Some thoughts on Cecil & A Quick #whyimveganwednesday

Before I talk about another reason why I’m vegan, I want to take a moment to discuss Cecil the lion. If you haven’t heard about Cecil, you might be living under a rock, but the TL;DR is this: an American dentist lured Cecil, a popular lion that resided in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, out of the safety …

Louise’s Green Chili Recipe

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Have y’all heard of The Veggie Bracelet? I read about it earlier today, and the concept is pretty awesome. For each (admittedly adorable) bracelet that you buy, Veggie Republic will donate 5 pounds of fruits and vegetables to families in need. How cool is that? What an amazing way to help ensure everyone has access to farm-fresh goodies. …

You CAN give up cheese! I promise!

I’m happy to report a proud vegan moment! My brother ordered an “herbivore” pizza from Via 313 on Saturday night with VEGAN CHEESE. Unfortunately, the woman who took his order misheard him… he ended up with an “omnivore” with vegan cheese, which includes sausage and pepperoni (who would actually order this?? it makes no sense…). Bless his heart, …

Petit Vour July 2015 Review

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! My July subscription box from Petit Vour arrived yesterday! In case you missed my June 2015 Review, Petit Vour is a monthly subscription box similar to Birch Box, only it’s 100% cruelty free! Each box contains one skincare, makeup, bath & body, and hair & nail product, curated specifically …

Favorite Recipes Roundup

So you’ve decided that you’re interested in veganism, and you’re probably wondering, “what now?” Guess what? It’s time to learn how to feed yourself without any animal products!  This, admittedly, can be overwhelming, especially if you’re diving straight into plant-based eating. I waded through the vegetarian section of the pool before I found myself in the vegan deep end …

A Meatless Monday Adventure: Native Foods Café

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Y’all. I had the chance to try Native Foods Café this evening. Chicago folks, waste no time – go find the nearest Native Foods and order yourself an incredible vegan meal. I had been looking forward to trying Native Foods for such a long time, and it did not disappoint. Last Friday evening, my boss called to …

My Vegan Reading List: Dominion by Matthew Scully

I try to read books related to veganism and animal rights every few months to keep my motivations fresh in my mind. The human brain is particularly adept at forgetting, and I never want to forget the reasons why I went vegan. As you all know, I’ve read Eating Animals twice. I’ve also read Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, The …

Ask a Vegan Anything

This past week has been so much fun! It’s been such a delight to see the amount of you who reached out, legitimately interested in vegan options! Every time someone sincerely inquires about veganism, I can’t help but get excited! Going meatless once a week can have a really impressive impact on the globe. According to Compassion over …

Vegan Slow Cooker Tikka Masala

This is one of my favorite recipes because 1) I love Indian food and 2) I can make it my the crock-pot (with whom I have a serious love affair). I get home from work around 6:30 PM, so finding meals that are easy to throw together are key for me. This tikka masala is perfect because …

Next Week’s Recipe Preview

Happy Sunday morning, lovelies! Before I dive in, I want to thank you again for all your support. I finally worked up the courage to tell my Facebook friends about this blog, and the response this weekend has been overwhelming. Some of you shared it, some of you sent really loving texts and messages, and a lot of …