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Contributor | Los Angeles, CA | Contactable via: hello@livekindly.com

Jill has spent more than a decade immersed in digital publishing and storytelling with a focus on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, ethics, health, and politics. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Medium, MTV, and the Village Voice.

The First Ever Vegan Cheesecake Competition Heads to New York City

New Yorkers are about to get a visit from the cheesecake gods. Vegan cheesecake, that is. On November 6th, The first ever vegan cheesecake completion, the Great Cheesecake Throwdown, will take place at St. Mark’s...
Give Thanks: Veggie Grill Just Launched a Loaded Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

Veggie Grill Just Launched a Loaded Vegan Thanksgiving Family Feast

Fast casual restaurant chain Veggie Grill, best known for its burgers, salads, and those delish bowls, says it’s making it easier than ever to go plant-based this Thanksgiving with the launch of its first...
What's the Deal With...a Vegan Seinfeld Restaurant in Scotland?

‘No Meat for You’ at This New Seinfeld-Inspired Vegan Cafe

You don’t have to be a Costanza to find “serenity now,” Seinfeld fans. Giddyup and get yourselves to Glasgow for the November opening of Serenity Now, the Seinfeld-inspired and totally vegan café. What’s the...

UK Supermarket Teams Up With Vegan Butcher to Meet Demand for Plant-Based Meat

The UK’s Waitrose supermarket chain says plant-based foods are in such high demand that it’s increasing its store space for vegetarian and vegan options by 35 percent. The expansion includes a partnership with The Vegetarian...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Speech Will Make You Cry (and Go Plant-Based)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the city all the feels this week when he addressed the news that 15 schools in Brooklyn were adopting the Meatless Monday campaign. Praising Brooklyn Borough President...
This Vegan Baby Food Company is Out to Change the Way Children Eat

This Vegan Baby Food Company is Out to Change the Way Kids Eat

What in the world are you supposed to feed your baby? Of course, the easy answer is breast milk. It’s best for baby – not only is it the perfect food, but it helps...
Lewis Hamilton Credits Vegan Diet For His Latest U.S Grand Prix Win

Lewis Hamilton Credits Vegan Diet For His Latest U.S Grand Prix Win

Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton says his secret to winning three major F1 titles, and being on the brink of the fourth, is his switch to a plant-based vegan diet. “I feel the best...

New Study Finds America’s Meat Addiction Strongly Linked With Rising Obesity Epidemic

New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the nation's obesity epidemic is spiraling out of control. According to the data, nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population is obese,...

Vegan Takeout Orders Reach an All-Time High, Says GrubHub

Vegan takeout orders increased 19 percent so far in 2017, says GrubHub, the nation’s leading takeout service platform. The data show that interest in plant-based and vegan foods are at an all-time high. The Meatless Monday...
This Startup Wants You to Make a Whole Lot of Vegan Nut Milk at Home

Introducing The World’s Best Vegan Nut Sacks for Homemade Plant Milk

If you’ve never made nut milk from scratch at home, you’re missing out on two things: First, the deliciousness of a homemade nondairy milk is not to be understated. It’s just off the charts...
This Vegan Coconut Yogurt is About to Be Available Everywhere (and Super Cheap!)

This Vegan Coconut Yogurt is About to Be Available Everywhere (and Super Cheap!)

While the nondairy milk sector is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds faster than conventional milk sales, which have been on the steady decline in recent decades, there’s another category in your supermarket...

Nude Alicia Silverstone Appears in Portland for Vegan Anti Wool Campaign

Actress, author, and activist Alicia Silverstone is turning heads in Oregon this week. The “Clueless” star is featured naked on a giant PETA billboard in Portland in an effort to bring awareness to the...
Plant-Based Comfort Food Pioneer Launches 14 New Vegan Meal Solutions

Plant-Based Comfort Food Brand Launches 14 Vegan Meals Including Bacon Mac n Cheese

Chicago-based Upton’s Naturals has been busy redefining plant-based comfort food for the last decade. And the self-funded team is showing no sign of slowing down as demonstrated by the company's launch of 14 new vegan...
A Cadbury Just Launched a Vegan Chocolate Bar Made With Avocado

Cadbury’s Descendant Just Launched a Vegan Avocado Chocolate Bar

Can’t seem to get enough avocado or chocolate in your life? Then the UK-based chocolate company Love Cocoa may be your dream come true. The chocolatier has recently launched a vegan chocolate bar featuring avocado. Love...
This Sushi Chain Just Increased Its Vegan Menu Options As Vegetarian Sales More Than Double

Itsu Sushi Increases Vegan Menu Options as Vegetarian Sales More Than Double

Is tofu the new tuna? If UK-based Japanese sushi chain Itsu is any indicator, it just might be. The chain says that since 2015 sales of plant-based dishes -- not just vegan sushi -- have...
'Remarkable Opportunities' in Vegan Market, Investors Say

Heart Disease Epidemic in Young People is Linked to Meat Consumption, New Research Finds

Risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease in young people ages 18-45 have increased significantly in the last two decades, despite a decline among older populations during the same time period, says a new study...

Former Google Director Joins Fight for Vegan Meat by Moving to Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods is continuing its disruption of the animal agriculture industry by adding a former Google HR Director, Marcella Butler, to its team. Butler, recently led the HR department for Opower, now part of Oracle,...
Vegan Festival Breaks Attendance Records in 3 Cities

International Vegan Food Festival Sets Attendance Record

Vegan website and event producer Ecorazzi is reporting that its third season of the Vegan Food & Drink Festival brought in more than 35,000 attendees at three events this year. The season kicked off with...
Leo Di Caprio’s Vegan Snack Brand HIPPEAS Receives Huge $10M Investment

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Vegan Snack Brand HIPPEAS Receives $10M Investment

Need proof that the plant-based diet is here to stay? Crunch on this: beans are the hottest snack trend. Yes, beans. HIPPEAS, the certified organic plant-based brand of extruded puffed chickpeas first drew attention when...
Are These Plant-Based Foods the Key to Preventing Diabetes?

Are These Vegan Foods the Key to Preventing Diabetes?

Plant-based foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids, like soybeans, walnuts, and avocados, may help to prevent the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, finds new research published in the recent issue of the Lancet Diabetes...

An Apple a Day… for Your Feet? Meet the Vegan Shoes Made From Apple...

Veerah, the leading luxury vegan shoe brand has just launched a new line of heels that bring new meaning to walking the plant-based talk. These vegan shoes are made from apple peels. Talk about...