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The word vegetarian doesn't just define a diet—it's a way of living in the world. Read about these restaurants, chefs, cookbooks, and veg-friendly travel destinations to expand and enhance your vegetarian life.

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Several readers pointed out that our recent story “Can Dogs and Cats Go Vegetarian?” seemed to advocate feeding cats a vegetarian or vegan diet.

There’s an unfortunate misconception that traveling as a vegan is difficult - making vegans feel that they can’t travel (and also causing many travelers to feel they can’t go vegan even though they want to, which I’ve heard many times). However, it’s not difficult to travel as a vegan, once you know a few tips and tricks. You’ll get to explore a side of local culture that few get to see and meet vegans around the world.

Here are 8 tips to make vegan travel not only easy, but enjoyable:

The designers showcased here are all committed to making practical-yet-chic accessories with no animal products.

Want to walk the talk, and look stylish, too? You can with any of these handbags. The designers showcased here are all committed to making practical-yet-chic accessories with no animal products. Instead they use glazed fabrics, waxed canvas, and synthetic materials to create durable handbags that any animal-lover with an eye for style can carry in good conscience.

Traveling can take a toll on your weight-loss goals: you're often eating on the run, indulging in local cuisine, and struggling to maintain your normal routine.

We asked the instructor for our popular 6 Weeks to Plant Powered Weight Loss online course to give us her best tips for keeping up with healthful eating around the holidays. Besides these tips, check out

Sara’s 80-plus healthful, easy-to-make recipes from the course.  

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How to keep the peace between the omnivores and vegetarians at your holiday table

Michael Anthony—Executive Chef of Gramercy Tavern

Michael Anthony—Executive Chef of Gramercy Tavern in New York City, James Beard Outstanding Chef of 2015 and author of V is for Vegetables—took a time out from the kitchen to chat with VT about making vegetable-centered meals, the one cooking skill all vegetable-lovers should master, how to vegify cookbook recipes, and more.  

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We want to know: What vegetarian ingredient are you most thankful for? 

Share your comment below, and see what others have to say. 

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