It was great visiting with Terri, Crystal, Andy, Desmond, and Puck on Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday Andy made a vegan version of his favorite Risotto recipe. The dish was naturally creamy without oils, used porcini mushrooms and spinach, and contained no added salt. It was so good. The picture is from Andy’s recipe book, but our dish looked almost just like it.
Earlier in the day Terri, Puck, and I visited Fort Pickens, built with 21 million bricks in 1834. It is perhaps best known for Geronimo’s imprisonment.
“I wish I knew how to die more comfortably. Or for how long to remain dead. I’m a beginner at this. I’ve fallen down on my shoulder and my head’s not supported, so my neck is straining, but I don’t want to move — I’m dead, right? ”
When he was asked if having family die in the Holocaust had anything to do with his life being devoted to improving the lives of animals, he stated that it had everything to do with it. This is Alex Hershaft, co-founder of the Animal Rights movement in the US, right after being presented the lifetime achievement award at AR Conference in LA. He is 80 years old, and of course, vegan.
Priya Sawhney speaking on racial diversity, Wayne Hsuing speaking on social change, and Kelly Atlas telling us about DxE at the Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles. I met Wayne, Priya, Kelly, and many other great activists at the DxE house in Oakland last month.
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A couple of days ago I joined Direction Action Everywhere for a protest outside a Chipotle Restaurant in Oakland. Chipotle spends millions to promote an image of caring about the animals they are killing. They are taking advantage of people’s sympathy toward animals by giving the impression that their products are humane. See this Salon article for more details.
After working this morning, I decided to go north along highway 1, thinking perhaps I might make it to Titusville. But I was only a few miles up the road, getting close to Vero Beach, when my stomach reminded me I needed to eat. I have food in the Roadtrek, but just on a whim, I asked Siri for a “vegetarian restaurant near Vero Beach”, knowing a vegetarian joint often has vegan options. I didn’t expect any response at all, but I was in for a pleasant surprise. On to Maria’s Organic Fountain.