A film by Nathan Winograd. Now available on DVD. Shelter killing is the leading cause of death of healthy dogs and cats in the United States. It doesn’t have to be. This is the story of animal sheltering, which was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. It is about heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story Read More

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 is a rule in our family (instituted, obviously, by the vegan majority) that whenever we eat together as a family, whether we go out or we eat in, everyone eats vegan. For the most part the outnumbered meat-eaters in the family are good sports about Read More

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? It shouldn’t. But when the group was asked what should be fed to the homeless instead, the group suggested a “cauliflower steak.” Now, you can say many things about cauliflower and you can call it many things. You can even ponder if anyone would miss Read More

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 loudest voices in the American animal rights movement today, these relationships are inconsistent with the rights of those animals and amount to little more than one of “master” and “slave”: “Let us allow the dog to disappear from our brick and concrete jungles—from our firesides, Read More

All American Vegan Just Got a Whole Lot Better…

The second edition of All American Vegan is now on sale exclusively though Amazon. Not only has the price come down from $29.95 (hardcover, full color, first edition) to under $10 (paperback, black & white, second edition), but it has been expanded to include money saving tips, the myth of humane meat, a dining out guide, and more. Full of delicious recipes, shopping, cooking and baking tips, as well as philosophy, trivia and humorous observations regarding the increasingly popular but frequently misunderstood vegan lifestyle, All American Vegan is the vegan cookbook San Francisco Book Review called “hilarious,” “entertaining,” and a Read More

A Ready-Made Vegan Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and whether you are a procrastinator who has yet to decide what will be on your menu or someone who doesn’t like to cook, you’re in luck. Our simple heat n’ serve Thanksgiving meal is not only vegan, quick, and easy, it is delicious, too. Today, vegans can enjoy a great-tasting, ready-made Thanksgiving meal that requires nothing more than a few simple items to make. You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a homemade seitan roast, peeling and mashing potatoes or mixing batter for your pumpkin pie. Ready-made vegan versions of Read More

Making Halloween a Cakewalk

This Halloween we ordered each of our kids a Cakewalk Baking Company “Halloween Gift Box.” The first vegan bakery in Utah, Cakewalk Baking Company has been offering holiday-themed vegan gift baskets for several years now: for Halloween, Easter, and even Festivus. We’ve been meaning to give them a try for a while, and this morning, our kids were thrilled we finally did. Though we gave them their treats the moment they woke up, their sleepy eyes were soon wide open. It was like Christmas morning instead of Halloween! Jack Skellington would be proud. Each box contains three cream-filled dillos (Cakewalk’s version Read More

A Very Vegan Halloween 2013

There was a time when Halloween was a holiday of deprivation for vegans. A time when we turned off the porch lights, closed the drapes, and pretended we weren’t home. We had nothing to offer the kids that would rival the treats from our neighbors and we certainly did not want the tricks. So we hid in the quietly in the back of the house, waiting for them to go away. We learned to do this the hard way. The year after we got married, Nathan began working as a prosecutor in the Riverside D.A.’s office. We relocated to Southern Read More

Vegan Drumsticks: For the Kid in All of Us

A treat that will take you back to the carefree summers of your childhood, when the little bell signaled the arrival of the ice cream man and all was right with the world (or at least you thought so). You are now older and wiser and much less naïve. But that doesn’t mean you can’t recapture some of the magic. Now you can have your childhood favorite, without the cruelty. “Yours Truly” by Tofutti: For your kids or the kid in all of us… ————- Follow on Facebook: Follow on twitter: @allamervegan Buy the book: All American Vegan

Ask a Vegan: Is Sugar Vegan?

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 we are vegan, and that’s just the way we like it. Why? Because we are living proof that the stereotypes so often associated with veganism just aren’t true. Not only can you be a vegan and relate to the average American, you can be the Read More