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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 ›

“There Will ALWAYS Be Vegan Chicken Salad at Common Market Plaza Midwood”

The Common Market at Plaza Midwood is a Charlotte landmark that’s hard to describe. It’s a convenience store. It’s a deli. It’s a bar. It’s a neighborhood hangout. It’s a place to sit and listen to local bands. It’s dog friendly – pooches are allowed on the patio. And, right from its beginnings almost 20… Read More ›

Bloody H*ll! What’s In My Bloody Mary?

A Bloody Mary seems like such a safe drink for vegans. It’s basically just tomato juice and potato juice (vodka), right? Wrong. Your Bloody Mary (or Virgin Mary) could have clam juice, anchovies, beef broth, or eggs! Let me walk you through a basic “template” for creating a Bloody (or Virgin) Mary. I say “template”… Read More ›

OWN YOUR POWER! (Dry January Series)

Take Can’t Out Of Your Vocabulary Family legend has it that even as a baby, I hated the word “no.” Every time someone even whispered it to me, I’d scream and have a temper tantrum. As an adult, I still hate the word “can’t.” When I mentor new vegans, one of the first things I… Read More ›

REPLACE, NOT REMOVE! (Dry Jan Series)

We’re always being chided about “don’t drink your calories” and reminded the quickest way to save money is to cut the wine, cola, juices, etc. and just drink water. But you know what? Water is f*cking boring. Let’s say you have a choice of your favorite IPA (mine is Noda’s Hop Drop, I swear it’s… Read More ›

Dry January Challenge For Vegans

This is my third year doing Dry January! By the looks of things, my cat needs to join me this year! Dry January is the brainchild of the UK charity Alcohol Change UK. It’s for everyone, whether your goal is to cut down, give the booze a break for a while, or go alcohol-free. Some… Read More ›

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