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Sarah Taylor is the author of "Vegan in 30 Days" and "Vegetarian to Vegan" (to be released 2013.) She lectures around North America, and has been interviewed by numerous TV and Radio stations, including PBS and NPR. Sarah has a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and has worked as a motivational speaker for Joel Fuhrman, MD, author the NY Times Bestseller, "Eat to Live." She has been a devoted vegan since 2001.

Blog Entries by Sarah Taylor

Animal Transportation

Sarah Taylor | October 10, 11 at 01:51 PM | Animals

Read More: animal abuse, animal cruelty, animal transportation, vegan

Ever wondered how pork gets to Hawaii?  Me either.  But if you knew, you’d probably start writing letters to the local papers, as I recently found myself doing. Laurelee Blanchard, who runs the Leilani Farm Sanctuary in Maui is a...

Vegan Spanikopita

Sarah Taylor | September 30, 11 at 05:25 PM | Food, Health

Read More: Blossoming Lotus, Vegan, Vegan Spanikopita, Vegan World Fusion Cuisine

Vegan Spanikopita From the Vegan World Fusion Cuisine Cookbook As I bit into the vegan spanikopita at the Blossoming Lotus, I fell head over heels in love.  “If this is vegan, I could easily convert everyone I know!” I thought...

Why I Hate the Word "Vegan-ish"

Sarah Taylor | September 19, 11 at 11:36 PM | Health

Read More: vegan diet, vegan-ish, veganish

It was a great moment for vegans when we turned on the television and saw Kathy Freston on the Oprah Show touting the vegan diet.  With her beauty and poise, she made a great spokesperson for the vegan diet. However,...

The Vegan Craze

Sarah Taylor | September 7, 11 at 08:55 PM | Health

Read More: Bill Clinton vegan, Caldwell Esselstyn, Colin Campbell, Oprah vegan, Sanjay Gupta, Skinny Bitch, vegan

Well, it’s taken 9 years since I went vegan, but I’m officially no longer a freak:  The vegan diet has decidedly gone mainstream, and I couldn’t be more excited! It probably started when Skinny Bitch became a best-seller, convincing all...

Be Kind to Yourself

Sarah Taylor | September 1, 11 at 02:48 PM | Health

Read More: diet, dieting, vegan

I read in a recent blog where the author said she was “feeling like a fraud for struggling to take advice she’d offered in an article.” I can totally relate.  People assume that as a vegan author and speaker I...

Be Kind to Yourself

Sarah Taylor | September 1, 11 at 02:48 PM | Health

Read More: diet, dieting, vegan

I read in a recent blog where the author said she was “feeling like a fraud for struggling to take advice she’d offered in an article.” I can totally relate.  People assume that as a vegan author and speaker I...

The Spirituality of Veganism

Sarah Taylor | August 23, 11 at 04:53 PM | Health

Read More: Spirituality, Veganism

I love hearing people’s success stories about switching to a vegan diet … how they lost the weight that had chained them down for years, or overcame their battle with diabetes or cancer by turning to a whole-foods, plant-based diet....

The Spirituality of Veganism

Sarah Taylor | August 23, 11 at 04:53 PM | Health

Read More: Spirituality, Veganism

I love hearing people’s success stories about switching to a vegan diet … how they lost the weight that had chained them down for years, or overcame their battle with diabetes or cancer by turning to a whole-foods, plant-based diet....

The Carbon Footprint Game: Local Foods vs Beef and Dairy

Sarah Taylor | August 16, 11 at 08:18 AM | Green, Health

Read More: carbon footprint, vegan, vegan diet

Although Al Gore surprisingly “forgot” to mention the incredibly detrimental environmental effects of raising animals for meat and dairy products in his epic film, Inconvenient Truth, the word is starting to get out anyway.  It seems to me that more...

Veg*n Activism

Sarah Taylor | August 9, 11 at 03:24 PM | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: vegan, vegan activism, vegan volunteering

There are a few topics in our culture that get people mightily defensive about – religion, politics, and food.  Tell someone that we should/shouldn’t scrap the welfare system, and tempers will fly!  Suggest that there is/isn’t a god, and veins...

Food Attachments & Addictions

Sarah Taylor | August 3, 11 at 09:55 PM | Health

Read More: eating disorders, food addiction, vegan

The most common type of e-mail I receive is from people who seek advice about what clearly seems to be a food addiction (although they often don’t know it.)  The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines “Addiction” this way: “Addiction...

If You're Going to be a Vet, You Can't Eat Your Patients!!

Sarah Taylor | July 28, 11 at 12:47 PM | Animals, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: advice, advocacy, vegan

There are many things I love about my husband.  Besides being a loving, supportive, and funny man, he’s also smart, handsome and incredibly humble about it all.  With this humility, he isn’t likely to express his opinion very loudly, unless...

Why You Can't Seem to Quit Eating Cheese

Sarah Taylor | July 18, 11 at 09:54 PM | Health

Read More: cheese addiction, health, vegan

If you’re having a hard time going vegan because you just can’t seem to give up cheese, you’re not alone!  Many of us have felt the pull to cheese like a crack addict to crack.  In fact, you may even...

Tina Goes "Vegan in 30 Days!"

Sarah Taylor | July 8, 11 at 04:03 AM | Health

Read More: Vegan, vegan health, Vegan in 30 Days

Raspberry lemonade does NOT count as two servings of fruit and caramel corn does NOT count as a serving of vegetables!!  If you love a good laugh, read Tina's Blog as she goes “Vegan in 30 Days.”  Modeled after my book,...

I'd Like to be Vegan ... But I Just Can't Give Up Dairy!

Sarah Taylor | June 29, 11 at 09:28 PM | Food

Read More: dairy, dairy substitutes, switching from vegetarian to vegan, vegan, vegetarian

After I give a lecture, the number one comment people make to me is, “I’ve been vegetarian for years, but I just can’t seem to give up dairy!”  If this sounds like you, read on.    I always joke that,...

Eggs - What's the Big Deal?

Sarah Taylor | June 18, 11 at 08:22 AM | Animals, Health

Read More: Chicken, dairy substitutes, Eggs, Vegan, Vegan health

Those of you who know my story know that I, like many of you, went vegan overnight after reading John Robbin’s book, Diet for a New America.  As an animal lover, my husband knows to pull the car over instantly...

Be Prepared!

Sarah Taylor | June 6, 11 at 02:26 PM | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan diet, vegan food, vegan health

I think the biggest challenge to being successful at adopting the vegan diet is simply learning how to be prepared.  Most people who try the vegan diet are indeed motivated – lack of motivation is not why they fail; they...

Maui - The Vegan Capital of the World!

Sarah Taylor | May 31, 11 at 08:47 AM | Food

Read More: Hawaii, Maui, Vegan, Vegan Food, Vegan Health, Vegan Restaurants

I just returned from Maui, where we bought some property earlier this year.  I have always yearned for a place on Maui, but had just assumed that if we ever bought a place, it would be a small condo somewhere...

Vegan Athletes

Sarah Taylor | May 19, 11 at 06:42 PM | Health

Read More: health, vegan, vegan athletes, vegan diet

I have had a rash of questions lately about how to use the vegan diet to optimize athletic performance.  While I have race-walked marathons and played competitive tennis as a vegan, I have never paid particular attention to my diet...

Quick & Easy Meals

Sarah Taylor | May 11, 11 at 09:25 AM | Food

Read More: healthy eating, Healthy food, vegan children, Vegan Recipes

If you are a busy person or can’t stand spending your time in the kitchen, you always appreciate a really quick meal.  One of the easiest I’ve found is lettuce wraps. To make a lettuce wrap, you simply buy romaine...