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Author Archive: Mark Reinhardt

A Dinner With Friends

A Dinner With Friends

Many years ago when I became a vegetarian (this was during the Coolidge administration) there was only one reason for my decision—wanting to be nice to animals.  That was all that really mattered to me. Sure, even back then people knew that vegetarianism was a lot healthier than eating meat, even if we didn’t have […]

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  December 9, 2017   No comments
Food, Elections and Fear

Food, Elections and Fear

Last night I went to an election party. (Ah, the election. …more on that later.) The hosts were meat-eaters, so that of course meant that I had to spend my afternoon making food that I could eat at the party. “How many times have I had to do this?” I asked myself as I packed […]

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  November 9, 2016   No comments
Roasted Vegetables with Your Pasta Anyone?

Roasted Vegetables with Your Pasta Anyone?

Every vegan I know loves pasta. And most of my vegan friends love to roast vegetables. Roasting seems to bring out way more flavor in many vegetables than either steaming or sautéing. So, if you love both of these things, why not combine them? Here’s what I do… I make a very simple tomato sauce […]

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  July 17, 2016   No comments
The Diversity of Vegan Diets (or Which Vegan Diet is Right for You?)

The Diversity of Vegan Diets (or Which Vegan Diet is Right for You?)

Editor’s Note: Kris Giovanini and Mark Reinhardt are regular contributors to VegansEatWhat.com. This article is adapted from a recent conversation they had regarding the diversity of dietary choices in a vegan lifestyle. Kris: You know, it’s really not enough just to say you’re “vegan” anymore. Veganism encompasses an enormous number of foods. Any two vegans […]

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  April 4, 2016   No comments
Turning the (Dinner) Tables

Turning the (Dinner) Tables

Let’s face it, we vegans are a tiny, tiny minority in our society. (Our percentages are practically negative numbers!) As a result, we face a lot of inconvenience, and even some downright abuse, in our daily lives. Sometimes it seems like no matter what we’re looking for—a meal we can eat at an unfamiliar restaurant, […]

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  February 25, 2016   No comments
A Tale of Two Restaurants

A Tale of Two Restaurants

Last month some friends and I vacationed for a week on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. One day we traveled to the French side of the island to do some sightseeing. We were looking for a place on the beach for lunch, and stopped into a French restaurant called L’Escapade ( https://www.facebook.com/Escapaderesto) that had […]

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  January 3, 2016   No comments
A Cheesy Cheeseless Pizza

A Cheesy Cheeseless Pizza

I must say that ever since I’ve become a vegan I’ve pretty much avoided pizzerias. (Okay, so maybe that’s not a term anyone uses anymore, but you know what I mean.) The idea of paying for the most expensive item on a pizza (cheese) and not getting it really galls me. But a few weeks […]

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  July 31, 2015   No comments
Are Environmentalists Out To Lunch?

Are Environmentalists Out To Lunch?

My friend Susanna is an environmentalist. You know the type. She lives in San Francisco and drives a Prius. More than one time I’ve been out to a restaurant with her and watched as she grilled the waiter mercilessly about what kind of box the restaurant would use if she decided to take the uneaten […]

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  June 1, 2015   No comments