Archive for 2010

Southern Vegan Dishes Bring Comfort to Che Cafe

Yesterday, many people went to Che Cafe at UC San Diego – a veggie hangout, co-op and music venue since 1980 – for some great vegan dishes by Southern Fried Vegan. The event was a fundraiser for the nonprofit run the Southern Fried Vegan folks called Community Animal Project (CAP). Dedicated to making animals’ lives […]

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Vegan Dessert Expert and Personal Chef to Boot

At the recent Compassion Bash, I was charmed by delicious pumpkin spiced cupcakes with cinnamon “buttercream” and candied maple pecans. The vegan dessert was a creation of Mickey’s Bakery, which started in Berkeley, CA in 2002, although Mickey Walker had been baking vegan items since attending The Natural Gourmet Institute and working as a chef […]

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Some Beloved Vegan Products

“What do you eat?” is a question often asked of vegans, so I decided to share some of the vegan products brought home from a mini-shopping spree at San Diego’s gem, People’s Organic Foods Market.  Here is a glance into some of the favorite foods of a longtime vegan. In the mornings I often have […]

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Sharing the Vegan Message

By guest writer Teagen McClain We may think the message is everywhere but some people haven’t been exposed to information about the horrible treatment of animals and the environmental devastation caused by factory farming.  Most people have no idea they can prevent or reverse heart disease and some cancers with a healthy vegan diet. So […]

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Becoming a Vegetarian? San Diego Veg Week Guides the Way

October 1 was World Vegetarian Day, an annual kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month established by North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS). This week San Diego steps up with a variety of great educational events aiming to help those interested in becoming a vegetarian through San Diego Veg Week. Today San Diego’s festivities begin with a veg […]

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Native Foods a Blessing for Vegan Cuisine

Native Foods is one of those reliably yummy places for vegan cuisine that has been around since 1994, and lucky for us all, they are expanding from their six Southern California spots into more cities. A San Diego restaurant is coming soon — they are scouting out a location. This dining gem was founded by […]

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Ten Things that Drive Vegans Crazy

By Michelle Inaba Mocarski, reprinted from Vegan Mainstream How to come up with a list of just 10 things that drive vegans crazy? When you live a lifestyle that is not mainstream, there are always going to be some roadblocks and annoyances along the way. Depending on your situation, where you work, and whether your […]

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Vegan Menu at Veg Gals Summer Party

Summer is coming to an end, and no better way to celebrate the outdoorsy season than with a pool party in lovely San Diego with a vegan menu. Several women who follow veggie diets enjoyed an afternoon of snacks and swimming in Poway. The group called Veg Gals was started around the year 2001 by […]

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Adventures in Uganda – Vegetarian Travel

Uganda is a lovely country of friendly people, a huge concentration of primates and colorful birds, beautiful mountains, and the Nile River. Vegetarians exploring Uganda have various options, but vegans need some creativity. Kampala, the capital city, is vibrant and makes a good place to fuel up on veggie fare. Indian, Greek, Italian and other […]

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

San Diego Veggie Food Updates

While it doesn’t compare to the abundance of vegetarian options in Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco, San Diego is becoming an easier place to find veggie food. Compassion Over Killing and Animal Protection and Rescue League have teamed up and impress with their new brochure, “The Vegetarian Guide to San Diego.” The Guide […]

Sunday, August 29th, 2010