With the first chapter entitled Is there anything kale can't do? you know it's going to be grand! Pre-order now. Michael also runs NutritionFacts.org a great website full of, you know, nutrition facts with Videos, Blog and more. Michael is also one of the Authors in the VLV! Articles section.
There's a great animated film from 1982 The Plague Dogs based on the the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. This film was directed by Martin Rosen who also directed Watership Down - another animated film based on Richard Adam's novel. A friend of mine drew my attention to this film due to the fact that vivisection and animal cruelty are main messages in the story.
A lyrical, engrossing tale, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf, fugitives from the horrors of an animal research center who escape into the isolation - and terror - of the wilderness.(Good Reads)
Last night my not-for-profit Green Earth Group had our first Video Viewing for the year where we showed the wonderful health-based Forks over Knives. I made some information leaflets to hand out to our 45+ attendees last night and to share online:
What do you eat? Is a question that echoes off from the walls a lot of the time vegans are around. Well, here's a video of what I eat to hopefully give some ideas to vegans as well as people who are new to the vegan diet and lifestyle:
There's another vegetarian restaurant in Brisbane's Southside that recently opened: Su Life located at Palmdale Shopping Centre: 2120 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt. Su Life is another Asian-style restaurant that started as Hu Fo that was open in Sunnybank until February 2011. Ange and I went there to check it out last Thursday plus had a great time exploring Palmdale. We both chose an entree/starter and a main meal each and shared them.
We started with Ange's choice, the Golden Pancakes AU$5:
NOTE: As of 11 March 2012 after dinner here again last night, I enquired about the white sauce used in the meal above. The staff member said it was from soy milk and condensed milk (!!) I explained that this was not vegan. Make sure you ask for no white sauce if you order the above entree/starter.
I was inspired to be creative and create some art that could be used for marketing the vegan message when I heard about the PaperGirl Brisbane great idea of free art to random people delivered by bicycle. Here's how it works:
Collect artwork and writing.
Exhibit all the submitted pieces of work.
Deliver all the work to random people via bicycle.
I’m looking for Vegan Fitness individuals (Male & Female) Professional or non-professional to share their tips for maintaining fitness with a vegan lifestyle & to answer some fitness-related questions for upcoming articles on Viva la Vegan!
Some potential areas of fitness/exercise include:
Mixed Martial Arts
Yoga & Pilates
If you are interested in being involved, please Contact me.
This morning at 9:30am Brisbane time (Tuesday 3:30pm LA time) I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac. who is an Acupuncturist, Herbalist & Nutritionist in LA. Heather runs the website Live Natural Live Well and conducts interviews twice a month as DocHeather on BlogTalkRadio.
Here's the Interview Link where you can listen to the 30 minute interview. It was a lot of fun with 300 people listening in!
This weekend sees the opening of the second Sentience: Hidden Lives exhibition in Perth, Western Australia featuring work by a variety of international and Australian artists across a range of mediums including Lorikeet Gaze a Digital paint media on Giclee print by Philipp Pahin (below)
2011 was a great year for myself and Viva la Vegan! I've interviewed many inspiring vegans (many of whom are my friends), spoke at various events in Australia and the USA, wrote an excessive amount of blogs and generally tried to continue with my positive information, education and vegan outreach in the best ways I know how. As a Sagittarian with a Gemini Moon and Ascendant it's all about communication for me - in all forms!
Thank you to everyone who has shared my blogs, recipes, articles, videos, links, interviews, talks etc etc on Social Media websites such as FaceBook, Twitter, Google+ and even MySpace. Thank you to those who have listened to my Podcasts on iTunes. Plus thank you to those who are subscribed to my videos on YouTube. 2011 was inspiring, I truly appreciate all those who have helped spread the vegan message and am humbled by hearing from each one of you. 2012 is going to be the year when some big shifts are coming. Are you ready?