Livestock Auction - Featured

Empire Livestock Auction in Bath, New York

In order to educate myself on the meat and dairy industries, I decided to visit a stockyard, where animals are routinely auctioned off to the highest bidder. I wanted to see what kind of animals come through the auction, what kind of treatment they receive and what type(s) of people attend such auctions. I chose […]

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Vegan Friendly Countries - Featured

The Most Vegan-Friendly Countries We Have Visited

Our wanderlust has taken us all over the world and although we have never regretted visiting any country, there are some countries in which it is easier to be vegan than others. But this doesn’t mean that we would have traded our experiences on the high Tibetan plateau or the rice terraces of Banaue, Philippines simply […]

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Vegan in Finland - Featured

Vegan in Finland by Jenni Pasanen

Editor’s Note: We met Jenni at Juicy 4 You vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Not only has Jenni been a vegan for over 20 years, but she also writes about food. She is from Finland but enjoys spending most of her time abroad (Thailand in particular) and has been writing a vegan travel blog in Finnish […]

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Visiting a Slaughterhouse - Featured

Standing Vigil at the Conestoga Slaughterhouse

We drove through beautiful wheat fields set to the backdrop of deciduous trees showing off their flashy fall foliage. It would have been simply a lovely ride in the country if we didn’t know where we were going. I had never been to a slaughterhouse before and was a little nervous but felt that our anxiety […]

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Toronto Skyline

Being Vegan in Toronto

We had lived in Toronto for over five years as vegetarians and had no trouble finding ingredients to cook at home or vegetarian options when eating out. But, during our 2.5 year stint in Thailand, we had become vegan and wondered how we would fare in this city as vegans. So, we were delighted to come […]

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival - Featured

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

To the unprepared visitor arriving to Phuket during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar might be a bit jarring. With fire crackers, gods, trances and cheek impalement it can be easy to forget about the food. Not only is the Phuket Vegetarian Festival unlike any other food festival worldwide, it is also one of the most […]

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Vegan in Taipei - Featured

Being Vegan in Taipei

I was delightfully surprised at how easy it was to be a vegan in Taipei. From street food options to a full-fledged vegan supermarket veganism was not only understood but, possibly due to the prevalence of Buddhism in Taiwan, also respected. On numerous occasions I dined with Buddhist monks, who shared my compassion for all living beings. Restaurants […]

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Vegan in England - Featured

Being Vegan in England by Dee Fancett

Editor’s Note:  We met Dee at a vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Dee is originally from London, England but has lived in Chiang Mai for several years. Her fifteen years of being vegan certainly makes her an expert on the subject and helps her to sniff out the vegan options at any location. […]

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Mint Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream - Featured

Mint Chocolate Brownie Vegan Ice Cream

When we decided to become vegan, the prospect of life without ice cream was definitely a sad one. Although it took about a year and a half to finally find a vegan ice cream recipe creamy enough to satisfy our cravings, the wait was most certainly worth it! If you’re lucky to have an ice cream […]

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Becoming Vegan - Mo Orr - Featured

Becoming Vegan – A Personal Journey by Mo Orr

Editor’s Note: Mo Orr is an organizer for Vegans in Toowoomba, in Queensland, Australia, where she lives with her husband George. She is an Elephant Ambassador for Elephant Nature Park and co-moderates several vegan groups online, including Vegans, Vegans in Australia and Vegans in Queensland Australia (QLD). Mo is one of the most passionate vegans we have […]

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Hardest Being Vegan - Featured

Things I Find Hardest About Being Vegan

If you had asked me a few years what I thought would be the hardest thing transitioning from being vegetarian to full out vegan, I would have immediately answered, “Giving up cheese!” As it turns out, eliminating dairy products wasn’t that difficult, as the cravings stopped shortly after they weren’t a part of my diet. […]

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Vegetarian Cooking Class - Anchan Restaurant

Learning to Cook, Thai Style

Before we moved to Thailand, the extent of Thai dishes in my repertoire was a makeshift curry using store-bought green chili paste and coconut milk. Although I knew that I wasn’t preparing anything authentic, I hadn’t realized just how far from a true Thai dish it really was! After taking part in a full day […]

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Mango Gazpacho

Mango Gazpacho Recipe

Mango season has arrived yet again in Thailand! Each year, we promise to make the most of our favorite fruit, and this mango gazpacho is the perfect dish for the season. Temperatures in April and May soar close to 40C (104F), and with the monsoon rains still a few weeks away to cool things down, this chilled […]

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Vegan Food in Ubud - Jalan Sugriwa

Eating Vegan in Ubud, Bali

While visiting Ubud, we had the good fortune of staying at two guesthouses on Jalan Sugriwa, which turned out to have three restaurants offering numerous vegan options. Just out of arm’s reach of Ubud’s big touristy streets, it is the perfect location to visit Monkey Forest and take in a performance at one of Ubud’s several […]

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Vegan in Indonesia

Being Vegan in Indonesia

We spent a month traveling in Indonesia and were pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to find a variety of vegan options. Although we only visited three islands in the archipelago – Java, Bali and Lombok – we certainly got a good taste of the country’s cuisine. All across Indonesia tofu and tempeh are […]

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Vegan Guest Post

Becoming Vegan in Thailand

Editors’ Note: This is a guest post written by Kwa Ganjapanne, a Thai university student in Chiang Mai, who has made the uncommon and often unpopular decision to become vegan. While one can find support in many other countries, vegans in Thailand are rare and often find themselves alone. In her post, Kwa shares with […]

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

I’ll be honest, when I hear the words “Comfort Food”, my mind immediately fills with images of homemade macaroni and cheese. You know, the kind that’s baked in the oven using the trifecta of dairy: butter, milk and cheese. Now, however, when I hear the words “Macaroni and Cheese”, my mind envisions something better for […]

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