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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Six Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Treats

    With pumpkinpalooza in full swing (have you seen the shelves at Trader Joe's? HOLY GREAT PUMPKIN!), now's the time for putting maximum amounts of pumpkin in our pieholes. Vegans, of course, have a more limited menu of options in this (and every) department. Pumpkin spice lattes are out -- so is pum ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Five Must-Try Vegan Desserts at Trader Joe's

    Dessert might be the most daunting of gauntlets for vegans. So many mouthwatering baked goods -- almost all chock full of eggs, milk and other animal by-products. Temptation is everywhere, so what's an herbivore to do? Trader Joe's to the rescue. The foodie paradise stocks plenty of vegan-friendly ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    'Bad Ass Vegan' John Lewis on Breaking Stereotypes, Saving Animals, and Building Muscles

    The best way to describe South Florida's own John Lewis (aka the Bad Ass Vegan) is, well, as a bad ass. A trainer, nutrition coach, entrepreneur and all-around role model for meatless eating, he's breaking the mold when it comes to plant-based living. An athlete always (including a turn as a Divisi ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Human Educator James Wildman Presents "101 Reasons to Go Vegan" Saturday

    If you poll a room full of vegans and ask what their reasons were for deciding on a diet free of animal products, you'll hear a laundry list of reasons. Many times, it was the first time they made the connection that the cheery Old McDonald's Farm we recited as a kid was perhaps not as advertised ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Apura: Cold-Pressed Juices, Cold Brew Coffee, and Handmade Nut "Mylks" Coming to Boca

    After half a century of eating processed, pre-made garbage, Americans are finally starting to wake up from the toxin-filled slumber of terrible dietary habits. The pendulum has swung from mass-produced drive-thru burgers (that may or may not actually be derived from a cow) to organic quinoa and ka ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    June 12, 2014

    An Open Letter to Vegans From an Ethical Omnivore

    Let me start this out by saying I fully support veganism. I think it's great that individuals choose to honor their own bodies and the rest of the animal kingdom by abstaining from meat. Aside from the obvious anti-cruelty aspects, being vegan is better for ones health (mostly anyway, but we'll get ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    An Open Letter to BurgerFi from a Vegan

    As a non-militant vegan, I frequently find myself eating out with omnivores. Their meat consumption doesn't irk me, but the lack of options at eateries often does. Because seriously -- how hard it is to throw together one vegan entree? On that note, I was recently bummed to discover that BurgerFi, ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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?"

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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