Saturday, October 25, 2008

Organic Living TV Hippy Gourmet makes Butternut Squash Soup!

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we head over to the Spice of Life festival in Berkeley, California and do a little farmer's market shopping - picking up some lovely butternut squash for making two versions of a butternut squash soup, one vegan and one vegetarian with sage brown butter!

Friday, October 17, 2008

World Food Day

As always, we are one day behind every major event that gives a name to itself marking the importance of the day...

The reason we do this of course is less about the fact that we're actually behind the news, too busy to pay attention, or that the event isn't meaningful enough to us to write about it on the day it's rather because we feel that every day deserves the significance to be called "World Food Day."

The simple questions are: Did you have a quick breakfast this morning? A light, or somewhat satisfying lunch on the go? And have you pushed yourself away from the dinner table feeling sated, if not a little over full?

Guess what, you're blessed!

Because billions of people across the globe can count the number of meals they have each day with one finger, and many more are left hungry including small children and nursing mothers.

Let's show this gloomy world economy what we're made of, by donating even a dollar to the United Nations link above.

We know that if you're reading this blog, you are part of the select group on this planet who can afford to give a little to aid the plight of others. We also know that because you're reading our blog that you're part of the blessed few who have big hearts and open minds when it comes to thinking about people less fortunate than yourself.

Today is officially the day after World Food Day, but every day that people go hungry is an opportunity for us to make a difference.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hippies connected to primate species

We found this article that tries to debunk the theory that hippies are peaceful.

Of course it has nothing to do with hippies, but rather about one of our favorite primate relatives the Bonobos.

Unlike Chimps who are known to be aggressive and carnivorous,  Bonobos use affection and tenderness (and simulated sexuality) to bond with their fellow tribe mates, as well as solve conflicts and mediate issues - thus the reason they've been termed the hippies of primates.

This article offers a somewhat different perspective on the true nature of Bonobos and how they have been 'observed' going on hunting parties for great apes.

Although we believe in good scientific research, we think there must either be some mistake in what was observed, or that some other mitigating force of nature caused one small group of Bonobos to collectively lose their way somehow.

We want to believe that there is hope for humanity to become a peaceful species that cares for itself and the living planet we share with other creatures. Who knows, perhaps the scientists were following around a bunch of skinny chimpanzees who looked like Bonobos?

Power to the peaceful!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gearing up for Season 10!

Our apologies for the delay in blogging the past week, but it's all good!

We've been busy bees out there scoping new episodes of our Organic Living TV series with the Hippy Gourmet to film, and we've got some really exciting new shows coming your way!

While we're gearing up for our fantastic 10th season of broadcasting, we wanted to remind everyone how easy it is to locate organic, locally produced ingredients.

So here's a great resource provided by in a built-in ingredient locater offered up at

We'll have more to announce and post in the coming days, weeks and months ahead!

Happy Fall everyone!