Vegan Essentials: October

Anti-microbial lip balm from LaRocca, with no animal-derived ingredients, no parabens, just an extra cold-and-flu blocking boost. We might need all the help we can get this season. I can't vouch for this stuff yet, but lipcare is important. So is reassurance. Vegan boots, prepared many ways: Riding, lace-up bootie, OTK, or chocolate vegan suede. Faux nappa leather chelsea boot?...

Gluten-free Peanut Butter & Johnny

This weekend I tried the Johnnycakes recipe from the BabyCakes cookbook. They were a cross between a cornmeal biscuit and a cookie, very crumbly with a nice sprinkle of sea salt on top and a drizzle of agave for that salty/sweet quest. They were a welcome change for breakfast. The "peanut butta caramel crispy" from North Port Fishington Cookie Factory...

The Most Extravagant Veggie Wrap in Philadelphia?

At the Four Seasons in Prague, everything we ordered from the restaurant or bar was in Czech korunas. We still did the math, but ended up cringing every time. A rare espresso ended up costing $36 (It had passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet, which is questionable on the animal-friendly front, but I have yet...