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Interview with Michael Balducci, Founder of VeggieBrothers.com

»Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Interview with Michael Balducci, Founder of VeggieBrothers.com

Listen to audio interview with prolific vegan activist, biz guy, and long-time friend, Mike Balducci.  Find out how almost getting hit by a car helped turn him vegan and form the successful upscale vegan meat replacement company, VeggieBrothers.com.

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Building A Support System

»Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Building A Support System

How Do I Become A Vegetarian: Building A Support System One question I get asked quite a bit is “how do I meet other vegetarians?” And it’s a great question.  If you’re doing anything by yourself, you’re less likely to succeed.  But if you’re surrounded by people you can talk to about going veg, you are more likely to do it well and stick with it. So, how do find those people who are doing the veg thing?  Well, it depends where you’re looking, and in what capacity you want to interact. Online A great place to start is online.  There are several online vegetarian forums out there, and one of the best ways to get started is to register and post in a few introductory threads to get going.  You can find other newbies and...

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Conversation with Vegan.com’s Founder, Erik Marcus

»Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Conversation with Vegan.com’s Founder, Erik Marcus

How Do I Become A Vegetarian: Thoughts from the owner of Vegan.com Today I had a conversation with Erik Marcus, renowned vegan author, lecturer, and owner of the long-term vegan authority site, Vegan.com.  And it was really, really great. The full conversation will be available through the upcoming WhyBecomeAVegetarian.com podcast.  But I wanted to give you a couple sneak previews and share a couple of Erik’s insights that he talks about in his new book: The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice. One idea that really struck me was Erik’s approach to making the change to vegetarianism or veganism.  First, he made it clear that he doesn’t guilt ANYONE into being one thing or another.  He said if you’re making any...

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How do I STAY a vegetarian?

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, What Can Vegetarians Eat | 1 comment

How do I STAY a vegetarian?

How do I STAY a Vegetarian? I got a question recently that I thought was particularly poignant and relevant to us veg-types.  I’m planning on doing a video response, but wanted to put out a written one as well. Here’s the question.  It’s from Sean here in Austin, Texas. He asks: I wanted some advice about this.  I’ve encountered several “ex-vegetarians,” or people who claim they used to be a vegetarian for several years.  But I wonder what made them choose to stop?  Is it true that most people who decide to go veg ultimately stop, or go back to their original eating habits?  And if they really don’t like it or feel low on energy, then it is intriguing why they would continue for several years before stopping. ...

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Quick Vegetarian Recipe: Pita Chips

»Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Quick Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes, What Can Vegetarians Eat | 0 comments

Quick Vegetarian Recipe: Pita Chips

Quick Vegetarian Recipe: Homemade Pita Chips Do you have a big, lonely vat of hummus that needs dipping implements? Does that lame-o salad need a little extra zing to impress your lettuce-hating parents? Solution: homemade pita chips!  They’re easy, healthy, taste great, and can be made to suit any meal. What you’ll need: Hardware Large frying pan Large kitchen knife Pair of tongs Plate and a paper towel Software Enough canola, olive, or sunflower oil to coat the bottom 1/2 of said frying pan (probably about 1/2 to a full cup) Tortillas (fresh from the store are best), white, wheat, red, or blue Spices appropriate to your particular meal What you’ll do: Heat the oil on medium — around the 5 to 6 setting.  You want it hot enough so...

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Porn & Vegetarianism Don’t Mix

»Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Porn & Vegetarianism Don’t Mix

Why become a vegetarian?  Apparently, PETA is adding a new “XXX” reason into the mix. According to today’s Reuters article, the extremist animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is launching a new XXX-rated porn site.  According to the article, the site will begin with normal hardcore videos, but as visitors delve deeper (no pun intended) into the site and its content, they’ll be greeted by images and video of animals being tortured and slaughtered in an attempt to get the anti-factory farming message across. Yeah…I keep waiting for the punchline too. If this hadn’t come from what appears to be a reputable news source, I would have sloughed it off as just another goofy, Snopes-level Internet...

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