Travel Blog Post: Tulum and Playa del Carmen

When I’ve heard people describe Tulum, it was described as a laid-back, Boho, magical mecca and it truly was!  Tulum is about a 1.5-hour drive from Playa del Carmen. Expect to find plenty of vegetarian-pescatarian spots and gorgeous mezcal bars.

Plant Chicago: Eating for 8 Billion through Vegan Food

Plant Chicago hosts a monthly farmers market and is also hosting the first of their Eating for Eight Billion meal series at Whiner Taproom this upcoming Sunday, April 14th from 1-3pm. Their meal series brings awareness of the world’s ever-growing population with the hope that people will become more aware of their daily choices as consumers and become agents of change. The first iteration of their meal series will include a 3-course vegan meal using Emergy Labs mycelium protein (derived from mushrooms) with a drink from Whiner Taproom.

Middle Brow Bungalow Review: Carb and Social Justice Heaven

Middle Brow Bungalow is the jack of all trades but the master of all things yeast.  I am not a beer drinker so I haven’t had their beer but I am a huge fan of all things carbs so I have had their pizza and bread.  I first went there for dinner on a quiet Sunday night the week they opened and found myself absolutely delighted with everything about this place.

Hearty Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe

This recipe is perfect for a laid-back weekend morning and is quick and easy to make. I actually find this even more flavorful than a regular egg scramble minus the guilt!  Tofu is such a blank slate so it’s really easy to cater it to your tastebuds.  I really love how moist this is too!

Aviary Review: Cocktails Well Worth the Hype

Is Aviary just fluff?  In my humble opinion, I thought the experience was worth every penny.  And I have had some glorious cocktails in my days.  The flavors were highly developed and were made to evolve throughout the night.  Of course you can get excellent and more affordable cocktails in other neighborhoods, but the presentation and service are truly remarkable at The Aviary.

Through a Vegan Studies Lens: My Chapter on Nonviolence and Veganism

While I primarily post vegetarian recipes and restaurant reviews, I am an academic at heart who is committed to making philosophy understood by a wider audience. Vegetarianism is not just a healthy way of eating for me, but it is a means of active resistance against the unethical factory-farming industry. It is a way of life, a means of resisting so many oppressive structures in our society – though of course much more needs to happen than solely veganism.

Tasty Hummus Recipe

Hummus is such a healthy and delicious staple for all dietary backgrounds!  While it doesn’t require that many ingredients, achieving the right consistency can be quite challenging, especially if you don’t have an ideal food processor.

Making Dietary Changes for the New Year? 10 Tips to Help You Stay on Track

Veganuary and Dry January are just a few of the goals people have been undertaking as a means of cleansing, changing, renewing, and growing. How hard is it to cut something out of your diet or to radically transform your diet and your relationship with food? While everyone may not become a sober vegan, there are many dietary changes people are undertaking – perhaps you are trying to cut meat out or eat smaller portions…

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Chicago Restaurant Week for Vegetarians and Pescatarians 2019

After doing some research and reviewing numerous restaurant week menus, I would say most restaurant week menus are not really made with pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans in mind. But there are a decent chunk of restaurants all over Chicago that have at least 1 pescatarian and/or vegetarian option on their prix-fixe menu. Here is a list I have compiled of the best restaurant week options for vegetarians and pescatarians…

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