Archive for the 'Animals' Category

Chocolate for a Cause

Rescue Chocolate is not only organic, vegan, fair-traded and certified kosher — all the things conscious shoppers want in their treats — but it’s delicious and the company gives 100% of the net profits to animal rescue groups around the U.S.! Each flavor represents a different rescue issue, and the chocolate bar names are creative: […]

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Forward Thinking: It’s Time for Sliding Scale Animal Clinics

Sara Vaz, one of my dear friends, is the CEO of Clifford Animal Foundation, a new Oceanside non-profit which provides veterinary services to low-income clients through 30 to 50 percent discounts, based on need! Check out this article on Clifford Animal Foundation written by Lisa Lipsey in Rage Magazine San Diego Edition –see page 65. […]

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

August 22 Fundraiser in NY the Place to Be

I was lucky enough to share a few hours in San Diego with the inspirational young Kristin Lajeunesse — social media whiz and traveler extraordinaire — as her trip was nearing its end months ago. We met through her great work with Vegan Mainstream. The “Will Travel for Vegan Food” tour took Kristin to 48 […]

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Featured Interview: Compassion Couture Cultivates Style

Reprinted from Vegan Mainstream, written by Jessi Stafford Compassion Couture is a brand spanking new start-up run by the ever-fashionable and driven sister team, Jill and Tracey Spiritus. While working in the “hustle and bustle of corporate America,” the sisters realized they wanted a little more, and subsequently redirected their focus with a stylish, animal-friendly site to […]

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Prabhat, the Man Who Never Stops

Prabhat Gautam has an amazing list of accomplishments. He started Positive Television in 2003, wanting to inspire people to do more good in the world through watching celebrities talking about their causes and charities. About 90% of his work with Positive Television is related to veggie causes. In 5th grade he learned about how many […]

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

San Diego Veg Week – Third Year of Fun!

By Teagen McClain, guest writer September 25 kicks off the third annual San Diego Veg Week when hundreds of people pledge to go vegetarian or vegan for one week.   Coordinated by APRL (The Animal Protection and Rescue League), Veg Week assists the newly veg and veg-curious alike in making healthy compassionate food choices. These days […]

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Energized by Mexican Veggie Couple

Her Facebook photos of delicious meals she prepares entice many people,  so it’s good news Nrgy Gonzalez has a bilingual blog now! In Vegan a la Mexicana, she shares her positive outlook and passion for healthy food. In the past, Nrgy hated eating animal products and also wasn’t a big fan of veggies. When she […]

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Vegan Restaurant Opening in Encinitas

Reprinted from Encinitas Patch, article by Marlena Medford Nuevo Native Nachos Native Foods Café, an organic vegan restaurant, is opening in November at the Encinitas Village shopping center off Encinitas Boulevard and El Camino Real. Founded in 1994 by chef Tanya Petrovna, the restaurant chain aims to satisfy vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike. That’s achieved […]

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Australian Author’s New Book Supports Animal Sanctuary

My friend Ron Prasad’s mission in life is simple and altruistic – to empower people, and to save animals. With his purpose in mind, he wrote a book called WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Simple Insights For Your Inspiration And Empowerment. His goal in writing this book was to give people the keys to discovering […]

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Exciting Weekend for San Diego Food Events

This is a great weekend for San Diego food-related events, so hopefully people will brave the possibly rainy forecast. Saturday, April 9 from 2-4:30 pm there is an event to benefit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, hosted by Dustine Gallagher, Cynthia Lingg, Lisa Osborne, Ronnie Steinau, and Animal Protection and Rescue League. The speaker […]

Saturday, April 9th, 2011