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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
What Do Vegans Eat on Game Day?

What Do Vegans Eat on Game Day?

Game day delights need to score with everyone, no matter which team they support. These winning recipes will please vegans and non-vegans alike!   Cheesy Vegan Nachos If nachos are your ticket, make them with Cashew Cheddar Cheese Sauce or Nutvetta.  If  you prefer almonds to cashews, make your nachos using Not-So Cheese Sauce. For […]

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  October 24, 2017   No comments
What Do Vegans Eat?  You Might Be Surprised!

What Do Vegans Eat? You Might Be Surprised!

People unfamiliar with vegan diets often assume that they are restrictive and B-O-R-I-N-G.  For example, they think everyone who eats a vegan diet is thin and survives on seeds and salads. It is true that there are many thin vegans. And maybe there are some who survive on salads and seeds alone (although I don’t […]

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  July 28, 2016   No comments
Vegan Cheese

Vegan Cheese

For many people the hardest perceived part of eating a plant-based/vegan diet is eliminating dairy cheese.  Fortunately, the plant-based cheeses of today allow you to eat vegan and have your cheese too! Vegan cheeses are made entirely with plant-based ingredients.  While cashews are frequently used to create plant-based cheeses, vegan cheese can be made from […]

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  August 4, 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
Got Indigestion? Go Dairy Free

Got Indigestion? Go Dairy Free

I recently learned about a woman who was just told – by a health care professional – that she has a “sensitivity” to dairy. “Millie” is about forty and has consumed dairy products her entire life. My reaction? A huge smile engulfed my face and I thought “lucky Millie.” I don’t know Millie, but I […]

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  April 25, 2015   No comments
Why Love Some Animals and Eat Others?

Why Love Some Animals and Eat Others?

Americans have 83 million dogs as pets.  We have 95 million cats as pets.  Last year we spent approximately $58 billion on our pets.  Americans spent $370 million just on Halloween costumes for their pets last year.  In one survey 9 in 10 Americans consider their pets to be members of the family.  We have […]

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  March 3, 2015   No comments