Living Vegan In Charlotte, NC

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Vegan Colonoscopy Prep

Life is short, and colonoscopy prep is NOT for whole food vegans … so break out the good china and just celebrate you’re alive and kicking! Pictured: Celestial Seasonings Jammin’ Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea; “Cheerios” (only Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, and Cheerios allowed – no whole grains/high fiber cereals); canned peaches (most fruits not allowed)…. Read More ›

Insider’s Peek at Charlotte VegFest 2023 – So Far!

I am THRILLED to be back my second year with Charlotte VegFest as a Social Media Manager! Here’s the scoop … SO FAR …. There’s A Date … There’s a date – September 30, 2023, the last Saturday in September. Traditionally Charlotte VegFest has been held in the summer, so we chose this date in… Read More ›

Southern Butter Bean Soup

In honor of National Lima Bean Day (April 20), I give to you … Butter Bean Soup! What’s the difference between a Butter Bean and a Lima Bean? Some say Butter Bean is just another name for Lima Bean (which also goes by Rangoon Bean, Burma Bean, Madagascar Bean, and Chad Bean). Some say a… Read More ›

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Smoothie

Happy National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day! Actually, that’s tomorrow – Thursday, April 20th. But I wanted to give you this recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake Smoothie today, so you’ll have all the ingredients to make this yummy smoothie tomorrow morning. This is one of those smoothies that taste like dessert – but only… Read More ›

The Accidental Mocktail

Ever since Covid, a few bouts of stomach flu, and a couple of hospitalizations, I’ve become real pals with Gatorade. (And yes, Gatorade IS vegan friendly – see this article.) Taking inspiration from Hip Hop Smoothies – who use unusual ingredients like Gatorade (Grape and Green Apple) and Red Bull (Regular and Tropical) in their… Read More ›

Hoppy Easter with HopLark HopTea!

If you are sober-curious – or have ever done a Dry Challenge – or, for whatever reason, choose not to drink – chances are, you have tried a non-alcoholic beer. Chances are also good the non-alcoholic beer tasted like watered-down dog p*ss Budweiser. A few companies are getting creative with hops, however. There is now… Read More ›

Sour Patch Kids Bunnies

People think vegans just eat leaves. I eat lots of candy. One of my current faves is the limited Easter edition Sour Patch Kids Bunnies. I love how they are sour, then sweet. I love the chewiness. I love the citrus flavors – lemon, lime, orange – although I’m not too wild about the blue… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Best Vegan Chick’n Wings

To help everyone celebrate March Madness, we at VegCharlotte came up with the BEST vegan chick’n wings in the Charlotte, NC area.

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate and cherries have always been synonymous to Valentine’s Day. This sweet, decadent tasting smoothie lets the flavor of the chocolate and cherries shine! This delicious chocolate concoction tastes like dessert, but is deceptively healthy. There’s no added sugar or salt, and (of course) zero cholesterol. It packs 31% of your daily fiber needs, as… Read More ›

Terrorizing (Or Terrified) Rice Krispie Monsters

Part of Halloween’s popularity is we all get to be kids again. Which includes playing with our food and eating nostalgic cookies and candies. And what’s more nostalgic than Rice Krispie treats? For awhile these were off-limit to vegans (most marshmallows contain animal gelatin), but vegan marshmallows are becoming easier and easier to find. One… Read More ›

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 ›

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