The Tyranny of Starbucks

November 18, 2015

By Kylie Torres Who cares about a red cup? Let’s focus on spelling. Honestly, this red cup drama has gone far enough. How about we talk about some real Starbucks news, like how they spell your name. This past summer I had the opportunity to travel in Ireland, the UK, France, and Spain. While in each country, I was sure to stop by a few Starbucks locations. Seeing how the…


Mini Restaurant Reviews: Eating Vegan in London

June 23, 2015

Unfortunately for me, eating vegan in London, England was not nearly as simple as it was in Dublin. In Dublin, most omnivorous restaurants all had a vegan option labeled on their menu or at least were willing to work with me at finding something substantial to eat. This was not the case in London. I did, however, still manage to find a couple of great all-vegan restaurants in the city…


Mini Restaurant Reviews: Vegan-Friendly Dublin Eateries

May 28, 2015

Eating vegan in Dublin, Ireland was nothing short of delightful, even though I never actually was able to find an exclusively vegan restaurant. All the servers at the restaurants I went to knew what vegan was and were more than willing to accommodate, unlike in the United States. I never once felt like I was bothering anyone by asking them about the ingredients; in fact, the servers actually seemed pleased…


Mini Restaurant Reviews: Vegan Austin Eateries

To call Austin, Texas the Vegan Capital of the U.S. would be an understatement. Austin is the Vegan Paradise. Not only is Austin home to an entire vegan festival, it is also home to an all-vegan grocery store, many vegan restaurants, and several vegan food trucks. In addition to this, almost all the omnivorous restaurants have either an all-vegan menu you can request, labeled vegan items on their menu, or…

May 7, 2015

Texas Veg Fest 2015

On April 4th, 20015 Austin hosted their fourth annual Texas Veg Fest, and let me tell you what, I fested. This festival was the like the Mecca of my people. Vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike came together to celebrate vegan products. It was beautiful. The festival featured approximately 100 vendors and booths and had a great line up of speakers. My first stop at the fest was the food truck…

May 6, 2015

Vegan Mac & Cheeze

Nowadays in the vegan world you can actually buy microwavable and stovetop pre-made mac and cheese. It’s an amazing convenience that has just recently come to the market. But if you’ve been vegan for years you remember darker times when we had to make cheese ourselves. This is not always an easy task and sometimes involves soaking cashews overnight and making your entire house smell like some unidentifiable chemical. Even though…

April 1, 2015

Vito’s Pizza-Rant Review

Vito’s Pizza-Rant Alpharetta, GA Vito’s Pizza-Rant is a small Italian cuisine restaurant about 30 minutes away from Atlanta’s city center. Well, 30 minutes on a good traffic day, 6 hours on a bad one. The restaurant was founded by three cousins with a passion for quality Italian food. These cousins have created a restaurant full of healthy home-made style Italian options. Vito’s caters to the carnist, gluten-free, and of course,…

March 25, 2015

Vegan Pozole

Pozole is a Mexican soup that dates back to the pre-Columbian era. Originally, this dish was made out of human meat. Yes, that’s right, human meat. Oh, and hominy! As most of you already know know, the Aztecs had many rituals that involved human sacrifice. Depending on the ritual, after the sacrifice, the human would be made into pozole. The soup also would contain hominy because hominy is a type…

March 12, 2015