“The mind is like a parachute – it only works if it’s open” ~ Jordan Maxwell
We believe in the concept of full disclosure. So here it is…. we aren’t really hippies. We don’t own any tie-dye, bell bottoms or patchouli oil. We aren’t even dirty. Sorry. We chose the name of this blog because so many times, folks have assumed that we must be dirty hippies because who else would care about the environment and eat vegan food?
Both of us are working artists living in Baltimore County, Maryland. We have a house, a Prius. We went to college – that’s where we met – and both had careers in journalism before newspapers tanked a few years back. In our daily lives, most people think we’re a little different – because we’re creatives. Not because of what we eat or how we live our lives. As far as we are concerned it’s not weird to be vegan or environmentalist. The site is about sharing our adventures in eco-living and vegan food. If you’re interested in greening up your life, that’s great – we’re happy to share what we know. If you have a fancy for vegan food, check out our eats on the site. We really do eat every dish we showcase and we truly make huge steps to maintain a green lifestyle.
A little more?
The Dirty Hippie is 36 and a Gemini. He was born in Atlanta, Ga and grew up in Nashville, Tn, the son of two parents who run an environmental engineering firm. DH loves gardening, hiking, traveling, wine-drinking and the History Channel. Though he did not grow up vegetarian, he was raised on a several-acre vegetable farm. He fell in love with veggie food when he moved in with the Bohemian Girl 12 years ago and has been meat free since. As of 2015, he has been fully vegan for six years. Environmentalism has always been part of his life and the DH’s love for nature is truly a defining part of his personality. Real name… Nathaniel.
The Bohemian Girl is 40 and a Pisces. She was born and grew up in York, Pa. and has always been bohemian at heart. She has been vegan for 21 years. Vegan food and living echoes true in her soul and she feels at home there. The BG has long been a greenie as well. She made a scene in high school by leading the Environmental Club to rifle through trash cans for cans and glass bottles in the lunch room, and shortly after, a recycling program was started in the district. She loves animals and doesn’t feel right if she doesn’t have an animal companion sharing her path in life. For ten years, that was a retired racing greyhound named Lochrima. Sad news – Lochrima died on May 1, 2015, and at the moment, there is no large animal in our home. For 6 years, there has been an African dwarf frog as well and last month, we were gifted a huge 55 gallon tank of freshwater fish from friends who were moving. When the time is right, there will be another dog companion.
Disclaimer: We don’t do “formal reviews” on this site. If we don’t like something, it’s simply not on the blog. If we highlight a product or business, we really like them. All efforts are made to assure products we show here are vegan and green. We are open to improvements, so feel free to jump in and talk to us.
Also, please note, we are not registered dieticians, clinical nutritionists, professional chefs or environmental scientists. This blog is our opinion only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or any other experts.
Additionally – many vegans elect not to eat meat or dairy “substitutes” like soy cheese, veggie burgers/slices, or soy milk. We do use these products, but make every effort in our recipes to create options if you don’t want to include them. Sometimes we can’t. Please be understanding.