Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Vegan S'mores Brownies

Vegan S'mores Brownies

dry ingredients:
1 Cup whole wheat white unbleached flour (preferably organic)
1 Cup organic unbleached sugar
1 Cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

wet ingredients:
1 Cup almond or other plant-based milk (cashew would work great too!)
1 Cup unsweetened organic applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract (or use vanilla flavored milk)

other ingredients:
1 Cup Dandies vegan marshmallows
1/2 Cup vegan chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly, then add wet ingredients. stir vigorously. Pour into pan of your choice. I use a rectangle 9 by 16 inch pan which I make non-stick use a little earth balance vegan butter.

Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

When the brownies are pretty much done, take them out and sprinkle marshmallows and chocolate chips on top and put back into oven for 2-3 minutes or until the marshmallows have expanded and lightly browned and the chips are barely melted.

Cut when cool and enjoy!

Cruelty free and almost fat free compared to the typical brownie, but no less gooey and moist!!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015



Born to a mother, then taken away,
Thrown in a cage, and forced there to stay,
Turned to a mother, but not by her choice,
She screamed and she screamed, but she still had no voice,
All of her babies were taken away,
There was no mercy, for Mercy that day,

Day after day, dark, bleak, and grey,
No escape, no release, no other way,
Lost in the swirling sea of endless cries,
Another day passes, another soul dies,
Will this be the day they come take her away,
Or will they suffer her one more night there to stay,

Here they come now, to lead her down the hall,
The eyes of terror reflected, in stall after stall,
Now is the time, the light, the chance to flee,
Now is the final fight, the flight, the will to be free,
The grass, she can feel it, the Sun, she can see,
"The warmth of the earth, I can feel beneath me",

She escaped her captures, and fled away,
She watched the blue dissolve the grey,
Alas, her kind, they say, can never be free,
Her slavers, her killers, could not let her be,
And now she too, has been taken away,
There was no mercy, for Mercy that day.

The Lady Rhiannon​

In honor of #Mercy the pig, who escaped her captures only to be sent to slaughter anyway. No mercy for Mercy. May you not be forgotten....

Here is the story... http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Mercy-the-pig-sent-to-slaughter-before-activists-could-buy-her-306074551.html

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Coming Home Again

Dedicated to this weekend at Mystic Valley...

Coming Home Again...

by Lady Rhiannon

Spirits are dancing within the rainbow sparkling night air,
What a treasure, oh what a pleasure,
Only Joy is there,
So clear, so twinkling,
Loved with such care,
All are smiling, All are fluttering,
Only Love is there,
Such Joy, such pleasure,
Oh what a perfect treasure,
Now I know how the Fae folk dwell,
No one can tell, shh do not tell,
Its just a spell, just a spell,
Its in the sweet, in the sweetest,
Just the sweetest smell,
Let us go, let us dance,
Away in the dell,
We will share, and we will care,
And only Love will be there,
Meet me there, oh meet me there,
Along the Mystic shore,
Meet me there , oh meet me there, Upon the misty moor,
We shall sing and we shall dance,
Under the midnight trance,
Then we'll climb upon the hill to greet the Sun again,
My mistress Moon, my mother Earth,
Freedom and fortune from thy birth,
Bring me home again,
Dance with me, Come dance with me,
Dance among the Fae,
Then come again, please come again,
Perhaps a brand new way,
Come and see, come away with me,
Away to Mystic Valley,
Where we shall sing and we shall dance,
And bring us home again.

Come to Mystic Valley, WV with us and awaken your soul....

check it out at MysticValleyFestival.com

Vegan music festival! Everyone is invited.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


This is from the movie Earthlings.... a stirring read:




earth’ling: n. One who inhabits of the earth.

Since we all inhabit the earth, all of us are considered earthlings. There is no sexism, no racism or speciesism in the term earthling. It encompasses each and every one of us: warm or cold blooded, mammal, vertebrate or invertebrate, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, and human alike.

Humans, therefore, being not the only species on the planet, share this world with millions of other living creatures, as we all evolve here together. However, it is the human earthling who tends to dominate the earth, often times treating other fellow earthlings and living beings as mere objects. This is what is meant by speciesism.

By analogy with racism and sexism, the term “speciesism” is a prejudice or attitude of bias in favor of the interests of members of one’s own species and against those of members of other species.
If a being suffers there can be no moral justification for refusing to take that suffering into consideration. No matter what the nature of the being, the principle of equality requires that one’s suffering can be counted equally with the like suffering of any other being.

Racists violate the principle of equality by giving greater right to the interests of members of their own race when their is a clash between their interests and the interests of those of another race.
Sexists violate the principle of equality by favoring the interests of their own sex.
Similarly, speciesists allow the interests of their own species to override the greater interests of members of other species.

In each case, the pattern is identical. Though among the members of the human family we recognize the moral imperative of respect (every human is a somebody, not a something), morally disrespectful treatment occurs when those who stand at the power end of a power relationship treat the less powerful as if they were mere objects.

The rapist does this to the victim of rape.

The child molester to the child molested.

The master to the slave.

In each and all such cases, humans who have power exploit those who lack it.
Might the same be true of how humans treat other animals, or other earthlings?

Undoubtedly there are differences, since humans and animals are not the same in all respects. But the question of sameness wears another face.

Granted, these animals do not have all the desires we humans have; granted, they do not comprehend everything we humans comprehend; nevertheless, we and they do have some of the same desires and do comprehend some of the same things.

The desires for food and water, shelter and companionship, freedom of movement and avoidance of pain? These desires are shared by nonhuman animals and human beings.

As for comprehension: like humans, many nonhuman animals understand the world in which they live and move. Otherwise, they could not survive.
So beneath the many differences, there is sameness.

Like us, these animals embody the mystery and wonder of consciousness.
Like us, they are not only in the world, they are aware of it.
Like us they are the psychological centers of a life that is uniquely their own.
In these fundamental respects humans stand “on all fours”, so to speak, with hogs and cows, chickens and turkeys.

What these animals are due from us, how we morally ought to treat them, are questions whose answer begins with the recognition of our psychological kinship with them.

Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote in his bestselling novel Enemies, A Love Story’ the following:

“As often has Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behavior toward creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right”.
The comparison here to the holocaust is both intentional and obvious:

one group of living beings anguishes beneath the hands of another.
Though some will argue the suffering of animals cannot possibly compare with that of former Jews or slaves, there is, in fact, a parallel.
And for the prisoners and victims of this mass murder, their holocaust is far from over.

In his book ‘The Outermost House’ author Henry Beston wrote:

“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical
concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creatures through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion.

We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man.
In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.
They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth”."

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Perfect Spice Vegan Pancakes

Rhiannon's Perfect Spice vegan pancakes.... 

These delectable delights taste decadent but are MUCH healthier than regular pancakes. Full of Omega 3's from the flaxseed, plus the wonderful benefits of disease and cancer fighting spices like ginger and nutmeg. Free from the ill effects and cruelty linked to eggs and dairy. They are also low in sugar and low in fat. They will actually fill you up and fuel you instead of leaving you comatose. Add organic blueberries for even more sweet, yummy nutrition.  

1 cup whole wheat flour (preferably organic)
1/4 cup organic ground flaxseeds
2 Tbsp organic sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Add all dry ingredients in large bowl and mix well. Then add wet ingredients .....
2 cups plant-based milk (I usually use vanilla almond milk but any plant milk is fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp melted vegan butter (like Earth Balance)
1/4 cup of unsweetened organic applesauce (add last)
Ready to be flipped

Mix all ingredients well and cook on lightly sprayed or non-stick pan on Medium heat until bubbles form on top and the batter stops looking wet....
Then flip pancakes and let bake for another few minutes until bottoms are slightly browned. I top with pure maple syrup mixed with black-strap molasses.
Molasses and maple!
Flipped perfectly
Finished...oh wait...

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