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Articles by Laura Frisk

  • Mar
  • 17

Real Men Are Vegan!

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real men

When I met my husband, David, he was a vegetarian. I was not. I was eating all kinds of animal products. I credit him, along with PETA, with having had the biggest impact on my decision to go vegan. (David actually went vegan first.) Once I went vegan, I started meeting all kinds of other people who followed …

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  • Jan
  • 28

Socca Chickpea Flatbread

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socca recipe

Socca is a traditional flatbread made in Nice, France. Featuring chickpea flour and a few other ingredients, it’s easy to make and full of flavor.

There are many socca recipes online, but the first time I ever heard of socca was in VegNews magazine. Gourmet vegan cookbook author Robin Robertson writes food articles for VegNews, and when I …

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  • Jan
  • 14

A PETA Primer for Social Media

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I did not grow up learning on computers, so social media was unknown territory as far as I was concerned. What did I know about Facebook and Twitter? I didn’t even know what it meant to tweet! But I realized that many of the people I knew were using social media to keep in touch with the …

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  • 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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