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 »

Veganuary 2020 Tips

First of all, we are half way through Veganuary! If you made it this far, congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself. If you are just going vegan for Veganuary, beginning your vegan diet for your New Year’s resolution, or you are just a new vegan who’s struggling to stay vegan, this is for… Read more »

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.