Literature · Reviews

REVIEW: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

"'Choke, Redford. Just choke.'He seemed to adore her more every second." Title: Get a Life, Chloe BrownAuthor: Talia HibbertPublication: 2019Rating: 4.5/5 starsCW/TW: chronic illness, near-death experience What do you get when you combine a charming leading man/artist extraordinaire, a chronically ill sass-master of a heroine, nosy sisters, and a cat?  Talia Hibbert’s delightful novel Get… Continue reading REVIEW: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

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10 Quotes to Inspire You on Your Vegan Journey

It’s 2020, and you’re sure to have a few resolutions written down. Or if you’re not into resolutions, perhaps you have some goals, a list of things you’d like to accomplish this year but know it won’t be the end of the world if you don’t get around to them.  Maybe you’ve decided that 2020… Continue reading 10 Quotes to Inspire You on Your Vegan Journey

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Yes, Vegan Junk Food Exists. No, Vegans Don’t Care If You Think It’s Healthy Or Not

Did you know that...vegans eat more than just salad?  Did you realize that...not all vegans care about eating healthy food all of the time?  Were you aware that...vegans do not care if you think the Impossible Whopper or Earth Balance or Daiya or Beyond Meat is unhealthy? Burger King's Impossible Whopper can be made vegan,… Continue reading Yes, Vegan Junk Food Exists. No, Vegans Don’t Care If You Think It’s Healthy Or Not

Literature

REVIEW: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

“Hate is just fear in drag.” Title: Like a Love StoryAuthor: Abdi NazemianPublication: 2019Rating: 4/5 starsCW/TW: homophobia, racism, illness + death, fat-shaming New York City might be considered progressive due to its diverse population, but in 1989 - and probably still in 2019 - it was still a city that reeked of homophobia and racism.… Continue reading REVIEW: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

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10 Dishes You Must Make This Christmas

Who said being vegan during the holidays has to be hard? There are so many recipes out there, from main dishes to sides to desserts, you really don’t have to worry about creating a Christmas feast or making sure you have at least one thing to contribute to the holiday dinner.  You can veganize just… Continue reading 10 Dishes You Must Make This Christmas

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10 Gift Ideas for the Vegan in Your Life this Christmas

Do you have  vegan in your life but aren’t sure what to get them for Christmas? You’re in luck because vegans are like every other human being...they just don’t use animal products! Sure, there are some things you want to look out for when purchasing a present for a vegan, but don’t get stressed! There… Continue reading 10 Gift Ideas for the Vegan in Your Life this Christmas

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5 Annoying Things You’ll Hear from Non-Vegan Relatives This Holiday Season (and How To Respond!)

It’s November, which means one thing for vegans: dealing with non-vegan family members who feel the need to comment on our choices. It starts with Thanksgiving when we bring our Celebration Roast to the family dinner and continues at Christmas when we bake our own vegan cookies. Look at this festive vegan bounty! It can… Continue reading 5 Annoying Things You’ll Hear from Non-Vegan Relatives This Holiday Season (and How To Respond!)

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LI Vegan Adventures: JUS by Julie

JUS by Julie is known for its cleanses full of blended smoothies and juices. If you work or go to school in Cedarhurst, NY, located on Nassau County’s South Shore, chances are you’ve been to JUS by Julie.  Physical locations of JUS by Julie are rare: there’s a couple in NYC, one in New Jersey,… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: JUS by Julie

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REVIEW: Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy

"They own themselves. They don't belong to you." Title: Xenogenesis/Lilith's BroodAuthor: Octavia E. ButlerPublication: 1987-89Rating: 3/5 stars (for the whole series)CW/TW: violence, child abuse, murder, rape Between the months of August and October, Vegan Book Club, an online community that gathers on Goodreads (and sometimes Instagram) to discuss, well, vegan books (duh), had been reading… Continue reading REVIEW: Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy

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LI Vegan Adventures: Long Island Vegan Extravaganza

I don’t go to a lot of events, but I had to make an exception for the Long Island Vegan Extravaganza that took place on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Green Street Food Truck was parked outside, which is where I got this smoothie: Strawberry Dream. I had seen so many of my fellow Long Island… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: Long Island Vegan Extravaganza

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Vegan Vs. Plant-Based: What Label Should You Use for Your Business?

Vegan. Plant-based. Is there a difference? Why do so many brands (and people) try to distinguish themselves as one or the other? Does it really influence sales? In some ways, it absolutely does. Some non-vegans will never purchase a product explicitly referred to as “vegan,” while ethical vegans find “plant-based” to be less meaningful. So… Continue reading Vegan Vs. Plant-Based: What Label Should You Use for Your Business?

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LI Vegan Adventures: The Willow Cafe

Need a reason to visit Nassau County’s South Shore? Located in Hewlett, NY, The Willow Cafe could (dare I say "should"?) be that reason. The Willow Cafe's lasagna, eaten while taking notes for Vegan Book Club. The Willow Cafe is Long Island’s newest all-vegan restaurant, having just opened in September. Despite being so new, it’s… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: The Willow Cafe