Resource Center

Books and Book Reviews:

Savory Sweet Veg–written by ME! 😀
Blissful Bites
Vegan Soul Kitchen
Sandra’s Easy Cooking: Savoring the Sweet Moments
Low Carbing Among Friends

Books on Food/Food System:
• How to Eat Plants
Eating Animals
Instructions to the Cook
Dick Gregory’s Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cooking with Mother Nature (Click here for Como Water Review)
Mindful Eating (Click here for Como Water Review)

Inspirational and Other Books: A cornucopia of books that have touched my soul
The Prophet
The Magic of Believing
The Power of Now
How Will You Measure Your Life
The Secret
Feel the Fear… and Do it Anyway!
Mountains Beyond Mountains
The Country Under My Skin
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Films and Film Reviews:
Dirt! The Movie (Click here for a Como Water review)
Tapped! (Click here for a Como Water review)
Forks Over Knives (Click here for a Como Water review)
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (Click here for a Como Water review)
Blue Gold
The Gerson Miracle
Food Matters (Click here for a Como Water review)
The Corporation (not directly related to food, but indirectly related and SUPER interesting)
Biography: Ben & Jerry’s
Food Inc.
The Future of Food
Hungry for Change


DC Area Resources: Here’s a short list of all things ‘veg’ in the District.
Vegetarian Society of DC
DC Vegan

My Guest Posts on Other Sites
A Surefire Way to Beat the Heat (Blacker Berry Food)
Spicing Up Vegetarian Cuisine (Blacker Berry Food)
Find your Favorite Frozen Dessert (Blacker Berry Food)
Living Life on the Grain (Blacker Berry Food)
Blueberry Cardamom Pie (Cafe Terra)
Coming Veg (Bacon is Not an Herb)
Salted Apricot-Mango Baklava (More than a Mount Full)
Salted Peanut Brownie Bites (The Deep Dish)
Grilled Peach Pizzettes with Balsamic Brown Sugar Sauce (The Kitchenarian)
Imani: Roasted Corn, Goat Cheese, Vegan Chorizo Empanadas (Kwanzaa Culinarians)
Food, the North, and the South (Health Justice CT)

My Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) Articles
Barter Makes It Betta!
Chef for a Day!
Cookies with a Conscience
Convening with Mother Earth

My Carpe Durham Reviews
Beyu Brunch
Brewery Tours in Durham
Briggs Community Garden Grand Opening
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Dulce Cafe
Farm Fresh North Carolina
Kukia’s Cookies
Mad Hatter Bakeshop and Cafe
Pomegranate Kitchen
Thai China Buffet
The Cookery Open House
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
Triangle Food Bloggers Bake Sale
Triangle Restaurant Week is Back!
Worth It Cafe

Quotes to Live By:

Butterfly Quotes!
• We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.~Maya Angelo~
• The fluttering of a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne~
• We must remain as close to flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. It seems to me that the grass hates us when we confess our love for it. Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times. ~Nietzsche~
• It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop. ~Sackville-West~
• I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. ~Chuang Tzu~

Some of My Favorite Quotes of All Time
• “Forgiveness is primarily for our own sake, so that we no longer carry the burden of resentment. But to forgive does not mean we will allow injustice again.” ~Jack Kornfield~
• “I love your crazy.” ~Goathead Flohr~
• “A hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.” ~Ellison~
• “…[they] searched for me in darkness, but I hid myself in light.” ~Adiga~
• “…What is it about Dictators and Writers, anyway?….Like, after all, recognizes like.” ~Junot Diaz~
• “But folks always underestimate what the promise of a lifetime of starvation, powerlessness, and humiliation can provoke in a young person’s character.” ~Junot Diaz~
• “Anything is possible!” ~KG~
• “The thought manifests as the word; the word manifests as the deed; the deed develops into habit; and habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.” ~The Buddha~
• ” My dress ain’t cost nothin’ but seven dollars…But I made it fly … And I’ll tell ya why …I’m clever…” ~Badu~
• “…metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love.” ~Kundera~
• “Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us.” ~Kundera~
• “Everything you could ever want or to be, you already have and are.” ~I Heart Huckabees~

Other Great Quotes
• If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~The Dalai Lama~
• If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. ~Robert Fritz~
• You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~Jack London~
• Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. ~Sarah Bernhardt~
• The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. ~Zeno~
• …to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable… ~Madeleine L’Engle
• It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves–in finding themselves. ~Andre Gide~
• Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade? ~Benjamin Franklin~
• The only joy in the world is to begin. ~Cesare Pavese~
• The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. ~Mata Hari~
• Man is what he believes. ~Anton Chekhov~
• Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston~
• Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked. ~Ralph Ellison~
• I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. ~Alice Walker~
• Radical simply means grasping things at the root. ~Angela Davis~
• The first need of a people is to define their own terms. ~Stokely Carmichael~
• We ask for nothing that is not right, and herein lies the great power of our demand. ~Paul Robeson~
• Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us. ~Nikki Giovanni~
• Peace is a rare gift. Peace of mind, peaceful sleeps, and peaceful spirits are all luxuries that few rebels can ever afford. ~Assata Shakur~
• When you do the common things in life, in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. ~George Washington Carver~
• I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life. ~Basquiat~
• You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming. ~Pablo Neruda~
• Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? ~Frida Kahlo~
• Silence is so accurate. ~Mark Rothko~
• Silence is argument carried out by other means. ~Che Guevara~
• Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for though both early and late–thoughts both about and not about art. ~Klimt~
• Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. ~Tesla~
• I realized that I would no longer be satisfied by passive and sensory pleasures, that for me, nothing would compare to the vibrant passion of pursuing collective dreams. ~Gioconda Belli~
• And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin~
• Man is a universe within himself. ~Bob Marley~
• The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. ~John Bingham~
• Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. ~Barbara Jordan~
• In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies! ~Dr. Seuss~
• Only you can control your future. ~Dr. Seuss~
• If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. ~Kurt Lewin~
• You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. ~Paulo Coelho~
• Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. ~Dorothy Sarnoff~
• Hell, there are no rules here–we’re trying to accomplish something! ~Edison~
• Everything you can imagine is real. ~Picasso~
• The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~e.e. cummings~
• Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. ~Langston Hughes~