Author Archives: Kim McCoy

About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.

Arugula “Chowder”

This is one of the most unexpectedly delicious soups I have ever eaten, and I want to eat it now on a daily basis. As usual, not a pretty photo (sorry), but it tastes soooooo good! My husband said that, … Continue reading

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Perfect Baked Potatoes (with homemade vegan cheese sauce)

Introducing my new favorite “cheese” sauce, with no nuts or nutritional yeast! Don’t get me wrong, I love my cashew-based sauces, and I adore nutritional yeast. But it’s always nice to have other options, especially for people with allergies or … Continue reading

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Smokehouse Chickpeas & Greens Salad

Oh, wow. The first time I made this salad was about a week ago, and we’ve already had it three times since then. It is so popular that I had to double the recipe just to keep people from rioting … Continue reading

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Summer Squash Curry Stew

What a huge crowd-pleaser!! I made this stew for last night’s dinner, and I have been asked multiple times by all family members (including the dog, who got a tiny taste) to repeat it, so I figure it’s definitely worth … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Butter, Caribbean Pumpkin-Coconut Soup, and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Last weekend, we went to the pumpkin patch at Bella Organic Farm on Sauvie Island. We came home super-muddy, but with organic pumpkins of all shapes, colors, and sizes! Here are our favorite pumpkin recipes from this week. It all … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Disposable Tissues!

Huge thanks to Kathy Peterman for her Monday Minimalist Tips, which I love! Now we have small pails full of clean handkerchiefs placed throughout our home where the tissue boxes used to be. Such a simple idea, and very easy … Continue reading

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“Lick-Your-Bowl-Clean Soup,” aka Summer Squash Soup with Tofu Croutons

On several occasions this summer, thanks to our wildly productive plot at the community garden, we found ourselves in possession of more summer squash than we knew what to do with. That is, until we discovered this recipe, which has … Continue reading

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Beet Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

About a month ago, we spent the afternoon in Hood River, where we stumbled upon the most delicious salad at the Farm Stand Deli. It was so good that we wound up ordering another one on the spot, and at … Continue reading

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Homemade Cashew Milk

CASHEW MILK Ingredients: 1 cup raw organic cashew pieces (soaked in water for approximately 6 hours, then drained) 6 cups filtered water 2 tsp liquid sunflower lecithin (optional—keeps milk from separating in fridge, makes it creamier, and has additional health … Continue reading

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

It’s time to start thinking about the holidays! That is, if you’d like to surprise your friends, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, or loved ones with a gift of homemade vanilla extract. Zander and I got a late start on this last … Continue reading

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