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South Florida Prepares for Plant-Based Fun as VegFest Returns

By Suki Eleuterio

Veggie lovers of South Florida unite! For the second year in a row, South Florida VegFest will return to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, December 2nd at the War Memorial Auditorium on Federal Highway. The event runs from 12 to 6 p.m. and tickets are available online.


November Memories and Meaningful Moments

By Liz Sterling

It’s a momentary lapse in awareness, because we all know, Florida can feel like perpetual paradise. So when autumn and winter roll around, sometimes I knock myself on the head and say, “It’s 39 degrees this morning in Michigan, Liz. It’s getting cold up north.

Fitness by Larisa

Yoga and injuries

By Larisa Klein

The first and only time I seriously injured my back, I did too many reps with weights that were way too heavy. I gave myself two days and since the pain felt somewhat better, I figured I would do some yoga because that would surely make the whole thing go away.

Healthy Living

Brooklyn School Adopts Fully Meat Free Menu

The school is the first in Brooklyn to ditch meat altogether from its menu

By PBN Contributor

P.S.1 Bergen Elementary School has adopted a completely vegetarian menu, as part of a program which helps schools transition toward a plant-based diet. The decision to launch a meat-free menu was student-driven - therefore making the school the third public one in the city to switch to vegetarian food only.

Family Feature

Make Mealtime Meaningful for Families and Furry Friends

By Family Feature

Coming together for a shared meal is a simple yet important way for families to bond and create memories with one another. There’s no better time than right now to bring everyone together around the dinner table – including your four-legged friends – for a delicious, healthy meal.

Feature Articles

November is World Animal Hero Kids Month - Will You Celebrate?

By Susan Hargreaves

November is not only the month I get to enjoy the very best vegan Thanksgiving meal of mashed potatoes, stuffing, roast veggies, sage celebration roast and gravy made by the wife, it is also the month where Animal Hero Kids and teens are celebrated around the world.

Dog World with Tina

Blessings For Ollie

By Tina Valant-Siebelts

The people we spend our time and energy with can affect us - filling us, or draining our resources. Tragic news can also alter our mood. Those of us in animal rescue can be easily depleted, as we are bombarded with surrenders, injuries, hardship and cruelty cases.

Sports Feature

Sports and Politics no Stragers to Each Other

By Mark Tudino

Which is to say there are countless other episodes, both foreign and domestic, when the political realities of our world have migrated to the sports arena. What’s happening to the NFL is not unique and, eventually, this too shall pass. After it does, whatever your position, I hope we emulate the NHL after it concludes a playoff series, and we remember to shake hands with our opponents.

Restaurant Reviews

Pampa Gaucho

Sublime Fare that Embraces the Best of Brazilian Cuisine

By Arnold Leir

Everything served at Pampa Gaucho in Lighthouse Point is a delight - quality ingredients presented in an unpretentious professional way with a delightful Brazilian inspiration. The charming dining room is meticulously maintained with a full service bar at one end and a large buffet counter dominating the center.

Earth Talk Q & A

Dear Earth Talk:

Any tips for how to make my Thanksgiving greener and less wasteful this year?

By Earth Talk

Ah, Thanksgiving! For many of us, it’s the favorite holiday because it revolves around togetherness and inclusiveness and preparing and eating our favorite foods - and usually doesn’t include any overt commercialism.

On the Bright Side

Start Spreading the GNEWS

By Jonna Shutowick. M.S. Ed.

I know that there are problems in the world, and I don’t close my eyes to misery. But as with anything in life, balance is the key. So after learning about the latest tweets, and what’s new in the war on terror, and who is or isn’t running for President on any given day, I click over to a newsfeed of another stripe and read positive stories about my fellow human beings meeting challenges, finding solutions and making positive contributions in the world.

Recipe of the Month

Easy Mini Apple Pies

with Vanilla Whipped Cream

By Family Feature

As the holidays draw near, we all look forward to delicious food and creating memories with family and friends. It’s also a time to give back to those in need.

Recipe of the Month

Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe (Vegan)

By Staff Writer

For the pumpkin lovers out there, this soup is for you! It’s got simple flavors and the pumpkin really shines through. It’s healthy, totally vegan, and perfect for this fall weather. Of co

Recipe of the Month


with potatoes and eggs in garlic sauce

By Chef Maria Amado

This combination of broccoli with potatoes and eggs in garlic sauce is prepared in our family since the time of my grandmother. It is a delicious vegetarian recipe and is good too as a side to meat or chicken. You can prepare the garlic sauce in advance.

Life 101

For Householders, There’s no Place for OM

By Cary Bayer

Types of Mantras Another thing about mantras not at all widely known by many people who take Yoga classes and meditate casually is that there are specific mantras for worldly householders and specific mantras for renunciates, who live in ashrams and monasteries apart from typical worldly activity.

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