Articles by Laura Frisk

  • Dec
  • 2

A Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Tradition

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For several years, my husband, David, and I have been going to a vegan potluck party on Thanksgiving Day hosted by our friends Sid and Linda, longtime vegans and animal activists. Sid is on the board of Spay Neuter Action Project, which runs a spay-and-neuter bus for companion animals of low-income guardians and feral cats. Linda is the …

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  • Oct
  • 28

Part Three: Winding Up Our Vegan Tour of Portland, Oregon

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Our third day in Portland started off at Canteen , a local juice bar close to our B&B. In addition to juices and smoothies, it has food items on its menu such as oatmeal and cereal for breakfast as well as salads and rice bowls for lunch. And craft beer! We had a couple smoothies and headed to Forest Park —one …

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  • Oct
  • 14

A Vegan Tour of Portland, Oregon: Day Two

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Our second day in Portland started off with some vegan pastries, fruit, and strong coffee, courtesy of our B&B. We hung out in the large living room, planning our day.

We decided to go to the Pearl District, located in northwest Portland and across the Willamette River—another artsy area, full of shops and restaurants. I had already decided where we were going …

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  • Oct
  • 6

Eating Our (Vegan) Way Through Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon, Day One

Before heading to Portland with my husband, David, for our summer vacation, I did a considerable amount of research to find as many vegan and vegan-friendly establishments as I could. Stumptown Vegans was an extremely helpful site for planning our vegan outings. It has extensive lists of Portland’s vegan and vegan-friendly eateries, so don’t leave home …

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  • Sep
  • 29

San Diego Mexican Restaurant Debuts All-Vegan Menu

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Casa de Reyes in San Diego, California, teamed up with PETA to offer its first all-vegan menu, which was unveiled to the public on September 13. And since two of my favorite things are PETA and vegan Mexican food, I had to try it out! So my husband and I rounded up some of our friends, and we …

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  • Sep
  • 18

Mellow, a Dog Who Needed Help

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Recently, my husband and I planned a trip to the mountains. He had some work to do on a client’s vacation home in the area, and I decided to tag along for the ride. After he finished his work, we could spend the day doing something fun.

Since it was a vacation home, our client was to unlock …

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  • 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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