This Is the Vegan Roadie’s Favorite Vegan Dish in Philly

vegan roadie leadIf you haven’t heard of the Vegan Roadie, also known as Dustin Harder, it’s time you get to know him. The plant-based chef (and theatrical dog trainer!), has been traveling around the country  trying all the vegan dishes he can at all the restaurants he can squeeze into his days, all so he can create a roadmap of sorts for vegans across America. So far, he’s made it to over 20 cities — and did I mention he’s been filming his travels for his web series, The Vegan RoadieRead more »

Take the Philly Veg Pledge: Ditch Meat for One Week, Starting April 20th

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Did you guys know Us VegWeek was a thing? Neither did I — but it is, and it starts on Monday. Awesome, right? And to get Philly folks to join in on the weeklong celebration of vegetarian eating, Greenlimbs, a site dedicated to sustainability in Philly, has teamed up with the Humane League to start the Philly Veg Pledge: a campaign encouraging Philly folks to commit to a meat-free diet for seven days.
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Not All Vegans Stick With It — But These Are the Ones Who Do, Study Says

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Remember a while back, when we told you guys about the somewhat disheartening new research on how many vegetarians and vegans actually ditch meat for the long haul? In case you need a quick refresher, the research found that a whopping 84 percent of vegans and vegetarians eventually return to their meat-eating ways.

The folks who did that research found the main reason people bounced back to eating burgers and cheesesteaks was due to a lack of social support. But a new study published in the journal Appetite suggests that the reasons why you actually gave up animal products in the first place might have more to do with whether you stick to your meat-free ways than anything else.  Read more »

Namaste for Dinner: New Yoga and Raw Vegan Dinner Series Coming to Fishtown

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Photo credit: Brad Eeles

You know that “Namastay in bed” quote, a mainstay on most Instagram feeds? Well, here’s a different take on it: Raw vegan foods chef Lisa Ransing and yoga instructor Gabrelle Sigal, of Amrita Yoga and Trifecta Fit, are teaming up to host a month-long BYOB yoga and raw vegan dinner series called Namaste for Dinner in Fishtown this April.

Here’s the gist: First, attendees will get their downward dog on with Sigal, then they’ll chow down on good stuff like burgers (raw and vegan, of course) with sundried-tomato ketchup and smokey cashew aioli, home-brewed kombucha and coconut chocolate pudding, all made by Ransing. Namaste for Dinner — get it?  Read more »

Taste Test: Our First Reactions to Coconut Milk at Starbucks

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Remember a few weeks ago, when we told you guys that coconut milk would be coming to Philly Starbucks locations this month? Well, yesterday morning, moments after putting in my Starbucks order, I realized: It was the day to modify my order to include coconut milk! But it was too late. I face-palmed and went on with my life, my usual soy chai in hand. But this morning I was more with it, I ordered a coconut milk chai latte.

Before I’d tasted the coconut milk chai, I ran into a coworker on the elevator on my way up to the office. Turned out, she — being a lover of all things coconut — had also made a pit-stop at Starbucks solely to get her hands on a coconut-milk latte. We decided to reconvene and discuss after we’d both taken a few sips. A couple of minutes later, another coworker told me she was drinking a Starbucks’ coconut-milk latte, too, so of course I asked her what she thought. Below, a collection of all three of our first reactions.  Read more »

What to Eat This Week: 5 Veggie Bowls That Will Blow Your Mind

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I am a big fan of veggie bowls. They are generally pretty simple to throw together, incredibly filling and, often times, you can make a big batch of them at once and chow down on them for dinner for a few days in a row. They’re simple, practical and delicious — what’s not to love?

So for this weeks recipes, we bring you five veggie bowls that will seriously blow your mind. They’re super yummy, seasonal, and probably some of the most colorful meals you’ve ever seen in a while. Bonus: We’ve even thrown a Chipotle copycat recipe in the mix. Happy cooking, friends!

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