Archive for 2009

African-American Experts Promote Vegan Health and Lifestyle

People of all backgrounds are vegetarians, and within the African-American community some people deserve recognition for their contributions to the veggie movement.  It has been said there are over 1.5 million African-Americans in the U.S. who are vegetarian, so it is vital to have leaders who can guide this growing population. Bryant Terry is one […]

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Author of Vegetarian Cookbooks and VegTV Host Shines

I first heard of Marie Oser, best-selling author, writer/producer and host of VegTV 15 years ago. I’d been a vegan for only a few years, and bought one of her vegetarian cookbooks called Luscious Low-fat Desserts to learn how to make sweet things without dairy or eggs. The mission was accomplished, and years later Oser […]

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Becoming Vegan? Ellen Leads the Way

Whether you’re craving tamales, potato latkes, or something else for the holidays, you’ll find vegan recipes on the website of popular TV show host Ellen DeGeneres, who’s generous in providing veggie-friendly resources for fans. Since putting down the cheeseburgers and steak she loved and going vegan, Ellen has served as a source of nutritional information, […]

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Vegetarian Travel in Tropical Paradise – Postcards Cafe

What is minutes from the Bali Hai mountains famous from the movie “South Pacific,” caters to people following vegan diets, and has been visited by the 911 firefighters and the Clintons? Postcards Cafe in Hanalei on the island of Kauai, Hawaii is probably the only place with such a unique claim to fame. You are […]

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Veggie Food Making Headway in School Lunches

Time stated in “Brief History: School Lunches” that 80% of U.S. schools serve lunches with more saturated fat than recommended, and 42%  offer no daily fresh fruits or vegetables. Progress is being made, however. This year the government allocated $40 million for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for elementary schools, and on the local […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Eco Friendly Shopping Surprises

Pondering what to buy loved ones for the holidays? Fortunately, in this time of environmental crisis, many innovative products can be found while doing some eco friendly shopping beneficial for both the planet and the animals.  Gaiam has been making green household goods for years, like rechargeable batteries and cozy-looking organic bedding. I bought my […]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Vegan Desserts and Bakeries Blossoming

Gone are the days of Ener-G Egg Replacer being the main ingredient that comes to mind for baking vegan desserts. Nowadays we have not only many possible egg and dairy substitutes for baking at home, but stores and bakeries selling vegan desserts across the U.S. On the East Coast, Sticky Fingers Bakery in Washington DC […]

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Thanksgiving Much Improved for Veggie People

This year with vegetarian and vegan cuisine in the limelight, even a holiday strongly tied to a traditional turkey meal is being looked at through new lenses by Martha Stewart and NBC. With vegan recipes now widely accessible on the Internet and vegetarian cookbooks sprouting up all over, Thanksgiving has surprisingly turned into a rather […]

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Author of Vegetarian Cookbooks Inspires at L.A. Event

Vegan and vegetarian cookbooks are all the rage now, but How it all Vegan, with 1/4 million copies sold, is one of the originals known for making vegan cuisine accessible and easy for newcomers. The book’s 10th anniversary was celebrated at a benefit held by Compassion Over Killing and Positive Television. Sarah Kramer, who co-wrote […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Enjoy the Fruits of Vegetarian Travel

Have you ever vacationed at a bed and breakfast located on a farm full of fresh organic fruits and veggies you can harvest? Adventurous, health-conscious folks will find vegetarian travel options like these expanding every year. I had the pleasure of apprenticing years ago at North Country Farms in breathtaking Kauai, Hawaii. Therefore I can […]

Friday, November 13th, 2009