Category: Lifestyle

14 Things Said to Vegans (And How to Respond Without Losing Your Cool)

If you’re a long-time vegan, a brand-new plant-based eater, or even trying out more plant-powered meals, chances are you’ve had some “interesting” conversations with family, friends, and complete strangers. It happens to all of us. Here are some of my favorites from over the years. Some of the responses I didn’t think of until later.…

My Vegan Story: How I Became Vegetarian At 8 Years Old

My plant-powered journey began more than 2 decades ago. I was just 8 years old sitting at the dinner table when I made the connection between the hunk of lamb on my plate and the sweet animals I loved. At that time I didn’t know about factory farms, about the negative health implications of meat,…

Top 8 Affordable Foods—That Just So Happen To Be Vegan!

It feels like every week we hear people say that vegan food is for those with huge disposable incomes, or that it’s hard to eat nutritiously on a budget. And we get it, fancy vegan cheese and Beyond Burgers can be crazy-pricey. But there are plenty of affordable foods that are vegan. In fact, many…

Best of Vegan in Paris: La Vie Vegan!

A vegan in Paris? The city of buttery chocolate croissants and delicate macarons and delicious street-side crepes? That was once a near-impossibility without massive sacrifice. But being a vegan in Paris is no longer a challenge…rather a delicious adventure!  Ever since I started French class in the eighth grade, I’ve been a Francophile. I love…

The Ultimate Cholesterol-Lowering Diet: Reclaiming Health Through Whole Foods

At 55 years old, elementary school teacher Karen Brockway got a serious wake-up call. After a half-century of eating meat, dairy, and lots of junk food, she got news from her doctor that shook her to the core.  Karen’s doctor told her that she was at extremely high risk of developing pancreatic cancer. She was told…

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Dogs

“Say whaaaat? Vegan dog food? Now that’s taking things too far.” “That’s straight-up animal abuse!” “I’m calling PETA.” These are the kinds of things I hear whenever I share that I feed my dog Chance vegan dog food. Chance is 13 years old and thriving, and he’s been eating a plant-based diet for more than…