For the past two Februarys, Serious Eats Chief Creative Officer J. Kenji Alt-Lopez has gone vegan for the entire month. Here he shares the 60 vegan recipes
he created during his Vegan Experience.
posted by slogger
on Mar 4, 2013 -
In November 1944, as Hitler's V-2 rockets rained down on England, Donald Watson's mind was elsewhere. Together with Elsie Shrigley and 23 others, he was starting a new society of ethical vegetarians who avoided dairy and eggs as well as meat -- an unheard-of innovation. The earliest issues of the group's magazine are now available online
and provide a glimpse into the humble beginnings of what became a global movement. In its pages, members discuss animal ethics, health, wartime rationing, recipes and the thorny issue of what adherents should call themselves. (Donald Watson coined "vegan" in issue 1, but some members were unimpressed and wrote in with their own suggestions including Vitan, Dairyban, Benevore, Sanivore and Beaumangeur).
posted by dontjumplarry
on Feb 13, 2013 -
The costs of importing non-native foodstuffs:
Despite the call to vegans in the headline, this is an issue that effects all eaters as international lands are stripped to feed the appetites of more wealthy nations. The appetite of countries such as ours for this grain has pushed up prices to such an extent that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia, for whom it was once a nourishing staple food, can no longer afford to eat it. Imported junk food is cheaper. In Lima, quinoa now costs more than chicken.
posted by weeyin
on Jan 17, 2013 -
In a first-person tale of woe, a beleaguered New Yorker stranded in the Land of Lard related his struggle to find adequate vegetarian options
[NYT link, featuring obligatory pic of sullen, obese Midwesterners]. Reactions came swiftly, albeit indirectly
[also NYT] since, curiously, the article itself lacks a comment section. Best comment: the one touting the multiple and tasty options, including veggie dogs and veggie chili on coney dogs, at the dive bar just across the street from the KC Star.
Despite an apparent unfamiliarity with such staples as grilled cheese sandwiches, the cub reporter's failure probably won't keep him down for long. [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Jan 11, 2012 -
There are excellent recipes on this website.
I've been forced to get healthy and stumbled upon this website. I know there are those that are annoyed by vegans. What I like about this site is it is vegan/vegetarian focused without being preachy. The recipes are delicious. I've gone from a diet of gas station food, corn nuts and fast food to eating (and cooking) things I've never imagined. I thought maybe some of you might find it interesting. Let me know if you do. Can you be a carnivore and co-exist with vegan eating in your diet?
posted by zenhues
on Aug 10, 2011 -
Vegan No More
: For 3 years I built my entire life on the premise of veganism. It was my life’s passion, my guiding light. Being a vegan was everything to me. I believed my actions made me an animal rights crusader; I was saving lives, and changing the world. Now, I know otherwise. And now, after 2 full months of non-veganism, I can honestly say that I feel reborn.
posted by contessa
on Nov 19, 2010 -
: "When you have kids, supper has to be on the table every night. And when you are a vegan, the drive-thru, the deli
counter, and TV dinners/frozen convenience foods are not an option. So, you do the best you can. This blog is a record of what my family eats. It's not always a totally complete meal, not always photogenic, and sometimes it's leftovers. But, it is a realistic look at a vegan family in a northern Ontario city that is not always vegan-friendly." [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte
on Oct 14, 2010 -
has been a vegetarian for twenty years, but was recently inspired to become a vegan by Jonathan Safran Foer
's first nonfiction book, Eating Animals
. Portman wrote an essay for the Huffington Post
in which she compares the book favorably to Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma
(previously on the blue
), and makes this specific criticism of the latter book:
But he reminds us that being a man, and a human, takes more thought than just "This is tasty, and that's why I do it." He posits that consideration, as promoted by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore's Dilemma, which has more to do with being polite to your tablemates than sticking to your own ideals, would be absurd if applied to any other belief (e.g., I don't believe in rape, but if it's what it takes to please my dinner hosts, then so be it). [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack
on Oct 28, 2009 -
Started as a riff on NaNoWriMo, Veganmofo challenges food blogs to go vegan for October. Kitteekake is hosting the index. If you've ever been curious about vegan cooking, it's a damn fine place to start. via
. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston
on Oct 2, 2009 -
Renegades systematically vegetarianize recipes from antiveganist chef Anthony Bourdain, who wrote (in Kitchen Confidential
): “Vegetarians, and their Hezobollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.” [more inside]
posted by joeclark
on Mar 25, 2008 -
Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's time to break out the sweaters. Wool too itchy for you? (It is for poor Simon Cowell.
) Cashmere and alpaca are easier to wear; a surface comparison shows why
. But you can also steer clear of animal fibers altogether and opt for fabric made from wheat
. For that matter, while you're at the greengrocer, also pick up some bamboo
), soy (1
, corn (1
) and rice
(Vegan yarns previously in AskMe.
posted by GrammarMoses
on Nov 6, 2007 -
Meet the vegansexuals. Another woman, also a vegan, declared: "I believe we are what we consume, so I really struggle with bodily fluids, especially sexually."
So far, they have few
. Even PETA
disagrees: "Sex is a very effective form of outreach and activism," said Dan Shannon, a PETA spokesman
, and 10-year veteran vegan, who thought meat eaters could be converted by their partners.
posted by iviken
on Aug 2, 2007 -
Death by Veganism.
"I was once a vegan. But well before I became pregnant, I concluded that a vegan pregnancy was irresponsible
. You cannot create and nourish a robust baby merely on foods from plants.
Indigenous cuisines offer clues about what humans, naturally omnivorous, need to survive, reproduce and grow: traditional vegetarian diets, as in India, invariably include dairy and eggs for complete protein, essential fats and vitamins. There are no vegan societies for a simple reason: a vegan diet
is not adequate in the long run."
posted by four panels
on May 21, 2007 -
The vegan diet can be a killer,
at least that's what the State of New York thinks. Was a "strict vegan diet" the cause of a 15-month-old's demise or did New York health officials have a hand in the death?
posted by Bag Man
on Mar 30, 2003 -
If you're vegan,
this link is what you need to figure out what the hell is really in your food. If you're not vegan, you might find it interesting as well. If you're a total metavore, no, we can't eat our clones yet... bummer.
posted by jcterminal
on Jun 20, 2002 -
Veganism nearly kills baby?
A New york couple is charged with reckless endangerment after there baby is taken to the hospital underdeveloped and near death. The article doesn't specifically say veganism was the reason for the baby's poor health but strongly impies it. [link via plastic]
posted by drezdn
on Apr 30, 2002 -
A growing feud between the notmilk man Robert Cohen, who wrote Milk: The Deadly Poison
who hosted his site leads to VegSource removing all content from the notmilk.com site. Cohen sends out a newsletter saying that his site had been hacked, VegSource responds
and calls Cohen a "big fat liar"
. Is this an abuse of VegSource's discretion? Is this just petty name calling? Whose extreme views will reign supreme here in Vegan Stadium!?
posted by jonah
on Feb 6, 2002 -
SF Chronicle article
about a condition that I have seen but didn't know had a name. . . .Orthorexia Nervosa
. . .The obsessive quest for healty food
. . .I would suspect that your average computer-active person would NOT experience this condition but perhaps you know someone or perhaps live with someone who could be described in this way. . .
posted by Danf
on Jan 7, 2002 -
Lettuce ladies want to slim (clap) you up!
I didn't know Elizabeth Berkley was the original lettuce lady. Heck, I didn't even know they existed at all.
I noticed the site has some false advertising, though -- on the front page, it says "wearing nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves..." but how in the world would those tops stay on with straps of lettuce? I guess "wearing nothing but lettuce and green colored underwear" doesn't have the same ring to it.
posted by jragon
on Nov 29, 2000 -