Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring Pledge Drive

Spring is in the air, people are planting gardens, cleaning house, and looking for worthy organizations to donate money. We can help you with the last one. WEFT is a non-profit community radio station and we depend on listener, like you, to keep us on the air. No donation is too little or too large. You can call in during Food for Thought today or donate online. I will be flying solo and I want to be available for your pledge call, so for most of the show I'll play Dr. Will Tuttle's Livving in Harmoney with All Life. If you have not heard about The World Peace Diet, you will want to listen to today's show. We'll also have the Common Ground Corner from our local food co-op.

Please show your support for YOUR community radio station today!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

On Tap Today

Some of the things we'll be covering of FFT today:

Passover the vegan way. Check out Alicia Silverstone's post from last year to for tips. Another great resource is Jewish Vegetarians of North America.

VegNews blues. Quarrygirl blew the whistle on doctored photos in VegNews. The news travels fast and even The New York Times covered the scandal. Some responses to this news can be seen here, here, and here. Listen today to see what we think. Leave a comment and tell us your reaction.

Other sad news for vegans this week was pregnant Natalie Portman's comments about eating dairy and eggs again. She has been a long-time vegetarian and went vegan after reading Eating Animals (reviewed previously on FFT).

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is finding it difficult to get their foot in the door of the LA school system. At the same time, Chicago schools ban homemade lunches.

Want to raise your HDL (good cholesterol), maybe dried apples could be a tasty solution.

I talked about the French couple who's baby died a couple weeks ago. Here is the link I promised to Virginia Messina's response.

The local humane society is taking donations for their garage sale benefiting homeless companion animals. They also need volunteers and of course people to come out and shop.

As the weather warms up, many people get ready for outdoor events. If you are including alcohol, you might want to consult barnivore to ensure your drinks are veg. Please drink responsibly!

Tune in for more on these stories and much, much more!

Last Sunday on FFT

Last Sunday, Steve Coxon was my guest on Food for Thought. We discussed veganism, favorite recipes, effective vegan activism, the veg scene in St. Louis, and much more. You can check out his link for his favorite vegan recipes and lots of other interesting things like his time in Malawi and Lego. It was great to meet Steve and his family and I appreciate him taking time out of his weekend visiting friends to come in a talk with me.

Friday, April 1, 2011

FFT on the Road

Both Mike and I traveled (in different states) a bit the last couple weeks and shared some of the restaurants they visited. Here are some links to the restaurants we covered:

Mellow Mushroom (ironically, we both went to a Mellow Mushroom, Mike in KY and Linda in NC) has been a great place for veg*n to eat for years. The Mega Veggie (without cheese for vegans) is always yummy, but they now have Daiya cheese as an option.

Deejai Thai is a mom and pop restaurant and the best Thai food in Charlotte, NC (at least of all the places we've tried). Easy to order a vegetarian entry and brown rice is available. The staff is helpful and while the ambiance is nice enough for a date night, children are welcome.

Common Market has two locations in Charlotte, NC and I recommend them both. They are little neighborhood convenience/specialty shops with a deli that makes me want to move south. Their vegan breakfast/brunch options are spectacular. I would kiss someone if they opened up a similar place in C-U!

Whole World Natural Restaurant and Cafe in Columbus, OH is a long established veg eatery. We had the pleasure of dining there for Sunday brunch. The portions were big, food was excellent, the vegan options were many. We will return again when we are in Columbus.