Recipes and Features by Ashlee Cartwright

2018 Family-Friendly VegFests

By Ashlee Cartwright on March 16, 2018

Did you know that the Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair in 1985 is believed to be the first modern-day VegFest? Now hundreds of VegFests take place throughout the world. Attending a VegFest is a great way to sample yummy food, meet […]

GV 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

By Ashlee Cartwright on November 24, 2017

It’s back – the Generation Veggie Holiday Gift Guide! Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the plant-powered kid or family in your life? You’re bound to find at least one item in our guide that will help you check […]

Vegan-at-Law: Recipes and Copyright Law

By Ashlee Cartwright on March 29, 2017

Recipes are very popular this time of year. I would venture to guess that recipe searches online hit an all-time high between Thanksgiving and Christmas. When you use or, more importantly, share a recipe you find online or in a […]

GV 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

By Ashlee Cartwright on December 13, 2016

Looking to buy a holiday gift for the vegan child or family in your life? No need to spend hours searching the Internet for the perfect gift. Check out the 2016 Generation Veggie Holiday Gift Guide! Most items are reasonably […]

Review of Santa’s First Vegan Christmas (Followed by Q&A Session with author Robin Raven)

By Ashlee Cartwright on December 1, 2016

I am one of those people who absolutely loves Christmas! I purchased tickets to Laurie Berkner’s Christmas concert in September, started Christmas shopping and scheduled our family Christmas picture in October, and now that November is here, I am happy to […]

Vegan-at-Law: Do Anti-Bullying Laws Protect My Veg Child?

By Ashlee Cartwright on October 14, 2016

Earlier this year, a New Jersey judge ruled in favor of a school district that disciplined an 11-year-old student for insulting a fellow 11-year-old student because he is a vegetarian. The basis for the discipline was the New Jersey anti-bullying […]

Surviving a Family Vacation in a Non-Vegan-Friendly Location

By Ashlee Cartwright on July 22, 2016

A few months ago, my college roommates and I decided that we needed to get together. It had been 7 years since I had seen one of them, and almost 3 years since I saw the other. The two of […]

2016 Family-Friendly VegFests

By Ashlee Cartwright on April 11, 2016

VegFests are the best! Attending a VegFest is a great way to sample yummy food (for free!), meet other vegetarians and vegans, and learn more about animal-friendly organizations and businesses. The majority of VegFests are also family-friendly, with many even […]

Vegan-at-Law: Five Breastfeeding Laws Everyone Should Know

By Ashlee Cartwright on March 23, 2016

Despite what some vegan antagonists may argue, breastfeeding is vegan. A human mother voluntarily providing her human child milk that she naturally produced for that child does not fall outside the bounds of what it means to be vegan. Those […]

Vegan-at-Law: Where is Humane Education Mandated by Law?

By Ashlee Cartwright on December 17, 2015

Are you aware that there are state laws requiring humane education be taught in your child’s school? The list of states is too short, in my opinion, but at least some states have recognized the importance of teaching our children […]

Harvest Couscous

By Ashlee Cartwright on November 19, 2015

This is my variation of Whole Foods’ Cranberry Couscous, which I love. When asked to make a side dish for Thanksgiving, this recipe came to mind. I simplified it so that everything can be done in one pot (after all, […]

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: My Happiest Place on Earth

By Ashlee Cartwright on October 5, 2015

When I was a child, if you had asked me to name my happiest place on earth, I would have replied, like millions of others, “Disney!” If you were to ask me that question today, without a doubt or second […]

Vegan-at-Law: Can My Child Refuse a Classroom Dissection Assignment?

By Ashlee Cartwright on September 29, 2015

Dissection. The word alone makes me cringe, never mind the actual act of dissection. Even before my more vocal animal advocate days, dissecting animals in the classroom didn’t sit well with me. In fact, refusing to dissect a frog in […]

Vegan-at-Law: Ag Gag Laws and What They Teach Our Children

By Ashlee Cartwright on August 11, 2015

It is sad, but true—there are now seven states that have “ag gag” laws in effect. The North Carolina legislature just recently voted to override the governor’s veto of an ag gag bill introduced this year. Ag gag, or anti-whistleblower, […]

Polenta with Black Beans and Peppers

By Ashlee Cartwright on August 3, 2015

This meal is one of my go-to weeknight meals. It is quick, easy, doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and you can have some fun plating the dish! Ingredients:1 package of polenta1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained) 1 […]