VegNews Daily

Famous Las Vegas Chef Talks Vegan in LA Weekly

The former executive chef of Wazuzu in Las Vegas’s Encore hotel offers advice on meat-free cooking.

Chef Jet Tila was recently spotlighted on LA Weekly’s blog, discussing his personal connection to health and diet and offering up suggestions for vegan kitchen staples. Tila recalls growing up with vegetable-focused meals, where rice took up nearly a third of his plate and vegetables made up more than half. When he fell into a fast food diet, he realized the impact food had on his health: “I started coming back to the way we [used to] eat everyday, and I lost 80 pounds … I’ve ridden a roller coaster and it’s directly tied to diet.” Tila, who was the executive chef of Wazuzu in Steve Wynn’s Encore resort, suggests having frozen fried tofu, Thai soybean sauce, grains, and legumes around for a quick, balanced meal.

 

Photo via LA Weekly

Waka Flocka Flame Responds to Questions on Veganism

Rapper participated in Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" series to answer questions about his decision to go vegan.
Read More »

The Walking Dead’s “Magic” Tiger Earns Vegan Award

Upcoming seventh season of today's most-watched TV show employs futuristic technology to bring Shiva the tiger to life, eschewing exploitative use of live animals.
Read More »

“Mark It Vegan” Campaign Seeks Clear Product Labeling

Animal Aid wants UK supermarkets to put a “suitable for vegans” logo or symbol on their animal-free foods.
Read More »

Vegan Restaurant Opens in Former Real Food Daily Space

Los Angeles continues to welcome new plant-based options with newly opened Erven in Santa Monica.
Read More »

Vegan Art Exhibition Showing at London Gallery

Kabaret@Karamel’s “ANIMUS” features works by internationally celebrated vegan visual artists.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »