Whether you want to live a healthier lifestyle or you love and respect all of the planet's furry, scaly and slimy inhabitants, being vegan is a choice more people are making every day. It's not for the faint of heart—you
When I wrote my post a few weeks ago on Poverty and Vegetarianism I wanted to include something about the cost of groceries and the relation to where you live, but I only had anecdotal evidence. In my experience in Toronto, the tonier neighbourhoods
As I sip on an 'immunity-boosting' smoothie and nibble at flaxseed tacos, the conversations going on around me are all in Turkish, but the food seems decidedly Californian. In some ways, that's been a hard combination for Istanbul to swallow.
I don't believe in going on diets. You know the kind of thing I mean, eating only protein or eating only grapefruit for two weeks. Sure, you can lose weight and sometimes pretty quickly, but then the pounds all come back when you are finished with the
The Episcopal Sisters of the Community of the Holy Spirit are looking forward to living in a new convent which will be green and environmental; they see it as a natural outgrowth of their spiritual life. "It's a question of stewardship," said a
Raising children on a vegetarian diet is nothing new and is completely safe, but on the whole, our Western culture remains somewhat skeptical about it. If you are just beginning to move your family into a vegetarian diet, you may find some resistance
Recently I sampled several Superfood products from Amazing Grass. Superfood - those green, vitamin-packed food and drinks that look like someone just cut a swatch out of your front lawn, juiced it and served it up to you in
I admit to being very confused about mock meat. I don't understand why anyone who has decided not to eat meat would want to eat something that is shaped like meat, or made to approximate the taste and texture of it. When I see
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I would love input on this topic. I have been vegan for 3 years now. I am on a limited budget, so I don't spend much money on cheese/meat substitutes, and I don't buy vitamins. Most of my produce comes from local,
This weekend Washington, DC hosted their 5th Annual Green Fest - that mega traveling festival that hosts all things green. I attended the event on Saturday and was surprised at the changes in the green movement. If you've never
To celebrate World Vegan Day today, the 824 staff members of LUSH Cosmetics in North America will forsake meat and dairy in a company-wide bid to go vegan. LUSH is certainly no stranger to ambitious stunts—their staff
Bourgeois Boheme, the eco-boutique in London now has their Love Goddess line of shoes available and they come in 6 flashy styles. Strappy, flat moccasins; purple wedge heels; evening shoes; plain office pumps and, best of
Fellow TreeHugger Sami Grover covered the chicken fat-to-biodiesel controversy in North Carolina back in January. After hearing about this next announcement, I'm going to bring it up again: Is a fuel made from animal fats
A Tokyo hair salon claims to be the first to use "nano-steam" perm as a way to avoid the harmful chemicals commonly used in beauty salons. Insolite also carbon offsets its CO2 emissions (another first for a Tokyo hair salon) and works with Aveda to
TreeHugger keeps saying that one of the best things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint is to eat less meat; in the UK some are even proposing that it be rationed. Perhaps today is good day to go without; it is World Vegetarian Day.