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  • 5 Awesome Reasons We Could Have a Vegan America by 2050

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    Lane
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    After undergoing quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a later stent surgery, Bill Clinton adopted a vegan diet in 2010. Since then, he’s lost 20 pounds, and is now an advocate for vegan and meatless diets. “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” Clinton told a CNN reporter. “All my […]
  • Imagine Peace: It Starts on Your Plate

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    Daria Zeoli
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    September 21 marked the 30th Annual International Day of Peace. Yoko Ono contributed John Lennon’s “Imagine” to be played on this day. If you’ve read my bio here on YDV, you’ve probably deduced that I’m a John Lennon fan. You may have even seen me at Strawberry Fields over the years, congregating with other people in the only way that makes me feel remotely comfortable; coming together for music. I cannot hear the word “peace” these days without thinking that it begins on the plate. It’s a quote that appears on the front of a shirt I have…
  • Cherry Coconut Bars

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    eatingwhole
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    With a divine shortbread-esque crust, cherry filling, crumble topper, and toasted coconut there is a scrumptious depth of flavor! Ingredients (9 x 9 baking pan, makes 9 bars): Crust (PLEASE NOTE: You may make these full ‘o gluten by replacing the sorghum flour, coconut flour, and potato starch with 2 Cups WHEAT flour and OMIT […]
  • Apple Fritters Two ways with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

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    eatingwhole
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Apple season is in full swing here in the Hudson Valley of New York!  I thought I’d make apple fritters two ways: baked & fried, and why not use some hard cider in the batter to emphasize the delicious apple flavor?!  I’m warning you now, the caramel dipping sauce is addictive!!  Ingredients (serves 2): Batter: […]
  • Squash Gratin With Poblanos & Cream

    Food.com: Vegetarian Recipes
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    From Food & Wine. At Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne's Tavern in Los Angeles, chef Julie Robles makes this vegetarian gratin in individual dishes with a topping of candied pepitas (pumpkin seeds). This version is for one big gratin garnished with plain toasted pumpkin seeds.Squash Gratin With Poblanos & CreamRating: 0Created: Sep 25, 2014 2:47:10 PM
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  • 5 Awesome Reasons We Could Have a Vegan America by 2050

    Lane
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    After undergoing quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a later stent surgery, Bill Clinton adopted a vegan diet in 2010. Since then, he’s lost 20 pounds, and is now an advocate for vegan and meatless diets. “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” Clinton told a CNN reporter. “All my […]
  • Vegan America by 2050?

    Lane
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    I'm making a prediction: America will be vegan by 2050. Sound preposterous? Not if we work together to make it happen. Consider that until the 1900s millions of young children worked in our factories... and how untenable that would be today. Consider that a country built on the backs of slaves elected Barack Obama in […]
  • Sorry Portland, PETA Names NYC Most Vegan Friendly City

    Lane
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has declared New York the nation’s most vegan-friendly city. To mark the occasion, PETA presented City Council members with a Manhattan skyline replica carved from vegetables, complete with a Chrysler Building made of radishes. “New York has really gone for the green,” Dan […]
  • Alison Eastwood and LoveAnimals.org Team up to Help Chimpanzees Retired from Biomedical Research

    Lane
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - September 4, 2014 - Actress and director Alison Eastwood is lending her star power to help 110 chimpanzees from a biomedical research laboratory get a new start. The chimpanzees have a new home at Keithville, LA-based Chimp Haven, following their retirement from the New Iberia Research Center. Eastwood and nonprofit crowdfunding […]
  • How To Be Vegan by Elizabeth Castoria

    Lane
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
      Jane and I just had the opportunity to read How To Be Vegan by Elizabeth Castoria.  This is a great book for people considering a vegan lifestyle. It touches on what to eat, what to wear, things to consider when furnishing your home, and travel. But perhaps, my favorite chapter is the section on […]
 
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  • Blue Mashed Potatoes

    Michelle Cehn
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Creamy masked potatoes have long been a favorite in American households. But let’s face it—they are quite possibly the most boring looking food on the planet. And that’s where this recipe comes in. By using a combination of red, white, and purple potatoes, you can achieve a much more exciting mashed potato dish that will bring color to your dinner table. For this dish I used the Trader Joe’s potato medley—a sack of red, white, and purple potatoes. To achieve a more vivid shade of blue, use only the purple potatoes.   Ingredients: 1 sack of red, purple, and…
  • The Vegan Mom Project

    Michelle Cehn
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    We’re not going to sugarcoat it; raising a child with a strong sense of compassion and a foundation of healthy foods is tough in a world where kids are encouraged to munch on Cheetos and taught that loving certain animals (dogs and cats) and eating others (pigs and chickens) is perfectly okay. A world where few doctors understand the nuances of nutrition, and many teachers, daycare professionals, and friends think it’s “just fine” to feed kids a little bit of cheese behind moms back. In an effort to support all the vegan moms out there, Vegan.com has started The…
  • Vegan Fried Rice

    Michelle Cehn
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Guest recipe from Leigh-Chantelle. Fried rice is a savory meal or side dish consisting of stir fried rice with a variety of mix-ins, typically including diced vegetables and scrambled egg. You’ll find this comforting food at American Chinese restaurants, Chinese fast food establishments, and food stands throughout Southeast Asia, and if you simply order it without egg it will usually be vegan. But you can also make a much healthier and equally delicious version at home! Serves 4-6 people. Ingredients: 2 cups of brown rice 6 cups of filtered water 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion,…
  • Tip #12: Vegan Fast Food Meals

    Michelle Cehn
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Fast food was once difficult for vegans to find and enjoy, but today it’s easy to find vegan options at almost all fast food restaurants. While this is not a food category you’re well-advised to eat much of, when you’re in a crunch or on the road, you can find these vegan meals just about anywhere. Here are six of your best bets, when it comes to eating vegan in fast food establishments. Chipotle: Coming in at #1 on our list, Chipotle offers giant burritos, tacos, rice bowls, and salads packed with grains, greens, veggies, and guacamole—all for just $7. Plus, they’ve…
  • Basic Vegan Dog Cookies

    Michelle Cehn
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Nothing beats the eager eyes and happy tail-wag of a dog about to get a treat. Here is a recipe we’ve adapted from The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book for the easiest dog treats on the planet. Ingredients: 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast 1 Cup Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth Method: Mix the flour and nutritional yeast together. Then add the vegetable broth and knead together for several minutes until a dough ball forms. Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut into desired treat shapes. Arrange on a greased baking sheet and bake at…
 
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  • Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Wishing You a Swashbuckling International Talk Like A Pirate Day Post by Captain James Tea Cook - Pirate Of The Carob Bean. More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News
  • Free From For Free - Meat & Dairy Reducers Open Invite at Vegfest UK

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Meat and Dairy Reducers welcome at VegfestUK London this September Last Chance - Buy One Get One Free on TicketsWith all the recent publicity about the health and environmental benefits of reducing one’s meat and dairy consumption, people all over the UK are actively seeking to replace their meat and dairy with decent vegan options – but where to start? Look no further than VegfestUK London – the UK’s biggest vegan event and full of inspiration to help even the most hardened meat lovers amongst us.Making Sense on The Horizon‘Giving up meat and dairy – or at least reducing our…
  • 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…
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  • Natural Products Expo East 2014 Recap

    Courtney
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    2014 was my second year attending the Natural Products Expo East event, always in search of my new favorite natural products.  Though i was only able to attend the expo for the last day, saturday, I still found several new companies that deserve some special attention.  I’ll be doing more in-depth reviews of these products in coming […]Check out the review @ Natural Products Expo East 2014 Recap
  • Chameleon Organic Cold-Brew Vanilla Coffee

    Andrew
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
      This past weekend, at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, I had the opportunity to pick up some cold brewed coffee from Chameleon.  I was given several samples as I was making my way towards the exit.  At the time I didn’t have a chance to speak with the vendor about what made their […]Check out the review @ Chameleon Organic Cold-Brew Vanilla Coffee
  • Our Guide to Backyard Composting

    Courtney
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
        With the end of summer here I wanted to share some tips on backyard composting for the fall and winter that will surely benefit your garden come next year’s spring. For those of you who have heard of composting but aren’t quite sure what it is and why you should do it check […]Check out the review @ Our Guide to Backyard Composting
  • Caldrea Blackcurrant Mint Candle

    Andrew
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    When I was first presented a candle to review made by Caldrea, I was unsure what made a candle “eco-friendly.”  Why would this candle be better for the environment than other candles?  Well many scented hours later, with a bit of research, I have my answer. The Caldrea candle I was asked to review is […]Check out the review @ Caldrea Blackcurrant Mint Candle
  • Woobamboo Bamboo Toothbrush

    Courtney
    16 May 2014 | 4:00 am
    Recycling what you can is a great practice to get into. But what if the products didn’t need to be recycled because it is sustainable and made from organic matter? So it will eventually breakdown on it’s own, which is even better. Just remove the bristles and toss the handle into your compost pile. As […]Check out the review @ Woobamboo Bamboo Toothbrush
 
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  • Raspberry Flakie

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
     Oh, how I coveted other kids' Flakies when I was a kid. My mom would never buy such swill, of course, which only increased the allure of pre-packaged pastries.  There may or may not be beef tallow in Flakies, so if you are craving a treat from your Canadian childhood this recipe is for you.  The tang of the raspberry gets mellowed by the creamy filling, both of which are complemented by layers of buttery pastry.  I made my own butter this time--I use just a pinch of salt and it is absolutely  perfect for baking.  INGREDIENTS- 1 recipe easy puff pastry- 1…
  • Vegan Twinkies

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
     Finally the final post in my vanilla cake series!  Every time we have a family weekend at the cottage, my sister in law sends me recipe ideas that the whole family can enjoy (vegan and non).  I was never that in to Twinkies, but it is a rather fun way to eat cake and frosting.  She send me this recipe which looked good, but I wanted to make the traditional filling so it could be stable at room temperature.  There is a little bit of wiggle room with this recipe.  The problem I had was getting the bleedin' cakes out of the pan.  No amount of greasing,…
  • Happy 11th Birthday, Vegan Son #2

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    When I asked Son #2 what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he did not hesitate in requesting The Lord of the Rings.  We threw around a few ideas (Bilbo's hobbit hole was a contender, but I thought that would require way too much fondant), and then settled on the map of middle earth.  I will admit to pushing for the map because I thought it would be pretty easy.  Ha!  So, sorry out there to all the super fans for the inaccuracies.  Buttercream is harder than you think!  The cake is a triple recipe of my vanilla cake, baked in an 11x15x2 pan. Standard…
  • Ultimate Boston Cream Pie

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    This is the second to last instalment of my vanilla cake series.  Boston Cream Pie is the first multi-component dessert I learned to make.  My mom had a wooden recipe box with handwritten recipes from my great grandmother.  I was fascinated by her cursive style, and by the prodigious amounts of sugar and butter each recipe called for.  My mom had scribbled reductions in the margins but I always tried to follow the original recipes for maximum effect.  I think I was about 12 years old when I started making Boston Cream Pies for the family.  This recipe has all the…
  • 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-…
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  • Employment and Volunteer Opportunities with Dr. Harper and Sistah Vegan Project

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: Dr. Harper, creator and editor of Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books 2010) and author of Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014)  is searching for 2-3 people to help take her public speaking and published works to the next level. Until she can get more funding, the first position will be volunteer and the position of Public Speaking and Events Assistant (2 available) will have a salary that is commission-based. These are all remote…
  • 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…
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  • New Vegan Tuna Project We're Involved in

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    17 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Check out this awesome new vegan food product whose Kickstarter campaign launch we hope will impress you. Tomato Sushi is an all-natural, whole food that replicates the taste and texture of raw tuna – without the worry about mercury, toxins, or the near-extinction of bluefin tuna due to overfishing.
  • History of Veganism article in Wikipedia

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    21 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_veganism Maynard         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products. One of the first recorded individuals following a vegan diet was Dr. William Lambe in 1806. Later individuals included John Fra
  • Dr. Greger's new Latest in Nutrition DVD (all proceeds to charity)

    Michael Greger, M.D.
    5 Jun 2014 | 7:34 am
    The newest volume of my Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series is now available as a video download or physical DVD (order here: http://www.drgreger.org/dvds ). The current batch of videos from volume 18 (http://nutritionfacts.org/2014/04/08/volume18/) on NutritionFacts.org is set to run out soon,
  • Teacher and Chef of Vegan Cooking

    Eva Olivieri
    29 May 2014 | 3:31 am
    Hello, I invite you to visit my website rich of vegan http://dishes.www.lacucinaenergeticadieva.blogspot.com Thank you !Eva   
  • Fwd: NOTMILK - GMO Food is NOT Vegetarian

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    23 May 2014 | 2:56 pm
    ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: cohen...@yahoo.com [notmilk] Date: Wed, May 14, 2014 at 6:05 AM Subject: NOTMILK - GMO Food is NOT Vegetarian "Biotech crops are not a solution to solve hunger in Africa or elsewhere." - Nnimmo Bassey *     *     *     * On Apri
 
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  • Be critical of what you hear...

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    We hear all sorts of messages about our health, and many of them are conflicting.  However, it is important to see who and where those messages are coming from and what context they are in.I am going to give a couple examples.1) "People with lower cholesterol die earlier."This is true -- sort of.I was recently told this by a patient with coronary artery disease who cut the dose of his statin on his own, for fear of increasing his risk of death because his cholesterol numbers were too low.Several groups of people have low cholesterol -- people with advanced cancer, liver disease, or…
  • Malibu Classic Triathlon -- Race Report

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I do this race every year; this was my 7th year in a row.  I love the Nautica Malibu Classic Tri because it's well-organized, a race where lots of people get exposed to the sport and some for the first time, and it's just a big fun race with a few celebrities.This is actually my shortest triathlon of the year, amongst the three half-Iron distance 70.3 races and Santa Barbara Long Course which I raced a few weeks ago.SwimThe women start after the men, and start from youngest to oldest, so the women 35-39 was probably the third to last wave.  When you start after a lot of people,…
  • Comfort Foods

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Nearly 10 years ago when I contemplated becoming a vegan, I found myself in a dilemma.  Or at least at the time what felt like a dilemma.Veganism felt so final.  As in, I could never again eat some of my favorite comfort foods.  Chocolate chip cookies.  Brownies.  French toast.  Macaroni and cheese.  Not that these were major staples of my diet, but they were things I enjoyed from time to time (more so then than now, as I've considerably improved my diet in the meantime, thanks to triathlon and my desire to be healthier).As I explored, I found vegan versions…
  • Challenge Me!!

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Over the past three months, I've participated in challenges.  In June, I completed a push-up challenge by doing 100 push-ups daily for 30 days.  In July, it was a plank challenge, to hold a plank position for progressively longer periods of time, with a goal of a five minute plank.  I got to 4 minutes and 30 seconds.  While I didn't fully complete the challenge, 4:30 is longer than my previously longest plank by a minute.That's me.  In a plank position.  It's a tough one to hold once you get beyond a minute and a half.This month, I've taken on a challenge of my…
  • 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?
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  • Vegetarian Philly Cheese

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    VegetarianVegetarian Philly CheeseRating: 0Created: Sep 29, 2014 2:05:26 PM
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Don't be afraid of the tofu... You would never know this pie is dairy free! Delicious simple recipe that vegans and non-vegans will love!Vegan Pumpkin PieRating: 0Created: Sep 25, 2014 9:36:49 PM
  • Vegetarian Stuffing

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Amazing veggie stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner or any occasionVegetarian StuffingRating: 0Created: Sep 25, 2014 9:27:39 PM
  • Curry-Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas With Cilantro Yogur

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    From Food & Wine. Posted so as not to lose... Lovely vegetarian dish easily modified to your tastes!Curry-Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas With Cilantro YogurRating: 0Created: Sep 25, 2014 3:00:01 PM
  • Squash Gratin With Poblanos & Cream

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    From Food & Wine. At Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne's Tavern in Los Angeles, chef Julie Robles makes this vegetarian gratin in individual dishes with a topping of candied pepitas (pumpkin seeds). This version is for one big gratin garnished with plain toasted pumpkin seeds.Squash Gratin With Poblanos & CreamRating: 0Created: Sep 25, 2014 2:47:10 PM
 
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  • A FEW QUICK AND HEALTHFUL LATE SUMMER MEALS WITH GARDEN PRODUCE

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I'm going to start out by apologizing for being TWO WEEKS between blog posts!  I have been working on a few ongoing cooking experiments/projects, but, for the most part, we have been eating pretty simple meals with our own or local produce that is in such abundance.  For a few days, when my husband had some sort of flu, he wasn't eating at all, so I wasn't doing much cooking at all.  In between, I was tackling my pantry, which was badly in need of a good clean-out and re-organization.  It felt so good to get that done!The above "tile" of photos represents four of the quick…
  • Vegetarian Philly Cheese

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    VegetarianVegetarian Philly CheeseRating: 0Created: Sep 29, 2014 2:05:26 PM
  • Brownie Bottomed Swirled Cheesecake Bars: You won’t believe they’re sugar free!

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    We spent a long weekend in Vermont, which first meant a road trip with Marley, Lexi, and Beenie! For those who do not know, Marley is my new rescue puppy, Lexi is a rescued cat, and Beenie is a rescued bunny :) . Suffice to say, it was a packed car!  Vermont was a relaxing […]
  • London Vegfest 2014

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    To check out our weekend at the London vegfest click here...
  • Pizza Cake has taken over and now it’s time for us all to...

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Pizza Cake has taken over and now it’s time for us all to make the vegan version. Thanks to the geniuses at Maximum Salad, we have a way. God is good. Let us do this. (If we are dead tomorrow via Vegan Pizza Cake, let people know it was worth it.)
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  • An Unexpected Interloper

    Hannah Kaminsky
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    It’s been a banner year for our postage stamp-sized garden out back, finally turning out greater yields than the miniscule seeds that went into the ground in the first place. Predictably, with greater growing success comes the need for greater vigilance, as plump tomatoes gleam brighter and redder by the day, proving irresistible to both human and animal passersby. As if it wasn’t difficult enough to let the immature fruits ripen on the vine, as deeper shades of blush tempt a premature harvest, keeping other creatures from that same impulse has become something of a full-time…
  • Whipped Into Shape

    Hannah Kaminsky
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    So Delicious is on a tear lately, introducing greater innovations faster than grocery stores can stock them all. In the midst of this dairy-free influx, the much-loved seasonal beverages have returned once more, but that’s not all. My tall, frosty glasses of Pumpkin Spice Beverage will all be sporting stately white coiffures this year… CocoWhip, the very first commercial analog to Cool Whip, beats the fluffy white pants off the competition in every way imaginable. Taste is pretty much a given at this point; based on prior So Delicious creations, I would expect nothing less than…
  • Silent Saturday: A Blossoming Brunch

    Hannah Kaminsky
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Caesar Salad (romaine hearts, rosemary croutons, sesame parmesan) Sautéed Brussels Sprouts (garlic and shallots) Barbeque Tempeh (horseradish crème fraiche, roasted russet potatoes, summer corn/pico salad, sliced avocados) French Toast (vanilla cream, maple syrup, seasonal berries) Peach and Strawberry Crumble (vanilla ice cream) Blossom on Carmine West Village 41 Carmine Street New York, NY 10014
  • A Novel Approach

    Hannah Kaminsky
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    If there’s anything better than ice cream, it could only be ice cream on a stick or in a sandwich. Classic novelties have taken advantage of this fool-proof path to frozen dessert perfection, but few truly make the most of the unique, single serving presentation. Finally daring to innovate beyond two chocolate wafers filled with vanilla ice cream, some very exciting developments are turning the marketplace into a very sweet scene, indeed. So Delicious has certainly been busy in recent days, and my backlog of photos provides ample evidence. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it…
  • Pump[kin] It Up!

    Hannah Kaminsky
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Burgers are one of the most reliable staples to be found in any cook’s arsenal. Infinitely adjustable, easily prepared, and universally enjoyed, many satisfying meals both past and present can be attributed to the humble patty. Watching Labor Day pass right before my eyes, I groaned as I looked back through my archives and spotted this bun-clad beauty just waiting in the wings. A perfect recipe for the backyard barbeques and grilling extravaganzas synonymous with the date, familiar pangs of guilt gripped me as it seemed like a prime opportunity wasted. Created, photographed, and…
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    Annarasa ~ Essence of Food

  • Badam aur Nariyal ki Barfi | Almond and Coconut Fudge

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    I made Almond and Coconut Fudge | Badam aur Nariyal ki Barfi for Ganesh Chaturthi this year . This is a very simple and quick recipe to prepare. Needless to say it tastes really yummy too. This barfi tastes best when you let it sit overnight. Though it might be difficult to do that once you have tasted it!! Continue reading »
  • Banana Oats Breakfast Cake | Eggless Baking

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Banana Bread or Banana Cake is a favorite in our home. I bake it at least once a month - and have many variations of  this delicious cake on my blog. I have baked Banana Cake with raising, with nuts, multi-grain flours, with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips - the list goes on! This latest is a wonderful Breakfast Cake as it is made with oats. Its dense, healthy, and nutritious and packs the power you need in a breakfast food. I love baking this Cake on weekends, for road trips, or to take along on hikes. At home I just warm a glass of milk and enjoy the cake with it. For the road I pack…
  • Pithi | Peethi | Pitha | Lentil Filled Rice Flour Dumplings # Bihari Kitchen # Vegan

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Its been ages since I made any steamed food. After our move, I had parked our steamer away in the back of my pantry. But with the coming of the festival season, we are all craving snacks! This year I decided to begin with making steamed snacks. I began with some Dhokla and the next on my list to make was Pithi | Peethi | Lentil Filled Rice Dumplings.Continue reading »
  • Til ke Laddu | Sesame Seeds Laddoo

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Its Ganesh Chaturthi and I have been cooking up some yummy celebratory dishes. This year I made Til ke Laddu | Sesame Seeds Laddoo for the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Followed it up with Mumra Chikki, Amimi Kozukottai, and today I have made Dal Pitha. However, I have been slow to post all the yummy dishes that I have been cooking up for this festival season. In fact its been many days since I wrote a post at all. Last month was quite busy and while I made some great dishes and took the photos, I just could not find the time time to sit and get the writing done.Continue reading »
  • Blueberry Coffee Cake | Eggless Baking

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Are you looking for a recipe for a really easy fresh fruit cake? Here is a no fail recipe that I use when baking with berries. A very simple coffee cake that is eggless, rises well, and has a beautiful crumb worthy of a Coffee Cake.Continue reading »
 
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • A FEW QUICK AND HEALTHFUL LATE SUMMER MEALS WITH GARDEN PRODUCE

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I'm going to start out by apologizing for being TWO WEEKS between blog posts!  I have been working on a few ongoing cooking experiments/projects, but, for the most part, we have been eating pretty simple meals with our own or local produce that is in such abundance.  For a few days, when my husband had some sort of flu, he wasn't eating at all, so I wasn't doing much cooking at all.  In between, I was tackling my pantry, which was badly in need of a good clean-out and re-organization.  It felt so good to get that done!The above "tile" of photos represents four of the quick…
  • CRISPY VEGAN CUTLETS WITH ROASTED TOMATOES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The tomatoes are coming in fast and furiously, from our garden and from the gardens of friends. We have big ones and little ones, red ones and yellow ones. We're eating them on salads, in sandwiches and many other dishes, but it's hard to keep up.  Yesterday, I slow-roasted a small tray of tomatoes of various sizes and varieties and knew I could do something with them for dinner that night.If you've never slow-roasted tomatoes, cut them in half horizontally if round, lengthwise if the long paste type.  Cover your rimmed baking sheet with foil and then with baking parchment.
  • LOWER-FAT KALE SLAW WITH PEANUT DRESSING

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    More kale!  These days I'm constantly looking for great ways to use the ever-abundant kale supply coming out of our garden. Today I give you my version of an old Martha Stewart recipe (from 2009), to which I made a few changes.  1.) I lowered the oil content from 1/2 cup to 2 tablespoons (and I used olive oil); 2.) I used julienned carrots instead of "coins"; and 3.) I "massaged" the kale-- which is just rubbing the sliced raw kale for a very few minutes to break down some of the connective tissue of the kale leaves so that it is softer. I really liked the idea of the peanut…
  • KALE AND VEGAN SAUSAGE LASAGNA

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    We have such beautiful kale this year and such alot of it!  I'm trying to incorporate it into as many dishes as possible.  (Fortunately, we both love it!). Last night we had our friend Brenda over for dinner and I made a kale lasagne, using up 1 1/2 lbs of fresh kale, and some tofu ricotta and homemade spaghetti sauce that I had in the refrigerator.  It was delicious and definitely a keeper!  I served it with some lovely roasted beets from my friend Holly, just sprinkled with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh parsley.We ended the meal with some tea and organic green…
  • CHARRED CORN, BLACK BEAN, VEGETABLE & QUINOA SALAD WITH PEACHES (OR NECTARINES)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    This is a different take on the Charred Corn, Black Bean & Toasted Barley Salad from an excellent book in my cookbook collection called “Spilling the Beans” by Julie Van Rosendaal and Sue Duncan.  My husband doesn't like barley in salads and I had no mangoes or red onion, so this is my riff on this colorful full-meal salad. It is filling, colorful and delicious! I made this for lunch last week when we had guests and it was very well-received.Printable RecipeBRYANNA’S CHARRED CORN, BLACK BEAN, VEGETABLE AND QUINOA SALAD WITH PEACHES (OR…
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    Happy Herbivore - Blog

  • Herbie of the Week: Heather (She Reversed Her Diabetes, Is Off Her Meds and Lowered Her Cholesterol & Blood Pressure!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Heather!Over the summer I received a short, but sweet email from Heather. She wrote:"In February I changed to a 100% plant-based diet. So far I have lost almost 90 lbs. Reversed my diabetes, been able to cut my blood pressure & cholesterol meds in 1/2."I was AMAZED! Knowing her plant-based journey would inspire so many, I immediately asked Heather to share her story today.I'll let Heather take it away!My name is Heather, and I would like to share my story with you of how I became a "Happy Herbie”. On January 1, 2014, I was 45 years old when a friend snapped this…
  • Get the Thanksgiving Section + 18 More Recipes From my New Book: Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings NOW

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Want the entire Thanksgiving section + 18 more recipes from my new cookbook TODAY?!and how about getting the actual book early -- in mid-October?? (just 2 weeks from today!)Wish granted! If you've preordered your copy of Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings you can get a digital copy of the Thanksgiving section (plus 2 bonus recipes that aren't in the cookbook!) AND the BLAD which contains 16 recipes from my upcoming book (with pictures).Here's how: Once you've preordered (from any online or physical vendor), forward your payment confirmation email (or a picture of your receipt) to…
  • Lindsay's Birthday Favorites! Baked Birthday Cake Oatmeal, Potato Nachos, Cassoulet & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    We're celebrating Lindsay's birthday all week long with this week's very special meal plan!Baked Birthday Cake Oatmeal (NEW!), Potato Nachos (NEW!), Veggie Bagel Sandwich (NEW!), Cassoulet (NEW!) and Curried Chickpea Bowl (NEW!) are the new gifts that keep on giving this week!You'll also find some of Lindsay's all-time favorites like the Portobello Steak Dinner (fam.), Quick Burgers, Hummus & Olive Wraps & BBQ Sloppy Joes.Baked Birthday Cake OatmealIndividual HighlightsPotato Nachos (NEW!)BBQ Sloppy JoesCassoulet (NEW!)Veggie Bagel Sandwich (NEW!)Quick BurgersBaked Birthday Cake Oatmeal…
  • Plant-Based Doctors List (Vegan-Friendly Doctors)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I'm always getting questions about plant-based doctors. Do I know of any? Where can you find one?That's why I recently turned to HH's Facebook page to ask Herbies if they knew of any doctors that are plant-based or are supportive of the plant-based diet so I could compile a list -- and boy did they deliver!The list includes general practitioners Ob/Gyns, pediatricians, naturopathic doctors, surgeons and much, much more! And for my international (outside of the US) Herbies, there are listings for you too!Click here to access the Plant-Based Doctors List!If I missed your doctor, please email…
  • Herbie of the Week: Amy B (She's Lost Over 100lbs Following a Plant-Based Diet!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Amy B!Like many Herbies of the Week, Amy struggled with her weight for most of her life. After suffering three miscarriages (which was followed by depression) and then stress from being a first-time parent, Amy realized her weight was out of control and her vegetarian diet wasn't as healthy as she thought.Just before her 40th birthday, Amy decided to make a change. She committed herself to a healthier lifestyle by going plant-based and the transformation is incredible!In less than a year, Amy has lost more than 100 LBS and lowered her blood pressure and…
 
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    An Animal Friendly Life

  • I Love The Look Of Barn Doors

    ananimal
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Barn door hardware is an appealing and distinctive new fashion of interior hardware for doors and barn door tracking systems. Upon first hearing the name, some may question its house inside uses. Instead of a swinging hinge system for the doors, occasionally a was utilized on big barns where especially big doors were used. That places lots of pressure on little regions. In addition, the perpendicular arrangement of the hinges causes an unequal quantity of pressure to be put in the hinges that are different. This may over time cause if not correctly handled, the hinges to warp, bend, and…
  • Do Anti Wrinkle Creams Work?

    ananimal
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Wrinkles are hints of old age and for anybody who gives great worth to attractiveness, wrinkles are just disturbing. Who does not enjoy to appear more amazing and younger, anyhow? Even guys now are aware in regards to how that they appear and so many anti wrinkle cream ads today aim in the guys, also. Men and women alike are often marketed as a member of skin care and grooming kits for men. Besides good looks, yet, individuals use anti wrinkle creams for a number of other motives. An anti-wrinkle cream for one, may be the alternative to finding a job which requires an appealing and youthful…
  • Healthy Weight Loss For Dogs

    ananimal
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Is the dog losing weight for no obvious motive like a diet change or increased physical action? Occasionally an animal may be encompassed with a state that causes them to drop some weight unintentionally. This is particularly unhealthy since it might make them become underweight that may be equally as dangerous for creatures that aren’t heavy. www.bourdondiet.com Should you become aware of your pet is losing weight the very first thing you should think about is dehydration. Two thirds of the body is made from water, so unexpected weight-loss might result from water reduction, instead of…
  • Hair Loss in Cats

    ananimal
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    I used to be shocked to discover just how many various rationales your cat could endure http://hairlessdudes.com. In most of the instances the cat hair thinning is due to allergic reaction to a particular kind of food, or too little nutrients. Therefore the very first thing you will wish to accomplish will be to shift your cats diet and observe your cat carefully for just a few days to see whether you observe any more hair loss. This may mean that it’s a critical illness should you see your cat remains experiencing cat hair loss. It might potentially be some type of disorder. DO NOT…
  • Video Conferencing Monitoring Your Pets

    ananimal
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:04 am
    Installing a pet video conference camera is an excellent strategy to observe your cat or dog. They might be getting into trouble that’s not only mischievous, but possibly dangerous also, when you are away at work or running errands. Perhaps your family pet is ill and you also suppose they’re eating something they should not be. This occurs fairly regularly, and a lot of individuals do not find out until too late since they aren’t able to spend plenty of time with all the critter to track their conduct. A pet hidden camera is able to help you discover exactly what the issue…
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    Vegan Family Living

  • Acai Berry in the Vegan Lifestyle

    w7PyYzDyhe7yE4Zj
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    I was asked just recently to submit an Acai Berry Nutraburst testimonial. Regrettably, I had never sampled the product previously, so decided to made the decision that now was the appropriate time to do so. There are a plethora of items readily available that promise outcomes but never follow up, so I was exceptionally doubtful about this product too. This item is expected to permit you to shed the excess pounds quicker compared to diet and also physical exercise alone. The initial point I discovered was my energy levels, and think me I getting tested everything around the world to help…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Latest Roundup in Wyoming Exposes Flaws, Failures in BLM’s Wild Horse Program

    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    At least 10 animals, including four yearlings, are dead after a poorly conducted and strategically suspect government roundup of approximately 800 wild horses in Wyoming. This loss of life, and the stress and trauma for the survivors, could have been avoided had the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) put in place a more humane and economically viable management plan for wild horses throughout the West. The HSUS has long argued that the BLM should manage wild horses using fertility control methods. Photo: Kayla Grams/The HSUS The current roundup is being conducted in the Great Divide Basin,…
  • USDA Stumbles in Naming Puppy Mill Defender to Key Animal Welfare Post

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    In a puzzling and contradictory move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has appointed an outspoken anti-animal-welfare advocate to a post that will exert influence on enforcement of federal laws related to puppy mills. Julian Prager, an official with two anti-animal-welfare groups and an opponent of the very regulations that he’s now assigned to help advertise and enforce, has been appointed to serve as the Canine Program Advisor to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Prager has been an official with the National Animal Interest Alliance and the American Kennel Club – two…
  • Big Gains in Wyoming for Wolves

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Wolves are off the hunting and trapping menu in Wyoming, and back on the federal Endangered Species list, thanks to a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson yesterday in lawsuits filed by The HSUS and several major environmental and conservation organizations. This is the second state hunting season on wolves cancelled in two weeks, with the recent announcement by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources that it would forego a 2014 hunting season there, with two referendums blocking a hunt at least through the November election. The news from…
  • Kohl’s Caught Selling Real Fur as ‘Faux’ – Again

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Raccoon dog fur is often falsely advertised or mislabeled as faux. Photo: Alamy Once again, The HSUS has identified a major American retailer saying one thing and doing another. Kohl’s department store has been telling customers it has its act together when it comes to distinguishing between real and fake fur, but, according to our latest investigation, it’s violating a federal law by selling real raccoon dog fur advertised as “faux.” If you have been following our work to expose fraud in the fur industry, you will remember that this is the second violation by Kohl’s…
  • Undercover Investigation Reveals Primate Injuries, Death at Texas Biomed

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Today, I announce news of an HSUS investigation into a primate research facility. The investigation occurred last year, and at that time we provided findings to federal authorities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken action and cited the lab for violations of the Animal Welfare Act based on our investigation, and now it’s time to share some of this information with our supporters and the public. An HSUS investigator documented a pattern of mistreatment of primates at Texas Biomed, a taxpayer-funded institution. Photo: The HSUS Specifically, an HSUS investigator went…
 
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    Vegalicious

  • Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

    Chris Walker
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    When is a soup a stew or a stew a soup? I would call this a stew, but it depends on how much sauce or broth there is. In any case this is really delicious especially with a big mixed salad and whole grain bread. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups black-eyed peas (cooked) or 1 cup dried 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lb. organic red potatoes, cleaned and cut in bite sized pieces 4-6 vegan hot dogs or vegan sausages 1/2 lb. red cabbage, shredded in big pieces or chopped 2 leeks, chopped 4-6 cups vegetable bouillon 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika…
  • Review: Beechnut topping over rice pudding

    Chris Walker
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    This was a delicious treat we enjoyed today as a mid-day snack. We found it on the SpoonSense food blog, created by Sabine. We often enjoy rice pudding, but this was the first time with a nut topping. It was really delicious. Our beechnut tree has had many nuts this year and I was excited to harvest them. Well, I will tell you it is a lot of work, getting those nuts out of the shell, and then out of the woody skin, and I will say, that although delicious, I think next time I will use walnuts. Actually any toasted nuts with the maple syrup will be delicious over the rice pudding. I do hope you…
  • Seitan Medallions with Sweet and Sour Lentils

    Chris Walker
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    This is a delicious fall and winter meal. It can even make a nice holiday meal if presented in a fancy way. The sweet sour lentils are especially tasty. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large seitan (enough to feed 4 people) for the sweet sour lentils: 1½ cups lentils 4-5 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube 2 medium carrots, cut in small cubes 3 stalks celery cut in small cubes 4 spring onions, cut in small pieces 4 tablespoons oil 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar salt and pepper to taste optional garnish of chives gravy for the seitan: 2 cups vegetable bouillon 2 tablespoons…
  • Vegan Almond-Apple Tart

    Chris Walker
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    As apple season has started, I have been trying to use my preserved apples from last season. This tart recipe uses fresh apples from this year and preserved form last year. Serving Size: 6    Yield: 1 pie/tart Ingredients: 1 flaky pie crust tart with almond flavoring* 1 cup almonds, ground (almond flour) 2 cups applesauce (I used home made preserved with cinnamon) 1½ cups preserved apple slices with sugar and cinnamon 1½ cups fresh apples, sliced 3-4 tablespoons cinnamon and sugar for dusting for flaky vegan pie crust: 1½ cups AP flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1½…
  • Review: Pasta Man-Salad (Malad) With Peanut Butter Dressing

    Chris Walker
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Howie and Dave have created a really good salad, they call it a Man-Salad or Malad. It’s a large mixed salad with pasta and an Asian inspired peanut butter sauce. It’s a delicious, filling and hearty salad. I really appreciated it today (even though I am not a man). I am active, riding my bike all over town for ingredients, working in our organic garden or visiting friends. This salad is quick and easy to make and is perfect for a big filling lunch. Do give it a try. Recipe: http://hurrythefoodup.com/pasta-salad-peanut-butter-dressing/
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    NQR Australia

  • What is deep tissue massage?

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Comforts and the ultimate nature of the relaxation platforms are what people always look towards in a bid to settle the mind and therefore get the body in the perfect rejuvenation state. Many have traced massage therapy sessions without really understanding what it is all about. In this case, many have failed to tune their expectations in line with what they are tuned to get in return which makes for a disappointing setting. So what is deep tissue massage Melbourne? Massage of a deep tissue nature is one that is totally tuned to give the body a makeover process that can deliver the best…
  • Don’t ignore the abnormalities in your child

    26 May 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Do you know what your children want? Do your child behavior is different from other children? Do you know children need counseling? Don’t think Counseling is only for abused children in society. Counseling is required for each and every kid. You have to see that your child mentally and emotionally not disturb. When you notice misbehaving, more anger, withdrawn and sullen nature in your kid that is the time when your child need children therapy or counseling. This therapy is very good for kids those are not normal as other children. You have to concern child psychologist for this.
  • Alternate Ways to Seek Help: Easy To Reach Counseling Services

    14 May 2014 | 11:50 pm
    When times are tough, one of the best solutions to try and solve a dilemma is to talk it over with someone. Whether professional or not this allows for people to either discuss it in order to try and reach some kind of catharsis, to try and see the problem from a new perspective or even to just find that they have someone out there who understands what they are going through. However each person is unique and sometimes the traditional ways of counseling, that being finding a therapist, may not be appropriate or helpful for all individuals. Instead there are a couple of easy to reach alternate…
  • Importance of Relationships Counselors in Today’s Stress Filled Society

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    There is no doubt that relationships between individuals are many times decided by emotions alone rather than being guided by logic and practicalities. Whether it is relationships between husbands and wives, man and woman, parents and children or even between individuals, there are situations where there is bound to be friction and differences of opinion. However it is important to find out ways and means by which these differences of perceptions can be managed without damaging the entire edifice called relationship. While many individuals have it in them to manage such threats to…
  • Employment Strategies

    17 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Finding a job and building our career is not as straightforward and simple as we think. Universities and colleges spend time and money preparing their students for the job market and equipping them with skills that will put them ahead of other keen job seekers. The fierce competition for jobs has caused companies to put rigorous recruitment processes in place and consequently, candidates will require different skills to pass multiple stages of the selection process before they will finally be offered a job. Due to the stringent selection processes implemented by companies, some individuals…
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    Vegan Bodybuilding

  • London Vegfest 2014

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    To check out our weekend at the London vegfest click here...
  • London Vegan Festival 2014

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    London Vegan Festival write-up is here, just click & enjoy :-)
  • Vegan diets & financial cost by Julie Bowen

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    A common misconception about the vegan diet is that it severely lacks protein and, as we all know, protein is the building blocks of muscle and therefore essential to building them. However, any vegan will know that nuts and soy are equally good sources of protein and good fats. Many diets are aimed at those willing to spend vast amounts of money to make the problem – their fat – disappear. However, for most, these prices are extortionate and unnecessary. Finding the cheapest diets to burn fat, while maintaining muscle is essential to getting the chiselled body you want.The Paleo – or…
  • REVIEW: Viridian Liquid vitamin D, Cherry Night, High potency magnesium

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    I have recently been trying out a few products from Viridian Vitamins.  These aren't like caffeine or other stim-type products, they won't really create huge differences, but if you have issues in that area help create an environment where you get slow, steady improvement over time, so do not expect to take these & have the workout of your life, but you could be getting better recovery, better performance over time, less sickness & improved mental well being. With all that said let's crack on with the reviews.Liquid vitamin DThis is a change from many vitamin D products as it…
  • Sabina Skala personal trainer

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Profile of vegan personal trainer Sabina Skala can be found here...
 
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    Veg Inspirations

  • Coconut burfi ~ Thengai / Nariyal Burfi ~ Indian coconut fudge

    Usha R
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Coconut burfi is a classic Indian fudge like sweet that is made for a lot of events and festivals. It is one of the most simple and basic sweets that is not very complicated and does not take much... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baingan Cheese Toast ~ Roasted Eggplant Spread ~ Eggplant cheese toast

    Usha R
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    These days when I have to go pick up groceries, I make it really quick. I know what I want, make a list and pretty much stick to it when I am in the store, I try my best to be done in less than 30... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Capsicum Zunka ~ Simla Mirch ki sabzi ~ Green bell pepper curry

    Usha R
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Zunka as I mentioned in this post is a kind of curry that is made with veggies and chick pea flour/ besan and is from Maharastra ( a state in the western region of India). When I was living in Bombay... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mixed vegetable kurma ~ Broccoli peas curry ~ Side dish for phulkas and chapathis

    Usha R
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Mixed vegetable kurma is an aromatic curry usually served with phulkas/ chapathis / puris. This curry is  found very often in South Indian restaurants and is often categorized simply as sometimes as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kanda Poha ~ Savory Snack made with Beaten Rice Flakes ~ Aval Upma

    Usha R
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Kanda poha is a classic snack from Maharashtra ( a state  in the western region of India). Kanda = onion and poha = beaten rice flakes in Marathi language. This classic is a favorite of mine and I am... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    vegansaurus!

  • Pizza Cake has taken over and now it’s time for us all to...

    laurahooperb
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Pizza Cake has taken over and now it’s time for us all to make the vegan version. Thanks to the geniuses at Maximum Salad, we have a way. God is good. Let us do this. (If we are dead tomorrow via Vegan Pizza Cake, let people know it was worth it.)
  • October 4th: Join the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos!

    youtalkfunny
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Attention, world! The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos is Saturday, October 4th! The situation is dire: ”Africa loses 4 elephants to poachers EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY of the year. It is estimated that less than 300,000 survive today. Africa loses 3 rhinos to poachers EACH DAY; of the 5 species of rhino, less than 25,000 survive today.” And you know we love eles and rhinos! To find where your closest march is, check here. If you’re in NYC of SF, I’ve done the work for you!   NYC, join the FB event page and meet at 42nd Street and 12th Ave at 11am. SF, join the…
  • Oats & Apples: a Comedy Benefit for NYCLASS! Tomorrow night!

    youtalkfunny
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Pulling carriages in Central Park is no job for a horse. But the mean and nasty “tradition” is so entrenched, it’s going to take even more hard work to rid our fair city of the practice. Why not come to a fundraiser on Saturday night to help! Oats & Apples: A Comedy Benefit for NYCLASS takes place tomorrow night at the Players Theatre Loft on MacDougal Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. For just $25 you can sit back, relax and laugh at the comedic stylings of funny folks like Subhah Agarwal (New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival), Steve Walsh…
  • Animal News You Can Use: Climate week, sloths, and Meatless Mondays.

    youtalkfunny
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Coinciding with Climate Week in New York, HSUS’s president, Wayne Pacelle, published a potent op-ed in New Jersey’s Star-Ledger, noting that “raising and slaughtering tens of billions of animals across the globe for food each year is right up there with coal-fired power plants in pumping heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere.” As well, the fallout from the Texas ag commissioner’s bashing of Meatless Mondays continues. Not only is Todd Staples resigning after a national backlash against his criticism of giving students meat-free meals, but the Dallas Observer pointed out this…
  • Beet pops, vegan pudding pops, instant pops: Popsicle season is never over!

    youtalkfunny
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    If you follow me on instagram (@meganrascal adoy), you know I recently got a Zoku quick popsicle maker! IT IS THE BEST PURCHASE I MADE IN MY LIFE (not including when I bought the Sweet Sweetback’s Baaddasssss Song soundtrack on vinyl, because clearly). You keep the maker in the freezer, and then when you want a pop, you take it out, pour the juice in, and SEVEN MINUTES LATER YOU HAVE YOUR POP! I am not kidding. Anyway, so I been eating like 6 grape popsicles a day (that’s quota, right?). And life couldn’t be better.  One day, I even got it in my head to make a vegan pudding…
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  • Healthy Coconut and Macadamia Nut Treats

    Tracy Russell
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    I got the idea for these healthy coconut and macadamia nut treats when I moved from Massachusetts to upstate New York this summer. I needed to eat up the food in my refrigerator before the move, and that’s where this tasty little treat idea came from. I had a bag of Macadamia nuts and cashews that were open and didn’t have a lot left in them. I use just one tablespoon of raw honey as a sweetener in this recipe, which I find to be enough. Make sure you use coconut butter and not coconut oil. They are not the same thing and coconut oil will make them too soft. It can be hard to find…
  • 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge

    Tracy Russell
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Are you ready for a diet and lifestyle reboot with a daily green smoothie? Join me for a 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge that is designed to help you start, or re-start, a daily green smoothie habit. So, what exactly is the green smoothie challenge? The Green Smoothie Challenge is simple, for 7 days starting on Monday, September 22nd, all you have to do is replace one of your regular meals with one of the green smoothie recipes in the Green Smoothie Challenge Guide (download link is below). I recommend having your green smoothie for breakfast, but you can have it for whichever meal is most…
  • The Best Green Smoothies On The Planet Pre-Order Offer

    Tracy Russell
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    My new book, The Best Green Smoothies On The Planet, will be available on December 16. However, if you pre-order it right now, (or have already pre-ordered!) you are entitled to receive a complimentary preview of my book, complete with seven recipes and a shopping list. To get your copy, have your pre-order receipt ready and . You must attach a copy of your order receipt. If you haven’t already ordered your copy, click here to order it now. The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet: The 150 Most Delicious, Most Nutritious, 100% Vegan Recipes for the World’s Healthiest Drink by Tracy…
  • Why Do Green Smoothies Burn My Mouth/Throat?

    Tracy Russell
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Green smoothies are delicious, nutritious super-meals. But for some people, certain ingredients used in a smoothie can bite back by inflicting a burning or itchy sensation in the mouth, or even causing blisters. There are three main reasons why drinking a green smoothie might give you a burning sensation in your mouth or throat. 1 – Oral Allergy Syndrome The most common is that you have an allergy to one of the ingredients you used to make the smoothie. Some of the most common allergenic fruits include bananas, mangoes, papaya, kiwifruit, apples, oranges, cantaloupes and strawberries,…
  • Chocolate Covered Cherry Green Smoothie Recipe

    Tracy Russell
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    I love fresh cherries! They are one of my favorite fruits. I buy them in bulk while they are in season and freeze them for later use. I also use the frozen cherries in my favorite vegan cherry ice cream recipe! Cherries are loaded with antioxidants. They also contain beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber. Tart or sour cherries contain more beta carotene and slightly more vitamin C. I used cacao to give this recipe a chocolaty flavor. You can find cacao powder at most health food stores or online. If you have a sensitivity to caffeine, I recommend substituting…
 
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  • Imagine Peace: It Starts on Your Plate

    Daria Zeoli
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    September 21 marked the 30th Annual International Day of Peace. Yoko Ono contributed John Lennon’s “Imagine” to be played on this day. If you’ve read my bio here on YDV, you’ve probably deduced that I’m a John Lennon fan. You may have even seen me at Strawberry Fields over the years, congregating with other people in the only way that makes me feel remotely comfortable; coming together for music. I cannot hear the word “peace” these days without thinking that it begins on the plate. It’s a quote that appears on the front of a shirt I have…
  • Portland VegFest & Plant-Based Nutrition Conference Are Coming!

    Daria Zeoli
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Are you vegan? Are you in Portland, OR? Well then, what are you doing at the end of the month? We have a couple of suggestions! Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Conference WHEN: September 26, 2014, 8:30am to 5:00pm (Doors at 7:30) WHERE: Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ball Room, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR COST: $139 ($75 for students) This one-day conference is designed for physicians, dietitians, naturopathic and chiropractic doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals interested in learning about the latest information on plant-based diets with respect to…
  • This Isn’t About Veganism

    Daria Zeoli
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This isn’t about veganism. This is about the fact that I’m struggling right now. Last year, my dad died and I moved back in with my mother. We adopted a rescue beagle who has tummy issues. I am financially responsible for this family, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I don’t have a large support circle, and I have intentionally set myself up that way. I refuse to let people use Facebook as a crutch for maintaining “friendship,” because, let’s be honest – Facebook isn’t about friends. I’ve also had to let go of friendships that…
  • 3 Money Saving Apps Even Vegans Can Use

    Daria Zeoli
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s a myth that eating vegan has to be expensive. It’s also not true that you have to eat packaged, processed food as a vegan. While you may never be an extreme couponer if you don’t eat animals, you can save money! In the past few months, I’ve been shopping with a few money saving apps and I’ve been able to save on a variety of things: produce, snacks, and oh, yeah, Beyond Meat. Full disclosure: The Ibotta link included here is a referral link and I include a Shopmium referral code, which means I will get a referral bonus if you sign up.  Any referral bonuses…
  • Gratitude Giveaway: Raw Revolution Organic Bars

    KD Traegner
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Every year that I’ve been blogging I’ve done Gratitude Giveaways, perhaps you’re familiar with them? If not, Gratitude Giveaways are my way of giving back to YDV readers. See, YDV readers (you) are awesome and we couldn’t exist without you. So when I have the opportunity to thank you, I take it. This giveaway is courtesy of Raw Revolution Organic Bars. Let me tell you a little bit about them, they’re pretty awesome. Raw Revolution was launched in Alice Benedetto’s home kitchen in 2004. Alice, a registered nurse and natural foods chef, was looking for…
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  • Thrive and Shine with Brendan Brazier’s New Cookbook

    Emma Larocque
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    If you want to learn about healthy, vegan food the recently released Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier is a book you will want to add to your shelf. If you're an athlete, be inspired. If you don't consider yourself an athlete, don't be intimidated! This is not a book just for super athletes; it's a book for active people who want to be (or are already) healthy.
  • More Than Your Average Oatmeal – it’s OATRageous!

    Emma Larocque
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Growing up I hated oatmeal. There, I said it. It's a hard thing to admit, oatmeal being such a healthy food that you should eat EVERY day, and all. As I got older, I started to realize that while overly mushy quick oats with brown sugar just were not my cup of tea, I COULD like oatmeal if I made it right. These days I like my oatmeal piled high with crunchy apple slices, raisins, cinnamon, hemp hearts, ground flax and almond milk. But I have to admit, though I love to cook, that's about as adventurous as I get with oats in the breakfast department. Skip all the main meals of the day, and…
  • Vegan Weddings…Planning ahead for a cruelty-free day

    Guest Contributor
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Vegan weddings are becoming increasingly common. More and more people are looking to 1) make their wedding entirely vegan (YAY!), 2) have a semi-vegan wedding (usually in the situation where one partner is vegan) or 3) accommodate vegan friends or family members. Some people may think putting on a vegan wedding, or having vegan options would be difficult - but it doesn't have to be!
  • Redefining Gluten-Free and Vegan…Decadent and Delicious! – A Review

    Emma Larocque
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    When I cracked open my review copy of Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed a few weeks ago, the first thing I wanted to do was take it down to one of our local coffee shops where a year ago I had THE most disgusting GF vegan muffin I had ever tasted. Don’t get […]
  • We Animals: Taking on the Taboo

    Emma Larocque
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    We Animals by Jo-Anne McArthur is a brave and powerful book that addresses this very topic. McArthur is the photographer who was featured in the recent film The Ghosts in Our Machine. She travels around the world photographing animals "behind the scenes" and their various relationships (negative and positive) with humans. Her photographs are achingly beautiful, disturbing and thought provoking, as is the commentary she provides alongside each one.
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  • Top 10 Healthy Restaurants in Vancouver

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Gorilla Food What to order: Raw Maui Waui Pizza 477 Powell Street / 436 Richards Street Eternal Abundance What to order: Kale Caesar Salad 1025 Commercial Drive Sejuiced What to order: Deluxe Veggie Burger 1958 West 4th Avenue Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant 1509 West 12th Avenue Golden Aura Organic Eatery 2680 West Broadway Indigo Food Café What to order: Sunrise Bowl 1978 West Broadway (inside Greens Organic + Natural Market) Chau VeggiExpress What to order: Rickety Rickshaw Ride 5052 Victoria Drive Smak What to order: Mango Nori Wraps, Downtown Dahl Curry 1139 West Pender Shizenya What to…
  • TD: Sometimes you just want to say thank you #TDThanksYou (Sponsored Post)

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    TD thanks customers in a very surprising way – with an Automated Thanking Machine™ and a few life changing moments. Card in, cash out— for many it’s business as usual at the traditional ATM, but, recently, for some TD customers it was anything but. Looking for a unique way to express its gratitude to customers, TD decided to turn to local TD branch employees for ideas. Local employees tend to know their customers pretty well, including their aspirations and dreams over the years. With the help of these employees — and an Automated Thanking Machine — some customers received…
  • Raw Banoffee Pie

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    By Anna Middleton RAW BANOFFEE PIE 8 INCH TIN / Makes 12-14 slices Base 200g Almonds (pre soaked & dehydrated) 150g Buckwheaties (pre soaked, sprouted & dehydrated) 50g Raw Honey (or sweetener of choice) 20ml Olive Oil 5g Medjool Dates 2nd Layer 3 Bananas (sliced) 3rd Toffee Layer 100g Raw Almond Butter 100g Raw Honey (or sweetener of choice) 5 Medjool Dates 20g Raw carob (mesquite/algarroba) 30g Coconut Oil ½ Banana 1 tsp He Shou Wu (optional) Creamy Top Layer 150g Raw hand-cracked cashews (soaked 3 or 4 hours) 4 Bananas 30g Raw Honey (or sweetener of choice) 75g Coconut oil 20g…
  • Romer’s Burger Bar, Vancouver

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    VANCOUVER VEGETARIAN FIND MUST-TRY DISH: THE KEEN-WA BURGER AT ROMER’S BURGER BAR IN KITSILANO A hand-crafted quinoa patty with avocado aioli, tomatoes, Tuscan greens and sliced apple Romer’s Burger Bar Romersburgerbar.com Several locations in Vancouver, BC The post Romer’s Burger Bar, Vancouver appeared first on SweetOnVeg.com.
  • Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Vancouver

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:56 pm
    BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN VANCOUVER Meet On Main Must-try dish: Sweet-Chili Cauliflower 4288 Main Street, Vancouver meetonmain.com The Parker Must-try dish: Housemade Gnudi 237 Union Street, Vancouver theparkervancouver.com Heirloom Restaurant Must-try dish: Avocado Frites 1509 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver heirloomrestaurant.ca Bandidas Taqueria Must-try dish: Ronny Russell Tacos 2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver bandidastaqueria.com The Acorn Must-try dish: Beer-Battered Halloumi 3995 Main Street, Vancouver theacornrestaurant.ca Gorilla Food (Raw | Vegan | Organic) Must-try dish:…
 
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  • Cool Product: Vegan and vegetarian answer cards available

    Daelyn Fortney
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    As vegans or vegetarians, we all get those questions and comments—you know what I'm talking about. "Do you eat fish?" "Are you still a vegan?" "Where do you get your protein?" "Don't you miss meat?" "I could never stop eating meat!"And one question leads to another and another. At This Dish Is Veg, we thought we would make your life easier by creating some informative (okay maybe sarcastic and humorous come to mind as well) answer cards. Now, rather than engaging in a long conversation, you can simply hand the curious individuals one card that…
  • Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2014

    Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
     Summer might be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this set of sunny songs. The top 10 list below kicks off with a remix of Calvin Harris' ode to the warmest season and continues to heat up from there.The biggest winner of the month is Nicki Minaj—who appears once with some help from Sir Mix-a-Lot and again alongside Jessie J and Ariana Grande. Her first song “Anaconda” is perfect for starting a workout—with its abundance of energy and attitude to spare. Meanwhile, her collaboration “Bang Bang” is the month's fastest cut—with a tempo of 149 beats per minute…
  • Free Fun and Food at DC VegFest September 20

    Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious, DC VegFest is the place to be on September 20th from 11am-6pm. More than 15,000 Washingtonians and visitors alike are expected to attend this yearly celebration of the best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital.“From free vegan food samples and cooking demos to a kids’ activity area and live music, DC VegFest has something for everyone,” says Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “Now in its sixth year, this free outdoor event is the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon…
  • Husband and wife team document feral cat colonies across the country

    Contributor
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    BALTIMORE, MD—For over five years Jason and Elizabeth Putsche have documented the mysterious lives of a regularly misunderstood animal—the feral cat. Also referred to as community cats, alley cats, street cats, stray cats—controversy surrounds them, headlines vilify them, and scientists scrutinize them, yet millions of people feed, care, and advocate for them. Because they aren’t adoptable they have the highest kill rates in animal shelters, and though talked about and debated regularly, they are rarely seen.The Putsches’ photographs bring feral cats into focus, showing these…
  • Kelly's Bake Shoppe brings charms of childhood to grown ups

    Jessica Grosdanof
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Dynamic mother and daughter duo, Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie, are bringing the charms of childhood to grown ups everywhere one sweet treat at a time.Kelly’s culinary journey began at the age of six when her father gave her an Easy-bake oven. A self-proclaimed wellness warrior, Kelly has made it her mission to change people's lives through delicious and nutritious food.Erinn spent her weekends in the kitchen helping her mom craft her culinary masterpieces, increasing her passion for health and the environment.Their mutual desire to educate the public about the benefits of healthy…
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    Vegan World Trekker - Vegan Travel

  • My Lovely Day at the Vegan-Friendly Southeast Asian Water Festival in Lowell, MA

    VeganWorldTrekker
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    The Summer season abounds with outdoor festivals! Music, dance, crafts, and food offerings are plentiful at these events. As a travel & culture enthusiast, multiple festivals had secured a dedicated spot on my summer agenda! During late August, I spent the afternoon at the Southeast Asian Water Festival in the cobble-stoned mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts. After all, visiting a cultural festival can wonderfully prepare you with useful insight for future travels to those countries! These fabulous festivals may introduce you to the culture of a particular region or to the vegan-friendly…
  • My Vegan Day Trip To Nantucket Island!

    VeganWorldTrekker
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    My favorite destination in the entire USA is the island of Nantucket! This is the reason why I could not let summer go by without paying a visit! The quaint island with a length of fourteen miles and width of three, is located thirty miles off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts. During this past Labor Day weekend holiday, I took a day trip to my beloved isle! The Steamship Authority ferry departs from Hyannis on Cape Cod. As the ship was leaving the dock, I glanced back towards the lovely view of this Cape Cod town. Small boats dotted the harbor along the way, as the homes and retail…
  • My Vegan Road Trip to The Green Mountains of Vermont

    VeganWorldTrekker
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The Green Mountains of Vermont are its state prize possession! Although I had visited Vermont several times in the past, this region was new to me. Thus, my road trip adventure was a must for me this summer! My itinerary was pre-planned, including much research on vegan dining options. You see, this region of the state does not offer much in the vegan dining scene. However, there are just enough veggie-friendly establishments that will satisfy your hunger pangs! When I arrived in the region, I drove to the city of Bennington. Bakkerij Krijnen (Bakkerij Krijnen) is a vegetarian/vegan-friendly…
  • My Vegan Road Trip To New Hampshire Lakes Region & White Mountains

    VeganWorldTrekker
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Summertime escapes to the White Mountains of New Hampshire have been part of every New Englander’s agenda since childhood! I recently decided that it was about time for me to visit a couple of destinations which I had never before experienced in that region. My first stop was the infamous “Polar Caves” heading towards the White Mountains. Contrary to its entrance signage, there are no polar bears on its premises. Instead, the attraction consists of a myriad of caves formed by glacier ice melt from the White Mountains. I was famished after my length drive, so I entered the…
  • Solo Travel Tips For Vegans, Vegetarians, and Everyone!

    VeganWorldTrekker
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Solo travel can prove to be both challenging and rewarding. For this solo female traveler, the positive aspects far outweigh the negative! Us females need to be particularly cautious regarding our safety. However, I have never let that prevent me from travel to any destination. With careful planning, any solo traveler can feel at ease venturing out on their own. Vegans, vegetarians, and anyone else can enjoy and benefit from the experience of solo travel! Regarding safety, there are several points to consider. Some of these concerns can be alleviated with proper research and knowledge of your…
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  • Thrive and Shine with Brendan Brazier’s New Cookbook

    Emma Larocque
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    If you want to learn about healthy, vegan food the recently released Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier is a book you will want to add to your shelf. If you're an athlete, be inspired. If you don't consider yourself an athlete, don't be intimidated! This is not a book just for super athletes; it's a book for active people who want to be (or are already) healthy.
  • More Than Your Average Oatmeal – it’s OATRageous!

    Emma Larocque
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Growing up I hated oatmeal. There, I said it. It's a hard thing to admit, oatmeal being such a healthy food that you should eat EVERY day, and all. As I got older, I started to realize that while overly mushy quick oats with brown sugar just were not my cup of tea, I COULD like oatmeal if I made it right. These days I like my oatmeal piled high with crunchy apple slices, raisins, cinnamon, hemp hearts, ground flax and almond milk. But I have to admit, though I love to cook, that's about as adventurous as I get with oats in the breakfast department. Skip all the main meals of the day, and…
  • Vegan Weddings…Planning ahead for a cruelty-free day

    Guest Contributor
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Vegan weddings are becoming increasingly common. More and more people are looking to 1) make their wedding entirely vegan (YAY!), 2) have a semi-vegan wedding (usually in the situation where one partner is vegan) or 3) accommodate vegan friends or family members. Some people may think putting on a vegan wedding, or having vegan options would be difficult - but it doesn't have to be!
  • Redefining Gluten-Free and Vegan…Decadent and Delicious! – A Review

    Emma Larocque
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    When I cracked open my review copy of Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed a few weeks ago, the first thing I wanted to do was take it down to one of our local coffee shops where a year ago I had THE most disgusting GF vegan muffin I had ever tasted. Don’t get […]
  • We Animals: Taking on the Taboo

    Emma Larocque
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    We Animals by Jo-Anne McArthur is a brave and powerful book that addresses this very topic. McArthur is the photographer who was featured in the recent film The Ghosts in Our Machine. She travels around the world photographing animals "behind the scenes" and their various relationships (negative and positive) with humans. Her photographs are achingly beautiful, disturbing and thought provoking, as is the commentary she provides alongside each one.
 
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  • Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    claryn
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    These southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes are a fun and tasty twist on traditional loaded potatoes. Making loaded spuds is typically an ordeal — you bake them, prep and cook the filling, fill them, top them with cheese, and bake them again. I like this recipe because it simplifies a couple of those steps so the dish comes together quickly. Plus, these are just as delicious cold as they are hot! This is one of my go-to recipes when I don’t have a lot of time to cook during the week. Unlike white potatoes, baked sweet potatoes stay nice and soft in the fridge, and I usually bake a…
  • Broccoli Tahini Bisque

    claryn
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Fall has officially returned, and with it my penchant for soups. This broccoli tahini bisque is almost as easy to make as it is luscious. Yeah, “luscious.” You read that right! Restaurant Week wasn’t something I’d ever taken note of, probably on account of the fact that I’m not a middle-aged rich suburbanite foodie. So it was purely coincidental that the first time I went to G-Zen, a fancy vegan restaurant in Branford, was during Restaurant Week. Really, it was serendipitous, because G-Zen is expensive, and my partner and I got to try a half dozen of their dishes…
  • Banana Nut Porridge with Oatmeal, Quinoa, and Teff

    claryn
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Overnight oats are my default breakfast in the summer, but once the temperatures begin to drop, I like to spend chilly mornings cozied up with a hot bowl of oatmeal. This banana nut porridge with rolled oats, quinoa, and teff is currently my favorite weekend breakfast. It’s kind of funny how enthusiastic I’ve gotten about oatmeal over the past few years. Growing up, I ate the same thing for breakfast every single morning before school: a slice of toast with cinnamon sugar or a bowl of instant oatmeal. I hated the monotony so much that I swore off breakfast one day and refused to…
  • Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad

    claryn
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    For the first couple of months of summer, I made fresh spring rolls like it was my job. By the time August rolled (ha!) around, I’d mostly lost my patience for assembling them. I got lazy, okay? And thusly was Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad born! With kale, mango, cucumber, bell pepper, cilantro, lime, and peanut dressing, this salad is everything that’s good about summer rolls, minus the annoyance of wrapping them up into actual rolls. In 15 minutes, you can throw together a bowl with all the flavor of fresh, crispy summer rolls and dipping sauce. It’s all going to the…
  • Strawberry Beet Smoothie

    claryn
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    So I’ve already taught you how to drink black beans and cucumbers. Next up? Beets. Enter this gloriously hued, brightly flavored strawberry beet smoothie. Do I qualify as a full-fledged weirdo yet? There was a time when green smoothies sounded weird and excessively healthy to my ear, but now that I’m fully immersed in smoothie culture, I’m well aware that just because you added a handful of spinach to what is, in essence, a milkshake, doesn’t mean you’ve made some sort of cancer-curing elixir. I love adding greens to smoothies as much as the next blogger, but a…
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    My Face Is on Fire

  • On Sprinkles and Integrity

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I was flipping through my Facebook newsfeed a few days ago and noticed that my friend Denise had posted a couple of emails to a small vegan group to which we both belong. They concerned Vegan Treats.... My Face Is on Fire is a blog and podcast focusing on abolitionist vegan education, animal rights issues and the misrepresentation of veganism in the mainstream media.
  • The Great Divide

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    I was talking to a new local vegetarian friend and we were discussing restaurants we'd visited in other cities. I mentioned that I'd love to see a vegan restaurant open up here, in our shared city. ... My Face Is on Fire is a blog and podcast focusing on abolitionist vegan education, animal rights issues and the misrepresentation of veganism in the mainstream media.
  • Why I Obsess over Veganism

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    A vegan messaged me this morning to say that she thinks that by "obsessing over veganism", abolitionists are apparently doing animals a "disservice". She asserted (the tired old): "Not everybody will... My Face Is on Fire is a blog and podcast focusing on abolitionist vegan education, animal rights issues and the misrepresentation of veganism in the mainstream media.
  • On Speciesism and Token Gestures

    16 Jun 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The bottom line is that for any animal advocacy to bring about meaningful long term change for the billions killed each and every year for human pleasure, it needs to address speciesism. Convincing... My Face Is on Fire is a blog and podcast focusing on abolitionist vegan education, animal rights issues and the misrepresentation of veganism in the mainstream media.
  • Time Magazine Takes the Low Road

    4 Jun 2014 | 8:07 am
    I missed this article by Jeffrey Kluger a few weeks ago. I figure that it's because the writing at Time Magazine has been generally unimpressive over the years and that even if the piece had shown up... My Face Is on Fire is a blog and podcast focusing on abolitionist vegan education, animal rights issues and the misrepresentation of veganism in the mainstream media.
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    JL goes Vegan

  • Umami Anasazi Beans: A recipe from Vegan Pressure Cooking

    JL Fields
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    My Pantry Project is going strong! Yesterday I shared some amazing vegan creations from Lee of The Vegan Version. My friends Asia and Ashley are sharing their pantry creations via Instagram. (You can still join My Pantry Project here.) As for my own project, I have been using up the inordinate amount of Anasazi, pinto, and cranberry beans in my pantry by making the Umami Anasazi Beans recipe from my forthcoming cookbook Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes. PHOTO: Kate Lewis for Vegan Pressure Cooking I mean I’m making it over and over again.
  • Vegan News You Can Use (9/28/14)

    JL Fields
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Hello from PDX! Portland LOVES Sunshine Burgers! Chelsea, Jennifer and I plowed through 75% of our yummies on the first day! Get on over to the Portland Veg Fest early today and try our Original Quarter Pounder and our Black Bean South West burgers! Vegan news you can use (9/28/14) Plenty of nondairy foods can boost bones Vegan Travel Made Easy with the HappyCow App Five Must-Try Vegan Desserts at Trader Joe’s Chipotle announces date to unfurl its spicy vegan tofu Sofritas in Texas The ultimate guide to Istanbul’s vegan venues (Turkey) Moo Shoes’ Vegan Fashion Haven Opens in…
  • How to be Vegan: A Q&A with author Elizabeth Castoria

    JL Fields
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Have you seen this handy book for new vegans or the veg-curious? How to be Vegan by Elizabeth Castoria is a fun, playful book packed with information. If you’re new to veganism, it’s a fantastic primer. If there are veg-curious family or friends in your life, it’s a fabulous, non-threatening intro to the veg world.  I had the chance to chat with Elizabeth about the book and now admire her more than ever. Take a moment t read what Elizabeth has to say about her book – and her vegan journey – and then be sure to enter the giveaway for this terrific book below!
  • Fall Vegan Fashion (The Compassionate Closet discount code!)

    JL Fields
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    The leaves are turning. The nights are getting cooler. I’ve been shopping. I’ve always considered fall my “new year.” When I was younger I think it was because my birthday is in September – always a sense of renewal – and because I was a school nerd. I loved back-to-school shopping: clothes and classroom supplies. I couldn’t sleep the night before the first day of school. I was giddy. Now, at the ripe young age of 49, I still find myself in a Staples or Office Depot in August. (Mind you, I have no children.) I purchase pens, folders, notebooks, and…
  • My Pantry Project: Lentil tacos with vegan sour cream and “Spanish” rice

    JL Fields
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m getting delicious photos of your pantries as part of My Pantry Project! Lee of The Vegan Version shared several before pictures (there are even more – she has her work cut out for her!). Ashley of The Unintentional Vegan is on board (I wonder if some of her pantry overflow is a result of recipe testing for Vegan Pressure Cooking?). Cyndi is game, too. Don’t you want to hang out in Cyndi’s pantry? I do! Asia’s pantry just says “cook me”! Follow Asia on Instagram! Keep ‘em coming! I’ll do a post soon introducing readers to your…
 
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  • 5 Hearty Fall Recipes – Vegan & Veganized

    Ayinde
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    It’s that time of year! Soups, hard squash and snuggle season. As you lurk the internet for yummy autumn-leaves-on-the-ground inspired recipes, don’t get bummed if you find some delicious-sounding non-vegan options. We can fix that! One way to find veganizable recipes is to know what to look for. This sounds simple, I know, but it can be a bit tricky. First thing, start with a recipe that’s about 70-90% vegetable. From there, you know it’s probably a few seasoning elements that are not vegan. Once you have identified them, it’s actually quite easy to replace…
  • Music to Make You Cooler: Bleachers

    April Newell
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Lead vocalist of the band Bleachers, Jack Antonoff. Bleachers is coming up strong, and after seeing them preform at Boston Calling a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed.  With a great stage presence, enthusiastic crowd, and obviously kickass music, Bleachers absolutely killed it. Genre: Indie Pop, Alternative Bio: Bleachers is a New York City based band formed by Fun. guitarist, Jack Antonoff.  Antonoff says that he kept the album a secret until February because he did not want anyone to think he was leaving Fun., but just working on a side project.  Their first single, “I Wanna Get…
  • iEG is Looking For Editorial and Social Media Interns!

    Ayinde
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hey there! IEG is looking for two new interns for the Fall and Winter of 2014! We are in search of a Social Media intern and an Editorial intern. These internships are virtual, meaning our interns will join our team and collaborate daily via email, Google Hang and phone. We are looking for passionate, driven thinkers with a unique voice and a firm grasp on what we’re all about here at iEatGrass. While these positions are unpaid, interns will gain experience in the online editorial world, as well as get tons of free vegan swag from partnered companies, and the chance to be part of a…
  • Foodie Tuesday: Get Your Fall Tea Fix

    April Newell
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    In addition to all the wonderful foods that become available during Autumn, the season encourages hot beverages for all; cranberries, maple syrup, and spices galore.  Loose leaf tea is a great way to have long conversations, enjoy exotic flavor combinations, and simply start or end your autumn day.  Here is a list of seasonal teas to warm you up, by one of my favorite brands, David’s Tea Fall Collection. David’s Tea: Maple Sugar Flavored Black Tea Maple goodness from Montreal.  Great combination of warm and sweet without extra sugar.  Steep for 4-7 minutes. David’s Tea:…
  • Yes, There is Actually a David Bowie Museum Exhibit

    April Newell
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Re-read the headline and tell me that is not the coolest thing ever.  The whole gallery is accompanied by headphones and music of course, and explores all of the characters of David Bowie over the life of his career.  ”David Bowie Is”, housed at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, is an exhibit to hear, explore, contemplate, and admire at the very least. Want to check out the Bowie exhibit in real time? Yeah you do!  Read more at the Chicago Tribune here.  
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    Lizz Delicious

  • Taking A Break (At Enchanted Rock)

    Lizz Clements
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Never before have I understood why there are such things as wedding planners.The past couple of months have been absolutely full of wedding planning, shopping, and scheming. And we're still not done with everything. It's less than one month now, people, and we're definitely feeling the pressure.Which is why we packed up our bags Saturday morning and hit the road toward Fredericksburg.Chris decided that all she wanted for her birthday was a tent. She's a big astronomy nerd and she has about reached the maximum of what she can see in the city with her telescope. The light pollution is just so…
  • Three Months Left...

    Lizz Clements
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Well, we passed the three month countdown until our wedding day. It really does not feel like October 12th will be here in about 2.5 months. Chris and I have been so busy with things here that it has been very difficult devoting time to wedding planning. She has been especially distracted by work. Life in Texas has gotten rather complicated for us recently. In fact, the two of us have spent a lot of trying to figure out if we could afford to purchase a foreclosure house in rural northern New Hampshire on our current budget. One of the reasons we moved to Texas instead of New Hampshire…
  • 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.
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  • 10 Of My Favourite Things – September 2014

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Oh my, it’s been an exciting week! Our baby girl, Adriana, was welcomed into the world on September 21st. We are so in love with this sweet little monkey. I can hardly handle it. In case you missed it, my announcement post is on the Baby section here. I prepared a bunch of posts in advance for the next several weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for some recipes to come. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I put together a Things I’m Loving Lately post. What the heck? That year went by fast. I thought it was time to finally get my butt in gear and share some of my favourite…
  • Thursday Link Love

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Still here. Still #readytopop! Food photography has been a bit of a challenge lately (it’s not easy bending over with a 39 week bump), so I thought it would be nice to change it up for today’s post. It’s been a while since I put together a link love or things I’m loving lately post, but I hope to feature more of these types of posts every once in a while. Here are some recipes, articles, and other random links I’m enjoying lately – hope you enjoy them too! Drooling over the thought of Roasted Sweet Potato Slices and Cilantro Pesto – The Kitchn A green smoothie to…
  • Raspberry Chia Seed Jam Oat Crumble Squares (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    A blog reader recently emailed me hoping to see a gluten-free version of an oldie but goodie blog recipe – the popular Healthy Strawberry Oat Bars from way back in 2010. There’s something about this time of the year that makes me crave jam-filled oat crumble squares (or really, any kind of baked good, who am I fooling!), so she didn’t need to twist my arm. Not only is this version gluten-free, but it uses coconut oil instead of vegan butter (reduced by about half!), and showcases a new and improved crispy topping. The topping gets crunchy and golden, almost like a granola. Wowzers.
  • Toffee Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Houston, we have a working oven! This is what I screamed to Eric when I turned on our newly installed oven for the first time this weekend. To celebrate this momentous occasion I made something I’ve been craving for the past 6 weeks – warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies. [Fact: store-bought cookies just aren’t the same.] Then I made oatmeal cookie bars. Somehow I convinced Eric that these were an “anniversary gift” that I made “just for him” (he’s been in OSG baked good withdrawal during this kitchen reno), but we all know that this ready-to-pop, basketball smugglin’ preggo…
  • Back to School: 21 Portable Allergy-Friendly Snack Recipes! Vegan, Gluten-free, with Nut-free options

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    I’m in total denial about summer winding down. Gulp. You too? Many of you have been writing me asking about healthy, on-the-go snack recipes for back to school, work, or simply a busier season ahead. Even if I can’t get behind summer drawing to a close, I can definitely get behind whipping up some snack recipes to have on hand. I put together this round-up of 21 favourites from granola bars to energizing grain-free crackers and everything in between. I plan on stocking the freezer as soon our kitchen is back in order. All of the recipes below are vegan and gluten-free (most are soy-free…
 
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    Eating Whole

  • Brownie Bottomed Swirled Cheesecake Bars: You won’t believe they’re sugar free!

    eatingwhole
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    We spent a long weekend in Vermont, which first meant a road trip with Marley, Lexi, and Beenie! For those who do not know, Marley is my new rescue puppy, Lexi is a rescued cat, and Beenie is a rescued bunny :) . Suffice to say, it was a packed car!  Vermont was a relaxing […]
  • Apple Fritters Two ways with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

    eatingwhole
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Apple season is in full swing here in the Hudson Valley of New York!  I thought I’d make apple fritters two ways: baked & fried, and why not use some hard cider in the batter to emphasize the delicious apple flavor?!  I’m warning you now, the caramel dipping sauce is addictive!!  Ingredients (serves 2): Batter: […]
  • Cherry Coconut Bars

    eatingwhole
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    With a divine shortbread-esque crust, cherry filling, crumble topper, and toasted coconut there is a scrumptious depth of flavor! Ingredients (9 x 9 baking pan, makes 9 bars): Crust (PLEASE NOTE: You may make these full ‘o gluten by replacing the sorghum flour, coconut flour, and potato starch with 2 Cups WHEAT flour and OMIT […]
  • Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Tart

    eatingwhole
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Don’t want to splurge on hazelnuts? This is just as delicious with pecans in place of hazelnuts! Want to skip the simple homemade nut butter? Why not try peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, you get where I’m going with this! :) Ingredients (makes 1 9-inch tart or 12 individual tarts): Crust: 2 Cups raw […]
  • Veganized “Nutella” Cupcakes: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Hazelnut Buttacream

    eatingwhole
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Ingredients (makes 1 dozen): Chocolate cupcake base: PLEASE NOTE: if you are making this with wheat flour, omit the xanthan gum! 1 1/2 Cups GF flour blend (I like to use the following:) 3/4 Cup sorghum flour 3/4 Cup potato starch (may use tapioca starch) 1 Cup non-dairy milk 1 Cup sugar 1/2 Cup apple […]
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    Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

  • I Am Living My Life To Avoid Alzheimer’s With Turmeric

    Aqiyl Aniys
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    I am not waiting until I am old to protect the health of my brain and reduce my risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. I am living my life like it is... The post I Am Living My Life To Avoid Alzheimer’s With Turmeric 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! ]]
  • Your Body On Eggs – Manipulating Scientific Studies To Sell Eggs

    Aqiyl Aniys
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Big business is about business and selling products, and not necessarily about doing what is best for you. Case in point is the way the egg board does... The post Your Body On Eggs – Manipulating Scientific Studies To Sell Eggs 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! ]]
  • Your Brain On Pork! Pork Parasites Are Number One Cause Of Epilepsy

    Aqiyl Aniys
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Eating pork and the tapeworms it contains is bad for the brain. Neurocysticercosis is the name of the disease where pork tapeworm larve called cysticerci... The post Your Brain On Pork! Pork Parasites Are Number One Cause Of Epilepsy 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! ]]
  • Cajun Oven Roasted Whole Portobello Mushroom And Yellow Squash

    Aqiyl Aniys
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Cajun Oven Roasted Whole Portobello Mushroom And Yellow Squash... The post Cajun Oven Roasted Whole Portobello Mushroom And Yellow Squash 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! ]]
  • What Is Electric Cell Food? Feed Your Brain, Rejuvenate Your Cells, And Reclaim Your Youth

    Aqiyl Aniys
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    We are one big battery, and don't let that shock you. Since the body is a big battery we need to feed it electric cell food that will recharge it and... The post What Is Electric Cell Food? Feed Your Brain, Rejuvenate Your Cells, And Reclaim Your Youth 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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    Animal Rights Revolution

  • Why Vegan?

    Christian Sanchez
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    A vegan is a person who avoids using and consuming animals and animal products for any purpose including food, clothing, entertainment, and more. Veganism is the ethical position which rejects the use and exploitation of non-human animals. Veganism is a committed way of living which excludes the use of non-human animals for food, clothing, products, entertainment, as well as personal choices and actions. It is the notion which challenges traditional and societal beliefs held about non-human animals in that they are individuals and not economic commodities or property. It’s recognizing…
  • The Truth About Animal Testing and Vivisection

    Christian Sanchez
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Every year, the U.S. vivisection industry alone accounts for a spending of over $18 billion dollars on animal testing and vivisection. The U.S. National Institutes of Health is the greatest source that funds animal testing and vivisection, with an annual budget of over $13 billion dollars which, by the way, is greatly funded by our own tax payer dollars. Not to mention the over $1 trillion dollars spent annually on healthcare. Over 100 million non-human animals are experimented on  each year in the most gruesome and despicable ways possible. Ways that do not serve us, ways that definitely do…
  • Animal Rights 101: What Are Animal Rights? Simple Intro To Animal Rights

    Christian Sanchez
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    We live in a fast-paced, ever-growing society. We are always on the go. We want as much as possible and as quickly as possible. If you stop anyone on any given day and talk to them about animal rights, almost everyone will not want to hear it. Most people will zone you out and once in a while even become enraged by what you have to say. I have found that the typical person just does not give a damn about animal rights. At most, they will think it’s wrong if a dog or a cat are abused but that’s as far as it goes for most people. “Never, never be afraid to do what’s…
  • Do You Suffer From Moral Schizophrenia?

    Christian Sanchez
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    If someone were to walk up to you and ask you, “Would you eat your dog for dinner tonight?” What would your answer be? How could anyone even ask that? Would you be appalled at the question? Would you think that the person asking you were some complete lunatic? Well we claim to love animals so much. In fact, 97% of the American consensus agrees that animal cruelty is wrong. That means almost all of us agree that it is wrong to unnecessarily inflict pain, suffering, and death to animals. It’s wrong to bring about suffering and death to animals because we feel pleasure from it,…
  • From Exploited To Discarded: The Truth About Horse Racing

    Christian Sanchez
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    Photo Credit: Alan Tunnicliffe When most people think of horse racing they think of a nice, exciting event where the world’s most elegant horses race off against one another and the winner takes top prize. However, no regard is ever given to the callous exploitation and horrendous treatment of our majestic friends. When people go to the races or even hear about the races, they only think about the the event itself. When people watch or attend the races they only get to see the race itself and are kept in the dark about the grim realities of horse racing. When in reality the horse racing…
 
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    Fresh and Faithful

  • Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project: Ful Medames (Egyptian Breakfast Beans)

    Emily
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’ll admit it. I cheated. The recipe calls to soak dried fava beans for 8 hours then cook them for 2 hours. I just used pinto beans from a can because I could not find fava beans in any grocery store I went to. These Egyptian breakfast beans turned out supper yummy so I think the substitution was close enough. When canned beans are used, this is a relatively simple, quick, and tasty recipe. I really like the lemon and garlic flavor combination with the beans and they tasted good served with whole-wheat pita bread. Difficulty: Easy (if you use canned beans) Did my toddler like it? Not today…
  • Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project: Penne with Spinach Béchamel

    Emily
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This Béchamel sauce was finally the rich sauce that I have been looking for in a whole food, plant basted diet. I used to eat chicken alfredo all the time and could never find a tasty and healthy equivalent of that savory creaminess until now. A seasoned cauliflower puree (Béchamel) is definitely the answer. That being said, I have noticed that the Forks Over Knives Cookbook recipes are very fond of thyme and I, on the other hand, am not. The flavor of thyme is not bad but the authors use high amounts of it in many of the savory recipes and I would use less. Also I would double or even…
  • Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project: Mac and “Cheese”

    Emily
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My husband lives off of macaroni and cheese so I was hoping this healthy version would taste at least somewhat good so I would have something to make him for dinner during Lent and other fasting seasons. Unfortunately, he didn’t even try it because he did not like the smell. I do not blame him because I did not like it either. The final dish ended up being sweet and dense. The cookbook says that, after baking it in the oven, it gets crunchy on top without even having to add breadcrumbs. I do not know what the author is talking about because mine did not get crunchy at all and I followed the…
  • Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project: No-Cheese Sauce

    Emily
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’m sad to say that this was the worst recipe from the Forks Over Knives cookbook that I have tried so far. I had high hopes for this sauce because cheese is something I really miss when eating a plant-based diet. I knew that it wouldn’t taste exactly like real dairy cheese but this was just gross. The best way I could describe it was bland, sweet, and vegetabley. The nutritional yeast definitely gave it a slightly cheesy flavor but it was still gross. It might taste better next time if I left out the cashews, which I thought made it too sweet, and if I did not cook my onion first. Not…
  • Chia Breakfast Pudding

    Emily
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My mom and I both have Costco-sized bags of chia seeds that we usually sprinkle on our oatmeal in the morning. This recipe started to develop when I excitedly called my mom one day after I had made Chia pudding for the first time. I did not use a set recipe so I just told her quickly how to make it over the phone with rough estimates of ingredients. The next day she emailed me the recipe that she created complete with an impressive photo of her breakfast. I wanted to feature my mom’s recipe this week because it is now one of my favorite breakfast recipes (I would make it every day if…
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