Vegan Category

Even More Great Vegan Products at Costco

A few months ago, I wrote about great vegan products I found at Costco. I thought it was time to feature some new stuff. I can’t get enough of Costco. I am obsessed. The wholesale store’s gas prices are the best (a major bonus in LA), fantastic deals on everything, AND they pay their employees […]

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How To Be Vegan: An Interview with author Elizabeth Castoria + A Recipe!

I’m excited to write about my good friend Elizabeth Castoria‘s new book HOW TO BE VEGAN. If you’re veg-curious, vegan, vegetarian, or just want to give this as a gift to your well-meaning friends who ask, “How the heck can you be vegan?” Elizabeth details everything to help you in your vegan journey—from travel tips, […]

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Why I’m Vegan: A Photo Tour of The Gentle Barn

Whenever people find out I’m vegan, I get a few common questions and comments. Gosh, it must be so hard to be vegan.” “I could never give up cheese.” “Do you do it for your health?” I get it. A vegan (no meat, eggs, and dairy) diet might seem intimidating. I love eating. I spend most […]

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8 Great Vegan Products at Costco

I never thought I’d shop at Costco since it’s just my husband and me in my household, but I made the switch when I read an article on how Costco pays its employees a fair wage and provides company-sponsored health insurance. For more on what’s so great about Costco, check out this Huffington Post article. […]

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My 5 Favorite New Vegan Eats in Los Angeles

The best thing about moving back to Los Angeles are all the vegan-friendly places to eat and drink. I used to feel it was tough to go out with omnivore friends because the vegan or vegetarian dishes were so boring. Now, in LA, there are so many good non-vegan places with great vegan options. Here […]

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My Top 7 Vegan Holiday Gift Picks

I love picking out the perfect gift for friends and family. Every year, well-meaning people give gifts to vegans that might not use because it’s not vegan—like a pair of wool socks or beauty care that’s tested on animals. If you want to be the Leslie Knope to your vegan and vegetarian friends, here are […]

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Vegan Thanksgiving: A Guide

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it involves delicious fall food. Around this time, well-meaning friends and family are trying to find vegetarian and vegan recipes. There are so many great recipes out there, so I was happy to put together the ultimate vegan Thanksgiving menus—gluten-free, healthy, traditional, and desserts—for YummyPlants.com, featuring my […]

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My Top 10 Vegan Eats in Paris

When I told people that my husband and I were traveling to Paris for vacation, their reaction after smiling was, “How are you going to eat vegan in Paris?” Everyone is under the assumption that Paris, the fromage capital, is not veg-friendly. Lucky for me, we were working on a travel feature on Paris at […]

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Why Indie Magazines Matter

I’m excited to share that my first feature article, “Indies Rock,” for VegNews magazine is in the May+June Media Issue currently on newsstands! While I love all magazines, I love supporting my favorite indie magazines, starting with Sassy when I was a teenager and now writing for publications such as VegNews, Bust, and others. I […]

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How to Be a Full-Time Freelance Writer: An Interview with Laura Hooper Beck

Laura Hooper Beck is one of the funniest writers I know (and I live with a TV comedy writer). She’s smart, sassy, and honest. When I first read her “Ask Laura” column in VegNews magazine, before I even started working there, I looked forward to reading it every issue. Fast forward to present day, I […]

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