Best of April - Recipes in Review

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Spring?  I'm sure I have!  ;)  One favorite of this season is sitting on my back steps enjoying breakfast as the sun rises and the birds sing their little tunes.  I love oatmeal and eat it nearly every day, but when warmer months roll around a hot dish is the furthest thing from my mind, so I've been enjoying many of my typical oatmeal dishes cold.Breakfast...more

Dosa MakeOver : Brinjal Dosa with Basil Tomato Chutney ...more

Revenge of the Carnivores

I find it interesting that some people find vegetarians annoying.  And when it comes to vegans, it’s even worse. We are pegged as morally superior, self-righteous food snobs who not only harbor deep-seated psychological problems that prevent us from enjoying the finer things in life, but who are also sanctimonious creeps who insist on making our carnivorous brethren feel bad about their dietary choices....more
annicia p Now that it's more than six months since I've "come out" as a vegan at work, I have ...more

Beyond Dietary Veganism


Is your liquor vegan?

I believe wine is one of life's great pleasures. Perhaps not the healthiest beverage, but definitely one of the most delightful. Unfortunately, a variety of alcoholic beverages are often laced with animal ingredients.Towards the end of the brewing/winemaking process, "fining agents" are often used to remove impurities, usually in the form of isinglass (fish bladders), gelatine, egg whites. I've been aware of this for some time, but since fining agents aren't listed on the label, I'm sorry to say that I've generally adapted an "ignorance is bliss" attitude....more

Raw Vegan Red Pepper Tahini Dip

Raw Vegan Red Pepper Tahini DipI’m all about having a variety of recipes for raw vegan dips, dressings, and sauces. Having some go-to dip and sauce recipes can make it much easier to get enough raw vegetables in your daily diet. Going raw doesn’t mean eating boring food! ...more

Vegan vs. Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

The cruelty-free beauty movement has been one of the most successful consumer campaigns in history. Over the last decade, thanks to consumer demand, countless companies have abandoned animal testing, although a few manufacturers, such as Revlon and MAC, backtracked in order to sell cosmetics in China, where animal testing is mandatory....more

Why I'm a Selfish Vegan

I have a big problem with sacrifice. It started back when I was young kid attending a fundamentalist church where everyone loved making themselves out to be martyrs. Our youth group focused on instilling the twin values of self-denial and self-sacrifice. Ever a rebel, I found the concept morally bankrupt. If you really believe in something, than how is living according to your principles a "sacrifice"?...more

Vegan Chocolate Mint Cups

Happy St. Paddy's Day! Between the green holiday today and Girl Scout Cookies everywhere you turn your head, 'tis the season for all things minty. ...more
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Vegan Basil Walnut Pesto

Usually the rain makes me bummed– I have to stay inside, it’s cold, no outdoor fun, it just stinks.  However, a few rainy days ago, I had the time of my life.  It forced me to stay in, relax and just do whatever I wanted to do.  And I wanted to make pesto. Ohhh and it was darn good....more