Archive for 2010

Vegetarian Travel in Uganda

I am still jetlagged since returning from lovely Uganda two days ago, but I wanted to share my experiences with vegetarian travel in Uganda. If being a vegetarian, and even more so vegan, is uncommon in the U.S., it was even rarer in Uganda. Someone who had spent a lot of time in Uganda said […]

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

I Dreamed of Africa – Vegetarian Travel Gets Wild

Finally chasing my dream of many years, I am taking my first trip to Africa next week. My heart has long felt a connection to the region and the people. To explore a continent filled with many countries (about 50, the counts I have seen vary) it could take years. In three weeks I will […]

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Vegan Dishes Left and Right at Community Farm

July 17 was La Milpa Organica Farm’s potluck and movie, held on the third Saturday of each month and well-loved by many in the San Diego area. The event, held at the farm five miles north of Escondido, consists of a free open house during which people tour the farm and learn where their food […]

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Australia Boasts Raw Foods Diet Expert

Dr. Sandeep Gupta is an expert in nutritional medicine and raw foods who lives in Australia. His interests lie in treating anxiety and depression, heart disease, and other health problems.  Gupta walks his healthy lifestyle talk by practicing meditation and yoga and also plays many musical instruments. Gupta is proactive about his education, currently studying […]

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A Vegan Menu, Delivered to Your Home

Would you like to have organic meals delivered to your front door? If you live in the San Diego area, you are in luck, as personal chef and Certified Nutrition Counselor Rose McClain would love to feed you. Choose several items from a vegan menu through Rose’s Organic Kitchen, started over 10 years ago. Rose […]

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

36 Years Since Becoming a Vegetarian

It is unbelievable how life flies by, seemingly more so the older we get. As I turn 40 today I reflect on the journey since becoming a vegetarian 36 years ago — a choice I made as a four-year-old. My decision was supported by my mother who was already conscious of animal cruelty but was […]

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Vegetarian Leaders Everywhere at PlanetFest

I had a blast at PlanetFest 2010- the second annual Vegan Earth Day in Orange County on June 27, put on by Bob Linden of GoVeganRadio and filled with vegetarian leaders. It was a sunny day and a good flow of people attended throughout the day. Many booths provided educational info, and delicious veggie food […]

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Vegetarian Dating – One Click Away

Steve Urow has been running VeggieDate since 1999 when he started the vegetarian dating website to make it easier for people who believe in the “vegetarian lifestyle” to meet. Vegetarians are very geographically spread out and hard to meet, and it is difficult to find support and encouragement in this meat-eating world, he says. VeggieDate […]

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Veggie Health Easy Thanks to Local Nonprofit

Veggie health — the well-being of not only vegetarians and vegans but vegetables themselves — is easy when we  have a nonprofit like San Diego Roots, which has been strengthening the local food movement since 2001. While they don’t focus on vegetarian issues, they address the bigger picture of sustainability within our urban food system […]

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Show Displays Creativity of Veggie People

On June 17 at  a packed Swedenborg Hall in San Diego, Barbara Cole-Gates — not only an activist but one of the creative veggie people California is graced with — performed her one-woman show, Surviving Chrysalis. The three-part show explores key turning points in a woman’s life – from becoming a new mother to losing […]

Saturday, June 19th, 2010