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  • Vegan Beauty Basket: Zuii Organic Blossoming Beauty

    I Eat Grass
    Amarie Halley
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    I get worked up about great new cruelty-free products, and I am excited to share some Aussie beauty loot that you may have not yet discovered. Recently, I’ve been loving Zuii Organic,  an Australian based company that combines a little bit of nature and a little bit of science to create their natural flower and essential oil line. Need a moisturizing foundation? Need a quality foundation powder? Read on beauties, read on. Zuii’s Liquid foundation contains so many vitamins and antioxidants that it’s more like a mini, moisturizing skin treatment each day rather than a…
  • Couscous Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables

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    Chris Walker
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    We enjoyed this as a main meal, warm salad for lunch today. It’s an easy salad to make, and very filling. Ingredients: for the salad: 1 cup couscous 2 cups water 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon powder 1 medium eggplant 1 red bell pepper 1 zucchini 1 medium onion 2 spring onions black olives parsley, chopped fresh mint, chopped chives chopped small handful fresh basil, chopped for the dressing: 3-4 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon powder pinch sweet paprika powder salt and pepper Directions: Place 2 cups of boiling water in a large bowl. Add…
  • Jul 22, Vegan Vegetable Soup, Stews, Chilis | Vegan Coach

    What's New At Vegan Coach
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Check out our growing collection that is sure to become your favorite vegetable soup recipes, including vegan cream soups, bean soups, miso, and more!
  • Red Lentil Chili

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    harald
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    This is a lovely chill recipe. We enjoyed it only mildly spicy not as a 4 alarm chill, but if you prefer, you can add more heat. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils 3 cups water 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cans crushed tomatoes (14 ounce each) 1/4 cup apple butter 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon cumin salt and pepper to taste Directions: Chop the onion. De-seed and chop the red bell pepper. Heat the oil in a large soup…
  • Mango-Basil Green Smoothie Recipe

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    Tracy Russell
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Here’s a delicious green smoothie that blends my favorite tropical fruits with an ingredient you don’t usually associate with a smoothie – basil! The basil goes really well with the pineapple and mango in this smoothie. I only added 5 leaves and it didn’t overpower the smoothie. Adding herbs, such as basil, to your smoothies are a great way to get out of “flavor ruts” and expand your horizons. In addition to basil, my favorite herbs to use in a green smoothie include cilantro, dill and mint. I prefer to use fresh herbs when making a smoothie because they…
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  • Vegan Cheese: Biohackers Are Growing Real Cheese In A Lab, No Cow Needed

    Lane
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    If you're a vegan, cheese options are limited. There are high-quality vegan cheeses out there, but they just don't taste the same, and they're mostly soft-- it's difficult to make any sort of hard vegan cheese, like gouda or cheddar. A team of Bay Area biohackers is trying to create a new option: real vegan […]
  • 98 Year Old Vegan Doctor

    Lane
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:04 pm
    This video is an interview with Dr. Ellsworth Wareham. Dr. Wareham is retired cardiothoracic surgeon. He retired when he was 95 years old. He is currently 98 years old. He is also a vegan.  He has been a vegan since his 50's. He believes his healthful lifestyle contributes to his longevity, and he points to Loma […]
  • Where to vegans get their protein from?

    Lane
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:27 pm
    "Where do you get your protein from" This is the first question most vegans are asked. Our friend at bitesizevegan.com presents a video which seeks to answer this question. She presents numerous protein sources for vegan. "Despite the advertising hype from the meat and dairy industries, humans require an extraordinarily low amount of protein in […]
  • 1200 calorie meal from a vegan weightlifter

    Lane
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:18 pm
    A 1200 calorie meal with only 3 grams of fat and 50 grams of protein. He is a professional athlete. He suggests that most people only need 100 grams of protein per day. Check out this video.
  • How to become a vegan

    Lane
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:12 pm
    If you are looking to become a vegan, here's a video from brownvegan.com that offers you some nice tips and options which will help you to transition from being an omnivore to becoming a vegan.
 
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  • Watch Free Lego Movie In Full - Everything is Awesome NOT

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    Watch The Lego Movie for free in full Here's the everything is awesome (NOT) Lego movie in full - for free to download and share. Greenpeace made this to highlight the deal between Lego and Shell Oil effectively supporting the tragic disaster movie about to happen in the Arctic driven by selfish greed and oil blindness.See the movie on YouTubeNB Youtube took the Lego movie down following a complaint by Warner - it's now back up - if You Tube takes it back down see The Movie  here - Greenpeace Read more atGreenpeace The Guardian  The Daily Mail Huffington PostMore Vegan and…
  • The Trouble With The Vegan Society & Vegans

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    The Vegan Society has rebranded itself as a charity that likes to say 'Yes'Vegan Diets - Sustained growth in interest - Vegan trendsMany many years of blood, sweat and tears with volunteers or frugally paid staff at the front end of cutting edge veganism is reaching it's climatic end. Vegan Cheese? you got it! Vegan caviar? you got it!The Vegan Society has gone from a charity obsessed with what it is against to one that stands up and speaks out about what it is for.Some would ask what is it for? A membership organisation dedicated to providing information about veganism and how to be vegan…
  • So You want to be Vegan but Love Cheese?

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    So you want to be vegan but love cheese? And your problem is? Why would you give up cheese ? There are so many vegan cheeses on sale now, in fact more dairy free vegan cheese than you can shake a stick at! Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses - Vegusto Swiss Vegan CheeseMade from rice, soya, nuts., peas, oats, seeds, potatoes and all manner of other things dairy free vegan cheese is rocking the world and shaking up cheese boards and pizza restaurants and cheese toasties and filled rolls.Sales are partly drived by lactose and dairy protein intolerance concerns, partly by ethical and…
  • Vegan Cookbook and healthy recipes

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The Vegan Cookbook: Over 80 plant-based recipes (Hamlyn Healthy Eating) Only £4.79Tony Bishop-Weston Vegan CookbookVegan Chef Tony Bishop-Weston first wrote the first edition of The Vegan cookbook to mark the Diamond Jubilee, 60th Anniversary, of The Vegan Society in 2004"The cookbook was a bit of ahead of it's time in 2004, back then ingredients such as quinoa and agave syrup weren't so well known, 10 years later they are easily available in the supermarkets and people won't find them so strange"Meanwhile thanks to everyone's hard work interest in veganism has grown enormously , one look at…
  • Nutritionist Asks UK Govt to Change NHS Eatwell Plate

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:27 am
    Healthy Eating & Nutrition News: Petition - UK Govt Pls Change NHS Eatwell PlateUK Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is asking everyone to sign her petition to change the NHS Eatwell Plate administered by Public Health EnglandYvonne says "The eatwell plate is not fit for purpose, it encourages people to eat up to 34% saturated fat rich foods and many of the foods depicted in the 33% carbohydrate section are nutrient poor and likely to end up stored as fat in the body too. The Eatwell ratios are outdated and need to reflect research that shows our vegetable intake should be double that of…
 
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  • Lemon Raspberry Cake

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:37 pm
    I am going to stick with the cake theme for a bit to show you a few variations that are sure to please everyone.  The lemon juice and baking soda action gives this cake a nice rise and a wonderful crumb.  The zing of the lemon with the tartness of the raspberries and the sweetness of the frosting are absolutely perfect.  I made this with jam I had made just the day before from the raspberry canes in our  yard.  Summer perfection!INGREDIENTS- 150g cake flour- 150g all purpose flour- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda- 3/4 tsp baking powder- 1/2 tsp salt- 1 1/4 cup plain soy milk-…
  • Vanilla Cake

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    This is a basic vanilla cake recipe that is perfect for layered cakes of all kinds (a slight variation of my chocolate cake recipe).  I like the mix of cake flour and all purpose flour--it makes the cake durable but still moist and tender.  You can change the ratio to your liking.  The flour measurements are in grams because I have found that weighing flour is the best way to get consistent results every time.  I find that this cake bakes evenly and so no trimming is required to make a layered cake. If you missed my live posting on Facebook of the birthday cake I made…
  • Summer Trifle

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    This is a recipe born out of disaster.  The cake I baked for Vegan Daughter's birthday simply would not come out of the blasted Barbie shaped pan she wanted so badly.  I mangled it pretty badly and had to start again, but I tucked the disaster cake into the freezer rather than letting it go to waste.  So then I came up with this recipe.  Everything here is a rough guideline--put together whatever flavours and textures you want.  I included an easy pastry cream recipe, but if you want to use a vanilla bean then follow the method in this recipe. I like the combination…
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

    22 Jun 2014 | 6:48 pm
    For me, shortcake is an essential summer staple.  You start the season with strawberries, then move on to blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and peaches.  You can leave the rhubarb out if you want (but might need to splash in a little more soy milk), but it does add some nice flavour.  Frozen rhubarb would work well here as well--just let it thaw a bit so you can chop it up. INGREDIENTS- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour- 1/4 cup sugar- 1 tbsp baking powder- 1/2 tsp salt- 5 tbsp coconut oil- 3/4 cup finely chopped rhubarb- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar- 3/4 cup non-dairy milk,…
  • Potato Buns

    9 Jun 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This is my second staple recipe for the summer (now that you have your roasted tofu): big, soft buns that you can pile whatever comes off the grill onto.  This is a variation on my Everyday Whole Wheat Bread, so watch that video if it helps.  Adding potato makes for nice soft bread, and if you use Yukon Gold or the like, they will add a nice golden colour to the buns.INGREDIENTSSoaker- 18 fl oz warm soy milk- 3 oz mashed potato (see note below*)- 17 oz white bread flour- 1 tbsp instant yeastDough- 13 oz white bread flour- 2.25 tsp salt- 4.5 tbsp sugar- 3 oz oil- potato flour for…
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  • Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: I went to the Live Oak Festival in Berkeley today. The only stand that I was really interested in was PM Press, located in Oakland, CA. I knew I was on to something when I saw pro-vegan and anti-racism books on the same table. The man tabling was named Steven Stothard (I will admit it that it is not often that I meet white guys with a BA in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality studies). So, folk are always asking me what I am reading to work towards liberation. Well, here are some titles from PM’s table that I will be starting this month. I am…
  • Foraging in my neighborhood: is it a privilege?

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: I like to forage while I walk from home to get the kids from nursery school. I push them back up the hill in our double stroller and it takes 80-90 minutes. On the way, we eat herbs and fruit that grow every where. Plums, Meyer lemons, figs, blackberries, rosemary, and lemon verbena to name a few. Yesterday I passed by a beautiful bush with clear purple berries. See photo above. Do you know what it is? Is foraging a privilege or not? I feel like it is for me, for the most part. I live in North Berkeley. Most people who have a house here can…
  • Race-consciousness, Hip Hop, and Veganism: A New Sistah Vegan Book Project Update

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: Here is an update to my newest project: Title: “G’s Up Hoes Down:” Black Masculinity, Veganism, and Ethical Consumption (The Remix). Some of you have asked why would I use “hoes” in my title. “Isn’t that sexist and misogynistic, Breeze?” So, let me make it clearer (especially if you have not watched my Oberlin May 2014 talk that explains this). Well, I am actually not referring to Snopp Dogg’s song from 20 years ago, but DJ Cavem’s song from his Produce Section: The Harvest album from 2012. DJ Cavem is a vegan and expert…
  • The Fork in the Road: Ruminations on My Birthday

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: Updated: May 30, 2014 10:25 AM PST Today, May 30, is my birthday. What a wonderful year it has been! I gave birth to my third child, Kira Satya, on November 5, 2013. Another successful vegan pregnancy, she came into the world at nearly nine pounds. My birthday wish for this year is simple: Can you help me continue doing my work by funding the project or pointing me to people you think would benefit from hearing me give lectures or act as a consultant? Thank you to everyone who helped me reach 4.5% of my goal over the last 12 months.  Thank…
  • On my new novel, funding change, hip hop vegan book, and my birthday campaign

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: Ok, I am going to be more direct. I have had a problem with having enough confidence to ask for help. Here’s the deal: I have 5000+ followers combined, in terms of FB, Twitter, and my WordPress blog. I need SV project to be funded. I have done so much for folk and I am simply asking for $5-$10 per fan (if you can afford it) to help me do this work FULL TIME. If I could get 5000+ folk to do this, I could continue to grow this work and help humans and non-human animals even more effectively. Thus far, I received less than $200 in donations, since…
 
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  • New Dr. Esselstyn Studies

    Erin
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    A couple new articles by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, are making their rounds in the vegan community. And who can blame us for wanting to share them? These are exciting results indeed, once again showing reversal of cardiovascular disease with a low-fat plant-based diet, this time in a larger sample size than in previous studies. A way to reverse CAD? in the Journal of Family Practice, July 2014, Vol 63, No 7. The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease – Fact or Fiction? Three Case Reports in Experimental and Clinical Cardiology,…
  • GMO Myths and Truths

    Erin
    24 May 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Today saw the second annual March Against Monsanto, a global anti-GMO protest with demonstrations held in at least 52 countries and 47 US states. Indeed, on my errands in town today, I spotted a gathering of sign holders attempting to inform the people in passing cars that we’re all “lab rats.” Unfortunately, they chose a fairly busy circle, so I didn’t have much of a chance to read the signs nor interact. However, it’s an important issue that deserves attention and some deliberate at-home reading of the literature. One such resource has just this month been…
  • Vegan Carob Protein Balls

    Erin
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The recipe that follows is one variation of a peanut butter carob protein ball that I make frequently to snack on during lunch meetings at work or while playing at chess tournaments. They are a superb and tasty source of energy, rather filling for their size, relatively healthy compared to store-bought protein bars, and easy to make. Recipe makes about 21 Tablespoon-sized balls. As usual, most ingredient measurements are exact, i.e., by weight. I’ve tried to approximate the volume measurements in parentheses. 120 g oats, ground to a flour (1.5 cups) 10 g spirulina (1 Tb) 10 g rice…
  • Eastern Philosophy

    Erin
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Recently, a co-worker asked me if I had any suggestions for books on Buddhism. As a bibliophile and one who has been interested in Eastern philosophies since college, I was only too happy to oblige and thought I’d briefly share them here. The first recommendation was “anything by Alan Watts.” Watts was instrumental in bringing Eastern religion and thinking to the West during the late 50s and early 60s and making it accessible to the Western mind. His many books and audios are timeless to this day. In fact, you may have come across some of his lectures and/or excerpts thereof…
  • Is Carrageenan Safe?

    Erin
    9 Feb 2014 | 9:52 am
    Recently, I wrote White Wave, the makers of Silk soymilk to ask if they would reconsider the use of carrageenan in their products as the safety of regular consumption seems still an unknown. What follows is their response, to which I’ve added links to the various studies they referenced. For the most part, I tend to err on the side of caution, in this case preferring soymilk made without this additive. Better yet, should time allow, I like to make my own, which tends to be almost as creamy as those manufactured with this thickener, and certainly creamier than those without. Thank you…
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  • Nine and a half years a vegan!

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Hard to believe it's been that long since March 2005, when I paced the Strong Memorial Hospital cafeteria my first night as a vegan looking for what vegan thing I could eat for dinner and settled for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.From my own trials and mistakes, here's what I've learned:1) It's not just about eliminating animal products.  It's about including new foods.It is hard to stick with something when the approach is "these are the things I cannot eat."  But rather, it should be a journey of finding what you CAN eat!  Try new foods.  Have you ever had quinoa?
  • Vineman 70.3 Race Report

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I raced Vineman 70.3 this past Sunday, 3 days ago.I came into the race with high expectations.  At St George 70.3 in May, I had the race of my life.  In spite of a run fitness that was sub-par due to a foot fracture just 5 months before the race, I finished my fastest 70.3 by 18 minutes on a hot 90+ degree day and a very hilly course.While St. George proved I am quite good at riding hills, my speed on the flats needed improvement.  So, in the 2 months leading up to Vineman, my coach gave me bike workouts that were on flats with 10-20 minute bursts of zone 3-4 riding, pushing…
  • Why Steady-State Cardio is NOT Where It's At!

    25 Jun 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The other day, a young woman I know was lamenting that she has lost weight, but can't seem to get her abs to look more toned.She's made great changes to her life, has lost 30 pounds in a year, and exercises regularly.What's her exercise routine?  30 minutes on an elliptical trainer, followed by lifting weights.My first thought -- how boring!  I'm not a big fan of cardio machines.  But, worse yet, 30 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise isn't going to help you bust through a plateau.This is what is referred to as "steady state cardio".  Getting on a…
  • Push-Up Challenge

    8 Jun 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Do you challenge yourself?  If you want to get fitter or stronger, you definitely should.  Several of my teammates from Fortius Racing Team and I have taken on a 100 push-up challenge per day each day for the month of June.It's been an interesting experience.  On the first day, I struggled to get the 100 pushups done, 14 here, 10 there, then 5, then 5, then 5, and finally they were done and my arms and chest hurt!!!A week into it, and I've gotten stronger and a bit more creative.  Here I am stopped on my bike ride yesterday doing some push-ups.And on Friday, I did a few…
  • Stuff Vegans Ask Me, Part Two

    1 Jun 2014 | 8:33 pm
    I've got some really motivated patients who have survived heart attacks or have had angioplasties.  They listen when I encourage them toward a plant-based diet, they read Esselstyn's book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, they read Ornish's books, Mcdougall, Fuhrman, and so on.  And then they make changes -- go plant-based, cut out the oil and the animal products, and learn to love things like kale and quinoa.And then they ask -- I'm eating perfectly.  Do I need a statin?Great question.  I'm a big advocate of less being more when it comes to medications, cutting down…
 
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  • Zucchini and Basil Hummus (Raw Vegan)

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    It is a little loose compared to regular hummus, so it is best to eat quickly within a day or two. For more healthy gluten-free, pesco-vegetarian recipes, please visit my blog, www.innerharmonynutrition.com.Zucchini and Basil Hummus (Raw Vegan)Rating: 0Created: Jul 20, 2014 8:04:58 PM
  • Collards Moroccan Style

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    This is adapted from a recipe from drfuhrman.com. The blend of spices in this dish make a flavorful combination. I don’t like spices too strong so I cut them back from the original recipe.....You can reduce prep time by using frozen or pre-chopped vegetables and jarred garlic.Collards Moroccan StyleRating: 0Created: Jul 20, 2014 8:04:44 PM
  • Lucky Dragon Vegan Stir-Fry

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Low-calorie, low-carb, and virtually fat free; this spicy vegan stir-fry features tofu and portobello mushrooms.Lucky Dragon Vegan Stir-FryRating: 0Created: Jul 20, 2014 8:00:36 PM
  • Split Pea Soup With Sherry

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    This is based on a recipe from drfuhrman.com. It is a delicious split pea soup with some extras that give the flavor an interesting twist. I simplified the instructions to make it easier to prepare..…For each can of low sodium broth, I substitute 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon Vegizest from drfuhrman.com and 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)…..You can reduce prep time by using frozen or pre-chopped vegetables and jarred garlic.Split Pea Soup With SherryRating: 0Created: Jul 20, 2014 7:41:24 PM
  • Maple Vanilla Cashew Granola

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Yummy vegan cereal with nuts and dried fruitMaple Vanilla Cashew GranolaRating: 0Created: Jul 16, 2014 1:00:17 PM
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  • Nine and a half years a vegan!

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Hard to believe it's been that long since March 2005, when I paced the Strong Memorial Hospital cafeteria my first night as a vegan looking for what vegan thing I could eat for dinner and settled for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.From my own trials and mistakes, here's what I've learned:1) It's not just about eliminating animal products.  It's about including new foods.It is hard to stick with something when the approach is "these are the things I cannot eat."  But rather, it should be a journey of finding what you CAN eat!  Try new foods.  Have you ever had quinoa?
  • VEGAN RICOTTA & GREENS-STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM CAPS AND CREAMY ORZO SALAD (OR PILAF) WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    This is a meal that I made pretty-much on the spur of the moment last week, utilizing some ingredients that I need to use up.  It turned out to be one of our favorites so far! Lots of veggies and flavors and creamy goodness, and a minimum of effort.I originally set out to make an orzo salad (my husband loves orzo, the pasta that looks like rice), but I ended up serving it hot because we didn't want to wait!  It was super-delicious that way, as a sort of pilaf.  The next day, we enjoyed it cold, for lunch, as a salad.  I love making versatile recipes!CONFESSION:  There…
  • Jul 22, Need a Berkey Water System?

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  • Soy Milk, Lies & Social Media

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Social media matters. Here's how Anya Todd used those channels to refute statements made by an RD from the Dairy Council of California. The post Soy Milk, Lies & Social Media appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • The True Cost of the Doggie in the Window

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Every year, 40,000 homeless dogs pass through the doors of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the most populous county in Arizona. That’s more than 3,330 dogs a month and almost 110 dogs each day. The influx of Chihuahuas and...        Related StoriesEvery Field of Humane Work – EverywhereTesting Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal TestingBear Baiters Spread Doughnuts, False Claims, and Fear in Maine 
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  • Thai It, You’ll Like It

    Hannah Kaminsky
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Despite growing up so close to the hustle and bustle of New York City, I spent the majority of my formative years in the safety of small towns. These modest, insular neighborhoods are the perfect place to foster a care-free childhood, complete with tight-knit communities, safe neighborhoods, and sleepy streets that go quiet at 9 PM, even on a Saturday. Many cherished memories were made around the babbling brook a short walk from my home, collecting the Queen Anne’s lace that grew in abundance on either side of the stream. Although I’d consider myself more of a city slicker these…
  • From A to Vegan, and Beyond

    Hannah Kaminsky
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    The clock hasn’t yet struck noon and already the restaurant is bustling. A line has begun to stretch around the corner and out the door while waiters carefully navigate the tiny space with their apparently bottomless, steaming carafes of darkly roasted coffee. Sunday, the last precious day of the weekend, used to be a time to sleep in and take it easy, but now it’s become the end-all, be-all day for brunch. Taking in the scene from a sunny corner, I can’t help but marvel at how quickly my generation has embraced this development, right alongside another, deeper reaching culinary trend:…
  • Not-So-Southern Biscuits

    Hannah Kaminsky
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Biscuits remain something of an edible enigma to me, defying definition; as elusive as the fleeting aroma released from the oven as they spring forth, from raw dough to fluffy golden cakes. Growing up far from the southern border, I can’t claim any “authenticity” in my own attempts at biscuit fabrication, but there’s no way I’d let a lack of experience stop me from treading forth into such savory waters. I may not know exactly when to serve them, what to top them with, or how to pair them with your average meal, but if I have to build my entire menu around this…
  • Escape To Alcatraz

    Hannah Kaminsky
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    You deserve a little treat for surviving your perilous trip to Alcatraz. If you were so inclined, you can click on the final image to see it full size and save it as a desktop wallpaper. Simply right click, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans! May you have a joyous celebration, and always treasure your freedom.
  • The Cold Shoulder

    Hannah Kaminsky
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    July? Already? Each new month always seem to sneak up out of no where, unannounced and premature, startling me out of my never-ending daydream and back into the present moment. Somehow, the arrival of July doesn’t feel quite so jarring this time around, and yet there’s considerable dissonance between the calendar date and the weather at hand. Oh, it’s been gloriously sunny, aside from the average fog-smothered mornings, but never has a mid-summer month run in with such a cool breeze on its tail. San Francisco summers are unlike any other; I came prepared with plenty of…
 
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  • Puran Poli | Flatbread with Cardamom Infused Sweet Lentil Filling

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The first time I heard of Puran Poli was as a kid visiting a friend's home in Bombay! It was coming up to Holi and we had just popped in after an afternoon of skating. The home was replete with the aroma of ghee and cardamom and there was much bustle in the kitchen. On the dining table were large plates piled high with what looked liked parathas. But these parathas were sweetly fragrant, incredibly soft, and oozing with butter fat!!Continue reading »
  • Sada Namkeen Seviyan | Savoury Indian Vermicelli Noodles

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    I always to try to keep our refrigerator and stocked up with fresh home made meals. Yet every so often I also need to rustle up a really quick meal. Something easy yet delicious that we can enjoy hot off the pan. Seviyan or Indian noodles are my one on my favorite quick cook foods. With a pack or two in the pantry I assure you, you too can feed your family a hot meal in minutes. There are so many ways of preparing the seviyan - just go with your mood and instinct.Continue reading »
  • Oats and Whole Wheat Bread | Atta Oats Dabal Roti | Bread Recipes

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Baking bread is always a pleasure. Bring together the ingredients, make a dough, allow it to rise, shape, rise again, and bake!! Fragrant yeasty aroma wafting through the home and delicious loaf for supper!! This loaf is one of our favourites and whenever I plan a crock pot meal I try to bake this bread. Its great for dunking and sopping up the soup. Eat warm, straight out of the oven, or toast, slather with butter and enjoy:)Continue reading »
  • Condensed Milk Cake | Easy Vanilla Cake | Eggless Baking

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Is there anything quite as yummy as condensed milk? Thickened milk loaded with sugar - just pour it over fruit, buttery hot toast, crackers and jam, anything you fancy for that loaded sweet satisfaction. Condensed milk goes back to my childhood. I remember my Mum would buy tins of it and open one as a treat after school. I loved to dip a teaspoon in the can, let the thick syrup coat the spoon entirely and then slowly lick it up, savoring every bite!! Then we would pour the leftovers into a covered glass dish and refrigerate it. The pleasure of eating chilled, yet more thickened condensed milk…
  • Almond Butter Oats Cookies | Eggless Baking

    7 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    I am back to Sunday baking and loving it!! So many delicious breads, cakes, and cookies to be baked. I love that I make these baked goodies at home, instead of buying them in the store. The number of ingredients in an average muffin have always scared me. But over time the difference in fresh home baked and store bought has become so apparent that the sweet and salt levels in these goodies have begun to bother me. I love to tinker with ingredients when I bake so that I get the healthy balanced treat. Here's to home baking and guilt free eating:)Continue reading »
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • VEGAN RICOTTA & GREENS-STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM CAPS AND CREAMY ORZO SALAD (OR PILAF) WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    This is a meal that I made pretty-much on the spur of the moment last week, utilizing some ingredients that I need to use up.  It turned out to be one of our favorites so far! Lots of veggies and flavors and creamy goodness, and a minimum of effort.I originally set out to make an orzo salad (my husband loves orzo, the pasta that looks like rice), but I ended up serving it hot because we didn't want to wait!  It was super-delicious that way, as a sort of pilaf.  The next day, we enjoyed it cold, for lunch, as a salad.  I love making versatile recipes!CONFESSION:  There…
  • PERUVIAN SUMMER RECIPES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Just wanted to let you know that an article of mine is featured in the latest issue of VegNews magazine (Aug 2014)-- a little bit of history and four colorful and scrumptious vegan-style Peruvian recipes, inspired by foods that I remember from a childhood visit to my father's family in Lima.  I hope you get a chance to see the article and try the recipes.  The print version is available at Whole Foods, Chapters and other stores, and *you can access it for free online* at http://viewer.epaperflip.com/Viewer.aspx?docid=04e18928-3985-4d35-ad8a-a347014fddd5  (Personally,…
  • DELICIOUS MASSAGED KALE SALAD WITH RED CABBAGE, APPLES, PECANS & POMEGRANATE MOLASSES DRESSING, À LA NAVA ATLAS

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    On Monday some old friends from Portland, OR came over to Denman Island for a quick visit and a picnic.  We took a driving tour around the island, stopped at one of the more interesting beaches, and then landed at Fillongley Park, with it's lovely long beach and view of the snow-capped coastal mountains on the mainland, and walk through the old-growth forest to the lovely meadow that was once a homestead.I brought a picnic lunch to share (our guests brought a watermelon for dessert-- perfect!) and we set everything out on one of the picnic tables near the beach.  I made a vegan…
  • ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH SMOKED ALMONDS & VEGAN SOUR CREAM DRESSING

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:15 pm
    This is going to be short and sweet!  Last night I was making a last minute quick meal and looked to see what needed using.  I found a cauliflower and 1/2 cup each of my homemade mayo and some Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream that I had bought for another recipe, as well as some green onions and parsley.  Loving roasted cauliflower as I do, here is what I did with it (and it was delicious!): Printable RecipeBRYANNA'S ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH ROASTED ALMONDS & VEGAN SOUR CREAM DRESSING  Serves 4   1 large head    cauliflower…
  • SOME ORIGINAL VEGAN TOFU, TEMPEH AND SEITAN RECIPES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:50 pm
    A couple of years ago I had three articles on vegan protein alternatives featured in Alive Magazine.  I just realized that I never mentioned them on this blog!  I was looking up a recipe from one of the articles to make again, and thought some of you might welcome some new recipes for tofu, tempeh and basic seitan. So, I'm posting the links to the articles and recipes with the photos below.  I hope you'll find something new and intriguing in this collection.The photos are all by Scott Yavis.***The first article was "Versatile Tofu: The Kitchen Chameleon", from the June 2012…
 
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    Happy Herbivore - Blog

  • Herbies of the Week: Schari & Ryan (They've Lost Over 120lbs Together & Lowered Their Cholesterol!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbies of the Week: Schari and her husband Ryan!A couple months ago, I saw this comment from Schari on Facebook:I was crazy impressed by her post, but there was something she didn't mention -- her results! Like her husband, Schari lost 60lbs, lowered her cholesterol and was able to reduce her blood pressure medication! Continue reading for Schari and Ryan's incredible transformation!My husband, Ryan, and I have been making this life journey together for 37 years. I was 18 years old when we married and he was 22. On our wedding day, I weighed in at 135 pounds and my groom weighed a…
  • A Vegan Taste of Portugal

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Although I'm loving my summer in France, I can't help but escape to other countries some weekends (there's just so much to see and do in Europe!).pluuus I need to research... 'cuz I'm writing a Vegan in Europe book! I'll spill deets on that later, but for TODAY I'm sharing some of my finds and discoveries in Portugal. (Lisbon may be one of the most veg-friendly place ever).and it's not exactly hard to look at either...When strolling around Portugal (p.s. aren't the sidewalks really cool??)What was I saying? Oh right. When strolling around Lisbon, Scott spotted a hot dog truck. It's a funny…
  • Zucchini Noodles, Chopped Thai Kale Salad, Curried Chickpea Wraps & More No Cook Recipes!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Beat the summer heat with our no cook meal plan! You read that right -- no cooking, just fast assembly!Stay cool all week long with recipes like the Strawberry Pina Colada (NEW!), Black Bean & Mango Wraps (NEW!), Zucchini Noodles (NEW!), Curried Chickpea Wraps (NEW!), and Chopped Thai Kale Salad (NEW!).Zucchini NoodlesIndividual HighlightsZucchini Noodles (NEW!)Curried Chickpea Wraps (NEW!)Black Bean HummusChopped Thai Kale Salad (NEW!)Chunky Tomato Fruit GazpachoStrawberry Pina Colada (NEW!)Black Bean & Mango Wrap (NEW!)Get this meal plan now.Chunky Tomato Fruit GazpachoFamily…
  • Herbie of the Week: Kathy (Plant-Based & Pregnant with Twins!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Kathy!After Jesse shared her pregnancy experience as our Herbie of the Week, Kathy left a comment on Facebook about how she too was plant-based while pregnant. The only difference? She was pregnant with TWINS!I immediately asked if she would be interested in sharing her plant-based pregnancy and I was so happy that she said yes!Read on for Kathy's story!My husband and I began trying to create our family in 2000. It took nine years, many invasive tests, several doctors in both Canada and the United States, and a mega-load of tenaciousness from us to achieve our…
  • Plant-Based (Vegan) on a Cruise (Guest post by Stephanie!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It's summer, which means many herbies will be packing their bags and hitting the road, sky, or sea (for travel tips and help, there's a huge (HUGE!) section in The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living).Cruises are always a popular vacation choice, especially this time of year. Scott and I actually went on a cruise back in 2007. I made sure to contact the cruise ahead of our trip to tell them about our dietary restrictions and they said they would be happy to accommodate us. While they DID have a vegetarian menu each night at dinner, we didn't do dairy, so it didn't really work. We were…
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    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

  • The Animal Confusion Movement

    Gary L. Francione
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    All of the large animal charities are partnering with industry to promote happy exploitation. All of the large animal charities and their supporters reject abolition as it is presented here: a rejection of the status of animals as property and recognition of nonhuman personhood based only on sentience; an emphasis on veganism as a moral imperative; a rejection of welfare campaigns, which merely increase production efficiency, and single-issue campaigns, which normalize animal exploitation by reinforcing the idea that the problem is the “abuse” being targeted and not our eating,…
  • Statement on “Abolitionist” and “Abolitionist Vegan” Groups

    Gary L. Francione
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    I have no formal affiliation with any organization, including those that characterize themselves as “abolitionist” or “abolitionist vegan” organizations. Some people who get exposed to my work get excited and decide to start “abolitionist” or “abolitionist vegan” groups. I am not sure why these people feel motivated to do this. After all, if they are rationally persuaded by my position (and rational persuasion is the only thing in which I have any interest; I am not interested in “followers”), why not just use the materials that I…
  • An HSUS Reprimand and My Reply

    Gary L. Francione
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    Someone from the The Farm Animal Protection Corporate Outreach Program at the Humane Society of the United States sent me a poster bearing the standard welfarist slogan, “don’t be divisive,” apparently to reprimand me for not getting with the corporate program: (Click to enlarge.) I liked the color scheme and general layout. Here is my reply to my friends at HSUS: (Click to enlarge.) And here’s a combined one: (Click to enlarge.) If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient…
  • Vegan Society “Ambassador”: Veganism is not “for everyone” and “it’s not probably for very many people.”

    Gary L. Francione
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    Marathan runner Fiona Oakes is an “Ambassador” of The Vegan Society. Here’s what Ms. Oakes had to say in a June 2014 BBC Radio interview (at 3:00 minutes in): I run in a positive proactive kind of way to promote a vegan diet…I’m not saying that it’s for everyone, I’m saying that it’s not probably for very many people… Listen yourself: Ms. Oakes fits perfectly with The Vegan Society’s position that veganism isn’t a moral baseline; it’s just a matter of consuming vegan trainers, lipstick, etc. Veganism, which involves not…
  • PROFILE OF A MODERN “ANIMAL ACTIVIST”: JENNA WOGINRICH

    Gary L. Francione
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Jenna Woginrich, supposedly a former vegetarian/vegan (she has used both terms), has been aggressively pimping “happy meat” for about five years now. She claims: My beef, after all, wasn’t with beef. It was with how the cow got to my plate in the first place. One way to make sure the animals I ate lived a happy, respectable life was to raise them myself. I would learn to butcher a free-range chicken, raise a pig without antibiotics and rear lambs on green hillside pastures. I would come back to meat eating, and I would do it because of my love for animals. She advises those…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • The True Cost of the Doggie in the Window

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Every year, 40,000 homeless dogs pass through the doors of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the most populous county in Arizona. That’s more than 3,330 dogs a month and almost 110 dogs each day. The influx of Chihuahuas and Chi mixes alone is so large that the shelter has set aside three of its rooms just for the tiny breeds. Most pet-store puppies come from puppy mills which treat the mother dogs like breeding machines and the puppies like a cash crop. Photo: Jason Miczek/AP Images for The HSUS This seemingly unending stream of homeless pets was one of the reasons Phoenix passed an…
  • Houston, We Have a Problem – With Bird Poisoning

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Images of distressed birds writhing, seizing and flopping their wings, broadcast last week on Houston television, were tough for the public to see. Photographers for KHOU-TV recorded this horror show at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) after a contractor hired by airport authorities, in cooperation with United Airlines, intentionally poisoned grackles, pigeons and other birds, with corn kernels mixed with the deadly toxicant Avitrol®. Startled airport employees saw birds dropping out of the sky shortly after dawn on Saturday and the deaths continued through the weekend.
  • Every Field of Humane Work – Everywhere

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    *An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that nearly 50 counties and cities have laws against puppy mills. This version has been corrected. Nearly 50 counties and cities have outlawed the sale of puppies in pet stores. Given that it’s our 60th year, and we’re now six months into 2014, I thought it might be a good time for a progress report on the major accomplishments of the year – as signs of the forward movement for animals and also as indicators of what your investments in The HSUS yield in very tangible terms. PHASING OUT SOW GESTATION CRATES After years of negotiations…
  • Testing Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal Testing

    Wayne Pacelle
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Every year, 20 million animals – a number so big it's hard to wrap your mind around it – are used worldwide in chemical studies, causing immense suffering and pain. But this week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued new, updated guidance for its 34 member countries – where most of these studies are performed – which could open up a different pathway forward, one that would spare millions of creatures a miserable fate. New OECD guidance on chemical testing could spare millions of animals from a miserable fate. Photo: iStockphoto One document released…
  • Bear Baiters Spread Doughnuts, False Claims, and Fear in Maine

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    In today’s Bangor Daily News, Maine hunter Joel Gibbs upends the simplistic framing coming from a vocal segment of bear trophy hunters in the Pine Tree State about Question 1 on the November ballot. Maine is the only state that allows baiting, hounding and trapping of bears. Photo: Frank Loftus/The HSUS With Maine’s bear baiting season about to start later this month, the Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine is attempting, with fear tactics, to rally hunters, warning them that Question 1 bodes the end of bear management in the state.  In fact, Question 1 would only put a stop to certain…
 
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    Vegalicious

  • Red Lentil Chili

    harald
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    This is a lovely chill recipe. We enjoyed it only mildly spicy not as a 4 alarm chill, but if you prefer, you can add more heat. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils 3 cups water 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cans crushed tomatoes (14 ounce each) 1/4 cup apple butter 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon cumin salt and pepper to taste Directions: Chop the onion. De-seed and chop the red bell pepper. Heat the oil in a large soup…
  • Review: Banana Crumb Muffins with Fresh Pineapple and Coconut

    Chris Walker
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    We’ve recently come across a beautiful cooking blog called The Café Sucré Farine. Chris is the cook, and her husband Scott takes beautiful photos of her creations. All of the recipes are inspiring to convert to being vegan. Coming from Florida I often yearn for tropical flavors, so this recipe attracted my eye. It was very easy to convert to being vegan, by merely substituting vegan margarine for the butter and using an egg replacement. I hope Chris is not upset by my vegan conversion of her recipe. They say imitation is form of a compliment. These muffins were delicious, and indeed…
  • Couscous Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables

    Chris Walker
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    We enjoyed this as a main meal, warm salad for lunch today. It’s an easy salad to make, and very filling. Ingredients: for the salad: 1 cup couscous 2 cups water 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon powder 1 medium eggplant 1 red bell pepper 1 zucchini 1 medium onion 2 spring onions black olives parsley, chopped fresh mint, chopped chives chopped small handful fresh basil, chopped for the dressing: 3-4 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon powder pinch sweet paprika powder salt and pepper Directions: Place 2 cups of boiling water in a large bowl. Add…
  • Creamy Key Lime Tempeh and Mushroom Enchiladas

    Chris Walker
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    These enchiladas were delicious. It’s the key lime juice that made the difference. We will be having this more this summer. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 medium onions, chopped (divided) 4 ounces chopped green chillies 2 tablespoons oil 2½ cups minced tempeh (or cut in small strips) 8 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and chopped 6 ounces soy yogurt, divided ½ cup cilantro, chopped (Divided) 4 key limes 1 can (10 ounces) crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon taco seasoning Tabasco to taste salt and pepper 12 tortillas ½ cup shredded vegan cheese Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 350°F / 177°C. Spray…
  • Wild Peach, Avocado and Zucchini Salad

    harald
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    This was a delicious salad we had for lunch today. I was particularly pleased with the dressing using the chamomile syrup and chervil. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 2 medium zucchini, cleaned 4 organic wild peaches, cleaned and sliced 1-2 avocados, peeled and cut in pieces 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 1/2-3/4 cup vegan cheese, cut in pieces for the dressing: 4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons fine olive oil 3-4 tablespoons syrup, I used chamomile alternatives are agave, maple or fruit) 1/2 teaspoon dried chervil salt and pepper to taste Directions: Make the…
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    vegansaurus!

  • Animal News You Can Use: The meat industry can't stop whining

    seriousmeaveness
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The meat industry’s leadership seems to be in a panic over how prevalent the term “factory farming” is these days. My coworker Matt Prescott takes them to task in a new Washington Post commentary, explaining that meat production is in fact far more factory than farm, and that it was the industry itself which helped coined the language used to describe these inhumane places. They’re also complaining about California’s historic and humane law banning foie gras, even calling for the Supreme Court to nullify that law. One of them got into the ring with me this week on NPR’s Los…
  • slothville: Last month I travelled to Panama to make a short...

    seriousmeaveness
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    slothville: Last month I travelled to Panama to make a short film for National Geographic about a sloth rescue organisation called APPC. The film is now ready and I’m really pleased with the result. As well as all the usual gorgeous baby sloths it shows a less cuddly side to adult sloths, which serves as a reminder why they should never be kept as pets. Wherever you are in the world right now, it is 100 percent time for a sloth break. Adults! Babies! Dramatic rescues from foreign environs! Emotional releases back into the wild! It has absolutely everything you want in a sloth documentary,…
  • Los Angeles vegans, come to Sharon Palmer's Plant-Powered for Life book launch at Real Food Daily!

    vegansciencelab
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Delicious vegan food (a free tasting menu!), lively discussion between Plant-Powered for Life author Sharon Palmer and Real Food Daily owner Ann Gentry, and a raffle—anything else on a Wednesday night would be snoozeville in comparison. All this goodness happens Wednesday, July 16 (that’s tomorrow), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Real Food Daily in Pasadena. RSVP to the Facebook event page or to info@sharonpalmer.com and invite all your friends! See you there!
  • It’s that time of the month again! No, not that time,...

    youtalkfunny
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    It’s that time of the month again! No, not that time, it’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box time! Here’s you peek into this past month’s box.  The Superchic Lacquer caused a feeding frenzy at work. It ended up getting passed around. Like a 40 at an 8th grade party. Everybody was really into the color. It was a light blue, I think this one.  And of course the Pacifica eyeliner was popular! Did you know they made eyeliner? I did not.  What else…oh! My new favorite thing was in the box! NYL nourishing facial serum! I recently tried a bunch of NYL stuff that I’ve been meaning to…
  • You will never ever never ever guess what this vegan tuna...

    laurahooperb
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    You will never ever never ever guess what this vegan tuna sashimi is of. NEVER EVER. And if you do? GOOD ON YOU, SUPER GENIUS. As a reward for being so much smarter and better than the rest of us, please make me all of the amazing vegan sushi in this delicious Thursdays With Wanda recipe post KTHXBAI. [h/t furika ke]
 
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    Incredible Smoothies

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Do A 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge

    Davy Russell
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    There’s nothing like a 30-day green smoothie challenge to help you lose weight, boost your energy, and reboot your diet. I’m not talking about 30-days of nothing but green smoothies, though. You can begin to enjoy the many health benefits of green smoothies by simply replacing one meal each day with a delicious fruit and veggie shake. Here are the top five reasons why you should try a 30-day green smoothie challenge today: #1 – Establish A New Habit Many behavioral experts say that it takes 30 days to establish a new habit. After a month of performing a new behavior every…
  • Mango-Basil Green Smoothie Recipe

    Tracy Russell
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Here’s a delicious green smoothie that blends my favorite tropical fruits with an ingredient you don’t usually associate with a smoothie – basil! The basil goes really well with the pineapple and mango in this smoothie. I only added 5 leaves and it didn’t overpower the smoothie. Adding herbs, such as basil, to your smoothies are a great way to get out of “flavor ruts” and expand your horizons. In addition to basil, my favorite herbs to use in a green smoothie include cilantro, dill and mint. I prefer to use fresh herbs when making a smoothie because they…
  • Strawberry-Basil Green Smoothie Recipe

    Tracy Russell
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:20 am
    Strawberry and basil is a winning combination! This is a smaller green smoothie, but it’s still filling. I wanted to keep it simple to really highlight the basil flavor. I added chia seeds as they are a great source of omega-3′s and protein. I soak them before adding them to my smoothies so they don’t swell up and make the smoothie thicker after I blend it. I like to make my own almond milk as my family goes through it very quickly. You can find a link to my recipe in the ingredients list below. Strawberry Basil Smoothie 6 medium strawberries 6 fresh basil leaves 2…
  • Vitamix S30 Personal Blender Review

    Davy Russell
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:20 am
    Okay, it’s time to review the newest Vitamix blender on the market – the diminutive S30. The Vitamix S30 blender is being marketed as a personal, portable version of their famous, super-powerful 5200/6300 series machines. What’s To Love About The S30 Power: Don’t let its small size fool you, this blender is POWERFUL! With a 790 watt motor, this thing blends a green smoothie every bit as thoroughly as its much larger cousins, the 5200/6300/7500 series blenders. I tested it with my morning green smoothie with lots of kale and tossed in some whole, frozen strawberries and…
  • Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Coffee Smoothie Recipe

    Tracy Russell
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:52 am
    I like playing around with different ingredients. I recently made a Strawberry-Vanilla Coffee Smoothie, and it was nice to be able to enjoy a coffee drink without feeling guilty that it was full of sugar and artificial ingredients. Since I really liked that smoothie, I went to a flavored coffee website and scrolled though their combinations. I found a coconut and macadamia nut coffee flavor so I thought I would give that a try as a smoothie. I had some pineapple and coconut milk on hand so I went to the kitchen and gave this recipe a try. This recipe only makes about 10 ounces and I almost…
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    Your Daily Vegan

  • Soy Milk, Lies & Social Media

    Anya Todd
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Admittedly, I am no master of this whole social media thing. Sure, I have a blog on my personal website, but I rarely use it. I have the obligatory Twitter and Facebook accounts.  I don’t do Instagram. I write here on YDV usually after KD puts a fire up my arse. Oh, and I have a LinkedIn, but I am still not convinced it is at all useful. My lack of interest in social media likely boils down to the fact that I over analyze EVERYTHING I write. I mean seriously, how hard is it to eff up a tweet? Yet, I can still be heard asking the husband, “Does this sound alright?” His…
  • Vegan Recipes Not Required

    Daria Zeoli
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I want to let you in on a little secret: even if you’ve never tried to follow vegan recipes, you already eat vegan food. I know it seems like vegans are obsessed with food. We will tell you all about the best place to get a vegan cupcake, or our favorite vegan restaurant, or proudly show you our collection of vegan cookbooks. Is this a strictly vegan practice? I don’t think so. After all, Betty Crocker and Julia Child are certainly not vegan figures, and they’re both household names. An important part of vegan advocacy that gets overlooked is the fact that vegan food is…
  • My Vegan Transformation: From Exploiting to Honoring Animals

    Amy Bradley
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    As I approach a tipping point where I will soon be vegan for more of my life than I haven’t, I think back to my days as a non-vegan/non-vegetarian/unconcerned human who once accepted that animals were made to be eaten or used for human exploitative purposes. I try to remember how I got to this point of being a vegan animal rights activist, and I know that I always had a voice telling me that exploiting animals was wrong. A few moments jump out as I look at my journey… When I was in the fifth grade, my class dissected frogs. The cool kids put the eyes of the frogs in balloons, blew…
  • Fish Are Animals. No, Really

    Daria Zeoli
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I was eating a California veggie roll for lunch at my desk at work recently. A friend asked what it was, knowing I’m vegan. She thought I was eating imitation crab meat, which I think is still made of fish. “Nope, I don’t eat any animals.” Then came some ribbing – a bit less good natured than I intended – about the animal and plant kingdoms and which one fish belonged to. You see, my friend didn’t have a strong opinion as to what fish actually were. Fish are animals, folks. They are living beings with their own interests. They don’t grow to 90…
  • Veganism is Not Child Abuse

    Anya Todd
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Holy guacamole – can we all just stop the madness when it comes to ill-informed journalists claiming that vegan diets harm/kill babies?! Every year or so, an article enters the world with inflammatory headlines and content about how dangerous a vegan diet can be for infants and children. A handful of years ago, it was Nina Planck and her New York Times article, “Death by Veganism,” commenting on how terrible it is to raise vegan children – because her extensive knowledge in evidence-based nutrition is… well, non-existent. This time around, it is Mary Elizabeth…
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    Vegan Mainstream

  • Cooling Down with Choosing Raw: A Review

    Emma Larocque
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    I have been veg for so long now I sometimes scoff when people say to me, “but being vegan must be so hard!” That’s before I remember that I’ve been doing this for close to 20 years, so of course it’s not hard – for me. But when I think about raw food, that’s exactly what I think: “That must be so hard!”. Even to some of us longtime vegans who love food and cooking, RAW dishes – and I mean truly RAW dishes, not just salads and things that would normally be uncooked – can seem a little daunting. Needless to say I was excited when…
  • Vegan Unite! A New Online Vegan Marketplace Takes the Stage

    Emma Larocque
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Have you ever fallen in love with a pair of boots or a scarf, or a wallet only to find out that it’s not vegan? Have you ever wished that you could go somewhere to shop and not worry about checking EVERY SINGLE label, or look up EVERY SINGLE product to make sure it’s vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, etc, etc, etc? Do you have a great vegan product idea and wish there was somewhere you could reach “the conscious consumer”? Well, that place is here – it’s new, and still relatively small, but it’s growing, and it’s growing fast! Vegan Unite is a…
  • Salad Samurai: Salads No Longer Suck!

    Emma Larocque
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    I distinctly remember wishing when I was a teenager that I loved salad as much as I loved chocolate. Well, a couple of decades later I feel like they’re a lot closer in my heart than once they were, and Terry Hope Romero’s brand new cookbook Salad Samurai might just help push me over the edge! In her “New Salad Manifesto” introduction, Terry recounts a situation that ALL vegans have lived through at least once, and likely many times: If you don’t eat meat (or any animal-derived food), ordering a meal in a nice, if not necessarily accommodating to a vegan…
  • Veggie Prom Heads West: Get your dancing shoes on, LA!

    Emma Larocque
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    What do you remember of your high school prom? Whether it’s something you’d like to relive, or something you’d like to re-do, your chance is coming up, if you live in  or near LA. On June 28, 2014 the Veggie Prom is coming to Los Angeles! It’s an event that has happened in other cities, but never before in LA. Vegan Mainstream recently chatted with organizers Steven Todd Smith and Jessica Schoech to find out more: Vegan Mainstream: For people who have never been to a Veggie Prom, can you tell us what it is and why it’s such a great event? Steven Todd Smith: Veggie…
  • Vegan Finger Foods: A Bite-Sized Review

    Emma Larocque
    3 Jun 2014 | 10:43 am
    Who doesn’t love finger foods? They’re perfect for parties, potlucks and quick, light dinners – but really great vegan appetizers can be difficult to come by. Being a true lover of hummus of many varieties, hummus and veggies with a side of pickles/olives tends to be my appy of choice. However, a whole new world of possibilities has opened up with the new cookbook Vegan Finger Foods by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. This book features more than 100 recipes for appetizers, small plates/entrees, snacks and treats that only require your fingers to eat them! Many of them are…
 
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  • My Vegan Road Trip Across Cape Cod

    VeganWorldTrekker
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    For those of us living in the northeastern corridor of the United States, summer means one thing.. Cape Cod beaches! I have spent many a summer day since my youth, along the southern coast of my beloved state of Massachusetts! The cobblestone roads, grayish clapboard houses, and gorgeous beaches make this the perfect warm weather destination! It really fills my heart with joy, now that the Cape region is becoming increasingly vegan-friendly! A couple of years ago, I had written blog posts, regarding my quest for vegan dining across Cape Cod (the post urls are included at the end of this…
  • My Last Day in Turkey – A Vegan in Instanbul

    VeganWorldTrekker
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    The overnight bus from Canakkule had arrived back in Istanbul slightly before midnight, ending my ten day vacation in Turkey. This allowed me approximately three hours to shower and then nap, before heading to the airport for my flight back home to the United States. It made me so happy to find a kiosk selling simits at the airport in Istanbul! I was able to enjoy this yummy vegan Turkish treat for one more time! Fresh and warm right out of the oven, made this snack feel especially wonderful! Onboard my Air France flight, my VGML vegan breakfast was served. A sandwich baguette filled with…
  • My Vegan Travels to Troy(Canakkule), Turkey

    VeganWorldTrekker
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    The last official day of my eight day tour of Turkey had begun! The overnight bus arrived at my destination in the coastal city of Canukkale. Prior to the tour, the tour company had arranged for us to stay for a few hours at an intermediary hotel:”Hotel Helen” to get some rest and to freshen up. Breakfast was included. My morning meal included slices of crusty bread with cherry jam, apricot slices, raisins, as well as olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Tea was my am beverage of choice. The meal filled me up and energized me enough to start my day! The day’s tour would take us…
  • My Vegan Travels to Kusadasi(Ephesus), Turkey

    VeganWorldTrekker
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Day#8 of my Turkey vacation had arrived! Breakfast at my Kusadasi hotel was served poolside, on the outdoor patio overlooking the Aegean Sea! My breakfast included Turkish figs, watermelon, bread and jam, and part of my leftover simit from the previous day. I must re-iterate how wonderful the local figs and simits are! As I walked outside for our tour bus pickup, I glanced at the hotel’s entrance and noticed the ever-so-popular blue eye symbol(to ward off evil) on a glass ornament hanging on the lobby wall. This was to be an exciting day! The ancient city of Ephesus was first on our…
  • Spas & Nature for this Vegan in Pamukkale- Heading to Kusadasi!

    VeganWorldTrekker
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Day#7 of my Turkey vacation was the only “Free Day” of my trip. Fortunately, guests can experience many amenities at my hotel in Pamukkale! I started my day with a nice breakfast in the hotel dining room. A large simit(gotta LOVE those!) with strawberry jam, a plum, and dates comprised the sweet portion of my meal, while green and purple olives, sliced tomatoes, and cucumbers provided savory goodness! I decided to go for a walk in the hotel’s garden and pool area outside. My enjoyable morning relaxation began with swinging back and forth on a hammock within the beautiful,…
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  • Cooling Down with Choosing Raw: A Review

    Emma Larocque
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    I have been veg for so long now I sometimes scoff when people say to me, “but being vegan must be so hard!” That’s before I remember that I’ve been doing this for close to 20 years, so of course it’s not hard – for me. But when I think about raw food, that’s exactly what I think: “That must be so hard!”. Even to some of us longtime vegans who love food and cooking, RAW dishes – and I mean truly RAW dishes, not just salads and things that would normally be uncooked – can seem a little daunting. Needless to say I was excited when…
  • Vegan Unite! A New Online Vegan Marketplace Takes the Stage

    Emma Larocque
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Have you ever fallen in love with a pair of boots or a scarf, or a wallet only to find out that it’s not vegan? Have you ever wished that you could go somewhere to shop and not worry about checking EVERY SINGLE label, or look up EVERY SINGLE product to make sure it’s vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, etc, etc, etc? Do you have a great vegan product idea and wish there was somewhere you could reach “the conscious consumer”? Well, that place is here – it’s new, and still relatively small, but it’s growing, and it’s growing fast! Vegan Unite is a…
  • Salad Samurai: Salads No Longer Suck!

    Emma Larocque
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    I distinctly remember wishing when I was a teenager that I loved salad as much as I loved chocolate. Well, a couple of decades later I feel like they’re a lot closer in my heart than once they were, and Terry Hope Romero’s brand new cookbook Salad Samurai might just help push me over the edge! In her “New Salad Manifesto” introduction, Terry recounts a situation that ALL vegans have lived through at least once, and likely many times: If you don’t eat meat (or any animal-derived food), ordering a meal in a nice, if not necessarily accommodating to a vegan…
  • Veggie Prom Heads West: Get your dancing shoes on, LA!

    Emma Larocque
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    What do you remember of your high school prom? Whether it’s something you’d like to relive, or something you’d like to re-do, your chance is coming up, if you live in  or near LA. On June 28, 2014 the Veggie Prom is coming to Los Angeles! It’s an event that has happened in other cities, but never before in LA. Vegan Mainstream recently chatted with organizers Steven Todd Smith and Jessica Schoech to find out more: Vegan Mainstream: For people who have never been to a Veggie Prom, can you tell us what it is and why it’s such a great event? Steven Todd Smith: Veggie…
  • Vegan Finger Foods: A Bite-Sized Review

    Emma Larocque
    3 Jun 2014 | 10:43 am
    Who doesn’t love finger foods? They’re perfect for parties, potlucks and quick, light dinners – but really great vegan appetizers can be difficult to come by. Being a true lover of hummus of many varieties, hummus and veggies with a side of pickles/olives tends to be my appy of choice. However, a whole new world of possibilities has opened up with the new cookbook Vegan Finger Foods by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. This book features more than 100 recipes for appetizers, small plates/entrees, snacks and treats that only require your fingers to eat them! Many of them are…
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  • My Husband’s 21-Day Vegan Challenge

    JL Fields
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    I’ve decided to write this post without much fanfare. Because it’s my blog, not my husband’s, and one day it will be his story to tell. But I can tell you this: Not long after I started this blog I wrote confessions of a vegan lifestyle coach: I have an omnivore husband. Last year I shared Dave’s decision to be vegetarian at home. Just over three weeks ago I asked Dave to consider doing a 21-day vegan challenge; he said yes. Dave at the vegan grill. Saturday night we saw the film COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret in Denver. It was his final weekend on the vegan…
  • Vegan News You Can Use (7/20/14)

    JL Fields
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Vegan news you can use (7/20/14) America’s Move to Soy Hobbles Dairy Vegan Food: It’s Not About Deprivation Doctor says vegan cuisine key to good health How I Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet 8 Tips for Going Vegan on a Budget Beyond Meat Unleashes New ‘Beast’ Vegan Burger on NY Mets Bay Area brains hacked brewer’s yeast to make vegan cheese JJ’s Sweets distributing new [vegan] candy nationwide Tuna-less tuna and no-pork pulled pork (YamChops, vegetarian butcher shop, Toronto, Canada) Kiss the Cook  (Wobbly Olive chef to offer vegan plates on next seasonal…
  • Win a Big Buddha bag, signed copy of Vegan for Her, and more!

    JL Fields
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Last night, during the weekly #VeganFoodChat, Ginny and I announced a really fun giveaway on VeganForHer.com (if you missed the chat, replay it here). One person will win this Big Buddha “Arlene” Rosette Satchel, a signed copy of Vegan for Her, The Plant Plate magnet, and three Vegan for Her notepads! Two people will win a signed copy of Vegan for Her, The Plant Plate magnet, and three Vegan for Her notepads! What are you waiting for? Enter to win on VeganforHer.com! The post Win a Big Buddha bag, signed copy of Vegan for Her, and more! appeared first on JL goes Vegan.
  • Vegan for Her #VeganFoodChat Twitter Party: TONIGHT

    JL Fields
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Ginny and I have been invited by The Food Duo to participate in their weekly #VeganFoodChat! We are celebrating Vegan for Her‘s first birthday by taking YOUR questions about women’s health and living a vegan lifestyle on Twitter tonight! Log on to TweetChat.com at 8pm EST (5pm PST/ 6pm MST), enter #VeganFoodChat and then join in on the fun! Oh, Ginny and I have a fun announcement, too! The post Vegan for Her #VeganFoodChat Twitter Party: TONIGHT appeared first on JL goes Vegan.
  • Meatless Monday Legumes

    JL Fields
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    One year ago Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet was released. Since then I have enjoyed doing speaking engagements, veg fest appearances, store-based demos and teaching local classes on how to incorporate a vegan diet, and lifestyle, into one’s life. I use The Plant Plate, the instructive tool Ginny included in our book, to demonstrate just how easy it is to incorporate vegetables, fruit, grains, legumes, and nuts and seeds into a daily meal plan. The number one response I get from students and audiences? I didn’t grow up…
 
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  • Summer Sizzle: June Heat Wave Breaks Record

    Amy Doot
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    The globe is on a hot streak. A heat record was set in June, and that’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010′s old record by one-twentieth of a degree. NOAA climate monitoring chief Derek Arndt said the record was driven by unusually hot oceans, especially the Pacific and Indian oceans. Heat records broke on every continent but Antarctica, especially in New Zealand,…
  • Foodie Tuesday: DIY Vegan Popsicles

    April Newell
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Summer heat calls for summer desserts, but don’t chase after the ice cream truck just yet.  These three creative vegan popsicles will rock your world as well as your tastebuds.  And they’re full to the brim with vitamins – what more could you ask for? Dark Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops Kiwi goodness wrapped in dark chocolate…Mmmmm. Recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen You will need: 6 large kiwis, peeled using this awesome method, cut into 1/3″-1/2″ thick rounds 1 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup coconut oil popsicle sticks or lollipop…
  • Sweet and Spicy Dorito-Crusted Tofu Fries

    IEG
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    By Stephanie Francis Today, July 21st, is National Junk Food Day! In honor of yet another food holiday, I decided to show a different side of veganism with this recipe for sweet and spicy Dorito-crusted tofu fries. Since there are several other potato chips that also qualify as vegan, I’m sure you could swap out the Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos but it wouldn’t be as delicious, as the Doritos are already fairly seasoned. For extra crispiness you can also add some Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, like I did, or Panko bread crumbs. INGREDIENTS 1 pkg firm or extra firm tofu approx. 14 oz…
  • Meatless Mondays: 11 Vegan Pie Recipes To Make Your Summer Extra Sweet

    One Vegan Fatty
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Ahh…Pie…no other dish leaves me feeling quite so domestic when I make it. Summertime creates a bit of a dilemma when it comes to pie-making. On the one hand, there are a bazillion summer fruits that are just begging to be baked inside a nice flaky, vegan buttery crust. On the other, sometimes it’s so hot that turning on the oven could be considered a criminal offense. But no worries, for those days, I’ve also included some delectable NO-BAKE pies that will keep your kitchen cool and your tastebuds happy. STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRUMB PIE photo: Post Punk Kitchen BLACKBERRY…
  • Vegan Beauty Basket: Zuii Organic Blossoming Beauty

    Amarie Halley
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    I get worked up about great new cruelty-free products, and I am excited to share some Aussie beauty loot that you may have not yet discovered. Recently, I’ve been loving Zuii Organic,  an Australian based company that combines a little bit of nature and a little bit of science to create their natural flower and essential oil line. Need a moisturizing foundation? Need a quality foundation powder? Read on beauties, read on. Zuii’s Liquid foundation contains so many vitamins and antioxidants that it’s more like a mini, moisturizing skin treatment each day rather than a…
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  • Oh, My! Tomato Pie!

    Lizz Clements
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    When I first moved to Austin, Kerbey Lane Cafe was my favorite place to eat. I tried nearly every vegetarian thing on the menu. Then I went vegan, limiting my options a bit. Vegan pancakes and the breakfast platter became my usual picks. I have always been intrigued by their seasonal menus, which unfortunately don't usually have vegan options. The highlight of the summer menu is their Tomato Pie. I have never tried it but have always been intrigued.So I decided to make tomato pie at home.For starters, I used the all-knowing master of knowledge, Google, to see if any copycat recipes had been…
  • Annapurna's World Vegetarian Cafe

    Lizz Clements
    6 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    So this is super crazy, you guys, but it's just over three months until my wedding! I cannot get over how close we're getting, not to mention how much stuff the two of us still need to do before the big day. I am beside myself with giddiness, glee, and excitement. This weekend will be all about the food. Yes, I'm a crazy whackjob and am trying to devise a way to cater the thing myself. It's not that unrealistic, okay? For starters, we're expecting less than 30 people. It's also going to take place midday. I'm also going to have lots of help from my family setting up, if push comes to shove.
  • A New Addition to the Family

    Lizz Clements
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last year I shared with you the story of a stray cat that wound up on our porch. We nicknamed her Porchy as a result. This poor little dear was emaciated and pregnant. We started feeding her and set about finding her a foster family that could take care of her while she was carrying her kittens. She had 6 adorable fluffy babies, all girls. They named them after princesses and found them all homes. Afterward, they brought Porchy to a feral cat colony, but a few weeks later she miraculously appeared on our Porch once more.Porchy and her babiesWe were told that she wasn't indoor cat material.
  • Thai Vegan Santa Fe

    Lizz Clements
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    It's been a few weeks since Chris and I returned from our weekend in Santa Fe, NM though it seems like it has been ages. We went there in order to get our marriage license well in advance of our wedding date. As obsessive planners, neither of us could resist the opportunity to do so. We left during the wee hours on May 15th. Approximately 12 hours later, we were checked into our hotel, poodle in tow, tired and hungry and eager to enjoy the local vegan fare.Our first destination in Santa Fe was Thai Vegan. The quiet and welcoming atmosphere treated us upon our arrival. After a 12 hour drive…
  • Earth Burger - Now Open!

    Lizz Clements
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Make no mistake, my favorite vegetarian restaurant is +Green Vegetarian Cuisine  in San Antonio, Texas. That's why I was so excited to hear that they had decided to expand. They now have two locations in SA and one in Houston. They also recently opened their first +Earth Burger, a fast-food burger and sandwich joint that is 100% vegetarian.I had been following this project since they started promoting it last year. I backed their Kickstarter, too. I just really wanted this project to come to fruition. Mostly because I want them to open a location in Austin, hahaha. When word came…
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  • Creamy Cherry Pie Fruit Dip with Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you’ve ever wanted to fancy-up fresh summer fruit without much fuss, this is your solution. This dip is creamy and luxurious with a hint of cherry-vanilla flavour. Throw some fruit onto a kabob for a special event or just drizzle it onto a bowl of fruit for a quicker option. Heck, it’s even great drizzled on granola and yogurt, pancakes, and fruit crisps. You can’t go wrong if you tried! I blended soaked cashews with almond milk, cherries, vanilla, and coconut syrup creating a decadent, lightly-sweetened dip free of dairy. Eric went crazy over this dip and he isn’t…
  • An Ode To Toast: 4 Easy (But Drool-Worthy) Vegan Combos

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Just like smoothies, I make toast just about every day of the week in some form or other. It’s one of my favourite quick and easy lunches or snacks. It’s hard to beat the comforting, warm, and crunchy experience that toast provides in just a few minutes. Plus, the flavour possibilities are endless! I’ve always preferred an open-faced sandwich to the traditional kind because I can load on the toppings as much as I please and if it ever gets out of control I just eat it with a knife and fork. Fancy, right? Since we’ll soon be relying on our toaster quite a bit during our kitchen reno in…
  • Creamy Chocolate Hemp Smoothie for Two

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    One of the most popular questions I’ve received over the years is “How can I get my partner to eat healthier?” What I’ve come to realize is that for most people change has to happen from within. Whether it’s a personal struggle they go through or a light bulb moment they experience, many of us have to figure it out for ourselves. Plus, some people are naturally more resistant to change than others and if you push them, they repel in the opposite direction. I don’t believe in pressuring someone to eat a certain way and I don’t think that there is a one…
  • Coffee Shop Worthy Caramel Vanilla Bean Hazelnut Milk

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    Summer is known for having a slower pace, but this season looks like it will be more productivity-seeking than anything. Eric and I sat down the other night and made a big list of all the stuff we want to complete (or at least get underway) before this fall. Maybe we’re a bit over-ambitious, but we figure now is the time to take advantage of our free arms, restful sleep (at least for him), and long summer evenings. More than anything, I think it makes us feel more in control of our big upcoming life change, even if the sense of control/organization is merely a myth. Whatever works, I say.
  • Ultimate Green Taco Wraps with Lentil-Walnut Taco Meat (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:11 am
    My desire for vegetables has been fleeting over the course of the first and second trimesters. Some days I don’t want to touch them with a ten foot pole (except in smoothies, maybe), but when I do get a craving for veggies I have to eat all the vegetables,as soon as possible. There’s no middle ground. I either make a salad the size of my head or no salad at all. These lettuce-wrapped tacos are the result of one of my undeniable, all-consuming veggie cravings last week. All I could think about was something super fresh and crunchy. Before I knew it I was pulling every single vegetable out…
 
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  • Raw Chocolate Fudge

    eatingwhole
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Ingredients (makes 16 squares): 1 Cup raw tahini (or nut butter of choice) 1/3 Cup raw coconut oil 1/4 Cup raw date syrup (or raw agave / raw maple syrup) 1/4 Cup raw cacao powder Optional: unsweetened shredded coconut for top Directions: In your food processor add all ingredients and process until blended and creamy. […]
  • Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake Drizzled in Chocolate Ganache

    eatingwhole
    13 Jun 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you’re making this with wheat flour, simply replace the gluten-free flour blend with wheat flour & omit the xanthan gum! Ingredients (makes 1 double player or 1 thinner triple layer cake): 3 Cups gluten-free flour blend 2 Cups sugar 2 Cups non-dairy milk (I like So delicious’ coconut milk) 1 Cup cocoa powder 1/2 […]
  • Raw Strawberry Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

    eatingwhole
    13 Jun 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Ingredients: 2 Cups raw cashews, soaked overnight, drained 1 Cup water + more as needed 1 Cup raw date syrup 12 ripe strawberries 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon dash of salt Raw Chocolate Sauce 5 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted (fill a large bowl with HOT water, float a smaller bowl inside with your […]
  • Coconut Macaroons Drizzled with Chocolate Ganache

    eatingwhole
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Ingredients (makes about 1 dozen): 5 Cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1 Cup non-dairy milk 2/3 Cup sorghum flour 2/3 Cup raw agave or maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt Chocolate Ganache 10 oz semisweet non-dairy chocolate 1/2 Cup So Delicious coconut creamer  Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Combine all […]
  • Simple Detox Kale Salad

    eatingwhole
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Does anyone else crave greens at times? I know my body does!  When I need to curb my craving I go for this simple & quick detox kale salad!  It’s light, refreshing, and just what my  body needed! Ingredients (serves 2): 2 Cups kale, roughly chopped & washed 1 large juicy tomato, diced 1/2 Cup […]
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    Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

  • Sun Gazing Method – Avoiding Eye Damage

    Aqiyl Aniys
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Why the heck would you attempt sun gazing? We all have been taught that looking directly into he sun for extended periods of time causes eye damage... The post Sun Gazing Method – Avoiding Eye Damage 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! ]]
  • Best Way To Cook A Sweet Potato For Health

    Aqiyl Aniys
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    I am not a heavy starch eater and that includes eating sweet potatoes. If I do eat a potato I would eat a sweet potato over a white potato but a sweet potato has a better nutrient content than a white potato... The post Best Way To Cook A Sweet Potato For Health 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! ]]
  • The Paleo Diet – I Don’t Want To Eat Like A Caveman

    Aqiyl Aniys
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The Paleo Diet revolves around eating like a caveman, like aspiring to be like a caveman is something sexy? Are we truly sliding downhill so fast as... The post The Paleo Diet – I Don’t Want To Eat Like A Caveman 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! ]]
  • Benefits of Marijuana – Healing Properties And Components – Cannabis Cures

    Aqiyl Aniys
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Marijuana was classified as a schedule 1 narcotic drug because all of a sudden there were no benefits of... The post Benefits of Marijuana – Healing Properties And Components – Cannabis Cures 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! ]]
  • New York On Its Way Towards Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use

    Aqiyl Aniys
    29 May 2014 | 12:38 pm
    New York is on its way to becoming the 22nd state plus DC to legalize medical marijuana with the passage of the Compassionate Care Act that passed with... The post New York On Its Way Towards Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use 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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  • How to Visit Palm Springs on a Budget – 6 Tips

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    1. Weekdays are much cheaper…. but you can still grab a bargain on the weekend. I paid around $55 a night for my weeknight stays by booking 2 1/2 to 3 star properties on Priceline or Hotwire. For a weekend stay, I paid $72 a night for a Saturday and Sunday night (the same offer […]How to Visit Palm Springs on a Budget – 6 Tips is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Brighton Veg Fest 2014 – Tips for Attending

    admin
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:11 am
    If you’re vegetarian or vegan, then the Brighton Veg Fest could be the perfect day out for you. It’s held in March each year.   A true celebration of all things vegan, centrally placed in bright and vibrant Brighton, the Veg Fest is an outing packs with tastes, treats, and best of all freebies! Another […]Brighton Veg Fest 2014 – Tips for Attending is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Healthy Hotel Room Wraps

    admin
    16 Feb 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I’ve been eating badly lately. I’ve been craving salad, which I know means something has been wrong with what I’ve been eating. I solved that today but going and buying around $20 worth of ingredients for 4 days or so worth of wraps. These are great for when you have a fridge but no other […]Healthy Hotel Room Wraps is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Palm Springs for Vegetarians and Vegans

    admin
    12 Feb 2014 | 11:51 am
    Native Foods Native Foods is one of the oldest vegan restaurants in the US (it’s celebrating it’s 20th birthday – how awesome is that!?) Your first stop in Palm Springs if you’re vegan should be to go to Native Foods for their carrot cupcake with vegan cream cheese frosting. Delish! Wholefoods and other supermarkets. A […]Palm Springs for Vegetarians and Vegans is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • How to Save Even More When Using Hotwire and Priceline.

    admin
    8 Feb 2014 | 12:52 am
    This post assumes you know the basics of Hotwire and Priceline e.g., how to get virtually unlimited rebids. These are a few extra tips you can use to become an ABSOLUTE expert using these sites. Most of these tips refer to hotel bookings, but I love these sites for flights too. - Make sure your […]How to Save Even More When Using Hotwire and Priceline. is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
 
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    Animal Rights Revolution

  • How Do YOU Promote Veganism? We Want To Know

    Christian Sanchez
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Photo Credit: Gina When it comes to animal rights advocacy, every person counts. Any movement or major societal change that we’ve had throughout history involved people. People are truly the power behind it all.  And as animal rights advocates we need to recognize that we are a voice for animals and that means we need to be as highly effective at promoting animal rights and veganism as possible. Every interaction that we have with somebody is important. You can either turn a person vegan or completely turn them off to veganism for the rest of their lives depending on what you say and…
  • Watch How These Cows React To Jazz Music. It’ll Change The Way You Look At Cows

    Christian Sanchez
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    These cows simply adore the jazzy music. Who knew cows loved jazz? I sure didn’t. They love the same type of music you and I love. They look so adorable and so happy. There’s just something so special about this.You can read their body language and notice how well they communicate their receptiveness to the music. I just love how the little one walks up among the herd. Cows are such highly social and sophisticated beingsThey deserve freedom and music just like we do. They aren’t food or property. Let’s end the horrors. Let’s save them along with the other…
  • The One Major Thing That Annoys The Hell Out Of Many Vegans

    Christian Sanchez
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Photo credit: castgen There are a lot of things that annoy vegans. From the whole “Where do you get your protein from?” shenanigan to the good ole “I love my meat too much” excuse. I’m sure you’ve heard them all. I know I have but it doesn’t even come close to the main thing that annoys the hell out of vegans, myself included. Let me cut straight to the point. The number one major thing that drives many vegans crazy is when people use the word vegetarian to describe veganism.  When one word is used interchangeably with the other. For example, when…
  • Top 30 Ways To Persuade As Many People To Go Vegan As Possible

    Christian Sanchez
    5 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    Are you tired of trying your best to convince people to go vegan? It can be so frustrating right? You have good intentions. No. You have GREAT intentions. You simply want to see a non-vegan  friend, a family member, a loved one, or even a stranger become vegan. By them going vegan you know that it will save innocent beings, it will improve their health, and improve our environment. So you sit down with them and tell them all you can about going vegan. You present them with the cold hard facts. You answer questions. You recommend several documentaries. You tell them how awesome it is and how…
  • The Vegetarian Paradigm: Top 5 Reasons Vegetarians Stay Vegetarian

    Christian Sanchez
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    A few years ago, before I became vegan, I, like many other people, used to think that vegetarianism was a good thing – certainly better than eating meat in terms of health and animal liberation. However, my thought was far from the truth. The truth is, vegetarianism promotes death and suffering to animals as much if not more than a diet that includes meat. It’s easy to believe that vegetarianism is a good thing. We have all types of advertisements and all sorts of people (family, friends, celebrities, and even authoritative figures – such as doctors and scientists)…
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  • The Horrific Life Of New Zealand Bobby Calves

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    7 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Most people believe that the way a cow produces milk for humans is as natural as a bee pollinating a flower. The majority of dairy food consumers don’t realise that these cows are typically artificially impregnated each year and that over one million young babies (called “bobby calves” by the farming industry), are considered to be an annoying waste product. The fact is, that while cows naturally produce milk, it’s only as much as is needed to feed their offspring when they have them. In order to produce it in the vast quantities demanded for mass human sale and consumption,…
  • Health Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

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    29 Jun 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Living a vegan lifestyle and eating a diet free from animal products can not only be rewarding in terms of ethics, it can also pay off in terms of health1. Fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and pulses all have huge benefits beyond merely keeping a healthy body weight. An increased intake of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, including antioxidants, can help prevent a number of conditions. Significant studies have proven that people eating a plant based diet live a longer life than the average meat-eater2. This is not something that the powerful meat industry likes to be heard and…
  • The Unsustainable Use Of Grain Feed

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    18 Nov 2013 | 6:39 pm
    When counting the cost of meat production there are many factors to consider – money, environmental impact, water expenditure are obvious, but one major cost that is sometimes forgotten about is grain feed. While water and environment have localised implications for New Zealand, grain has become a more globalised issue. It is often produced in third-world nations and shipped overseas rather than being used to feel local populations, or produced in the west and never exported for the inexpensive and efficient source of nutrition that it is. The new middle class in emerging nations…
  • 1,000 Litres Of Water To Make 1 Litre Of Milk

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    26 Jun 2013 | 1:30 pm
    When discussing the “price” of milk it’s easy to overlook an important component – instead of the numbers on a shopping receipt, it’s the cost in terms of water that the public needs to become far more aware of. When all the different requirements are tallied, it becomes clear that a litre of milk requires a disproportionately large amount of water to produce. This is the true cost to us as a society, one that is slowly but steadily degrading our environment and wasting our natural resources. In New Zealand the dairy industry’s demand for water is immense,…
  • Anti-Cancer Diets Recommend Meat Reduction

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    25 Feb 2013 | 5:26 pm
    The meat industry doesn’t advertise these statistics. The more meat you eat, the higher your cancer risk. Practically all anti-cancer diets recommended by experts recommend the reduction of red meat from your diet and to move to a plant-based diet. According to The World Health Organisation and The World Cancer Research Fund, diet and nutritional factors can play a major role in both the causes and prevention of cancer. Diets for preventing or fighting cancer are predominantly plant-based that include a variety of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Vegetarians are around 50% less likely…
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