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Plant Power

I remember when I was contemplating becoming vegan in 1993. Would I be able to avoid eating animals and still be healthy? The question kept me up at night as I wrestled with my desire to avoid harming animals and my desire to avoid harming myself. And then, one...

Carl’s Jr. Goes Beyond Meat

Today, consumers seeking occasional meat alternatives have more options than ever before. Gone are the days of tofu and sprouts. There’s nothing wrong with those foods, but when it comes to plant-based eating now, the focus has switched to meatier foods. And nothing...

An Evidence-Based Diet: Powering Yourself with Plants

So you want to give plant-based eating a try. A lot of folks do it because they want to help lighten their footprint on the planet and the animals who inhabit it. But perhaps even more people do it because their want to lighten the burden they’re placing on their own...

Iceland Becoming a Hotspot for Plant-Based Eaters

It seems so unlikely that a cold Nordic country where it’s very difficult to grow fruits and vegetables would become a “hotspot” for those who prefer to eat a plant-based diet. However, there are those who are determined to manifest that goal, turning their icy...

A Few of My Favorite Books that I Read in 2018

As we approach the end of year, I think back on some of the books I’ve ready in 2018 and which ones people with similar interests would also enjoy. To that end, here are some of the best books I read this year: Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight Nike co-founder Phil Knight...
Grub Street Goes Plant-Based in the Big Apple

Grub Street Goes Plant-Based in the Big Apple

The United Nations, headquartered in New York City, released disturbing news about our planet recently, warning that major changes must take place by 2030 to keep the earth from heating to a degree that could spell disaster for humanity. Some needed measures include...

Kosher Bacon Cheeseburgers? You Bet

For years, kosher Jews have abstained from bacon, and of course pretty much all things pig. They also refuse to mix meat and dairy, rendering cheeseburgers not simply sinful delights, but rather just simply sinful in the literal sense. But as the New York Times...

What Does the Future of Clean Meat Look Like?

The globe is turning to more sustainable options in a variety of sectors, and the food sector is hardly immune to this trend. More specifically, the meat industry has recently been signaling greater interest in producing more alternatives to animal agriculture,...