Vegan In Vegas May21

Vegan In Vegas

There are many things that come to mind when I think of Las Vegas.  Rarely do I think of good vegetarian food.  It wasn’t until I read an article about highly successful vegans that I discovered that Steve Wynn — owner of the famous Wynn Resort in Las Vegas– was vegan and served vegan food in his hotels. My travels rarely take me to Vegas.  There is so much there that is bothersome and degrading to the mind and spirit, that I find very few reasons for wanting to visit.  Sometimes, as I child, our family stayed over for a day or two when heading to the Grand Canyon or when my brother and I accompanied my dad on work-related trips.  On occasional road trips from California to Michigan, I drove through, but never stopped.  However, recently, on a trip out west: Judy, the boys, and I met my side of the family in Vegas for a Mother’s Day get-together.  We took some extra time to visit some top veggie-friendly restaurants and compare the creative approaches of the nation’s best chefs with Adventist Cuisine. With little time and money to spend in Vegas, I was trying to figure out the best approach of maximizing both.  Thankfully, I came across a blog by Las Vegas vegan expert Paul Graham.  I emailed Paul to get advice on places to go, places not to go, and anything else that would be helpful in making decisions on where to eat.  He replied with two emails, allowed me to drop his name at key places, and led me to some of the best places to eat.  I’m planning on purchasing his book. Although this adventure had fun components, I was very serious about trying to learn more about the role...

Reinventing Adventist Cuisine: The Hot Dog Mar06

Reinventing Adventist Cuisine: The Hot Dog

Adventists have tried for years to impact the world. First of all, with our message, arguably the MOST important contribution of Adventism (Read Revelation 14). But, we also want to impact society with our FOOD. In this endeavor, we lag FAR behind. The New Agers, Buddhists, Hippies–in my opinion, they’re one or two notches above our game. We believe this needs to change. Now. And we can have fun doing it too because Adventists should be happy people, enjoying life while making God our Center. Before you watch the video below, be sure to read Amy Sheppard’s blog. Or, you can read it after. It’s the inspiration behind our wonderful evening. Enjoy! (p.s. click & watch in...