Vegan News You Can Use (1/15/12) + Giveaway Winner!

by JL Fields on January 15, 2012

Guess what I did last night? I attended my first Westchester NY Veggie EatUP!  I actually coordinated it, rather accidentally.

We had dinner at Haven, a decidedly not vegan restaurant that has vegan options (which I’ve written about before).  It was a lot of fun! I was excited to meet so many nice people, including Jenn, the woman behind the blog Vegan Dance If You Want To.  I’m looking forward to more Westchester NY Veggie EatUp events!

Okay, how about some news and links from the week?

In the news

  •  Speaking of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, check out the latest eMoosletter.  Great news for two sweet pigs and, hey, you can spend a romantic Valentine’s Day in Woodstock at the Guesthouse!
  • Did you know that Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is back to regular podcasting?  This week: The Newest Diet Fad: Paleo.  Colleen has revamped her website (and membership) so be sure to check it out.  She also has a new e-newsletter, Daily Dose of Compassion, which I love.  This is what I received via email Thursday:

Being an Ambassador of Compassion means finding common ground with people who may on the face of it seem like ‘the enemy’ or ‘the opposition.’ Finding common ground is a great strategy for dealing with a disagreement in any relationship about any issue, but it’s not always easy to do, because you have to be more willing to find resolution than you are willing to be right; you have to be more willing to solve the problem than you are anxious to win the argument.~ Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

On the blogs

JL goes Vegan

Stop Chasing Skinny

It’s 18 degrees, windchill of 0 (yes, I said zero) and I’m about to bundle up for a very cold 5 mile run with two friends.  Later, a chance to catch up with two women I admire so, Jasmin and Mariann of Our Hen House.  Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me. I hope your Sunday is fabulous, too!

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  • http://twitter.com/therawproject Christine

    How fun on the EatUp, jealous! And great news found up, thanks! You are very brave on the run, I have a problem running in really cold temps because I layer too much and get hot, then freeze when I start stripping layers. Would love to know what clothes work best for you in freezing temps.

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Christine, you are so right. Proper attire is key.  I work a pair of “sub-zero” running pants and on top a short sleeve base layer, a technical turtleneck, and a running jacket.  I work a balaclava (look like a robber mask) over my head/mouth and a winter running hat. Oh, and seriously thick gloves–the worst part of cold-weather running is numb finger tips!  I

  • Jennifer Lynskey

    Great to meet you last night!  Thanks for organizing!

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      It was fun!

  • http://www.choosingraw.com/ Gena

    That high school student story really inspired me. And so jealous you get to hang with the OHH women today — I’ll be there in spirit!

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      You were most certainly there with us in spirit! We all adore you! xo

  • http://www.facebook.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    Thank you so much, JL. :) XO

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      My pleasure!

  • http://www.leafynotbeefy.com/ Kelly @LeafyNotBeefy

    Oh, I am so excited for the cookbook!  Thanks so much! :)  Looks like the Veggie EatUp was fun!  Not quite close enough to attend, but definitely looks like fun! 

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Congrats again, Kelly! I think you’ll love the book!

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