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Veganism

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Vote for Local Hot Guys and Gals in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door Contest

    Sure, you can make all the joke you want about "hot sausage" and "makin' bacon" but when it comes down to it, vegetables and fruits are pretty darn sexy, too. First of all, cucumbers and bananas are pretty raunchy (you heard the 'ole banana in my pocket reference), and there's nothing sexier than f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Vegan Drinks Night Kicking off at Yard House in Hallandale

    Veganism can be a lonely affair. Sitting at the lunch table, you and your kale salad can feel pretty isolated alongside everyone else and their pork rinds and turkey sammies. Hence the introduction of Vegan Drinks Night, a kickoff event for the brand-spankin' new MeetUp group, Very Vegan Miami. The ... 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 18, 2013

    Save a Life With a Vegan Thanksgiving, Watch Peta2's "Thanks!" Video and Enter to Win a Tofurky Roast

    Ah, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is upon us. Of course that includes the Big Meal, the one and only day of the year where Americans and Canadians celebrate the tradition of the annual harvest by eating all day long. Because the main highlight of this festive pig-out session happens to be a ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Vegans Want Starbucks To Make Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte, How To Make Your Own

    Starbucks seasonal pumpkin spice latte is back, but did all you vegans know there's dairy in your drink, even if you order it with soy milk? A few vegan protestors discovered the popular fall-release latte syrup contains condensed milk, which means that -- whether for health or ethical reasons -- yo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    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

    May 6, 2013

    PETA Wants You To Have Hot Vegan Sex (Like Animals Do)

    Ahh...PETA. No matter what you think of them, they always find a way to drive their point home -- whether it's to not wear fur, stop factory farming, spay your pet, or go vegan. This time, PETA's enlisted the help of British ad agency, Fallon U.K. to show us that "vegans have a bigger sexual appeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Plantation's Emron Khan a Finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Contest

    Attention people of south Florida. You may want to put down your pastrami sandwiches for a moment (or forever) after we introduce you to Emron Khan, who has been chosen as a finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door contest. The annual contest pretty much shatters all those "milk - it does a body ... 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

    May 25, 2012

    The Vegan Barbecue: Black Bean Burgers with Corn and Cilantro

    In my early 20s, one of my best friends decided to go vegan. She had been vegetarian for years, but this next step ended up being a struggle at parties. At many a barbecue, her only option was the green salad. If there was cheese on top, forget it. She learned to bring her own dishes. From seeing he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Husband and Wife Face Off at Snappers Seafood and Wine Bar on Tuesday, May 8

    Husband-and-wife business partners/restaurateurs Sally and John Stilley will have a culinary showdown of sorts in their restaurant Snappers Seafood and Wine Bar on Tuesday, May 8. The couple will simultaneously prepare a five-course dinner; John Stilley's offerings will be of the seafood persuasion, ... 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 22, 2012

    Bill Clinton Dined at YOLO Tuesday Night -- Here's What He Ate

    ​It was far from business as usual at YOLO on Tuesday night, when Secret Service arrived on a packed evening to secure space for former President Bill Clinton. The group sat in a private dining room between 9 and 9:30 p.m, after Clinton spoke at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Clinton's pe ... 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

    September 28, 2011

    Food Trucks for Picky Eaters: Truck Roundups in Pompano, Fort Lauderdale Tonight

    ​Here's a real-world scenario for you. You're dying to get out of the house and grab a bite to eat, but finances are low and you just don't have a hundred bucks to spend on dinner. Heck, even fast food is expensive, according to the New York Times. What's the solution?  How about heading over ... 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

    February 3, 2011

    Oprah Winfrey: Vegan Ally

    Alan Light / flickrOprah is a friend to veggies everywhere.​​Whether it was going to court to face the beef industry in the late '90s, dedicating episodes of her talk show to behind-the-scenes looks at factory farms, or taking viewers on a grocery-store run for dairy-free junk food with Alicia S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Vegetarian Super Bowl Foods? Gardein Contest Ends at Midnight Wednesday

    ​Overshadowed only by Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday marks a banner day in meat consumption for Americans. So much so that the National Chicken Council estimates that 90 million pounds of chicken wings will be consumed during game weekend. While many Americans have trimmed down their red-meat con ... 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 15, 2010

    Vegan Potluck Party and Storytelling at Sweat Records Saturday

    ​Whether it involves sifting out the gravelish bits of ham hock from "meatless" baked beans or finger flicking the bacon bits from the community salad, holiday potluck parties can be disappointing and dodgy territory for vegans. This is why, if there's ever a time when vegans can ge ... 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

    August 25, 2010

    Meatless: The Movie

    ​Shane Close is a Miami-based surfer (past chairman of the local Surfrider chapter), high-end web developer, and, now, indie filmmaker. After he read the Omnivore's Dilemma and became a dad, his wife turned to him and asked the question no barbecue addict wants to hear: "Could you go meatless?"

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Sublime Hosts Vegan Drinks Happy hour

    Sublime's sangria​Sublime in Fort Lauderdale is hosting a Vegan Drinks happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight. I have to admit that the name threw me a bit -- most drinks are vegan, right? So I asked over at South Florida's most famous vegetarian restaurant. Turns out, yes, the drinks are vegan, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Are Animal Rights Activists -- and Local Multimillionaire -- Behind the McDonald's-Causes-Cancer lawsuit?

    flickr user: nukeit1​Today, newswires were abuzz with the information that a Washington-based nonprofit group called the Cancer Project, on behalf of two plantiffs in Connecticut, filed a class-action lawsuit against Burger King, McDonald's, and Friendly's.  The lawsuit alleges that chicken s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Why PETA's Dan Mathews Oughta Be Committed

    Mathews: Make em laugh​"We'd love it if the world turned vegan tomorrow," Dan Mathews says breathlessly. Mathews is senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the controversial animal rights group founded by Ingrid Newkirk in 1980. When I spoke to Mathews by phone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch: Football Sundays Edition

    ​Although Clean Plate Charlie is the only food blog you need to read every day, some people just can't get enough. Since football season is officially underway, Clean Plate Charlie decided to pull out some tailgating related blog sites. Tailgating Ideas is all about... well ideas for tailgating, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    The Rare Vegetarian Delivery, in Downtown Lauderdale

    Photo by Eric BartonIt's not hard to find one or two dishes -- usually they're side dishes -- for the vegetarian crowd at many restaurants. Vegetarians become accustomed to the plain goodness of rice and beans and house salads and saying "without cheese, please." Delivery, though? Forget about it, i ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 13, 2003

    No Beef Here

    For a veggie joint, it's fine. Just take a whiff.

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