Animal rights activists protest horse carriage industry in NYC

        Animal rights activists staged a protest Monday evening against the horse-drawn carriages stationed along Central Park. Friday marked the anniversary of the death of Charlie, a carriage horse who dropped dead suddenly on 54th street in 2011. More than 80 activists showed up to support the event that was co-sponsored by … More Animal rights activists protest horse carriage industry in NYC

This Plant-Derived Meat Company Just Raised $108 Million

A veggie burger and vegan cheese company, Impossible Foods, has raised a $108 round of funding, according to Tech Crunch. Investors in the round included Viking Global Investors and Khosla Ventures; Microsoft’s Bill Gates; and Horizons Ventures. Impossible Foods’ mission is to create a burger that looks, tastes, feels and smells like actual beef. Founder Patrick Brown is … More This Plant-Derived Meat Company Just Raised $108 Million

Veganz – Europe’s First Vegan Grocery Chain

After roaming around sausage stands all day in Berlin, you can imagine my delight when I walked a few meters off of the Warschauer Straße S-train station and saw huge neon green letters welcoming me to “Veganz.” It was an unexpected find, and I made a beeline for to door to explore.  Inside, I was greeted … More Veganz – Europe’s First Vegan Grocery Chain

How To Make an Acai Bowl

First off, HAPPY LABOR DAY FRIDAY. I hope everyone has amazing plans lined up, or equally awesome staycations not-planned-yet. 😉 Last summer, I was on vacation one of my friends was so amped to check out this place that made acai bowls. They told me “it’s kind of like a smoothie” and “incredible” and “get one with everything on it.” What is … More How To Make an Acai Bowl

Easy Spaghetti with Chia Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes

I learned how to make this delicious pasta dish as an au pair in Italy when I was 18 years old. The grandmother living with us would whip this easy dish up as lunch for the kids. Ingredients: 1 lb of spaghetti 10 oz container Heidi Ho “Smoky Chia Cheese” or another plant-based ricotta cheese 1 … More Easy Spaghetti with Chia Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes

The Leather Dilemma : What To Do With Leather, Silk and Wool

       As a new vegan myself, I have realized that my closet is still pretty full of leather, wool and silk items. When I started out on a vegan diet, I didn’t even consider the leather and animals products that I have all over the house. Now, I’m at the point where I avoid … More The Leather Dilemma : What To Do With Leather, Silk and Wool