VegNews Magazine Holiday 2020

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United States
4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
silver lining playbook

Together, we’ve weathered a global pandemic, a summer of devastating wildfires and hurricanes, an ever-evolving economic crisis, and political unrest in cities around the world. And we’re still here, fighting the good fight on behalf of our fellow humans, animals, and the environment. One big lesson 2020 has taught me is that we are resilient, and when we tap into our innate fortitude and optimism, we can look beyond our circumstances and envision a brighter tomorrow. It isn’t always easy, but with practice—and let’s face it: we’ve had a lot this year!—we will not only persevere, but thrive. Taking a cue from this special Holiday Issue’s “Happiness Manifesto” by award-winning writer Aurelia d’Andrea (p.44), I’m prioritizing self-care to celebrate surviving and, yes, thriving under less-than-ideal circumstances. Time in nature, yoga, and nourishing…

1 min
your say

“Got my first issue of @VegNews and I’m already looking forward to the next!”@cheryllpoe“Our summer reading has arrived! If you need us, we’ll be here by the pool.”@plantedtable“Perfect @VegNews delivery in the mail. Summertime can officially start!”@thegreenbeanvegan Tag your Instagram pics with #vegnews for a chance to be featured in the magazine! “Happy birthday to this old friend! I remember—at least 15 years ago—when I would see @VegNews on the grocery store rack, and it was like spotting an old friend in the midst of strangers. It would thrill me to proudly place my VegNews on the conveyor belt. It’s such a fantastic magazine!”@juliapennington@VegN‘ews is more than just a great lifestyle read with the scoop on awesome vegan products, recipes, and food. It’s a community!@vallythevegan“Loving the Summer Issue of @VegNews! The news…

1 min

ARUKA SANCHIR The Best Beers & Brats Outside of Berlin, p.68 Where I live: Los Angeles, CA Veg for: 3 years Must-have winter latte: Peppermint mocha with oat milk Favorite holiday cookie: I love them all, especially Danish butter cookies Dream winter getaway: Aruba for the sparkling beaches #1 vegan product of all time: Beyond Burger How I’m coping with 2020: Coffee, flowers, and wine JONI MARIE NEWMAN Home for the Holidays, p.52 Where I live: Long Beach, CA Veg for: 15 years Must-have winter latte: Soy nog latte Favorite holiday cookie: Chocolate chip with a sprinkle of sea salt Dream winter getaway: Palm Springs #1 vegan product of all time: Follow Your Heart Vegan Creamy Garlic Dressing How I’m coping with 2020: Reading, listening, and learning KIMBERLY SNYDER Ayurveda, Spice, & Everything Nice, p.80 Where I live: Topanga, CA Veg for: 12 years Must-have winter latte: Golden milk with fresh raw…

2 min
the end of meat

2020 HAS COMPLETELY changed how we live, connect, travel, and eat. As one of the most challenging years in recent history comes to a close, a bold new vision is on the horizon: a world without meat. While meat consumption has declined at a record pace, the market for plant-based foods has skyrocketed to a value of $5 billion—an increase of 29 percent since 2018. And though much still needs to be done before a future without eating animals can be fully realized, we’re closer than ever thanks to high-tech innovation, radical new legislation, and massive financial investments—all inching us closer to a meat-free future. Technology: In the world of tech, 3D printing and cell-based agriculture is poised to revolutionize our food system food. An initiative called Legendary Vish is making major…

5 min
playing chi cken

EL POLLO LOCO, the Mexican-style chain known for its grilled chicken, has added completely plant-based options to its menu in the form of the vegan-certified, Chickenless Pollo Taco and Burrito. The new options are reformulations of its previous vegetarian offerings (that were simmered in a sauce containing egg)—a move El Pollo Loco says it was motivated to make after vegans took to social media to lament the animal ingredient. Plant eaters, keep speaking out! KFC is betting on animal-free fare in 2020, conducting a sold-out test of its Beyond Meat fried chicken in 50 Southern California locations, launching meatless nuggets and burgers by Alpha Foods and Gardein in Hong Kong, and readying for a debut of 3D-printed slaughter-free nuggets in Russia. No official word yet on our suggestion to rebrand as…

8 min
everything’s coming up daisy

Gen X might know Daisy Fuentes best for her breakthrough TV spot as MTV’s first Latina VJ back in 1993, simultaneously hosting both MTV in English and MTV Internacional in Spanish. But before she was a lauded television star turned talk show host, Fuentes was a globetrotting little girl whose family moved from Cuba (where her dad was from) to Spain (where her mom was from) in order to escape the Castro regime. They ultimately settled in New Jersey where she started her young career by entering the world of modeling, which parlayed into a gig as the weather person for Spanish-language station Telemundo—which is precisely when MTV took notice of this rapidly rising star. Thirty years and 135 IMDB credits later, Fuentes, now 53 and chiller than ever, has a…