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Vegan Month Of FOod

Life is full of surprises and new beginnings. And this month is a doozy. I wanted to reboot the Vegan Urbanite with some fresh content and fanatic energy, so I’ve signed on for Vegan MOFO 2013. If you’re not familiar … Continue reading

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Keeping to a Vegan Diet while Traveling

It is easy to stick to a routine when everything stays the same. However, it is difficult to know exactly what’s in your food when your eating at new restaurants, trying new dishes or translating your preferences between languages. As … Continue reading

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VU in Beijing, China

VU in Beijing China  As is often the case, you can find scrumptious vegan meals in every corner of the world, and China is no exception. Granted, I was nervous about going to Beijing knowing that the international dish of … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Gifts

Valentines Day Gifts Gifts for your loved one don’t need to cost a fortune. These homemade gifts are affordable and thoughtful. They’re not cheap or naff like the ones you used to make at school and with some creativity and … Continue reading

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Shopping {Vegan} in Busan – Alcohol

It’s the festive season and for many of us that means parties and alcohol. So to make it easier to live compassionately whilst enjoying yourself, I’ve collecting some tid-bits on vegan alcohol. Huh? Aren’t all alcohols vegan? It’s surprising right? … Continue reading

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Busan Biennale 2012

Art Gallery Thesis finished (high five) I was been able to enjoy my weekend outside the confinements of my office. On Saturday I visited the Busan Museum of Modern Art to take in some contemporary Art at the Busan Biennale 2012. … Continue reading

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EWG Study: What You Should Buy Organic

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently completed its analysis of pesticide residue levels in conventionally-grown (non-organic) produce. From the results of almost 43,000 tests, EWG estimates that consumers could reduce their pesticide exposure by almost 90 percent if they avoid … Continue reading

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The Vegg – Scramble ‘Egg’ & Tofu

The Vegg – Scramble ‘Egg’ & Tofu Recipe The Vegg is out and tickling taste buds around the world. The Vegg looks and tastes just like a hens egg. It has a creamy texture and smells super yolky. Expect to see a lot … Continue reading

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CARE UPDATE: A Monk, A Dog, and an Axe

Drunk monk kills dog with an axe This story can be found on the CARE website. I post it because it happened in my city, and because it has the potential to be a ground breaking case in terms of South … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Starbucks’ Soy Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino is NOT Vegan

Starbucks to eliminate Cochineal Extract Recall the uproar last month? When customers discovered that Starbucks were using ground bugs as a colorant in their strawberry frappuccinos? Well good news. As a result of this outrage Starbucks have been forced to … Continue reading

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