November 29th, 2010 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Former NFL tight end Eric Johnson, now Mr. Jessica Simpson since his engagement to “singer” is an idea man – or so they say – and the out of work football player wants to start a chain of vegan fast-food restaurants.
I don’t know about his restaurateur aspirations, but I remember quite vividly that this cement head cost me a win in fantasy football, when I swapped him in for my regular tight end who was on bye week. Curse you Eric Johnson.
Read More:Mr. Jessica Simpson Eyeing Vegan Fast Food
June 21st, 2010 - Scott Shaffer
If you’re interested in cool technologies that could help stop global warming, or just celebrity spotting, I’ve just a couple of events for you. Director and activist Josh Tickell is holding a major press conference in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday. Mayor Villaraigosa, the national press, and plenty of celebrities are all going to be there. Tickell is coordinating the event with the DVD release of his documentary, FUEL, which is a hopeful look at the new agriculture and energy technologies that could help answer the problems posed in An Inconvenient Truth.
If you’re interested in showing up to the L.A. event, check out the Facebook event page. After Los Angeles, Tickell and his team are heading to New Orleans, LA (in a vegetable-oil-fueled van, of course) to hold a screening of FUEL and talk to the people who have been hurt the most by our dependence on fossil fuels—the victims of the BP gulf oil spill. It’s guaranteed to be a historic event, with politicians, green NGOs, and celebrities teaming up to change the world.
So show your support for the clean energy movement and head over to Jackson Square in New Orleans on June 29th!
For more news about green movements, check out our Political Action and Environment categories.
Read More:March for Clean Energy in Los Angeles and New Orleans
February 24th, 2006 - Barbara Feiner
It’s been great to see the people of New Orleans rally and host Mardi Gras. You can watch live webcasts by clicking here. The festivities continue through Tuesday.
I’ve visited “The Big Easy” three times, and you can’t leave without dining on a Southern classic: Red Beans & Rice. When shopping for organic food, rice is a nutritional best bet because it contains only 100 calories per half-cup serving, is cholesterol- and sodium-free, has only a trace of fat, is a complex carbohydrate and is easy to digest. Organic beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber, so this dish has the whole package.
Red Beans & Rice
Makes 6 servings
2 cups chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3/4 lb. fully cooked Kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/4″ slices
2 15-oz. cans pinto beans, drained
3 cups hot cooked rice
Hot pepper sauce
Combine onions, garlic, bay leaf, red pepper, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, sausage and beans in large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Serve rice over beans. Serve with hot pepper sauce, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the USA Rice Federation
Read More:A New Orleans Classic: Red Beans & Rice