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Melissa Bastian Patient Expert

New York, New York
Being vegan is a governing force in my life; I also find it quite enjoyable to live vegan in New York City! So enjoyable, in fact, that I write a whole blog about living the vegan life. It has its trials and tribulations, to be sure, but I have no doubt that it's the right choice for me both... Full Bio
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The Big Move. by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Hi friends! So, I probably should have mentioned this a while ago... I moved! Far, far away from New York City. Oh NYC, I will love you forever and ever, but you are no ... Read on »
Another Friday Morning in Queens by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I had to stand on the subway today, my last day at the office. A little farewell gift from the MTA. And yet, as I stood there staring out through the train's safety glass ... Read on »
The Conscious Case Against Another Foolish Article. by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Some of you may have gotten wind of an article posted a few days back on Ecosalon.com, entertainingly entitled " The Conscious Case Against Veganism ." In it, the author Abi ... Read on »
Officially Official. by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Yesterday, I gave notice at work. Because the decision has been made - mother I'm coming home. As of May first, New Orleans will once again be my home. At work, they are ... Read on »
Bake Sale! Moo Shoes! TODAY! by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Stop by Moo Shoes TODAY for a Valentines-themed bake sale benefiting Darwin Animal Doctors ! Who *doesn't* want to stock up on vegan baked goods while contributing to a ... Read on »
Eat a cookie for the Whales! (Bake Sale at Moo Shoes - 1/23!) by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan So let's see... vegan baked goods: check. Good cause: check. So I assume you'll be lined up at the door today promptly at 12:30? Yeah, I thought so! Moo Shoes is startin ... Read on »
From their islands to ours: a taste of Japan by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Just a few days ago, I had a question on a blog post from almost two years ago about where to get good Japanese eats here in NYC. Now, finding Japanese food in general is ... Read on »
Happy Christmas to all!! by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I'm happy to report that our Christmas feast was maybe even more successful than our Thanksgiving feast. We didn't get as crazy with it - we cooked enough for about eight ... Read on »
Sustainable fish sticks? I think not. by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Earlier this week I received a truly perplexing email. Rather than describe it to you, I think I really just need to give it to you whole Hi Melissa, I would like to in ... Read on »
Drumroll Please: The Full Thanksgiving Menu by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan This year, we didn't know exactly what we were serving until it came down to actually cooking yesterday morning. But the good news is that this turned out to be our best Th ... Read on »
A-tisket, A-tasket, a Mexican restaurant that actually has good vegan food! by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Just a word on Papacitos in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If you happen to pass by this "Mexican street food joint" on a Thursday or Saturday evening in the near future, there is ... Read on »
Moo Shoes! Tonight! Signing with Melisser Elliott, Urban Housewife! Vegan Girl's Guide to Life! by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I'm speaking in exclamation points! But I'm sure you see why. Tonight at 7pm I'll be swinging by Moo Shoes to meet Melisser Elliott and pick up a copy of her excellent n ... Read on »
Detox. by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan So a couple weeks ago I decided I needed to go through a(nother) cleanse - doing it for real this time, doing it right. I was not feeling well at all, and in fact felt somew ... Read on »
I think I have decided... by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia that I have too many blogs. Clearly I do not keep up with this one. I am going to leave it here, because maybe there is something in it that will be useful for someone who ... Read on »
Dear NYC, meet the Holton Farms CSA... a.k.a. your dream come true. by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Oh friends. Perhaps you're something like me. You *mean* to get down to the Union Square green market, you really do. But the crowds are INSANE, and it's really far fro ... Read on »
I still eat, I swear! Today I had a lovely gazpacho. by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Hello dear readers! Miss me? OK, so I know you're not *demanding* an explanation for my three-month-long absence, but I'm going to provide a bit of one anyway. The shor ... Read on »
I have measured out my life in fluid ounces... by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia You may be wondering why you haven't heard any more about my kidney stone troubles. As it turns out, it's actually pretty hard to write anything clever, entertaining, and i ... Read on »
Is it ever that simple? by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Well, OK. I have seven kidney stones. And instead of just having them blowed up and getting on with my life, I had to go get all scary ill and spend a bunch of time in the ... Read on »
Kidney Stones! by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Spent all day yesterday in the most gutwrenching, agonizing pain I have ever experienced. And kids, I have been in some pain. When the nurses at the ER finally heard about ... Read on »