Written by PETA
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is vegetarian once again, and as he explained in an interview with Radio Big Boy, "almost full blown vegan."
We're pumped for Travis's evolving compassionate lifestyle (and we'd like to point out that "Full Blown Vegan" would be an excellent album name). It's also great that he's getting his dad in on the action—as Travis explained, "My pops, he's a Vietnam vet, hard-core, old-school—he used to make fun of me 'cause I didn't eat meat … Now after being on tour and going to some of the spots, he's at home trying to find vegan spots in that area."
As for Travis's decision to start dumping dairy foods? "Once you find out all the crazy stuff with dairy," he says, "you'd probably second-guess it too, man."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Written by Amanda Schinke
I confess: The only thing that keeps me sticking to a healthy diet all summer long is my annual countdown to October 31—a night centered around ghosts, goblins, and, most importantly, candy. October 31 marks the start of a full-on avalanche of holiday food that doesn't end until January 2.
Well, this year's season of overindulgence started 30 days early: October has been declared Vegan Month of Food, so food season is officially on!
To help you get started, I'd like to present you with my own favorite fall recipe, which comes straight from our Veg Cooking Blog (where it's Vegan Month of Food every month):
Hearty Vegan Chili
2 Tbsp. oil6 garlic cloves, minced1 cup chopped white onion1 lb. defrosted veggie burger crumbles (optional)Red pepper flakes, to taste1 Tbsp. chili powder2 1/2 tsp. cumin1 tsp. oregano1 bay leaf28-oz. can diced Mexican-style tomatoes1 Tbsp. soy sauce1 1/2 cups vegetable stock6 oz. tomato paste1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar16-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed28-oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsedVegan cheese (optional)
Written by Liz Graffeo
P.S.: If you're not already vegan, this is the perfect time to take our 30-Day Pledge to be Veg. And if you are vegan, please share your favorite fall recipes below.
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