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The Vegan Studies Project: On Being Vegan in America

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 02.09.2016 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Veganism has been a relatively new addition to my personal foodscape. When I first moved to the U.S., eighteen years ago, I did not know what it was. I had never heard of veganism in Italy. At the time, it was not a common practice there (it is now).

2015 Food Trend: The Rise Of The Vegan Pizza

Ben Williamson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Taste
Ben Williamson

There are 37 chains -- with more than 1,000 total locations in the U.S. and Canada -- that offer vegan-friendly pizzas, complete with savory, protein-rich "meats" and melty, stretchy "cheeses."

At This Thanksgiving Celebration, It's The Turkeys Who Do The Eating

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News

At this Thanksgiving feast, big, beautiful turkeys are placed upon a long, well-dressed table -- and then they gobble down fruit, tofu, bread cru...

I'm With Stupid: Amazing, No-hassle, Fat-burning Diet Revealed

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

OK, I know you're all dying to know how the Larabar cleanse went, but before we get to that, I'd like to stress that the following claims are mine alone, and nothing about my experience is backed or recommended by Larabar, doctors, science, research or common sense. In other words, read this column at your own risk.

Vegan Protesters Chew Ears Off Steakhouse Customers

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Weird News

Maybe these vegans should take their beef elsewhere. An animal-rights group's guerrilla-style protest at a Toronto steakhouse is earning ple...

Atheists Join Hindus, Vegans, Satanists In Asking For State Capitol Monument

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

When Arkansas lawmakers passed a bill this year calling for the creation of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol bui...

50 Shades Of Dumplings

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Taste
Stephanie Kordan

The pink coil of the shrimp on top of shumai is utter foreplay to my mouth.

5 Hidden Animal-Derived Ingredients That Vegans Should Know

Sara Hohn | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Sara Hohn

Packaged convenience foods can be a lifesaver on busy days. But when you look closely at their nutrition labels, many ingredients have long chemical names that seem almost designed to prevent us from understanding what we're eating.

Love Bacon AND Animals? 'Reducetarianism' May Be For You

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

What do you call a vegetarian who sometimes eats bacon? "Regular old failure" is one term that might come to mind, given that some 80 percent of s...

My Milk Manifesto

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We can take milk, or leave it. Take milk fat, or leave that. Either way, we can have a good diet of wholesome foods in sensible combinations -- or not. But either way, we need to take seriously the reverberations of our dietary choices across the landscape of a shrinking planet, and the legacy of kindness or cruelty by which history will be invited to judge us.

Life Coach Zachary Koval Discusses Finding Personal Acceptance Through His Queerness

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Zachary Koval is a busy man: He's a personal trainer and life coach, primarily helping people with coming out or switching to a plant-based diet. We sat down to chat on a cold New York afternoon.

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

3 Strange Social Challenges I've Encountered Being Vegan

Zoe Eisenberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Zoe Eisenberg

Many assume the most difficult part about going vegan is giving up mom's holiday ham or that midnight slice of cheesy pizza. In actuality, many of the biggest tribulations the lifestyle serves up have nothing to do with diet. They are social.

I Don't Diet, I Just Go Vegan

Zoë Lintzeris | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Zoë Lintzeris

It's not easy going totally green, but it's hard to admit that it didn't feel good.

Celebrate World Vegan Day (And My Birthday!)

Michelle Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Weiss

Whether you are vegan or not, many of you care about animals, care about your health and/or care about the environment. Today, in honor of World Vegan Day, I want to encourage you to take your passion for one or all of those things and do something about it.

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Vegan

Matt Frazier | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

The commitment to officially say "I'm vegan" was a decision I deliberated about for a long time. Now that this once extreme lifestyle now feels familiar, I have just enough perspective to wish I could go back and give my pre-vegan self (or someone else in my shoes) a few pointers.

You Eat Like a Girl: Why the Masculine Dilemma Towards Veganism Is No Dilemma at All

Daniel Kucan | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Kucan

I don't get it. Since when is doing what's easy, as opposed to doing what's right, the definition of masculinity?

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year, when parents rejoice, children lament, and we all spend money to get our youngsters Back to School! Reports are that skinny je...

How to Break Bread With Vegetarians

Joe Berkowitz | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Joe Berkowitz

New acquaintances choose from a diverse buffet of reactions when they discover you don't eat meat. They offer either congratulations, or 'come on's. Or perhaps nobody cares at all. Unfortunately, both sides of the meat divide are often lacking in social nuances on the subject.

Hot Apps for Food Lovers

Zester Daily | Posted 08.13.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Want to become a vegas, mix the perfect cocktail or identify the hottest peppers? These top food apps are for you.

5 Tips for Going Vegan

Michelle Weiss | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Weiss

These tips are for everyone who has ever wondered how vegans stay vegan, for everyone who has ever considered going vegan and for everyone who thinks vegans are crazy hippie people and are just reading this blog to write a snarky remark in the comment section.

Maker Of Fake Meats Says Deli Counters Will One Day Go Vegetarian

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.09.2013 | Small Business

If it doesn't cluck like a chicken or walk like a chicken, is it still a chicken? Some meatless meat makers would have you believe yes. Enterprisin...

Everybody Loves Bacon

Alex Jamieson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Taste
Alex Jamieson

No matter what kind of bacon you crave, these recipes are for you.

This Is What Vegans Eat

Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

Very few of us were raised vegan, so at some point, we did make a lifestyle switch. When you first go vegan, it's common to have cravings left over from the pre-vegan days, and it's fun to try to "veganize" old favorites. Here are some traditional meals and treats gone vegan.

The Rise of Non-Perfectionist Veganism, Part III: Solutions to Perfectionist Veganism and Vegan Activism

Hillary Rettig | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rettig

I myself am not a perfect vegan. Nor am I a perfect vegan activist (whatever that means) -- far from it. But I will always seek to do better, both in my personal veganism and as an activist. And I have to tell you that each time I encounter a vegan or vegan activist my heart swells.