‘Diet for a New America’ an ‘important read’

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‘Diet for a New America’ an ‘important read’

“The purveyors of the Great American Food Machine don’t want you to know how the animals have lived, whose flesh, milk, and eggs end up in your body. They also don’t want you to know the health consequences of consuming the products of such a system, nor do they want you to know its environmental […]

Put compassion into family’s summer entertainment

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 | No Comments
Put compassion into family’s summer entertainment

Growing up, I attended circuses, visited zoos, marine parks and the like. Looking back now, I will never truly understand why I did not see behind the wizard’s curtain into what really was going on underneath the laughter and the lure of watching animals in such an unnatural habitat. After all, they were brought into my habitat, […]

Give chickpeas a chance

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 | No Comments
Give chickpeas a chance

I don’t like to write on an empty stomach, so I just finished a tempeh-bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwich on toasted sourdough bread with turmeric vegenaise. When people are not familiar with a vegan diet and all of the vast and varied menus we can create, they tend to think we eat lettuce and […]

Why Vegans say NO to Dairy

Posted by on May 19, 2015 | No Comments
Why Vegans say NO to Dairy

A vegetarian’s diet excludes the eating of meat, chicken and fish. Vegetarians do; however, eat dairy products and eggs. Their diet defines their vegetarianism and like veganism, some abstain from meat because of health reasons and some have decided to leave meat off of their plates because they care about the animals. Veganism is often […]

Spring into a vegan lifestyle

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 | No Comments
Spring into a vegan lifestyle

“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks … Go.”    – Christopher Morley Spring is an opportunity to begin again … to start anew. Rain washes the snow away, buds become leaves and flowers and the hard ground softens, encouraging new life to emerge. As this happens externally, it evokes internal awakening […]

Veganism and yoga are connected

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 | No Comments
Veganism and yoga are connected

“Now that I am awake, I cannot go back to sleep. Awakened from a culturally induced slumber, I have made a pledge to myself — but more importantly have taken an oath for the animals. I am now their caregiver, witness and companion — and will never be able to justify their exploitation.”   – […]

Life more sweet when both are vegan

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 | No Comments
Life more sweet when both are vegan

Valentines Day, although a bit commercial now and based on the tragic life of a third century Christian martyr www.olrl.org/lives/valentine.shtml is still considered a day of romance. Feelings of love, friendship and connection seem to visit us this time of year, and there is nothing wrong with a little love and affection, right? In honor […]

Anything You Can Do…I Can Do Vegan!!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 | No Comments
Anything You Can Do…I Can Do Vegan!!

To quote Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.”  Choices for those embracing a vegan lifestyle used to be few and far between. Going out to eat was a drag. Menu items were limited to plain baked potato and salad with oil and vinegar. There were few substitutes for eggs, mayonnaise, cheese and, of course, […]

Why going vegan may be your best new year’s resolution ever

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 | No Comments
Why going vegan may be your best new year’s resolution ever

’Tis the season. ’Tis the season to celebrate, over-indulge, reflect and perhaps decide to make some significant changes for the upcoming new year. The new year is a yellow striped starting line (ready-set-go,) an esoteric “do-over,” a “wipe-the-slate-clean-and-begin-again” point. The landscape of the New Year may be the perfect time for a transition to a […]

Dish up a full plate of compassion for Thanksgiving

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 | No Comments
Dish up a full plate of compassion for Thanksgiving

As the season for bounty, gratitude and compassion arrives, many will begin the quest for new recipes to serve at their Thanksgiving table. Some will even look for new ways to cook the dinner’s “main event,” the turkey. Most of us cannot imagine this holiday without the traditional centerpiece of the meal. As vegans, who […]

Where do you get your protein?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 | No Comments
Where do you get your protein?

I’m not shy about being vegan. I proudly wear my “Vegan is Peace” T-shirt everywhere I go and am more than thrilled to respond when asked what it’s like to live a vegan lifestyle. Invariably though, the question that most often comes up in conversation is “Where do you get your protein?” Protein, Protein, Protein. […]

Living & Being Vegan Inaugural Column 9/2014

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | No Comments
Living & Being Vegan Inaugural Column 9/2014

Writing a column about Living & Being Vegan is a dream come true.  Here, in Living & Being Magazine, I get to speak to the countless ways living a vegan lifestyle adds to the joy of life.  I will post a link to this column each month and hope that my words will touch a deep […]