Living Vegan in Charlotte, NC – and elsewhere!
Vegan Bucket List 2020 – Document Your Journey
This one’s mostly for new vegans and vegan wannabes, about how keeping a SIMPLE journal can help ease the transition. But even vegan veterans can benefit from occasionally keeping a journal.
Vegan Bucket List 2020 – Embrace Health!
I always think of the New Year, not as a time for “resolutions,” but as a time for challenges and new adventures. So I’ve come up with a Vegan Bucket List series for 2020. Some of the items will be Charlotte-specific – but many are things you can do, anywhere. The first few posts are… Read More ›
HELP! A Vegan Is Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner!
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. There are more vegans and people following a plant-based diet than ever. And my omni friends are panicking! “HELP!” they are texting me. “I’ve got vegans coming to Thanksgiving dinner!” The first thing I do is text them, in large friendly letters, “DON’T PANIC.” It’s not that hard. It really isn’t…. Read More ›
A Magical, Vegan Hallowedding
Beautiful (and delicious!) gothic wedding cake from Sweet Cherry Bakery Sweet Cherry Bakery – Apex, NC Sassool – Multiple Locations (Cary & Raliegh, NC) Prelude KD entered my life at a time when most people seemed to be rapidly exiting. Dear readers, I know you are drooling for salacious details. (OK, a few of you… Read More ›
A Vegan Gori’s Adventures in Indian Restaurants
My first “official” date with A. ten years ago was at an Indian restaurant – Maharani. At the time, I wasn’t familiar with Indian food. Charlotte was not very diverse then and there were only a few Indian restaurants. Truthfully, I thought the food seemed strange … cauliflower and potatoes and peas? Umm, didn’t sound… Read More ›
Everything You Need To Know About The Impossible Whopper
Here’s What You Need To Know About Burger King’s Impossible Whopper: It’s Really Good. No, it doesn’t taste quite as good as the Impossible Burgers you would get at a sit-down restaurant like Quackies (my nickname for Duckworth’s), but it’s still good. Keep in mind Burger King is a fast food place – mass production… Read More ›
An “Impossible” Situation
It was a dark and stormy Wednesday, and I was all alone, working from home. Well – not exactly alone. My cats were somewhere, doing their mysterious little cat things, and my Jack Russell and my Jack Shit were causing mayhem in the kitchen. From the sound of things, they were getting into the recycle…. Read More ›
A Magic Vegan Bag … Or, How To (Sort Of) Enjoy Dining In Non-Veg-Friendly Restaurants
In a previous post I wrote about how I earned the nickname, “Mary Poppins.” (You can read the post here.) I was dining out with friends – and their friends – at an upscale, American-style restaurant with few vegan options. I made the best of my limited choices by bringing my own vegan condiments. My… Read More ›
The Mary Poppins Effect
I was not only my mother’s daughter; I was also my father’s sun, and he taught me the Boy Scout Motto: Be prepared. So when I dine out with coworkers or “acquaintances” at places I’m not too sure about, I don’t just do a little online menu research. I also take a big purse and… Read More ›
Updates To VegCharlotte Blog
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables It’s October … yaaaaas! I wanted to alert everyone to a few changes I’ve made to my blog. An intrepid reader alerted me that, although the drop-down arrow was still there, the “Vegan Recipes” label had mysteriously… Read More ›
Vegan MoFo 2018 – Introducing Myself
It’s the first day of September – and the first day of Vegan MoFo 2018! (For readers who aren’t aware, Vegan MoFo stands for Vegan Month of Food.) Once again I am excited to be part of such a huge group blogging experience. Today’s prompt is, “Introduce Yourself” – so here goes! I’m Catherine – a… Read More ›
Amazon Prime Now For Vegans
The Scruff Muffin checks out my latest Amazon Prime Now delivery. So, this has been an …. interesting … summer. It started with a freak accident that had my car unexpectedly becoming best friends with a stranger’s tree. The car would need some bodywork, but miraculously I was unharmed. (Or so I thought. Much later… Read More ›
Make 2018 Great: Shoes, Part II – Letting Go
In Make 2018 Great: Shoes: Part 1 – Examining Our Obsession, we explored why some of us have such a serious shoe obsession. In Part II, we’ll discuss the sometimes difficult process of downsizing our shoes, how to learn from our mistakes, and finally build a shoe wardrobe that works for our lives. Imagine how it… Read More ›
Make 2018 Great: Shoes, Part 1 – Examining Our Obsession
It’s Spring – at least in parts of America! And Spring is a great time to clean, downsize, and declutter! (I have a birthday in May so I’m super-energized to clear out as much old stuff and old energy as possible!) Earlier in the year we cleaned and organized our vegan pantries, fridge, and cabinets…. Read More ›
I’m A Preacher’s Daughter. So What???
I have a confession to make: I am a preacher’s daughter. This is who I am. I had no choice or say in the matter. I was born into things after three miscarriages and one stillbirth, so there was no way I could change my mind and back out. My parents had been praying for me… Read More ›