I stared into the plate, delivered to my beckoning lap by a slick server in grey and black, as I sat in the plushy depths of an armchair in the low-lit lounge of San Francisco’s Jardiniere restaurant. Before me the greasy meat patty oozed into the guacamole, mixing with the dijonaise before finally dripping over … More Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger
The “zero waste” movement has come full force into the eco-friendly, environmentally-conscious, and low impact communities, but what if you’re a vegan and you think you do enough already? What if you’re a zero waster but not a vegan? In this podcast, we discuss how veganism and zero waste come from the same ethical foundation … More The Ethics of Zero Waste
Veganism doesn’t have to be hard, and — despite what the #vegan section of Instagram would have you think — it definitely doesn’t have to be beautiful. In my own life, food is simple and is only required to be pretty enough that you feel enthused about eating it. Anything beyond that becomes art, and … More So You’re A Lazy Vegan: We Can Help
Ruth Carter Stapleton once said, “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” Christmas, and the broader holiday season, has traditionally been seen as the time to love harder and give more generously than we do the rest of the year. Bountiful … More Santa’s First Vegan Christmas With Robin Raven
It was a normal day at work, with a typical salad for lunch, but I found myself captivated. The raw spinach was spectacularly emerald green, the leaves so crunchy that they effortlessly held up the handfuls of sun-gold tomatoes (the nearly candy-like variety that grows in plenitude in summer gardens). I noticed the sprinkle of … More The Emotional Power of Eating Plants
Let’s get one thing straight. I am a white, middle-class American with enough privilege to feed an army (or something). So when the New York Times asks, “Is All Fur Bad?” and The Guardian posits, “Why Would Anyone Want to Shoot a Sea Otter?”, I have at the very least a social obligation to fulfill … More What’s Really Wrong with Sea Otter Fur?
If there’s anything I know about expanding people’s knowledge of veganism, it’s this: Documentaries are a critical tool for spreading information. In a 2014 study conducted by Humane League Labs, 43% of vegans said that documentaries were the most influential tool to persuade them to decrease their consumption of animal products. Anything Aph Ko (highly … More The Invisible Vegan Defies Vegan Stereotypes