Category Archives: Ginny

Quick and Easy Bean Tacos

Sometimes writing a vegetarian recipe is so easy, it feels like cheating.   But sometimes, easy is just what you need! As a busy vet student balancing school, taking care of my animals, and extracurricular activities, there are some days when I just don’t have much time to devote for dinner. I prefer saving takeout for special occasions, both because

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To Save a Jaguar

This winter I went to Belize with 11 classmates and 5 veterinarians, where we spent a week providing care for the animals at The Belize Zoo (TBZ). A small, charming zoo integrated almost seamlessly into the tropical savanna, TBZ is probably better defined as a sanctuary- all of its animals are local species and are “rescues” in one way or

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PHOTO: Elephant Family

Although Lisa is the elephant expert on this blog, I share her admiration for their intelligence, grace, and beauty. This picture was taken on my first African safari, in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, and I was absolutely awestruck to be in the presence of these animals. We were on a tour boat, and before I took this picture all

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Meatless Monday: Chickpea Poppers!

Today for meatless Monday, we enter the world of snacktime (although if you’re like me, you’ll probably eat the whole batch in one sitting, making it somewhat of a meal). I don’t remember which website I originally got this idea from, but crispy roasted chickpeas have been making the rounds on food blogs for some time now. They’re extremely versatile, delicious,

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A Person’s A Person

One of the most moving experiences I’ve had abroad was my chance to visit Bisesero Memorial in Bisesero, Rwanda. Also known as “The Hill of Resistance,” this location is one of the places where victims of the genocide banded together and stood their ground. There is no way I could do this story justice, or even write a comprehensible summary

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Meatless Monday: Pasta e Fagioli

Meatless Monday: Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup) For a good chunk of my teens and early twenties, I was vegetarian. Sometimes it was tough to be vegetarian in an Italian-American household. My family was gracious during that time of my life, making separate pots of meatless sauce, but I still felt left out from many meals. One

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The Veterinary [Student] Perspective: Is Antibiotic-Free the Way to Be?

Go to the meat refrigerator in any grocery store, and you’re guaranteed to see it: the organic meats section. Littered with happy-sounding-phrases like “antibiotic free” and “free-range,” it makes you as a consumer feel happier about the choices you’re making both for your own health and for the sake of the animals you’re consuming. But, does antibiotic-free really mean that

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