Category: Lifestyle

Silver Diner Launches New Menu with 12 Vegan, Plant-Based Entrees

Silver Diner Launches New Menu with 12 Vegan, Plant-Based Entrees

Last year, Silver Diner’s Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst completely revamped the Silver Diner menu with significant changes that had not occurred in ten years. More than 25 percent of the menu was changed. This year, as the much-loved iconic chain marks its 30th anniversary, Von Hengst has made more radical changes with 12 vegan, plant-based entrees on the menu. […]

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Meet Tara Punzone of Pura Vita, 100% Plant-based Organic Italian Restaurant

Meet Tara Punzone of Pura Vita, 100% Plant-based Organic Italian Restaurant

Tara Punzone is the owner and chef of Pura Vita, the first 100% plant-based organic Italian restaurant and wine bar in the USA.  Born in Brooklyn, NY Tara is a 3rd generation Italian American whose family’s roots stem back to Napoli and Calabria, Italy. Inspired at a young age, Tara spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking with […]

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Dairy Industry Creates ‘Calcium Crisis’ to Sell Cow’s Milk

Dairy Industry Creates ‘Calcium Crisis’ to Sell Cow’s Milk

In an attempt to offer sound advice, the Duchess of Cornwall warned the younger generations against “ridiculous” fad diets—specifically those eliminating dairy—as a precaution to the onset of osteoporosis. This well-intentioned yet misled comment was given at a press conference for the Royal Osteoporosis Society and heard around the world thanks to the lightning speed of international online media. Unfortunately, […]

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Rescue Center for Animals Funded by Drake’s Organic Spirits

Rescue Center for Animals Funded by Drake’s Organic Spirits

Drake’s Organic Spirits, an environmentally conscious and growing brand leading the spirits industry with its commitment to a better planet for man and beast, announced  that it will provide financial and material support to Long Lake Animal Rescue. The non-profit foundation located on 40 acres in Long Lake, MN provides a safe and loving environment for a variety of animals […]

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A Plant-Based Paradise in the Maldives

A Plant-Based Paradise in the Maldives

Two Maldives luxury resorts, Hurawalhi Island Resort and Soneva Fushi resort, have just announced exciting new plant-based restaurants. In addition to the already incredible dining at Hurawalhi Island Resort, Maldives, the progressive, private island continues to embrace plant power to complement their ‘island with a conscience’ ethos by launching a new restaurant concept with a vast array of vegan options, […]

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Plant Strong: Cycling Through Protein Myths

Plant Strong: Cycling Through Protein Myths

One of the most famous cycling coaches in the world—the coach who literally wrote the bible for cyclists—was in town for a weekend seminar that I was attending. Prior to the Sunday session, we got to ride together. I was thrilled when I took my turn in the paceline riding next to him, asking questions and getting personalized coaching instruction. […]

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They’ll Steal Your Heart – Get To Know The Rescued Farmed Animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

They’ll Steal Your Heart – Get To Know The Rescued Farmed Animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Mark your calendars for April 6th and 7th as Catskill Animal Sanctuary, the region’s beloved haven for farmed animals celebrates opening weekend! Visitors to the Sanctuary, open since 2001, will meet hundreds of rescued animals and sample vegan food demos prepared by award-winning chefs. “It’s our favorite time of year,” explains Founder Kathy Stevens. “People don’t expect affection from cows […]

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Plant-Based Restaurant Chain Celebrates 50th Location Opening

Plant-Based Restaurant Chain Celebrates 50th Location Opening

Copper Branch, now the largest 100% plant-based restaurant chain in the world, has announced that the company will hit the 50-store mark by Earth Day 2019 (April 22, 2019) with fifteen new restaurant openings in North America. The Montreal-based company is aggressively expanding worldwide and is also making its New York City debut in April in the Greenwich Village/SOHO area […]

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HappyCow, Top Vegan Restaurant App & Web Guide for Traveling

HappyCow, Top Vegan Restaurant App & Web Guide for Traveling

Looking for a vegan restaurant or vegan options in Warsaw, Cairo, Paris, Detroit, Atlanta, Boston or almost anywhere in the world? Look no further, HappyCow is the number one vegan restaurant referral and review site community, and it has been helping vegans and selective eaters locate restaurants and nourishing food for almost twenty years. HappyCow has gathered over 90,000 listings in […]

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Clean Meat?  Brad Barbera of the Good Food Institute Explains

Clean Meat? Brad Barbera of the Good Food Institute Explains

If you’re listening to my Awesome Vegans Podcast with Elysabeth Alfano, you are probably interested in change. But what does it take to create change?  Today’s podcast guest has the answers, at least some of them any way.  Brad Barbera is the Director of Innovation at the Good Food Institute in Washington, D.C. and he sure does know his stuff. […]

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