Member Articles

Not So Happy Eggs: Humane Myth of Backyard Chickens

Most of us know about the cruelty of factory farming in the egg industry -- Chickens are crammed into small wire cages where they are unable to move around, their beaks are cut without anesthesia so they don't peck at each other from being stressed, they're sent to...

Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen – Northside Gem

The Experience The first time I had the opportunity to enjoy Habiba’s Ethiopian food was through My Luck Tummy. Those who are not familiar, My Lucky Tummy is a pop-up food court that hosts Refugees and New Americans in Syracuse as guest chefs, bringing more flavor to...

Earth Mix – A Superfood Formula by Vibrational Elixirs

The other day, I had a chance to sit down with Mike Russo to talk about his business, Vibrational Elixirs. As a long-time fan of Vibrational Elixirs’ Earth Mix products, I was curious to learn more about how the business came to be. Mike, whom I’d met at various vegan...

Horse Racing

As a child, I was taken once to a race track.  I loved the beautiful horses.  Only as an adult did I learn about the cruelty and death caused by racing horses. Patrick Battuello’s website horseracingwrongs.com  provides a wealth of information.  For example, he...

Half Moon Bakery and Bistro – Jamesville

Half-Moon Bakery and Bistro in Jamesville first caught my attention on Instagram with their beautiful photos. Their colorful cakes are available in several sizes and vegan or not (some in the case each week, but most are special orders). They are decorated with...

Peppino’s Neapolitan – Pizza Syracuse

If you have ever mentioned veganism to anyone who isn’t vegan, one of the most common responses you might hear is “oh, wow.... but pizza is one of the greatest pleasures in life!” They aren’t wrong, and luckily the pizza gods blessed the vegans in Syracuse with the...