Menlo Park, CAUSA
Hometown: Menlo Park
March 12, 2012
Yes. Ideally would like to find other people to cook and bake with.
Preparing hearty fresh-cooked meals from seasonal ingredients. Activities that relate to wildlife, and wild life for that matter. Restaurant visits and potlucks are OK too.
Caring about animals and habitat. What tided me over, from being vegetarian to going vegan in the 90s, was the recognition that chickens and dairy cows are of course all female, the unappetizing weirdness of this. Probably got the idea from an article about Carol Adams. It really only dawned on me later, the recognition of what happens to the males. Nowadays I feel a strong connection between being vegan and preserving habitat, both for animals and for native plants - I care about the plants for their own sake, and also because native wildlife are dependent on them.
Well, I'm a peninsula vegan...