Category Archives: Flirting with Vegan

As you may know I’m a recent vegetarian flirting with veganism (according to the dictionary not a word, but oh well!). On this page I’ll share my experiences with vegan cuisine – the good, the bad, the ugly – so you don’t make the same mistakes I do lest it turn you off forever!

Café Venosa: A Vegan Cat Cafe in Montreal

Cafe Venosa

With Café Venosa opening as the third cat cafe in Montreal, guest writer Véronique is not so far off when she proclaims, “We shall rename the city Meowtréal!” I hope you enjoy today’s fun guest post with a sneak peek … Continue reading

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Modern Cat Tote (As Seen in NY!)

cat bag with cat in new york city

Spotted on the R train, at a Starbucks – even attracting random shop cats! This contemporary cat tote is the “it” bag for all modern ladies in “the city.” Just wait ’til Taylor Swift gets her hands on this! Okay, … Continue reading

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I Kissed a Pig. And I Liked It.

purina farms petting zoo, Saint Louis, MO

  Okay, technically it was nose-to-snout but I’m calling it. I can’t say it for certain, but I have to imagine this is exactly what I looked the first time I came face-to-face with a farm animal some three plus decades … Continue reading

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(Vegan) Cooking Under The Influence

margarita with salt, NY NY

Do you get super productive or gain new abilities when you’re buzzed? It’s so nice to wake up to a sparkling bathroom you don’t remember cleaning. And my French is flawless after a few glasses bottle of wine. I recently … Continue reading

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(Mis)Adventures in Fake Meat

For those of you new to my blog wondering what fake meats have to do with kitties, let me explain.  I’ve been a pescatarian (each seafood but no meat) for several years because of my cats (check out my post … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving and ThanksLiving to All!

Turkey's are Thankful for Vegetarians

I couldn’t let the day pass without taking the time to proclaim gratitude for all I am blessed with in my life. In addition to good health I’m most thankful for my two and four-legged family members and my amazing … Continue reading

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Color Me Vegan

I’m super excited about my plan to attend ThanksLiving at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary with a few friends today.  ThanksLiving is a fundraising event for the Sanctuary in which Turkeys are the guests of honor and bi-pods dine on … Continue reading

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(Vegan) Lasagna Fit for Garfield

I am well aware that cats are obligate carnivores so don’t go posting comments calling me an animal abuser.  I’m taking creative license to prove my point. This lasagna is darn good. When I put a call out for vegan … Continue reading

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meat(less)balls

I’m a notoriously bad flirt. I should have been a caveman. See what I like, knock it over the head, drag it home and be done with it. Flirting with vegan has been a bit of a challenge as well. … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Comfort Food (Vegetarian/Vegan)

As a vegetarian flirting with vegan (okay, a pescatarian, but that sounds like a religion) I find it difficult to get enough protein and iron in my diet. I like lentils and love my mom’s lentil soup recipe, but sometimes … Continue reading

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All Hail Kale!

After my Brooklyn-living-bike-obsessed boyfriend and I broke up last fall (You can read more about him in ”The 2nd of 9 Lives“) he began updating Facebook with status messages the likes of “Making Kale soup!”, “Eating Kale again tonight!” My first reaction … Continue reading

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Healthy Vegan Dinner in 10 Minutes (or Less!)

lentils, tomato and pasta

A super easy way to make a protein-filled pasta dinner in a pinch. All you need is a can of lentil beans (I like French Lentils),  Marinara Sauce (any pasta sauce in a jar you like) and pasta!  If you … Continue reading

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Jen’s Vegan Feast

My friend Jen has jumped into a cruely-free diet with both feet. Recently she whipped up this yummy, colorful totally vegan dinner. Butternut Squash Recipe: Cut squash down the middle, scoop out the strings and seeds. Turn both pieces face … Continue reading

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Mom’s (vegan) Lentil Soup Recipe

My mom is one of those cooks who can make an amazing gourmet meal with whatever happens to be in her fridge. I need a recipe. So when I was home for the holidays I had her teach me how … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Rockin’ Raw

cat in a bunny suit

Last Fall I went back to being a vegetarian (okay, a pescatarian) after many years of meat eating because my cats – Petie in particular –  seem barely a step removed from a bunny, lamb or piglet. A pig is … Continue reading

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The Very Bad in Vege Burgers

After having been pleasantly surprised at various vege burgers I had in the last few months (the one I had at Blog Paws included), I was looking forward to taking out my George Foreman grill and making myself a proper … Continue reading

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Sharon’s Brussel Sprout Recipe

what real brussel sprouts look like

When I make brussel sprouts I usually chop ’em up, coat them in olive oil, and either soy sauce or balsamic vinegar, salt and cook on a cookie sheet until crispy. Sharon, an I HAVE CAT reader who was never a big brussel … Continue reading

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Hare-Raising Tail

my cat is the reason I

My eyes move from the massive close-up of a rabbit cornea projected on a screen to the middle age man sitting at my table hacking at the chicken breast on the plate before him. He looks up and I attempt … Continue reading

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Vegan Cheese

Cheese is absolutely the hardest thing for me to consider giving up. Ironically, it’s the way that milking cows are treated that bothers me almost more than anything else.  While I haven’t been buying cheeses, I still eat it when … Continue reading

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Not All Almond Milk Is Created Equal

At first blush almond milk screams “high calorie” but surprisingly that’s not the case and it’s a nice alternative for soy milk if you want to mix it up a bit. The vanilla flavor is great for making Chai but … Continue reading

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