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Ellen DeGeneres Portia de Rossi Chef Roberto Martin

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 in Chefs, Food & Drink, Videos.

Ever wonder what the story is behind the man who makes Ellen DeGeneres‘ vegan tacos, roast and pot pie?

Roberto Martin is the kind of man every woman wants–because he knows how to cook a good veg meal!

Martin, the youngest of 15 children, originally wanted to dice the Obamas and Gores of the world instead of onions.

He studied political science at Cal State Fullerton.

He later studied at the Culinary Institute of America and found himself cooking for celebrities shortly thereafter.

Cooking for a family with a diabetic child was Martin’s motivation to switch to plant based cooking.

“Now that I cook exclusively vegan meals for Ellen and Portia, I’ve learned that the variety of experiences in my life has helped me along the way,” Martin says on Ellen’s website. “I know what it’s like to change your habits, to remove animal protein from your diet, and I plan on sharing my experience with you. Even if you start with just one meal a week, you can learn to cook healthy and delicious vegan meals without having to make a big change.”

In case you’ve forgotten how good Martin does his thing, watch the clip showing him demonstrating a vegan pot pie.

And grab some of his other recipe ideas here.

via scouseveg

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Mario PETA Anti Fur “Ink Not Mink” Ad (Photo)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 in Fur, Male Singers, Videos.

Mario Ink Not Mink Anti Fur PETA Ad

Mario Ink Not Mink Anti Fur PETA Ad

Now, things are getting back to normal.

After an anti-fur ad featuring the ladies covered up, PETA is finally getting back to its roots by featuring R & B singer Mario baring his pecs to encourage the ladies (and anyone else who likes a chiseled bod) to not wear fur.

“I’ve been offered deals to wear fur…I’ve been offered [deals] from different fur companies to wear their fur for tour on stage,” Mario says in the video below.

Thank goodness he chose to take PETA’s offer to promote fur free attire instead!

Find out more about Mario at peta2.com

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Sea Shepherd Paul Watson Poster By Shepherd Fairey

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 in Animal Issues, Merchandise, Pop Culture.

Paul Watson Poster by Shepherd Fairey

Paul Watson Poster by Shepherd Fairey

If you hang the shirtless picture of Robert Pattinson or the bikini clad Pamela Anderson on your wall, you’ll need to make room for one eco dreamboat-Whale Wars star and Sea Shepherd captain Paul Watson.

Brought to you by the same artist who drew the Obama portraits, Shepherd Fairey, the posters can be purchased online from obeygiant.com.

For $55, fans can get the 18 x24 inch creation signed by Watson himself.

Hang it across from the bed and go to sleep with sweet visions of saving whales by bombing the enemy with rancid butter bombs.

via supervegan.com

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Oprah, Tyra, Obama, Underwood–Fur Free Fabulous DC Metro Gals

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 in Fur.

DC Fur Free Metro PETA Ad

DC Fur Free Metro PETA Ad

PETA has a new anti-fur poster that was unveiled at Washington, D.C. Metro stops today featuring Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Tyra Banks and Carrie Underwood.

Amazingly, this ad comes with all celebrities wearing their clothing.

And way to go for having one veggie in the group!

Public transportation is the environmentally friendly way to travel, but during December the cold weather can scare even the most enthusiastic tree hugger away from the bus stop and into the car.

Let’s hope this ad reminds the bravest to have compassion for the animals as well as the earth.

And that Tyra stops thinking pork makes vegetables taste better.

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Meatless Mouthful: Sandra Bernhard Reading List

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 in Comedians, Meatless Mouthful.

The Cinema Society Hosts A Screening Of "Precious" - After Party

“A couple of books. The new Philip Roth called The Humbling and I’m reading a book a friend of mine wrote her experiences with surrogacy called Standing in Two Places. Her name is Ashley Dyson. I’m reading another book called Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.”

—-Sandra Bernhard, on her current reading list, during an interview with autostraddle.com.

Eating Animals made Natalie Portman go vegan. Sandra has expressed an interest in getting there. Will Foer‘s book be the push Sandra needs?

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Annie Duke Flirting With Veggies?

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 in Athletes-Games-Sports, Celebrity Tweets, Food & Drink.

All In For Wishes Celebrity Poker Tournament For Make-A-Wish Foundation

Annie Duke‘s mail order company My Mixed Nuts features gummy bears without the gelatin, sunny bears.

However, Annie has recently announced to her Twitter followers that she’s not vegetarian..right before she announced she was getting some love from a vegan soup.

“Lunch at Mani’s…Yummy curry cauliflower and chickpea soup. Vegan :)”

Your average burger lover usually doesn’t Tweet about cauliflowers and chickpeas.

Has Annie joined the club of flexitarians or part time vegetarians?

Is she a fish eating veggie?

Or does she just want to kick vegan Daniel Negreanu‘s butt at the poker table, edamame present or not.

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20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - New York City

Oh, to be the best friend of Jane Velez-Mitchell, who sent her favorite people some chocolate without the butter, milk and or egg.

“Sent vegan Chocolates to the Atlanta crew for Xmas – so far they’re getting rave reviews!”

Unfortunately, not everyone works with Jane and the rest of vegans are left to fend for themselves when the cravings attack.

Instead of giving in to Snickers or the closest available piece of candy you’ll gobble down so fast you’ll forget you’re cheating, invest a little time in learning some brands of vegan chocolates.

There are brands you might not suspect to be vegan, like Trader Joe’s chocolate chips or some of Newman’s Own Chocolate Bars.

Other brands specifically market themselves as vegan like Endangered Species Dark Chocolate or Plamill Organic Vegan Chocolate.

Raiding Jane’s candy jar hidden in her file cabinet would probably be a great place too, but most of us will never experience that option.

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Real Food Daily Keeps Tobey Maguire, LA Celebrities Happy

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 in Business, Food & Drink, Restaurants.

**EXCLISUVE** Tobey Maguire spends some quality time with daughter Ruby Sweetheart and a friend in LA

Vegetarians and meat eaters can get along and even eat together, so says Lauren Harb at the Huffington Post.

Harb reviewed several restaurants in the Los Angeles area that ranged from totally vegan to meat dominant with recessive veggie features.

Real Food Daily, a vegan food mecca, made the list to make everyone happy in mixed company.

“OK, I’ll be honest. Most meat-eaters aren’t dying to eat vegan cheese or meat substitutes when they can have the real thing. But it is with extreme confidence that I promise you, no matter what your diet will or won’t allow, you want to eat their Not-chos. More often than you probably should. And yes, you want to add the tofu taco mix. No, you won’t know the difference from the real thing.”

Besides Not-chos and tofu tacos, RFD is the place to get a glimpse of numerous LA celebs like Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Berkley, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr and even meat loving country cutie Brad Paisley.

Is there an LA restaurant on Harb’s list that keeps you happy?

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