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Why Are You Vegan?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I get a lot of questions as a vegan. I really appreciate this opportunity to help inform people. That being said, I understand that this might be overwhelming for some vegans. What do I say, and how do I say it without offending someone? Because of… Read more »

Why Do Vegans Need a Garden?

There’s a lot to say about gardening. Any gardening—whether you select ornamentals, herbs, or fruits and veggies. The simple act of putting seeds or bulbs in the dirt connects you directly to the planet. Think of it… you are not just scurrying about, rushed and unaware. You are slowed down enough to literally reach into… Read more »

TVP – It’s What’s for Dinner!

You remember that old advertising slogan for beef, right?  How about an updated, plant-based version that is cruelty-free and easy on your wallet!   TVP, short for textured vegetable protein, is a protein-packed, high-fiber soy product that, when rehydrated, resembles the texture of ground beef.  Those commercial ground crumbles are good, too, but they tend to… Read more »

Plant-Based Business: Cinnaholic and Veronica Risser

A vegan cinnamon bun? Vegan cream cheese icing? Vegan chocolate chip cookie dough? It was like a dream come true! I am used to more plain and simple options when it comes to vegan desserts, so I could not wait to try these! There are so many different icing flavors, like coffee, strawberry, and cake… Read more »

Shark Fin Soup, A Barbaric Practice

We regularly, and rightfully, hear about the plights of common farm animals abused in factory farming practices, be it pigs, ducks, or cows. Less frequently do we hear about the suffering of aquatic animals harmed in the foreign and domestic seafood trade, especially the devastating impacts on the environment and the creatures it slaughters. In… Read more »

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Getting Essential Fatty Acids Without Fish

Fish do not yelp nor do they cry.  But they do feel pain. This is often overlooked when discussing animal welfare, however fish have a nervous system which allows them to sense and react to painful stimuli. The ways in which they are treated by humans do not reflect this knowledge. Humans continue to catch… Read more »

Being a Vegan Teen

Hi, I’m Savannah. I’m known as the vegan at my school. People also think of me as the martial artist, kiwi bird, and philosopher, but my veganism is the title people more frequently discuss. Veganism also seems to get more varied reactions from people. When I tell my peers I do judo, sometimes they ask… Read more »

Plant-Based Business: The Vegetable Hunter and Kristin Messner-Baker

The Vegetable Hunter is a “revolutionary Plant-Based Cafe and Boutique Brewery showcasing vegan comfort food, creative vegetable driven quick dishes, magical elixirs, and small batch beer made with unique and fresh ingredients. Located on Restaurant Row in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in a comfortable and eclectic atmosphere.”  Kristin Messner-Baker is the owner and creator of The Vegetable… Read more »

Eating Vegan in Iceland

I recently heard a fellow vegan say that it was difficult to eat vegan in Iceland if you go outside of its capital, Reykjavík. I am here to tell you that this is not true! A few months ago, I took a road trip around the western and southern coasts of Iceland, and let me… Read more »