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Save 600 gallons of water per day by going vegan

I live in California. We are undergoing a severe drought and everyone is strongly encouraged to conserve water. I was talking to a friend recently about how to do this. I mentioned that eating a vegan (plant based) diet saves a lot of water, but I didn’t know...

The hardest part of being vegan…

The hardest part of being vegan is not the food. Giving up meat was easy. I was able to do that 22 years ago. Giving up dairy and eggs was a little harder, that took me another 20 years. My only regret is that I wish I had done it sooner. The hardest part of being...

Vegan vs. Plant Based

Recently, I’ve seen some vegan bashing on Facebook from “plant based” advocates. I think this happens in part because of the confusion of what the term vegan means. People often assume a vegan diet is healthy, but it doesn’t have to be. Plant...

Vegan Vacation 2012 – Bay Area

We arrived in Pacifica just before noon on Saturday. Our best friends live there and it is a cherished destination. After settling in, we snacked while we visited. We had early dinner plans in Berkeley with some additional friends. They wanted to take us to a popular...

Vegan Vacation 2012

We just returned from a weeklong road-trip up the coast of California, over to the Eastern Sierras and then back home to Southern California. This is one of the first trips we’ve taken since adopting a vegan diet. Armed with the VegOut iPhone App and a cooler...