Archive for 2009

The Blooming of Leo Flowers, a Veggie Comedian

Leo Flowers, who went from counseling married couples and inmates through a Master’s program to sassy stand-up comedian, delivers candid insights that make us ponder, “I should have thought of that!” Flowers is blossoming not only in his career — having toured the U.S. for seven years — but in his personal journey. He frequents […]

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Vegetarian-Friendly Travel!

Life has significantly improved for vegetarian travelers. Not only are businesses centered on this newfound niche, but an abundance of online resources has burst onto the scene. For instance, to plan an environmentally- or veggie-friendly vacation, you’ll find relief by contacting Donna Zeigfinger of Green Earth Travel. For years she has been organizing volunteer tours […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Enamored with a Farmer’s Market

I fell in love today. Surprisingly the culprit was a Farmer’s Market. San Diego has 40 markets I am slowly exploring. The one that got to my heart was in Little Italy. This was three or four blocks of sunshiny heaven, where live jazz and Latin music played and people spilled out of nearby European-style […]

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

A Vegetarian Fitness Trainer and Healer

Jerome Gross, who was raised in San Diego, has been sharing his gifts as a healer, yoga teacher and fitness expert with his Southern California community since 1995. As the adage goes, “healer, heal thyself.” Gross strongly models keeping in shape physically and emotionally. Six days a week, he does 1.5 hours of core fitness […]

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Veggie Parenting Boosted by Web Resources

Many people who follow vegetarian or vegan diets come to a crossroads when they decide to have children. Should their children be raised veggie too, and how will the family handle meals if one parent eats meat? What should parents do when their children go to a friend’s house where they may be served anything […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

San Diego Vegetarian Options Keep on Growing

New veggie-friendly places are always being discovered in San Diego! Here are some updates since my VegDining.com articles posted under 2007. Rancho’s Store in North Park closed (though their restaurant next door is still hopping, as is the one in Ocean Beach). Earth Food hot dog stand which was run by our awesome local Animal […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Moving Past Cancer

In the last week, I was inspired by two survivors of cancer — both great teachers of courage and overcoming challenges some would consider daunting. Deborah Shemesh learned 29 years ago that she had melanoma. She was a beautiful blonde swimsuit model. Doctors thought all her childhood years of getting burnt at the beach in […]

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Updates: Kauai, Hawaii: Gorgeous, Veg-Friendly Paradise

By Paige Newman, Exclusive to VegDining.com See Updates in Comment Section Below Kauai, the “Garden Island” of Hawaii, is not only rife with natural beauty – from lush rainforests and mountains to amazing beaches – but offers a variety of options for vegetarian visitors. I roost on the North Shore, close to the roosters who […]

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Vegetarian in Los Angeles: A Feast of Global Choices

See Comments Section Below for Updates by Paige Newman and Jon Charles Newman, Exclusive to VegDining.com The Los Angeles area is huge, and since it is a greatly international region, you can find numerous vegetarian choices – everything from Mexican eateries and Thai vegan restaurants to farmer’s markets and dozens of health food stores. Tags: […]

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

New Years Around the World: Vision Magazine

By Paige A. Newman Many people in the United States associate New Year’s Eve with watching an 11,875 pound Waterford crystal ball on TV as it drops during a live countdown to midnight in New York’s Times Square. The next morning, they awaken from champagne-induced hangovers, again turning on the TV for the Pasadena Rose […]

Friday, January 2nd, 2009