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June 10, 1993 | CHARLES PERRY
Vegans--those rigorous vegetarians who won't even consume milk or eggs--are pretty careless about calling food "yummy" as long as it follows their dietary restrictions. But there actually are good Vegan cooks, and even non-Vegans enjoy Paulette Vu's Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurant in Anaheim. Vu has produced a 75-minute Vegan cooking video that offers 14 main recipes plus sauces, all based on supermarket ingredients. It's $24.95 plus $3.95 shipping; call (800) USA-TAPE.
August 23, 2009 | Susan Carpenter
If you don't wear animals on your body, chances are you're loath to smear one on your face. And even if an animal byproduct isn't used in a moisturizer or a blush, those who don't eat or wear products of any kind from beings that walk, fly or swim have another concern. They want to know that the goods they use weren't tested on animals. Satisfying the demand for products that fit those descriptions is an über-niche market in the cosmetics industry: vegan beauty products. An extension of so-called natural beauty products, which largely eschew petrochemical ingredients, vegan items restrict their ingredient lists even further by prohibiting beeswax (which is often used in lip balms and mascaras)
December 15, 2013
Re "FDA to phase out antibiotic use by farms," Dec. 12 Not giving antibiotics to healthy animals is a good first step, but not raising animals for food is an even better solution. Antibiotic-free or not, meat tends to be high in cholesterol and saturated fat; much of it contributes to heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions. And as long as farmed animals are raised in cramped, feces-filled factory farms, harmful superbugs will flourish. It's unlikely that factory farmers will voluntarily stop giving animals growth-promoting antibiotics, but everyone can choose to eat tasty vegan foods, which don't naturally harbor harmful bacteria, rather than meat, eggs and dairy products.
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.
April 21, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
The vegan lifestyle isn't mainstream yet, but it's surely on its way thanks to the whole food movement inspired by the likes of "Forks Over Knives" and "Food Inc. " Trendy vegan cookbooks, blogs and personalities continue to multiply as we all get " vegucated ," as do the vegan options served at restaurants. I don't remember the last time I was in a restaurant that didn't serve kale or some sort of braised greens. Then again, this is L.A. But is pushing veganism onto children taking things too far?
September 27, 2010 | By Joe Graedon and Theresa Graedon, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I currently follow a strict vegetarian diet and consume no animal products at all. Since vitamin B-12 is missing from the vegan diet, I wonder how many micrograms of it I should take. I've seen B-12 pills of up to 1,500 micrograms each in my food co-op, but the daily requirement is just 3 micrograms. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is far more common than most people realize. Vegans (who eat no eggs, dairy or other animal products) are frequently lacking in this essential nutrient.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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