When you search your soul for your DEEPEST desires you may find that you want to be peaceful like a Buddhist, you will want to be a warrior like St. Paul, Kind and compassionate like Mother Theresa. You desire the best of health for your loved ones. Then you will want something to eat...

WILL SOMETHING DIE FOR YOUR LUNCH???? Your deepest desires are VEGAN. Paul McDonald 2EDEN Vegetarian

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Food Triangles per day.

                                                    Loma Linda SDA Vegetarian food triangle

Vegan food Triangle
Interesting !


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Crazy Community Cooking a Feast

Crazy Community Cooking.
A feast to the eyes and Mouth Learning good choicess through comparison of Vegeterian and Vegan.
Week1 Polenta surprise  ..............................The Bingo Ladies


Week 2 Three bean Chilli ...........Monica ,           Steve,        and Leonard

Week 3 Vegan and Vege Macaroni Cheese        Linda

SO it is "On Your Bike orrible food"


Monica Adassa Leonard and Me


Monday, 17 September 2012

Crazy Community Cooking

Hi folks, Thursday  13th September saw the start of Community cooking.
I tell you it was great, made some new friends who gained some new taste.
The Bingo Ladies in the Photo were trying Savoury Polenta, herbs and spices on Garlic bread.
The Bingo Ladies go wild on Savory  Polenta.
Chris (man) did a sweet Polenta parcel, this is Polenta cooked in Apple Juice with plump juicy raisins. He did very well and all got eaten. So thats all for now.
Next Crazy Community Cooking will be  
Thursday 27th September 7.30pm
at All Saints Church halls New Road, Hackbridge, CR4 4JL
more Details
                           Phone me 0208 405 1800

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Greenz with Autumn desires to feed.

Hello All

I'd like to invite you to a fabulous evening at of great food, art/craft
and music at 'greenz'. There will be a range of beautiful and affordable
art work, accessories, condiments, etc.. exhibited and on sale downstairs
and you'll be able to enjoy a fabulous set meal upstairs. The meal costs
£20.00, but if you'd just like to come to the exhibition and munch on some
finger food whilst doing so, then you may.

Below are the details of the night's menu ~ all of which is suitable for
those on gluten-free diet:

STARTER: Spicy plantain served with a black eye bean dip

MAIN: Caribbean rice 'n' peas; roti & channa; curried pumpkin; salad

DESSERT: Coconut cake served with cream


I look forward to receiving your bookings.

Very best wishes

Greenz you dont need to be told twice


Saturday, 8 September 2012

Earthlings at the Ship Croydon

"Earthlings" The Movie for Adults only.

9th September 2012 6pm on wards

The Ship still my favourite Croydon pub

               The Ship is a small pub in the middle of Croydon and a true Croydon landmark, having been virtually unchanged for the better part of nearly a century.

Historically, the earliest brewery records for The Ship date back to 1640! The building, in its basics, is from that date. Here’s something else which is good: it was called The Shippe but has never had any association with the sea or boats. The reason for the name is that shippe was an old colloquial way of writing Sheep. So it was called The Sheep. ........

And of my history It must of been late 1978 after seeing The Dammed in the Greyhound and me a young 20 year old getting beaten up outside Millets opp the ship, Oh how it all adds to the melody of life. Music at the SHIP I remember the smokey nights of Real Beer, Real music,  sawdust and a lively atmosphere. Even the bad times were good,
 But now I choose another way.......

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN FOOD IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE even if you are not eating it, it can Save the planet this dying planet, Save Cruelty, Save suffering as shown in the film EARTHLINGS, promote health, even wealth. Their Lives Your choice.

Your life your Choice.

Check it out on Youtube if you cant see it at the Ship "EARTHLINGS" a hard film to watch.
See you there

if not


its all vegetarian/ Vegan come and try a riotous variety of texture and taste.

come to lunch with me Saturday 15th September 2pm

All Saints church Halls, New Road, HACKBRIDGE CR4 4JL

Tram to Mitcham Junction out of station turn left, walk along carshalton Road past the Goat pub,
carry on into London Road, past Mill Green Est. (still on main road) past corner shop on Seymour Road, Next Road on right is New Road find me in the Halls opp the Big church. No need to bring food as will be provided. No Alcohol permitted.
or catch a 127 bus to New Road
any probs 07900990292 Paul             pa1mcd@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Great holidays for all peoples from around the world


Bring your body in to the line it wishes to walk along.

So many people think they can rule their body through diets and pills they are wrong!!
When we take time to listen and to value our bodies and be at peace with our digestive system and give our bodies the nutrition it really enjoys,
we find ourselves coming into Harmony with ourselves.
Your mind should not rule your body your mind needs to be in harmony with your body and Spirit,

Mind, Body and Spirit are a team, treat each part with equal honor!

These holidays or detox days sound great to me, I have not been at this time, but they hold a few of the important values that I hold dear to life. 

Friends check out their website           WWW.HARMONY.HR
                       you may well find it to your liking.

A quote from Vesna (from www.Harmony.hr )
''Discover the harmony in your own being.
Embrace it.
If you can do this, you will gain everything,
and the world will become healthy again.''
If you go, send me a postcard I wont be disappointed....................... Paul

Monday, 25 June 2012

Raw food is so easy Cut Toss Serve. Chad Sarno

cabbage avocado salad with hemp and coriander

cabbage avocado salad with hemp and coriander

By Chad Sarno

Serves four

* 6 cups finely-shredded cabbage (mix of purple and green)
* 1/4 cup red and yellow peppers, diced
* 1 1/2 avocadoes, diced
* 3 tablespoons hemp oil (or flax oil)
* 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons red onion or leek, diced
* 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
* 3 tablespoons loose coriander leaves
* 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

In a mixing bowl toss all ingredients together, squeezing as you mix to 'wilt' the cabbage and cream the avocado. Serve immediately.

As a variation, add chopped fresh herbs or your choice of diced vegetables. This dish works equally well if you substitute the cabbage for kale, chard or spinach. Note: Toss right before serving to retain crispness.

This recipe appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of Get Fresh! magazine.

Come and see our Salad's by Rackelle a delight to the eyes and a feast to the thigh's


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Food galore  

                Friends everywhere

Hackbridge 16th June 2012

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Sweet aromatic and Tasty

Blueberies are not the only fruit.

When tomatos are in season in England and in the greenhouse  Tomato's can give most fruits a run for its money.

Cherry Tomato's on the vine are so sweet aromatic and Tasty.

Tomato stuffed with Raspberry or Blueberry gives a pleasent twist to the fruit pudding.

Try it you might like it a lot!!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

New Mexico Wildfire Now a Record-Setting ‘Megafire’

New Mexico Wildfire Now a Record-Setting ‘Megafire’ 216,000 acres

The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history continues to burn, having already charred an area larger than New York City. Known as the Whitewater-Baldy Fire Complex, the wildfire has become another in a series of “megafires” to torch the American West due to an unprecedented combination of drought conditions, climate change, and alterations in land-management practices. To make matters worse, according to The Guardian newspaper, congressional budget cuts may restrict the federal government’s firefighting efforts during what is widely expected to be a busy wildfire season.

Firefighters work burnout operations at the Gila National Forest. Credit: U.S. Forest Service.

The Whitewater-Baldy Complex is burning in New Mexico’s rugged and mountainous Gila Wilderness, an area with steep terrain that has rendered much of the fire off limits to firefighters. Instead of attacking it from within, firefighters are trying to dig in around it, hoping to slow its spread.
The megafire is the result of a merger of two separate, relatively modest-sized fires. When the two merged in late May, the fire dramatically expanded, burning 70,000 acres in just one day. As of Friday, the fire had burned 216,000 acres, and was only 10 percent contained. More than 1,200 personnel were battling the fire. There have been no fatalities or major injuries

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Who do you think should win our Big Veggie Breakfast Butty competition?
After loads of entries we've whittled it down to our favourite 4 in the Home Cook's category and our top 2 in the Professional Chef's Category.

arrowI came third

 My Name is Paul McDonald and I have entered Sweet Awakening.

                  Send in your recipes

Also print off and try my sweet awakening for your breakfast you'll love it.

Artist's Impression of a good veggie burger (from Yahoo).

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Food Revolution Day 19th May worldwide (Actually Not aRevolution more of a COUS)
30 people came to lunch, many differant dishes several Pasta dishes, Cous Cous, Bulgar wheat, Butternut Squash, Chickpeas Falafel nuggets, Vegetable platt, Salad ...and of course a lovely Lentil Soup with Home made bread. Lots of puddings, Fig and date, Corn meal, Strawberry gateux and Ice cream. 

                           We all made new friends special thanks to Richard and the Kids, Christopher,  Rose, Simon from Fulham many from Wallington and our regular Heroes . After Lunch we watched the Jamie Oliver "TED film".The film tells how fast food is ruining some peoples life. Vegetarian Food is not only satisfying but life extending, obese as a way of life is not to be encouraged. Chose life chose vege. Next Lunch is 16th June 2012 2.15pm Hackbridge All saints Church Halls New Road CR4 4JN. SEE YOU THERE.....I Hope

Friday, 18 May 2012

Chickpea Curry light and full of flavour

This is ready for Lunch tomorrow Chick pea Curry from myself.

Sweet potato and Corn meal pudding

A bold and heavy yet delightful.

Sweet potato
Corn Meal
Coconut milk
Agave nectar
Cinnomon, Almond essence


Butternut Squash and Kidney bean chilli

Butternut Squash and Kidney Bean Chilli.

I just love the bite of Chilli

Served tomorrow 19th May 2012 at The 2 Eden Incredible Lunch Hackbridge also a whole lot more from a lot more people.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Whole life Food

Gaining that extra smile.
In March at "2EDEN INCREDIBLE LUNCH" we were joined by a lovely lady through the Vegetarian Society who is a "convenience" vegetarian, in other words she enjoyed prepared food.
This convenient type of eating habit which we all indulge in at times, can lead to a weight concern and can develop into dull unhealthy and expensive Vegetarian food.
We know prepared food of all types is generally more expensive, less healthy and more refined more processed, when compared with fresh self prepared and cooked food.
We know vegetarian food is not always healthy, it can be spoilt by over adding sugar, salt, over cooking, frying,etc, etc but we advise healthy.
she wanted to know more, she wanted help with advice while shopping, preparing vegetables, choosing cheeses, storing good food, both cooked and uncooked. She wanted to know menu planning, plate portioning, balancing sweet and sour, dividing savoury and sweets.

She wanted to know how to cook with confidence.
As she was out of our area we connected her with our friends in Redhill who are meeting her needs and providing fellowship and she is gaining the confidence that takes us from the boring B road and puts us all on the A road to life.
Can we help you gain that extra smile?
Cookery on demand if you need it we can supply it.
for further details Ring me 0208 405 1800 or email pa1mcd@yahoo.co.uk
have a look at www.2eden.blogspot.com we are not just wholesome food, we are wholelife food.
thanks for reading... Paul

Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Cowboy and the Tiger.

The Tiger of Ezra Street, London, E2

The Cowboy round the corner
         What a message,
What a Tiger!!

 what a clever painting cant say i can do this at all. The features are so clear, the shadow the nose it is just great. Love it.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Green Union Jack

The Green Union Jack
Something is wrong here and it is the environment.
Let us turn  the UK  GREEN.
How did this come about?
 "The New Green Union Jack symbolises that change; a change in attitude, a positive new green energy ambition, and a new unity. Britain can come together if we focus on our common cause, it's called climate change."
This campaign is for ZERO Carbon, and that includes PETROL. Why not read the article!
Dale today launched a new website www.dalevince.co.uk where he sets out his manifesto for a future free from carbon; "A new era, beyond carbon, driven by a second industrial revolution, fuelled by sustainable energy and completely carbon free, it's a target as well as an ambition - our idea is a world free of man made carbon by 2050. Welcome to ZERO Carbon."

Dale has a new link http://zerocarbonista.com/2009/07/02/the-green-union-hi-jack/ boycott EDF

I think it makes sense DO YOU?

Friday, 10 February 2012

BK bloomers

It is wrong to inflect suffering or death on animals for reasons of pleasure,
 amusement or convience.
BurgerKing as a company should not be approved as they encourage the killing of calves at 19.5 months
(A) when the poor female could live till 35 years.
(B) BurgerKing state Aberdeen Angus beef as their pride and joy, they should be out cast.
Proof from farmers knowledgeable websites
(A)http://www.britishangus.com/angus-profit.php (first paragraph) compared to standard beef
(B)http://www.thecattlesite.com/breeds/beef/7/aberdeen-angus/overview , (end of second paragraph) also read on to statistics and it gets even sadder when they state how maternal the females are , they lose their calfs at 12-14 weeks.
I cant agree when people say "Not supporting the BK Veggie would hurt far more animals than it would help. Please do not make Burger King regret its attempt to make it easier for customers to choose vegetarian foods."                           Burgerking is selling Veggie burgers to make a profit, not as a favour or it is not a loss leader, public opinion is getting aware that eating red meat ie beef can have cancerous effects on the human body.
One day Cancer UK will acknowledge that instead of presently saying "eat more veg and less red meat" they will say better if you dont eat red meat at all. (http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/dietandhealthyeating/) If Burgerking did not sell a veggie burger many families would not go into burgerking at all because one of the family wanted something Veggie.
We know burgerking and McDonalds are scarey dinosaurs but they will be extinct if they do not change their ways.
Oh dear,   when you support Burger king    thefries are cooked in Fish and Chicken used oil so not suitable for vegetarians (like me) so need to be removed from any reccommendation. I was quite happy with the Veggie food being there as they have their own dedicated cooking vats I read somewhere, prob Vegsoc.org ref.... website. ( http://www.burgerking.co.uk/files/documents/NutritionalInformation_26092011.pdf )
Something to consider
Thanks Paul

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WWW.veganoutreach.org Better is not good enough!

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Vegan OutreachEnewsletterJanuary 25, 2012

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Is “Better” Good Enough?

Girl & rooster
Earlier this year, Matt had the opportunity to address Australia’s Animal Activists Forum (via Skype). Here is an excerpt:
[A]sk yourself – why is it better to be a vegetarian than someone who, say, eats only “free-range” animals. Obviously, eating animals that weren’t factory farmed is better.
But as vegetarians, we don’t make our food decisions based on what is better. We want to make the best choices we can for the animals.
Well, that is exactly how Vegan Outreach looks at advocacy: We don’t want to make things somewhat better. We want to make the best choices we can for the animals.
Thanks so much to all the donors and leafleters who are doing their best for animals every day!
EDITORIAL NOTE I like this item,  there is a lot of pussy footing around the "big boys".
Pussy footing like the Vegetarian Society supporting Burger King what is that all about?
Burger King Fries are not suitable for Vegetarians, trust is important in this world Come on Vegetarian Society I have sent you proof from the Burger king website so PLEASE STOP PROMOTING Burger king fries.
Thanks Paul
Since this note I have had an email from Vegetarian Society saying that Burger King got it wrong it is a typing error that describes their fries as contaminated. I think we need to check on the inside of the shop. keep watching.....Paul

Monday, 9 January 2012

Review of reviews where in the world????

The review of reviews today we find ourselves in Jersey City.

First stop Little India, 
The area is  Newark Avenue just around John F Kennedy Blvd west and before the junction with County Road 644.
First of our little trinity
Dosa Hut Taste The Difference
777 Newark Avenue.
I like southern India food, not just because my mum was born in Delhi, strange but true.
The taste and the fresh natural ingredients make a great difference. This may be casual dinning but don’t you just love a relaxed atmosphere time to enjoy your food but don’t stay all day........
they are trying to make money.
Salkar no 806  Newark Avenue authentic enough that the workers cant all speak English, try trusting in their recommendations, you know what they eat has got to be good for many reasons.

Just up the Avenue at no 809 is Sri Ganesh’s Dosa house, I enjoy the style of Dosa food it looks interesting but there is a lot of air in those rolled Dosa’s and sometimes a little curry. I like the keen  Masala taste so someone tells me I would be at home here. It aint the Taj Mahal but the prices reflect that, after all when you are enjoying a good meal just look at your plate!

Indian food always does well it's blend its spices, colours and tastes is an all time encouragement to vegetarians everywhere.
 So Check out these delights! I do not think you will be disappointed will you?

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Look the "Incredible Lunch"

  "Incredible Lunch dates". 

all at Hackbridge SDA Church
Address All Saints Church Halls
New Road, Hackbridge CR4 4JN
0208 405 1800
all are No charge, No sermon, No catch. Incredible.

January 21st 2pm £Free the incredible Lunch incl desserts and drinks

February 18th 2pm £Free the incredible Lunch incl desserts and drinks

March 17th 2pm £Free the incredible Lunch incl desserts and drinks

April 21st 2pm £Free the incredible Lunch incl desserts and drinks

May 19th 2 pm £Free the incredible Lunch incl desserts and drinks

June 16th 2pm £Free the incredible Lunch incl desserts and drinks

these are all no charge as we want to encourage you to experiance an incredible lunch from differant nations, tribes and tongues.
Bless you all
0208 405 1800

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Cookery Classes At "A Taste of Heaven"

Cookery Classes At "A Taste of Heaven"

The purpose of the cookery classes is to introduce participants to a range of healthier alternatives to common ingredients as well as teaching them how to cook a range of quick and easy nutritionally balanced meals, which are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. People who are looking for ideas for low fat dishes and those who are seeking to reduce meat and fish in their diets, would find these classes useful.

Each session is themed and will last one and a half hours.  The health benefits of the main ingredients will also be explored.  Participants will be given samples of each of the dishes and recipes will be emailed to them.  At the end of each class, participants will explore a “shopping bag”  ~ healthy alternatives to common ingredients.  They will be given ideas about how they might be used and where to purchase them from.

Monday 9th January 2012 & repeated on Monday 5th March 2012
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Soups:  Hearty nutritious soups from around the world!
Monday 23rd January 2012
& and repeated on 19th March 2012
6:30pm – 8:00pm
One pot rice dishes.  These are examples of all in one meals which provide carbohydrates, protein and vegetables in one meal.
Monday 6th February 2012 & repeated on Monday 2nd April 2012
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Salads: Ideas for easy, balanced packed lunches.
Monday 20th February 2012 &  and repeated on Monday 16th April 2012
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Desserts: Participants will be taught to make low fat, low sugar puddings.

Facilitator: Ermine Benjamin

Contact details: 07914 187 142 OR classes@atohrestaurant.co.uk

Cost: Each session costs £30.00. A 10% discount will be given to those who sign up to all four sessions together.


A Taste of Heaven   5 Station Rise  Tulse Hill  London SE27 9BW

Ring for details of personal trainers life coaching and more.

global warming your choice

Can you see it?
Or is it blurred to you?
You dont see the relationship
between suffering animals and your dinner plate.

may you all do well this year

May you all do well this year.

your interest in being a vegan or Veggie can help wipe out world hunger.
your interest in being a vegan or Veggie can save countless animals from suffering.
chickens can roam freely, cows can live a long life, calfs can live to be adults.
your interest in being a vegan or Veggie can save the planet (at least extend its life).

Dont watch this video if you care about animals. Meat is murder still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDEDXv76zkw&feature=related        the smiths...        still valid this year and always while meat is on the menu.

No it is not a scarey video featuring dying cows pigs chickens deer, lambs but you know they suffer and what do you do?


May you all do well this year