Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya

San Francisco’s newest vegan restaurant is also the Bay Area’s best. In just a few months, it has already garnered over 100 five-star reviews on Yelp and after going there for the first time, we’ll add our own. We had given up vegan sushi because nori seaweed, the traditional, dark greed seaweed used for sushi […]

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Is it Ethical to Eat Eggs or Dairy from Backyard Animals?

Down to Earth Advice from Four All American Vegans We are typical American family: Mom and Dad, teenaged daughter and a pre-teen son. We live in the burbs. We drive a mini-van. We eat white bread, love baseball and a good barbeque on the Fourth of July. To look at us, you’d never suspect that […]

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Vegan Fishless Filets

Our home is a vegan one, made up of a vegan mother and father and two vegan-since birth teenagers. So, of course, the food served in our home is always, vegan, too. And while there are many vegans on both sides of our extended families, there are, alas, a few meat eaters, too. Hence, there […]

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Cauliflower Steak & Other Oxymorons

Not too long ago, an organization that promotes the vegan diet for ethical reasons admonished another non-profit which feeds homeless people steaks by correctly arguing that in trying to assist one group of individuals in need of a helping hand, they were hurting another. We couldn’t agree more. Why should helping people involve harming cows? […]

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Peace, Love and Veganism, But No Deodorant

Nathan and I once went to a vegan restaurant with our kids where the young waiter asked us how long we’ve been vegan. When we answered “Twenty years,” and explained that our kids have been vegan since they were born, he looked astounded and said, “You guys were vegan before they knew it was safe.” […]

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The Death of Meat?

NASDAQ is telling investors not to put their money in animal agriculture: “How The ‘Death Of Meat’ Could Impact Your Portfolio” They write: “The reasons for declining meat consumption aren’t a mystery. Doctors have been warning about greater cancer and other health risks from eating too much red meat for quite some time, and people […]

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HSUS: Raising Animals to Slit Their Throats Is the “Most Noble Employment of Man.”

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Agrees: Raising Animals to Slit Their Throats Is the “Most Noble Employment of Man.” Niman Ranch is a company located in the San Francisco Bay Area which raises cows, lambs and birds in order to kill them and sell their bodies for a profit. Revenue for the […]

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Did an Abused Monkey Pick Your Coconut?

A lot of attention has been paid within the vegan community to the terrible harm associated with the production of palm oil. With a food industry that has recently begun to move away from the use of partially hydrogenated oils in light of the serious hazard they pose to human health, the demand for trans-fat […]

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Ask A Vegan: What Do You Feed Your Dog?

Down to Earth Advice from Four All American Vegans We are typical American family: Mom and Dad, teenaged daughter and a pre-teen son. We live in the burbs. We drive a mini-van. We eat white bread, love baseball and a good barbeque on the Fourth of July. To look at us, you’d never suspect that […]

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Welcome Home

Coming Soon! Welcome Home: An Animal Rights Perspective on Living with Companion Dogs & Cats Seventy-three million American families share their homes with 165 million dogs and cats. For the vast majority of people, the bond they share with their animal companions is a familial one, born of mutual affection and love. But according to the […]

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