Recipe Cornucopia – Part 3!

December 21, 2013

Vitruvian DharmaMore recipes, y’all!  I hope you enjoy them.  This time around I’ve included recipes for the beginning and end of the meal: soup and dessert.  This soup is easily the best I’ve made all year and the dessert, baked apples, was a big hit at my birthday party this fall.  The apples, particularly, lend themselves to a party atmosphere, as they are fun to put together.  Have the filling prepped Read the rest of this entry »

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Recipe Cornucopia – Part 2!

December 19, 2013

Vitruvian DharmaRemember how I said I’d be posting new recipes every other day?  Bam!  Here it comes.  There’s this thing they call “follow-through” and you’re looking at it!  Seriously, though.  I have more recipes for you.  And, in an added twist, this time I’m going to give you a sense of my usual note-taking process.

Be forewarned, then: these two recipes are messy-looking.  That is, they leave out a lot.  They make assumptions about implicit steps.  They contain untested Read the rest of this entry »

Vitruvian DharmaFood ethics has always been an important topic to me, and my solution to the ethics of my sustenance has been a paleo/primal approach.  This may surprise some, as paleo’s reputation for being “all meat all the time” might seem counter-intuitive as a response to the question of nutritional ethics.  Aside from the “all meat” image of primal eating being 100% false, the thinking that advocates “ethical vegetarianism” is, I believe, deeply flawed.  I started giving serious thought to my eating (not to mention the larger question of carving out an ethical place in the world for myself) about ten years ago.  Throughout that journey, I’ve been guided by a desire to improve the world for all creatures, human and animal alike.  I believe that the paleo model is the best way to do that.  Here’s why:

2500 years ago, the Buddha taught a philosophy based on one simple notion: do no harm.  He advocated vegetarianism Read the rest of this entry »