Why It’s So Hard to Stop Amazon Deforestation, Starting With the Beef Industry

Why It’s So Hard to Stop Amazon Deforestation, Starting With the Beef Industry By Jessica Brice and Tatiana Freitas Brazil’s Amazon region has suffered more deforestation this year than any in the past decade. The lax environmental policies of President Jair Bolsonaro bear some of the blame; so, too, does climate change. But much can be laid […]

Turnip Potato in Currant Wine Glaze

Turnip Potato in Currant Wine Glaze I have long loved my classic Currant Wine Glazed Chicken which was one of the very first recipes I created 20 some years ago. It’s reminiscent of the rich flavors of a coq au vin, tangy and sweet at the same time, and everyone I have served this dish to absolutely […]

TVP Veggie Meat Sauce (Vegan)

TVP Veggie Meat Sauce (Vegan) This veggie meat sauce is outrageously delicious! It tastes just like a ground turkey veggie Bolognese sauce except it’s vegan! I use rehydrated TVP (Click here to see basic “recipe” to rehydrate dry TVP) and sauté it in extra virgin olive oil, with garlic and onions, along with 6 cups of […]

Satellite images show the Amazon rainforest is hurtling toward a ‘tipping point’

Satellite images show the Amazon rainforest is hurtling toward a ‘tipping point’ By Sarah Kaplan Viewed from space, the Amazon rainforest doesn’t look like an ecosystem on the brink. Clouds still coalesce from the breath of some 390 billion trees. Rivers snake their way through what appears to be a sea of endless green. Yet […]

Lemon Pistachio Portabello Mushroom Caps

Lemon Pistachio Portabello Mushroom Caps This is the vegan version of my popular Lemon Pistachio Chicken. Using Portabello mushrooms,this plant-based recipe is just as delicious and “meaty”! I mean, take a look at that picture-WOW! Like the original, it is quick and simple: Just make sure to have all your ingredients ready to go on […]

Caramelized Onion Walnut Burger (Vegan)

Caramelized Onion Walnut Burger (Vegan) Caramelized onions and walnuts…WOW! The title alone says it all, doesn’t it? This caramelized onion walnut burger is my latest vegan (and gluten-free) burger recipe and it is as deliciously superb as all my others–and that’s a tough act to follow! Walnuts give it a wonderful rich taste and of course add healthy omega-3 fatty acids to […]

Black Rice Vegan Burger (Gluten-free)

Black Rice Vegan Burger (Gluten-free) My original vegan burger has been such a hit that everyone has been asking me if I could create a whole line of them in a variety of flavors. Well, here you go! This is the first in that line: This vegan burger is gluten-freeto boot! I make it with forbidden black […]

Vegan Burger

Vegan Burger Allright, I have to admit, I have been trying to create the perfect vegan burger for a long time now without much success. I mean, really, much like the typical ones I had tasted before, they were either too mushy, or too obviously “healthy-tasting” (that’s the French foodie in me speaking!!) or just […]

RAINFOREST INFORMATION

RAINFOREST INFORMATION By Rhett A. Butler BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE RAINFOREST Rainforests are forest ecosystems characterized by high levels of rainfall, an enclosed canopy and high species diversity. While tropical rainforests are the best-known type of rainforest and the focus of this section of the web site, rainforests are actually found widely around the world, […]