Vegan Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    EarthSave Talks Turkeys, Hosts Free Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Saturday

    Did you know turkeys are incredibly social creatures, have excellent hearing but no external ears, love eating peanuts (so much!), and were once so prized that Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey the national bird before the bald eagle eventually won out? Nope, had no clue?! While an e ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Florida's Ellen Jaffe Jones Named PETA's Sexiest Vegan Over 50

    According to PETA, nothing's sexier than saving animals. And given that veganism tends to lead to weight loss, better skin, more energy, and (so they say) more sexual stamina, they might have a point. The animal advocacy org takes its duties as sexy-vegan steward very seriously. One honor it doles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Ten Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    It sure seems like we've been doing a lot of bacon and beef worshiping lately. And for a state where you can find a farmers' market every day of the week, year-round, with local farms delivering seasonal organic produce each month, it often feels like finding a perfectly prepared vegetarian (or vega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Gimme a Burger Offers New, Homemade Vegan Bites and Meatless Monday Discount

    Burger joints aren't usually a bastion of vegan eating. For, um, obvious reasons. And sometimes even requesting that a burger place offer a meatless option can bring a world of hurt (I should know). But Gimme a Burger is a chain that's all aboard the inclusivity train. In addition to two vegan burg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    PETA Sends Arnold Abbott Vegan Food to Help the Homeless and "Spare Animals"

    Ninety-year-old homeless advocate hero Arnold Abbott has quickly gained a lot of attention this week after being cited twice for feeding the homeless. He's gone from local news story to the lead story on the Colbert Report and making national headlines. Now the folks over at PETA want to get in on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Clovermint Cafe Bringing Vegan Comfort Foods to Fort Lauderdale

    Just because vegans like to eat plants and live clean doesn't mean they don't crave comfort food. EVERYONE loves a creamy soup and a hearty mac 'n cheese every now and again. And why can't these foodie faves be delicious and good for you? Enter Clovermint Café & Market, a vegan, gluten-free spot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes (Recipe & Photos)

    It's October 6th, which means we're about five minutes into pumpkin's 15 minutes of annual fame. And while pumpkin edibles, drinkables and wearables (really Bath & Body Works?) are literally everywhere, it's harder to find vegan options, particularly in the dessert department. Luckily, you're the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    NYC Named Top Vegan-Friendly City By PETA; South Florida Has a Long Way to Go

    South Florida ranks at the top of the list for many things: warm weather, luxury car sales, where to be a dog -- and so on. But for availability of vegetarian and vegan-friendly cuisine? Lower. Much lower. According to PETA, the city that tops that list is New York. Last week, with some well-earned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Veg-Friendly Atlas Deli Bringing Handcrafted Fake Meat to Hollywood

    As a cook and former carnivore, Ryan Echaus was sick and tired of frozen, processed faux meats. He wanted fresh stuff to work with, so why didn't it exist? Thus, the idea for Atlas Meat-Free Delicatessen was born. Echaus dreamed up his very own fake meat product, dubbed vegitein, which he'll soon b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Celebrate Vegan Pizza Day Saturday at These Four Local Spots

    While there are many meaty summer holidays out there that pay homage to grilled flesh on the BBQ (July 4th & Memorial Day, ahem), there is one summer throw down that us vegans can wholeheartedly endorse without any leftover guilt associated with the celebration - Vegan Pizza Day on June 28th. In i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Green Bar & Kitchen Now Serving Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Vegan Ice Cream

    Ice cream is one of the world's greatest pleasures. In fact, we love it so much we may or may not have had a tab at the local parlor as a kid. While most of us try not to eat the icy lactose-filled treat often due to dietary concerns, there are some poor souls who can't eat the sweet milk of the go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Five Places to Eat Healthy in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Put down the beef; pick up the veggie. We've been hearing about the dangers of the Western diet for quite a long time. Heart disease, stroke, obesity: All can stem from gorging on burgers, fries, and ice cream. And although we know we ought to eat mostly plant matter, we've all had that veggie bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Chef Seth Kirschbaum of Sublime and Darbster Raising Funds For New Vegan Restaurant

    It appears 2014 will be a healthy year for South Florida. New juice bars, raw food finds, locally-sourced dishes, and vegetarian-themed concepts abound -- and it's only getting better. Adding to the momentum, South Florida vegan chef Seth Kirschbaum -- former executive chef for both Sublime and Dar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Bee Organics in West Palm Beach: Vegan Dishes, Organic Goods, and Cold Pressed Juice

    With healthy New Year's resolutions (hopefully) still on our minds, juicing is the buzzword of the year so far. And cold pressed juicing is considered the latest nutritional powerhouse. Bee Organics in Downtown West Palm Beach is a new "lifestyle" cafe focusing on vegan and organic options that jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Vegan Foods Abound at Saturday's March Against Cruelty in Fort Lauderdale

    Instead of kicking people who run puppy mills in the crotch or setting the boats that run over manatees on fire, Dr. Andrew Kirschner is inviting anyone who has a soft spot in their heart for abused animals to the March Against Cruelty at 12 p.m. Saturday at Huizenga Plaza. The march is 1.7 miles ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013
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    August 19, 2013

    VeganNOMMs: Florida Teen Creates Vegan Recipe App

    The next time you want to cook something healthy, plant-based and animal-free, why not download an app to help you get delicious recipes in a hurry? Thanks to Sheri Grooms, and her newly-released app known as veganNOMMs, you can get easy vegan recipes downloaded right to your phone. The app, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    21-Year Old Launches Vegan Cupcake Business in Fort Lauderdale

    Manning her vegan cupcakes at a booth all by herself at the Yellow Green Farmer's Market, 21-year-old Ariel Silvers has been awake since before dawn and has already frosted seven-dozen cupcakes. She baked them all the night before. With her apron tied tightly around her waist and a shy smile, you'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Nanci Alexander of Sublime Would Vote Foie Gras Off the Island

    Quick! Name all the restaurants you can that donate all their profits to non-profit organizations? Sublime does just that. Sublime's owner, Nanci Alexander, is number five on our Tastemaker countdown. She founded the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF). The creation of Sublime is an ext ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach: Raw Vegan Eats

    Health News is a new feature series that focuses on raw, vegan and alternative diets.Could you give up meat, fruit and cooked foods for life? What if you were suffering from an incurable disease, and it was the only answer to healing your body? The idea of becoming a raw vegan might not seem so craz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    J's Garden Cafe in Pembroke Pines: Healthy Caribbean and Vegan Eats

    In Hollywood, California, there's an explosive trend happening in the culinary world, one that is taking over tables everywhere from the high-end restaurants in West LA to the lunch spots in Beverly Hills. It's not the rise of smoked meats or bite-sized servings; it's the raging popularity of plant- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2012

    World Vegetarian Day is Monday, October 1: Five Sexy Celebrity Vegetarians

    Bacon's domination of the internet may lead one to believe otherwise, but there are folks in this world who don't dig on the swine. Or the beef, chicken, turkey, and fish, for that matter. For these non-meat-eaters, World Vegetarian Day, October 1, is the time to shine. The date -- which happens to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Eat Vegan Food That Doesn't Taste Like Meat -- or Cardboard -- at Veg-a-cation at Wave 2700

    Forget the caricature of the pale, noodle-armed vegan openly judging you for your dietary choices while nibbling on a piece of raw tofu and silently coveting your bacon cheeseburger. It's a misconception that could stand to be put out to pasture and certainly not one that would apply to Sally Stille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Where Bill Clinton Should Eat This Week

    ​When Bill Clinton arrives to talk at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, we're more than looking forward to hearing him speak. We're wondering where he'll stop to eat.What's he doing here? The former President brings his "Embracing Our Common Humanity" tour to our neighborhood where he'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    South Florida's Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

    ​South Florida isn't exactly awash in vegetarian-friendly choices, but it's not a total wash out, either. From Palm Beach to Broward, there are a smattering of restaurants that either focus entirely on meatfree dining, or at the very least, acknowledge that veggies aren't really interested in eati ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011
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    October 29, 2011

    Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi To Open Vegan Restaurant

    ABCEllen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi plan to open a vegan restaurant in California​Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi have plans to open a vegan restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley, reports The Hollywood Reporter.Other investors include rocker Chrissy Hynde and entre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde Closes Her Ohio Restaurant, Citing Bad Economy

    ​Chrissie Hynde closed her vegan restaurant on Sunday, citing a bad economy.  The Akron, Ohio, restaurant was open four years and was voted one of the top five vegan restaurants in America by Business Week.The Vegiterranean served vegan dishes with an Italian-Mediterranean flair. On the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2011

    Vegan Cooking Series: Dreamy Desserts

    ​What do Oreos, 7-Eleven apple pies and those Dollar Store staples Mrs. Freshley's Oatmeal Creme-filled Cookies all share in common? Besides their empty wrappers stuffed between my car's backseat? That's right, all three are vegan. But while these PETA-approved snacks can satisfy a sugar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Vegan Athlete/Vega Creator Brendan Brazier Coming to Whole Foods

    ​If you still have the image of Rocky Balboa guzzling down six raw eggs for breakfast before heading to a boxing session at the meat-packing plant as your guide to optimal muscle mass, it might be time to get acquainted with Brendan Brazier. As a vegan professional Ironman triathlete, best-selling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    PETA Names Sublime's Apple Crumb Pie The Best Vegan Pie in America

    PETA Sublime's apple pie - delicious and cruelty free.​People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals just named Sublime's Apple Crumb Pie ala Mode the best vegan pie in America. The pie, made with an oatmeal streusel, Granny Smith apples and currants, is totally vegan, as is the ice "cream" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Vegalicious Recipe Scholarship Contest: Deadline Friday

    ​In junior high, my best friend accompanied me to a science fair where one student's experiment surrounded around what happens when you put a mouse and a snake in the same small glass case. I'll spare you the slow motion National Geographic details and just tell you that the snake eventu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Q & A with John Lenhard, Chef at Sublime in Fort Lauderdale

    Photo by Michele Sandberg​When one of my chefs tells me about a place I just "have to try", I go running. I couldn't wait to speak with John Lenhard, Culinary Team Leader at Sublime in Fort Lauderdale, because my fascination with the vegan lifestyle. I am awed by the ski ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Q & A with Davionne Dobson of Remnant Affairs Catering: Vegan Catering in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida

    flickr: NorwichNutsVegan food can be rich and delicious ​A personal chef is like a life coach for your belly. If it seems like an out-of-reach luxury item, let us introduce you to Davionne Dobson, proprietor of Remnant Affairs Catering. Meals made by the local vegan chef and caterer are a gift of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Soma Center Café Shut Down, Facing Eviction

    by Lisa RabThe vegan restaurant is locked and shuttered.​It's been a rough year for the vegan/raw food Soma Center Café. First, a newly opened West Palm Beach location closed its doors after just two months. Now the original Lake Worth hangout for yogis and raw foodies has been padlocked and is f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Order Up: Darbster

    Courtesy of DarbsterEven better than the real thing: Vegan Buffalo wings from Darbster.​This week in Dish, we look at Darbster, a vegan restaurant located on the banks of the West Palm Beach Canal. Owners Allan Gould and Ellen Quinlan redesigned the old dive-bar spot at 8020 S. Dixie Highway and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Summer Grilling, Vegan Baking, Wine Tasting at Whole Foods

    ​Learn how to prepare dishes ranging from sun-dried tomato bison burgers to vegan chocolate chip-walnut cake, plus what wines to drink with everything at July classes at the Fort Lauderdale and Plantation Whole Foods Markets.   Among the courses offered in Fort Lauderdale are in cooking ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Freebies Galore at SOMA Center on Clematis in West Palm Beach

    flickr user: GeoTaggedJust because it's vegan, doesn't mean it's not delicious ​On Saturday, the Clematis Street outpost of the SOMA Center, a holistic center and cafe whose original location is in Lake Worth, will have its grand opening.Meditation and yoga classes, workshops, raw food lectures an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Celebrity Vegan Chef and Author Tal Ronnen to Cook At Sublime

    Ronnen: tofu is not just for hippies any more!​If you've entered a Barnes & Nobles since October 2009, you may have seen Chef Tal Ronnen's book The Conscious Cook, dominating the food books aisle. In years past, vegan cookbooks have appealed to just a niche audience, but Ronnen's tome -- the f ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 26, 2009
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    July 10, 2003

    Meet the Meatless

    A vegan visitation comes complete with vino