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

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

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

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

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

Meier Fueled by Helping Animals

I had the pleasure last year of meeting and recently interviewing Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing (COK).  Vegan for the last 15 years, Meier leads a team of staff and volunteers highly dedicated to helping animals. COK is a powerful voice for farmed animals, from ending the egg industry’s misleading “Animal Care […]

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

25th Annual Meatout Day Helps With Becoming a Vegetarian

March 20 was the 25th anniversary of the globally celebrated Meatout Day. For this event, different organizations around the world give out vegetarian and vegan food samples and information, hold cooking demos and more, to help people with becoming a vegetarian for at least one day. Meatout is coordinated by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), […]

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Vegetarian Leaders Support Flexitarian Diet

Rather than go cold turkey (oops, Tofurky) by cutting out meat completely, some people prefer dabbling in vegetarianism.  A “flexitarian” is someone who actively integrates meatless meals into his or her diet when possible but isn’t a full-time vegetarian, according to The Humane Society of the United States. Some vegetarian leaders are in favor of […]

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Compassionate Woman Beyond Her Years

Kath Rogers became a vegetarian at age 9, when as an only child very bonded to her dog, she felt like animals were meant to be friends.  At 13, she looked up “animal rights” on the Internet, realized eggs and dairy involved cruelty to animals, and became a vegan. “Once you know (about cruelty), then it’s a […]

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Vegetarian Events Growing in Popularity Internationally

My activism traces back to age four when I had a light bulb moment filled with compassion for animals and declared I would never eat meat again. In college, I founded an animal rights club, and later volunteered at EarthSave, founded by John Robbins of Diet for a New America fame. For years now I […]

Friday, September 25th, 2009