Grateful and Healthy

It’s the time of year for spending chilly days with loved ones and focusing on gratitude. As Oprah says, being grateful is by far the most powerful thing you can do to change your life. I keep a daily gratitude journal, noting even the small things like a colorful candle on my table or a […]

Wednesday, November 27th, 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

Gardening on the Cheap: Your Guide to Getting Started this Spring

Reprinted from Vegan Mainstream By Ellen Jaffe Jones, Guest Contributor  My daughter recently said to me, “Mom, I hate to eat tomatoes at restaurants. I keep remembering how delicious and sweet the tomatoes were that we used to grow in our organic garden. Most tomatoes I taste now pale by comparison.” This was the same […]

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The Urban Organic Gardener on Green Living and Real Food

Feature Interview – Reprinted from Vegan Mainstream, by Courtney Pool Several years ago Mike Lieberman started getting serious about growing his own food. He lived in a New York apartment, knew nothing about gardening, and had zero space that most people would think of as suitable for a garden. But he had a fire escape. […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Online V-stream Magazine!

From Vegan Mainstream: This 69-page online magazine is packed with articles from your favorite vegan bloggers, community leaders, chefs, and activists. Learn from them how to transform your kitchen, how fashion can save animals, what to say to the vegan opposition, why it’s time to overcome the fear of change, the challenges of transitioning a […]

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

This Writer Needs Some Vegging Out

I just wanted to let readers know that after blogging regularly for almost three years on all things vegetarian and vegan, I’ll be putting more time into rejuvenation.  You’ll find me doing Chopra Center (and other) guided meditations, cooking fresh meals at home, working on fitness, building quality relationships, and more. And of course, conserving […]

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Guest Blogger: Making a Veggie Connection

Reprinted from Vegan Mainstream – written by guest blogger Finding a vegetarian/vegan soul mate may have been daunting in the past, but the internet has made the world a smaller and friendlier place. Why online dating? You may spend years hoping to find that special person, but with online dating you could be presented with hundreds, […]

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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

Loving Hut’s Second San Diego Spot Opens

Many people came out to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Loving Hut Asian vegan restaurant in Mira  Mesa, which will hopefully follow in the successful footsteps of the one on El Cajon Blvd.  Loving Hut claims to be the fastest growing international chain of vegan restaurants. The entertainment was by Nominjin of Mongolia who […]

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

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