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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
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
Light My Fire

Light My Fire

It’s summertime. The time we all put on our Ray Ban Wayfarers and head for the surf (or pool in my case). Time for cruising up to the drive-in with Beach Boys music blaring from the radio. Time to engage in that great American warm weather tradition—the vegetarian barbecue. Okay, so maybe barbecuing isn’t the […]

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  May 22, 2015   No comments
Veganism and Christianity – Introduction

Veganism and Christianity – Introduction

In the Opinion/Editorial section of the Wall Street Journal recently there was an article captioned “Why This Rabbi Is Swearing Off Kosher Meat.”  It was an article by an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, Shmuly Yanklowitz, the author of six books on Jewish ethics.  In the article he explains why he was changing to a plant-based (vegan) […]

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  April 25, 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
The Christmas Connection

The Christmas Connection

Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year.  Or at least that’s what Andy Williams tells us in his classic song that plays over the radio and in every shopping mall across the country.  For me, this Christmas is indeed a very special one as it will be my first since […]

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  November 7, 2014   No comments
Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

By Gabrielle Allen. Perhaps you love the holiday season as much as I do. You delight in those decadent aromas of cookies baking in the oven; you take detours so you won’t miss the colorful garlands lighting up every street, tree and window in your neighborhood. You watch every holiday special and, yep, even hearing […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments