July 9, 2006
I am a vegan, and none of your entries in the Restaurant Issue's "Eating Out" guide caters to me (June 18). Only a few entries even have vegetarian dishes. There are quite wonderful vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles. I hope next time you include them too. Ronit Weiss Via the Internet
March 7, 1996
Regarding the Feb. 22 letter from P. Johnston in response to the vegetarian article on Feb. 1: Gee whiz, P. Johnston! What are you so angry about? I am a vegan and know many other people who are vegan (those who eat no animal products at all, as opposed to ovo-lacto vegetarians who eat eggs and dairy products). Neither I nor any of the other vegans I know buy, use or eat any animal products . . . no leather anything, no fur, no skins. I hope your [leather-wearing vegetarian] friend has made merely the first step in becoming a vegan with a truly compassionate and non-harmful lifestyle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1997
Re "Veganism, It's Not Just a Diet," April 14: I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for many years and a vegan for several months. Contrary to what vegetarian activists fervently believe, there is no one diet that is suitable to all the world's cultures. In our most altruistic desires we may wish it true that everyone could subsist on tofu and carrots, but it is simply not the case. The average Eskimo, for example, cannot remain healthy on a vegetarian diet. It would be safe to assume that they would become ill after changing a diet they have followed for hundreds and thousands of years.
June 10, 1993 |
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 |
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 Ã¼ber-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)
August 18, 2011 |
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 |
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 |
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 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)
March 27, 2013 |
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)