“These and many other reasons speak against plain going vegan and feeling great about it; it speaks for education, and mostly it speaks for going local.”
From prickly pear cactus to jackfruit, Asheville restaurants are offering broader selections of meat-free tacos.
From beans to squash, local experts talk about growing protein powerhouses in the home garden.
The Asheville VeganFest returns with three-days of festivities. Also: MANNA FoodBank hosts its 19th annual Blue Jean Ball, Mini-VegFest debuts, The Black Jar Honey Tasting returns and The Southern Kitchen and Bar closes.
New restaurants and other dining options are making Hendersonville a new vegan hot spot.
Although many of the region’s community-minded food businesses and breweries are known for their support of charities and causes, some were designed from the very beginning with a higher calling in mind.
As plant-based diets grow in popularity, vegans still field misconceptions on such topics as protein intake, athletic capacity and eating disorders. But what do local nutritionists say about a lifestyle that avoids animal products? In late January, Asheville internist Dr. Carly Brown hosted a public panel alongside Stepfanie Romine, Hendersonville health coach and co-author of The […]
A number of Asheville restaurants take pains to make sure their menus offer above-average transparency so customers know what they’re getting and can make informed choices when ordering.
From handmade mustard to green mango and honey amba, the once-humble condiment is grabbing more of the spotlight these days.
Creative local chefs are going vegan this month with plant-based takes on everything from kung pao chicken to a kheema sandwich.
Metro Wines teams up with Rezaz and local cookbook authors for a vegan-based wine pairing dinner. Also, Living Web Farms and the French Broad Food Co-op host Fermentation Show and Tell, the Hop Ice Cream Café joins the Thomas Wolfe Memorial to celebrate Wolfe’s 117th birthday and White Duck Taco announces Sunday brunch and plans for a new space in the River Arts District.
“Wouldn’t that be just the perfect new moniker of Asheville? Asheville, the kind, vegan home of preserving our Earth and humanity.”
Local nutritionists and a longtime vegan talk about the pros and cons of a diet free of animal products.
“The bigger picture that is starting to emerge, however, reflects where we are as humans in regard to how we treat others, how we treat ourselves and how we treat the planet.”
“The only way to mitigate the horrific suffering our species now inflicts on the others is to abolish animal agriculture as such, once and for all.”
“However, I have gotten some funny looks when I order the mighty meaty pizza with vegan cheese.”
From dry-cured turkey to vegan mac and cheese to Caribbean coconut rum drinks, some of Asheville’s most creative chefs talk about favorite Thanksgiving foods that range from the classic to the unconventional.
“My heart breaks for the sheep who will be made vulnerable, assaulted and robbed of her life needlessly.”
Vegan cheese is becoming more widely available as an option at WNC pizza joints.
In Vegan Curious, local writer and blogger Aisha Adams offers practical suggestions for those interested in transitioning to a vegan diet.