Each year at Passover, I make a seder for my son Noah. We are both vegan and follow a plant-based diet because we love animals. How does it make sense to exploit and eat animals that have been oppressed and held captive for a holiday celebrating freedom?
Miriam Porter is an award-winning Canadian journalist with thousands of published articles. She writes about travel, social justice issues, and veganism. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Eater, Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s Travel, Ensemble Magazine, Mental Floss, Yahoo, Grok Nation,The Toronto Star, Today’s Parent Magazine, WestJet Magazine, Sierra Magazine, and many more. She has lived in New York City and Los Angeles and currently resides in Toronto with her son and many rescued furry friends. She speaks up for those that have no voice. She can be found at www.miriamporter.ca and on Instagram and Twitter.
Peoria is tucked away between Phoenix and Lake Pleasant and surrounded by rugged cactus and the Sonoran desert's breathtaking mountains. But despite being secluded there is plenty to do when traveling with kids. It was Noah's first time in the desert so of course we took endless smiling selfies with every unsuspecting cactus we encountered.
03/23/2017 05:43 EDT
Factory farming has been linked to huge environmental issues for years and now it's being played out issue by issue in an Ontario courtroom, all because a woman showed compassion towards pigs. So, think about it. Who is really on trial here?
10/06/2016 01:09 EDT
lust because I am vegan doesn't mean I like cooking. I want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. In fact, if I was super rich I would hire a vegan chef to cook all the meals I make for myself and my son Noah, age 10. Therefore my dinners require very little ingredients and not a lot of preparation or cook time.
06/27/2016 05:23 EDT
Unfortunately there are officially no Canadian NHL teams in the playoffs this season. But that doesn't mean children across Canada didn't have a great time playing our national sport. And hey, there's always next year. Here are six things I learned from being a hockey mom.
03/31/2016 05:54 EDT
According to the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Toronto is home to Canada's largest Jewish population with approximately 200,000 Jews living in the Greater Toronto Area. If you want to be immersed in unique Jewish culture and explore all that Jewish Toronto has to offer, pack your bags and come on down!
03/01/2016 12:09 EST
Disney World's Magic Kingdom is so much more than attractions, rides, entertainment, activities, shopping, and food, -- it's about believing in the power of dreams and "taking the dream with you wherever you may go."
12/14/2015 01:50 EST
(There are Cow Save Vigils too!) The first pig vigil I attended was in Toronto. It was a chilly spring Sunday morning when
09/29/2015 04:59 EDT
Photo taken atWindJammer Landing, a resort with beautiful private hillside villas, stunning views, and incredible snorkeling
08/04/2015 02:38 EDT
My son Noah and I live a vegan lifestyle. That's different from following a vegan diet -- although both are great! In fact, whatever you do that helps the environment, animals, humans or the earth is pretty awesome. For us, veganism extends past the plant-based food on our plate.
06/23/2015 06:06 EDT
Nassau Bahamas is one of those destinations you want to return to again and again. It's my third time visiting the island and the second time going with my son Noah, age nine. I carefully plan our itinerary to maximize our four-night stay -- one adventure per day! It's the perfect destination for an extended long weekend.
05/25/2015 07:43 EDT
March 5 was a good day for elephants. Not the elephants roaming free in their natural habitat -- for those elephants every day is a good day. I am referring to 43 Asian elephants that Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus keeps in chains. These cruel acts will be a thing of the past starting in 2018.
05/08/2015 05:12 EDT
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