Vegan Living

Vegan MoFo: Celebrating Fabulous Vegan Food All Month-Long

Posted on October 10, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

While the month of October often conjures images of bright pumpkins, vibrantly hued falling leaves, spiced apple cider and Halloween costumes, it also celebrates Vegan MoFo. What is Vegan MoFo you ask?? No, it doesn’t stand for vegan motherf***er, the … Continue reading →

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Vida Vegan Con: Story-Making & Food Blogging (There’s a Dragon in My Tempeh Taco…)

Posted on August 28, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Storytelling is an art. Threading seemingly disparate ideas together, weaving in your thoughts and emotions, may seem to come naturally while eluding others. But everyone has a voice yearning to be heard. When you blog, you’re expressing yourself. How do … Continue reading →

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Vida Vegan Con: Extreme Food Writing Makeover

Posted on August 28, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

As I’m a huge foodie AND an aspiring writer, I yearn to strengthen my food writing skills. So I attended the Extreme Food Writing Makeover at Vida Vegan Con with cookbook author Dynise Balcavage, cookbook author and Urban Vegan blogger. … Continue reading →

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Vida Vegan Con: Vegan Nutrition

Posted on August 28, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Hi Everyone! Here at the Nutrition Panel for Vida Vegan Con. Whether going vegan for health reasons or dealing with friends and family curious where you get your protein, vegans frequently deal with nutrition. Reading nutrition labels, necessary nutrients, how … Continue reading →

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Vida Vegan Con: Vegan Travel Tips

Posted on August 28, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Hi Everyone! Here at the Travel Panel at Vida Vegan Con. Traveling to a new city or town and you’re not sure where to eat? Where’s the most veg-friendly city in the world? This panel covered those questions and more. … Continue reading →

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Vida Vegan Con: The Accidental Journalist

Posted on August 27, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Hi Everyone! I’m at the Accidental Journalist panel at Vida Vegan Con. When you become a blogger, you might not think of yourself this way but you essentially become a journalist. This panel covered techniques for bloggers on grammar, style, … Continue reading →

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Vida Vegan Con: Live-Blogging Welcome Address

Posted on August 27, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Hi Everyone! I’m live-blogging the Welcome Address of Vida Vegan Con with the Vida Vegan Founders (Janessa Philemon-Kerp, Michele Truty and Jess Scone) and Special Speaker Laura Beck, founding editor of Vegansaurus! and VegNews Editor-at-Large and columnist. Beck, who is super … Continue reading →

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Walking in a Vegan Wonderland: Off to Vida Vegan Con!

Posted on August 27, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Well The Opinioness is off to another conference this weekend. That’s my third this year! Road trip!! This time I’m headed to Portland, Oregon for the 1st ever Vida Vegan Con. Co-founded by fab vegan bloggers Janessa Philemon-Kerp, Michele Truty and … Continue reading →

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No Such Thing As Bad Publicity? A Feminist Vegan’s Opinions on PETA’s Latest Porn Stunt

Earlier this week, I found out from Feministe that PETA will launch a porn site. Wait, don’t they do that already what with their marketing campaigns chock full of nude women and scantily clad celebs?? Nope, folks…this time they’re pushing … Continue reading →

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Celebrating Earth Day: 10 Tips for Going Green

Posted on April 22, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

As today marks Earth Day, it always makes me reflect on the world I want to live in.  I want to live in a world free from sexism, misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ageism, animal cruelty, hunger, poverty, pollution and … Continue reading →

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A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: Do a Vegan Magazine’s Meat & Dairy Photos Taint Their Reputation?

Posted on April 21, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

If you’re a vegan, or even if you’re not due to the mainstream coverage in the NY Times, CNN, NPR and others, you’ve probably heard about the VegNews scandal.  For those who don’t know, an uproar erupted on the internet … Continue reading →

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Happy Birthday to Me: The Opinioness Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary with Not One But Two Giveaways!

Posted on April 16, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Yay it’s The Opinioness’ 1st Birthday!!!  Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to read my posts…you have no idea what it means to me.  I still can’t believe one year has passed since I … Continue reading →

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What Meat-Free Monday Recipes Would You Like The Opinioness to Cook?

Posted on March 21, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

I know you’re all used to hearing from me with my big mouth uttering a plethora of opinions.  I mean I AM The Opinioness after all!  But now I want to hear from you!  I’ve been blogging for almost a … Continue reading →

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10 Tips for Going Vegetarian or Vegan

Posted on March 20, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Time to get your veg on peeps…today’s the Great American Meatout!!  Launched in 1985 by FARM, a national non-profit, Meatout is an international event that “advocates plant-based (vegan) diets to save animals, protect the environment, and improve health.”  Eating less … Continue reading →

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I’ll Drink to That: Vegan Beer, Wine & Cocktails Perfect for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patty’s Day!! Here in Boston, this Irish holiday is a big deal.  Drinking, food, live music and a kick-ass parade in Southie (the 2nd largest in the U.S.).  Did I mention drinking??  Of course St. Patrick’s Day is … Continue reading →

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Move Over Bacon, Now There’s Something Leaner: Oprah and Her Staff “Lean Into” a Vegan Diet

Posted on February 2, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Going vegan; a lifestyle that raises curiosity and questions.  With numerous cookbooks and celebs, more people than ever are wondering what’s so great about being vegan.  No stranger to food politics, Oprah has championed for food awareness ever since she … Continue reading →

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When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie: Happy Vegan Pizza Day!

Posted on January 29, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Alright I’ve got some exciting food news.  Today marks the unofficial (but should totally BE official) holiday the 1st annual Vegan Pizza Day.  C’mon people, this is history in the making!!  Sponsored by Teese Vegan Cheese made by Chicago Soydairy … Continue reading →

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License to Kill: Sarah Palin Shoots a Caribou on TV, Accuses Those Who Eat Meat & Oppose Hunting of Hypocrisy

Posted on December 13, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Okay so everyone’s favorite political villain…yes, Sarah Palin, I’m talking to you…is in the media yet AGAIN.  A new TV show on TLC, on Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People TV special, supposedly rigging daughter Bristol’s Dancing with the Stars … Continue reading →

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With Friends Like These: Alicia Silverstone’s Damaging Comment Regarding Cheating on Her Vegan Diet

Posted on November 19, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

As The Opinioness, I’ve certainly earned that title with my opinionated nature.   Yet I try to be as non-judgmental as possible.  Really, I do.  Part of the reason I’m such a liberal is that I believe people deserve the … Continue reading →

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Choose or Lose: Vote Today and Make Your Voice Heard

Posted on November 2, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Okay, everyone…it’s that time of year again…time to vote!  I know, I know, I keep harping on the fact that we all need to participate in the political process.  But I strongly believe in the power of choice; choosing our … Continue reading →

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World Vegetarian Day Recipe: Quick & Easy Tomato Veggie Soup

Posted on October 1, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

I know, I know…you’re all thinking, “What’s The Opinioness doing posting a recipe on a Friday??”  But I wanted to share a recipe with all of you in honor of World Vegetarian Day! October 1st isn’t only World Vegetarian Day, … Continue reading →

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The Undomestic Goddess: Is Cooking Anti-Feminist?

Posted on October 1, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

I read cookbooks, the way most people read novels.  I watch cooking shows, dreaming of their glorious stainless steel kitchens.  I love to cook but that wasn’t always so.  Growing up, my mother hated cooking, a result of being forced … Continue reading →

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Lady in Red…Meat: Should We Condemn Lady Gaga for Wearing a Meat Dress?

Posted on September 18, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Okay…the meat dress.  As we all know by now, Lady Gaga donned a raw meat dress (yes, folks it was real) for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).  As the resident vegan at work, my colleague Nai exuberantly asked my … Continue reading →

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Primary Colors: Voice Your Choice and Rock Your Vote

Posted on September 14, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

So I’m a not-so-secret political junky.  Politics is fascinating as it touches our lives on a daily basis.  Primary elections are being held today in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.  They’re important as they … Continue reading →

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What’s Cooking? Review of Boston-area Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant Red Lentil

Posted on August 27, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

You all know my obsession with food.  I mean, I write and cook recipes, incessantly watch cooking shows like Top Chef and Cupcake Wars and I love to eat.  As two of my 15 fave vegan restaurants in Boston closed … Continue reading →

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The Devil Wears Fur (and Prada): Documentary ‘Skin Trade’ Exposes the Truth about Fur in the Fashion Industry

Posted on August 12, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

The exquisite Chanel jackets…the lush Prada bags…the sexy Jimmy Choo shoes…I love watching the movie The Devil Wears Prada; getting lost in the eye candy whirlwind of NYC and high fashion.  Like many people, flipping through the glossy pages of … Continue reading →

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New York, I Love You: My Fave Vegan Places in NYC

Posted on July 1, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Last weekend, I traveled to New York City.  I adore NYC…the noise, the lights, the architecture, art, hustle and bustle…simply everything.  Even when I had to descend into the sweltering bowels of Hades (aka subway stations…why no fans, MTA??) drenched … Continue reading →

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Talkin’ Bout a Revolution: New Documentary ‘FRESH’ Provides Hope on Sustainable Food Movement

Posted on June 20, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

As you all know, I love movies and I love food.  This past Friday night, I fused those two passions as I saw the new documentary FRESH playing at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square.  Directed and produced by Ana … Continue reading →

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Judge Me Tender: 10 Myths About Vegans

Posted on June 10, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

As I’ve been living veg for 15 years now, I’ve encountered many assumptions about veganism.  So I’ll be your vegan ambassador and dispel some pervasive myths out there. 1. MYTH: Vegans don’t get enough calcium. When people think of calcium, … Continue reading →

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: My Favorite Vegan Restaurants in Boston

Posted on May 14, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Oh, Boston…steeped in history from the Freedom Trail to the Public Library yet so stuck in puritanical tradition, like having bars close at 2am and the T shutting down around midnight.  Trust me, as a vegan living in this quaint … Continue reading →

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Mr. Smith Goes to Vegetarianism: Politicians Go Veg

Posted on April 30, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Today’s the last day of VegWeek (April 24-30) in Maryland, an event encouraging people to eat vegetarian.  Compassion Over Killing, a nonprofit working to end animal abuse and promote veganism, organized the festivities, which include cooking classes, food sampling, movie … Continue reading →

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Stay Classy, Planet Earth: 10 Tips for Going Green

Posted on April 22, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Happy Earth Day!  Today is a great time to stop and smell the roses…literally!  We live at such a frenzied, chaotic pace that it’s important every now and again to take a moment to connect with the world around us. … Continue reading →

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(Not) Just Another Manic Monday: Happy Meat-Free Monday!

Posted on April 19, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Monday is no one’s fave day of the week.  I know I hate it, the memory of the weekend fading into the distance as I face another work week.  But now there’s a reason to start celebrating the first day … Continue reading →

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