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Vegan At Walt Disney World

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September 16, 2016

Is Walt Disney World vegan friendly? The answer, as I found out on my recent visit to Walt Disney World – Orlando, FL, is … It’s complicated. There is certainly vegan food to eat, but your choices are limited. However, that’s not as bad as it sounds, because EVERYONE’S choices are somewhat limited. To deal… Read More ›

Nutritional Yeast

Is Your Nutritional Yeast Actually … Nutritious?

We vegans love our nutritional yeast – often affectionately referred to as “nooch.” The yellow flakes give a savory, slightly cheesy flavor to everything from popcorn to “cheese” grits to corn chowder to “mac and nooch.” Vegans who don’t like taking vitamin supplements often rely on nutritional yeast as their main source of B12. And,… Read More ›

Vitamin D! – For You and Me!

One of the most damaging “words of wisdom” you’ll hear as a vegan is, “Vegans are deficient in Vitamin D because of their diets!” This is damaging, because: (1) Vegans are no more likely to face a shortfall of Vitamin D than omnivores; and (2) Diet has very little to do with a Vitamin D… Read More ›

10 Happy, Healthy Habits

It’s the New Year, and everyone’s talking about goals. This year, instead of (or in addition to) setting goals, why not start 10 habits that will bring health and happiness to your life? The rules are simple: The habit must be something that can be done EVERY DAY. You are statistically much more likely to… Read More ›

16 in 2016 – Easy and Fun Goals for Reducetarians and Vegan Wannabes

Happy 2016! In 2015, I noticed two trends: The rise of reducetarians – people who are not interested in becoming completely vegetarian or vegan, but are nevertheless actively seeking to reduce their intake of meat and animal products (usually for environmental or health reasons); and “Vegan Wannabes” – people who do desire to become vegan,… Read More ›

Dr. Leanne Campbell on Raising Vegan Children

Dr. LeAnne Campbell, author of the bestselling China Study Cookbook and editor of the new Quick and Easy China Study Cookbook, gives advice on raising vegan children.

I Am Not Vegetarian, I Am Not Plant Based; I AM VEGAN

Some vegans and vegan groups say “vegan” is a bod word, and we should all call ourselves vegetarian or plant based instead. I disagree. Here’s why.

Reducetarian Movement

Resolve to be a Reducetarian in 2015!

Have you finished making your list of resolutions for 2015? If you are an omnivore, resolve to become a reducetarian! If you are a vegan, resolve to encourage others to become reducetarians!

Golden Rules for Vegans on Vacation

Going on vacation as a vegan can be tricky. Here’s some advice for surviving and thriving!

Myrtle Beach at High Tide

Myrtle Beach in Winter

Why on earth would a vegan go to Myrtle Beach, SC during the winter?

I’ll tell you.

Brian Kateman

The Reducetarian Movement

As an ethical vegan, I would love it if everyone in the world was vegan! As a practical vegan, I know that’s not going to happen – at least not in my lifetime! So if an omnivore isn’t willing to completely give up meat and dairy, I urge them to reduce their intake. Take whatever… Read More ›

Nourish Cauliflower Mash

Vegan Thanksgiving Options In Charlotte, Part V … EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEAK at Nourish’s Thanksgiving Menu!

Exclusive sneak peak at Nourish’s Thanksgiving menu!

Chicken in Chipotle Vegan Sofritas Bowl

So What’s The Big Deal?

Omnivores are always asking, “What’s the big deal? Aren’t you overreacting?” But a vegan/vegetarian’s money should be worth the same as omnivores. And quite honestly it makes me FREAKING FURIOUS to be told I should accept something other than what I paid for.

Chicken In Chipotle Sofrita Bowl

Chipotle Chicken Cross Contamination In Vegan Sofritas Bowl

Several weeks ago, my partner and I tried Chipotle’s new vegan tofu offering, Sofritas, for the first time. I have to say, we were impressed. So impressed, in fact, that Sunday night my partner and I decided to have Sofritas again. We invited his vegetarian-all-her-life sister to accompany us. I ordered the same Sofritas bowl… Read More ›

Man with Horrified Look

Omnivores Say The Darndest Things!

First, a disclaimer.  Most omnivores are lovely people.  They may not understand the dietary and ethical choices I have made, but they respect them.  Most of the time, they ask reasonable, intelligent questions about my diet and I’m happy to provide answers. This post is not about those omnivores. This post is about the others… Read More ›

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