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Three Exquisite Places In The World To Enjoy A Vegan Afternoon Tea

Being a lover of all things vegan, travel and afternoon tea has seen me seek out the world’s absolute top experiences for spoiling oneself while partaking in this very British tradition with a vegan twist. These are, in my opinion, the three most exquisite places in the world where you can enjoy an vegan afternoon tea in an elegant setting:   Fortnum & Mason, London This very British institution actually offers…

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Dining/ General/ Restaurants/ Stories/ Travel/ Veganism

2016: Vegan Restaurants Blast Across Hong Kong’s Dining Scene

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In 2016 Hong Kong averaged around one addition per month to its all vegan restaurant list. At the end of Q3 2016 the number of all vegan restaurants and cafes in HK doubled compared to the same point in 2015. Here’s the deal. (Veggie SF) January – Veggie SF had been in business since January 2010 as a lacto ovo vego restaurant. In January 2016 this 1950s San Francisco style…

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Confessions Of A Vegan Traveler

Confessions Of A Vegan Traveler

I am a baby vegan (2 years old) and traveller (4 months old) and I did not quite pick the most vegan-friendly countries to start my travels with. The decision to get out there unfortunately brought its obligatory compromises with it. I would like to openly share my personal experiences with you, because it is what it is. And there is no use hiding from the truth. I might get…

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Animals/ Stories/ Video

Pregnant Pig Leaps From Moving Truck To Save Her Babies

Pregnant Pig Leaps From Moving Truck To Save Her Babies

Rita the pig did something amazing–she broke free from a flimsy cage on a transport truck headed to a slaughterhouse, and jumped from the moving vehicle to freedom. She miraculously landed safely in some grass, and animal control officers took her to a shelter where she proceeded to give birth to 14 babies! Five piglets did not survive, but nine did, and they all needed a home fast. The wonderful…

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Dining/ Nutrition/ Stories/ Veganism

Mediterraneans, Their Diet And The “WHO” Findings On Meat

I live on the island of Mallorca, a Spanish island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. People here regard themselves as the Chosen Ones when it comes to diet. After all, numerous scientific studies or at least their press accounts have told the whole world that the Mediterranean diet is the winner. For those living around this body of water, this is a source of pride (“we are the…

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The Date That Made Me Vegan

When I began dating my husband 20 years ago, we had a big challenge between us. Although he wasn’t vegetarian yet, he had abstained from eating red meat for years and I was very carnivorous. Initially, I didn’t think it would be a problem, but after a few dates, it became an obvious problem. One night, we went out for dinner to a burger/coffee shop. He ordered a salad and…

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Hong Kong: Omnivorous Veg*an Friendly Eateries?

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Hong Kong can be a real nightmare for veg*ans trying to eat in omnivorous eateries. For example Chinese omnivorous places often use chicken stock in food they bill as vegetarian. As per tons of other omnivorous places around the world (as mentioned before in this blog), many HK places to eat have no serious detailed understanding of vegetarian terms and concepts. This is regardless of the ethnicity of the cuisine…

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Vegan Without Being Vegetarian?

Vegan Without Being Vegetarian?

Waiter – “Hello sir, how are you?” Customer – “Hello, I’m very well, thank you.” Waiter – “Are you ready to order sir?” Customer – “Yes please. What do you recommend that is vegan friendly?” Waiter – “How about chicken?” Customer (confused) – “Excuse me please??” Waiter – “How about chicken?” Customer (still confused) – “But I don’t eat meat??” Waiter – “Ah, you’re vegetarian as well.” Customer (even more confused)…

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Cooking/ Stories

MasterChef’s Summer Veg Challenge

MasterChef's Summer Veg Challenge

After submitting a recent post on the slowly but surely growing presence of herbivory in the mainstream, I coincidentally received a casting call notice that was looking for vegetarians. This call wasn’t for chefs though, nor actors looking to be the next star, this simply wanted vegetarians to come…EAT. Easy enough. I like to eat. I clicked and soon after got an email from one of the producers who wanted to…

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Nurse Cat Looks After Other Animals At Shelter

Nurse Cat Looks After Other Animals At Shelter

Radamenes is an amazing little black cat in Bydgoszcz, Poland who was very sick with an upper respiratory infection. He was so sick, in fact, that the vet considered putting him down. But when they heard him purr, they decided to save him. Now it’s Radamenes who is playing nurse! After Radamenes got better, the vets were shocked to find him cuddling and cleaning the other animals.  Radamenes takes extra special care of the animals who…

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