Friday, August 27, 2010

Walk for Farm Animals

By participating in the 2010 Chattanooga Walk, you will be joining Farm Sanctuary, celebrity trainer Bob Harper, and thousands of people throughout North America in the movement for change and making a big difference in the lives of suffering cows, pigs, chickens, and other farm animals.

The Walk will begin at 11 a.m. at Ross’ Landing on the riverfront, located at 100 Riverfront Parkway. The Walk will be 1.5 miles in length and dogs are welcome to come along!

Your $15 registration fee entitles you to our limited edition 2010 Walk t-shirt, designed by vegan fashion house Vaute Couture. To reserve your shirt, please make sure to register by August 29.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mellow Mushroom Vegan Options

NEW! at Mellow Mushroom Chattanooga

Baked tofu nuggets skewered with a teriaki & red pepper chili glaze with grilled cucumbers over mixed greens dressed in light sesame oil. $7 AND it's vegan!

And of course they have pizza with tofu, bbq tofu and sometimes tempeh. They need to up their pizza game with some Daiya vegan cheese though...just sayin.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vegan Chef Chloe Coscarelli WINS The Food Network's Cupcake Wars tv series


Absolutely no need to use eggs and dairy ever. Save yourself money and make vegan cupcakes. Deliciousness!

here's the winning recipe:
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Saturday, June 5, 2010


This just in from my awesome neighbor, Kenny:

Vegan Menu at Taco Mamacita!

They are located at 109 North Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Gonna have to try this one!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Daiya Daze

Greenlife now stocks Daiya! We have kinda been listening to the Daiya Vegan cheese buzz for a year now, but only recently found it locally. One of the big problems with previous vegan cheeses is that they don't melt or if they do melt they immediately turn to stone. Non-Dairy cheese sauces can be easily made at home, but what if you want pizza or quesadillas? Daiya Daiya Daiya !!! We have only tried the mozzarella so far and are happy to report HAPPINESS.

Friday, May 7, 2010


VEGAN: a compassionate way of living that seeks to avoid exploiting animals for any purpose. In dietary terms this means we don't eat animals, meat, chicken, pigs, fish, eggs, dairy products (milk or cheese), honey, or any foods derived from these. We also do not wear leather, wool, silk or other animal derived products.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tofu Loves You

welcoming our german friends to chattanooga!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Book Review

Just bought this book a couple of days ago and couldn't put it down. A truly insightful read! The title might suggest a heavy handed animal rights argument. I avoid such texts and images. I prefer not to look at car accidents and don't need those images in my head. This book has a different approach to the subject of eating animals though ---and no photographs. The author spent 3 years researching the industry, visiting farms and gathering both industry facts and firsthand knowledge. Foer befriended animal farmers and presents the face of animal farming: science, technology, family farms, and factories. Both sides of the arguments are presented. Foer almost immediately points out that he didn't begin writing this book about being vegan or going vegetarian. He had flirted with and tried vegetarianism over the years while also consuming animals in his diet. He began his research for the book after his first child was born. Having children put pressure on his conscience to know what he should feed his son, tell his son and why. When we think of farms, we might imagine a pasture, barn, animals roaming within a fenced area, a farmer, etc. Unfortunately, that model only accounts for less than 1 % of animal farming. The majority 99% is large warehouses, minimal regulations (for both sanitation & general conditions), and insane amounts of environmental pollution.

This book is for both vegetarians, vegans and omnivores alike. If you are going to eat meat, eggs, or dairy you really should read this book to make sure you are getting better products. Outside of the typical argument of "killing fellow creatures", this book gives interesting and in depth looks into free-range, cage-free, antibiotics, chemicals, etc. Everyone should want to know what they are putting into their bodies, right? I think most people just really don't want to know what is going on behind the scenes because if it is bad then it would weigh heavily on their conscience. Maybe it would be too inconvenient to change some of your eating habits? It is easy for us to ignore and push aside the facts taking whatever is given to us as safe for body and environment. Whether you are a committed carnivore, part-time meat/veg, or full-time vegan, we all need to take responsibility for what we are eating and where it is coming from. The main reason we don't hear about the dirty side of the business is primarily due to large companies funding secrecy and weak regulations. Next time you look at some packaging to avoid heavy sugar or carbs or should also take into consideration the product's farming methods and actually know what effects and chemicals are involved. This book definitely strengthens the argument for buying local!

The author, Jonathan Safran Foer is known for his novel Everything is Illuminated which was also adapted as a movie starring Elijah Wood. - Both book and film are highly recommended.

Thank you Jonathan!