Category Archives: Vegan

Backyard Organic Veggie Farm – Lessons Learned in Our Second Season

A couple of years ago, we set up a veggie farm in our backyard (see The Wonder Garden – Lessons and Fun with Our Organic Home Vegetable Garden) and last year was our second year of home farming. Now it is almost spring again and the new growing season is nearly upon us, so I…

Moral Schizophrenia

Inspired by the post Double (Cheeseburger) Standard, I realized we are all, at one time or another, guilty of Moral Schizophrenia (when one promotes a certain set of moral values, but acts in way that conflicts with these values). Using vegcomic’s example, one would be morally schizophrenic if they loved animals and decried animal abuse,…

“Vegan Paleo” Picks up More Steam

Easily my most popular post, A Vegan Take on the Paleo Diet and My Latest Experiment in Clean Living, got another boost the other day when Lance Armstrong’s foundation, Livestrong published a post on the concept of vegan paleo. In my post I talked about how my raw, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan diet was like…

Traveling and Eating Vegan


A while back I wrote about How to be a Vegan Away from Home and since then my diet has become even more complex with the transition to a mostly raw and gluten-free diet. This complicates getting food pretty much anywhere when I am traveling, and now that I am traveling a bit…

Eating Philosophy for Staying Lean, Strong and Energized

A lot of people ask me about what I eat on a typical day, so I decided to explain the philosophy behind the food choices that I make and some of the books that inspired me and my ideas about food. I call it an eating philosophy because I like to eat-a lot, but I…

A typical day of vegan eating

home sprouts step - greening in the sun

Many people have asked me what I eat in a normal day and I was sure I had posted this before, but for the life of me I can’t find it on my own blog! So I will share what I scarf down in a normal day but first I must make a disclaimer.
I eat…

Greatest Lessons Learned in 2010

Life lessons learned in 2010 - life by design

2010 – What a great year! One the eve of the new year and having just finishing my goals for 2011 (will post on this shortly) I thought I would share some of my biggest lessons from this past year.
Everything good starts with meditation – There were a lot of great days this year…

The Berry Bomb Vegan Smoothie!

Yesterday morning I whipped up a vegan, berry spinach smoothie and thought I would video my creation and share it here.

Here is my “recipe” and list of the ingredients:

a couple of handfuls of blueberries (frozen and fresh)
handful of strawberries
one whole apple
a few handfuls of baby spinach (add to taste, it gets…

Are Our Kids Vegan?

This is a question I get a lot. Are my kids vegan. The answer is simple, but first let me explain my own choice.
I became a vegan primarily for health reasons. I researched the benefits and risks of both traditional and vegan diets and I sorted through all the piles of conflicting science, advice and…

2000 Days of Vegetarianism and Who Needs Meat Anyway?

When I decided to try vegetarianism exactly 2,000 days ago today, it was an experiment to see how I would feel by eliminating from my diet the toxins in most of the meat I was eating at the time.
When I felt great without meat in my diet, I decided to extend my experiment indefinitely. Now…

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