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No, not that kind of doctor…
Have you ever tried to explain your vegan (or vegetarian) diet to your physician only to have her or him try and talk you out of eating that way? Have you ever made the changes required to eat in a way that matches your values and then found out how little your doctor can support your new lifestyle? Have you ever wished you could talk more directly to your physician about your vegan lifestyle?
Well, that’s where VegDocs hopes to fill the void. Today more and more people are realizing the health benefits of a vegan diet and then coming to the reality that their physician has little educational background in nutrition. Yet as this information becomes more and more widely available, there are doctors who have begun to see the light. VegDocs wants to help you find them!
On this site you will able to find doctors in your area who understand plant-based nutrition. You will be able to suggest physicians to the directory so that others in your area may benefit from the referral. And, you can suggest questions that people might use to ask a physician about their knowledge and feelings about the vegan lifestyle.
I’ve submitted a few veg friendly docs in my area. I hope you do the same and/or find a few new doctors to try in case you ever need one for more than a checkup! There are a few southern states that have no entries yet!
I apologize for being on an accidental hiatus. I have been so busy lately that I wasn’t even able to go to my local Veg Fest this year. THE HORROR! But…life happens, right?
I really appreciate all of the follows and <3s this blog has received. It’s like a frequent reminder that this is a necessary resource for Tumblr and might actually be helping someone out there.
I promise to share more personal pointers and hope that you’ll do the same to help keep this Tumblr alive, helping southerners or visitors! Please check out the tags, submit, and ask away!
Thanks to halloweenbean for the find.
This article may be written poorly (What is up with that Romeo and Juliet reference Ugh), but it’s still calling attention to the fact that New Orleans is VERY veggie friendly! The article mentions Breads on Oak, Carmo, Peace Baker, Santa Fe Tapas, Rocket Girl Treats, 3 Potato 4, Satsuma, Sukho Thai, Superfood Bar, and Wayfare…to name a few.
AND it mentions the dates for this year’s New Orleans Veggie Fest!
If you have any southern vegan tips, SUBMIT! I’d be happy to add in photos and format the post for you like this one. Share the vegan southern love :)Source: nola.com
Happy Mardi Gras! Source: kitteekake.blogspot.com
Every year, (former) longtime New Orleans resident and vegan superheroine Kittee Berns makes vegan king cakes. This is a photo of her apple cheezecake king cake, from her 2013 King Cake Kindergarten, for new king cake bakers.
Yes, today is Mardi Gras and technically the last day of the king cake season, but does that mean you can’t make a first-day-of-Lent king cake for tomorrow? A welcome-to-spring king cake in March? Of course not. Don’t let the calendar dictate your baking habits (when you’re not using fresh produce, of course).
Check out Kittee’s entire king cake archive (includes gluten-ful and gluten-free recipes!) and celebrate Mardi Gras the way we celebrate all the best holidays: with riotously colored, rich and sugary baked goods.
The new Tumblr features keep giving me reblog issues. It says I’m reblogging a post to my personal account, but after I’ll notice it has popped up here. I apologize for any posts that I did not instantly catch! Hopefully that bug will be fixed soon.
Anyway…WHO’S ALREADY INDULGED IN KING CAKE? Share the wealth and send in your favorite King Cake recipe or favorite bakery to pick up a vegan King Cake in the south. Where do you get your fix?
I don’t know exactly when it happened, but sometime in 2012 I found myself in the biggest creative slump. Even the once exciting outlet of cooking for myself had become a drag, and I knew I needed some inspiration, but from where? Fortunately for me, inspiration came in the mail, in the…
Texan Vegans! Help out this sweet boy! Source: burningheartsmedia
“All San Antonio, Austin, South Texas folks: My (Emiko’s) parents found a beautiful stray a few days ago in San Antonio, and they are looking for a home for him. They already have 2 dogs (former strays), and one doesn’t like the new guy. He can’t fully integrate into their house because of this, and he can easily jump their fence, so they’re eager to find a proper home for him.
He’s a beautiful male pit, with his ears cropped and balls intact unfortunately, so that kind of shows me a lack of care to whoever had him before. But he is super loving and gets along well with other dogs. My dad says all he wants to do is play, so he has a lot of energy.
Please get in touch. I don’t want my dad to put an ad in the paper because I don’t trust a stranger to come claim him, and my dad doesn’t fully understand my worries about that. San Antonio is one of the worst cities for animal neglect, and this guy deserves a caring home. I will pay for him getting fixed!”
On December 30, R&B singer Ne-Yo took to Twitter to tell fans that he is adopting a vegan diet in 2013, the next day even asking vegan fans to contribute ideas for their favorite quick snack ideas and recipes. The singer, who has more than 2,700,000 followers on the social-networking site, was initially drawn to the diet as a “discipline test,” but on January 1 he revealed that “after reading up on animal cruelty and whatnot” he found “much more meaning to it.” Ne-Yo is in good company—he joins stars including Usher, Carrie Underwood, and Pink in exploring a vegan lifestyle.
I’m really happy about the recent celebrities who are choosing a vegan diet and lifestyle. The publicity surrounding Anne Hathaway’s vegan shoes for Les Mis alone is opening the minds of so many and causing people to questions their lifestyle. I hope more southern born stars go plant-based/vegan in 2013 and inspire their fans to do so, too!