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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and as vegans, we’re commonly asked what we eat for the holiday. Mindy was raised on a meat-and-potato diet and Ligeia grew up vegetarian, so now that we’re vegan, Thanksgiving recipes coming out of our kitchen have had to adapt. We still celebrate with many of the traditional staples, so […]

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Remembering Grammie: Traditional Maine Dishes Made Vegan

My Grammie was from Bingham, Maine, a small rural town with a current population of well under 1000 people, that prides itself on being the midway point between the North Pole and the Equator. Like many parts of Maine in the “olden days”, Bingham was a logging town and most of my male relatives worked […]

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Being Vegan in Northern New Mexico

I found myself not knowing where to look. The scenery was nothing short of breathtaking in every direction and so my eyes darted from here to there and I marveled in the natural beauty. The hike up to Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico turned out to be one of my most […]

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Participating in the Women’s March on Washington

Our chartered yellow school bus drove under the sign that read “Greenbelt Metro Lot Full” and I said to my friend quietly, “wow, really?” in disbelief. I could hear other women saying, “I’ve never seen that lot full” and “It can’t already be full so early in the morning”. But as we passed the very full parking […]

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Hiking in Whistler, British Columbia

It was so cold that I could see my breath in front of me, my feet and legs ached and I was standing at the bottom of the black diamond trail looking up at what I had in store if I accepted this challenge. I hadn’t seen a single person for over an hour and the way looked a bit precarious […]

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Celebrating a Decade of Marriage

My dearest Mindy, How can I begin to sum up the past ten years? Perhaps I should go back to our wedding day, which feels both far away and just like it was yesterday. Watching you sleep the next morning, I felt so incredibly lucky and grateful that you chose to share your life with me. […]

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Day Trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan

The beautiful views of green farm land became difficult to see when the sky suddenly became dark, very dark, perhaps even darker than we had ever experienced before. Before we knew it the sky opened up and dumped LOTS of water on our car in the fast lane of the Highway 94. Little did we know […]

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Why Chicago is an Awesome City

I used to frequent the mid-west city of Chicago in my 20s but on this trip I felt like I was seeing the great metropolis for the first time. Since my last visit, I had traveled to many new places and so now Chicago’s bridges reminded me of Dublin’s bridges over Liffey River and the […]

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Standing Up Against Westboro Baptist Church in Orlando

As I took the exit to I-4, I began reflecting on why I was going to Orlando in the first place. When the news of the Pulse nightclub shooting broke, I was in a wifi-less cottage in the woods next to a lake in Ontario, Canada. When I eventually got online the internet lit up […]

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My Favorite Free Things to Do in San Francisco

I became very excited when our plane finally touched down in San Francisco, a city I hadn’t visited in over 15 years but had frequented in my 20s. Memories of climbing Coit Tower, driving on Lombard Street, visiting Golden Gate National Park, touring Alcatraz, exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and attending the latest opera came flashing back like […]

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Apple Tasting in Dummerston, Vermont

As Izekiel Goodband spoke about various varieties of heirloom apples in a tightly packed room full of people eager for apple knowledge and apple tasting, I couldn’t help but compare this event to wine tasting at say a Napa Valley vineyard. An understanding of (or the lack thereof) a specialized vocabulary very quickly set apart those in the […]

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Winnifred Beach, Jamaica

Winnifred Beach in Jamaica’s Portland Parish (northeast) has a very special vibe to it, unlike any other beach we’ve ever visited. It was lively, had ample shade and was filled with welcoming locals. After we scraped the car once, we decided it was best to park our small rental car and walk the rest of […]

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Being Vegan in Jamaica

Armed with a healthy supply of Cliff Bars, two big bottles of water and a map of Jamaica, we stepped out of the Montego Bay airport. We quickly realized that being vegan in Jamaica would be fairly easy. Happy Cow, our go-to website for locating vegan restaurants around the world, informed us of dozens of […]

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We’ve been to Hell and back!

We piled into the car and could already feel that this was going to be a hot day. My Grammie insisted on sitting in the backseat despite our numerous offers to sit up in front. She claimed she “wanted to sleep” in the back so we eventually gave in. Once we were all buckled in and […]

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The Lunch Room – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Located right next to Ann Arbor’s Farmer’s Market at 407 N. 5th Ave, The Lunch Room offers creative vegan meals suitable for a wide variety of tastes. And if you’re looking for something sweet be sure to try at least one of their amazing desserts! Atmosphere We visited The Lunch Room on a Saturday at lunch […]

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Visiting Jamaica as a Lesbian Couple

Jamaica has a reputation for being one o the most homophobic countries in the world, so before embarking on our mini-vacation we did some research (as we always do) to find out exactly what we might be up against and to decide whether or not to be out as a lesbian couple while exploring this […]

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