Thanksgiving

The Meaning of Traditions on This Vegan Thanksgiving

Cheryl Leahy Animals, Cheryl Leahy, Holidays Leave a Comment

My eight-year-old came home last week with a reading passage on Thanksgiving and the meaning of traditions as part of his homework. As many third-grade assignments do, it was written in a way meant to dictate a certain set of principles and ask the children to “make an inference” about them – in this case, on the meaning of certain …

Eleven Madison

Eleven Madison Park and The Future of Vegan Cuisine

Sharon Discorfano Dinner, Food, Veg Eating Leave a Comment

“I have to ask, how was Eleven Madison Park? Was it worth the money? I read the New York Times review yesterday. Scathing.”  This, from the young woman who sat down across from me on the subway as I was riding home after spending the previous three and a half hours dining at one of New York’s most exclusive restaurants …

Halloween candy

Our 5 Favorite Vegan Halloween Treats

jenny Holidays, Veg Eating 5 Comments

With summer behind us, stores are breaking out the fall decor: pumpkins, scarecrows and best of all, Halloween decorations. Halloween is a great time to switch to vegan alternatives to classic Halloween candy — here are our five favorites. Sour Patch Kids These sweet and sour candies are primarily made from corn syrup, sugar and food coloring. A real crowd-pleaser. …

animal agriculture

Land O’Fakes: How The False Narrative Of The Happy Farm Hides The Truth About Animal Agriculture’s Impact On The Planet

jenny Animals, Environment 7 Comments

Picture a farm as it might be portrayed in a children’s story or a television commercial. A red barn. Perhaps a rolling hill with a lone oak tree at the crest. Cows, pigs  and chickens dot the landscape, each one idly enjoying the sunshine and green grass. The subtext of these images is clear: This is a peaceful, happy place. …

Our Five Favorite Celebrity Vegan Recipes

jenny Food 1 Comment

There are so many ways to spice up your plant-based meals and snacks. Check out these five famous and flavorful recipes: Tracye McQuirter: Banana Walnut Mini Muffins Vegan for 34 years, best-selling author, award-winning public health nutritionist and trailblazer Tracye McQuirter has been teaching people how to go cut meat, dairy and eggs out of their diets with ease and …