Foraging for Dandelions

Recently I got the privilege of being featured on the Animal Advocates You Tube channel to talk about foraging, another of my outdoor passions. If you want to check it out, here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JxHeyR-svI&t=114s In the video, I promised to post a recipe for my Walnut-Dandelion Veggie Burgers. I always keep my promises… Who… 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 »

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 »