Choosing Forks Over Knives, For The Whole Family

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:09+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Education, Food, Kids, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Newbie|

One of the most common things I hear when I meet with clients who want or need to change their diets is, "but my husband/kids/family will never do this." I have a lot of conversations around giving families (and selves) a chance to try out a healthy, whole foods plant-based diet so that they can see just how delicious and satisfying they can be, and I am thrilled to have a wonderful new tool in my arsenal, in the form of Forks Over Knives Family, an informational cookbook by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD.

Unplug…And Step into a World of Inspiration

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:11+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Education, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie|

When I first saw Deb Ozarko's new book, Unplug: 26 People Share How They Recharge and Reconnect to Passion, Presence, and Purpose, I was impressed. What a cool idea for a book, I thought. In this world where there is so much to feel worried, even desperate, about, we could all use some inspiration to live our best lives and find our inspiration. But I wasn't prepared for what I found when I opened that book up and started to read.

TOTAL Health Experience: It’s coming up in April!

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:11+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Education, Food, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Newbie|

What better way to learn about the benefits and "how-to's" of a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet than to immerse yourself in the information, the food and the practicalities for a week? To have access to leading health experts in the field? And to do it all in a beautiful, relaxing setting? That's what the Total Health Experience, hosted by Global Roots, coming up this April is all about.

Ethical Consumption Starts What Eating Like You Give A Damn

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:11+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Animal Rights, Cookbook Club, Education, Food, Giveaways, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Cookbook Club|

No matter how adventurous you are as a new - or veteran - vegan, sometimes you just want some good old comfort food, and that's what Eat Like You Give A Damn, by Herbivore founders, Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten, is all about. This book is full of recipes and photos that will make your [...]

You’re Invited…To Make the World a Healthier Place

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:12+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Education, Food, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream|

A New York organization that aims to get healthy veg food into schools will soon be holding their Fall Gala, which helps to raise funds for the work they do in schools

FutureChefs: Putting A Vegan Stamp On It

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:14+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Food, Making "Vegan" Mainstream|

It always provides me with a great deal of hope seeing young people embracing the veg lifestyle. A couple of years ago we shared an interview with a young vegan baker named Christopher Chernoff. Christopher, now 13, has recently been featured in a new cookbook all about young cooks and chefs: FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World. Though this is is not a veg cookbook, there are lots of vegan and vegetarian options, and we love seeing support for young vegans in a book like this one!

Vegan Weddings…Planning ahead for a cruelty-free day

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:14+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Beauty, Consumer Perspective, Fashion, Food, Guest Blogger, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream|

Vegan weddings are becoming increasingly common. More and more people are looking to 1) make their wedding entirely vegan (YAY!), 2) have a semi-vegan wedding (usually in the situation where one partner is vegan) or 3) accommodate vegan friends or family members. Some people may think putting on a vegan wedding, or having vegan options would be difficult - but it doesn't have to be!

Redefining Gluten-Free and Vegan…Decadent and Delicious! – A Review

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:15+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Cookbook Club, Food, Health & Fitness, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

When I cracked open my review copy of Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed a few weeks ago, the first thing I wanted to do was take it down to one of our local coffee shops where a year ago I had THE most disgusting GF vegan muffin I had ever tasted. Don't get [...]

We Animals: Taking on the Taboo

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:15+00:00 August 8th, 2014|Animal Rights, animals, Education, Fashion, Food, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Issues|

We Animals by Jo-Anne McArthur is a brave and powerful book that addresses this very topic. McArthur is the photographer who was featured in the recent film The Ghosts in Our Machine. She travels around the world photographing animals "behind the scenes" and their various relationships (negative and positive) with humans. Her photographs are achingly beautiful, disturbing and thought provoking, as is the commentary she provides alongside each one.