Member Articles

On the Amazon – A Rough Collection of Thoughts

A collection of pieces, information and thoughts on the most recent attention to the health of our Earth... On Reducing/Eliminating Products from Cows For those that have struggled with eliminating animal products from their lives for ethical reasons, the Amazon is a...

Mom’s Diner

I imagine I've walked by Mom's Diner-- the little place on the corner of Westcott and Harvard-- at least a thousand times. Mom's sits next to Recess Coffee, across the street from Alto Cinco and the Westcott Theater, right down the street from the Real Food Co-op,...

Navigating Easter as a Vegan

Holidays can be difficult to navigate as a vegan, especially if the majority of people at your celebrations are omnivores. So many of the big holidays revolve around a meal where meat is the featured dish, and Easter is no exception. With a little creativity and...

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...