Posts in category "Veganism"

8 Classic Holiday Recipes With Guide To Vegan Substitutions

The Holidays are quickly approaching and you eat vegan. What are you to do?  Don’t fret. There are plenty of ways to sneak wholesome plant-based or vegan ingredients into Holiday recipes without anyone noticing otherwise. Now, the turkey is the exception to my last statement, but there are great options that cover that concern as... Read more »

Veggie Fest 2013 to take place in Naperville this weekend

After a very successful showing in 2012, with over 25,000 visitors, Veggie Fest is coming back to Naperville this weekend.  Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian or simply into good food and health, clear your calendars for Naperville’s 2013 Veggie Fest. The festival is free to attend and with the weather cooperating like it has... Read more »

20 minute Vegan Lobster Roll recipe for Meatless Monday and every day

Lobster Rolls are sweeping the nation. They are creamy, tasty and definitely trendy. I am the first to admit that replacing the succulent flavor that freshly boiled live lobsters bring to a plate is hard to imitate. However, if you are like me and cannot bear the thought of boiling a live creature to it’s... Read more »

From farm and never to fork: A trip to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

From farm and never to fork: A trip to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
Surrounded by the beautiful Catskill mountains in upstate New York is Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, where farm animals are treated like kings and queens and will never end up on your fork, unlike the other billions of farm animals in the world slaughtered for food each day. I had the great pleasure of visiting and... Read more »

Experience NEXT Vegan. Where creatively prepared vegetables are the focal point of each dish.

NEXT Vegan menu and intro. What if meat did not exist? I think we would be better off...
“What if meat did not exist? Or Fish? What would be the focal point of a dish?”- NEXT “Vegan” Restaurant Chicago. Well they pulled it off. Quite frankly when a restaurant that is not traditionally vegan or vegetarian can wow their customer base with a solely plant based or vegan meal, they know what they... Read more »

Top places in Chicago to eat plant strong at that aren't necessarily vegan or vegetarian.

As some of you may know, I have been privileged with the opportunity to contribute to Chicago Eater as a voice from the plant based community. My first contribution for them involved a roundup of twelve places in Chicago that diners could eat veg at, but that are not necessarily vegan or vegetarian by day... Read more »

Recipe: Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream

If you know me, you know that I love whipped cream. Some could even say I’m addicted to it. Whipped Cream was one of the most difficult things for me to give up switching to a plant based diet. That was, until I discovered rich, creamy, dairy free coconut whipped cream. It is inexpensive, simple... Read more »

Ten reasons drinking milk does N0T do a body or anybody good.

This morning I got to thinking about why milk does not do a body, or anybody, for that matter, good. Being the Plant Strong Diva that I am, I felt compelled to share a top ten list of reasons for why drinking milk is no good. For anyone. Including our planet. I have collected facts... Read more »

Crisp vitamin packed apple-mango smoothie with superfood Chia

Try this vitamin packed apple-mango smoothie with Chia recipe that is quick, easy, tasty and extremely nutrient dense. Chia is a superfood that can be found at any health food store. It is a seed found in central America and Mexico. Chia is the highest plant source of omega three fatty acids, with more omega... Read more »

Ten reasons why you should participate in Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday has become an international phenomenon, but is it just a trend? It is said that around 18% of American households participate in Meatless Monday and here are ten reasons why you and your family should participate in Meatless Monday too. 1. You can go one day without meat. It won’t kill you. Come... Read more »