Television I Like My Child to Watch

September 24, 2010


      It seems that everywhere I turn I am bombarded with messages to eat animal products. Between advertisements on television, photos on billboards and songs on the radio…it is endless. (Read more…)

4 Steps to Finding Local Vegan Friends

September 17, 2010


How many times a day do you eat, two or three? Possibly four? If you have young children, it is likely that you prepare food more often than that. Considering that eating takes up such a large portion of each day, it is really important to find like-minded friends with whom you are comfortable socializing. […]

When Vegans Go Out to Eat…

September 10, 2010


MYTH: IT IS DIFFICULT TO EAT OUT WHILE ON A PLANT-BASED DIET. Aside from the hard core steak houses, sea food bars and barbecue diners, it is really pretty simple to have a delicious vegan meal while out and about. Most restaurants offer some sort of veggie fare for those who eat lower on the […]

Fending off the Food Police

September 2, 2010


Q. I find that [my kids] become the “food police” at social events and that our dinner invites have diminished. Any thoughts? Karin ———————————————————————————————————- A guy I used to know once told me that when he was a teenager, he took all the leather shoes, jackets and purses out of his parent’s house and buried […]

My Fiancé is a Meat Eater…

August 25, 2010


Q. My fiance is a meat eater and has no interest in making the change. It isn’t that he doesn’t see the cruelty, its that he turns a blind eye in favor of the taste of meat. I’ve tried to make him see my side of things, and he claims he does, but has no […]

3 Things that Meat/Egg-Eaters Need to Know

August 24, 2010


ANOTHER HUGE RECALL was announced this morning for 380,000 pounds of deli meat that has been tainted with listeria. It came from Zemco Industries in Buffalo, New York. So far, it is listed as only being sold in Walmart stores. This new incident, coupled with the recent massive egg recall gives us cause to worry. […]

Is Your Kitchen Safe?

August 11, 2010


When people ask me why I don’t eat meat, I often think about Stephanie Smith. You may recall that her story was on the front page of the New York Times last year. She is the young woman who became paralyzed for life at the age of 22 from eating a hamburger patty. Now that […]

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Learning the Difference Between Friends and Food

August 3, 2010


  A visitor making friends with a rescued pig at Farm Sanctuary in New York on August 1, 2010. This past weekend, I took my son (age 7) to the Hoe Down at Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York. It was a captivating, fun-filled couple of days that included visiting rescued factory farm animals, close […]

When Your Vegan Child Wants to Fit In

July 26, 2010


NATURALLY, children want to fit in with their peers. The same goes for most adults! Fitting in is particularly important for children whose days are spent being surrounded by a group of same-age classmates. As hard as most try to avoid it, sooner or later everybody gets put on the spot. This can be a […]

When it is Rude to Refuse Food…

July 19, 2010


Nothing offends a host like refusing to eat their cuisine. Of course, it is best  to avoid this situation in the first place by letting the host know beforehand that you have dietary preferences, or by arriving armed with a dish of your own.  Unfortunately, life cannot always be so carefully prearranged; therefore it is […]