5 Tips for Chatting with the Vegan-Curious, by Carol Schneider, VLCE

posted May 14, 2024 Curiosity prevails about Vegans—you’d think our way of eating and lifestyle would be better understood by now. But let’s welcome any questions to get more people to try it. I vote for more vegans who are occasionally lapsed than fewer perfect vegans. Even lapsed, you’ve already made a difference to animals, […]


posted May 7, 2024 Main Street Vegan Academy graduate Kenneth Odhiambo Ndonga is feeding vegan food to Kenyan people displaced by flooding. Kenneth reports that since Friday evening May 3, he has supplied “vegan foods to 450 people camped at school. I distribute vegan foods such as baked rice with veggies, ugali from corn, fresh […]

Karma Cats Children’s Books, Guest Post by Kathleen Kastner M.S.

posted April 30, 2024 What happens when you combine your love for yoga with your love for cats? Karma Cats! After the passing of my soulmate cats, Julian and Oliver, I was crushed. Being their mom for 20 years was my favorite thing. What was I going to do with the next chapter of my […]

Dealing With the Odd Reactions of Others to Your Choice to Be a Vegan, From a Psychological Perspective, by Deborah M. Gonzales LCSW, VLCE

posted April 23, 2024 We’ve all been there, fielding the omnipresent questions: “Where do you get your protein?” “Isn’t it boring?” “What DO you eat?” Right? Often there are more insidious-feeling questions, comments, and micro-aggressions. They feel judgmental and stigmatizing. It can feel like an attack at worst and dismissive at best. Some I’ve experienced include: […]

Mindful Eating, by Anna Pelzer, VLCE

posted April 16, 2024 Mindful eating helps you learn how to eat according to your own needs. Eating when stressed can lead to overeating. Feeling bored or empty, such as while working at a job you don’t like, often promotes reaching for food to provide comfort or stimulation. Overeating leads to many health problems. Being […]

Can My Dog Eat Vegan Like Me? By Wendy McPherson, VLCE

posted April 9, 2024 Many ethical vegans struggle with what to feed our canine companions. We understand the horrors of the animal industry and what it does to our health and the environment, yet our veterinarians are not supportive of a vegan (plant-based) diet for dogs. We go against their advice and hope our dog […]

Knowing Beans About Beans, by Diana Goldman, VLCE

posted March 26, 2024 There are so many reasons to love beans such as soy beans, chickpeas, lentils, edamame, black beans, and cannellini beans. They’re nutrient-rich, affordable, planet-friendly, and delicious. Beans are also are highly versatile. You can enjoy them for breakfast in a tofu-based dish like this Veggie Tofu Scramble with Mushroom & Basil. […]

Miss Liberty: A Film Whose Time Has Come, by Victoria Moran

When I met my husband, William, in 1996, I figured that I’d date him, even if he wasn’t a spiritual vegetarian. “You’re 46,” I told myself. “It’s not as if you’re going to get married.” But we did. By then, he’d been vegetarian for just over a year. Vegan took some time, but once he […]

A Day in the Life of a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, by Heather Dahman, VLCE

posted March 5 , 2024 Are you interested in becoming a Main Street Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator and wondering what a typical day looks like? Unlike many conventional careers, there is no typical day in the life of a coach. Each day has its unique blend of activities and opportunities to make a difference. […]

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