So many everyday products are non-vegan; the most surprising thing that I discovered when I became vegetarian was how many of the "fun" foods contained gelatin, which is derived from animal bones, skin, ligaments, etc. When I learned about how gummy bears were really made, it took the innocence right out of them. This is … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 1
The world has changed a lot since 2011, a time when being vegan/vegetarian meant you were forced to stick to the appetizer and sides menus at restaurants. In 2017, nearly every restaurant I go to has at least one meatless entree item and choices that accommodate the dairy-free. When I went to this restaurant called … Continue reading Looking at the Menu
This is by far the best guac I've ever tried (it's my mother's Honduran recipe). Be careful when making this, you may never want any other type of guac again! Ingredients you'll need for a party of one or a party of four: 1 slice of avocado (4 slices) 3 cilantro leaves (12 leaves) 1/2 a tomato … Continue reading Mayan Guac – 5 Minute Recipe
When I was a little girl, the Miami Metro Zoo and the Miami Seaquarium ranked among my favorite places to be, right alongside Magic Kingdom and Chef Mickey's. I loved seeing and learning about animals that I would never get to see otherwise. Seeing the king of the jungle hang out in real life at … Continue reading Can Vegans go to the zoo?
When I was 18 years old, my first year of college was drawing to a close and I had a part-time job as a server at the local Denny's (which I quit after 5 months working below the minimum wage) where my lunch consisted of free pancakes and bottomless coffee. I was under-informed and mega broke, but … Continue reading Why you should go Vegan
A pescatarian differs from the standard omnivorous diet in that they eat fish but do not eat meat, a vegetarian doesn't eat meat but eats animal products, and a vegan neither eats animals nor animal products. Vegan: no animals, no animal byproducts. This means meat, poultry, fish, dairy, broth, etc are off limits. A vegan cannot eat a … Continue reading A Vegan, a Vegetarian, and a Pescatarian walk into a restaurant, What can they eat?