pre shows, pre pre shows, Give Aways! A (free) Raffle! Guest Casts from across the state doing preshows with/for us!, DeVirginizations! Dancing! Singing! Shouting! Throwing Things! (yes we actually do encourage those last two!) and of course getting off your ass' and doing the Time Warp!!

We will have crap kits full of everything you need to Throw, Blow, And put over your head. ( its your mom in a bag!) (this does mean please dont bring your own stuff to throw, we will have what is allowed in the theater)

So, bring your friends, bring your family, hell bring your enemies (it's fun to laugh at them)!! Grab your fishnets or any other crazy outfit you cant where anywhere else and get ready for the most amazing Rocky Horror Picture Show you will EVER SEE!!!!!!

Ticket Info: ONLY $10 for students! (and Only $12 for everyone else!)

How to Purchase Tickets: You can Purchase tickets through cast members or through Worlds Apart Games (Amherst Center, WAG)

You can also buy tickets directly through the online store on our awesome Website!

Let's do the Time Warp Again!

Current Mood: awake
Friday, September 12th, 2008
1:46 pm
kittens in need of good homes!!
Farm Sanctuary is currently housing 5 adorable, sweet, loving kittens who are in need of a good home. Given our lack of space and housing 25+ feral/other cats who have past the age of easily adoptable, the kittens have to go. Sadly we haven't been having the best of luck placing these sweet boys + 1 girl and may have to resort to placing them in a shelter, which we do not want to do.

If you could take in a kitten or more, or know someone who was considering please contact farm sanctuary watkins glenn NY.


video of kittens playing

Orange is fred, youngest (little one as I call her) has a neck wound that is slowly healing but also getting chewed on by the other kittens. She is very small, but loves people and is very affectionate. She loves to cuddle and spends most of the day on my shoulders/chest.

Fred is super loving and very playfull.

The other three are older, they are brothers and again are very affectionate.

All kittens are extremely playfull but will all be sleeping in the late afternoon, litter trained and well behaved.

The boys checking out the older cats, and the smaller kittens loving Samantha/eating out of my hand

another video shot of all kittens

The little one (tiny black) gets picked on by the older boys, she used to hiss at them but is much better now and they all co-exist well.

more pics:

Kittens are not guaranteed to stay still for group photos.

Size difference in smaller kittens vs. slightly older kittens.
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
7:59 pm
Ballot Question 3
I just wanted to pass this along to other Mass Veg*ns who are also into animals rights.

I received some mail today from the MSPCA encouraging me to support The Greyhound Protection Act.  This act will phase out Greyhound racing in Massachusetts by the year 2010.  Racing dogs are treated inhumanely by spending most of their time in small cages and many are injured and some killed during these races.  To find out more information about ballot question #3, go to the MSPCA page and pass along the message to your friends.  Then make sure you vote YES on 3 in the November election!

Current Mood: hot
Monday, August 25th, 2008
9:30 pm
soda sorbet or "ice cream"?
So I've got this really awesome ice cream maker and I want to make soda-flavored sorbet, that isn't just like a soda slushie. Any tips?

Thank you!!
Monday, August 18th, 2008
5:30 pm
Party for Farmed Animals
Hey Massachusetts Vegetarians!
I'm hosting a great event for a great cause. I hope some of you will be able to make it.


Party to Help Abolish Battery Cages, Gestation Crates, and Veal Crates

Please join us in Cambridge for a night of vegan food, booze, and fun to help raise money for Proposition 2 to ban gestation crates, battery cages, and veal crates in California.

WHEN: This Saturday, August 23rd from 6:30 to Midnight.
WHERE: Karma Yoga Studio in Harvard Square. 1120 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA .
WHY, Eat, drink, and abolish three of the most egregious assaults on the rights of animals.

Food generously provided by some of Boston and NYC's finest vegan restaurants, including Grasshopper, Grezzo, Vegetarian Paradise 2, Sweet and Sara confections, Hippie Chick Bakery and more.

RSVPs appreciated.
Please RSVP at http://www.party2win.com/humanecalifornia/parties/index.cfm? e=voteyesforfarmanimals8921

We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
11:05 pm
Can anyone here recommend a good vegan-friendly physician in the Boston area or nearby cities?

Sunday, July 13th, 2008
4:39 am
Hi, my name is George Wong, I'm an actor and vegan chef. I also work for myvega.com (vegan meal replacement based on hemp protein, formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan Ironman Triathlete), and manitobaharvest.com (vegan company with hemp based products).
Please support your fellow veg and watch my first music video, me dancing to a mix of music of Nancy Sinatra (remix), Gigi D'agostino, Hellogoodbye, and Gloworm.
It's a closure piece for my last relationship.


Goodbye Suddenly
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
5:05 pm
W. Mass Veg Restaurants
Hi all!  I am currently living and Western Mass. and have recently become a vegan.  I was wondering if anyone could recommend any restaurants in the area that cater to vegan/vegetarian diets or are very veg-friendly? 


Current Mood: hungry
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
8:37 am
Vegan "ice cream" place?
A couple of months ago I remember reading some rave reviews about some kind of vegan "ice cream" place that was doing taste-testings around Boston and planning to open a shop this summer... it sounded amazing... well, now that the weather's getting warmer, does anyone know what happened to them? Are they still going ahead with the shop? Where can I get some of this delicious ice cream???!?!?!??!?!??!! :-P
Sunday, May 18th, 2008
1:22 am
Veg on the Vineyard?
Is anyone familiar with restaurants on Martha's Vineyard that are particularly vegetarian friendly?
I'm going to be there next weekend for a small family gathering and I'm sorta in charge of finding places for us all to have dinner together, so I'm looking for suggestions for places that either have a good veggie selection on their menu or are happy to make things. 
Anything from super casual to relatively nice is fine, as we'll need a few different places. 
Any ideas?

ETA: We're staying in Oak Bluffs and will probably spend most of our time there and in Vineyard Haven.

crossposted to


Current Mood: curious
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
8:42 pm
Please help us find a roommate by may 1st!
We thought we found someone, but they changed their mind!

This is the craigslist ad my girlfriend wrote:

1BR in a 2nd-floor 2BR apt. The apartment is downtown, 5-min walk to the commuter rail, buses, pedestrian mall, museums, library etc. There is a grocery store a block away. There is a choice for the rooms: you can actually either choose the larger, carpeted room (with 2 large closets) for $550 or the smaller one with hardwood floors and 1 closet for $440. Utilities aren't included in that amount, so you would pay your share of those separately. The room won't be furnished, but the rest of the apartment is fully-furnished.

The apartment itself has a lot of light (large windows), hardwood floors throughout, a large open kitchen with island, a separate pantry room, gas stove, a brand new washer/dryer (not coin-op!), and a large living-room area. As tenants of the 2nd floor we also get exclusive use of the front and back porches. We also have our own wireless high-speed internet connection.

You will be sharing with me (Sara) and my boyfriend Tom and our cat, who loves making new friends and is fairly quiet. We're both nerdy vegetarians, and laid-back people but aren't really looking for any crazier partiers, as I'm still in school and spend a lot of time studying. Tom is a tour guide in both Salem and Boston.

You should be responsible about paying rent and your third of the bills, have a good job, and just be tidy in general. We don't want to be treated like landords (our actual landlord lives in the building), just equals :)

The apartment is available May 1st. You can drop us an email or call us on 978-745-2891 to make an appointment to view it anytime. Need someone for May 1st!
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
11:01 pm
rad vegan art student looking to join a like-minded household
i'll delete if this is too off-topic, but i figured cool folks would be here

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3:35 pm
Northampton veggie places
Hi all,

Out-of-towner here. My boyfriend and I are visiting Northampton for my birthday; we heard it's very vegetarian-friendly and gay-friendly.

Can anyone recommend any cool vegetarian places to eat around Northampton?

We're definitely going to Tofu-A-Gogo (loved that place when we were in Provincetown!) but would like to find some more cool places.

Or, if you are familiar with the area and can recommend any neat places to tour, shop, etc., we'd love to hear it!!!

Thanks much,
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
4:03 pm
Veggie Cooks
Anyone have any good information on the best ways to search for veg resteraunts that need cooks and or colleges that offer cooking programs suitable for veg people?

(crossposted everywhere)
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