Do We Really Value Life? - January 16, 2009 - Uncategorized

Helicopters fetch patients daily from hundreds or thousands of kilometers across the state. Ambulances transport the injured around town, with lights blaring and cars desperately trying to slide out of the way. Nurses from across the ward rush to a cardiac arrest. Billions of dollars are invested in health and hospitals dominate inner city landscapes. […]

Forests… the lungs of the earth. It’s true! - January 14, 2009 - Uncategorized

A little cliché perhaps, but a realization hit me in the shower, which I’d like to share (the realization – not the shower…), though I can’t really elaborate on it or point you to further resources at the moment. Forests actually maintain climatic equilibrium. How do I know this? Well, there are two well known […] Ideas… Final Round - January 5, 2009 - Uncategorized

So the “go vegan as a family” idea didn’t make it through, it finished in 6th place for Agricultural policy, but needed 3rd or above :( … but these two did and deserve your vote: – Obamas, “Go Vegan AS A FAMILY” - December 30, 2008 - Uncategorized

This actually makes a lot of sense: Showing the world how to intelligently go vegan – and the Obamas ARE intelligent – would make the entire SHIFT – an ecologically NECESSARY shift – feasible, painless, and – since the Obamas are doing it RIGHT – lots of fun… We have only a few hours left […]

Voiceless Releases Report on Australian Factory Chickens - November 26, 2008 - Uncategorized

Thank you guys… your dedication and soul are evident in the finished product. I know you live on planet earth and thus it is difficult to do anything really worthwhile…. but I want to congratulate you on getting it done regardless. God bless and continue. Spread it among your human friends and family. Media Release: […]

Methane Saga Beginning? - November 21, 2008 - Uncategorized

I know it’s better to stick with positive visions for the future, but this might just be another heads up. (So why not start with a positive? I’ll state again that the solution to climate change is literally under our noses – when we eat. Eating plant-based (vegetarian) food we can solve the majority of […]

Obama, the Animals and the Future - November 5, 2008 - Uncategorized

This post is a hopeful look at changes in the way animals are treated in America. But first… Congratuations Planet Earth The worst is now behind us. Obama’s election in America is a concrete manifestation of our optimism for the future. The American people are ready for change, and have shown, beyond expectations, how much […]

A Letter to a Hospital Nutrition Department - October 23, 2008 - Uncategorized

If you run a nutrition clinic of any sort, please consider my letter, written for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. To Whom It May Concern: I know that your department takes great care in providing excellent dietary advice for the speedy recovery of patients. This letter is to introduce information that you might find […]

Vegan Whip! - October 21, 2008 - Uncategorized

Oooh yeah. Fifth time lucky. (DELETED OLD RECIPE!) UPDATE: I made this post a month or so ago… but I’m updating it because I’ve more or less perfected the recipe. You need to use a thick, gummy, non-liquid coconut cream for this one. The ratio is 2/3 coconut cream and 1/3 soy milk, with then […]

Obama the Vegetarian Choice - September 19, 2008 - Uncategorized

Obama’s progressive stance apparently translates into moves towards human health and animal wefare, in the form of less subsidy for the meat industry and greater availablity of healther food for schools. UPDATE: In contrast, Republican Vice president candidate Sarah Palin is a hunter, displaying a shocking disrespect for life which might translate into a continuation […]

Lentils and the Family Jewels - September 9, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’ve been wanting to write more about lentils… becuase I know that they’re just about the most convenient and powerful protien source out there. Read about Lentils on for more info. A well cooked lentil soup every couple of days will compliment whatever protein I’ve been eating and guarantee that comfortable full strength feeling […]

Welcome Back… a Rant… and a Movie - September 2, 2008 - Uncategorized

Howdy. Whirled Peas is back at… Whirled Peas. And all this time without an outlet… oh my. Much has happened – not only the relocation of WP server. Angela and I moved house as well, to live with friends who are setting up a new ‘Loving Hut‘ franchise in Brisbane, Queensland! It’s really exciting and […]

Meatless is Murder??? - August 20, 2008 - Uncategorized

These guys have got almost ALL of it wrong, pointing to very outdated information and using unrelated evidence to convince people that children cannot be vegan. Meatless is Murder, Brisbane News, Page 26, August 20-26 2008 (this link may become outdated as it points to the ‘current’ issue) Apparently the vegetarian diet is extremely difficult […]

Myth 2: Protein Combining - August 10, 2008 - Uncategorized

Claudia who writes at Mesmereyed asks: My main concerns right now are about protein.  I know that you are supposed to be able to mix some beans with rice or something to make perfect proteins, but this all confuses me.  Can you do a blog post about that?  That would help me enormously in putting […]

Arctic Meltdown Update - July 30, 2008 - Uncategorized

At the end of last year, Jay Zwally, NASA climate scientist specialising in Arctic ice conditions, looked closely at the state of the Arctic and publicly announced that “at this rate the ocean could be nearly ice-free by the end of summer 2012. This beats previous worst case scenarios by decades, or centuries (1). Now, […]

Vegetarian Life Savers: A List - July 24, 2008 - Uncategorized

So what if you’re out of the house, hungry, unprepared and your wallet has been leaking? Here are the items I know I can buy anywhere there is a 7-11, or a Coles, Woolworths, etc.

Here are the items I know I can buy anywhere there is a 7-11, Coles, Woolworths, etc.

Vegetarian Meats… Where? - July 22, 2008 - Uncategorized

Like it or love it, if you want more than what the supermarket can offer in the way of mock meats (I remember my auntie asking… “is it plastic?”), you’ll need to go to Chinatown. If you live in a city on Earth, you have one. The supermarket is an increasingly good place though (mmm… […]

Q&A: Allergic to Soy and Beans - July 21, 2008 - Uncategorized

The first person to write in with a request is Chung Nyet Lee, who is facing some difficulty: I try to advise my sister to go vegan. But she told that she & her daughter are allergic to beans & tofu. If she eat those food, she and her daughter will have skin rashes. I […]