Vegan MOFO: My Top 5 Vegan Breakfasts

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:24+00:00 September 18th, 2013|Cookbook Club, Food, Top 10, Vegan Blogs, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan MOFO, Vegan Newbie|

Whenever I go out for brunch with my friends, I get looks full of pity and sympathy as they chow down on their eggs benedict while I smile and swallow my hash browns and toast. “You don’t understand,” I explain, “I eat so well at home!” They smile and nod politely but I can tell it’s hard for them to imagine what I’m eating for breakfast without eggs, sausage, and creamy coffees. Well, this time I have photographic proof and I’m sharing my top 5 vegan breakfasts with you!

5 Ideas for Aligning Your Work With Your Values

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:50+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Business Ideas, Education, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Top 10, Vegan Issues, Vegan Jobs, Vegan Newbie, Vegan Professionals, vegans in the workplace|

When someone becomes vegan, they often find themselves taking a long, hard look at their lives, and lots of times they decide they want to make changes other than what they are eating and wearing - they want to work toward a more vegan world. "How do I find a vegan job?" or "How can I do work that I feel passionate about?" are questions we frequently hear at Vegan Mainstream, and helping people to make those connections - between their work and their values - is one of our passions.

Top 10 ways to get your kids to eat their veggies

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:54+00:00 November 28th, 2012|All in the Vegan Family, Education, Food, Health & Fitness, Kids, Lifestyle, Top 10, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie|

1) Eat them yourself! Kids will imitate those closest to them – and that’s you, especially when they’re young! If you love kale and broccoli, it’s likely that they will too...

Grocery Shopping Tips for New Vegans

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:56+00:00 November 14th, 2012|Consumer Perspective, Education, Food, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Top 10, Vegan Blogs, Vegan Newbie|

When you're first transitioning to a vegan diet, shopping can be a little intimidating, especially if you're making a drastic change in your diet and lifestyle. But treat shopping as a new vegan as an adventure! There is a whole new world of delicious foods to enjoy! Often, when people make the switch, they discover a new interest in food and cooking - and there are plenty of resources out there to help you get excited too. Here are 3 tips that will make your grocery shopping experience as a new vegan a little easier (and they may help you avoid some of the pitfalls that new vegans sometimes experience too):

5 Father’s Day gift ideas for the Dad who has everything

By | 2016-10-17T10:40:11+00:00 June 11th, 2012|All in the Vegan Family, Lifestyle, Product Advice, Top 10|

As Father’s Day approaches and all our devices stream 24-7 ads about TVs, stereos and IPADs that are JUST what your dad is wishing for, remember to take a step back and BREATHE…is there a gift you can get your dad that doesn’t cost a cent? Considering that may be the ticket to finding the perfect gift that will last in your dad’s heart forever.

Tips from a Vegan Mom: 10 Things to Remember While Traveling Vegan With Kids

By | 2016-10-17T10:40:17+00:00 May 10th, 2012|All in the Vegan Family, Education, Lifestyle, Top 10|

Image: ponsuwan / I enjoy traveling with children, and we often find ourselves travelling under extreme conditions - for example,  through Africa overland, including the Sahara Desert. Our second trip through the Sahara included a 3-month-old baby, a 2-year-old, a 6-year-old, a 7-year-old, and my own 3-year-old. As you can imagine, we needed to be prepared [...]

8 Ways to Ensure Bad Karma as a Vegan (and Otherwise Act Like a Maniac)

By | 2016-10-17T10:40:20+00:00 April 24th, 2012|Consumer Perspective, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Top 10|

When I think of how you can earn good karma, words like compassion, honesty, generosity and kindness immediately come to mind. And lots of people think that being vegan is an automatic good karma point-earner. But even as a vegan, there are sure-fire ways to bring bad karma down on your animal-loving self.