Articles by Laura Frisk

  • Jan
  • 23

Fire and Light: Environment- and Animal-Friendly Dishware

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Wikipedia defines bone china as “a type of porcelain body first developed in Britain in which calcined cattle bone (bone ash) is a major constituent.”

That certainly doesn’t sound like something I want to serve my delicious vegan meals on!

As an ethical vegan first and an environmentalist second, I try to make certain that my purchases are in …

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  • Oct
  • 29

I Was Never a Protester Until…

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Among the ways I help animals by writing letters —lots of them. My letters are directed to the editors of newspapers and magazines, and they voice my opinion about articles regarding animal rights issues. I write letters for many reasons. One of those reasons is that I am somewhat shy and introverted, and being an “armchair activist” seems …

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  • Sep
  • 20

Conquering Difficulties When Going Vegan

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I went vegetarian in 1996. Shortly after that, I went vegan . I’ve lived a cruelty-free lifestyle for almost 14 years, and I now find it to be easy and very fulfilling. But it wasn’t always so effortless for me. The two biggest difficulties I experienced when making the switch were having cravings for the animal-derived products that I wanted …

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  • Feb
  • 13

Vegan Sweets for Your Sweetie

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My husband, David, and I are really big on chocolate. So when Valentine’s Day rolls around, I am the first one to go out and buy a big box of vegan chocolates or try a new chocolate dessert for that oh-so-special day of chocolate celebrations.

The following recipe is from Vegetarian Times Magazine . I made it over the holidays for my …

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  • Jan
  • 26

Tempeh 101

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Tempeh is one of those foods that I find even some of my vegan friends don’t know how to use. Tofu seems to be challenging enough, and usually once someone masters the art of cooking tofu , they stop there. Tempeh is a wonderful soy product, full of protein, with a great nutty flavor. It can be used in many …

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  • Dec
  • 21

Holiday Vegan Baking

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I took up baking about a year ago because I love cookies and wanted to learn how to make my own. Luckily for me, cookbooks featuring vegan cookies and desserts are plentiful these days. I can’t imagine learning to bake as a vegan 10 or 15 years ago, when vegan baking was practically unheard of and …

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  • Sep
  • 14

Refrigerator Lists: Easy Weekly Menu Planning

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Cooking has always been a hobby for me, since dinner is my favorite meal of the day. Being a vegan cook makes it even more fun because I can experiment with all kinds of new and fun animal-free ingredients.

However, like everyone, I go through slumps, and sometimes I just don’t feel like thinking about all the …

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