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Vegan Thanksgiving Options in Charlotte: Eco-Licious and Nourish

Well-Read Wednesday will return!  But Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so I wanted to make sure all local Charlotte vegans knew of their options! Today I have two more:  Eco-Licious and Nourish. Many vegans have not heard of Eco-Licious, but if you’re vegan in Charlotte it’s a store you should definitely know. They bill themselves as… Read More ›

Vegan Thanksgiving Options in Charlotte: Bean Vegan Cuisine

One of the things I’m thankful for this year is all the vegan choices we now have in Charlotte! Once upon a time in Charlotte, if a vegan didn’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving, the options were limited to roasting an acorn squash or getting your hands on a Tofurky (blechh).  And in the days… Read More ›

Well-Read Wednesday: Good Housekeeping Simply Vegan!

Good Housekeeping Simply Vegan!  Delicious Meat-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes Your Entire Family Will Love! is that rarity of rarities, that most odd of oddities:  a vegan cookbook that promotes drinking dairy milk. Yep, you read that right. It’s no secret the National Dairy Council has been one of Good Housekeeping’s most lucrative advertisers for years. Good… Read More ›

Well-Read Wednesday: Living Vegan for Dummies

Halloween is approaching, so it’s time to review a book by a scary monster! I’m not saying Alexandra Jamieson actually is a monster.  She’s an attractive woman and seems to be pleasant enough. She’s also a very famous “holistic health coach”/author/chef/celebrity (remember her in Supersize Me?)  She made shockwaves last February when she announced she had given up… Read More ›

Well-Read Wednesday: Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food

Today I’m introducing a new feature – Well-Read Wednesdays!  Every Wednesday I’ll review a book that may be of interest to vegans and vegan wanna-bes.  It may be a favorite cookbook – or a disappointing one!  It may be a book on animal theology.  It may be a book about animal advocacy.  It might even… Read More ›

A Vegan Surprise at Buca di Beppo

How in the world do two vegans wind up in a place like Buca di Beppo? For those that aren’t familiar with Buca di Beppo, it’s an American chain restaurant serving “fresh, authentic Italian food – family style.” Of course, it’s really only America’s idea of “authentic Italian food” – if everyone in Italy really… Read More ›

Really, Red Robin?

It is so disappointing when a restaurant you think “gets it” … doesn’t. Of course I’m talking about Red Robin.  For a chain of its type, Red Robin seemed like it was really making an effort to reach out to people on a plant-based diet. A Gardenburger for vegetarians, a Boca burger for vegans. Two… Read More ›

Charlotte’s First Annual Vegfest 2012 – A Look Back

In less than a month, Charlotte, NC – city of bankers, baptists, and BBQs – will celebrate its Second Annual Vegfest! Thanks largely to the efforts of new organizer Curt Albright, Charlotte VegFest 2013 promises to be radically different from 2012. Charlotte Vegfest 2012 was held in the back parking lot of Eco-Licious; Charlotte VegFest 2013… Read More ›

Betty Goes Vegan

There’s been so much buzz about Betty Goes Vegan, that I had to sit down for awhile in a nice cozy bookstore coffee shop and page through it for myself. First thing you should know, this is NOT a “Betty Crocker” cookbook.  I think many vegans were overjoyed when this cookbook came out because it… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Tofu Preparation!

Ok, I admit I am not the biggest fan of tofu (I know, bad vegan; bad, bad vegan!) so this wasn’t one of my original 2013 VegCharlotte Awards categories. However, a reader requested it so I added it to the survey.  Since this category was added late, there were only a handful of responses and… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Veggie Dogs!

Announcing the winner of the 2013 Awards for Best Veggie Dog! By a laaaandslide, Pinky’s Westside Grill.  The Stray Dog ($4.50) received top votes among vegans (vegetarian dog topped with veggie chili, mustard, slaw and onion.)  Pinky’s has confirmed the wieners they use are indeed vegan (but I believe the slaw has mayo, though).  Vegetarians… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Methodology

It’s almost time to announce the winners of the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards … but I first, I wanted to explain the concept and the methodology I used. The VegCharlotte Awards were created after I read one too many articles about “Best Vegetarian Food in Charlotte” or “Best Vegan Food in Charlotte” – articles that were… Read More ›

Resolve To Be Joyful!!!

Happy 2013! It’s a brand New Year again! And, once again, I’ve been reading “New Year Resolution” articles on the internet and in The Charlotte Observer. I’ve observed the taglines splashed across the covers of women’s magazines as I wait at the checkout with my collard greens, jalapenos, and black eye peas. “A WHOLE NEW… Read More ›

Ultimate Vegan Guide

This is a GREAT book for vegan beginners.  Of course Erik Marcus covers the basics, but where this book really excels is his advice on changing your way of thinking and your attitude. Some of my favorite takeaways … Don’t cut out non-veggie foods; crowd them out.  Instead of concentrating on removing animal products from… Read More ›

Vegan and Omnivore Friendships

Time for a little tough love here. In my last post, I talked about how important it was to be aware of the media and magazines you let into your life. Today, I’m talking about the people you let into your life. Your friends need to be supportive of you.  Of you in general, AND… Read More ›

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