From quick, easy meals to weekend showstoppers, I’ve got you covered.

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Is it just me or is breakfast the most brain-stumping meal of the day? For one, you are perhaps a little groggy. For another, you probably don’t want to put that much thought into it. Breakfast is an important meal, though, getting your whole day set up on the right foot.

I have curated 50-plus vegan recipes, from quickies to more elaborate weekend meals, that will start your day out right. Don’t stare into your refrigerator or grab that boring box of cereal again and get started embracing tasty vegan breakfasts with this handy collection to inspire you.

Ten reasons why now is a great time to go vegan

Credit: John Beske; Vegan Street Media

It’s always a good time to go vegan. There’s no time like spring, though, to rev up your transition. Here are ten reasons why this season is the reason it’s great to go vegan.

It’s springtime: there are new buds and change is swirling around us. There is nothing that is quite as buzzing with possibility as springtime and using the natural momentum of that can help to propel new growth in your own life. This is a great time for planning your garden and planting some early seeds. Metaphoric seeds of planting what you want to grow for a…

12 signs that I have hit a wall with content creation

If you hate astrology, keep it moving. If you love astrology but hate this, you can always keep it moving, too.

Here are the 12 zodiac signs as vegans. Fight me. Actually, don’t fight me. I have a Cancer moon; I’m a lover, not a fighter.

If it’s all just products and personalities, the animals will be sidelined from their own story.

“Journalism is the first rough draft of history.”

I heard this quote for the first time the other day, a quote that a little digging revealed is kind of a chestnut among journalists but it was the first time I’d heard it. It is often attributed to a long-ago publisher of the Washington Post, now thought to have originated with a New Republic book reviewer. Regardless of the originator, this quote has been going through my head ever since because it is so perfectly salient, putting a fine point to the importance of vegans creating a solid, strong foundation for…

Think Only Catholics Get Patron Saints? Think again.

Got a vegan problem? There’s a saint (and a prayer) for that.

The Patron Saint of Judgment

Tucker, a former bow tie enthusiast, got in a snit about it. Ivanka, an author, huffed about it. Donald, a former reality show host and failed lifestyle magazine mogul, railed against it. Behind all that bluster, though, is a fair question: When did it get to the point where a person can’t say or do whatever they feel like without pushback? Can’t folks just live their best lives without an angry mob of liberal snowflakes getting all up in their feelings about it?

The answer is no. No, they can’t, at least not without getting cancelled.

There’s an expression for…

Whether you’re enjoying the Puppy Bowl, the Kitten Bowl, the Super Bowl or none of the above, these are nacho average game day recipes.

Credit: Public Domain photo modified by John Beske

Even if you’re not the sporty type and you don’t want to sign up for a new streaming service to watch puppies and kittens do their cute thing, you can still enjoy the great flavors of the day vegan-style and any ol’ time. Grab a bowl, a spot on the couch and dig in!

  1. Scrumptious Chex Mix (It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken)
  2. French Onion Dip (Veggies Save the Day)
  3. Spinach Artichoke Dip (The Simple Veganista)
  4. Jalapeño Poppers (Connoisseurus Veg)
  5. Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings (Sandhya’s Kitchen)
  6. Cauliflower Hot Wings with Aioli (Vegan Heaven)
  7. Garlic RanchSeitan Wings (Rabbit and Wolves)
  8. Firecracker…

Why Animal Advocates Should Not Invoke the Holocaust (And it’s Not Why You Think)

My grandparents were lucky. As a result, I am lucky. All four managed to either be the first of their families born in the U.S. or escaped the shtetls of Europe at young ages. I am alive today because of this stroke of good fortune, because my grandparents and their parents managed to dodge the pogroms in which so many of their extended families were starved to death or slaughtered.

Probably in no small part due to being raised with the understanding instilled in Jewish people of how profoundly unjust and cruel it is to oppress those who are different…

This vegan is stuck on a hypothetical island with a chicken to determine how hypocritical I am. Let’s play!

Dear omnivores of the world,

Happy New Year! Is it too late after January 1 to say that? I hope not. 2020 was a doozy and 2021 is shaping up to be, um…memorable, but, hey, it’s still a fresh year and in the spirit of new beginnings, there’s a little something I’d like to get some clarity on.

I just have to ask: What is it about you and your obsession with deserted islands with chickens and a single hungry vegan on it? Or sometimes it’s pigs instead of chickens, but either way, it’s weird already.

One of the things…

If we are strategic and forward-thinking, we could take advantage of this time to create a better future for the planet, humanity, and the animals

Photo by Andrea Lightfoot on Unsplash. Remix by editor.

So much has been written about how 2020 knocked us all for a loop with the coronavirus pandemic, nothing that I could contribute much to, but it has also exposed multiple points of entry for building a more compassionate and sustainable world. I thought I would explore just four of these areas of opportunity and what this could mean for the animals and a future with less needless cruelty.

At present, it is impossible to get a vaccine or take a medication that is entirely cruelty-free because even if the final products do not contain animal-derived ingredients, they have all…

Marla Rose

Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of and

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