“C’mon, I’m Brazilian. But I also love animals. So what I find really helpful — you might think I’m crazy — is that before I eat any meat I always take one second of silence to put my hands over it and bless it and be grateful at least that it was a life.”
– Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, on her practice of praying over all the meat she eats. Geez, Gisele. Considering today is World Vegan Day, if you feel that bad about it, maybe you want to just try not eating meat? [ONTD]
“I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff. I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy. If you’re not eating eggs, then you can’t have cookies or cake from regular bakeries, which can become a problem when that’s all you want to eat. I actually wanted eggs at the beginning and then they grossed me out after awhile … I know there are people who do stay vegan, but I think you have to just be careful.”
—Natalie Portman explains why she’s decided to take a vacation from veganism and give dairy products a try during her pregnancy. As a reformed vegan myself, I am in favor of this because, well, cheese is awesome. [PopEater] Keep reading »
that carrot, baby! In 2009, PETA
was willing to pay millions to run a commercial during the Super Bowl of scantily clad women making out with vegetables
. The networks declined to air “Veggie Love” — think of the children! — but now PETA is trying again with an “outtakes” video. Once again they’ve upset the delicate balance between animal rights/objectifying women. But when it comes to PETA, what else is new? Hey, how many meateaters became vegans or vegetarians because a bikini model fellated a stick of celery? [BuzzFeed
] Keep reading »
Airports in New York, Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina, have said “no” to a proposed PETA ad campaign of a skinny woman’s physique under a body scan X-ray with the words, “Be proud of your body scan: go vegan.” (The Vegas airport claimed they don’t post “political” ads.) Good to know that PETA is not only still making everything about themselves, but they’re still using scantily clad women’s bodies to entice you to give up Big Macs. [Bust] Keep reading »
To meat or not to meat – it’s a question that vegans and vegetarians getting married have to consider when planning their weddings. And it’s a debate that was recently reignited by vegan Chelsea Clinton’s marriage to Marc Mezvinsky.
Chelsea – who is also allergic to gluten (ouch!) – had a mostly vegan wedding, but provided beef for her meat-grazing guests. But some vegans and veggies say that they shouldn’t have to cater to carnivores on their special day. Keep reading »
I am a recovered vegan. I gave up all animal by-products for four years in high school, so while I’ve since been converted back to the way of cheese, I do empathize with people who are disciplined enough to keep with it. Case in point, Johnny Diablo, who’s been a vegan for 23 years and opened a vegan restaurant in Portland, Oregon, called Casa Diablo. And, uh, it’s a strip club with a “From Dusk Til Dawn” theme. “Please do not wear fur, feathers, silk, wool, or leather on stage. Thank you, the Animals,” reads a sign in the dressing room.
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No, the trend of celebrities transitioning into fashion designers hasn’t ended yet, and with Fashion Month fully underway, it’s inevitable that a few more Hollywood stars will announce their plans to venture into the designing world. Today’s news comes from Leona Lewis, who has taken her inspiration from Stella McCartney. As a practicing vegetarian, Leona, like Natalie Portman, who used to design a line of vegan shoes for Te Casan, refuses to wear any clothes made with animal products. Hence, she’s launching her own vegan line.
“I’m trying to make that happen as soon as I can. It’s a challenge — mostly with shoes — as I don’t wear any leather and am very ethical about what I wear. I love wearing Stella McCartney, but one day I hope to have to my own line of ethical clothes and accessories.”
Her line still needs a name, but it’s sure to include red carpet options for Leona’s appearances. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
Have you ever wanted to eat at a well-known restaurant but couldn’t get there in time for dinner because you live on the opposite side of the country? Yeah? Well, then you know how excited we are that Jenny Katzinger, owner of the Flying Apron Bakery in Seattle, is sharing her recipes in Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book. The cookbook not only includes recipes for delectable baked goods like scones, cookies, and cakes, but it also has step-by-step instructions for entrées and soups anyone — even the pickiest eaters — can enjoy. And even though all the recipes are 100 percent gluten-free, they’re easy to follow. We can’t wait to try the Dark Chocolate Cake. [$14.93, Amazon]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book to two readers, but you have to work if you want it! The best commenters for the next two weeks—from today, Friday, Dec. 18 through Thursday, Dec. 31—will be awarded with the book. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can. Click HERE to read the official rules. And remember to check Gift For Gab on Jan. 1 to see if you’re the winner. Keep reading »
“If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?”
– Sarah Palin in Going Rogue. Does that mean they’ll be serving all kinds of meat — you know, dogs, cats, and, uh, humans — at the Palin family Thanksgiving? Keep reading »