In The News!

Colleen Gray-Hewett Blog

What’s happening in the vegan world around the world: Here is a fun one: how to make traditional comfort foods, like Macaroni and Cheese not only vegan but uberly delicious!  Have a contest and let thousands taste the goodness for themselves.  In fact, I think I’ll make a cauliflower, cashew, nutiritonal yeast version myself tonight… Vegan Mac n Cheese Smackdown …

Is wine vegan? I’ll give up cheese made with dairy but please not wine!

Colleen Gray-Hewett Blog

Is wine vegan? I’ll give up cheese made with dairy but please not wine! Fortunately for the plant-based community today, we have a great selection of vegan cheeses (not as much in Canada but its coming) and a huge selection of wines, beer, and spirits that are vegan. But not all. So what makes a wine or beer or spirit …

Travelling Vegan

Colleen Gray-Hewett Blog

There are apps and websites dedicated to travelling or place-by-place listings of where to eat or visit that are either vegan or veg-friendly. I’ve done a lot of travelling as a vegetarian and vegan but I won’t rehash. Instead, lets talk about now. On Sunday, a one-night escape to Seattle was planned. We wanted to park the car at the …

There’s a cow on my floor!

Colleen Gray-Hewett Blog

Herein lies one of the big dilemmas of being vegan-not-from-birth. I started out as an omnivore for some 40 years, or maybe carnist is a better term (credit to Melanie Joy PhD.). That means I consumed animal products in all realms of life (food, clothing, furnishings, cosmetics, and so forth) as that was just the way the life was. So …

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

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Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu  May all beings everywhere be happy and free.  May the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.  (Translated from Sanskrit). 8 I first came across this mantra or prayer when studying yoga teacher training.  It is a beautiful way to start and …

Is the love of your life trying to kill you this Valentine’s Day?

Colleen Gray-Hewett Blog

It is February 10th. Four days until February 14th. The media tells us to buy flowers and treats for our loved one and splurge on a special meal at double the cost of a normal day or on something decadent for home. Sarcasm aside, I opened the local paper and, as always, pulled out the ads to direct to the …