Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tea Time

Today's Food for Thought will focus on ways to stay cool, recipes which require little cooking or use the outdoor grill, tips on how to use and store the bountiful local foods we have available this time of year, and much more!

One topic I've wanted to cover for a while is tea.  What we drink can be as important as what we eat.  Not only can one drink tea, but tea can add a new dimension to your cooking as well.  Check out these vegan recipes which incorporate tea.  In the Vegan Linda household, we've been consuming a lot of ice cold sun tea to try to keep us cool as the heat and humidity tries to get the best of us.  A dear highschool friend of mine and a native from Champaign recently started her own tea business.  She is so dedicated to her business of tea that she traveled to Taiwan to learn about tea from the source.  Chatting with her about her trip renewed my interest in researching tea, the health effects, the possible negative effects, and the different types of tea.  The world drinks a lot of tea, what is it doing to us or for us?

Beautiful blueberries!  I'll share my experience and the recipe for Vegan Yum Yum's Blueberry Grunt.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FFT for June 11, 2010

Greetings! "Meat-free" Mike blogging to let you know we will audition PETA's "Christianity and Vegetarianism" on this week's edition of Food for Thought! Enjoy this stimulating presentation THIS Sunday 3-4PM CST on WEFT 90.1 FM, Champaign IL & online at