Happy World Vegetarian Day, Everyone! The non-profit North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) declared October 1st World Vegetarian Day in 1977 as “an annual celebration to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” I like that! As if this day isn’t awesome enough, it also kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month. Here’s more info from … Continue reading
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Pledge to Go Veg: It’s VegWeek 2013 April 22nd-28th!
“There are 52 weeks in a year, so why not make at least one of them meat-free?” Now in its 5th year, that’s the premise behind VegWeek, a “7-day celebration highlighting the many benefits of choosing vegetarian foods — for our health, the planet, and animals.” It was launched by Compassion Over Killing, a nonprofit … Continue reading
Roundup of Vegan Tips for the Great American Meatout
March 20th marks the Great American Meatout, an international event advocating vegan diets “to save animals, protect the environment, and improve health.” Just a few changes and several substitutions really can make a world of difference for you, for animals and for the planet. So here’s a roundup of vegan tips to get you started. Continue reading
Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Fried Eggplant (aka Eggplant Parm Without the Parm)
This past Sunday night, exhausted from a weekend of running around, my partner declared he would cook me dinner. Wait, what?? Of course you can cook me dinner! Growing up in an Italian family, he loves Eggplant Parmesan. Although you certainly don’t have to be Italian to crave this dish (I’m not and I do!). … Continue reading
Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Moroccan Spiced Tomato, Chickpea and Zucchini Stew
I haven’t created a recipe in awhile. Aside from my usual veggie burgers, vegan mac and cheese and lemon rice, I haven’t ventured into experimentation in the kitchen. Perhaps it’s the oppressive heat or traveling or taking on more writing assignments. I’m currently reading The Happiness Project in which author Gretchen Rubin recounts the year … Continue reading
Guest Post: Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Ratatouille
Written by Dave Harrison, this Meat-Free Monday recipe comes from quality cookware brand Le Creuset. Ratatouille is not just a Pixar film, but a great vegetable based dish made from delicious summer vegetables, and a great choice for vegans. Traditionally, Ratatouille was a dish originating in French Provencal that was made from the summer vegetables … Continue reading
Pledge to Go Veg: It’s VegWeek 2012 April 23rd-29th!
“There are 52 weeks in a year, so why not make at least one of them meat-free?” That’s the premise behind VegWeek, a “7-day celebration highlighting the many benefits of choosing vegetarian foods—for our health, the planet, and animals.” Started by Compassion Over Killing, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization working to end animal abuse and … Continue reading
Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Giada’s Artichoke & Fresh Mint Soup
Blame the blustery, snowy New England weather. But all I want to do is curl up on the couch, sipping tea with a good book or watching a great movie. When the weather turns chilly, nothing warms you up like a hearty bowl of soup. This weekend, I watched Giada at Home with my fave … Continue reading
Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Quintessential Thanksgiving Recipes with a Vegan Twist
Not everyone’s Thanksgiving Day revolves around eating turkey. Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some traditional favorites…with a twist! Now’s a great time to start some new food traditions…cruelty-free. Here’s last year’s post, Vegan Thanksgiving Extravaganza, an oldie but a goodie with recipes by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Karla Marx and Donna Klein for: … Continue reading
Meat-Free Monday Recipe: More Halloween Recipes!
Happy Halloween, Peeps! I just posted a decadent recipe for Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups via Alicia Silverstone. Looking for more themed dishes for the holiday? Then check out these seasonal vegan recipes: Butternut Squash Risotto adapted from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Pumpkin Ravioli with Pine Nut Cream Sauce Vegan Cocoa Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau In … Continue reading