Anne Dinshah

Veganism Beyond the Plate

Cute sheep and lamb

Many people who consider going vegan are more familiar with the food and cooking aspect, and indeed, plant-based cookbooks and delicious recipes can be found easily. But less widely discussed are the other aspects of being truly vegan — discontinuing the use of all animal products, as well as practices that exploit animals. Detailed below are ways to avoid using these kinds of goods and participating in certain activities. This excerpt is from Powerful Vegan Messages by H. Jay Dinshah and Anne Dinshah @2014 by The American Vegan Society, reprinted with permission. Also available from The American Vegan Society. Photo courtesy of Julia Mcc. more→

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Plant-Based, Plant-Sourced, Plant Strong ™, Total Vegetarian, or Vegan?

Healthy Plant-Based Pantry Foods

Language is more powerful than we realize when it comes to affecting social change. This post details all the various ways that have emerged to convey the concept of “vegan.” Excerpted from Powerful Vegan Messages by H. Jay Dinshah and Anne Dinshah @2014 by The American Vegan Society, reprinted with permission. Also available from The American Vegan Society. more→

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Vegan Issues to Discuss for a Long-term Relationship

Colorful fruits and veggies

When you’re about to take your relationship to the next level, and one of the two partners is a vegan, here are some questions to ask as you’re considering a long-term union:

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You’re Vegan, He or She Isn’t: Desirable Qualities in a Potential Partner

Dating Vegans by Anne DinshahExcerpted from Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships* by Anne Dinshah. Published by American Vegan Society, © 2012. Reprinted by permission.

The desirable qualities of people we like to date are those characteristics that make them appealing to us. For a growing number of people, being vegan tops that list. Everyone has the potential to be a vegan; most people just do not know that yet. more→

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Extra Tasty Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes in baskets at farmer's market

This terrific alternative to the classic mashed potatoes with peas on the side eliminates chasing peas around the plate. Leftovers, if there are any, are good in other recipes such as Potato Balls, Dave’s Stuffed Mushrooms, or they can be fried for breakfast. Excerpted from Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationshipsby Anne Dinshah. Published by American Vegan Society, © 2012. Reprinted by permission. more→

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Couscous Curry-osity

Couscous raw

This simple butternut squash and potato dish is a fusion of Asian and Indian flavors. Contributed by Anne Dinshah, from Healthy Hearty Helpings,* ©1999, published by American Vegan Society.
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