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Meatless Monday: Vegan Takes a Holiday

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.30.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Happy Memorial Day, the unofficial launch of summer and summer holidays. Where to go? And what to eat? A growing number of vegan tour groups make travel more fun and remove the worry about what's in your dinner. Think of it as plant-based Trip Advisor.

Meatless Monday: Doing Dessert for a Sweet Solstice

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.21.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Howdy and happy winter solstice. Winter officially begins tonight and we continue speeding towards Christmas, Kwanzaa and the finish line of 2015. As usual, I am not ready. In fact, I'm still mulling over something from October.

Meatless Monday: Start National Nutrition Month with a Visit from the Veggie Queen

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

March is National Nutrition Month, and we're kicking it off with a visit from the queen -- the Veggie Queen, Jill Nussinow. Every month's nutrition mo...

Meatless Monday: The Doctor Is In

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"Eating is complicated," says Dr. Annemarie Colbin. Or maybe it's just us. Colbin, founder and chairman emeritus of Natural Gourmet Institute underst...

Meatless Monday: (Vegan) Chocolate Makes Everything Better, and Other Sweet Truths from Fran Costigan

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

More than 150 pounds of chocolate, 100 pounds of cocoa powder and 20 years of sweet experience went into "Vegan Chocolate," the new and already bestselling cookbook by pastry goddess Fran Costigan.

Meatless Monday: On World Vegetarian Day, Vegan Baby Makes Three

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

It's World Vegetarian Day, the start of Vegetarian Awareness Month, when we celebrate and explore the benefits of a meatless life.

Meatless Monday: Life, Death and What to Eat for Breakfast

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You could argue that compared to the news of recent weeks, what to eat for breakfast is pretty insignificant. I'd argue there's nothing more important.

Meatless Monday: Smart (Vegan) Cookie

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Fran Costigan, author of More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts, remembers the dark days, when vegan sweets were "dry and brown and tasteless."

Meatless Monday: The Doctor is In

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

One diet doesn't work for everyone. Or even for one person during a whole lifetime. What we want and need to eat is constantly in flux.