Good morning! Yesterday I set up my Go Vegan with JL table at the John Jay Homestead Farm Market and for two and a half hours I talked about the virtue of kale, tofu and miso (because I did a cooking demonstration for my Creamy Kale Miso Soup).
I had So. Much. Fun.
I met wonderful people who, though disappointed that I wasn’t selling my soup, loved that I was there simply to share the vegan love! I got a lot of laughs when I said that.
I sported my white apron.
and I’m excited to announce Katie L., the 38th person to respond to my survey
is the winner of a Go Vegan with JL apron! Yellow or White? Winner’s choice, Katie! (You’ve got e-mail!)
This week’s vegan links and news
- Tomorrow is World Vegetarian Day and October is Vegetarian Awareness Month AND October is the Vegan Month of Food. Read up, get involved and enjoy all the October veggie goodness: Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!
- Years ago I ran a literary arts organization and had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Gordinier, author of X Saves the World. We collaborated on a Magazine Editors & Writers Symposium, which was great fun, and we became good friends. This week Jeff is all over the vegan blog scene because of two pieces he wrote for The New York Times. He sat down with Kathy Freston for this piece: Making Vegan a New Normal: Vegan Food Is in Mainstream in Southern California and with Moby for this piece: Can Vegans and Carnivores Get Along? Moby Thinks So. Yay, Jeff!
- Wish You Were Vegan launched this week:
High-end vegan shoe designer, Leila Kerze, founder of the KRЋE Studio fashion label, announced today the official launch of WishYouWereVegan (WYWV), an online community where compassionate people from all walks of life can share their vegan wish lists and collaborate on ideas for products and fashion items that they wish were available in vegan friendly materials.
…during his tenure at Liz Claiborne, Inc., he agreed to meet with PETA Vice President Dan Mathews to discuss the possibility of the 46 Liz brands, which include Juicy Couture and Kate Spade, going fur-free. “[O]ver time,” Tim remembered, “I became convinced that fur was unnecessary and even immoral.” Liz Claiborne is completely fur-free, thanks to Tim, as is Project Runway. And if Tim has his way, the rest of the fashion industry won’t be far behind.
- A reader got in touch with me this week to tell me about an online petition she started: Tell Health Magazine: Please Stop Promoting Cow’s Milk. Go, Sabrina, go!
- Are you flirting with vegan? Check out Vegan Diet Mistakes: 5 Common Pitfalls When Starting A Purely Plant-Based Diet.
This week on the blogs
JL goes Vegan
Stop Chasing Skinny
SUNDAY: Eating for Health, Not Weight (I would love to hear your thoughts on this!)
Have you stopped chasing skinny? Submit your story today!
What do YOU want to know to make things easier in the kitchen? Ask here – I’ll post a response this month!