Why I Skipped Thanksgiving

I decided not to visit my family for Thanksgiving (or Christmas) this year. Ever since I started my transition to a vegan diet, almost 4 years ago, I have been struggling with backlash from family, friends, associates, doctors, nurses, babysitters, register clerks, librarians, random people at the park…. When I decided to go vegan, I… Read more »

Vegan in the Dominican Republic

“Soy vegana.” I learned that phrase prior to my trip to the all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic in June of 2018. I got confused looks from staff members and they incorrectly tried to correct me by saying, “Aaahhhh. Vegetariana” Sigh…. “No, soy vegana. No come huevos, leche, carne, pollo, pescado, o mantequilla.” Knowing that… Read more »

Vegan Does Not Mean Invincible

Hi. My name is Seth, and I’m a vegan who had a heart attack. Yes, this is the weekly meeting of Mortal Vegans Anonymous. Come in, grab a cup of coffee. You’re in the right place. Anyone who has been vegan for more than a few months knows there is no shortage of myths and… Read more »

Vegan Meals for the Whole Family

My husband and I have a large family. We have 5 children ranging in age from 16 to 1. To find meals that they ALL love can be challenging, especially since my older ones can be pickier with food than the younger ones. Since becoming new to veganism, I have made it my mission to… Read more »

It’s OK to be Vegan and Unhealthy

I make it no secret that I enjoy alcoholic beverages. I have a rule that, if I don’t have any meetings or personal obligations and it’s past 5 pm, I drink. This allows me to indulge in the Devil’s Elixir without it getting in the way of life’s duties and responsibilities. Granted, I sometimes drink… Read more »

Raising a Little Vegan

“Veganism is imposing your beliefs on your kid(s).” I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times I’ve been asked why I’m forcing my kid to be vegan. As parents, we make decisions for our children. This is an important part of raising tiny human beings, unless you’re not opposed to… Read more »

The Traveling Vegan

This is for those who take week-long beach stays, overnights here and there, and even quick day trips! One of the most difficult things I’ve faced as a strictly plant-based eater is finding food while traveling! Don’t get me wrong, salads, fruit, and French fries are cool, but let’s face it, sometimes you want a… Read more »

Veganism and “Flourishing”

We all must keep moving forward. Of course, by nature we all seem to need hope in order to keep moving forward so how do we get there when there seems to be no hope? Or when it is just too much of a luxury? I know I can’t do it without finding a better way of approach than my pendulum swing between extremes.

Plant-Based Business: Aye Ryze and Kym Alsoomse Bey

My name is Kym Bey, the creator and operator of Aye Ryze Plant Based Cuisine. I am a homeschooler, gardener, cook, business owner, a leader, and a Kreative GeneUs. I also have a background in psychology, sociology, human services, and herbal-ism, and am a loctician by trade. I am family. I am love, unity, and… Read more »

A Vegan Rant: I Just Want to Eat in Peace

People miss all kinds of things when they turn vegan, from cheese to bacon to leather shoes. In my weaker moments, I certainly pine for animal flesh in various forms and wish I could find affordable half-decent vegan dress shoes. What vegan hasn’t had that one dream where they go back to the “good old… Read more »