Why I Left Social Media Behind

This is not a vegan-related post, but we thought it was relevant to share on this blog, since some of you follow us on social media, and Michael runs half of it, which will definitely affect our presence there. Also, it might give you some pause to consider your own social media consumption, which

How Do I Go Vegan?

I think the only thing that's keeping me from being vegan is not knowing how! Somebody said this to me (Michael) recently and I am sure I said something like that when I first committed myself to an animal-free lifestyle and diet. After being vegan for nearly two decades now, I can offer five simple tips

ALL INCLUSIVE VACATION MADE VEGAN

Earlier this month, Michael and I had the opportunity to go on vacation to an all-inclusive resort in Cancun with non-vegans.  This was my first all-inclusive vacation and I did not know what to expect. Of course, I was worried about the food options. I wanted to share my experience and some of the lessons

Stop People Abuse!

Vegans hate animal cruelty. Like, really hate it. It is probably the number one reason most vegans become vegan--because they watched an internet video, or saw a documentary, or read a book detailing the many follies of factory farming. In protest of animal cruelty and protection of animal rights, some of us begin the very

Support Local, but also Support National

Don't buy your vegan products from Target because you can find better quality products for just a couple dollars more at your local market or store. Don't support big chains like Starbucks or Chipotle because there are local farmers and restaurants offering great vegan food right here in town! Except when there isn't. Except when you

My Name Is Prince

  Prince was more than a musician, a rare gem in the world of celebrity who truly earned the right to become a legend. Aside from being arguably one of the greatest musicians and performers of all time, he leveraged his talents to do more than sing. As he matured, he used his voice to advocate

Is Your Dog Vegan?

Our puppy, Oliver, is 8 months old and our cat, Rainee, is about 15 years old (this post was written in April of 2016). Nicole and I are both long-time vegans so it stands to reason our pets would be vegan, too. Many vegans, because of their personal philosophical choice, anthropomorphize their values on