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

Un-Processing Your Food

As part of our move to a healthier (and simpler) lifestyle, we are working on removing processed foods from our diet. ***** Being vegan means we consume and wear nothing that is or comes from any other animal, but being vegan does not necessarily mean we are healthy. There is plenty of vegan junk food and highly processed

One Easy Way to Get Your Veggies!

Eat your veggies, however that works for you. ********* Nicole is spearheading a new experiment for us. We have begun ordering vegetables online. Every week we pay about $57 to have fresh, organic fruits and vegetables show up on our doorstep. (We are going through Tampa Bay Organics but there are many services that do this near

How Hard Is It To Be Vegan?

The question I am asked probably more than any other is, Is it hard to be vegan? ********* There are many reasons to choose a vegan lifestyle. Many people make the choice not to eat or wear other animals because it is a healthier way to live. Some people are animal rights advocates and choose to

Ruling Your Food

As a minimalist and vegan, I like to keep things simple, so here are my rules for eating right... ********* 1. Do not eat anything that does not want to be eaten. You could rephrase this as Don't eat anything that feels pain if you like, but the overall point is to avoid causing suffering. Most

How Can We Fight For Real Food?

How can we stand against a genetically modified industrial and political food complex? ********* I posted a snarky comment on FaceBook that sparked discussion about how to fight for real food. My friend Sharon was kind enough to ask what I think we can do about the situation. Here is what I think: There are lots of