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What To Get The Cook???

You may have some cooks on your Christmas list. Maybe you are a cook yourself. Several vegan cookbooks have hit the shelves lately, and we are having a look at five of them. Disclosure: I received Decadent, Gluten-Free Baking and OATrageous Oatmeals free from the publisher in return for a review. I purchased the remaining books. In no particular order: OATrageous...

Cost Of Becoming Vegan

Cost of Becoming Vegan by Suzanna McGee When people think of organic vegetables and fruits, they think, “It’s too expensive.” On the contrary, you will find that transitioning to plant-based nutrition will cost less, and depending on your sources, can be significantly less. If you buy your plants when they are in season, the prices will be very low....

Vegan Parenting Priorities

Before we adopted our son, while I was researching raising vegan children I quickly realized that birthday parties were going to be a huge concern for many nonvegans. The notion of a vegan child having to abstain from nonvegan birthday cake is surprisingly appalling to many nonvegans. I brushed the issue aside and simply assumed I would always be prepared...

AR 2014: So Much!

I attended the Animal Rights Conference in Los Angeles this year, held from July 10 through the 13th, with my daughter. We arrived Thursday night and left Saturday night, so we did not attend the dinner or any of the events Sunday or Monday. Lobby of Westin The most noticeable aspect of this conference was how large it’s become: * More organizations...

The Largest Animal Neglect Case In U.S. History

You’ve seen Earthlings and Food Inc. You’ve heard of Forks Over Knives, Vegucated, and Fast Food Nation. Maybe The Cove and Blackfish are big on your radar. Or you’ve seen Peaceable Kingdom, Fowl Play, or The Witness. Now there’s a new documentary in this vein: Turlock. Turlock is a documentary about one singular animal rescue story. But instead of...

Veganism Is Inexpensive

It’s time to kill the myth that veganism is expensive. The truth is that being a vegan doesn’t cost much. Veganism is cheap. First, the evidence: According to a 2007 MSN MoneyCentral article, the cheapest cuts of beef, such as ground round, average $3 per pound; boneless chicken breasts cost $3.40 a pound; and canned tuna costs around $2 per pound....

Veggie Grill Heads For Carlsbad

      The popular Veggie Grill is coming to Carlsbad. On January 22 the chain’s 23rd location will open at  965 Palomar Airport Road.  To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will thank every guest in line between 10 am and 11 am on January 22 with a $20 Veggie Grill gift card, and one lucky patron will win “Veggie Grill for a year”. Going to LegoLand...

As Appealing As Possible

Matt Ball at the Vegan Outreach blog describes a common problem for vegan educators: “Vegan Outreach often receives criticism that the meal examples / food items we mention don’t measure up. We should promote only whole foods, or raw foods, or cheap foods, or organic / veganic foods, or local foods, or foods sold at vegan-only stores, etc.” I’ve experienced...

How Do Vegans Do Halloween?

Q: What do you do about Halloween? So many candies have milk or gelatin in them. A: Lots of vegan bloggers have covered the issue of vegan Halloween candy. There are plenty of choices available to hand out for Halloween. For example, vegan chocolates and candy bars include Sjaaks, Go Max Go candy bars, Rescue Chocolate, Crispy Cat bars, Lulu’s and...

11 Articles About Meat & The Environment

You might want to bookmark this list: 1. “Livestock’s Long Shadow”:http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.htm An in-depth report about the environmental impacts of animal agribusiness. The report was published in 2006 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2. “Putting Meat on The Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production...

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