Living Vegan In Charlotte, NC

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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.

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 ›

“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 ›

Charlie Was A Sinner – Philadelphia, PA

OK, kids, if you go to Philly … You HAVE to check out Charlie Was A Sinner. To be honest, it was the name that drew us in. How could we NOT go there? Especially after standing in line for hours in cold, drizzly October rain waiting to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall,… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Jasmine Grill

South Boulevard is an interesting area of Charlotte. It’s not bright, shiny, and new like Ballantyne. It’s not posh like SouthPark. It’s not cool and hip like Plaza Midwood. South Boulevard is one of the older parts of Charlotte, with aging strip malls and shopping plazas that have seen better days. It’s got a strong… Read More ›

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I’d hoped to share a few new recipes with you this year, but, life happens. Or, job relocations happen. Between spending so much more time commuting – and checking out everything vegan Uptown Charlotte has to offer at lunch – I haven’t had the time or inclination lately to… 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 ›

Halloween Smoothies

“What do you give a ghost for breakfast? A BOOBERRY Smoothie, of course!” – Great Aunt Martha My Aunt Martha was always the pun-ny one in the family! She was also a very imaginative cook – especially when it came to making food for children. She understood the value of “playing with your food” and… Read More ›

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

“You say witch like it’s a bad thing.” – Unknown So far this Autumn, I’ve spent a lot of time writing about pumpkins and pumpkin spice. However, there are other Autumn favorites that are on my Autumn bucket list as well – such as sweet potatoes! I was a late convert to sweet potatoes, because… Read More ›

Updates To VegCharlotte Blog

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” –┬áL.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 ›

Scary Polenta Bites

I have not been Mo Fo’ing as much as I would like, but I couldn’t resist today’s prompt – What is your favorite holiday – and what is your favorite recipe to make? I’ve always loved Halloween – and here is one of my favorite Halloween recipes. If you grew up in the 70’s or… Read More ›

Mary’s Mojito (Watermelon/Strawberry/Mint Smoothies – Pink and Green Versions)

Back to Vegan Mofo 2018 again after Hurricane Florence! In my last post I wrote about creating a smoothie inspired by my Great Aunt Martha. Today, I write about the smoothie inspired by my Great Aunt Mary. Martha and Mary were less than two years apart in age and were as close as twins. Two… Read More ›

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