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  • Snickerdoodles! (vegan + gluten-free)

    Oh She Glows
    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Meet my favourite holiday cookie of 2014 – the vegan and gluten-free Snickerdoodle! I’ve been testing all kinds of Christmas cookies this year and I decided to pick the best of the bunch and share that recipe with you before the holidays. The humble-looking Snickerdoodle doesn’t get enough respect in my opinion; it’s often overshadowed by spicy gingerbread, decorated sugar cookies, and fancy flavoured shortbread, but I think that needs to end today! My favourite kind of Snickerdoodle is chewy with a crisp edge, craggy/textured/crinkly, and of course, rolled in cinnamon sugar. Oh…
  • Making Your Home More Pet Friendly

    An Animal Friendly Life
    ananimal
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    Great article with some tips that I am going to take advantage of with my pets – starting with slipcovering my new sofa!  Having a pet friendly home is, in my opinion, the first step to a happy home life with you and your pets. Tile floor is a shade that will camouflage dog hair from Emily and… When Mary Ellen and Dan Shook set out to design their custom home in Boerne in 2006, they knew it had to be dog-friendly for the chow chows they breed and show. See full story on expressnews.com Image courtesy of expressnews.com
  • What To Get The Cook???

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    Convenient Vegan
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    You may have some cooks on your Christmas list. Maybe you are a cook yourself. Several vegan cookbooks have hit the shelves lately, and we are having a look at five of them. Disclosure: I received Decadent, Gluten-Free Baking and OATrageous Oatmeals free from the publisher in return for a review. I purchased the remaining books. In no particular order: OATrageous Oatmeals.  Many years ago, before I went vegan, I obtained a copy of a small booklet of recipes featuring oatmeal. It was published by Quaker Oats, as you might expect. That booklet got a lot of use. It explored the world of…
  • Top 10 Healthy Holiday Smoothie Recipes

    Incredible Smoothies
    Tracy Russell
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    The holidays are notorious for sugary treats. From the office Christmas party to the family cookie exchange, everyone loves to bake and share their favorite creations. And there’s nothing wrong with allowing yourself a little indulgence once in a while. My mom makes the best vanilla fudge, and even I enjoy it once a year. However, things can get out of hand during the holidays. Diets get tossed aside, pants get tight, and that “blarg” feeling hits an all-time high (along with the guilt). Instead of beating yourself up over all of the holiday treats you’re indulging in…
  • Nuts and Avocados

    Vegan Heart Doc
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Last week, I attended the annual meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  Not only was it an opportunity to hear some of my favorite speakers, but I had the chance to meet plenty of like-minded medical professionals, who like me feel that medicine is more than just a handful of pills. One of my plant-based heroes, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, presented at the first morning of the conference.  His work has demonstrated that not only can people adhere to a whole-food plant-based diet, but that when they do amazing things can…
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  • O Olive Oil

    Lane
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a small spoonful of dukkah (you […]
  • Non Vegan Beer

    Lane
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    MANY years ago, I wrote that many beers are not vegan because of a very old process, called isinglass where fish innards are used to process beer. Just surfing the net, I stumbled upon an article from last year in Smithsonian discussing this. So just as a reminder:   Guinness sells about 10 million pints […]
  • Thanksgiving

    Lane
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Thanksgiving has always been a special day in our house. Once we became vegan, our menu was mostly the same, simply veganized and minus the turkey. Over the years we've tried a wide variety of turkey substitutes, but our absolute favorite is the Gardein Holiday Roast. It is supposed to serve 8, but even though […]
  • Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder

    Lane
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    A few years ago I developed an intolerance to the caffeine in iced tea. I would become jittery and edgy after lunch. Finally, it occurred to me that I could no longer tolerate the iced tea I always drank. So I switched to green tea iced tea, when it was available and water or lemonade […]
  • Vegetarian Thanksgiving: A Squash Main Course

    Lane
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    When Maria Marlowe, a New York resident, switched to a vegan diet eight years ago for health reasons, she tried to persuade her family to do the same. “When someone converts to vegan eating they preach a lot, and I preached,” she said. “I was like the food police. I made people feel uncomfortable. It […]
 
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  • Unilever Drops “Just Mayo” Lawsuit

    erikmarcus
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The most stupid lawsuit in the entire history of stupid lawsuits has just been dropped, thanks in no small part to the litigators realizing that it was, well, a stupid lawsuit with zero chance of success. Mayo giant Unilever, which owns the Hellman’s and Best Foods brands, has dropped its lawsuit against Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo, just one day after the small startup announced it had attracted another $90 million in financing. Unilever filed the lawsuit against Hampton Creek for violating truth-in-labeling laws, since there is an obscure 1957 FDA regulation specifying that…
  • DIY Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas

    Michelle Cehn
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Finding the perfect gift for a friend can be challenging, so here are a few ideas that you can make yourself and customize to suit your friends’ tastes. The secret ingredients? Mason jars packed with your favorite vegan things! 1. Snack Lovers’ Jar Pack a large mason jar full of your favorite vegan treats like chocolate, gelatin-free gummies, macaroons, Cocomels, and more. Perfect for all the snackaholics in your life! 2. Pampering in a Jar This is for the friend who had a tough year and needs a break. Pack an extra-large mason jar with your favorite cruelty-free spa products,…
  • DIY Festive Vegan Holiday Tags

    Michelle Cehn
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    The holidays present a special opportunity to share a compassionate message with friends and family. From giving vegan cookbooks or other cruelty-free holiday gifts to sharing vegan cupcakes with loved ones, there is no shortage of upbeat ways to spread compassion. Here’s easy and fun craft idea that you can pull together in under an hour for just a few dollars—candy canes with a message! We’ve created compassionate holiday tags that you can print, cut, hole punch, and tie to candy canes with festive ribbon. Once you’ve made your candy canes, drop them at the doorstep of…
  • McDonald’s Jolted by Huge Sales Drop

    erikmarcus
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Just five weeks ago, I wrote an article titled, “Healthy Competitors Grab Market Share from McDonald’s.” The piece suggested that McDonald’s will likely be in a world of hurt if they don’t quickly innovate more healthful, plant-based menu items. I wrote: From a business perspective, it undoubtedly once made sense for McDonald’s to err on the side of staying conservative and resisting radical menu change. But now, as an excellent Los Angeles Times article makes clear, it’s now undeniable that McDonald’s has dragged its feet for too long and that a…
  • Governor Christie Fails New Jersey (And Pigs)

    Michelle Cehn
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    For the second time in the past few weeks, Jon Stewart has once again called out Governor Chris Christie for standing in the way of banning one of the cruelest practices in factory farming—all for the slight chance of political gain. Last week Governor Christie vetoed a massively popular bill that would have outlawed pig gestation crates in his state. This bill sailed through the New Jersey legislature, passed the New Jersey state senate 32-1, and had support from 93 percent of New Jersey residents. Stewart rightly observes, “there’s literally nothing else in the state that…
 
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  • Full Circle Suds Up Bamboo Dish Brush

    Courtney
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    After folding laundry, doing dishes by hand is my least favorite chore. However, sometimes certain items do help make those unfavorable tasks just a little bit better. As a runner-up chore I’ve managed to make my next least favorite chore, dish washing, just a little bit better. That is where the Suds Up Bamboo Dish […]Check out the review @ Full Circle Suds Up Bamboo Dish Brush
  • SunRidge Farms Organic Chocolate Peanuts & Yogurt Clusters

    Courtney
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    SunRidge Farms makes wonderful contributions to the environment with the distribution facility in Royal Oaks, CA. They facility is powered by 2,500 solar panels, which eliminates 1,315,00 pounds of CO2 every year. By SunRidge Farms eliminating that much CO2 is equal to planting 1,800 acres of trees. Many of these actions have helped to verify […]Check out the review @ SunRidge Farms Organic Chocolate Peanuts & Yogurt Clusters
  • Duchy Originals Organic Shortbread Cookies

    Courtney
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    As an American growing up in the United States I was aware that the Royal Family of England always positively contributed to society by goodwill actions. Though I never knew that they had started their own food company, Duchy Originals. Back in 1992 Prince Charles of Wales decided to create food that was of the […]Check out the review @ Duchy Originals Organic Shortbread Cookies
  • Dogwood Farms at Duke Farms

    Courtney
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last Saturday I took a day trip to visit Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The expansive over 2,000 acre estate of the Duke Family, including Doris Duke has become a steward for environmental conservation and a popular place to enjoy a nice walk or jog within in their vehicle-free paths. The land was once […]Check out the review @ Dogwood Farms at Duke Farms
  • Leafygreen.info in the News

    Courtney
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    We’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front, but I’m happy to share that we have been quite busy on the social media front. Specifically creating an Instagram feed for Leafygreen.info. It’s a place where I share small reviews/opinions of eco-friendly products that may not warrant a larger review on the site. But they […]Check out the review @ Leafygreen.info in the News
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  • Panettone

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Warning: this recipe is not as accessible as some of my other baking recipes and will require a bit of experience and time to pull off. The recipe is similar to the brioche recipe I posted last week in that it uses mashed potatoes in lieu of eggs, and in that you need to work a fair amount of fat into the dough. A stand mixer is key to getting this done efficiently. The other key ingredient is sourdough starter/barm which will give your final loaves a spectacular taste and texture. I like to make a firmer barm because it holds up in the fridge for longer--my barm is 12 oz of flour, 5-6 oz…
  • Brioche

    9 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    As you may have noticed, I have been turning to mashed potatoes in more and more in my baking. In this recipe, they stand in for 5 eggs and give the final product a soft texture but also a durable structure that holds plenty of air pockets. The other thing that makes this recipe perfect is homemade vegan butter (you can use Earth Balance, of course, but I find it leaves an aftertaste (and you need to reduce the salt in the recipe by at least half)). I make it by the triple batch (blending it in a juice pitcher with my immersion blender) which fits perfectly into this pan. This…
  • Baked Lemony Potatoes and Tofu

    30 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    I think a roasted potato is one of the most delicious things in the world. Add in a hearty portion of  flavourful tofu and the zing of lemons and you have yourself a wonderful winter meal. How much of each ingredient you use is really up to you and the size of your baking dish. Drizzle some gravy over it all if that is your thing, and dig out that applesauce you made in the fall. INGREDIENTS- 2 1lb pkgs of extra firm tofu, brined, each cut into 4 pieces (or however you see fit)- 2 tbsp margarine or oil- fresh oregano- 3 garlic cloves, chopped- good roasting potatoes, cut into chunks- 2…
  • Anatomy of a Muffin

    8 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    All muffins, more or less, are made up of the basic proportion of ingredients.  This means that the kinds of muffins you can make are limited only by your imagination.  I make mini muffins every week for the kids to take on their lunches--the ones pictured here are a mix of wheat flour, quinoa flakes, and oat bran with 3/4 cup of raisins and 3/4 cup of hemp seeds for a real protein boost in the middle of the day. You can also add things such as lemon or orange zest, and a variety of spices to craft your own unique muffin creations. INGREDIENTSSo, the basic ratio of dry:wet is 2:1- 2…
  • Chocolate Danish Braid

    2 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    This recipe makes use of the quick laminated dough technique I use for puff pastry and croissants.  You can, of course, make a traditional danish dough if you want to (replace the cream cheese in the the recipe with mashed potatoes).  I think the results are pretty good with the quick dough, though, and spending less time laminating works for me. You can fill this with whatever you want, but the chocolate is always a crowd pleaser.  You will also have to forgive my idiosyncratic measurements in the recipe. Quick Danish Dough- 300 g all purpose flour- 3/4 tsp salt- 3 tbsp…
 
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  • What To Get The Cook???

    Convenient Vegan
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    You may have some cooks on your Christmas list. Maybe you are a cook yourself. Several vegan cookbooks have hit the shelves lately, and we are having a look at five of them. Disclosure: I received Decadent, Gluten-Free Baking and OATrageous Oatmeals free from the publisher in return for a review. I purchased the remaining books. In no particular order: OATrageous Oatmeals.  Many years ago, before I went vegan, I obtained a copy of a small booklet of recipes featuring oatmeal. It was published by Quaker Oats, as you might expect. That booklet got a lot of use. It explored the world of…
  • Cost Of Becoming Vegan

    Guest
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Cost of Becoming Vegan by Suzanna McGee When people think of organic vegetables and fruits, they think, “It’s too expensive.” On the contrary, you will find that transitioning to plant-based nutrition will cost less, and depending on your sources, can be significantly less. If you buy your plants when they are in season, the prices will be very low. Farmers’ markets have affordable prices of local, organic produce. I understand that different places in the world have better or worse possibilities of getting plentiful variety of organic produce, but when you put in a little effort, it…
  • Vegan Parenting Priorities

    Eccentric Vegan
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Before we adopted our son, while I was researching raising vegan children I quickly realized that birthday parties were going to be a huge concern for many nonvegans. The notion of a vegan child having to abstain from nonvegan birthday cake is surprisingly appalling to many nonvegans. I brushed the issue aside and simply assumed I would always be prepared and bring a vegan item . I thought my child would easily refuse birthday cake . Since vegan cake is equally delicious, I (wrongly) assumed this would be no problem. Later, I realized that: a) kids these days are invited to an enormous…
  • How Do Vegans Do Halloween?

    Eccentric Vegan
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Q: What do you do about Halloween? So many candies have milk or gelatin in them. A: Lots of vegan bloggers have covered the issue of vegan Halloween candy. There are plenty of choices available to hand out for Halloween. For example, vegan chocolates and candy bars include Sjaaks, Go Max Go candy bars, Rescue Chocolate, Crispy Cat bars, Lulu’s and more. Vegan candies include Yummy Earth lolipops and other treats, Mike and Ikes, Now and Laters, Dum-Dums, Dots, Twizzlers, Jolly Ranchers and more. Then of course, you can also choose to hand out other kinds of treats like stickers, coloring…
  • AR 2014: Largest To Date!

    Convenient Vegan
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    I attended the Animal Rights Conference in Los Angeles this year, held from July 10 through the 13th, with my daughter. We arrived Thursday night and left Saturday night, so we did not attend the dinner or any of the events Sunday or Monday. Lobby of Westin The most noticeable aspect of this conference was how large it’s become: * More organizations sponsored the conference this year, including four at the “Gold” level, and nine at “Silver”. Farm Animal Rights Movement is the primary organizer. * It was the largest to date, and a huge percentage (perhaps half?)…
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    Vegan Heart Doc

  • Phoning it in

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Do you get annoyed when you come to a workout, ready to give it all your effort, and you are surrounded by people who seem to not care?I found myself in that position at a recent boot camp class.  Two women in front of me, probably in their mid 20's, spent much of the class giggling to one another and generally not doing the workout.START -- 100 jumping jacks.  I get to work.  One-and-two-and-three-and-four-and.....  And I'm starting to break a sweat.  Our two cutesy crop-pants-wearing friends do a few lacksadaisical slow jumping jacks.  When I'm counting fifty…
  • Eating Healthy for the Holidays

    7 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    The holidays are a tough time for those of us trying to stay healthy and stick to our fitness goals.I knew I'd be heading to a couple social events in the evening, so lunch had to be healthy.This is blended cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, and green onion sautéed in vegetable broth, with Trader Joes teriyaki baked tofu. When you blend cauliflower into tiny bits in a Vitamix, somehow it has so much more flavor.In the evening, I was going to my friend Suzanne's "White Trash Christmas" party. It's a funny theme, and the food all fits the theme. Funny, and perhaps delicious to some, but definitely…
  • Going for the BQ -- Boston Qualifier

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    I had an awesome triathlon season -- three Ironman 70.3 events, moving from top 27%, to top 23%, to top 20% in my age group.After my nearly ten years as a multisport athlete, I have one goal on my bucket list -- the BQ.  Boston Qualifier.  And, as I turn 40 next year, there's no time like the present, since the qualifying standard becomes a slightly less challenging time of 3:45 as I age up.I talked to my coach, Gerardo of Fortius Racing, and he thinks I can do it.  Actually, he has given me the goal of 3:39.  A 3:39 would give me adequate cushion to my time to…
  • Nuts and Avocados

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Last week, I attended the annual meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  Not only was it an opportunity to hear some of my favorite speakers, but I had the chance to meet plenty of like-minded medical professionals, who like me feel that medicine is more than just a handful of pills. One of my plant-based heroes, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, presented at the first morning of the conference.  His work has demonstrated that not only can people adhere to a whole-food plant-based diet, but that when they do amazing things can…
  • Normal

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    It's interesting what our sense of "normal" is.When I first meet a patient, I ask her about her diet.  A typical response is, "I eat normal." What does "normal" mean?  Upon further questioning, "normal" is the Standard American Diet.  In other words, a diet high in processed meat, red meat, sugary desserts, high-fat dairy, processed foods, refined grains, and sugary drinks.  It's a diet that has few fruits and vegetables, if any.A "normal" diet is one that increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and many forms of cancer.from…
 
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    Food.com: Vegetarian Recipes

  • SMASHED WHITE BEAN AND SPINACH QUESADILLAS WITH CREAMY BBQ DIP

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    adapted from running to the kitchen - delicious and quick!SMASHED WHITE BEAN AND SPINACH QUESADILLAS WITH CREAMY BBQ DIPRating: 0Created: Dec 19, 2014 3:40:48 AM
  • Spicy Daal

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    This is a mix of a few different recipes and is very flavorful. Serve hot with rice or naan bread.Spicy DaalRating: 0Created: Dec 17, 2014 6:33:45 PM
  • Cream of Wheat to Die For

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    This recipe is about technique as much as ingredients. The added oatmeal gives this porridge a nice smooth texture.Cream of Wheat to Die ForRating: 0Created: Dec 17, 2014 3:06:24 AM
  • Nature O's Breakfast Cookies

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    These huge, hearty cookies are packed full of goodness - from sunflower seed butter to oats, spelt and organic cereal. Sweetened partially with stevia, they're a healthy indulgence when you're on the go during the week, or shopping for those last minute gifts!Nature O's Breakfast CookiesRating: 1Created: Dec 16, 2014 12:16:46 AM
  • Stir Fry Vegan Ramen

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:04 am
    quick and easy ramen.Stir Fry Vegan RamenRating: 1Created: Dec 15, 2014 3:04:55 AM
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  • The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    Who hasn’t landed on a lavishly curated new blog, garnished with extravagant photos tucked between every mouthwatering paragraph, and cursed the fact that the potential for smell-o-vision technology has not been fully realized yet? Better yet, where are those edible 3-D printer inks when you need them? It’s the best and worst aspects of the blogosphere that are inseparable: Inspiring recipes from all corners of the globe can be instantly beamed into your home, but the ferocious hunger that they incite cannot be be satisfied by mere visuals alone. Although this far-flung community…
  • Tools of the Trade

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    From the whimsical to the downright frivolous, no matter how well-intentioned, holiday gifts all too often stray into the realm of triviality. Rounding out my unplanned posting week of festive shopping suggestions, I’d like to remedy that dilemma with a battery of truly useful toys, all crafted for the avid cook, baker, and gadget geek at heart. Thermoworks has long been serving professionals in the culinary industry with better methods of temperature measurement, and that very same attention to detail, quality, and durability has been applied to all of their consumer offerings. The…
  • Mastering the Art of Curry

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Ever the skeptic, expectations remained firmly at ground-level right up until the sturdy packing tape was sliced open, revealing a true gem of a holiday gift, securely wrapped in that unassuming cardboard box. Sure, I knew more or less what I was getting when I agreed to investigate the lavish assortment of spices included in the Kitchen Master Curry Kit, but that’s all I had pictured: Loose, uninspiring ingredients, assembled for convenience. Never have I been more pleased to admit being wrong. Complete with a full compliment of pungent, piquant, and bold seasonings, the inclusion of a…
  • Uncommon Excellence

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    ‘Tis the season of giving, although in this modern age it may be more accurate to say that it’s the season of shopping. Judging by the influx of gift guides already lining the pages of blogs both big and small, I’d have to assume that everyone already has more ideas for their holiday handouts than they know what to do with. If you’re anything like me though, these lists serve not to inspire better offerings to share with loved ones, but to capture my own desires. No matter if I’m looking at suggestions geared towards photographers or lumberjacks, I promise you…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Lolitas Who Luncheon

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
 
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  • Last-Minute Book Shopping

    Celine
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    Qbookshop (our publisher’s website) is holding a great sale right now through the end of the year: just enter WINTER14 at checkout to get 50% off the original product price, and free standard shipping within the US when your order totals or exceeds $50. The coupon will expire December 31, 2014. (Happy New Year if I don’t update before then!) They have a huge vegan cookbook collection, if you’re still looking for stocking stuffers or simply have the urge to add even more vegan cookbooks to your shelf. Your delivery will be on time for Christmas if you place your order today…
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  • Masala Moongphali | Batter Fried Peanuts

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    Who does not like deep fried peanuts? Add a coating of savory, spicy batter to the recipe and they make for the tastiest snack time treat you can ask for! I love to make these during the holidays, when winter sets in, its snowy, rainy, and cold. This holiday season try these Batter Fried Peanuts alongside your favorite honey roasted almonds or maple roasted pecans. Enjoy them with family and friends when you get together to watch Frosty or play you favorite board game:)Continue reading »
  • Kodubale | Kodbale | Crunchy Rings

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
     Kodubale is another one of our favourite namkeens or crispy snacks. These highly addictive snacks are something I make occasionally at my home. They never survive beyond a day as they are so tasty that we are always looking for excuses to munch on them! Last month they were the favoured namkeen for Diwali. Though I made so many different Diwali snacks and sweets, these were the first to disappear, with demands being made for a second round!! Continue reading »
  • Namkeen Kulkul | Karam Ghavalu | Spicy Crisp Shells

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    Namkeen Kulkul or Karam Ghavalu is a delicious snack that comes from Western India. My first introduction to Kulkul was in its sweet form. The spicy one I came to know of many years later. I love both forms of Kulkul and this Diwali I made the spicy one for family and friends. I love to add sesame seeds in Namkeens and I chose to add a good handful in this version of Kulkul. The result was really good - the Kulkul was crunchy with the seeds adding some extra flavor and texture to this snack.Continue reading »
  • Poori Recipe | Puri Recipe | Indian Fry Bread

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    No festive meal in India is complete without Pooris. Poori or Puri is the much loved Indian Fry Bread. Made with atta or Indian Chappati flour, it is savored with festival favorites like Chole, Aloo Rassa, Raita, Rasedaar Gobhi, Paneer and the like. As a breakfast favorite, in the North of the country it is often eaten with sweet treats like Kheer, Amras, and Halwa.Continue reading »
  • Badam Nariyal aur Rava ki Barfi | Melt in the Mouth Almond Coconut Fudge

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Barfi is the one classic Indian Sweet that graces festivals, birthdays, and all joyous occasions. Its also a wonderful tea time treat and a dessert that can be enjoyed on any day. I had planned to originally prepare this Barfi for the Navratris, but ended up making Badam aur Nariyal ki Barfi | Almond and Coconut Fudge!! This morning, as I was sifting through various ingredients in my pantry, I found two packs of dry coconut - one dessicated and the other shredded. I tend to use the shredded coconut to make chutneys and the dessicated is saved for cakes and cookies.Continue reading »
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  • SIMPLE-BUT-DELICIOUS LEEK & GIGANTE BEAN (OR WHITE BEAN) SOUP; & YUMMY VEGGIE SANDWICH ON HOMEMADE SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    This was our lunch the other day and you could hardly hope for a more delicious, inexpensive and healthful, even though it was made from simple ingredients and leftovers.  The soup is my rendition of an Italian soup and, in true Italian style, the flavor belies the simplicity of the few ingredients.  My husband raved over it and wants me to make it regularly.The sandwich was made with thin slices of my second batch of homemade sprouted wheat bread made with minimal flour.  (Read about my first trial here.)  I didn't have much to make a sandwich out of, so I…
  • MY SECOND SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD EXPERIMENT: EASY SPROUTED WHEAT TORTILLAS (NO FLOUR)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    If you read my blog post from 1 week ago about making sprouted wheat bread, you'll know I'm experimenting with making breads from dough made from sprouted hard wheat kernels, with little or no flour.  My first loaf bread came out beautifully, but the dough was so sticky that it took me WAY too long to clean up my food processor and mixer.  I didn't know if I'd try it again (after soaking everything in warm water, it took me about 20 minutes of scrubbing to clean everything, and the sponge had to go into the garbage can!). But after I let the dough rise in an oiled bowl I found that…
  • MY FAVORITE VEGAN BORSCHT

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:26 pm
    When I published my last post on sprouted wheat bread, I promised to post this soup recipe (it's a little late, I'm afraid!).  This soup has a pretty long history in my life.  Many years ago I read a cookbook by a Russian woman who lived in the United States.  I liked her Borscht recipe very much.  She claimed that it was given to her by someone who had been in the Tsar's army-- thus the name.  Now, this was in my pre-vegetarian days and the soup included beef.  Eventually, in the 1970's, I became more interested in eating vegetarian and I revamped the recipe in…
  • TEASER ABOUT SUCCESSFUL SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD (MINIMAL FLOUR)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This is going to be a short post with no recipe (YET!).  I promise to post a great soup recipe in the next two days to make up for this!  But I just had to post the photos of an experiment I did today (started several days ago). I prefer not to buy sprouted wheat flour-- it's very expensive.  And, in any case, we grind our whole wheat flour, so we have lots of wheat kernels in the house at all times.  So,. because I am interested in bread with a lower glycemic index rating (which may have a positive influence on my husband's triglyceride levels-- sourdough breads are…
  • ONE-POT VEGAN PASTALAYA (JAMBALAYA'S COUSIN)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Here's a quick, tasty family meal for a quick blog post!  I love the idea of one-pot pasta dishes (see here) and when I heard about Pastalaya, a modern Cajun/New Orleans dish similar to the rice-based Jambalaya, but using pasta instead, I was intrigued and had it on my list to "veganize".  It's spicy and super-flavorful (even better the next day!) and can be a full meal.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!Printable RecipeBRYANNA'S ONE-POT PASTALAYAServes 4Some recipes I've seen use rotini pasta in this type of dish.  I used some organic Garofalo brand "casarecce" pasta…
 
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    Happy Herbivore - Blog

  • My Year in Books (52 books in 52 weeks) – 2014 Book List

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Usually I'm not in favor of resolving to DO something (i.e. exercise 3x a week) because I know on any given day I already have too much on my plate. Trying to squeeze one more thing in, even if it's beneficial, is going to overwhelm me, and then sadden and frustrate me when I can't make room or don't comply. Knowing this about myself (I always bite off more than I can chew) I try to resolve to NOT do something instead. Less is more, right?I say without any hesitation that this practice has been profoundly beneficial on my personal and professional life, and with 2015 just around the corner, I…
  • A Special Christmas Meal Plan! Chickpea A'la King, Christmas Cabbage Rolls, Pumpkin Donut Holes & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Whether you're taking Christmas Eve and Christmas Day "off" to celebrate, you're the lone veg-head, you want to eat healthy, or you've already enjoyed your holiday, this week's meal plan has something for EVERYONE!This week the individual meal plan comes with TWO menus and TWO shopping lists: one 5-day meal plan and shopping list that allows for two "flex days" (for those who are taking Christmas off), and a 7-day meal plan and shopping list designed just for Christmas (with no leftovers - even on the individual plan!!!).The family meal plan also features a customizable shopping list, which…
  • Herbie of the Week: Jenn A (She's No Longer Diabetic, Her Fibromyalgia Improved & Lost 53lbs!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Jenn A!Earlier this year, Jenn left this comment on our Forks Over Knives Plan giveaway:"The documentary Forks Over Knives really opened my eyes to how unhealthy animal products are for us. It made me a better vegan and since then I have lost 52.3 pounds and my cholesterol is going down! Next to tackle diabetes and beat that without medication. The documentary is extraordinary in seeing people change their lives living on a plant based diet and showing it is NOT boring as many non-vegans believe. I loved the documentary and HH has really helped me with healthy…
  • Vegan Winter Holiday Menu Ideas (80+ Plant-Based Recipes!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the question on everyone's mind is: what do I make for upcoming holiday parties and family gatherings?Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, throwing a fabulous New Year's Eve party or New Year's Day brunch; there's a healthy, plant-based recipe for every occasion!Portobello Pot RoastRecipes to make from the blogBrown GravyCheesecakeChocolate Chip CookiesCranberry SauceCreole Black Eyed PeasDeviled "Eggs""Eggnog"Gingered Collard GreensHippie LoafHot ChocolateLasagna RollsLatkesMaple Cornbread Biscuits Maple Glazed Vegetables Skillet Green…
  • Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup, Ginger "Beef" with Broccoli Bowl, Tuscan Bean Soup & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Tired of eating the same old thing? This week's meal plan will not only keep things exciting, but also super easy!We're putting a new spin on a meal plan favorite with Ginger "Beef" with Broccoli (NEW!) while spicing things up with the Southwestern Quinoa Tabbouleh (NEW!). There's also two new incredibly delicious soups this week -- Tuscan Bean Soup (NEW!) and Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup (NEW!),as well as two awesome new breakfasts -- "Baked" Apple Oatmeal (NEW!) and Cookie Dough Breakfast Balls (NEW!, fam).What are you waiting for? Let us take all the guess work out of it for you and…
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    An Animal Friendly Life

  • Making Your Home More Pet Friendly

    ananimal
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    Great article with some tips that I am going to take advantage of with my pets – starting with slipcovering my new sofa!  Having a pet friendly home is, in my opinion, the first step to a happy home life with you and your pets. Tile floor is a shade that will camouflage dog hair from Emily and… When Mary Ellen and Dan Shook set out to design their custom home in Boerne in 2006, they knew it had to be dog-friendly for the chow chows they breed and show. See full story on expressnews.com Image courtesy of expressnews.com
  • SPCA Texas Raffling Off Designer Dog Houses

    ananimal
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    I love the dog house that Sardone Construction made for this. I will have to see if I can find a picture and put it up! Yeah, these houses are for the dogs literally. Stephan Sardone who works in the Home Construction business couldn’t turn down the offer to design and build this hot dog home. In fact, he rescued his best friend, Guster, when he was on a job with a client.
  • Your Pets Should Date Too!

    ananimal
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Have your pets ever gone out dating?  This pet matchmaking article may be fun to read.  Or maybe you need to work on your own dating life and hire a matchmaker! It’s like online dating except for people seeking dogs or cats or chinchillas or whatever else may be the pet perfect for them. How much is the online experience like using eHarmony, say, or Match.com? Its exactly like using Match.com, says Darrell Lerner, who ought to know. See full story on go.com Image courtesy of go.com
  • Does Your Cat Eat Grass?

    ananimal
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    For some reason, my cat loves to eat grass!  It started out innocent enough until it started making him sick! Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, one thing is for certain: your feline friend has probably nibbled on grass on more than one occasion. Not only is there no evidence to suggest that grass will harm your cat, but many experts theorize munching on those long green blades can be beneficial for your cat. Carnivorous RexCats regurgitate when they eat grass because they lack the necessary enzymes to break down vegetable matter. See full story on petmd.com Image courtesy of…
  • Barn Door Style Pet Gate

    ananimal
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    This is a neat way to use kind of a barn door style gate to keep your pets either in or out.  Of course, your pets may find a way over it but I love the idea just the same! But, as we’ve attempted to add inexpensive character to our very boring builder basic home, we’ve found that palette wood can actually look like much more expensive re-claimed wood when done correctly! Our Palette Wood Baby & Pet Gate. We love the character that this gate adds to our house. The little reason we need this gate made his way up the steps while we were taking pictures : ) The nice part is that…
 
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Breaking News: Federal Court Restores Protections for Great Lakes Wolves, Ends Trophy Hunting and Commercial Trapping

    Wayne Pacelle
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    This afternoon, we received the very welcome and far-reaching news that a federal judge just issued an order requiring that sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately, in response to our legal action. This comes just six weeks after voters in Michigan soundly rejected a trophy hunting season in the state and also rejected the idea of a seven-member group of political appointees making decisions about whether wolves should be hunted, trapped, or hounded. In the short time since federal protections have been removed, trophy hunters and trappers have…
  • Our Most Popular Videos of 2014

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    I like to make a logical case for animal protection, because I believe that our work is an extension of anti-cruelty principles that are so well-established in our society. So much of what is done to animals is wrong, and it defies the norms of a civil society. From dogfighting to factory farming, the people and institutions involved in these practices are so often causing trouble for people and the broader society, along with animals. Our videos help create positive change for animals like Sasha (above) who was rescued from deplorable conditions and has restarted a new life as Zoey.
  • HSUS Top Legal Victories for 2014

    Wayne Pacelle
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The HSUS is the number one provider of direct care to animals. We work hard to educate the public about animal issues and cooperate with a wide range of corporations on their policies related to animals – whether they are cosmetics companies, food retailers, or fashion firms. We also work on public policy and enforcement of the law. We have a very skilled and seasoned Animal Protection Litigation unit, and that group of lawyers, working in tandem with pro bono lawyers throughout the nation, drives a pretty remarkable agenda of activities. Our successful legal…
  • A Wrap-Up on Congress and Its Work on Animals in 2014

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The U.S. Congress wrapped up its work on the Farm Bill in early 2014, and in the end we saw two very good outcomes in that package: an upgrade to the federal law against animal fighting to make it a crime to attend or bring a child to an animal fight, and a nixing of the King amendment, which posed an enterprise-level threat to animal protection laws. But House Republican leaders denied us opportunities to get a vote on several items that were appropriate fits for the Farm Bill and that had broad, bipartisan support: the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, to strengthen current federal law…
  • HSUS' Top Transformational Results of 2014

    Wayne Pacelle
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    At The HSUS and Humane Society International, our most important measure is driving positive change on the biggest issues for animals in the United States and abroad. We take on the tough fights, and we so appreciate your steadfast support for our work. Today, I recount our 10 biggest gains of the year. Each gain often constitutes a whole series of wins that drive movement in a major sector of animal use. Please take stock of these gains and celebrate them with us, knowing that we are committed to redoubling our efforts in 2015. Photo: Alex Gallardo/For The HSUS…
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    Vegalicious

  • Review: Vegan buckwheat waffles

    Chris Walker
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    This is our new favorite waffle recipe. Madhuram from Eggless Cooking posted a really delicious waffle recipe that is even gluten free as well as vegan. We wanted a savory waffle this time so used her suggestions at the bottom of the page. I made the version using AP flour as well as cornmeal and the buckwheat (so ours was not gluten free). As suggested, I cut back the baking powder and the sugar. These were delicious waffles. The recipe made 2½ double waffles (or 5 single). We are looking forward to having more savory waffles with this recipe and we’ll also have a couple of sweet ones…
  • 4 Season Vegan on iBooks

    harald
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    We are happy to announce the release of 4 Season Vegan on iBooks. In this cookbook we compiled 55 of our favorite seasonal vegan recipes and presented them in a tablet friendly layout. You will find appetizers, soups, salads, side dishes, main meals, snacks, desserts, as well as some spreads and drinks. Download the free sample on iBooks to see the recipes that have been included. Rather than talking about it we have a small screencast to show you how it looks like on an iPad. The first edition will be available exclusively on iBooks. Music: “This Is Everything (Instrumental…
  • Baked Pears En Croute Filled with Vegan Spicy Caramel Sauce

    Chris Walker
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    This tasty treat is really quite easy to make, and looks so lovely when you serve guests. The spicy caramel sauce makes it particularly special for a holiday. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 pears 5 slices frozen vegan puff pastry 1/4 cup golden raisins 1 tablespoon sugar pinch cinnamon for the spicy caramel sauce 1/4 cup vegan margarine 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice small pinch of salt 1/4 cup non-dairy cream Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Thaw the 5 vegan puff pastry sheets. You will want to use 1 per…
  • Review: Red Cabbage Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

    Chris Walker
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    What a great salad this was, and so lovely – the purple and green. It is a delicious combination of flavors and textures. We used a small red onion finely chopped instead of the onion juice, otherwise, we made the recipe as directed. We found this recipe at the Big Oven site. It was originally posted in ” Southern Living Magazine”, October, 1972. Recipe: http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/red-cabbage-salad-with-poppy-seed-dressing/39588 Related Posts:Pears On Watercress and Soy Cheese with Poppy Seed DressingPear and Poppy Seed Pie With Streusel ToppingPoppy Seed Panna Cotta with…
  • Mashed Rutabaga and Pear

    Chris Walker
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:22 pm
    It’s funny how our tastes change as we grow older, and it’s worthwhile to give vegetables that we didn’t like as a kid a new chance. Preparing some vegetables with fruit also helps to create tasty dishes of vegetables that people don’t usually like. This rutabaga pear mash is delicious. We have really enjoyed it over the holidays and will be having it more often through the cold months. It does not need, oils, cream or butters. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large or 2 medium rutabaga, peeled and cut into chunks 3-4 large ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into pieces…
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    Veg Inspirations

  • Quinoa Lentil Swiss Chard Soup

    Usha R
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:24 pm
    When it comes to super foods, quinoa is most definitely a winner, at least  in my book.  Quinoa is full of nutrition, is a great source of protein and is so versatile that it works in a variety of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Vegan Butternut Squash/ Pumpkin Coconut Curry ~ Kaddu ki sabzi~Parangikkai kootu

    Usha R
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Weekends are usually when I plan more elaborate menus and potter around in  the kitchen way longer than usual. But even on the weekends there are days when the idea of a simple lunch combination,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aloo Baingan Sabzi ~ Vegan Eggplant and Potato Curry

    Usha R
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Every time I travel, I find that  food choices at airports or rather the lack of choices quite frustrating.  I mean yes,  I do find the occasional salad at some restaurant, but for most part the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kambu Oats Adai ~ Bajra Oats dhal Dosa ~ Savory millet and lentil Indian crepes.

    Usha R
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    One of the first things I realized when I started working on pictures for my blog is that props are a very important part of a good picture. As a result,  I am always on the lookout for good props... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rajasthani style Aloo ki sabzi ~ Dahiwale Aloo ~ Potatoes in yogurt gravy curry

    Usha R
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Rajasthani cuisine has  been on my " to try" list for some time now. When we travel to India, our family likes to frequent a restaurant that serves Rajasthani food and we always enjoy the experience.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    vegansaurus!

  • Animal News You Can Use: Prop. 2 Is Nearly Here!

    seriousmeaveness
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Big news for plant-based food tech company Hampton Creek this week: It pulled in another $90 million in venture capital, and the lawsuit it had been facing over its use of the term “mayo” was dropped. More big news: Panera Bread announced a new animal welfare policy this week, including action on both gestation crates and battery cages. The march of progress continues. And finally, even more big news! California’s historic Prop. 2 takes effect in just two weeks, and a new poll shows that Golden State consumers want the egg industry to abandon cages. See CageFreeCA.com for more info!
  • SF Bay Area! There are so many new amazing veg restaurants!

    laurahooperb
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    We’re certainly not lacking in the Bay Area when it comes to good eats, and it’s exciting to see more restaurants join the pack each year. Recently we’ve gotten an influx of great new vegan restaurants, have you gotten a chance to try them out yet? Let us know!  1. Seed + Salt Location: 2240 Chestnut Street. According to SF Eater, in addition to being all vegan, Seed + Salt is also entirely gluten-free and devoid of refined sugar, trans fats, and GMOs. Their website is gorgeous and we’ve heard the storefront lives up to the hype as well. Beet burger and a seasonal…
  • Vegansaurus T-Shirts Are Back and Better Than Ever! Limited Time Only!

    laurahooperb
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Brand new Vegansaurus shirts have landed and they are FIERCE AF! Do people still say that! Moving on! Show the world you’re a happy vegan dino (or just want to look like one! Rowr!) with these two straight-up adorable t-shirts designs we’ve got for you. All of the profits (as in, one-hundred-percent!) will be split between Mercy for Animals and Animal Place because they are amazing animal-saving warriors and deserve all the money to keep on kicking ass for critters. So buy a shirt! Look sexy and amazing! Help awesome organizations! You’re the best around! Done and done!  HOLIDAY…
  • Animal News You Can Use: We're making progress!

    seriousmeaveness
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    It’s Paul Shapiro’s Animal News You Can Use! Yay, Paul! Yay, animals! The Christian Science Monitor published a compelling story this week detailing the progress HSUS is making in advancing the interests of farm animals. There may be no clearer sign of that progress than the upcoming implementation of California’s Prop. 2 on January 1. You can read more about this historic event on Wayne Pacelle’s blog. And further evidence of the world changing for the better: A former Burger King exec started a new vegetarian food company, and a vegan butcher shop was profiled on…
  • Don't Miss the Vegan-Friendly Winter Village at Bryant Park!

    abbybean
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    I’ve been going to the Winter Village at Bryant Park for years; there’s just something about the vendors in those little glass houses that surround the skating rink for the season that make it feel like the holidays are upon us. In the past, I’ve made a point to bookend my visits with meals at establishments elsewhere in the city because I don’t recall there ever being much vegan and enticing on offer. And, let’s face it: like most things, I like to shop and people-watch on a full stomach. However, this year all that has changed. Maybe my vegan brain…
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    Incredible Smoothies

  • Pumpkin-Carrot Green Smoothie Recipe

    Tracy Russell
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    I love pumpkin green smoothies and this delicious blend is no exception! I used pumpkin puree as the roasted pumpkin is going to have more flavor. If you want to add fresh pumpkin, I would add 1 full cup of pumpkin and only add four ounces of almond milk as the fresh pumpkin isn’t going to be as thick as the puree. I added a little pineapple to accent the pumpkin and sweeten the smoothie. Pineapple is also very nutritious and contains anti-inflammatory properties. The chia seeds help to give this smoothie a little healthy omega-3s. They are also a great source of protein and calcium.
  • Top 10 Healthy Holiday Smoothie Recipes

    Tracy Russell
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    The holidays are notorious for sugary treats. From the office Christmas party to the family cookie exchange, everyone loves to bake and share their favorite creations. And there’s nothing wrong with allowing yourself a little indulgence once in a while. My mom makes the best vanilla fudge, and even I enjoy it once a year. However, things can get out of hand during the holidays. Diets get tossed aside, pants get tight, and that “blarg” feeling hits an all-time high (along with the guilt). Instead of beating yourself up over all of the holiday treats you’re indulging in…
  • Green Smoothie Weight Loss LIVE Starts December 1!

    Tracy Russell
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    To help you stay healthy for the holidays, I will be doing my 21-day Green Smoothie Weight Loss meal plan LIVE starting December 1, 2014. You’ve all been asking for it, and I’m ready to help you get the most out of my weight loss meal plan. Let’s do this together! It will take place in a private Facebook group that I have set up specifically for people who have joined the program. Want in on the action? Get your 21-day meal plan now! What Is The Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program? Since I created it in 2011, my Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program has helped thousands of…
  • Pineapple-Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe with Pear

    Tracy Russell
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    I love this green smoothie! Not only are pineapple and avocados delicious, but they are both very good for you. Pineapples have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. They are also a great source of fiber. Just one cup of pineapple contains 9% of your daily recommended value of fiber. Avocados are a great source of B vitamins and healthy fats. Just 1/4 of an avocado contains 5% of your daily recommended value of omega-3 and 8% of your daily recommend value of omega-6 essential fatty acids. The pear also helps to add a little more dietary…
  • Healthy Coconut and Macadamia Nut Treats

    Tracy Russell
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    I got the idea for these healthy coconut and macadamia nut treats when I moved from Massachusetts to upstate New York this summer. I needed to eat up the food in my refrigerator before the move, and that’s where this tasty little treat idea came from. I had a bag of Macadamia nuts and cashews that were open and didn’t have a lot left in them. I use just one tablespoon of raw honey as a sweetener in this recipe, which I find to be enough. Make sure you use coconut butter and not coconut oil. They are not the same thing and coconut oil will make them too soft. It can be hard to find…
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    Your Daily Vegan

  • Veganniversary: Year Five

    Daria Zeoli
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'm celebrating my fifth veganniversary today. I continue to be grateful for all that being vegan opportunes me. The post Veganniversary: Year Five appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • Free Animal Rights Course Asks, “Do We Radically Misclassify Animals?”

    Daria Zeoli
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The IAI Academy is holding a free animal rights course that asks, do we radically misclassify animals? The post Free Animal Rights Course Asks, “Do We Radically Misclassify Animals?” appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • Adopt a Turkey and Choose Compassion

    Daria Zeoli
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Adopting a turkey each year offers us the opportunity to honor animal friends - those who made it to sanctuaries and those who did not. The post Adopt a Turkey and Choose Compassion appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • The 46millionturkeys Project: A Compassionate & Artful Thanksgiving Tradition

    Daria Zeoli
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone is invited to sit down at the 46millionturkeys Thanksgiving table and spread compassion. You do not have to be an artist to participate. Go to 46millionturkeys.com to learn more and be counted! The post The 46millionturkeys Project: A Compassionate & Artful Thanksgiving Tradition appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • November: A Month for Vegans

    Daria Zeoli
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    November is a big month for me. Vegan Month is the month I went vegan. Wonder why I'm thankful? The post November: A Month for Vegans appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
 
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    Vegan Mainstream

  • Power Pack Your Meals with Super Seeds

    Emma Larocque
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    When I first received a copy of Kim Lutz's new cookbook Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth, I have to say I was a little surprised. It's a smallish, square book - more compact than a lot of the cookbooks you see on shelves these days. But its size is deceiving because it is absolutely packed - I'd go as far as saying it's power packed! - with all kinds of great information, and even better ideas about how to get more of these nutritious little miracles into your meals and your diet on a daily basis.
  • Impressing Your Loved Ones with Vegan Holiday Cooking

    Emma Larocque
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    I have to say, I'm glad Candle Cafe and the authors - Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda - decided to focus on holiday foods. Thanksgiving and Christmas are a big deal, and each year when they come around, many vegans start to PANIC. Forums and online clubs are alight: "What am I going to make for my non-vegan family?", "What can I bring to this party that will knock the socks off my friends (or at least not have them looking at said food item suspiciously and asking, "what is it?")?", or "I'm hosting this year - what am I going to make??!!" This book will bring a lot of comfort. It's…
  • FutureChefs: Putting A Vegan Stamp On It

    Emma Larocque
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    It always provides me with a great deal of hope seeing young people embracing the veg lifestyle. A couple of years ago we shared an interview with a young vegan baker named Christopher Chernoff. Christopher, now 13, has recently been featured in a new cookbook all about young cooks and chefs: FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World. Though this is is not a veg cookbook, there are lots of vegan and vegetarian options, and we love seeing support for young vegans in a book like this one!
  • Raw Chocolate: Treats for the Body AND Soul

    Emma Larocque
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    I have always been a big chocolate lover, but it wasn’t until I opened up Jessica Fenton (now Jessica Laura)’s new book Raw Chocolate Treats: Healthy Recipes for the Chocolate Lover that I really started to understand that chocolate could be good for more than your soul. Ok, first up, let’s clarify. We’re not talking about your Hershey’s […]
  • YumUniverse Creates Infinite Possibilities for a Plant Powerful YU

    Emma Larocque
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Heather Crosby's YumUniverse is more than just a cookbook filled with recipes that are destined to become favorites (though both of those things are true of this book). YumUniverse is also a guidebook, full of information and inspiration about how to transition to a vegan diet and lifestyle - and how to survive the bumps along the way! It compiles the best and most critical information on the "whys" and "hows" and the information is delivered with Crosby's compassionate and kind YU Approach.
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    Vegan World Trekker - Vegan Travel

  • My Christmas Gift Guide for Vegan Travelers – 2014 Edition

    VeganWorldTrekker
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Every year I publish a Christmas Gift Guide for vegan travelers. This year I have found some great vegan-friendly travel accessories that I would like to share with you! The items are indeed wonderful additions to my travels and hopefully you will enjoy them just as much as I do! Christmas Gift Guide for Vegan Travelers – 2014 Edition Let’s start with stocking stuffers. Whether you wish to brighten up the day of your friends or family, these treats are sure to please! 1. Vegan Marshmallow Snowmen – Sweet & Sarah(Marshmallow Snowman) is a vegan company that offers 100%…
  • “Vegan World Trekker Blog” Contest Giveaway – Vegan Travel Accessory

    VeganWorldTrekker
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    I have exciting news for all of you! I am running a contest this week, as a “thank you” to my blog readers! The vegan accessories company “Lavishy” has graciously partnered with me to offer a wonderful travel accessory item to the winner! Lavishy, based out of Toronto, Canada; is a vegan and eco-friendly fashion accessories company. They focus on “fun, functional, and affordable” accessories such as tote bags, wallets, passport covers, jewelry, and more. Their inspiration was the idea of doing good for the environment and for the animals. The designs they…
  • An American Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner With Boston Vegetarian Society – “Travel Back in Time” To Pilgrim Days

    VeganWorldTrekker
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Every year during Thanksgiving week, the Boston Vegetarian Society hosts an animal-compassionate, pre-Thanksgiving dinner. It is a five course all-vegan meal offered to us for only $25us. Thanksgiving is the American holiday when we commemorate the first harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims during the year 1621. Each year on this day, Americans acknowledge and give thanks for our blessings. Vegans, of course, celebrate with a bountiful feast of grains, vegetables, and beans. For those of us who enjoy travel, this holiday celebration is like “travel back in time”, to the…
  • Do Not Fear Travel to Africa – A Talk by Ebola Survivor Dr. Rick Sacra

    VeganWorldTrekker
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:12 pm
    This past Friday evening, I was privileged enough to attend a local talk given by ebola survivor Dr. Rick Sacra. He was the third American doctor that contracted the ebola virus while working in a West African country. Dr. Sacra spoke highly of the ELWA Hospital that he oversees, in Liberia’s capital city Monrovia. The hospital was originally built in the year 1951 by missionaries. They have an Ebola specialist onsite, as well as a 50 bed facility for patients. It is the facility in Liberia for patients being transported for critical care, due to the ebola virus. He spoke of the vast…
  • “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” of Travel: Getting ill, Missed Bus Connections, & Other Challenges

    VeganWorldTrekker
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    An ice cube, a fly, a metal overhead door on the luggage compartment of a tour bus.. What do these things all have in common? They are all sources that can cause illness or injury during your travels! Now don’t get me wrong.. I LOVE travel! I love airports for the excitement mounting in my thoughts while I eagerly await my journey. I love being on the flight and daydreaming about my upcoming adventures. I love BEING in my destination country and experiencing all that the local culture, landscape, food, and peoples have to offer. However, we must face reality too. Nothing is as glamorous…
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  • Power Pack Your Meals with Super Seeds

    Emma Larocque
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    When I first received a copy of Kim Lutz's new cookbook Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth, I have to say I was a little surprised. It's a smallish, square book - more compact than a lot of the cookbooks you see on shelves these days. But its size is deceiving because it is absolutely packed - I'd go as far as saying it's power packed! - with all kinds of great information, and even better ideas about how to get more of these nutritious little miracles into your meals and your diet on a daily basis.
  • Impressing Your Loved Ones with Vegan Holiday Cooking

    Emma Larocque
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    I have to say, I'm glad Candle Cafe and the authors - Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda - decided to focus on holiday foods. Thanksgiving and Christmas are a big deal, and each year when they come around, many vegans start to PANIC. Forums and online clubs are alight: "What am I going to make for my non-vegan family?", "What can I bring to this party that will knock the socks off my friends (or at least not have them looking at said food item suspiciously and asking, "what is it?")?", or "I'm hosting this year - what am I going to make??!!" This book will bring a lot of comfort. It's…
  • FutureChefs: Putting A Vegan Stamp On It

    Emma Larocque
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    It always provides me with a great deal of hope seeing young people embracing the veg lifestyle. A couple of years ago we shared an interview with a young vegan baker named Christopher Chernoff. Christopher, now 13, has recently been featured in a new cookbook all about young cooks and chefs: FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World. Though this is is not a veg cookbook, there are lots of vegan and vegetarian options, and we love seeing support for young vegans in a book like this one!
  • Raw Chocolate: Treats for the Body AND Soul

    Emma Larocque
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    I have always been a big chocolate lover, but it wasn’t until I opened up Jessica Fenton (now Jessica Laura)’s new book Raw Chocolate Treats: Healthy Recipes for the Chocolate Lover that I really started to understand that chocolate could be good for more than your soul. Ok, first up, let’s clarify. We’re not talking about your Hershey’s […]
  • YumUniverse Creates Infinite Possibilities for a Plant Powerful YU

    Emma Larocque
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Heather Crosby's YumUniverse is more than just a cookbook filled with recipes that are destined to become favorites (though both of those things are true of this book). YumUniverse is also a guidebook, full of information and inspiration about how to transition to a vegan diet and lifestyle - and how to survive the bumps along the way! It compiles the best and most critical information on the "whys" and "hows" and the information is delivered with Crosby's compassionate and kind YU Approach.
 
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    JL goes Vegan

  • Gift This: Vegan Pressure Cooking!

    JL Fields
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Friends, if you would like to give (or get) a signed copy of Vegan Pressure Cooking (or Vegan for Her)for Christmas, you must order TODAY! Edited: Holiday shipping is no longer available; we’re back to regular shipping!  Vegan Pressure Cooking $23.50Signed by JL Fields Tax and shipping includedBuy Now  Vegan for Her $18.50Signed by JL FieldsTax and shipping includedBuy Now To sweeten the pot, I’ll include a refrigerator magnet of The Plant Plate, from Vegan for Her! I’ll need your order by 7:00 pm EST today to ensure holiday delivery! Edited: Holiday shipping…
  • Gift This: Vegan Coaching, Classes and Meal Plans

    JL Fields
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    Well of course I had to mention gifting my services during the holiday season! Here are four ideas, the first two can be provided globally, the second two in Colorado Springs! 1. Vegan Lifestyle Coaching via Skype or Phone anywhere in the World $150 Coaching details here. 2. Real World Vegan Meal Plans Where whole foods and convenience come together to help you follow a plant-based diet! Learn more about the meal plans here.  Weekly $5.99Access to member-only video messageRecipes, Meal Ideas, and TipsDelivered on Friday   Buy Now  Monthly $21.99Access to…
  • Free Daiya and So Delicious products for THREE readers!

    JL Fields
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey everyone! I wanted to start today with some fun news! Head on over to The Taste Space to enter to win a copy of Vegan Pressure Cooking! I truly appreciate Janet’s kind words about the book! In my post Monday I talked about bulk cooking whole foods and then swinging by the store for fresh produce and a few convenience foods over the weekend. Before I went to the store, I sorted through my stack of coupons and discovered that I have several that expire on 12/31/14. I want to give them to you! If you’re in the U.S. and can use the coupons before year-end, enter this giveaway…
  • My weekend of bulk cooking

    JL Fields
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    Happy Monday! I woke up rested and gloriously happy. It was one of those magical weekends filled with the simple joys of regular ole life – no serious work or volunteering obligations, just being home, running errands, dinner out with friends, and bulk cooking. Lots and lots of bulk cooking. My weekend cooking: Italian Pearl Barley- 20 minutes at high pressure Homemade Vegetable Broth  - 15 minutes at high pressure Umami Anasazi Beans – 8 minutes at high pressure Dal Dip – 5 minutes at high pressure Steamed Potatoes – 5 minutes at low pressure Bean Barley Mushroom…
  • Vegan New You Can Use (12/14/14)

    JL Fields
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:12 am
    If you’re looking for vegan holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out my #GiftThis series! Vegan news you can use (12/14/14) Vegan teacher fired over Facebook post Newly vegan Booker: I feel better ‘emotionally and physically’ ‘Veganuary’ encourages people to go vegan New You vegan festival changes date, name The top 5 vegan cookbooks of 2014, plus 5 great recipes Former Burger King Chairman Starts Veg Food Company Vegan mayo, cookie dough earn omnivore thumbs-up White Castle set to get into the greens Travel business caters to vegans Earth-to-face beauty products…
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    I Eat Grass

  • The Lusty Vegan: 3 Ways to Survive Holidays as the Only Vegan

    Zoe Eisenberg
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Holiday time is family time. Sometimes we chill with our own fam, other times we’re kicking it with our partner’s fam and sometimes we’re even meeting the maybe-possibly-future-inlaws for the first time. That first time run in is nearly always awkward, and when you throw veganism into the mix, things can quickly catapult to the next level. Everyone wants to comment on your plate and ask you for the fifth time why you don’t eat butter. One minute everyone is smiling, the next you’re alone in the corner holding that hummus platter you brought… Whether…
  • You MUST Try These 5 Vegan Hanukkah Recipes!

    April Newell
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Celebrate the Festival of Lights like never before with these cruelty-free recipes that take traditional Hanukkah favorites and make them vegan just in time for the holidays. 1. Egg-Free Latkes  Yummy potato pancakes made with Ener-G Egg Replacer.  Can also use rice four to make them gluten-free in addition to vegan! Recipe by Yummy Plants.  2. Cherry Noodle Kugel  Extra special baked pudding also preferably made with Ener-G Egg Replacer, check out recipe by  VegNews. 3. Veggie Knishes Ukrainian for ‘dumpling’, knishes are traditionally made with eggs and butter, but we know…
  • The BEST EVER Gluten-Free Tofu Spinach Lasagna

    IEG
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    By Rita Pira If you really want to impress your non-vegan friends and family, or maybe you’re trying to convert a special non-vegan fella or lady in your life over to the light side, make this lasagna! Fair warning, it is a bit of a process, but SO worth it in the end! It is the most delicious and hearty lasagna my fiancé and I have ever devoured! We have gone to countless vegan restaurants across the country and have tried so many different lasagnas, and the end result was always the same: “Yours is better” says the fiancé. INGREDIENTS 9 – 10 Gluten-Free Brown Rice Lasagna…
  • One BIG Vegan Beauty GIVEAWAY

    Amarie Halley
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is a rockin’ around the tree giveaway, if I ever did see one! You have everything you need for the new year to stay cruelty free. Not totally cruelty free yet? Here’s the perfect starter kit! To enter this awesome giveaway be sure to fill out the entry form from Rafflecopter, and feel free to do as many entries as you can! The more you enter, the better your chances of getting all these goodies! Wait, what goodies can you get? Allow me to runt hem down! Furless cosmetics brushes! These are phenomenal! They are soft, fluffy and my absolute fav! The winner will be getting a…
  • The Lusty Vegan: 3 Sexy Stocking Stuffers PLUS a Giveaway

    Zoe Eisenberg
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Happy holidays, folks! Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah or something entirely different, everyone likes a sexy gift, right? Below are three of my favorite sexytime playthings. Sustain condoms I’ve written about these condoms before, and I’ll do it again because they’re grrrrreat! Cruelty-free, sustainable and pro-women’s rights? What could be better? MagicMotion’s Smart Mini Vibe This cute vibe is the perfect stocking stuffer. It’s powered up by an app with lots of cool features (voice control, anyone?) that encourage partner or solo…
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    Oh She Glows

  • Snickerdoodles! (vegan + gluten-free)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Meet my favourite holiday cookie of 2014 – the vegan and gluten-free Snickerdoodle! I’ve been testing all kinds of Christmas cookies this year and I decided to pick the best of the bunch and share that recipe with you before the holidays. The humble-looking Snickerdoodle doesn’t get enough respect in my opinion; it’s often overshadowed by spicy gingerbread, decorated sugar cookies, and fancy flavoured shortbread, but I think that needs to end today! My favourite kind of Snickerdoodle is chewy with a crisp edge, craggy/textured/crinkly, and of course, rolled in cinnamon sugar. Oh…
  • Oh She Glows Holiday Giveaway!

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Tea and cookbooks make me veeeeeery happy. In fact, they are two of my favourite things. I like nothing more than to sit down with a few cookbooks, a hot mug of tea, and get lost in the cozy. For the holidays, I’ve put together this giveaway as a thank you for all your amazing support this year. I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am!! In this huge gift pack, you’ll find: 1) One signed copy of The Oh She Glows Cookbook! I will personalize it however you wish. Whether it’s for yourself, your partner, veggie-lovin’ best friend, or your vegan skeptic parent who is trying…
  • Chickpea Miso Gravy Bowl with Sweet and Tangy Portobello Mushrooms

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    Sometimes I feel like I have a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other this time of year. The devil tells me to eat ALL the cookies, chocolates, and treats (you know…#allthethings) while the angel reminds me how much better I feel when I’m eating ALL the rainbow. [I told Eric this, and with a twinkle in his eye he said, “So amI the devil on your shoulder?” He was referencing the fact that he’s been begging me to bake some treats lately. “YES, yes you are the devil.”] In an effort to feel my best throughout this busy holiday season (and keep my energy high!), I’ve made…
  • Crowd-Pleasing Vegan Caesar Salad

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    My dad is coming to visit this week. This means two very important things are on my “what to make dad” menu. 1) Chili, always and 2) Caesar salad. Those are essential food groups for the guy. Anything else is icing on the cake. Plus, I always welcome the opportunity to use my huge bamboo salad bowl that we received as a wedding gift from our friends. When this bowl comes out, it’s something special! Even though Caesar salad isn’t traditional holiday fare, I totally think you can serve it as part of a holiday menu. I love an unexpected twist on the table personally. Do you have any…
  • 5-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    This is what I’ve been eating for breakfast every morning for the past month. It’s total comfort food and makes me feel amazing, even after a night of little sleep. I don’t know about you, but when I find something that I love, I have to have it every. single. day. until I’m sick of it and then I’m onto the next thing for a while. It’s a good thing I have this blog or I’d probably eat the same 3 meals on rotation! This wouldn’t surprise my mom. As a child, I used to only want to wear one outfit over and over. My poor mom had the challenging task to convince me to put on a…
 
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    Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

  • Foods That Cause Gout

    Aqiyl Aniys
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Foods that cause gout are foods that are high in purine. More exactly it is animal-based foods that contain purine. Two large studies done by Hyon K. Choi... The post Foods That Cause Gout appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Get Rid Of Gout?

    Aqiyl Aniys
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Once you learn "how to get rid of gout" I hope you take the necessary steps to get rid of gout. Gout is a very painful arthritic disease, and you have the... The post How To Get Rid Of Gout? appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Congress Ends War On States Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Contributor
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    Congress ends war on states legalizing medical marijuana. In a landmark moment for cannabis law reform, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a... The post Congress Ends War On States Legalizing Medical Marijuana appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Federal Government To Allow Native Americans To Grow And Sell Marijuana On Their Sovereign Lands

    Aqiyl Aniys
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Los Angeles Times reported on 12/11/2014 that the U.S. federal government will allow... The post Federal Government To Allow Native Americans To Grow And Sell Marijuana On Their Sovereign Lands appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • China’s Zero GMO Tolerance Blocks U.S. Hay Import

    Aqiyl Aniys
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:59 pm
    China has a zero tolerance for GMO products and its actions supports its words. China has blacklisted 3 U.S. exporters of hay because of GMO being... The post China’s Zero GMO Tolerance Blocks U.S. Hay Import appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Fresh and Faithful

  • Citrusy Black Bean Taquitos: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The citrus in this recipe comes from the zest and juice of 2 oranges. However, the navel oranges available at my local grocery store are usually flavorless and watery so I decided to use clemintines. Even though the clementines have much more flavor, they were very sweet and the resulting taquitos tasted weird because they were too sweet. I think this recipe would work better with the zest and juice of a lime instead. The flavor combination was just weird. They were edible though and I wasn’t dreading eating the leftovers but I would not make them again. This was my first experience…
  • Penne with Chickpeas and Spinach: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    I found this warm pasta dish to be lacking in balance. The contrast of colors was visually appealing and the aroma of the sun-dried tomatoes simmered with onions in white wine smelled delicious. I was disappointed however when I took my first bite. The textures of the ingredients were all similarly mushy with a very slight chewiness. Think al dente pasta with the texture of wilted spinach, garbanzo beans, and slightly chewy sun dried tomatoes. It was also somewhat dry. I think it would have tasted better with a cauliflower cream sauce to tie the flavors together and to help with the…
  • Cashew Milk

    Emily
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I know that there are many people out there that make their own milk from cashews, almonds, or any other types of nuts, but I just do not have the time to invest because a plant based diet already requires some extra time for washing and chopping fruits and vegetables. I have heard that it is really quite simple but I have not yet learned how to make homemade nut milks. Fortunately for me, I noticed that my local Walmart started selling Silk cashew milk in both original and unsweetened flavors. I feel silly for being so excited to try it but I must say this is now my favorite plant-based milk…
  • Easy Thai Vegetable Stew: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This stew is full of flavors with lime being the most pronounced. Because of the serrano pepper, it has a little bit of a kick to it but not too much. The spiciness does not overpower the subtle flavors of the other ingredients. It is relatively easy to make too just as the title claims. However, it would not be something that I would make for last minute dinner guest as the author mentions. I say this since I did not have many of the ingredients on hand. Because, honestly, unless someone grows their own herbs, who has fresh mint and cilantro in their fridge? Or a serrano pepper and a can of…
  • Ful Nabed (Egyption Fava Bean Soup): Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This is the most flavorful soup I have ever tasted! Stop what you are doing right now, buy the cookbook from the link at the bottom of this page (if you do not already own it), go shopping for ingredients and make this for dinner tonight. I can try to describe how the freshness of the mint and lemon pair perfectly with the spicy cayenne pepper and the sweet paprika but I just cannot make it sound as good as it tastes so you will have to try it for yourself. I have never tasted anything similar to this soup before either. As the cookbook suggested I used chickpeas (also known as garbanzo…
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    foodscape

  • Raw Peppermint Truffle Bark

    Foodscape
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:35 am
    This recipe had to be made a couple times for proper tweaking, but I have to say, it turned out pretty A-MAZING. Like, I need to go back for another bite. Right now. Also, I’m really glad this raw peppermint truffle bark gets kept in the freezer, otherwise my husband would be gobbling it up before I get a chance to enjoy it. For those of you that come here purely for the food photography, enjoy away! For those who will be making this recipe, I have a slight confession to make. The photo above was from the first time I made it. That white creamy layer you see was a bit to thick for a…
  • Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

    Foodscape
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:49 am
    It’s finally the Christmas season and I am ready to celebrate! In fact, we’ve been decking the halls all week long. But before we celebrate Christmas, oh yes, the Christmas party season has begun. So what should I bring when feasting among friends? Do I use this opportunity for bringing tried and true recipes? Or use the lucky party-goers as my guinea pigs?   Rule #354 for party guests, by Emily Post: Always test food on unsuspecting friends when no one knows what you brought. A wise woman Luckily for me, I got some very good reviews. Even more lucky, I received a couple of…
  • Vitamix Orange Beauty Smoothie

    Foodscape
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:55 am
    Today is the day to say yes to carrots!  I suffer from genetically dark undereye circles. Its not so fun since no matter how much sleep I get, I still have raccoon eyes. Since I worked retail for years, I embarrassingly have to admit I spent a lot of time at Sephora, then researching the products I liked, then realizing that a lot of beauty products are beyond hyped. For example, did you know that eye cream is basically concentrated face lotion? I stopped buying eye cream after that and started mixing a little avocado oil (vitamin E is amazing!! for dark circles) in my daily lotion for my…
  • 6 Ways To Use Leftover Cranberry Relish

    Foodscape
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    Hi all! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I sure did! I feasted with my family on some wonderful dishes. My Aunt made Ina Garten’s twice baked potatoes with rosemary sprigs on top (I think its from Ina’s newest cookbook), green beans made in one of three ways my husband will eat them, a delicious pinot grigio gravy, stuffing with pine nuts and persimmon bread with ripe and ready persimmons from her garden. Yummers! We also had my Stuffed Jalapeño Skins that I made back in August, per request. For me, they were a little too spicy this time, but my husband likes them this…
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apples and Chestnuts

    Foodscape
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    It’s that time of year! The time to roast chestnuts, brussel sprouts, and apples. This time, I made my roasted brussel sprouts with apples and chestnuts without butter and added a little nut myllk for creaminess, but usually I make this dish with raw butter. After trying both, I prefer butter since it adds a crispy shell to the brussel sprouts. however, without is still pretty tasty. Your choice, but my vote is use the butter. Otherwise, make sure you make this dish on a cookie sheet for maximizing your crispiness efforts. If you aren’t sure if you like brussel sprouts, give…
 
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  • Good fat and obesity. Where is the limit?

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Since the food became more accessible, due to cheaper ingredients and industrial progress, people started eating a lot more in developed countries. It is hard to imagine how different the fridge in the US is compared to somewhere in Afghanistan, for instance. We consume a lot of processed, precooked food, our fridges are stuffed with all kind of junk, instead of having natural raw products and cook them ourselves. And if you are interested to find out how this affects us as a nation, as a country, you should just compare the statistics related to health issues in various countries. People,…
  • Vegetarian/Vegan diet. Importance on a global level and our future.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I am currently researching the food security issue for the purpose of promoting vegetarian/vegan diet, but also the responsibility towards the environment in order to remain sustainable and survive on this planet. Here are some of the findings from the material that I’ve read, that you might find interesting and that should encourage at least some people to rethink their eating and living habits. Living in a developed country like the USA, Canada or any Western Europe country gives people a huge privilege of never experiencing hunger, insufficiency of potable water, lack of food on the…
  • Ideas for a Vegan Breakfast

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should definitely enjoy it. There is no reason to force yourself to eat something boring and tasteless. Having a vegan breakfast is first of all making a conscious decision about your health, getting all the nutrients and enjoying the beautiful colors of the food on your plate. Like everyone else, I always feel that I lack ideas what to cook. Being vegan, especially, makes this task more difficult everyday. If I lack inspiration, I just open my Instagram (by the way, follow me there @albinageenstore) and check what other people are…
  • Breastfeeding: nowadays risks and challenges.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Natural feeding of infants with breast milk is considered to be the best way of giving your child the most adequate nutrition, but also providing psychological comfort. Various associations of pediatrics, family doctors and other health related professionals and institutions, highly recommend and promote breastfeeding among new moms. It is also very crucial for people living in poverty that can’t afford to purchase good quality instant milk formula. Nevertheless, breast milk can never be replaced by any artificial supplements, due to its richness in nutrients and adequate balance of…
  • Important connection between Zinc deficiency and your fertility

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Zinc is a unique natural element that has a range of positive effects on our body. Multiple research has proven the incredible effects on the brain work, on the treatment of flu, on healing processes in your body, on diabetes maintenance and on the support of the immune system in general. However, this time I would like to point your attention to the benefits of zinc on sexual health: pregnancies and fertility issues. You should know that this is an essential element for many physiological processes in your body, but it is also very helpful in healing, treating and preventing various…
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    Health Room

  • 8 of the Best Free Guided Meditation Sites

    Luke Jones
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.  It seems like we rarely go a day without hearing about the benefits of regular meditation. Reduced stress, better decision making, decreased blood pressure, improved mindfulness… There really isn’t that much it doesn’t help with. … Continue reading → The post 8 of the Best Free Guided Meditation Sites appeared first on Health Room.
  • Black Friday Deal: No Meat Athlete Plant Based Fitness Bundle

    Luke Jones
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Hi people, I’ve got something exciting for you! Matt Frazier, from No Meat Athlete, got in touch with me last month to ask if I’d be interested in contributing to the No Meat Athlete Black Friday Bundle sale he was putting together. Matt … Continue reading → The post Black Friday Deal: No Meat Athlete Plant Based Fitness Bundle appeared first on Health Room.
  • Cowspiracy Infographic: Why Animal Agriculture Is the Most Destructive Industry Facing the Planet Today

    Luke Jones
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    “Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.” — Louie Psihoyos I’ve watched my fair share of documentaries whilst on this plant based journey. Like many others, I kicked things off a few years ago with … Continue reading → The post Cowspiracy Infographic: Why Animal Agriculture Is the Most Destructive Industry Facing the Planet Today appeared first on Health Room.
  • Kate Wilson on Why She Eats a Plant Based Diet

    Luke Jones
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    This week we’re back with another guest post from talented green living writer Kate Wilson. This time round, Kate shares her reasons for adopting a plant based diet. Check it out. Why Eat a Plant-Based Diet? You probably know someone … Continue reading → The post Kate Wilson on Why She Eats a Plant Based Diet appeared first on Health Room.
  • Hearty Vegan Soup Recipe

    Luke Jones
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    I don’t know what the conditions are like where you’re living, but here in not so sunny South Wales, the nights are drawing in, the temperatures are dropping to single figures, and long bike rides are becoming less fun to … Continue reading → The post Hearty Vegan Soup Recipe appeared first on Health Room.
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  • Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    Michelle
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    The best vegan pumpkin pie, all dolled up for the holidays! I’ve created the best vegan pumpkin pie–it may also be the best pumpkin pie, period. How? By veganizing the best non-vegan pumpkin pie: the fabled Cook’s Illustrated pumpkin pie recipe from 2008. I don’t know of anyone else who has done this, probably because all vegans have been told that you “can’t” replace 5 or more eggs in a recipe. Just like Roger Bannister and his 4 minute mile, I’m here to show you that nothing’s impossible. In fact, replacing the eggs wasn’t…
  • A Non Dairy Substitute for Milk Powder in Bread

    Michelle
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Enjoy your bread machine by using this non dairy substitute for milk powder in bread! Photo: “best bread machine bread 1” by kae71463, CC BY 2.0. Around 2008, I was gifted a Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker, model SD-YD250. This machine still serves me well today. I love its convenience, as well as the smell of fresh-baked bread in the morning. There was one major problem at first, though. Almost every recipe included with the machine called for dry milk powder. When I called customer service to ask for a non dairy substitute for milk powder in bread, they told me I was…
  • Understanding Prep Time and Staying Calm in the Kitchen

    Michelle
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Setting everything up ahead of time makes my complex pumpkin pie recipe easy! Why does the recipe say the prep time is 15 minutes, but it takes an hour for you and the rest of us mere mortals? I used to think that cookbook writers were basically magical people, who, through enough training, could somehow cook faster than space and time would seem to allow. Maybe they can, but that’s not why prep times are so much shorter than you’d think. It turns out, the prep time doesn’t even start until everything in the ingredient list is ready to go exactly as specified. Meaning that…
  • Vegan Hamburger Soup with Rivels

    Michelle
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Michelle’s Vegan Hamburger Soup I adapted this vegan hamburger soup from my Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother’s recipe. Pennsylvania Dutch beef soups are often made by simply boiling the vegetables in beef stock made from soup bones. In this recipe, I use a high quality vegetable stock and sweat the vegetables before boiling them to better bring out their flavor. To add a “beefy” depth to the stock, I add some optional G. Washington’s Rich Brown Seasoning. This savory seasoning is surprisingly vegan, and many vegetarians use it for similar purposes in gravy. To…
  • How to Choose Egg Substitutes for a Recipe

    Michelle
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Enjoy good food and lower cholesterol, while saving chicks and chickens from factory farming! Photo by Bosque Village, “DSC_0629“, CC BY 2.0 Choosing egg substitutes for a recipe can seem hit or miss, because eggs can serve several different functions. Let’s take the guesswork out of it! The trick is to figure out which purpose eggs are serving in the recipe that you want to veganize. Then you can choose egg substitutes that will do the same thing. We’ll go through the steps to figure this out and talk about a few examples of egg substitutes that can serve the…
 
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  • Restaurant-Style *Honey* Mustard Dipping Sauce {The Healthier Version!}

    Bella
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Before going gluten free do you want to know my favorite hangout spot with friends? Red Robin!  It is was like the ultimate social restaurant!I absolutely loved that place! I mean, I was already a vegetarian so it wasn't like I could order much there in the first place ("ummm can I have your double stacked veggie bakon cheeze burger"....no.), but irregardless of the fact that I could not order much, I just loved their steak-cut fries with their perfect honey mustard sauce!Ahhhh!I mean, if you have tasted their honey mustard sauce, then you understand what I mean, those fries with…
  • Mango Pineapple Parfait with Blueberries and Pecans

    Bella
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    On my Instagram page (@sweetnsavorylife) I have this seemingly unshakeable habit of posting pictures of my yummy creations without recipes.I know, I know.Let me just say for the record  that it is never my intention to not prepare a recipe. While I love the fact that you see my creations (and my hubby's creations) and you "ooh" and "ahh" over them, I want to give you recipes.My Instagram isn't just my cellular Pinterest (LOL), it is there in efforts to engage my community there and my community here and to inspire.So I will work on that.I suppose however that this is good…
  • Healthy and Sweet Coconut Fudge Truffles {Paleo and Vegan}

    Bella
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:32 pm
    C'mon! Everyone loves something sweet & healthy!I mean, if you can put sweet + healthy into the same sentence, then I am all ears!Guess that's why I made a super delicious pumpkin pie this year for Thanksgiving that I have to, have to, have to share with you before Christmas (crossing my fingers)!Anyway, these little coconut carob truffles (truffles, bites,  balls, whatever you want to call them) are perfect for a sweet craving that you want to justify.Or they are perfect before heading out to the gym (green smoothie too okay?)Talk about: fiber, omega-3, protein,…
  • Dharma's Carob "Chocolate" Milkshake *Copy Cat Recipe*

    Bella
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I love milkshakes!Yet! I am sort of funny on where I get them (of course where I get them is limited to vegan places).I typically do a bunch of smoothies, but milkshakes are just hands down amazing I will admit!I remember back in 2009 going to this restaurant named Dharma's in Capitola, California, and ordering their signature carob soymilk shake for like SIX DOLLARS (I know...crazy huh?) and it surprisingly rocking my world!No kidding - it was fabulous and oh soooo chocolatey! But it was also quite expensive!So being that I was at the time *super budget conscious*, I went back home, as…
  • Asian-Style BBQ Tofu {with a lovely hint of orange}

    Bella
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    There are two things that I know as we are now 15 years into the 2000s (who would have thought it?)(1) People are becoming more "health aware" and definitely educated about food in general.(2) There are still a lot of people who do not like tofu or veggie meat.I mean, it took my sister-in-law a decade into being a vegetarian before she would even give tofu a second chance! And now I understand why. It was never made right. Completely understandable.Now, she loves it. And so I sort of dedicate this recipe to her :)For those of you out there like me, who want others to explore being a…
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