My big announcement: I'm now the New Orleans Vegan Examiner!

Hi all! I'm excited to tell you that I am now the New Orleans Vegan Examiner! Now, you may be thinking to yourself, what the heck does that mean? Well. It means that I am now writing articles on the "beat" that is the vegan scene in New Orleans for Examiner.com! I'd simply adore having some of y'all as followers - and I hope you'll find my articles both fun and informative! Also, if you have any ideas for articles I should write, would like to be interviewed, etc., please feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line. ;D

(Pictured: vegan pho at Lost Love Lounge. Yes, it is definitely 100% vegan!)


Nola Veggie Fest Volunteer Meeting

Hey y'all! Here's something to be excited about. The Nola Veggie Fest - a huge, all-vegan annual festival here in New Orleans that positively ROCKS - is now a mere two months away. And guess what? They need YOU to volunteer! That's right, you.

The fest is being held this year at the new Healing Center down on St. Claude Ave. on May 12th and 13th, and all manner of shifts and jobs are available. Want to pitch in? Want to learn more? You're in luck! A volunteer team meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday March 16th at 6pm. We'll be gathering at the Healing Center to check out the space we're working with, talk about everything that needs to get done leading up to and during the fest, and then having a social chat over dinner at Fatoush - the delish Middle Eastern restaurant located right there at the Center.

Sounds awesome right? Great, we'll see you there. Just don't forget to RSVP!


St. Patrick's Day for Vegans in New Orleans

More parades, really! It's time for St. Patrick's Day in New Orleans.

You'd think that we would be sick of parades by now after all that Mardi Gras mess, but apparently that is physically impossible for New Orleanians. We dive right back in with St. Pat's parades in Metairie and New Orleans, followed up by the Irish-Italian parade.

And really, I love St. Patrick's Day in New Orleans. Everyone wears GREEN, and it also just happens to be my veganniversary. This year I celebrate my sixth! So, how does a vegan celebrate St. Patrick's day in New Orleans?

Well I'll start out with vegan brunch at Santa Fe Tapas on St. Charles ave - I don't know the menu for next week, but they have yet to disappoint. Then we can head over to the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade, which makes a box from Jackson to St. Charles to Louisiana to Magazine Street. I'm probably not brave enough to continue to the after-party at Parasol's, but if I'm lucky I'll catch a cabbage!

The truly dedicated will hit the Downtown Irish Club parade in the bywater starting at 6pm, but by then I'll be home in bed. ;)