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McDonald's is the 90th largest economy in the world, but don’t mistake them for having the ability (OK, decency) to pay fair wages. After announcing their decision to sponsor Austin’s South By South West festival with their own showcase, the company promised to improve the “experience for all” with their newest creation: a lo-fi DIY food truck equipped with wi-fi. We’re guessing the fries are going to be pretty bombin’, since they seemingly cost so much there won't be "a budget for an artist fee (unfortunately). Read More
While vegetarians and vegans find themselves with increasingly tailored and green-washy options for ethical pigging out, Halloween poses a particular problem for us Americans in the bunch: animal welfare or free candy?  Both are seriously possible. Through careful research and many, many years of trading Halloween candy with my little sister, I bring you my Top Ten (Totally Bad for You) Vegan Halloween candies. Enjoy the sugar hangover.    1. Laffy Taffys – These are vegan, though only the small ones. In a remarkable case of David vs. Read More
I recently came in contact with Beauty Without Cruelty. I was drawn to their array of colorful lipsticks and, of course, the idea of all-natural beauty. I found out their products are 100% vegetarian and 100% natural. The company was actually founded by an animal welfare organization, so you know they're legit. Naturally, their mantra is all in the name. They sent over a few products and I'd like to tell you a little about products like Rosehip and CandyFloss. Read More
I'm not a vegetarian, even though I haven't eaten any red meat in over 33 years (yes, I'm an old!). But even though I still munch on birds and fishes, I always like vegetable dishes the best, and am annoyed that they always get short shrift in most restaurants in favor of giant chunks of animal flesh.  These two recipes feature vegetables only, and I can't wait to try them out this weekend. In fact, I'll be serving the beet one at my upcoming vegetarian Passover seder. Read More
Vegans and vegetarians alike have been freaking out over quinoa for years now, and for good reason! It’s tasty and a great meat alternative, providing you with a ton of protein and other essential nutrients. And it’s low in fat! Everybody’s happy. Or so you might think. Quinoa munchers might not know that the crop is a staple for countries like Peru and Bolivia. Due to its recent popularity, prices have skyrocketed over the past few years. Many of its usual customers in these countries cannot afford the rising cost of quinoa. Read More
It’s not truly the holiday season until I’ve downed enough truffles to feed a family of five, and I’m super excited to get that ball rolling with Chickpea and Olive’s delightful vegan treats. In flavors like almond, coconut, and saffron, they make a great gift for the veggie or vegan chocoholic in your life.   Proprietors Daniel Strong and Danielle Ricciardi are best known for serving up delicious vegan cuisine made from seasonal, locally-produced vegetables. Read More
Vendor applications are now open for a very special edition of The BUST Magazine Craftacular! We're hosting a 100% vegan craft-and-food-fest within The Seed: A Vegan Experience-- a brand-new, totally buzz-worthy vegan expo celebrating compassion, creativity, and social and environmental consciousness.  This exciting two-day event takes place June 16 – 17 at 82 Mercer in Soho, New York (the same venue that hosted The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair on April 14). Read More
I am a worshipper of vegan mac 'n' cheese. Actually, for a person who eats meat, I find myself thinking about yummy vegan/vegetarian fare all the time. Just last night, I was explaining to my friend Chris all the wonders of vegetarian chorizo. And is there anything quite like a seitan Jamaican patty? The golden crust hiding that steaming curry-spiced treasure! Real talk: I love food!  And it’s about that time of year when all my vegan/vegetarian food dreams come true. The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival is this weekend! When: Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. Read More