By Anthony Acquaviva, @deepbellylaughs When my wife and I became vegan over six years ago, one of the first things we were concerned with was where we’d find vegan snacks (nope, it wasn’t “where would we get our protein” because we knew plants had us covered, and “but bacon” was all good with over 2,539 different alternatives or substitutes). So many pressing snack questions swirled … Continue reading Review: Vegan Cuts January Snack Box has Arrived!
By Anthony Acquaviva, @deepbellylaughs I am a simple man with simple wants and needs. Actually, let me correct myself: I am a simple vegan man with simple vegan wants (yummy, easily available vegan goodies) and needs (tasty, tasty plant-based burgers). Well, I am pleased to announce that now The Habit Burger Grill has joined White Castle and others in the fast casual/fast food space to … Continue reading Review: Tasty New Vegan Options at Habit Burger Grill
My college friend Ruthie Lafond is an incredible illustrator and children’s book blogger. Recently, she took on the challenge of creating a berry or cherry a day for 30 days to focus on her water-coloring technique, and the results were so adorable I just had to share! Click an image below to view the slideshow. ABOUT RUTHIE LAFOND I met Ruthie when she was studying … Continue reading 30 Days of Berries by Illustrator Ruthie Lafond
My buddies Brittany and Terrence Roche, the Plant Power Couple, are Philly vegan superstars. They’re married bloggers, inventive recipe creators and the founders of an ever-growing Facebook group, “Plant Power People w/the Roches,” a friendly forum for new and seasoned vegans. They took the coveted “People’s Choice” title at the first ever Philly MAC-Down, a local vegan mac and cheese contest, and won “Most Original” … Continue reading Plant Power Couple Releases New E-Cookbook (And Trust Me, It’s Awesome)
(photo of Tony and Jena Mazzio by FollowThatVegan) “Ahimsa” is the principle of nonviolence toward all living things, and Jena and Anthony (Tony) Mazzio certainly embody this principle every day. While both also working other full-time jobs, Jena and Tony run Ahimsa Acres, the sanctuary they founded only two short years ago in 2015. According to their website, “Ahimsa Acres Sanctuary serves as a permanent … Continue reading Sanctuary Spotlight: Ahimsa Acres
I was recently invited to Flora in Jenkintown, PA, to try out their new spring menu. In case you don’t know, Flora is a 16-seat BYOB vegan spot that opened its doors a little over two years ago. Since this time, they’ve gotten a lot of great press and for good reason. Ant and I, excited that a new vegan place opened up out our … Continue reading My Vegan City: Flora’s New Spring Menu is Here
Ant and I just flew back from a two-week dream vacation in California (and boy are my arms tired! Sorry. Couldn’t resist). Like any good vegans worth their weight in nutritional yeast, we spent the majority of our time searching for hot vegan spots, eating incredible local vegan bites, and planning our next meals and snacks. We were always on the lookout for amazing vegan … Continue reading Eating and Blogging – My California Adventure
Ever thought about going vegan, even just for a short period of time to try it out? Or are you already vegan but would love to help newbies get their start? Well, if you live in the Philadelphia area, now’s your chance! The Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) is about to start another round of their vegan pledge, a super supportive program that guides participants through … Continue reading My Vegan City: Take the PAN 30-Day Vegan Pledge!
I’m pretty sure if you ask anyone who’s had the privilege of visiting Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, they’ll tell you one of the best parts of stepping onto the gorgeous grounds is being instantly greeted by the team of friendly faces that fast approaches upon your arrival. It’s as if they can sense brand new people have come to visit. They come from all sides and … Continue reading Sanctuary Spotlight: Meet Indraloka’s Welcoming Committee