Veg Bloggy Awards


VegBloggyCIRCLE I joked around last year about how it was odd that The Veg Blog didn’t win a VegNews Veg Bloggy Award* based on the name alone.  Well, this year it did!  (It won, I mean.  I don’t think it was for the name alone.)  Along with 20 other great blogs, this humble l’il site will be featured in the July/August 2008 issue of VegNews, on newsstands in a few weeks.  SuperVegan has the scoop on the full list of winners.

Like Eric, I’m not sure exactly what VegNews said about the site, but I’m looking forward to seeing the issue and want to welcome all readers from VegNews.  If this is your first time here, let me point you to a few posts to get you started so you can get a feel for what I do around here:

My about page gives a good intro to who I am and how I transitioned to veganism.  I’ve been meaning to update it for a while now, but it’s not like any of it is untrue now.

Why Veganism Is Not Extreme
I got tired of hearing people claim that they could understand being vegetarian but that veganism was just “too extreme.”  I argue that it’s meat-eating that’s really extreme, because veganism explicitly opts out of the death and torture.

Why We Need to Rethink Welfare
My thoughts on why claiming welfare changes as “victories” is doing more to hurt the cause in the long-term.

On Fishing and Entitlement
When I hear someone say something like, “The fish just eat and eat and eat because there’s no one there to catch them” to their kid, I can’t just let it go.

Know Thy Enemy Week
As activists, we need to know more about who we’re working against.  This 5-part series takes a shot at it.

I love the fact that there are enough veg-themed blogs out there that they’re able to choose 21 without any trouble.  Thanks to VegNews for the award and congrats to all of the other great sites mentioned.

* Though they told me that this was the “First Annual Veg Bloggy Awards,” I could swear they did something like this a year or so ago with the same name…

Three Reasons Why Miso Rules the Planet


Sometimes miso gets overlooked.  That’s sad.  Because miso rules the planet, and here’s why:

  1. Forget chicken soup, miso rules when you’re feeling under the weather.  And it doesn’t require dead chickens.
  2. Eating miso will ensure you survive the fallout from a nuclear attack.  You can share some with the cockroaches.  (Yeah, so maybe this is overstated a tad.)
  3. Refrigerated miso has no expiration!

Here’s an introduction from NPR to the world’s greatest fermented soybean paste, our beloved miso.