Why I Call Myself Vegan *Not Plant-based

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  I have some qualms about the term “plant-based”. Though we have seen a few versions of the term in discourse, for the sake of consistency in this piece, I am going to remove the quotations and use the hyphenated spelling.

Big Macs + ‘ Booch: We’re Going to Vegan Paradise || The VBFF 2016 Preview

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In two days, The Vegan Project team departs for Portland, to visit the annual Vegan Beer + Food Festival. Originally launched in LA, the Festival highlights the best of the region’s ” craft beer, wine, ciders, kombucha, cold brew and craft sodas.” The top vegan food carts, trucks, vendors and restaurants are expertly curated, and supported Continue Reading …

The Vegan Project Beauty Bar || Veg Expo 2016

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“Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.” ~Rue McClanahan. Fashion and beauty are central subjects in the current vegan discussion, as plant-based food and nutrition moves into the forefront of contemporary discussion. We introduce The Vegan Project Beauty Bar: a project which explores how we can incorporate ethical, animal-friendly choices into the beauty, Continue Reading …

Meet The Contributors: Erika Renfrew

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Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing our new group of Contributors, joining The Vegan Project from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, professions, and locations. As The Vegan Project grows in conjunction with a renowned popular interest in veganism and plant-based culture, we welcome these new members, connections, and stories.

The Vegan Project Panel Series 1 || Preview

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” Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.” || Louis L’Amour

Confessions of a Cruelty-Free Convert: Part 1

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In The Vegan Project’s collective piece on New Years’ resolutions (http://www.theveganproject.com/resolve-this-2016-the-vp-team-resolutions/), my number one resolution at the top of the list was: Shift over to 100% cruelty-free and (preferably) local, natural beauty products and cleaners. A sub section was resolution two: continue the quest (and find a winner) for a natural, cruelty-free, deodorant that actually works. We’re talking Continue Reading …

Vegan Vancouver: The ‘hood Guide

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For Vancouver-based veg folk, we know a lot of the ins-and-outs when it comes to dining as a vegan in the city. We can find the special spots in any particular neighbourhood, immediately know which menu to reference, and are well aware that sometimes, the smallest or most unassuming places are the true gems. For Continue Reading …

Resolve This, 2016 || The VP Team Resolutions

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T’is the season for new goals, new intentions, an upsurge in gym memberships, and juice cleanses a-plenty. The New Year typically begins with a swell in personal health and wellness goals. Not only do we collectively support these, we decided it was time to state some of our own.

Top Five Picks from Veg Expo 2015

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The second annual Veg Expo held on May 31st at Canada Place was even more incredible than last year! The food samples were off-the-hook, the demos and talks were well-rounded and informative, and the turn-out of veg-curious folks looking to learn about plant-based living was more than we could’ve hoped. We enjoyed SO many things Continue Reading …

The Golden Stars of the Golden Plates: 2015 Vegan Highlights

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Every year, The Georgia Straight releases the annual Golden Plates. The Plates reward the city’s best restaurants, cafes, markets, and hidden gems; the icing on the (vegan) cake is that the awards are voted for by the patrons, readers, and food seekers, making them one of the most anticipated and coveted honours for a restaurant Continue Reading …