LI Vegan Adventures

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

marketing

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?

LI Vegan Adventures

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

LI Vegan Adventures

LI Vegan Adventures: An Introduction

I wasn’t always vegan, and I didn’t always live on Long Island. In 2016, I lived in a small farm town, which was known for its Amish population and high school football team. Horse and  buggies abounded, and “city folks” didn’t know they could pass the slow-movers on the road.  Prior to venturing into veganism,… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: An Introduction

TV/Movies

“We’re in a Nut Cheese Renaissance”: What Other Shows Can Learn About Vegan Representation from NBC’s Superstore

In 2019, let’s be honest: vegans are everywhere. We’re out in droves purchasing Burger King’s Impossible Whopper (no mayo, please!), we’re on the front lines marching for animal rights in New York City, we’re at the forefront of climate strikes. In some way,s “vegan” can still be a dirty word, but in others, it’s no… Continue reading “We’re in a Nut Cheese Renaissance”: What Other Shows Can Learn About Vegan Representation from NBC’s Superstore

Life

6 Vegan (Food) Products I’m Loving Right Now

I love food - don't you love food? Though I mostly eat homemade meals instead of reaching for something over processed (and usually expensive), I will admit to succumbing to the occasional vegan item I see in a store. Especially new items. If I see a vegan option that I've never heard of before or… Continue reading 6 Vegan (Food) Products I’m Loving Right Now

Literature

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

“Sister...all the trees of the world are like brothers and sisters.” Title: The Vegetarian Author: Han Kang Publication: 2007 Rating: 3/5 stars CW/TW: abuse, rape, sexual assault The Vegetarian by Han Kang is a relatively short read (the English edition clocks in at 188 pages), but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Originally published in 2007… Continue reading Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang