I love the Vegan Zombie’s take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Well, why wouldn’t I, as I love EVERYTHING they do. They could just do laundry on their zlog and I’d watch.) It’s great that they’re supporting awareness of the disease while simultaneously bringing attention to the plight of lab animals in medical testing. In […]

Re: “The Enigma of Animal Suffering”  in today’s New York Times Sigh. Just another thinly veiled attempt to justify one’s behavior. The path Rhys Southan takes to justify his own lapsed veganism is so convoluted it makes my brain hurt to follow. Animal suffering is far from an enigma. Non- human animals are sentient beings just as we are, […]

I’ll bet you were beginning to think that I abandoned this blog. And I wouldn’t blame you if you did! Unfortunately, spring has brought it’s share of unforeseen challenges. Less than 14 months after my father died from metastatic melanoma, (widespread skin cancer) my mother was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma- cancer of the bile duct. It’s […]

Pedicure done. Bikinis and sunscreen packed. All set to depart cold, wet and dreary New York City for paradise incarnate- a tiny, breathtakingly beautiful island in Southern Florida called Big Pine Key. There, on a quiet Atlantic beach sits the Deer Run Bed and Breakfast, a small, peaceful, eco-friendly/ all around friendly getaway. The vegan […]

If you can believe it, this was my first trip to the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, now in it’s 4th year. And yes, I have been missing out. Each year this festival brings in loads of food vendors showcasing their tasty new products. Additionally there are many inspiring nonprofits in attendance, and an impressive roster […]

This winter, people. Lord help us. As if the mountains of snow here in NYC were not enough, I’m hobbling around in a camwalker boot due to a fractured talus bone. While I’ve been a trooper despite the injury, I draw the line when it’s snowing and/or the roads and sidewalks are a sheet of […]

I’m back, with an epic post that has something for everyone. If you’re tired of answering “where do you get your protein?” you can officially defer to this post. If you’ve ever wondered where a vegan gets her protein, you’re in the right place. And if you simply want an easy recipe to start (or […]