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On Our Radar:
An Eco Project Runway? Winning Designers: Check out the green designers who won BornFree’s ethical fashion competition.
Jonathan Safran Foer: environmentalists who eat meat have a blind-spot.
Accidents happen, but they don’t have to send you underwear shopping after every cycle! Stop throwing out your panties and grab a bottle of Ruby’s Red Wash. Ruby’s Red Wash is an eco-friendly menstrual stain remover made of a mixture of live bacteria cultures.
James McWilliams author of “Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, spoke recently in NYC. Here’s an abridged version of his genius talk which offers refreshing points of view.
Electric Blue! Feather-like cruelty-free embellishments seem to float down a one-shoulder top cut from this fantastic Trina Turk top.
How Megan Fox Got Her Figure for Those Armani Underwear Ads? Veganism.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s AileyCamps Take a Kind Step with Cynthia King Vegan Ballet Slippers.
What a life! Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II, dies at 98.
Toronoto Film Buffs: Hit up the Vegucated World Premiere: Saturday, Sept. 10th @ 9:30 pm as part of the Toronto Indie Film Festival at the Underground Cinema 186 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario Sign up for ticket sales updates!
A “Fat Vegan Princess” Warriors Rant.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Scrap the Show, Says TV Critic. One of the smartest things we’ve read regarding reality tv.
Trouble Getting Pregnant? It may be partly your ‘tude. Read about the mind/body connection.
Check out vegan Colbie Caillat perform wearing Hearts of Darkness Shag boots!
Video Fun! Travel to four vegetarian festivals all across the country in NYC; Madison, Wisc.; Portland, Maine; and New Orleans with VegNews Video Correspondent Jasmin Singer.
Heartless Couture: Jeers to newsletter Julib that proclaims; “this fall, it’s all about lamb. with shearling picks galore (especially the almost dreadlocked mongolian variety), this furry friend is finding its way into kicked-up boots, posh purses and one-of-a-kind vests, now at luxe stores near you.”
Lucinda Williams: Her first-ever music video, ‘Copenhagen’ high concept and illustrated amazingness.
Nutrition on a Recession Budget.
Something is Fishy: This fish bangle is not only super cute, it’s the perfect segue to remind people that fish is indeed not a vegetable.
Green Runners: Enter this race with your dream team and make money for your favorite charity!
101 Reasons To Go Vegetarian.
Ethnic Baggery: The Foley + Corinna Bora Hobo looks like something Cher would have worn in her “Gypsy’s, Tramps, and Thieves” days. It’s half off here.
Pregnancy High Style: 5 preggy ladies share their style secrets.
U.S. Lags Far Behind Europe in Protections for Farmed Animals.
Recipe Of The Week:
Vegan Tofu Guacamole Bacon Wraps
Slice the avocados in half the long way to reveal the large pits. Remove the pits, scoop out the flesh, and place it in a large bowl along with the onion, lime juice, chipotle, salt, and cumin. Mix well with a fork until the avocado is mashed and the mixture is well blended. Add the tofu and stir until well combined. Open tortilla pouch and remove a warmed tortilla. Top with one lettuce leaf, 1/4 of the guacamole mixture (about 1/2 cup), and 1/4 of the tomatoes (about 2 tablespoons). Crumble one strip of vegetarian bacon over each. Begin rolling the tortilla close from one side. Stop midway and fold the ends in to cover the filling. Continue rolling to encase filling completely making a neat packet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Wrap each one tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves: 4 Recipe via VeganCoach.com
Mitzvah Of The Week:
Dean and DeLuca continues to sell foie gras–the diseased and “fatty liver” of force-fed ducks and geese–despite knowing that production of this product is so cruel that it has been condemned by the Pope, that it is prohibited in 15 countries, and that countless restaurants and grocery stores around the world have stopped serving and selling it. To produce foie gras, workers ram pipes down male ducks’ or geese’s throats two or three times daily and pump as much as 4 pounds of grain and fat into the animals’ stomachs, causing their livers to bloat to up to 10 times their normal size. Please send a brief note to Dean and DeLuca urging the company to stop selling foie gras. Eat Faux Gras instead! So much more delicious, cruelty-free, and healthier.
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