Cooking With Cats Coloring Book (and a giveaway)

4 The Love Of Animals

Do you love cats? What about food? Do you also like to color? This book combines all of those wonderful things together for a fun coloring experience! The cats take the cake in their “food cosplay”, such as cat sushi. … Continue reading → cats

Compassionate Cooks Worth Visiting

Critter News

I really like this website for vegan cooking. Compassionate Cooks also has a podcast I used to subscribe to, but it was a bit overwrought for me. Still, they have a great website and they do important work.

Crossing the Cook

10,000 Birds

The Cook Strait can be windy and choppy as all get out, and I’ve heard one horror story of a boat crossing in storm seas, spending five hours trying to thread the needle and get into the Marlborough Sounds, give up, and then head back to Wellington. The Cook Strait can also serve as a good introduction to marine birds for people visiting New Zealand.

Why Top Chef Makes Me So Mad

Critter News

Is that all these people can cook? Today's vile episode is one featuring French cooking. I have yet to see an episode featuring vegetarian cooking. Add cooking schools to the list of animal exploitation promoters, along with medical schools. Tags: exotic meats meat cooking I'm just watching the fourth or fifth episode of the latest season of Top Chef. It just irritates the hell out of me. First of all, it highlights the deficiencies of today's chefs' training.

Gordon Ramsey Disappoints Me

Critter News

Tags: cooking food

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Easy-to-Make Dog Treats For Your Furry Best Friend

4 The Love Of Animals

When it comes to cooking, you love to whip up an incredible meal for your family; from yummy casseroles, to delicious crock pot apple crisps. Your family appreciates your cooking, so why not create something special for your pet too? … Continue reading → DIY for pets

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Ezra Klein Discusses Meals Without Meat

Critter News

And, as one chef put it, cooks use meat to "express themselves." It's not about cooking "vegetarian," but cooking food you like that doesn't have meat. I know some people won't read this piece simply because Ezra Klein is not vegan or even vegetarian, but I think he makes some excellent points. A lot of the meat-based meals in restaurants are due to chefs schooled in the French tradition. Well, I think this article makes some good points.

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“Cheese Affair Pin to Win” Sweepstakes

4 The Love Of Animals

Check out the GRAND PRIZE – 3 trips for two to New York City to attend a cheese soiree and cooking class with Liz Thorpe – cheese expert, author of The Cheese Chronicles, and cat owner! August 11: Trip for two to New York City to attend a Cheese Soiree and cooking class with Liz Thorpe (3).

2013 160

The Animals We Use

Animal Person

I don't know what the effectiveness of online support is, but I do know that talking to people, eating with them, shopping with them, surfing the Internet with them, sharing cooking tips with them, cooking for and with them, and making yourself available for sharing the emotional and social difficulties of a transition from using animals to using them less, does work.

2011 118

On Teaching Children

Animal Person

Farmer writes about the Creative Cooks Culinary Center in Brooklyn, where kids 5 to 11-years old are taught cooking in a place "that treats the culinary arts as an anthropological adventure." Are the kids cooking monkey, cat, dog, alligator or turtle? There are more professional male chefs than females, yet women do and are taught to do most of the cooking.

2009 100

A Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

Creature Talk

My mom asked me for healthy vegan recipes, and has been cooking completely differently than she had been. Several years ago my now 59 year old father had a heart attack. It wasn’t a major heart attack, but it has definitely caused him problems. He’s been on medication since it happened, and has regular stress tests to see if the damage to his heart has progressed.

US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

Critter News

Be warned there's a horrific picture of a cooked monkey head in this article.) And here I've been yelling at China all this time. (Be From Alternet.org. The United States is one of the world's largest, if not the largest, consuming nations for wildlife products. This includes wildlife used for food, whether for cultural reasons or luxury markets," says Leigh Henry, a senior policy officer for the World Wildlife Fund and the international wildlife-trade monitoring network TRAFFIC.

Palin Now Going After Endangered Whales

Critter News

At issue is the population of {the Cook Inlet beluga) whales, which were put under the protections of the Marine Mammal Protection Act eight years ago, which scientists argue hasn't sped their recovery: Palin begs to differ. The State of Alaska has worked cooperatively with the federal government to protect and conserve beluga whales in Cook Inlet," Palin said last week. First wolves, then polar bears, now beluga whales.

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What Foods you should Avoid Feeding your Dog?

4 The Love Of Animals

Raw foods can occasionally contain parasites that cooking destroys. Still, your dog should avoid certain kinds of meat, cooked or not. Lean cuts of meat that have been thoroughly cooked work fine as long as all fat and skin have been removed. Similarly, dogs can eat pasta or plain white rice providing it has been cooked. Dogs seem like pretty hardy animals for the most part, perfectly capable of eating all sorts of foods.

2011 160

Thai Police Rescue Monkeys Bound for Restaurant

Critter News

Thai Highway Police in Sa Kaeo province have rescued 24 baby crab-eating monkeys, arresting a Thai driver and five undocumented Cambodians attempting to smuggle the endangered species to Cambodia, where they were destined for cooking pots in.Chinese specialty restaurants in Cambodia. Just awful. Thank goodness these were rescued.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2020)

10,000 Birds

Nonetheless, November can really cook when the birding conditions are just right. November doesn’t fit any of the conventional narratives of birding seasons. This month doesn’t really resemble the migratory months or the more staid and settled spans of summer and winter.

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Ezra Klein Bemoans Vegetarian Fare at Restaurants

Critter News

But this is another example of the general ignorance displayed in restaurants and cooking shows like Top Chef. This is an article that really hits the mark. Ezra Klein talks about the lack of vegetarian options at a restaurant he attended. Why do people assume that vegetarians eat nothing but vegetables? We eat LOTS of things. I find it very insulting that we are pigeon-holed in our food choices.

On Mixing Bowl and Vegan Education

Animal Person

From today's Publisher's Weekly : In January, Meredith Corporation quietly launched Mixing Bowl , a social networking site about cooking. Emphasizing user-generated content, the site invites home cooks to exchange recipes, share photos, participate in contests and post messages. The site is approaching 12,000 members, which Meredith v-p and general manager Jeff Myers said is “ahead of expectations.”

Vegan 101

International birding tourism after the Covid-19 – what will change?

10,000 Birds

You know how Thomas Cook has founded the first tour agency in the early 1800s? We are stuck. In a world we made.

Revised Sibley Guide Coming in 2013

10,000 Birds

My Sibley Guide to Birds is pretty darn destroyed from hard use and I can’t wait to see what he has cooked up for the next edition. Are you as excited as I am? Do you have the same problem? Well, you can keep up with what David Sibley is up to on his new Facebook page. Asides

2013 62

Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

The three real chicken varieties are slow cooked to make the most delicious snack for your dog. Purina Waggin’ Train dog treats are sure to be a hit with your dog! You will love them because they are made with the attention to detail and high standards you have come to expect from Purina. Each variety of the real meat chicken jerky dog treats are made with very careful oversight, from the egg all the way to the finished product.

2014 180

On "Cheating" and Cookbook Authors

Animal Person

Recommendations included: know the people who produced your food, get out of the supermarket (go to a farmer's market), and cook at home more (especially junk food, as if you had to make your own french fries you'd eat a lot fewer of them). I'd imagine that the more resources available to the mainstream about going vegan and cooking/preparing vegan food, the better the odds that more people will go vegan. There was nothing surprising about Oprah's most recent show about food.

2010 100

On Veganism and Adoption

Animal Person

I do the shopping, cooking and baking, and I find vegan accessories for him to choose from. I've been under the radar for a bit, anxiously awaiting the adoption finalization of Baby Sky. But now that she's officially ours, I feel like I can write about a topic that means a lot to me without the fear that my words might somehow jeopardize the adoption.

Celebrate your dog’s breed with Dogs Incorporated!

4 The Love Of Animals

There is something for everyone, from the coffee lover, to the cook, and even for music lovers, there is sure to be a design that will show your personality as well as that of your pup! While at BlogPaws we saw an adorable company that offered custom dog breed art prints in a variety of styles and colors. We knew that we wanted to get our hands on one of our sweet Maltese, so we were thrilled when they offered to send us one for a review feature here! We could not be happier!

On "The Road" and Humanity

Animal Person

They corral them, lock them up, and take them out to kill, cook and eat them as needed. Last night I watched 2009's " The Road " (based on the Cormac McCarthy novel , which I haven't read), a post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive. They're trying to get to the coast and then go south, where they think there might be more food and at least the winters won't be so brutal. Gangs of evil-doer survivors are marauding across the land, up to a particular kind of evil.

2010 106

Guest Post: Understanding Pet Food Labels

4 The Love Of Animals

Fresh Cooked diets are becoming more popular as an alternative to the raw. Fresh cooked diets offer the convenience of a fully cooked product – eliminating the handling issues associated with raw meats – while still being all natural, free from preservatives or processed food, and just as easy for the pet to digest. Look for foods cooked to minimum FDA cooking temperatures for safe handling.

2010 148

New Book on Animal Rights Activism

Critter News

For instance, they caution that if "we're at a restaurant and there's a veggie burger on the menu but we give the server the third degree about the ingredients or about how it was cooked, we're most likely doing more harm than good." It's titled "The Animal Activists' Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today's World" by Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich. One guy runs Vegan Outreach and the other is a VP at PETA (they have those?). Here's a review on Huffington Post.

A gourmet menu for your cat.

4 The Love Of Animals

Supper: Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Slow-Cooked Chicken Recipe – Food made with natural ingredients like real chicken and brown rice, carrots and greens in a delicious sauce says “comfort food” and “love”. I have been compensated for completion of this article. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

2013 184

On Vegan Grenades

Animal Person

And four long years later he said: "The only reason I still eat animals is because you keep buying them and cooking them for me." I'm no prize to be married to, but I do shop and cook and bake and forward links from The Discerning Brute. You know those jokes that you get a minute later that are referred to as joke grenades? Well, I think the grenade metaphor also applies to conversion to veganism.

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How to Bird the Colibri Cafe at Cinchona, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

However, if you can’t get a seat out back, no worries, just sit inside while enjoying home-cooked country fare. There’s a big wood-fired cooking set-up. Tortillas are patted into shape by hand and cooked fresh on the grill.

2019 83

On Flourless Cakes and Injuries

Animal Person

I began my journey by discovering something you all probably know, which is that you can substitute cooked black-eyed peas or adzuki beans for flour, like in the recipe for the above vegan flourless chocolate cake. In fact, I'm going to make either cookies or scones later today because I cooked way, way too many black-eyed peas and I don't want them to go to waste. This, dear readers, is my new obsession.

2009 100

Wild Thing

Animal Ethics

Look at all the animals you can kill, butcher, cook, and eat in one city. It makes me want to go out and slaughter a gopher

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

I just wanted to introduce myself, as I thought you might be interested in knowing about my organization, Compassionate Cooks , and perhaps add us to your Links list. The mission of Compassionate Cooks is to empower people to make informed food choices and to debunk myths about veganism. I do this through the vegan cooking classes I teach and the articles and essays I write. (I

2006 40

A Chance for Bliss

4 The Love Of Animals

The couple cooks for the dogs each day, not only to provide the proper care and nutrition the dogs need, but also to provide comfort to the dogs through the loving care that goes into each meal. A Chance for Bliss takes in and provides lifetime care for senior and special needs animals, as well as those others who are facing end of life circumstances.

2011 182

Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo, Part Deux

Animal Person

Our clubhouse is a large house, complete with a kitchen made for entertaining and I'm going to survey the neighborhood for interest in a vegan cooking class. Coincidentally, last night was a board meeting for our homeowner's association, and though I wasn't on the agenda there's always time for homeowner comments about, say, the petting zoo and pony rides that are scheduled for the spring "BBQ" ( here 's part one of this story).

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On Talking With Veterinarians About Vegan Food

Animal Person

Home cooking for Violet was difficult because her carb/protein/fat ratios need to be consistent in order for her blood sugar to be predictable. We have a request, and it's an issue I've written about a handful of times but never had this particular question answered by readers: How do you talk with your vet--who is against feeding your dog vegan food--about your choice to do so? What do you say?

2010 103

Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

As well as ducks and geese bringing their character and personalities to your life, females also lay eggs that you can cook with. Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? They can make excellent, if slightly quirky, pets. Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment.

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On Changing Tastes

Animal Person

The texture apparently is "slimy" (which is true, mid-cook, which it wasn't when she tried it. Our guest this weekend, Jackie, is transitioning to veganism. Her hurdle, you might not be surprised to learn, is cheese made from the milk of cows. She eats cow cheese daily. Wrongheadedly, I was excited to make her nachos-her favorite snack-with Daiya cheddar cheese. I was completely confident that she'd instantly get over her desire for cow cheese.

2009 100

Deconstructing Spencer's Comment

Animal Person

Is cooking food "natural"? As much as I don't like responding to comments that are hostile, they also demonstrate a lack of understanding/education/knowledge on the part of the commenter that perhaps, if remedied, might result in a different opinion. Such is the case with Spencer R's comment from my brief post recommending The Botany of Desire. Spencer R writes: Vegans sound exactly like religious fundamentalists.

2009 100

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2018?

10,000 Birds

Corey is cooking up a crazy bird project, so he’ll probably be criss-crossing Queens this weekend. In the midst of intolerable or deplorable situations, we often fear that change will never come. Yet we need only look to the seasons to recognize that, just as one has well and truly settled in, we see the first glimmers of the next. For good or for ill, everything changes. If you look for signs of the next season this weekend, you’ll surely find them.

2018 40

Greenleaf Gifts

4 The Love Of Animals

I gave it the ultimate test and tried it after we had cooked curry. People with pets know all to well that at times things get smelly. Our home is not immune to this, so I was really excited when I got to try out an awesome product from Greenleaf. The aroma diffuser is a unique and effective way to fill your house with fragrance, or in the case of pets, remove smells with their purifying option.

2011 126

Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

As well as ducks and geese bringing their character and personalities to your life, females also lay eggs that you can cook with. Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? They can make excellent, if slightly quirky, pets. Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment.

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Animals as Raw Material

Critter News

From plastics made from feather protein to diesel fuel made from fat to organic fertilizer made from poultry litter, the USA's top meat producers are developing new uses and markets for the animal parts that humans won't eat, says Tom Cook, president of the National Renderers Association in Alexandria, Va. I came across this article in USA Today entitled "Waste not, want not: Companies find uses for leftover animal parts."

2009 109