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Where No Vegan Has Gone Before

Vegetarianism and Veganism in Star Trek

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NCC-1701Plates: the final frontier.
These are the voyages of the Red Hot Vegans.
Their continuing mission: to explore strange new foods, to respect all life, and eat vegetation, to boldly go where no vegan has gone before…

In case you can’t tell by now, I’m a huge fan of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, and the franchise of spin-off TV series and movies inspired by it. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been inspired by the Utopian future portrayed in Star Trek, and have always held out the hope that some day the people of Earth might learn to put aside their differences and work together to make life better for everybody.

When I started going down the path that eventually led me to choose a vegan lifestyle, my hopes for the future of humanity grew to include the hope that we might some day move away from our dependence on animals for food. Luckily, the Star Trek future looks bright for vegans — let’s take a look what we might be eating in the next few hundred years:

Boldly go and continue reading…

Vegan Week in Review

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Nomad Dosa has announced that they are moving to South Congress! Their new address, 1603 S. Congress, is in the same food truck lot as vegan-friendly Hey Cupcake! They’ll be at their new location by May 19th with new hours of operation: Monday-Sunday, 11:30 am-8:30 pm. I can’t wait to be able to run around SoCo and grab a dosa for dinner and a cupcake for dessert!

ATX Vegan Drinks last Friday was a blast. It was great to see so many new faces. We’ve got pictures of the event up in our gallery. Our next event is in the works, so stay tuned for details.

– Doron Petersan, of Sticky Fingers Bakery and Cupcake Wars fame will be at MonkeyWrench Books on Sunday, May 20th for a book signing of her new book, Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes. There will be a vegan dessert potluck at 6pm and the book talk/signing will start at 7pm. With recipes for everything from cupcakes and cookies to cheesecake and biscotti, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

– I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise, but the idea of being stuck on a boat, without decent vegan options, sounded more like my worst nightmare than a vacation. The all-veg “Holistic Holiday at Sea” cruise has been around for a a while now, but now there is another decent veg option just announced from Holland America. Their entire line of cruise ships has added an all-vegetarian menu (with vegan options) to their main dining rooms. Hopefully, this will be a trend that continues to all the other cruise lines.

Veggie Haggis– VegNews has created a round-up of some of the oddest products ever veganized, including caviar, duck, foie gras, and haggis. This list caught my attention, as I have had a can of vegan haggis sitting in my kitchen for months now, which I have been hesitant to try. Growing up, I wasn’t the most adventurous eater, but as a vegan, I’ve been trying to open myself up to new foods. How many of these unique products have you tried?