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Our Mate

We have a new link for the site featuring one of my dogs, Mate. Now of course she is there because I think she is cute but also as a symbol. We often think of the animal symbols for vegans being the ones that people eat like cows and pigs. Yes, it is true that

Mimi’s White Lasagna (and cashew cream)

Okay. So, I have been seeing recipes for this stuff called Cashew Cream in various vegan cookbooks but most recently and most prevently in the Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen. Finally, I made some. First: Take 2 cups of raw cashews and soak them overnight in the fridge in water (water covering them completely). Then

Wildlife Conservation Report Card

We just received this interesting bit of information from the Defenders of Wildlife, and thought the Vegan community would benefit from it. The Conservation Report Card measures the commitment of U.S. Senators and Representatives to wildlife and habitat conservation during each Congressional session. It reviews both House and Senate votes on key conservation issues, providing

The Pulse Cafe

I am over the moon about the new vegan restaurant that just opened in Davis Square, Somerville, Ma, called The Pulse. I had dinner there last night and just loved it. This is vegan comfort food, not just a bunch of steamed veggies, and everything including the desserts is vegan. We started with the mushroom calamari

A Note About Seitan and Silk

The other day, I was at the health food store talking to my friend Scott,the owner. I asked him why he doesn't carry Silk soy milk anymore. He said, Silk has gone from using non-gmo organic soybeans (US grown), to non-gmo soybeans(US grown), to now conventionally grown soybeans from China. The worst part is that

Mimi’s Vegan American Chop Suey

Vegan American Chop Suey There is something about junky comfort food that I still crave every once in a while. I so remember eating American Chop Suey as a kid in the school cafeteria. It was made with all the stuff the USDA likes to dump on schools, nursing homes and hospitals' ground beef, american

Kim Freeman’s Spinach and Zucchini Soup

This is a good soup for all of the spring spinach: Spinach and Zucchini Soup 3 Tbs. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed/chopped 2 med. onions, chopped (as an onion-phobe, I tend to half the amount, sometimes quarter it--how much you like onions is up to you) 2 1/2 med potatoes, peeled and cubed 2

A Note About Block 11

Hi everyone! just wanted to put a shout out for another of my favorite eateries, this one in Somerville, Union Square. Block 11 is the sister cafe to Diesel in Davis. I love their artichoke hummus on toasted ciabata bread for breakfast. They also have great vegan sandwiches and salads. They offer tofutti cream cheese as

Joanne Chang’s Vegan Chocolate Ganache

2 more V02 Exclusive Recipes!!!!!! Joanne Chang is the owner of Flour Bakery and Myer's and Chang. Flour Bakery is an amazing bakery and sandwich shop located on Washington Street in Boston's South End, and on Farnsworth Street in Boston's Fort Point district. I myself frequently have lunch there! They feature Vegan soups and dinner specials

Flour’s Fabulous Vegan Spring Risotto

Ingredients: Arborio or Carnaroli rice....2 cups Olive oil....3/4 cup Onions....one medium, diced small Garlic...6 cloves, 3 minced, 3 smashed Water or vegetable stock....4-5 cups Fresh morel mushrooms....1/4 pound of fresh mushrooms, sliced thin Asparagus: tough ends snapped off and cut into one inch pieces....one pound English peas, fresh or frozen....3/4 cup Ramps, cleaned....1 cup Lemon