God And Dog (For Chico)

I am not a religious person. I am passion, compassion, love and give. My dog is the most wonderful gift and I couldn’t imagine that one day he will not be by my side.

I believe in a higher power called the universe and I’m pretty sure that the universe conspired to give me the gift of having Chico the dog. He came to me around 9 months old, defeated and in desperate need of a bath and a good home. I don’t know what his life was like for that 9 months, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t kind. today is his 7th birthday. I dedicate this song to my best friend. I love you Chico, Happy 7th Birthday. I love you.

This video is really cute and reminds me of him, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

by WJ Francisco

Positive Thoughts

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words, keep your words positive because your words become your actions, keep your actions positive because your actions become your values, keep your values positive because your values become your destiny” ~ Gandhi

Chef Tal Ronnen’s “The Conscious Cook”

The Conscious Cook shows that avoiding the health risks and ethical dilemmas of eating meat and dairy does not mean sacrificing taste and appetite.

I tried this recipe, It’s really great. I did decide to switch my “Chicken” to the Eves Veggie Skewers because of the taste. I prefer these much better. I just wish they made them bigger!

Looking For A Great Gift? Skinny Bitch

Ok I LOVED Skinny Bitch. I can see why it was a New York Times best seller. I couldn’t put it down. After I finished reading it I went out and purchased a copy for each of my girlfriends. Already being a vegetarian and all about healthy ethical eating, this book opened my eyes even further. Skinny Bitch gives you the inside scoop to all the consumer lies that are being told. Skiiny Bitch goves you the skinny on what’s really in your food.

The writing is hysterically funny and witty. If you’re a guy don’t feel left out, there is a Skinny Bastard written for you too.

Stop being a moron and start getting skinny! “If you can’t take one more day of self-loathing, you’re ready to hear the truth: You cannot keep shoveling the same crap into your mouth every day and expect to lose weight”

Authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin are your new smart-mouthed girfriends who won’t mince words and will finally tell you the truth about what you’re feeding yourself. They will guide you on making intelligent and educated decisions about food.

This book makes a great gift for any lady or man (Skinny Bastard) under $15.00. Even if you don’t want to be a vegan or vegetarian you want to be healthy right?


Sustainable Agriculture Wine By Cono Sur – Vineyards & Winery

I love this wine, its high on my recommendation list. First of all it’s organic, it tastes like a really pricey bottle of wine and it’s cheap at 15.00 a bottle you can not give it a try. The trick is (DECANT FIRST)


The wines from our Sustainable Agricultural range are made with grapes in conversion to organic agriculture, certified by BCS Öeko Garantie GmbH. This means they are grown through organic practices, but are within the three years period required in order to be certified organic.

The farming of these wines was devised specially to make an efficient use of renewable resources, protect the environment and cause minimum impact to the surrounding ecological system. The growing and elaboration of these wines is in line with best sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture Wines | Cono Sur – Vineyards & Winery.

Eating Out Doesn’t Have To Cost The Earth

Looking for a restaurant for your Vegan or Vegetarian life style can be hard but with the number of restaurants popping up and growing and everyone realizing that being sustainable is a good way of ensuring our future, I have listed a group of sustainable restaurants in Vancouver. Most of which would be also happy to cater to your diet needs.

As consumption increases and life-sustaining resources decline, we are faced with a growing crisis for the earth to sustain the demand for its resources.

The concept of “eating well” now encompasses a much broader spectrum, entailing more than taste alone.

A new emphasis on quality ingredients combined with an awareness of the social, cultural, ethical and environmental impacts of food production is changing restaurants.

Here is a list of sustainable restaurants that almost all have a non meat choice on the menu:

Bishop’s www.bishopsonline.com
Bistro Pastis www.bistropastis.com
Boneta www.boneta.ca
C Restaurant www.crestaurant.com
Cactus Club Café www.cactusclubcafe.com
Capilano Suspension Bridge www.capbridge.com
Chambar www.chambar.com
Chow www.chow-restaurant.com
Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill www.cioppinosyaletown.com
Culinary Capers Catering www.culinarycapers.com
Curry 2 U – Granville Island www.curry2u.com
Edible Planet Catering www.edibleplanet.ca
Elixir at the Opus Hotel www.elixirvancouver.ca
Emelle’s Catering www.emelles.com
Le Gavroche www.legavroche.ca
Goldfish Pacific Kitchen www.goldfishkitchen.com
Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd. www.grousemountain.com
Hamilton Street Grill 1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Indishpensable www.indish.ca
Joey’s Restaurant www.joeysrestaurants.com
O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar www.odoulsrestaurant.co
Major the Gourmet Catering www.majorthegourmet.com
Mr. Pickwick’s Fish & Chips www.mrpickwicks.bc.ca
NU Restaurant + Lounge www.whatisnu.com
Ouisi Bistro www.ouisibistro.com
Peake of Catering www.peakeofcatering.com
Radha Yoga & Eatery www.radhavancouver.org
Rangoli www.vijsrangoli.ca
Raincity Grill www.raincitygrill.com
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. www.rockymountainflatbread.ca
Roundel Café 2465 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Salt Tasting Room www.salttastingroom.com
Savoury City Catering www.savourycity.com
Tapastree www.tapastree.ca
Terra Breads – Kitsilano www.terrabreads.com
The Lazy Gourmet www.lazygourmet.ca
UBC Foodservices www.food.ubc.ca
Vancouver Aquarium www.vanaqua.org
Vij’s www.vijs.ca
West www.westrestaurant.com
Whistler Cooks Catering whistlercooks.com
Wild Rice www.wildricevancouver.com
ZIN Restaurant & Lounge www.zin-restaurant.com