December 12, 2014
CORY BOOKER is known for blazing his own trail, jumping into the national spotlight as mayor of Newark, then winning a 2013 special election to become the first black U.S. senator from New Jersey. Booker won a full term last month and, since that day, the vegetarian since 1992 has been conducting an "experiment" to eat strictly vegan for the rest of 2014. After that, who knows? He could become the first vegan U.S. senator. The day he tweeted his intentions was the same day that Center City vegan restaurant Vedge was named "Top Food" in Zagat's new Philadelphia Restaurant Survey.
May 31, 2012 |
Here are 10 high-performing "he-man" vegan athletes. Carl Lewis Track star: Went vegan in 1990; won the 1991 World Championships in Athletics. Tim Bradley Boxer: Fighting Manny Pacquiao on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mac Danzig Mixed martial artist (UFC): Ultimate Fighter 6 winner, 2007. Scott Jurek Ultramarathoner: Winner of multiple endurance runs; in 2010, set U.S. record for 24-hour distance run. Billy Simmons Bodybuilder: Won Mr. Natural Universe in 2009.
July 17, 2008
I found it surprisingly easy to eat out as a vegan after my recent transition to meat-and-dairy free eating. Below are some of my favorite spots. In this city, Horizons Restaurant, 611 S. 7th St., 215-923-6117, is vegan heaven (that is, they have both a vegan menu and a liquor license). Landau's love of the Caribbean is in evidence in his Hearts of Palm Cakes, with their fluffy interior and crispy exterior, and spicy-sweet Jamaican BBQ Seitan. Both are legendary among his loyal clientele.
August 14, 2003
DEAR Vance Lehmkuhl, Thank you for bringing tears of joy to my eyes after reading about the oldest religious practice on earth, eating from the holy garden (OpEd, Aug. 8). In my heart, I know that until we cherish every living creature as if part of our family, we will not reach the highest ideals of humankind. Looking holistically at a world full of suffering, famine and environmental ruin, it appears that grave mistakes have been made and time for repair is at hand.
July 27, 2012 |
SINCE SUSHI, by its very name, is all about the rice, that's the bulk of this recipe. Once you have "sushi rice" ready, you can make many varieties, though we'll focus on nori rolls, the most well-known format in this country. Optimally you should use Japanese rice, found at specialty stores, but short-grain rice works, too. Avoid long-grain varieties; they aren't sticky enough. Here's a basic, but versatile, recipe. The vinegar mixture can be adjusted to taste. VEGAN SUSHI 3 cups rice 6 cups water 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt Several sheets of nori (seaweed paper)
June 9, 2005
THERE IS, of course, nothing radical about asking people to eat their veggies (Stu Bykofsky, "Lioness in winter," May 31). But PETA demonizes those who produce animal protein and natural fibers like wool, fur and leather. PETA's vegan food and fiber policy, of course, can't support 6 billion people on a finite planet. It is not sustainable and would result in enormous waste and pollution. Thus, beyond being nonsensical, it is radical. PETA is earning a reputation as a sort of vegan cult preying on kids, not a source of solid nutrition advice.
September 19, 2014
DID YOU hear that Dunkin' Donuts has almond milk as a dairy-free coffee alternative at three-quarters of their locations? If you didn't, that's OK, because none of those locations are near Philly. "Greater Philadelphia region is not currently one of the markets" with almond milk, a representative told me, though the company does "anticipate this market will offer almond milk in the future. " When in the future? Could be, I was told, as early as "some point in 2015. " Next year?
August 22, 2014
VEGAN road-tripping can be fun, or it can be a pain. Usually it winds up a mixture. On this summer's family road trip south I took notes, for once, on what worked and what didn't. We drove from Philly through North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, on down to Key West. Stopping at a number of interesting spots, I learned lessons I hope other vegan travelers can apply elsewhere. The first and foremost lesson: You cannot possibly plan ahead too much. Look at where you're going - and where you might go, with a slight detour, using your phone and Web connection while still at home.
July 17, 2008 |
Five months ago, I went from lapsed vegetarian to full-blown vegan, and somehow, by cutting my caloric options in half, gained five pounds. I'd always associated vegans with teeny-tiny hippie chicks in dreadlocks and yoga pants, arranging kombu in a pressure cooker before leaving for a job at the co-op. Obviously, times have changed. These days, going vegan requires almost no planning and, better yet, no dreadlocks. With the spread of Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and the mainstreaming of the health-food ethos, delicious vegan choices are so plentiful that maintaining a "teeny-tiny" vegan physique is as tough as maintaining an omnivorous one. In addition to Horizons, the city's terrific vegan restaurant, nowadays I can grab a mock tuna sandwich at the Reading Terminal, vegan dim sum in Chinatown - and even vegan summer rolls in the suburbs.
October 16, 2003 |
JUST YOU wait, you naysayers. Now he's officially declared - and once Dennis Kucinich is president, things are gonna be very different around here. The only vegan candidate in the race (and the only vegan in Congress), Dennis the "Peace Candidate" will, indeed, prevail! As the inevitable hypocrisies of the other candidates are exposed, his meat-free wisdom will come clear. He'll turn our government around, abolishing the military/industrial complex and replacing it with organic take-out restaurants.