Christmas and Plant Based Fare

Christmas and Plant Based Fare

My My My! – the holiday season is upon us, as evidenced in all the TV and Radio ads, bustling salespeople and decorations and music at stores, the owners of which are hoping to sell their wares to one and to all. A plethora of flyers about street festivals and craft fairs come regularly in the mail and there are just too many to consider attending them all.

I do admit to loving Xmas and  all the pre-season folderol and sometimes …

Matt and Nat: A Cruelty Free and Vegan Canadian Company

Matt and Nat: A Cruelty Free and Vegan Canadian Company

Some two years ago, when my little website was really just a blog, I wrote an article about Matt and Nat, a Canadian Accessory Company that is vegan in thought and in deed. I wrote this article at a time in my life when I was really searching to understand what being vegan means to me. I am still in the process of educating myself about my own veganism and now my AR activism,  a search that likely will continue …

Arbonne-Cruelty Free and Vegan?

Arbonne-Cruelty Free and Vegan?

I am always on the lookout for cruelty free and vegan personal care products. What does that mean exactly?

Well, it means that companies which produce these products:
1) do not test their products and the ingredients in their elixirs either themselves or by a third party, even when required by law.
2) do not use any nonhuman animals in their ingredients.
3) are not owned by a parent company that does either or both.

It is not a long list, but it is an …

Frightening Fur Facts

Frightening Fur Facts

My parents gave me a black Chinese fur coat when I was about nineteen years old. It was a totally unexpected gift and I was extremely surprised and thrilled. It was a sleek, black, knee length, simple design with hidden  toggles. If I used nonhuman animal proverbs, I would say that I thought I was the cat’s meow when I was wearing it. I wore it everywhere, along with my black leather knee high boots and most likely, a leather …

This Vegan’s Take On Vegetarian Times Magazine

This Vegan’s  Take On Vegetarian Times Magazine

The last thing I do at night before I hit the proverbial hay is plug in my energy depleted  iPad. One of the first things I do in the morning after swinging my legs out of bed is unplug my re energized iPad. I will admit, it usually is within reach wherever I am in the house during the day.

So, it sounds like I have a “staying connected”  addiction. But this is not really so. My iPad does not have …

Vegan Views and the First Annual Montreal VegFest

Vegan Views and the First Annual Montreal VegFest

There have been a lot of wonderful firsts in my life since I sat down last New Year’s Eve to a create a blog  that has since morphed into this  website about veganism. My initial goal was  to contribute, to ease suffering and to educate myself. Along the way I reconnected with a friend who was a vegan long before I understood what being vegan meant. I attended a demonstration calling for Quebec to recognize and legalize the moral status …