Living Vegan in Charlotte, NC – and elsewhere!
One of the best things you can do for yourself in 2018 is to clean and organize your kitchen and pantry. I know, I know. This does not sound like one of those fun “bucket list” goals I wrote about. But it’s a goal that pays amazing dividends – to your wallet, body, mind, and… Read More ›
As I turn the pages of my new 2018 planner, writing notes to my future self in glitter gel pens, I can’t help but get excited about what the year might bring. On these last dark and gloomy days of December, January is as intoxicating as a new lover.
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Some people are always taking peeks into other’s medicine cabinets or top bureau drawers. I have never been one of those people. Instead of a prurient interest in other people’s panties, I’ve always had a prurient interest in other people’s pantries. Plus,… Read More ›
Explaining my absence from blogging … and some shopping suggestions to get you in the mood for Autumn!!!
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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, author of the bestselling China Study Cookbook and editor of the new Quick and Easy China Study Cookbook, gives advice on raising vegan children.
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.
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!
Going on vacation as a vegan can be tricky. Here’s some advice for surviving and thriving!
Why on earth would a vegan go to Myrtle Beach, SC during the winter?
I’ll tell you.
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 ›