This Sunday, Oct 11th, Riverfront Park is the place to be in Cocoa Village, Florida, where Healthy Planet of Brevard will be celebrating its first ever vegfest from 11am to 5pm.
Healthy Planet of Brevard is a vegan/vegetarian organization that has been operating for 20 years. Founded by Susie and Eric Sricker, Healthy Planet is a local organization that promotes plant-based living through education and entertainment.
Kim Smith, owner of a new raw vegan restaurant in Merritt Island, A-Live & Healthy Café, is the current president of Healthy Planet. We bring in speakers, we do monthly pot-luck dinners, we dine out once a month and we teach cooking classes. Kim and her husband, Rich, love veg-fests and they travel to Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and other places in Florida to attend them whenever possible.
Healthy Planet of Brevard, seeks to attract younger members by putting on an event that is big and bold. Even though they’ve been around for 20 years, Kim says that she often discovers that many people don’t know they exist. Vegfests are a great opportunity to see what a plant-based lifestyle is all about. It’s a chance to meet with like-minded people, spend time out of doors, eat good food, listen to dynamic presentations, listen to great music, enjoy cooking demonstrations from talented chefs and cookbook authors, and discover the products and organizations the various vendors will be bringing to the festival. There are lots of fun-filled activities for the kids and the whole family.
There will be live musical entertainment, an assortment of food vendors, and an electric vehicle club will show off their new Teslas. There will be solar organizations, an organization that builds robotics to clean up the Indian River Lagoon, jewelry makers, and much more.
For the kids, Samantha and Shelley from Sunseed Co-op will be offering crafts and entertainment all day. Florida State College Cosmetology Department will be providing remarkable face-painting.
For a complete list of entertainment and activities visit Space Coast VegFEst 2015’s website or, better yet, come on down to the festival at Cocoa Village this Sunda, Oct 11, at Riverfront Park from 11am to 5pm and join in the fun!
To celebrate a wonderful week filled with friendship, family and sport we went out to Hot Woks Cool Sushi to celebrate. Combining the philosophy of balancing Ying and Yang in our bodies, the restaurant has two separate kitchens: one for cold dishes (Ying) and another for the hot dishes (Yang.
Hot Woks Cool Sushi offers many choices for vegans and omnivores – a good compromise for my family as I am currently the only plant-powered person. Introducing my family to spicy edamame beans was a big hit with my (very food-stubborn) father declaring that these are now his favorite pre-dinner nibble!
Competing for Australia in triathlon permits me to travel far and wide for competitions and this year, I had qualified for five World Championship Triathlons, three of which were held in the same city, in the same week: Chicago!
I packed my bike, my trainers and my passport and headed towards the Windy City for a whistle-stop 6-day trip.
Arriving two days before my first race, my focus was on race preparation: Registering for the competitions and getting to know the course, as well as waking up my legs from a long overnight flight from London, UK.
Christian’s in Charlottesville Virginia’s Downtown Walking Mall – Vegan Pizza Just Doesn’t Get Better Than This!
This is a post that is long overdue. In June of this year we attended the Richmond Vegetarian Festival and stayed in neighboring Charlottesville at a homey Air B&B where our dogs were welcomed. After the festival we arrived back at out lodging, tired and hungry. We sought out the quickest solution for a vegan meal. Calling around to various pizza establishments, we finally settled on Christian’s in downtown Charlottesville. Located in the walking mall it was a barely over a mile from where we were staying, at Fairhaven Guesthouse, located just minutes from downtown. (more…)
It’s that time once again to make the long anticipated trek to the Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival, held in Lee Park, just one block off the historic downtown mall in Charlottesville, from 11am-5pm. It is shaping up to be a stellar event and the weather forecast looks promising!
Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day while sampling some of the best vegan and vegetarian food in the area. Vendors showcasing animal friendly products, rescue organizations, fitness organizations and more will be available for your perusal.
Canadian artist, Chantal Poulin, is on a mission. Driven by her passionate love for animals, Chantal creates huge, in-your-face paintings she hopes will not only fill the room with her evocative images but will fill your heart with empathy for the vulnerable animals she depicts.
My paintings are large because I want to give them the space they deserve. If I paint small it is just another animal painting. But when confronted with my paintings, they are so big you don’t have any choice but to look in their faces and feel something. When people come to my studio, they look at my paintings and at first they say, “Oh, it’s beautiful!” but when then they notice there is a tag in the cow’s ear or that the pig is in a truck going to the slaughterhouse, or they see the title “Please Don’t Kill My Friend,” then they begin to become uncomfortable. (more…)
I’ve received a lot of requests to demonstrate how to cut a mango. This is not the only way to accomplish this feat, but it’s the way I do it. Try it and see what you think.
Today was my best friend’s birthday so we went out to dinner to celebrate at the Mossfire Grill. The food here is outstanding and one of the reasons is because this enterprise is a farm to table restaurant.
For those of us who are not carnivores they offer dishes that include tempeh and tofu. The Mossfire Grill has a Southwest flair to their offerings and is located in the community of Riverside in Jacksonville. The specific area is called Five Points and the restaurant is a short walk from the five points intersection in the Riverside area of Jacksonville.
by Kate Strong
Where to begin?
It would be easy to start with something positive, such as “you never lose, you only learn” or “your greatest challenges hide your greatest lessons”, but this wouldn’t be just. I doubt that anybody during their ‘greatest challenge’ ever boasts a huge smile and says “I’m so happy to be in the midst of some brilliant future lesson.”
The Veggie Connection
A Vegetarian/Vegan Network Event!
“Eat Plants Until You’re Photosynthesized!”
Smyrna, GA – March, 2 2015 – Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious, The Veggie Connection Event is the place to be on October 10th from 10am-4pm. Georgians and visitors alike are expected to attend this veggie celebration of the best of everything vegetarian/vegan in and around the Atlanta, GA and surrounding cities.
The Banquet Hall (200 Village Green Circle SE) is the meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement for all ages. Come one, come all, bring a guest(s), and veg loose. This is going to be epic!