Sunday, December 30, 2012

We're all in it together.

Sandy Hook. 

Hurricane Sandy. 

Fiscal Cliff. 

With each disturbing event of 2012, it feels like we've been hit with the same reminder:

We're all in it together.

Everything we do touches someone. Sometimes it's close to home. Other times, it reaches across the globe.

My 2013 wish is that we, myself included, remember that just like in nature, we're interconnected.

Photos by me and edited with Instagram and PicMonkey.

Friday, December 21, 2012

60+ Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks

Do you want to eat a little more like a vegetarian, or vegan in 2013? Or do you already eat that way, but have fallen into a cooking, or non-cooking rut? Or are you looking for a last minute gift for a vegetarian, or vegan friend?

I figure some of you answered yes to at least one of those questions, so I thought I'd share a big ole list of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks with you. Over at the VegCookbook Club, we've been swapping ideas for vegetarian and vegan cookbooks that we'd like to cook from together in 2013.

In 2012, we cooked from:
And here's the list of VegCookbooks that folks have said they would like to cook from in 2013.  
  1. 30-Day Vegan Challenge
  2. 30-Minute Vegan
  3. 30-Minute Vegan's Taste of Europe
  4. 500 Vegan Recipes (2 mentions)
  5. American Vegan Kitchen
  6. Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen
  7. Artful Vegan 
  8. Artisan Vegan Cheese
  9. Asian Vegan Kitchen
  10. Betty Goes Vegan
  11. Big Vegan (2 mentions)
  12. Color Me Vegan
  13. Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitution
  14. Cookin’ Crunk 
  15. Crazy Sexy Kitchen
  16. Eat Raw, Eat Well
  17. Eat, Drink and Be Vegan
  18. Everyday Vegan
  19. Fresh at Home
  20. Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker
  21. Happy Herbivore Cookbook
  22. Happy Herbivore Abroad
  23. Heart Healthy Pizza
  24. Indian Vegan Kitchen 
  25. Joy of Vegan Baking
  26. Kansha
  27. La Dolce Vegan
  28. Love Soup
  29. Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food
  30. Quick Fix Vegan
  31. RAWvolution
  32. Ripe
  33. Sticky Fingers’ Sweet
  34. Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook
  35. Vegan Brunch
  36. Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
  37. Vegan Diner
  38. Vegan Eat World
  39. Vegan Feasts
  40. Vegan for the Holidays
  41. Vean Fusion World Cuisine
  42. Vegan Lunch Box
  43. Vegan on the Cheap
  44. Vegan Planet
  45. Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day
  46. Vegan Soul Kitchen
  47. Vegan with a Vengeance
  48. Vegetarian with a Vengeance
  49. Vive le Vegan
  50. World Vegan Feast
  51. Yellow Rose Recipes
Yes, I realize that we have enough to last us for 4 years (:  If you have more suggestions, please leave a comment here, or better yet, over on VegCookbook Club. We've love for you to join us in 2013!

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Winter 2013 Juicy Blogging E-Course + Gift Certificates

    Hello Have Fun, Do Gooders!

    Just wanted to let you know that the Winter 2013 Juicy Blogging E-Course will be happening January 11-February 1, 2013.  You can learn more about the class on my website,, and read 13 blogging success stories from past students in the September 2012 issue of the Juicy Blogging News.

    If you want to give the e-course as a gift, just purchase the class for yourself, and then email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com with:

    • Your gift recipient's first and last name
    • Your gift recipient's email  
    • The date I can contact the gift recipient with more information about the class ( I don't want to ruin the surprise!)

    I'll email the gift certificate to you as a PDF so you can mail, or email it to them. It will look similar to last year's gift certificate (pictured above). Gift certificates for one-on-one blog coaching and creative career consulting are available too.

    Wednesday, December 05, 2012

    Water Wednesday: Lots of Blogs About the Ocean!

    I just put up a BIG list of blogs about the ocean on the Upwell blog:

    Big Blue Blogs: 88 Ocean Conservation Blogs

    Give 'em a look. 

    Spread the word to your ocean-loving pals. 

    And please let me know what ocean-y blogs I missed in the comments, or email me at britt AT upwell DOT us. 


    Flickr photo credit: Ocean Trigger Fish by Greg Grimes
    Full disclosure: Upwell is a client.

    Monday, December 03, 2012

    Living Plastic-Free with Beth Terry (Big Vision Podcast)

     Beth Terry is the author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. She writes the popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life, and is a founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition

    Beth gives presentations on living plastic-free, and why our personal changes *do* make a difference. She spearheaded the successful Take Back the Filter Brita recycling campaign in 2008, and her life and work have been profiled in Susan Freinkel's book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, in Captain Charles Moore's book, Plastic Ocean, and in the award-winning film, Bag It

    When she's not out fighting plastic pollution, she spends her time with her husband, and two rascally kitties in Oakland, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @PlasticfreeBeth.

    You can listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast via iTunes, or on the player above.  If you have suggestions for people I should interview, or a do-good organization that would like to sponsor the show, please email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com.

    Below are links to some of the things Beth mentioned during our chat: