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Charlotte VegFest 2022 – UPDATE

Charlotte VegFest 2022 is right around the corner (Saturday, September 17th) and we are getting SO excited! Hopefully you are following along on the official Facebook and Instagram pages, but in case you missed something, here’s the news from this week. (If you missed the first installment, where I answered a lot of common questions,… Read More ›

Everything You Need To Know About CHARLOTTE VEGFEST 2022! (So Far!)

I am PSYCHED to be part of the Charlotte VegFest team this year as Social Media Manager! It has been a very uplifting and exciting experience to work with people who are similarly passionate and enthused about animals, health, and the environment. Hopefully, if you are living in or around Charlotte, NC, you are already… Read More ›

The Parsley Debate

What is the difference between flat leaf and curly parsley? Is one better than the other? The answer is, It Depends. Flat Leaf Parsley Flat leaf parsley is considered by many to be the “classy” parsley. (Curly leaf parsley is often seen as something “retro,” something restaurants garnished plates with throughout the 50s-70s.) Many consider… Read More ›

The Refectory Café – Durham, NC

We stumbled upon this place on our way back home from Virginia. We were looking for vegan food and a place that was dog friendly, since we never road trip without the boys. It was a Sunday and for some reason, ALL the vegan restaurants on our path back to Charlotte were closed! Finally, we… Read More ›

Vegan Covid Long Haulers – Smile! Let’s Beat Inflammation!

One thing long haulers agree on is that covid is a very inflammatory disease. People frequently report: A flare up in autoimmune diseases, that were previously dormant or well-managed Increased arthritis pain General joint and muscle pains in people who have not previously been diagnosed with any form of arthritis Increased allergic reactions Skin flare-ups,… Read More ›

Vegan Covid Long Haulers – Fatigue

It’s not at all unusual for those who have had Covid – even mild-to-moderate cases – to experience fatigue and exhaustion for a few weeks after the illness passes. For some of us, though, the fatigue and exhaustion can last for months. And, even when we begin to have good days and good weeks again,… Read More ›

Eat Your Covid Pantry Challenge!

I originally posted the below article two years ago, right before Covid struck. Everyone was frantically stocking their pantry and depleting the stores of groceries. Then rumors started we might go under complete lockdown, with the National Guard dropping off pantry items at each residence. I’ve organized food drives, and I knew there is very… Read More ›

Are Reubens Irish? – Plus, The Best Vegan Reubens In Charlotte

Are Reubens Irish? Well, No and Yes. Reubens did not originate in Ireland. Reubens are an American invention, created either by a hotel in Nebraska or a Jewish deli in New York. Wherever they were created, they soon became a staple at Jewish delis in New York, despite not being kosher. Irish immigrants settled in… Read More ›

Vegan Covid Long Haulers – Hair Loss (Telogen Effluvium)

Today we’re going to discuss another symptom of Covid long haulers that wasn’t discussed much in the media until recently – hair loss. Yes, hair loss. The first time I heard about Covid-related hair loss was when actress Alyssa Milano went public with her Covid-related hair loss in August 2020. She bravely posted a video… Read More ›

Vegan Long Haulers – Anosmia and Parosmia

As a Covid long hauler, I have noticed a distinct lack of information / media coverage for those of us in that “middle range.” You hear about people who never knew they had Covid, who had no symptoms, but were “silent carriers.” And you hear about the people who were hospitalized. With pneumonia or on… Read More ›

Go Vegan Philly – Wilmington, DE

When I go to a restaurant these days, I’m a lot pickier than I used to be. I want an experience. A vibe. Generic, cookie-cutter crunchy vegan places don’t work for me anymore. I want an interesting and diverse menu. Dishes I wouldn’t normally make at home. I want GOOD food. Delicious would be even… Read More ›

Mocktails Uniquely Crafted – Vegan Mocktails

I rang in 2022 and the Dry January Challenge with Mocktails Uniquely Crafted. These are the official cocktails of Dry January by Alcohol Change UK. These mocktails are vegan, gluten-free, alcohol-free (of course!), low calorie, and use 99% recycled packaging. They are also somewhat less expensive than many other mocktails. Last year, a variety of… Read More ›

The Sandwiches at Plant Joy – Charlotte, NC

Recently, the all-vegan and very playful Plant Joy celebrated a major milestone – turning ONE! This is incredible because they opened shop in the middle of a pandemic, and not only survived but THRIVED! Much has been written about their famous Falafel Towers and Falafel Mountains (Plant Joy’s creative take on nachos, using falafel and… Read More ›

Pepperbox Doughnuts – Charlotte, NC

You Can’t Buy Happiness, But You Can Buy Doughnuts, And That’s Kind Of The Same Thing … I am a bit of a doughnut expert. Like many of you, I didn’t grow up vegan. My family was not the wealthiest of families, so my parents learned a few tricks to stretch the money we did… Read More ›

Recovering From Covid, Vegan-Style

It’s been a year and a half now, and COVID 19 is still with us. 9,257 new cases in North Carolina Thursday (8/26/21). In the beginning, we thought of COVID as similar to the “flu” – a wet cough and lots of chest congestion. Now it’s apparent this virus can manifest in many ways. In… Read More ›

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