We too went to Portland!

It seems everybody has been busy writing about Vida Vegan for the past couple of weeks. At this point, there’s very little left unsaid about the convention itself, I think, so I’m mostly going to just talk about our trip to Portland (there will be a Gastronomy Trip follow-up soon and possibly a separate restaurant review or two. Stay tuned). So, Portland. Here’s a summary: [box title=”Portland at a glance” color=”#e0361b”] Pros: Vegan... Read More

To Vegan Meat or Not Vegan Meat? That is the question.

Oh, the conundrum. Not really. It’s really a no-brainer, literally —no animal brains were consumed during this post. I decided to write about this because we love to eat and we post a lot of food reviews, most of them including some product or dish with a vegan meat or dairy analog. Occasionally people will ask us why we eat vegan versions of typically animal-derived foods. We’ve even had a non-veg friend who was appalled when we once tweeted that we were eating vegan calamari... Read More

Vaute Couture Fall and Winter Fashion Show

I went to the Vaute Couture fall and winter fashion show on February 6, 2013. Leanne put out some amazing, beautiful clothes. There were a lot of vegan celebrities there including, Jasmin and Mary Ann from Our Hen House, Chef Chloe Coscarelli, Joshua Katcher from The Discerning Brute and Brave Gentleman, Victoria Moran from Main Street Vegan, Danielle Konya from Vegan Treats, and Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary. #gallery-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5 .gallery-item... Read More

Compassion Over Killing in 2012

Compassion Over Killing has posted the video below highlighting their achievements for the year. If you donate by December 31, 2012, your donation will be matched up to $60,000 and if you donate $100 you will receive a box of all-vegan milk chocolate truffles. There successes for 2012 include: Undercover Video Prompts USDA to Shut Down Slaughter Plant Subway Campaign Progress Animal Cruelty Lawsuit Settled; Hatchery Ceases Operation Cruelty at Pig Breeding Factory Farm Exposed Millions... Read More

Is that wine vegan?

You would think that wine would be vegan. I mean, it is only fermented grapes right? Unfortunately, this is not the case; wines can contain blood and marrow, casein, shells, egg white albumin, fish oil, gelatin, or isinglass and they do not need to be put the ingredients on the label. These ingredients are used to remove protein, yeast cloudiness, flavors, coloring, and particles that cloud the wine making it visually unappealing. This process is called fining and is used to give... Read More

Sticky Fingers Taking Orders for the Holidays

If you are ever in Washington, DC you need to stop in Sticky Fingers Bakery. They are now taking holiday orders from December 18th to New Years Day. You can order Lasagna with marinara sauce, spinach, tofu ricotta and Daiya mozzarella; White Bean and Escarole Soup; and a Chocolate Cream Pie for $15.00. In addition, you can order peppermint cookie sandwiches, peppermint brownies, holiday assorted sugar cookies, ginger people, gingerbread whoopie pie, merry cran & ginger loaves,... Read More

Nasoya Pasta Zero

                        Nasoya has a new line of spaghetti and fettuccine called Pasta Zero containing 40 calories and 8 grams of carbs per 8 ounce serving. Pasta Zero will be made out of chickpea flour, yam flour, and water for a real past taste and texture without the carbs and calories. These all natural, vegan, and gluten-free noodles will retail for $2.99. Share this post:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrStumbleUponGooglePocketLike... Read More

Alberton’s to Carry Better4U Vegan Pizza

Alberton’s will carry Better4U vegan and gluten-free roasted vegetable pizzas in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The pizza is topped with roasted red and yellow peppers, roasted eggplant, roasted red onion, roasted artichokes, dried tomatoes, and vegan cheese. Better4U is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida and maintains a certified gluten-free facility in Ontario, Canada. Share this post:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrStumbleUponGooglePocketLike... Read More

Dinner at Vedge

On December 1, 2012, Chris, Mauro, Lydia, and I went to see War Horse at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. Nick Stafford adapted the play from Michael Morpurgo’s novel of the same name. War Horse is the story of Joey a horse that is bought at auction and survives the battlefields of World War I to go back to his owner. All of the animals in the play are puppets. Since our favorite restaurant, Vedge is down the street, we went to dinner after the play. Chef/Owners, Rich... Read More

Is being vegan extreme?

I have heard this argument from people who defend eating meat. I don’t think veganism is extreme at all. What is extreme is feeding grain to cattle to make them sick and then using medicine to fix the problem. It is extreme to feed cattle 5 pounds of grain to get one pound of meat. It is extreme to feed 50% of U.S. grain to animals while 800 million people around the world suffer from starvation and malnutrition and 22 million will die. That pound of meat also requires 2,500... Read More

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