Category Archives: Vegan

Cooking up a stink

Vertumnus by Giuseppe Arcimbaldo (1527-1593) To meat or not to meat… Is that the question? (With apologies to Shakespeare!) Even though the Buddha ate meat and the Dalai Lama has said that he eats meat, people generally assume that to … Continue reading

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Eat Your Good Fortune

This coming Sunday, 29th of July, is celebrated as the Day of Good Fortune, also called the Day of the Seven Lucky Gods, in Japan. The Seven Lucky Gods (including the goddess Benzaiten, the patron of all artistic endeavours) are … Continue reading

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Cooking up a spiritual storm

In my blog I will often refer to “shojin-ryori” (pronounced “show-jin-ree-or-ee”), which loosely means “Japanese vegetarian cuisine” and I usually suggest “Zen cuisine” as a translation but actually its not that easy to translate into English. Google Translate says, “vegetarian … Continue reading

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