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Vegucate Yourself: An Interview with Filmmaker Marisa Miller Wolfson

By admin | February 2, 2012

Marisa Miller Wolfson

By: Michele Wolfson

If you haven’t heard of filmmaker Marisa Miller Wolfson yet, then you should get to know more about her right here, right now. Her film called Vegucated tracks the lives of three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who pledge to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.

One great aspect of this film is the way it balances the issues tactfully and thoughtfully while also including many humorous moments. Marisa and I have a couple of things in common; we both have the same awesome last name, and both believe that when it comes to animal rights it’s important to not only talk the talk, but to walk the walk as well. Those of us who feel that real changes need to be made in the food industry have to actively seek ways to make those changes happen.

I caught up with the vegan educator over lunch at ‘Snice, a delicious vegetarian cafe located in the West Village for an interview and here’s what she shared with us Read More

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4 Holiday Hors D’oeuvres Tips and Vegan Recipes

By admin | December 23, 2011

Bean dip Hors D'oeuvres_1

By: Michele Wolfson

The best part of a cocktail hour isn’t spending time with loved ones, checking out what everyone is wearing or even the open bar. The best part of a cocktail hour is the hors d’oeuvres. Hors D’oeuvres literally means “outside the meal” referring to “apart from the main meal or main parts of the meal.” They should only be one to two bites and shouldn’t require utensils or plates. Hors d’oeuvres are finger foods that are generally served with cocktails, particularly at Holiday parties. Read More

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Tips on Going Vegan

By Melaina Gasbarrino | November 21, 2011

Photo: Chris Goldberg

The health world is ever-changing and as it changes we certainly hear of new ways to eat healthy. Today’s newest adventure in healthy eating is looking at what it means to be a vegan. I know a whole slew of people who whenever they hear the word vegan, cringe at the thought of it.

Of course when you look up the word ‘vegan’ in a dictionary, it is a little scary, as you’ll see that veganism is a “type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients.” So when you think about it, you can be as little of a vegan or as much of a vegan as you want. Read More

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How Eating a Vegan Diet Can Help Fight Depression

By admin | November 21, 2011

Photo: Michael Summers

Photo: Michael Summers

By: Michele Wolfson

With cold weather upon us, it’s easy to suffer from the winter blues. Depression is becoming increasingly common, but often goes away with natural therapies. Even though how we feel has a lot to do with external issues, it can also be dramatically affected by our biochemistry. Changing up your dietary habits may drastically help to change your mood from sad to glad.

When it comes to depression, your choice of diet can wreak havoc on your health. Scientists recently declared that vegetarians are much less likely to develop cancer and depression. Read More

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President Clinton Goes Vegan

By admin | August 23, 2011

Photo: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton

Photo: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton

With the vegan diet so high in popularity, we sometimes forget that its benefits can go way beyond a fad. We often talk on our site about the benefits of eating vegan and vegetarian and it’s great to see other public figures and celebrities join in on the cause to eat healthier. President Bill Clinton is a impressive example of an individual who has changed his life through a plant-based diet. Read More

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Today is National Doughnut Day!

By mahir | June 3, 2011

National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day

Today is National Doughnut Day! Celebrated on the first Friday in June every year since 1938, National Doughnut Day is a perfect excuse to enjoy a sweet, fluffy treat – or two, or three.

Celebrate the holiday at Red Rooster with our delicious sweet potato doughnuts, injected with sweet potato cream and served warm with a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Not in NYC to enjoy? Try one of these famed doughnut shops around the country!  Read More

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