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Are you interested in social issues like global poverty? Are you free next Sunday night? Do you love New Zealand Music?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you should be coming with me to the Global Citizen Concert on Sunday August 4th.  I am really looking forward to this gig!! http://www.globalcitizen.org/nz

They have been having these concert events all around the world, and now it is Auckland’s turn. They are calling it a “unique evening of powerful performances to awaken active citizenship around the issues of extreme poverty and climate change. With bespoke musical collaborations and new song releases inspired by this social movement, the audience are in for an unforgettable experience”. Whatever pretty words they want to use to dress it up, it should be a fantastic evening of music, with proceeds going towards numerous NGOs working to affect social change. How often do you get the chance to boogie your little butt off while helping the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty? I suspect not very often . . .


It turns out there is an Australian Face Book group of foodies called Baking Our Blues Away dedicated to helping beat the winter blues by creating an annual day of goodwill.

On Monday 15th July 2013, everyone anywhere in the world is encouraged to take a moment and give someone they know or don’t know, be it a loved one, a work colleague or perhaps a stranger on the street, a bit of baked or handmade love.

Personally I think this is a fantastic idea!!

Come on Herbivores . . . Who wants to bake with me on Monday!?!

Eco-Culture, Recipes

Green Wine Guide

Do you guys know about the Green Wine Guide?

It combines both the themes of this blog, with reviews of organic sustainable wines and pairing them with vegetarian recipes by one of my favorite food bloggers Jerry James Stone.

Anyone interested in good food and wine should check it out!!

100 Days Project, Uncategorized

100 Days project

Part of my reason for starting this blog now is that I will be doing the 2013 100 Days Project. Like many food lovers, I am constantly scouring the internet and bookstores for new recipes and cookbooks, yet I have only ever tried a small portion of the recipes in my collection. Starting on June 7th, I will be making a new recipe a day for 100 days, and I am using Herbivore to help document this experience and share the recipes with the rest of you. Since they are all new recipes I have never tried before, I am sure there will be some glorious successes and some epic failures. I hope to learn from both of these and invite all of you to join me in this adventure.