My Favorite Vegan Junk Foods

Vegan junk food… does such a thing exist? Why yes, of course it does. Have you ever heard of Oreos, Ritz crackers, or Swedish Fish? Yup, all vegan. There is a name for a vegan who eats a lot of this type of food, called a “junk food vegan.” It’s someone who eats a lot … More My Favorite Vegan Junk Foods

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Vegan in Guatemala

It was surprisingly easy to be vegan in Guatemala. With countless fruit/smoothie bars and locally-sourced, health-conscious places, I was rarely stressed about finding something to eat.   It also helped that I was traveling alone. I would have felt bad dragging non-vegan companions to plant-based restaurants for every meal, but I had a great time … More Vegan in Guatemala

Confessions of a Bad Vegan: Forgive me, for I have sinned

Last week I went to New Orleans, which was absolutely beautiful, insane and exhausting all at once. I saw some of the most ridiculous outfits, danced on stage at a bar in a pug onesie, and…well, ate non-vegan food a few times. Truth is, this isn’t the first time I’ve deliberately ‘cheated’ my vegan lifestyle. … More Confessions of a Bad Vegan: Forgive me, for I have sinned

Why The Current Vegan Discourse Will Never Work

Vegans have a reputation for being judgmental, abrasive, and aggressive. Although not all are like this (I think much of the negativity stems from cognitive dissonance), there is some truth to the stereotype. I’ve seen some vegans describe eating meat as “eating dead animal carcasses,” and I’ve seen many look down on those who are … More Why The Current Vegan Discourse Will Never Work