Why Beans and Bikes?

Black Beans and Bikes is my blog on vegan food and culture. I focused on beans and bikes for the title because I feel those are two components to a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. I heard a poet once say (I can’t remember which one), guns and cars are two technologies that have outlived there usefulness. I think so too. Beyond the car is the bicycle, public transportation and walking. We tend to focus on the new and exciting technology in front of us and claim progress (in this case that is the electric car), without analyzing if the new replacement is really an improvement or a passing convenience. And same with food. The vegan culture is so focused on meat replacements, yet the answer has been in our cupboard all along. Slow cooking and an active commute will lead to a much healthier and stress free lifestyle. Now with regards to guns – I don’t want to go there here today. That’s a loaded topic. But I agree with the poet as well. It’s time to find better ways.

This post was written during my trolley ride into work.