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Go Vegan with Ellen DeGeneres
21 Sep 2011

Dear Vegan at Heart

As if we needed a reason to love her more, our favorite vegan talk show host has published Going Vegan with Ellen, a whole big section of her website dedicated to helping people make a smooth and easy transition to a vegan diet.

This week your mission is to spend five minutes perusing her fantabulous site. You might just uncover some hidden gems, including...

Some great recipes:

-Pecan-Crusted French Toast 
-Spicy Vegetable Stir-Fry by Gordon Ramsey
-Low-Fat Mock-a-Mole (check out the secret ingredient that lowers the fat)
-Pumpkin Cheesecake (file this away for pumpkin season, which is soon upon us!)

A slideshow of other vegan celebs that might surprise you, including Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, and Glee star Lea Michelle.

And some tips like these:

Save the Talk for after Dinner
People love to ask about why you’re vegan during a meal, but it’s better conversation for when they’re not eating a ham sandwich. They’ll be more likely to listen if they don’t feel like they have to defend themselves. 

Bring a Snack
Good vegans and good moms have a lot in common: they’re patient with questions, and they always pack a snack! Make sure you’ve got something on-hand for those unexpected delays at the auto shop.

Frozen Backups
Find a frozen dinner or easy-to-make dish that you love and keep some on hand for those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking and want something easy.

Thanks to the Queen of hilarious talk shows that make us laugh, dance, and think all within 5 minutes! And gives us yummy ideas and great advice.

One loyal subject of many,





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Go Vegan with Ellen
It's very difficult to believe in Ellen's committment to being vegan as long has she has a link to PETA on her website. PETA is against the "no kill" movement that advocates no killing any shelter animal that is healthy and adoptable. PETA seems to think that lives of pigs, chickens, and cows are much more important that the lives of cats and dogs. If you are truly for animal rights, then all animals are created equally. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.
Margaret Anton (Wed, 21 Sep, 2011)

You Said It!
Thanks, Margaret, for your comment. I know that PETA is against animal suffering, and if a pig, chicken or cow were suffering and unhealthy in a cage with very little hope of escape, they would probably euthanize that animal too. I don't think it's a matter of animals being equal; I think it's a matter of which is worse: endless suffering or death? Then there's the whole question of whether "no-kill" is really "no-kill" because when cages are full of difficult-to-adopt animals who stay there for months, people who are surrendering animals end up going to the pound instead, where the animal is killed. That's why I'm proud of Kind Green Planet's support of Pets for Life NYC, which is a service that prevents animals from being surrendered to begin with by troubleshooting the real issues at hand. Thanks for bringing up this issue, which may not be directly related to veganism but that many veg-curious people care about.
Marisa Miller Wolfson (Wed, 21 Sep, 2011)


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