So you’re vegan, and your partner isn’t. Or maybe your an omnivore, or a vegetarian, and your partner is a vegan. Or maybe you’re an everything eater and your partner is gluten-free. Or maybe you’re gluten-free and your partner is allergic to nuts, or soy, or dairy, or…
See where I’m going with this? Sometimes our dietary restrictions (and ethical POVs) just don’t match up with the views of the people we like to spend our time with.
My boyfriend P and I were recently at our friend’s house for dinner. The couple we were eating with, let’s call them Sally and Sam, they were talking about a recent trip to the doctor that revealed that Sam was allergic to literally everything. Nuts, most beans, soy, wheat. All of the good stuff. We spent a solid twenty minutes lamenting Sam’s loss of the ability to enjoy a nice beer.
Sam is trying to eliminate these perpetrators from his diet to see what happens, and the pair was talking about how it’s affecting not only his body (allergies gone, stomach bloating gone, itchy rashes gone) but their relationship–mainly their cohabitation patterns at mealtime. Continue reading
I wrote this for iEatGrass.com and am reposting here to spread all of the vegany love! If you don’t read iEatGrass, you should, because it’s fucking amazing.
History was made last night! Vegans, health freaks and foodies alike gathered around the TV to watch the first ever all vegan cooking show to make it to mainstream television—How to Live to 100 featuring celeb raw vegan chef Jason Wrobel.
Food Network aired the show on the Cooking Channel at 8 pm EST. The series focuses on incorporating super foods into your diet. I personally am stoked about the show because it is marketing itself not to vegans (you can already be assured we’re watching) but to omnivores. It portrays veganism in a way that doesn’t get much airtime—by focusing on what you CAN eat, instead of what you can’t. Instead of being aggressive or off putting with an intimidating super vegany title like “Be Vegan to Live Longer, You Idiot,” (which I think was the working title) the show draws in those omni-eyeballs with the simple promise of superior health. Because who doesn’t want to live until they’re old and looney? Continue reading