The Problem(s) with Dairy

Have you ever paused to consider the fact that not only are we, humans, the only species to consume milk into adulthood, but that we’re the only species to ingest the milk of another species? Most people haven’t, and indeed I myself never contemplated the absurdity of this fact until after I became vegan.

The dairy industry doesn’t want you to think about how completely unnatural it is for humans to drink the milk of …

Chickpea Flour Omelette with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

In my opinion, chickpea flour omelettes are a crucial staple for everyone’s cooking repertoire. They’re super-easy to make; high in protein, fiber, and iron; and delicious when combined with the right seasoning and / or vegetables.

I’ve made my scrambled version with kale or swiss chard and onion for a few non-vegan friends, and they were so impressed and intrigued that they wanted me to show them step-by-step how to make it.

This particular chickpea …

A Vegan’s Take on the Shallows

I’m a sucker for survival stories. There’s something about people being stranded in the wilderness or ocean, armed with nothing other than their own ingenuity and grit that I find both riveting and inspiring. Maybe it’s because these sort of situations are so different from our own everyday banal lives. It was probably with this in mind that I went to see The Shallows one hot evening in the city during July. The morning after, …

Vegan on the East End of Long Island

Like many New Yorkers, I try to head out east as much as possible during the warmer months. My parents have a house out there, where I spent all my summers growing up, and which feels much more like home to me than the city.

The moment I get there, I instantly feel peaceful, relaxed and happy – and all of my stress and anxiety falls away. It’s pretty awesome.

What’s not awesome is that …

Summer Refreshments

The dog days of summer are here, and it’s been hot AF on the East Coast over the past week. In this post, I’ll share some of the natural (nonalcoholic) drinks that have been keeping me cool this summer. But first, let’s talk about the problems with mainstream drinks that people tend to guzzle like it’s their job when it gets hot out.

1. Iced coffee drinks

These drinks are usually loaded with dairy and …

The Best Vegan Avocado Toast

Rich in healthy fats and fiber, avocado toast may just be the best and easiest breakfast ever. This version drizzled with lemon juice and coconut oil, and topped with sea salt, hemp seeds, and crushed red pepper is the one I always make, and it’s absolutely delicious. It’s rich in energizing and nourishing healthy fats, but not overly filling, making it the perfect light meal to have before you head out the door …

Natural Cleaning Products

This may sound a bit strange, but I happen to love cleaning. There’s something about it that’s just very therapeutic and calming to me. It’s often said that our physical surroundings are a reflection of our inner state of mind. And I know for myself that when I’ve properly cleaned and organized my bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom, etc., I always feel more mentally alert and on top of things.

Of course, part of the …

Vegan Spring Fashion

Spring is a time to put away our heavy winter clothes and make way for some lighter and more vibrant garb. In this post I’ll share some of my favorite brands for purchasing vegan spring clothes.

But first let’s quickly go over first the non-veg materials typically found lurking in spring fashion items:

Leather and suede – The hide of animals who were confined, abused, slaughtered, and possibly skinned alive

Wool – Taken from sheep

Charred Kale with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Do you ever feel like you just want something easy but healthy, while also tasty and comforting for dinner? I’ll often make this recipe for charred kale along with some potato rounds for a nice, light dinner if I’ve had a heavy lunch or am too tired to make anything that requires forethought or energy and it always winds up being just what I needed.

People are often surprised how amazingly delicious and un-boring …

How to Veganize Your Fridge

One of the easiest ways to transition to a vegan diet is to simply replace the dairy products you have in your fridge with plant-based substitutes!

There’s really no reason why we should use meat and dairy products, which entail so much suffering – not only for the animals, but for ourselves in terms of health consequences – when we’re privileged enough to have so many plant-based alternatives readily available at our nearest health food …