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NEWS
August 18, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Former President Bill Clinton is speaking out about his plant-based, heart-healthy diet, saying that he believes the vegan regimen is helping to reverse the damage to his heart and blood vessels caused by cardiovascular disease.   "It's turning a ship around before it hits the iceberg, but I think we're beginning to turn it around," he told CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta. It's not the first time Clinton has changed his famously Krispy Kreme-oriented eating habits to improve his health.
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FOOD
March 1, 2012
Vegan vegetable and sesame feast Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Servings: 4 or 5 appetizer or 3 main course servings 4 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices, or 4 to 6 ounces button or cremini mushrooms, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices 1 long eggplant (about ½ pound), halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices 1 onion, quartered lengthwise, then sliced crosswise about ¼-inch thick 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 small Korean or daikon radish (about 7 ounces)
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By John Verive
The fourth annual LA Vegan Beer Fest is just around the corner, and attendees will have the opportunity to sample vegan brews from more than 15 breweries and vegan eats from a variety of LA-area restaurants and food trucks. Regardless of whether you keep vegan, vegetarian, or you're a dedicated omnivore, the LA Vegan Beer Fest is one of the better beer festivals in Los Angeles. Held in the Roxy Theatre and co-hosted by the folks behind Tony's Darts Away and vegan food-blogger Quarry Girl , The Vegan Beer Fest is a great way to kick-off a Spring and Summer filled with beer festivals.  The festival is on May 4th at 1pm, and tickets can be purchased online for $40 ($50 for VIP admission)
NATIONAL
November 26, 2009 | By Tina Susman
There was something about the chicken splayed across his plate that triggered Gene Baur's gross-out reflex more than 25 years ago. As quickly as you can say "Tofurkey," the Hollywood native swore off eating meat. This week, his Farm Sanctuary movement brought veganism to New York's Tavern on the Green restaurant to prove that Thanksgiving can be decadent without turkey, sausage stuffing and buttery mashed potatoes. That's no small feat for someone who once appeared in McDonald's ads and was known to toss dried noodles doused with butter into the microwave and call it dinner.
FOOD
April 14, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I am eagerly and desperately looking to replicate the most delicious, amazing salad I have ever had. My fiancé and I are regulars at the Tender Greens in Culver City, and we finally tried its best dish on meatless Monday: the happy vegan. It successfully combines the tastiest health foods such as red quinoa salad, green hummus and farro, with toasted hazelnuts, all on one plate. Please help me with the recipe! Jessica Zi Los Angeles Dear Jessica: The happy vegan is a combination of several smaller salads, and Tender Greens was happy to share its recipes, which we've adapted below.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2008 | Jessica Gelt, Times Staff Writer
IF YOU think vegan junk food is an oxymoron, you've obviously never had a dairy-free "Twinkie" from the Vegan Spot. So great is the public desire for them that Silver Lake's newest vegan destination -- it's been open for three months -- regularly sells out of the golden-cake tubes filled with rich white frosting. "I hadn't had a Twinkie in probably 25 years," says the restaurant's co-owner and chef, Sara Radovanovitch, about her first taste when the baker brought them in. "It was amazing.
NEWS
April 17, 2001 | From Times wire reports
Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh, asked by an animal rights group to drop animal products from his diet, says he understands the cause but doesn't fully support it. In a response to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, McVeigh also wrote: "I cannot sustain a prolonged intellectual debate on the subject as my time is short, but I suggest hitting Ted Kaczynski up for his opinions on the subject." McVeigh even provided the prison address for Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Fox40
Some agriculture students at a Northern California high school are complaining about being bullied on Instagram and other social networks by students who are vegans. “[One student] keeps posting about goats and sheep and pigs and dead pictures and them being slaughtered,” said agriculture student Katie Velon, who attends Elk Grove High School near Sacramento. The online allegations also include angry words for the school's agriculture program, saying it “leads to the slaughtering of animals.” Other messages describe how animals are drained of blood while their hearts are still beating.
HEALTH
July 26, 2010
This recipe from registered dietitian Lisa Gibson provides protein, fiber, iron and vitamin C, and can be easily added to the couple's culinary repertoire: Note: this recipe has not been tested. Swiss chard with cannellini beans (Serves four) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 to 2 medium onions, sliced thin 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup vegetable broth 8 cups chopped Swiss chard leaves (remove and discard the long center stem before chopping)
BUSINESS
March 20, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Life may be getting easier for vegans and vegetarians - especially the ones who still crave meat - with more food choices available from manufacturers and restaurants. Activists participating in a nationwide effort Tuesday to convince consumers of the wonders of a vegan diet will be passing out free samples. The Great American Meatout hopes to serve 30,000 people and hundreds of events around the country, including several across the Southland. In December, a poll from the Vegetarian Resource Group conducted by Harris Interactive found that 16% of Americans say they don't eat meat, fish, seafood or poultry at more than half of their meals.
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