It’s that time of year again…where I use football as an excuse to be glutinous! But Super Bowl snacks don’t have to be loaded with calories to be tasty. Here are a couple of vegan, gluten-free snacks that have lots of flavor and are good for you too. The Chile Lime Mango and Papaya… Continue reading Super Bowl Snacks, Part VII: For All You Healthy People
As someone who isn’t a sports fan, my only concern at a Super Bowl party is the food. This smooth, delicious White Bean Dip is a great alternative to the usual hummus made with garbanzo beans. It’s super easy to make and it’s a healthy option that won’t break your New Year’s resolution. Makes 6… Continue reading Super Bowl Snacks, Part II: Dipped in Beans
G-Zen, located smack dab in the middle of Branford’s retail/restaurant section may possibly the best vegetarian/vegan/raw vegan restaurant in the state. That’s a lofty amount of praise, so allow me to go further and defend my statement. G-Zen is able to craft delicious and challenging dishes that can change the minds of carnivores and confirm… Continue reading G-Zen Review
Believe it or not, I can identify with the plight of the vegetarian during the holiday season. I have a particular “food intolerance” – I can’t eat chicken, turkey or eggs that aren’t organic. So you can imagine my excitement a few years back when my loaded brother took us to a friend’s house for… Continue reading Vegetarian Thanksgiving
This April, I read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. While the book didn’t convince me to stop eating meat altogether, the descriptions of factory farms were nauseating enough that I decided that I wouldn’t give my money to this disgusting but tasty industry. Fast-forward to October. I’ve been moderately successful in my mission,… Continue reading The Bad Vegetarian Gradually Loses Resolve
People often ask me why I’m a vegetarian. It’s as annoying as someone asking a tattoo artist about tattoos while hanging out in a bar. My question is why eat meat? Eating a dead body is…. repulsive. Isn’t it? Typical unsolicited comments I receive are: How do you get protein? But meat tastes so… Continue reading My Name is Vegetarian Metalhead: For We Are Many!
When I arrived early to a job interview at the Fairfield Public Library, I didn’t intend to get any books, much less one that would create a huge moral dilemma in my everyday life. The “One Book One Town” display stood in the middle of the lobby: stacks of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals,… Continue reading Sixty-Five Days as a Bad Vegetarian… And Counting