Sexy Hippy

Kate and Amy’s “We’re trying to listen to Steve Colbert, but we’re too busy figuring out what spices to add to these fantastic” Homefries
June 19, 2007, 8:25 am
Filed under: Yummy Yummy Vegan Recipes

wow. they were really awesome. and ‘the report’ is on 4 times tomorrow, so i can catch it then (cuz its not like i have an exam to be studying for or anything).

until tonight, aaron has been our Master Homefrier, but i’m afraid times have changed. i now reign victorious in the realm of potato breakfasting.
the basics:

– clean and cut the potatoes (we used small red ones)

– boil the potatoes until soft (a soft roiling boil works best)

– heat olive oil in a separate pan on med heat

– drain the potatoes, cut into wedges or slices, and add to the pan

– as you mix the potatoes around in the oil, check out your spice rack and figure out what you will add to the homefries (potatoes don’t need much help, so be sure not to add too much of any one spice); add more oil as needed

– turn the heat to med-high, cover the pan and let the potatoes cook for 10 minutes

– stir the potatoes up for several minutes, making sure each side gets cooked to a crispy outside.

– serve with your fave sides– my obsesssions are ketchup, mustard and salsa;

– ride, sally, ride


Earth is where it’s at.
June 16, 2007, 8:03 pm
Filed under: Environment

I find it silly that looking into colonizing other planets is being pursued as a viable response to the consequences of the devastation we are bringing on the Earth.

Why don’t we invest all that time, energy, money and other resources into ending our selfish, polluting ways and assisting the Earth in rejuvenation?

What would Jesus really do???
June 12, 2007, 7:51 pm
Filed under: Animals

CNN recently asked viewers what issues they believe Jesus would be most concerned with if he were walking the Earth today.  My answer didn’t get posted (I think they were looking more for the standard answers concerning poverty, war, gay marriage, etc.) but I stand by it.  Bahahah, if CNN won’t post my answer on their site, I’ll post it on mine!!!  *rubs hands in victorious glee*

If Jesus were walking the Earth today, I believe he would be ministering comfort and love to many who are burdened and hurting, but I believe one of his biggest struggles would be against industrial farming. 

Industrially farmed animals live tortured lives with no love, family, community, play, exercise, or even baths.  They are ill and maimed – many are deformed by their owners for the sake of economic efficiency, others are made lame over time from the overcrowded metal cages and slatted flooring that make their homes, while others still are injured by the angry and insane animals around them.  Dairy cows, female pigs and hens are exploited through their entire adult lives for their reproductive capacities, raped over and over and forced to birth babies they are not allowed to nurture.I believe Jesus would be heartbroken by the pain and suffering industrially farmed animals endure minute-by-gruelling-minute, simply because they can be easily exploited (because they lack our opposable thmubs and ‘rationality’) and we have made them our ‘property’.  I do not believe Jesus would think that our desire to do drive-thru justifies the imposition on animals of concentration camp misery.”

Sexy Hippy: a mission statement, of sorts
June 5, 2007, 7:15 pm
Filed under: About Sexy Hippy

revelling in the good life. that’s what being a sexy hippy is all about. for a year and a half i have been working on going vegan, and it has changed my world perspective.

why did i want to go vegan??? in a word: “industrial farming”. i wanted to stop closing my mind to the suffering of the animals i was feasting on and i wanted to start using my money to build a better world. money talks. loudly.

since starting my adventures in veganism, i’ve grown to appreciate nature and energy in a deeper way. i’m on a mission to live ‘the good life’, and i want to share my experiences and lessons learned with you. i hope that the posts i put on this site will inspire and encourage you to take little (or big) steps in reducing your ecological footprints on the earth and in living a healthier and happier life.

to me, these steps are a journey in decreasing the negative energy we create and increasing positive energy. taking a bit from Buddhism and various spiritual sources, i feel that the energy we produce and manifest is really all that’s important in the big scheme of things. when we have thoughts, we create energy in our minds, which we then manifest through action. the energy of our thoughts have a ripple effect as they are put in motion through our actions.

perhaps the simplest example: we feel angry or frustrated with someone, so we frown at them. in doing this, we have taken abstract thoughts and manifested them in a manner that reflects negative feelings. if we speak harshly to that person in addition to frowning, our negative feelings are transmitted even more strongly. our reaction may cause the person we frown at to feel negative feelings within themselves. they very well may respond in kind, escalating the bad feelings between us, or may manifest their negative feelings at someone or something else. and so the cycle continues…

as i work to reduce the negative energy i receive, generate and manifest, and at the same time increase the positive, i find myself feeling more in tune with the earth, other people and animals, and myself. this to me is truly the good life, and i look forward to continuing my journey and sharing what i learn.

i hope you enjoy reading Sexy Hippy as i build it. i would love to receive comments, ideas and requests for articles.