Archive for 2010

Always New Spots for San Diego Veggie Food

Even for people quite versed in the veggie food scene, new (and some only new to me) San Diego sites for meat-free munching keep popping up. Influx Cafe in Golden Hill and Little Italy is a modern place serving a rather tasty and original vegan sandwich with a funny name: “Tofu 1,” composed of baked […]

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Vegan Cuisine on Christmas at Cafe in Santa Monica

Lucky for me and some friends who also found themselves in Los Angeles and wanting lunch on the famous Dec. 25 holiday, Golden Mean Vegan Cafe, an organic restaurant, welcomed us with wholesome organic vegan cuisine and friendly staff. Owner Aaron Glassman started the place in Santa Monica about two years ago to “create a […]

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Vegetarian Travel Easier Thanks to Hare Krishna

“Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare . . .” is the  chant you may remember from the rock musical and movie “Hair” or from the groups of people marching around certain cities at night. The Hare Krishna movement, also known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), is an international devotion with […]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Green Holiday – Decor

Reprinted from The Healthy Voyager To the Jingle Bells Tune: “Waste, waste, waste. Spend, spend, spend. Time to waste and spend!” That seems to be the theme for the holiday season. But it doesn’t have to be. The holidays can be just as vibrant, pretty and inviting as always but it all can be done […]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Hemp Seeds Boost Vegan Nutrition

Navitas Naturals, the company I raved about earlier when they sent samples of cacao and other fine natural products, has added organic hemp seed to their line of superfoods. Hemp is one of the earliest known plants cultivated internationally and one of the world’s most nutritious ingredients which can be added to a wide variety […]

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Vegan Blog Hits 100 Articles – Got Feedback?

As this 100th posting comes to life, I reflect on having produced this vegan blog for over a year now. A writer and veggie of many years, I created this website out of passion and with much patience from a consultant, Stephanie Redcross of Vegan Mainstream. I came into the world with a compassion for […]

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Veggie Food for the Holidays

It’s the time of year for holiday treats and for reflecting on what gratitude means to you. Several years ago I decided to spend Thanksgiving with the abundance of veggie dishes like potatoes, greens, Tofurky, stuffing, cranberries and the like, and not with turkey, out of compassion for animals, the planet, and our health.  Since […]

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Alu Methi Tikki – a Taste of Indian Vegan Cuisine

Article and photos by George Vutetakis, reprinted from The Vegetarian Guy Vegetarian traditions are found in cultures around the world, with India being the most prominent.  As a young man, I journeyed there four times and experienced the marvelous cuisine first-hand in homes, temples restaurants and street cafes.  I learned the value of treating every […]

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Forks Over Knives Highlights Vegan Nutrition

About 40 people attended a film screening that created buzz for the movie “Forks Over Knives” coming to theaters March 11. The event was held in North San Diego County and organized by Janice Stanger, author of The Perfect Formula Diet, and a few other plant-based nutrition fans. Before the movie, we dined on fresh […]

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Vegans Diets Encouraged at Veggie Pride Parade LA

It was fun in the sun at the second annual Veggie Pride Parade put on by Animal Acres today. While San Diego was gray and rainy, in nearby Los Angeles the clouds moved out of the way for the event held near the Victorian Hotel in Santa Monica. In honor of Halloween tomorrow, or just […]

Saturday, October 30th, 2010