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  • Don’t Throw Away Another Used Tea Bag Until You See This!

    Life|Prosperity|Health
    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:04 am
    For some people a tea bag is something that you use once, and that’s it. On to the next one. Then you have the people (call them what you want) who will save the tea bag, just to get more tea out of it to drink, by using 2 to 3 used tea bags to make 1 more cup of tea. It is true that after you use the tea bag for your cup of tea that there is still some tea residue left within the little bag. But so that you don’t feel wasteful, I will reveal to you what other uses that used tea bag can serve. I used to be one of those people who never wanted to throw the tea bag away, because I…
  • A New Site For Social Vegans: Welcome, VeganWall !

    I Eat Grass
    elyssa
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Tired of your Facebook wall intermixing valuable recipes, animal right’s information and vegan foodporn with copious amounts of fast food ads and photos of your friend’s hunting photos? Complain no longer! The VeganWALL is here. VeganWall is a new online space created to enable vegans across the world to share interesting information and ideas, according to a Peaple Like You press release. VeganWall members can develop their own online communities, post recipes and list their favorite vegan places. The aim of the VeganWall project is to create a more connected and…
  • Vegan? Or Plant-Based?

    Vegetarian & Vegan News & Products
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    18 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    - Vegan - Advocated by PETA - Whole-Food, Plant-Based - Advocated by evidence-based dietitians, nutritionists, and health educators. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Rosane Oliveira | UCD Integrative Medicine Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:03 AM Subjec
  • NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR

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    27 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2015. Description of Award: This year, the Sistah Vegan Conference is hosting the “Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Challenging Neoliberal Whiteness While Building Anti-Racist Solidarity Amongst Vegans of Color and Allies (Before, After,…
  • SEA the WORLD From Whales’ Perspective

    A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    SeaWorld's stock is down 41 percent over the last 12 months, after the public learned of the company's history of capturing wild orcas, the deaths of several trainers, and the opinions of leading whale scientists that the animals cannot have a rich life in captivity. Photo: iStockphotoThe footage was recorded in January, taken by the operator of a whale-watching boat in Cabo St. Lucas – at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in the west of Mexico. A juvenile humpback whale surges out of the water, and splashes down on his side. He proceeds for several minutes with his…
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  • Vegan diet benefits obese children, Cleveland Clinic study shows

    Lane
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Obese children with high cholesterol who followed a strict vegan diet with little added fat in a small Cleveland Clinic study showed significant improvements in both weight and heart disease risk factors in only a month, according to research released Thursday. The children, ages 9 to 18, were mostly white and middle class, and volunteered […]
  • Beyoncé has teamed up with 22 Days Nutrition…

    Lane
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Beyoncé has teamed up with 22 Days Nutrition... However, I am unable to access their website. On my computer and on my phone, I am blocked with the following message".. This web site at 22daysnutrition.com has been reported as malicious and has been blocked by your Internet Service Provider..."  Maybe you'll have better luck than […]
  • Millennium Restaurant in SF Closing

    Lane
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Most people LOVE Millennium in SF. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion... I took Jane there for her birthday last year. We both were quite disappointed. Today, Millennium announced that they will be closing their restaurant in April as their lease is expiring and the new owners are not interested in having Millennium as a tenant […]
  • How do I become vegan?

    Lane
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    I've heard from many people motivated to become vegan by animal welfare issues. Health and the environment are other reasons to discuss, but this week, about halfway through my month chronicling my vegan ways, I’m going to turn to some practicalities. Just how hard is it to become a vegan? If you’re new to it, […]
  • Vromage Shop

    Lane
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    This is a vegan mozzarella and tomato hero. This is vegan goat chive cheese. Do I have your attention? There is a new vromage shop in Los Angeles. Vromage, get it? Fromage, French for cheese, but the V is for vegan. A vegan cheese shop. For those of you who aren't in LA, Vromage will […]
 
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  • UrthBox Vegan Snack Box Giveaway

    Michelle Cehn
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    If you love healthy food and snacks as much as we do, you are going to love this! We’re giving away two large UrthBoxes packed with healthy non-GMO vegan foods and snacks from UrthBox. What’s UrthBox? This company offers the one of the best ways to discover new healthy non-GMO foods and snacks. They are one of the fabulous vegan subscription box companies focusing on full-size non-GMO foods, snacks and beverages. Starting at just $9/month, UrthBox will send you a monthly box of healthy full-size Vegan snacks delivered to your door. Products include snack bars, superfoods, nuts and seeds,…
  • Australia to Ban Super Trawlers

    erikmarcus
    24 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    One of the greatest enemies of the oceans, the super trawler, is set to be permanently banned from Australian waters. Super trawlers are massive ships—well over 100 meters long—that decimate fisheries by scooping up tens of thousands of fish at a time. Many of them even carry large-scale processing units and freezers, enabling them to stay at sea for weeks on end. If you’re looking for one of the key villains behind the fact that most of the world’s fisheries are in decline, look no further than super trawlers. Beyond the vast numbers of fish they kill, the giant nets these…
  • Unilever Drops “Just Mayo” Lawsuit

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

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

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

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    Eco Woman, voted most Ethical Politician Caroline Lucas MP to open Brighton VegfestCaroline Lucas MP has been voted the UK's most ethical politician in 2007, 2009 and 2010 by readers of the Observer, in 2008 was judged one of the Guardian’s top “eco-heroes”, received Red magazine's Woman of the Year Award 2010 in the ethical/eco category and is in the Environment Agency's Top 100 Eco-Heroes of all time...... and she's opening Vegfest UK in Brighton !!Caroline Lucas MP - to open Brighton VegfestMore Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News
  • 10 Reasons why you should invite your friends to Vegfest

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    10 Reasons why you should invite your friends to vegfest1) It's fun. There's something for everyone whether they are into food, music, politics, film, the environment,  human rightsor just meeting people2) There's no pressure. They can just walk around tasting stuff,It's no like a dinner party, if they don't like what they'vetasted they can just move on. Most visitors are not vegan.3) Expert Advice. Vegfest is awash  with expert advisors so any questionscan be quickly answered4) Bargains. Most exhibitors run show offers and special prices so its thecheapest place to kick start…
  • New Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    Over 6 Billion Farm Animals will Die This ChristmasWeapons of Mass Destruction Whilst not wanting to diminish the fantastic efforts of the Band Aid musicians and pop stars for their efforts to reduce the suffering of people in West Africa suffering with Ebola ( Go buy the BandAid30 track if you haven't already), and I agree with Bob Geldof, a disease that prohibits you from comforting and touching loved ones is most abhorrant, meanwhile billions of other Earthlings' lives face torture and death unnecessarily, every Christmas, every year, every month, every week, every day, every hour, every…
  • Interest in Vegan Diets in UK Doubles in Two Years

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Google Trends reveals that interest in veganism over the last two years has more than doubled. Interest in vegan diets has been steadily rising over the last 10 years but stories in the press about the horse meat scandal, the dire situation about the environment, plus health scares about eating meat and dairy, have led to a phenominal increase in interest in veganism in the UKInterest in veganism and the solutions it provides have been noted all over the world. The UK is not the only place to have seem dramatic increase in interest in vegan diets, Australia, Canada, Germany and Israel have…
  • Vegfest says Share the Love this Christmas

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    Share the Love the Christmas with VegfestUK - Buy One Get One Free OfferBuy a Ticket to VegfestUK as a gift for a friend or colleague and get a free extra ticket for them to give to another friend to share the love this Christmas time. There is a free digital Christmas card to send them to let them know about your gift of life as tickets will be sent out 2 weeks before the festival*****  -*****You could also buy your friends and colleagues a fantastic vegan cookbook gift this Christmas / Thanksgiving and spread the love that way?Buy someone a vegan cookbook  this Christmas. In…
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  • Mexican Bread Pudding with Spiced Syrup

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    This recipe is a mash-up of Isa's bread pudding from Isa Does It and a recipe from the very first vegetarian cookbook I ever bought, Simple Vegetarian Recipes. I used the all white flour version of my Everyday Bread because it has a nice open crumb structure that easily soaks up the liquid. If you are using a denser or leaner bread, give it more time to soak. I think it's worth the time to use the vanilla bean, but your can sub in 2 tsp vanilla extract and forget heating it on the stove. The agar is probably not needed--I was just panicking that I was adding too much liquid. As written,…
  • Creamy Chickpeas and Biscuits

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    This is pure comfort food inspired by a frosty walk home one day. The creaminess of the coconut milk compliments the earthiness of the chickpeas and the sweetness of the roasted pepper. And all of that on top of a tender biscuit. The biscuits are a Reinhart-esque riff on The New Basics Cookbook recipeThe key here is to make sure all of the sides of your biscuit are cleanly cut--you can accomplish this with a good biscuit cutter, or by using a pastry cutter as I have suggested below. Cleanly cut sides allow the laminated dough to rise nice and high.INGREDIENTSCreamy Chickpeas- 3 tbsp oil-…
  • Butter Tart Squares

    24 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Butter tarts are a staple of the Canadian holiday diet but are tricky to veganize. The problem is not replacing the butter, but the egg yolk which helps bind everything together as the tarts bake. I have gone for the butter tart square here because when I made tarts the filling kept rising right out of the shells and making a real mess. You can solve this problem, more or less (see the pic I posted on Facebook), by adding the extra flour indicated in the recipe, but I think this makes for a drier filling. So, the squares look a little messy, but the mess is contained in the pan and you still…
  • Lemon Squares

    23 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Vegan Mom loves lemon squares for the holidays but has been unhappy with any vegan recipe I have tried. So I started experimenting. My basic thinking was to use potato and a variety of binders and proteins to replace the egg so that the filling would both rise and bind in the oven. These are a little more firm/gummy than I would like but I think the recipe is good enough to post. The top bakes evenly to a golden colour and the filling is nice and lemony. You can fiddle with the recipe as you see fit.INGREDIENTSCrust- 1/4 cup sugar- 1/4 tsp salt- 1 cup all purpose flour- 1/2 cup vegan…
  • Panettone

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Warning: this recipe is not as accessible as some of my other baking recipes and will require a bit of experience and time to pull off. The recipe is similar to the brioche recipe I posted last week in that it uses mashed potatoes in lieu of eggs, and in that you need to work a fair amount of fat into the dough. A stand mixer is key to getting this done efficiently. The other key ingredient is sourdough starter/barm which will give your final loaves a spectacular taste and texture. I like to make a firmer barm because it holds up in the fridge for longer--my barm is 12 oz of flour, 5-6 oz…
 
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  • NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2015. Description of Award: This year, the Sistah Vegan Conference is hosting the “Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Challenging Neoliberal Whiteness While Building Anti-Racist Solidarity Amongst Vegans of Color and Allies (Before, After, and Beyond Ferguson ).” It is scheduled for April 24-25, 2015 and will be online. We are proud to announce our new annual competition and award for the ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR. Criteria: Because the…
  • No More Auction Block: Black Feminist Pro-Vegan Spirituals (Singing Struggle, Singing Hope)

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: Sistah Vegan Conference: “The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter”. April 24-25, 2015. Click Here for More Info. Like what we do? Consider hearing about our latest book project about hip hop, veganism, ethical consumption, and Black masculinity (the remix) and donate.  View original
  • Blueberry Avocado Sorbet Recipe and Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: We Can Do Both!

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: Closed Captions for Hearing Impaired. I hope it works Out. I’m still trying to figure CC out. Recipe: 2 Pints of Blueberries 5 pitted dates 1 large Hass Avocado 1/2 c of water 1 tsp of organic Spriulina Blend on high for 1.5 minutes in Vitamix or comparable blender. Put into ice cream machine like a Cuisinart Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt maker. You can always had more dates to make it sweeter. See what else the Sistah Vegan Project is up to. Yea, we do recipes, we blog, but we also are the only pro-vegan project that does things like put together…
  • Pigs as Cops, Cops as Pigs: What Does a Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter Look Like Beyond Speciesist Depictions of Beautifully Spirited Pigs?

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: About an hour ago, I was looking through the work of Emory Douglas (see image below and click on it to go to the link to the book). I started reading through his book again today because his work, though over 40 years old, is applicable today. His images show Black people resisting the white supremacist militarized police state. The images are powerful, breathtaking, and heartbreaking. As I sifted through the pages of this genius work, I couldn’t believe that this mess was still happening today; but also felt inspired that this work is a…
  • [Event]: Breeze Harper Will Be the Keynote Speaker at Social Justice Summit, Cal State-Fullerton, February 21, 2015

    Dr. A. Breeze Harper
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project: Dr. A. Breeze Harper Event:Social Justice Summit: Breaking Down Barriers Date and Time: Feb. 21, 2015. 9:15 a.m. Keynote Talk Description: A. Breeze Harper will be giving a critical race feminist vegan oriented keynote talk from 9:15-10:15am, on Saturday Feb. 21, 2015. For more information: http://www.fullerton.edu/volunteer/summit/ How to Get Dr. A. Breeze Harper to Speak at Your Institution or Organization If you would like to invite Dr. A. Breeze Harper to speak at your institution or organization, please contact her by clicking here. Dr.
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  • Vegan? Or Plant-Based?

    vegetarian
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    - Vegan - Advocated by PETA - Whole-Food, Plant-Based - Advocated by evidence-based dietitians, nutritionists, and health educators. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Rosane Oliveira | UCD Integrative Medicine Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:03 AM Subjec
  • February: Vegan Cuisine Month

    vegetarian
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Vegan Cuisine Month info is available on http://www.americanvegan.org, and the American Vegan winter issue is being mailed to members. Thanks for your interest in helping publicize. Febrary has been declared Vegan Cuising Month by the American Vegan Society, but Febrary is ALSO National Heart Month (ve
  • The substance of football

    vegetarian
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    Current discussions of the best football pressure leave me wondering what ought to be done to take all the pressure off the animals, who didn't ask for their bodies to be 'in play' by athletic gamesters. Apparently, regulation pressure on an AMERICAN football (with pointed ends - European footba
  • Draft statement (clear, succinct): The vegan culinary genre

    vegetarian
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    I'm drafting a statement on '*vegan culinary genre*' and would like your constructive input in my earliest moments of the effort. The vegan culinary genre is defined as a vegan-compliant culinary style or genre, regardless of its motivations for restricting the foods with which one works to plan
  • Historic 1st annual national nonprofit disease prevention conference in Asheville, NC, Nov. 14-16, 2014

    vegetarian
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:02 pm
    ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: in...@p-pod.org in...@p-pod.org Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 9:50 PM Subject: Historic 1st annual national nonprofit disease prevention conference in Asheville NC, Nov. 14-16, 2014 To: info FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hist
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  • Definitions Fitness Magazine

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Please check out this online fitness magazine that I write for.  Definition Fitness Magazine is written by and for plant-powered female athletes.  Issue Four featured an article about me, "Tofu-Powered Triathlete", and in Issue Five, I have written an article about my experience as a heart patient with an arrhythmia.Click here to subscribe, only $14/year.
  • A Bump in the Road

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    I haven't talked about my running in a while.  And that's because I haven't been doing much running.  I strained my right calf about five weeks ago.  I can't recall a specific injury, but ultimately every time I would try to run, it would ache.  So, I had to stop running for a couple weeks, and as a result I'm not running the Napa Marathon.What happened?  I'm not entirely sure.  Much of it has to do with my left leg being stronger than the right.  I'm not sure how that came to be, possibly a lingering effect of having fractured my right foot a year ago and…
  • A Trip to the Cardiologist

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:07 pm
    I see a lot of anxiety associated with a first time visit to the cardiologist.  Chest pain, palpitations, fainting, and shortness of breath can all be scary symptoms related to heart disease.Or they may not be.I may surprise you when I say this:  More often than not, for patients who come in for an initial consultation for one of these symptoms, the cause is not cardiac.Chest pain can be due to many things other than the heart -- a pulled muscle, esophageal reflux, anxiety or stress.  While palpitations may be an arrhythmia, they may be due to anxiety and stress.  And the…
  • More Pills!!! More Pills???

    1 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    A new study called the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in November demonstrated that adding ezetimibe (Zetia) to simvastatin in higher-risk patients is associated with a decrease in LDL cholesterol and also decreased risk of cardiac events.Another study, the TRA2P-TIMI 50 trial, found that a new antiplatelet medicine vorapaxar (Zontivity), when added to aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix), reduces the risk of cardiac events in high-risk patients.First off, two big wins for big pharma.  Two on-patent, in other words not generic, medicines that…
  • Avoiding Injury

    28 Dec 2014 | 9:08 pm
    In my 20's and early 30's, I ran, and sporadically I would strength train.  I had a tendinitis in my foot that kept me from running for nearly a year and a half.  Then I was plagued by plantar fasciitis that burned with every step I took.  And once that healed, iliotibial band pain kept me from running for another three months.  Ultimately, I realized that I needed to make some changes as an athlete to avoid more injuries.In the past 9 years, I have remained injury-free, even as I train harder.  Here's how:1)  Foam roller -- I spend a couple of minutes on my foam…
 
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  • Vegan Travel – Ice Castles, Chocolate Festival, Skiing & Snowshoeing, and Vegan Dining in The White Mountains of New Hampshire

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It had come to my attention recently that a veritable winter wonderland of ice castles had been created in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The fairytale-like spot is nestled among the towns of the White Mountains region. My reasons for visiting the area were twofold: 1. I wanted to experience this magical “Ice Castles” attraction(Ice Castles) and […]
  • The Lusty Vegan: Surviving a Sex Drought in Your Relationship

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    One year you're perfecting the art of jJpanese bondage and the next you realize you'd happily trade sex for pajamas, fresh popcorn and Netflix instant... Continue reading →
  • Indian Tribes, Others Stand Up for Wolves

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Several lawmakers, mainly from the wolf range states, want Congress to remove federal protections for wolves. Photo: Alamy The United Tribes of Michigan (comprising 12 recognized Indian tribes in the northern part of the state) recently adopted a resolution opposing removal of federal protections for wolves and calling on people to recognize the historical and ecological significance of wolves. It’s a message closely aligned with that of The HSUS, and we are glad . . .  The post Indian Tribes, Others Stand Up for Wolves appeared first on A Humane Nation.
  • Feb 27, How To Be Vegan | Everyday Easy Vegan Meals | Vegan Coach

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Learn to make easy vegan meals on The Path to Whirled Peas, a fun FREE online cooking class that teaches you how to be Vegan without recipes!
  • NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 VEGAN ANTI-RACIST CHANGE-MAKER OF THE YEAR Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2015. Description of Award: This year, the Sistah Vegan Conference is hosting the “Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Challenging Neoliberal Whiteness While Building Anti-Racist Solidarity Amongst Vegans of Color and Allies (Before, After,…
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  • Photo Friday: Golden Gate Park

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
  • Shake It Off

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Oh sure, easy for you to say. In lieu of a television, the quiet hum of online weather reports has begun to serve as a neutral white noise at times, filling the void of late nights when no other voices are available to keep me company. Focused on the east coast’s snowy predicament more often than not, it seems that the whole country would be talking about my hometown even if the radio’s dial had been set on frequencies emanating from thousands of miles in any direction. Most of the information goes straight through my consciousness, filtered out as just comforting, human sounds,…
  • Silent Saturday: Winter Market

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
  • Photo Friday: “Winter” Fashion Shoot on Treasure Island

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Makeup, hair, wardrobe, and modeling by the lovely and talented Colleen Holland.
  • Flipping Over Pancakes

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:59 am
    A hallowed date with many names, there is all but one antiquated nickname that I can fully endorse, even as a nonsecular participant. Sorry, but the title of “Fat Tuesday” no longer fits the bill for modern times, especially when the moniker of “Pancake Tuesday” can be readily swapped in for a far more appealing and accurate label. Born of religious traditions that involve gorging oneself before the leaner days of lent, the celebratory aspect is the only piece I’m interested in, quite frankly. That’s to say nothing of how the so-called fat pancakes of yore…
 
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  • Good Seed Crackers

    Celine
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    Since I posted about vegan cheese and have another cheesy review coming up soon, I suppose it’s only fair to write about crackers too. Next on the list is wine. (Not really.) I think I love these even more than the quackers of ages ago, Chaz can’t decide between the two, so I’m making batch upon batch of each to help him out. Am I being played here? This recipe is proud to appear in the recently released Great Vegan Protein Book. The Seed Crackers Make sure to cook your amaranth to a 1:1 1/2 amaranth to water ratio to obtain a more pilaf-like seed than the porridge-like one…
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    Annarasa ~ Essence of Food

  • Honey Wheat Bread | No Knead Bread Recipe

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    Honey Wheat Bread is probably my favorite loaf to bake. I love the graininess of the bread crumb and the sweetness of the bread. It tastes so good toasted with lashings of butter and good home made fruit preserve. Personally, I like it with toasted to crunchy, buttered, and with lots of spreading honey!!Continue reading »
  • Pakora Khuzambhu | Onion Fritters Curry

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    Kuzhambu  is a cherished curry dish in my home. Combining flavors of spicy, sweet, tart - it makes for the perfect curry. I blogged about my favorite Tomato Kuzhambhu a couple of years back. Today its a recipe for yet another delicious and tangy curry - Pakora Kuzhambu. Crispy onion pakoras, deep fried and golden, dipped in a spicy tamarind and coconut milk curry!! Could you ask for more?Continue reading »
  • Edamame Ghugra | Oven Baked Low Fat Recipe

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    Ghugra is a classic tea time snack in India. Savory Ghugras are typically made with green peas or green beans and deep fried. Sweet versions, know in the North as Gujiya are stuffed with Khoya (milk solids), coconut, cardamon, nuts, and dried fruits. They are especially popular during Holi or the Festival of Colors celebrated every year in Spring. Continue reading »
  • Moong Dal Paratha | Mung Bean Flatbread

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Stuffed Dal Parathas are a favorite winter treat. There are many types of dal parathas and many ways of making them. But Moong Dal Paratha seasoned with just turmeric, asafoetida, and fennel are truly the best. Hot off the pan they taste super with yogurt and pickle. Save them in the refrigerator for the next day, and enjoy them warmed with a dollop of ghee and your favorite salad.Continue reading »
  • Bananas Foster Cake | Eggless Baking

    4 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    Bananas Foster makes for the most addictive dessert! Whenever I have some bananas sitting on the counter that are about to get over ripe, I am tempted to make Bananas Foster for dessert. So a couple of weeks back when just about 6 bananas were about to go over the edge, I decided to improvise. If you like Bananas Foster, what can be better than a batch of Bananas Foster jam? I made the jam by improvising on the Bananas Foster recipe.Continue reading »
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • MAKE LUSCIOUS,VELVETY DRINKING CHOCOLATE WITH THIS HOMEMADE MIX

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    In 2010, I wrote a blog post about a new (to me) discovery-- drinking chocolate. "Technically speaking, hot cocoa and hot chocolate are two very different beverages. Hot cocoa comes from a powder, while hot chocolate is (once again, technically speaking) what many call "drinking chocolate" or "sipping chocolate" - it's made from chopped bits of chocolate or small chocolate pellets that are melted (slowly and painstakingly) and then blended with milk, cream and/or  water. True hot chocolate tends to be much denser and richer than its powdery relative.  Interestingly enough, some…
  • SWEET AND SAVORY (INTERNATIONAL) VEGAN RECIPES FOR "PANCAKE TUESDAY"

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    It's Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)-- I almost forgot! What is Shrove Tuesday and what does it have to do with pancakes?  Here's a short history.  It's known as "Mardi Gras" in French-speaking regions (including New Orleans, as I'm sure you are aware). "Mardo Gras" means "Fat Tuesday", the day before Ash Wednesday, when Christian Lent begins.  It's referred to as "Fat Tuesday" because fat and eggs, etc. had to be used up before the Lenten fast. Cakes, rich breads and pastries, and pancakes were made in order to consume these foods and not let them go to waste, and also…
  • DARK CHOCOLATE-COATED PEANUT BUTTER, MARMALADE & SINGLE-MALT SCOTCH TRUFFLES WITH SEA SALT FLAKES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    This is what I made for my husband for Valentine's Day yesterday, and we brought some for dessert to some friends who invited us for dinner.  They were a big hit!This recipe is a variation on my nut-butter-based truffle recipe at an older blog post here. I wanted to make a salted chocolate truffle this time--  if you've never tried this, you're in for a treat!  The tiny portion of  salt flakes crunch and then melt and create the perfect contrast and balance to the dark chocolate coating and sweet truffle inside.BTW, I have never coated truffles with melted chocolate…
  • SPICY TOFU & BRUSSELS SPROUT STIR-FRY WITH KOREAN-STYLE SAUCE

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:59 pm
    I haven't been blogging alot-- this virus we are getting over is still making me cough at night, so I'm not sleeping as well as I should.  (Otherwise, I'm pretty well and back at work.)  Consequently, meals are simple.But, the other night I had some Brussels sprouts to use up, so I used those as a starting point for a quick and yummy stir-fry.  I felt like using adding some tofu and I also had some of my Tofu "Bacon" marinating in the refrigerator and thought that might be a good addition to a simple stir-fry, to add more flavor. My Tofu "Bacon"-- recipe hereBut I wanted…
  • MY RECIPE FOR SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD (WITH MINIMAL FLOUR)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:17 pm
    RECIPE UPDATED ON JAN. 23, 2015-- I added some photos and a few extra notes and corrected the size of the bread pans I use and the amount of water used in the recipe.  Sorry about that-- should not write recipes when I'm sick!I'm sorry it's taken so long to get this post (or any post!) up-- I've been sick with the flu.  But, at last I'm finishing this post on how to make a delicious sprouted wheat bread (with minimal flour) that is not heavy, flat and/or overly moist, that has the texture and appearance of a good whole wheat loaf.I started this journey because I was interested in…
 
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  • Save the Dish: 6 Common Cooking Mistakes -- Solved! - Cook Like a Pro Series [6/6]

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    You went to all that trouble to cook… and then it didn’t turn out right...GAH!But you CAN save it (unless you burnt it to a crisp… there’s no coming back from that…)TOO SALTY If the saltiness is the result of an over-reduced soup, add water. Another option is to add acid, such as lemon juice, to cut the salt. Depending on the dish, adding wine might also work.The best way to avoid over-salting is to cook without salt and only add it at the end after you’ve tasted your dish. ESPECIALLY if you’re using any kind of canned item. Most canned goods and condiments contain salt (buy no…
  • 100,000 Steps Challenge {Starts March 1st!}

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Need motivation?A kick in the pants to get moving again?Are you ready to walk your butternut off? (I couldn’t resist that one…)JOIN the 100,000 Steps Herbie Challenge!I recently hosted a steps challenge with our premium meal plan members and it was EPIC.Not only did we all move our butts and shake our poms-poms more (and many of us lost weight, too!) it was INCREDIBLY insightful and motivating. “I never realized how wrong I was on thinking that I was so much more active and getting in lots of “steps” each day. Getting the Fitbit for the challenge has been an eye opener to say the…
  • Garden Vegetable Pizzas, Kale & Sweet Potato Frittata, Black Bean & Corn Taquitos & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Lots of old and soon to be new favorites are coming your way on this week's meal plan!Kale & Sweet Potato Frittata (NEW!), Lentil Stuffed Acorn Squash (NEW!), Spicy Sweet Potato Noodle Soup (NEW!), Spanish Omelette (NEW!), and Garden Vegetable Pizzas (NEW!) are all making their delicious debut on both the individual and family menus.And coming back for an encore appearance include smash hits like the Black Bean & Corn Taquitos, "Clam" Chowder, Pizza Hummus (family), and Baked Caprese Pasta (family). Black Bean & Corn TaquitosIndividual HighlightsBlack Bean & Corn TaquitosKale & Sweet Potato…
  • The ULTIMATE Ingredient Conversion Table -- Cook Like a Pro Series [5/6]

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Has this happened to you?A recipe calls for 1 cup of COOKED rice…but you have NO IDEA how much dry rice is needed to make 1 cup cooked?OR you buy a bag of diced onions, thinking it’ll save you time (it totally will!) but d’oh! How much should you use to replace one onion in a recipe?Or perhaps after watching my Batch Cooking LIKE A BOSS video, you decided to cook a bag of dry beans… and how much would replace 1 can in a recipe?What about frozen, sliced bell pepper strips… how many equals a bell pepper?And what if you wanted to cook a recipe in your crockpot…. or pressure cooker…
  • Herbie of the Week: Sarah N (120lbs GONE!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Sarah N!Almost 2 years ago, Sarah was 303 lbs and unhappy. She had tried every diet imaginable, but nothing worked -- that is until she learned about a plant-based diet.Unlike her past attempts, she was determined to stick with this one, and before she knew it, she started seeing results!Since changing to a plant-based lifestyle, Sarah's lost an INCREDIBLE 120lbs! She's also more confident, lowered her blood pressure and showing others the amazing benefits of being plant-based.Here's Sarah's story in her own words...It started about a year and a half ago. I was at…
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    A Humane Nation

  • Indian Tribes, Others Stand Up for Wolves

    Wayne Pacelle
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Several lawmakers, mainly from the wolf range states, want Congress to remove federal protections for wolves. Photo: AlamyThe United Tribes of Michigan (comprising 12 recognized Indian tribes in the northern part of the state) recently adopted a resolution opposing removal of federal protections for wolves and calling on people to recognize the historical and ecological significance of wolves. It’s a message closely aligned with that of The HSUS, and we are glad to stand with these tribes and so many others who live with wolves and don’t want to see them slaughtered for no good…
  • SEA the WORLD From Whales’ Perspective

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    SeaWorld's stock is down 41 percent over the last 12 months, after the public learned of the company's history of capturing wild orcas, the deaths of several trainers, and the opinions of leading whale scientists that the animals cannot have a rich life in captivity. Photo: iStockphotoThe footage was recorded in January, taken by the operator of a whale-watching boat in Cabo St. Lucas – at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in the west of Mexico. A juvenile humpback whale surges out of the water, and splashes down on his side. He proceeds for several minutes with his…
  • Best in Spay-and-Neuter

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    In underserved U.S. communities, as many as 90 percent of cats and dogs are unaltered. Photo: AlamyConsider two recent events focused on dogs: one, yesterday’s 21st annual World Spay Day, a joint program of The HSUS, HSI, and Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), and two, last week’s 139th Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden. The first is not so much a celebration of dogs, but a practical-minded effort to curb overpopulation in order to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs in shelters throughout the nation. The HSUS has been…
  • Court Ruling Underscores Need for Action to End Horse Soring

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Soring is the practice of deliberately injuring a horse’s legs and hooves to force the horse to perform an artificial, high-stepping gait highly prized in the show ring. Photo: Lance Murphey/For The HSUSLast week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down a U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation requiring private, industry-appointed inspectors to impose mandatory minimum penalties on participants caught “soring” – the practice of deliberately injuring a horse’s legs and hooves to force the horse to perform an artificial, high-stepping gait highly prized in the…
  • Meat Industry Gripes, as Grip on U.S. Dietary Guidelines Loosens

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Our school lunch programs need the government's backing to create healthier menus that, in turn, will create healthier children. Photo: Jason Geil/The HSUSThe federal government’s dietary guidelines have a stilted history. When I was growing up, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promoted the Basic Four Food Groups as the construct of the ideal diet, with meat and dairy constituting half of the food groups and fruits and vegetables bunched into a single slot (and grains into the other). That dietary framework was driven not by health considerations, but by the influence of the meat…
 
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    Vegalicious

  • Minty Green Jade Rice Pudding with Pineapple

    harald
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This lovely sweet treat really “hit the spot” today. Rice pudding has always been a favorite teat at our house. This time we were happy to find green Vietnamese Jade rice and made this tasty minty version with pineapple. Yield: 4 small desserts Ingredients: 1 cup green rice (found in Asian grocery stores) 2 cups water pinch salt 1/3 cup sugar 2-3 drops peppermint extract or oil 3-4 slices pineapple, cut in pieces mint leaves as garnish Directions: Bring the water to a boil. Add the sat and sugar. Add the rice and 2-3 drops of peppermint flavoring. Stir the rice as it thickens. It…
  • Bulgur with Fresh Herbs, Spices and Pomegranate Arils

    harald
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    This was a lovely salad we enjoyed this week. It calls for an interesting spice mix called Bahārāt. If you can’t find it, you can make your own using the recipe from the Wikipedia page. We made enough of the spice mix to store and use as a rub for tempeh or tofu, to add to salads, or it would be great on roasted chickpeas. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 cup bulgur 1 tablespoon Bahārāt spice mix handful mint leaves handful cilantro or coriander leaves handful parsley 1 lemon, juiced 1 pomegranate, arils (seeds) for the vinagrette: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons…
  • Mustard Soup with Asparagus

    Chris Walker
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    This is a lovely soup. The asparagus goes very nicely with the mustard, and the mustard is not all that sharp. It’s also a quick and easy soup to make. Serving Size: 4   Yield: 1 quart Ingredients: 1 quart vegetable stock 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 3-4 tablespoons mild Dijon mustard 6 ounces fresh asparagus, trimmed and blanched 1/4 cup soy yogurt Directions: Bring 1 quart of water to a boil and add 2 vegetable bouillon cubes. In a small bowl, mix the flour with about 1/4 cup of cold water to form a liquid paste. Blanch the asparagus and set aside to await use. When the stock has…
  • Beet Ravioli Hearts with a Light Vegan Cheese Sauce

    Chris Walker
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    My heart beets for you! A special Valentine’s Day recipe for that special someone you care about. Yield: 6-7 hearts Ingredients: for the beet dough: 1 large red beet, juiced (making 1/2 cup juice and keep the pulp for the filling) 1 cup semolina flour 2 teaspoons olive oil pinch salt for the filling: 1½ cups beet puree (from the beet that was juiced) 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons miso 1 teaspoon mild mustard for the light cheese sauce: 1 – 1½ cups soy yogurt 2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons miso 1 teaspoon mustard splash…
  • Vegan Creole Rice

    Chris Walker
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    This rice dish is often served at Mardi Gras time, however, it is good anytime of the year. It’s hearty, filling and very tasty. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice 2 cups vegetable bouillon 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 lb. tofu, patted dry and cut into bite sized cubes 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ lb. tofu sausage or vegan hot dogs, sliced 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup okra, sliced 3 plum tomatoes, chopped 2 green onions, sliced (green part only) sprinkling of…
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    # Tasty Recipes

  • Chiwda: Cornflakes mixture

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:24 pm
    This is a very simple mixture recipe, which can be made very fast and easily at home. It has minimum of spices , so nothing can go wrong with the recipe. Kids love to eat it, as it simple, less spicy, crunchy and filling. My next door neighbor taught me this, before I moved out, and re-located to a  bit distinct place.( Earlier either she used to pack and bring it or come at my place and make it for me :)  )This assorted mixture is mixed with crunchy bites like roasted peanuts, cashew-nuts, fried beaten rice and cornflakes. What you want to add in your mixture is individuals choice.
  • Rice with Vegetable Nawabi

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Nawabi curry, basically a Mughlai dish, characterized by its rich and creamy sauces. This one is one of the Nita Mehta's cookbook recipe. Recently I have been liking all the recipes by her. This one has a medley of vegetables. Although this is a bit low-calorie version, the authentic taste is retained by using an array of selected spices. Rather than fried vegetables, I have used boiled vegetables to cut down the calories. Enjoy this great recipe, rich in taste with plain white rice or hot parathas. Ingredients:1 1/2 cups vegetables, Chopped in big pieces (Cauliflower, French beans, carrot,…
  • Mint pulao / Pudina rice

    24 Nov 2011 | 7:00 pm
    Rice can be cooked in so so many different ways, and pulav is something that's easy to make, and really nice as a one pot meal for lunch/ dinner. I mostly prefer cooking rice separately and then mixing it with masala, so it has nice flavour of basmati rice as well as masala. I have made this mint pilaf ample of times, and this one is always loved by all.Ingredients:Basmati rice 1 cup2 tbsp cashew nuts,broken3-4 cloves1/2" cinnamon2-3 green cardamom1 bay leafOnion,1 big,finely slicedFresh/ frozen peas 1/3 cup 2 tsp lemon juice2 potatoes, boiled or 1/2 cup soya nuggets,soaked in hot water2 tbsp…
  • Navratri series: Singhara Pakodi's

    1 Oct 2011 | 11:27 pm
    This is one of the delicious deep fried delicacious for navratri, apart from Sabodana Vada's and others. Its very simple , and a real tasty treat .Singhara or Water Chestnut, are eaten raw, or after boiling in most parts of India, and its flour is used for making food during fasting time. For fasting we do not used normal salt , but use what we call Sendha namak, also known as Rock salt. Looking around for info about rock salt, i came across this informative article. Basically , rock salt crystals are larger, less refined, and more discolored than purified ‘table salt’ and does…
  • Navratri fasting series: Dry fruit kheer

    13 Sep 2011 | 6:38 pm
    Soon Navratri is coming, which is a festival of worship, dance, music and of course - food. ...and like most years, we ( me n hubby) are planning to do the 9 days Navratri vrat, i.e, fasting. The fasting food is all so yummy, that it  itself is a motivation to do fast . ;)  During Navratri fast , we can eat , what we call Faalhari Food only, i.e, fruit based one. So what all comes in faalhari, all fruits, dry fruits, potato, tomato and flour made out of fruits, like singhara (water chestnut), also known as kuttu ka atta, phaphad etc. Soon i shall be posting other…
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    Veg Inspirations

  • Sprouted Mung Bhel ~ Moong Bhel Puri ~ Sprouted Mung bean salad

    Usha R
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Bhel puri is a popular fast food / street food in India. Every eatery, from the smallest snack shack to the largest restaurant offer this item on their menu. It is made with puffed rice, some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wacky Cake ~ Vegan Chocolate Cake ~ Chocolate Cake without eggs, butter or milk

    Usha R
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    A couple of weeks back, I wanted to bake a cake for my neighbor. When I was going through the options, I was pretty sure that chocolate cake would be a good choice, since her little boy seems to have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rajma Toast ~ Savory Bean Toast

    Usha R
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Finally after a long break from this space I am back. The last couple of months have been so busy and hectic that I have hardly had the time to peek into this space let alone check through my emails... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Paal payasam ~ Chawal ka kheer ~ Indian milk pudding

    Usha R
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Happy New Year to all my readers, hope you all had a wonderful start to the year with friends and family. My apologies for not wishing you all earlier.  The last few weeks have been so strange and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Quinoa Lentil Swiss Chard Soup

    Usha R
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:24 pm
    When it comes to super foods, quinoa is most definitely a winner, at least  in my book.  Quinoa is full of nutrition, is a great source of protein and is so versatile that it works in a variety of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    vegansaurus!

  • V-Note: Manhattan's vegan wine bar rocks my world

    youtalkfunny
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    For one of my many birthday celebrations this year, I finally went to the Upper East Side’s V-Note! Owned by the Blossom franchise, I rarely hear about this “organic wine and vegan bistro.” But wine and vegan stuff are my two fave things so I’ve been meaning to go there—but UES is hella far! For my bday though, my brother, my sis-in-law, and myself made the trek. WORTH IT. I can’t believe people don’t talk about this place all the time. I love Blossom, but I have to say I love V-Note more. The prices are similar and there’s some crossover with…
  • NYC Vegan Drinks is THIS Thursday!

    youtalkfunny
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Hey everybody! It’s FINALLY time for Vegan Drinks again! THANK GOODNESS.This Thursday, Feb 26th, 7-10pm, at Fontanas on 151 Eldridge street.Yeah Dawg! is the food vendor this month so that means vegan hotdogs with crazypants toppings like bbq chips!!! (btw did you contribute to their kickstarter? It’s almost over!)The night’s proceeds benefit Evolve for Animals!:Evolve For Animals works to inspire and empower individuals to embrace a vegan way of living through education, advocacy, and social action.  We aim to achieve our vision of a world that evolves beyond traditions of…
  • Hey! I wrote about The Butcher’s Son, the new vegan...

    laurahooperb
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Hey! I wrote about The Butcher’s Son, the new vegan butchery coming to Berkeley and it’s gonna be insane in the brain. I’m talking homemade meats and cheeses, pickles, east coat deli-style sandwiches, and BAGELS. Yes, BAGELS. I’m gonna be there on opening day being all “open open open!!!” (remember that commercial? RIP Mervyn’s.) (Wait, are Mervyn’s still around?!)
  • Product Review: Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Smoked Salmon

    laurahooperb
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    I have been addicted to Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Smoked Salmon since I first found it at Republic of V. It’s made from konjac root and seaweed (among other things; the seaweed gives it that ocean-like taste, which is just so divine. Sophie’s Kitchen says that it’s wood smoked over an open fire, and it definitely tastes like it—legit smokey, not like liquid smoke.  The texture is not fish-like, but does it need to be? Between the olive oil and konjac powder, the salmon has an appealing jelly texture that makes it feel super decadent and fatty. It comes in little squares, which is…
  • Feb 28th: the Seed's all-vegan market and your last chance for Cinnamon Snail!

    youtalkfunny
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    The Seed, NYC’s popular plant-based annual event, now has a monthly vegan market! You can go on Saturday, February 28th! It’s located in the Altman building in Manhattan and there will be vegan vendors galore: COCOBURG, Michelle Leon Vegan, Gone Pie, Three Little Birds, Fanciful Fox, Nofo Crunch Granola, Dr. Wendy Sauberli, Behavioral Nutrition, Foxy Greens, Nord Vegan Candle, YEAH DAWG!!!, and The Cinnamon Snail!Did you catch that last one? If you haven’t heard the news, our beloved Cinnamon Snail was unable to renew their food truck license so they will be closing for the…
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    Incredible Smoothies

  • Is The Sugar In Fruit Bad For You?

    Tracy Russell
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Sometimes after posting a delicious green smoothie on the Incredible Smoothies Facebook page, I will get a comment or two from people who are concerned about the sugar content of the fruit that I used. Their concerns are twofold: 1) They have heard that fructose causes weight gain, and fruits contain fructose, therefore fruits must cause weight gain, and 2) Fruits are “high in sugar”, and sugar is bad for your metabolism and will derail weight loss – or increase the risk for diabetes. And then I get people who refer to fruit as “sugary junk food”, or they just…
  • Green Smoothies For Arthritis & Gout

    Tracy Russell
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    “Is there a green smoothie for arthritis?” I get that question a lot. So today, I decided to round up some research that may help you create a special smoothie blend to ease your aching joints. Not only can a daily green smoothie help you lose weight, shedding those extra pounds can alleviate excess stress on your joints, decreasing the risk of wear and tear. Losing weight also may reduce your level of inflammation. Fruits and vegetables that are high in carotenoids have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of getting arthritis. One such carotenoid is…
  • Pumpkin-Carrot Green Smoothie Recipe

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

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

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

  • Vegans Never Get Sick (And Other Lies We Tell)

    Daria Zeoli
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Veganism has crossed into mainstream consciousness as a health topic. Non-vegans have the expectation that vegans never get sick, and vegans perpetuate it. The post Vegans Never Get Sick (And Other Lies We Tell) appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • Are You Vegan? You Should Do This.

    KD Traegner
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:43 pm
    After living a vegan lifestyle, talking about veganism and sharing vegan information is one of the most important things you can do as an advocate. The post Are You Vegan? You Should Do This. appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • How Skinny Bitch Made Me Vegan, Plus a Bitchin’ Giveaway!

    Daria Zeoli
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    That, right there, is what happened to me. I am forever grateful to Freedman and Barnouin for going about it the way they did, because I don't know if I would ever have started on this journey without them. The post How Skinny Bitch Made Me Vegan, Plus a Bitchin’ Giveaway! appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • American Heart Month: What’s Going Into Your Body?

    Daria Zeoli
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    This American Heart Month, I'm more aware of what I put in my body, and that's an important step on the road to wellness, vegan or not. The post American Heart Month: What’s Going Into Your Body? appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • The Fight for Veganism

    KD Traegner
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm
    People don't know about animals- how they exist as a commodity or how they'd exist if they weren't. Here's the scary part- we're not allowed to tell them. The post The Fight for Veganism appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
 
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    Vegan Mainstream

  • Jump Aboard the Vegiterranean Ship!

    Emma Larocque
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    When I first saw Julieanna Hever's latest book, the vegiterranean diet, I went into holiday mode. There's something about the cover...the colours maybe, that lends itself to daydreaming about going on vacation somewhere with sunny skies, blue seas and lots of healthy, delicious food to eat! Plus, the name of the book obviously immediately makes you think of the Mediterranean, and - well - who doesn't love the Mediterranean?
  • 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks to Kickstart 2015

    Emma Larocque
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I'm a big fan of juices and smoothies. I love starting my day with a glass of water, and then a glass of power-packed nutrition. I think it's something about knowing I'm getting several servings of fruit and veggies into my body before I do anything else. I've never been a lover of breakfast, so when I discovered juice and smoothies, it felt like a no-brainer. Emily von Euw's brand new book 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks hit the spot from the word go.
  • Power Pack Your Meals with Super Seeds

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

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

    Emma Larocque
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    It always provides me with a great deal of hope seeing young people embracing the veg lifestyle. A couple of years ago we shared an interview with a young vegan baker named Christopher Chernoff. Christopher, now 13, has recently been featured in a new cookbook all about young cooks and chefs: FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World. Though this is is not a veg cookbook, there are lots of vegan and vegetarian options, and we love seeing support for young vegans in a book like this one!
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  • Top 10 Workout Songs for February 2015

    Contributor
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Remixes rule in this month's workout music round-up. Exactly half of the songs voted into the top 10 appear in re-worked versions. As always, this is a blessing for folks in search of musical inspiration, since these uptempo updates take existing gym favorites and accentuate their beats and momentum.Songs getting a makeover include the latest from from Gwen Stefani, a club anthem from David Guetta, and the three way collaboration between Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea, and Pitbull. Meanwhile, the other half of this month's list includes a Taylor Swift song you might recognize from a Target…
  • Actress hosts podcast with celebrity friends and animal advocates

    Contributor
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
     Elaine HendrixThe Pet Matchmaker today announced the launch of a series of free weekly podcasts set to begin on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The Podcast is hosted by the organization’s founder, Elaine Hendrix, who is best known for her roles in Disney's The Parent Trap, SNL'sSuperstar and the cult classic Romy & Michele's High School Reunion. She will star alongside Denis Leary in the new FX comedy, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Rollthis summer.THE PET MATCHMAKER...with Elaine Hendrix is a fun, feisty and furry podcast hosted by award-winning actress and…
  • NBC to air special celebrating shelter dogs and animal adoption

    Contributor
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Celebrity Animal Lovers Betty White, Lindsey Vonn, Bryant Gumbel, Emmylou Harris, and Bernadette Peters Lend Their Support NBC Owned Television Stations will premiere the new special Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport.  Long time NBC correspondent, award-winning animal advocate and author Jill Rappaport is the creator, executive producer and host.  The show takes viewers along on a search for the country’s most loveable rescue dogs. With the help of beloved actress and comedian Betty White, Olympic superstar skier Lindsey Vonn, singer Emmylou Harris and other…
  • Top 10 Vegan Pizzas named in time for National Pizza Pie Day

    Contributor
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    "The Works" at 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe photo by Jay AstafaAs the demand for delicious vegan meals soars at hot spots across the country, PETA's "official" tasters set out to find the Top 10 Vegan Pizzas in time for National Pizza Pie Day on February 9—and they were not disappointed! The mouthwatering Red Beans and Rice Pizza, created in true Louisiana fashion by New Orleans' Mid City Pizza, landed the number-one spot, followed closely by The Works—featuring a sizzling array of seitan meatballs and soy pepperoni—from 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe on Long Island, N.Y.
  • VegCruising.com caters to vegetarian and vegan travelers

    Contributor
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    CruiseOne Franchise Owner Margaret Miner has launched VegCruising.com to fill a much-needed void for vegan and vegetarian cruisers. VegCruising.com organizes group cruises that specialize in creating vegetarian and vegan cuisine for the most discerning traveler.“As a vegetarian, I am familiar with the dietary struggles vegetarians and vegans face when they travel,” said Margaret Miner, CruiseOne vacation specialist and franchise owner of the Pleasant Hill location. “I created VegCruising.com to cater to vegan and vegetarian travelers so they can experience similar culinary delights as…
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  • Vegan Travel – Ice Castles, Chocolate Festival, Skiing & Snowshoeing, and Vegan Dining in The White Mountains of New Hampshire

    VeganWorldTrekker
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It had come to my attention recently that a veritable winter wonderland of ice castles had been created in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The fairytale-like spot is nestled among the towns of the White Mountains region. My reasons for visiting the area were twofold: 1. I wanted to experience this magical “Ice Castles” attraction(Ice Castles) and 2. The following day I would head thirty two miles east, to the town of North Conway for their annual “Mount Washington Valley Chocolate Festival”(Mount Washington Valley Chocolate Festival) complete with skiing and snowshoeing…
  • Vegan Travel – My Vegan Ski Weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

    VeganWorldTrekker
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:32 pm
    A few weeks ago, I traveled to the state of New Hampshire for a ski weekend in the White Mountains region. A local ski club was inviting non-members to visit their ski house as guests for that particular weekend. Skiing, snowshoeing, and a couple of parties were on the agenda. After checking in and dropping off my overnight bag, I headed to a vegan-friendly cafe for breakfast. The Local Grocer (The Local Grocer), located in the town of North Conway, is a grocery market selling healthy food products. Inside the shop, a small cafe offers nutritious vegan-friendly meals, smoothies and juices,…
  • Vegan Travel – My Sightseeing and Vegan Dining Weekend in Madrid, Spain

    VeganWorldTrekker
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    After a full day of fabulous sights and vegan dining in Barcelona, I was ready to explore yet another Spanish city! Bright and early the next morning, I set forth on the 2 1/2 hour journey by the AVE “fast train” from Barcelona to Madrid! My visit would be a brief one. I only had one day to spare, so I carefully planned and timed each attraction to see and each meal to consume from early morning until my 8pm train took me back to Barcelona. Upon arrival in Madrid, I was pleased to find that the Reina Sophia Museum was located just a short jaunt across the street from the Atocha…
  • Vegan Travel: Sightseeing and Vegan Dining in Barcelona, Spain

    VeganWorldTrekker
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Once a year, I embark on a weekend mini-holiday to a different European country. My country of choice this year was Spain. Thus last Friday, I set forth on my flight to Barcelona! Fortunately for us vegans, Aer Lingus airlines offers some tasty VGML vegan meals! My dinner included a main entree of baked tofu, rice, and mixed veggies(diced zucchini, tomatoes, onions) in a flavorful tomato sauce. A side salad with bread accompanied the meal. Dessert was a bowl of melon slices. The meal was filling and really good. Even the buttery spread was labelled as “vegan”. Aer Lingus knows how…
  • Vegan Travel – Vegano Italiano Festival in Italy – July 2015

    VeganWorldTrekker
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    During the month of July this year, the “Vegano Italiano Festival” will take place in Italy! Tierno Tours and Green Earth Travel are offering four, one week vegan travel tours of the Amalfi region. Renowned vegan speakers will be featured during each of these weeklong tours. The tour groups will be taken to visit Cilento, Vetri Sul Mare, Felitto, the Monastery of Padula, Villa Cosilinum, Palinuro, the Castle of Roccadaspide, the Amalfi Coast, the port of Salerno, Pompeii and Peastum. Guests will stay at one of six bed & breakfast accommodations in the National Park of…
 
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  • Jump Aboard the Vegiterranean Ship!

    Emma Larocque
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    When I first saw Julieanna Hever's latest book, the vegiterranean diet, I went into holiday mode. There's something about the cover...the colours maybe, that lends itself to daydreaming about going on vacation somewhere with sunny skies, blue seas and lots of healthy, delicious food to eat! Plus, the name of the book obviously immediately makes you think of the Mediterranean, and - well - who doesn't love the Mediterranean?
  • 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks to Kickstart 2015

    Emma Larocque
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I'm a big fan of juices and smoothies. I love starting my day with a glass of water, and then a glass of power-packed nutrition. I think it's something about knowing I'm getting several servings of fruit and veggies into my body before I do anything else. I've never been a lover of breakfast, so when I discovered juice and smoothies, it felt like a no-brainer. Emily von Euw's brand new book 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks hit the spot from the word go.
  • Power Pack Your Meals with Super Seeds

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

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

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

    claryn
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    A few years ago, I came across a recipe for a cashew-based vegan eggnog on a blog I was following. I was intrigued, but noticed right away that the recipe called for a high-speed blender, which I didn’t have. Having once attempted to soak and puree cashews in a regular blender to lumpy, gritty results, I accepted that homemade nog was not in my future, and glumly scrolled on by. But in the last days of 2013, I broke down and bought one of those newfangled high-speed blenders that I’d previously eschewed.* Hey, I’ve never owned a cell phone or a car, so I probably figured…
  • Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

    claryn
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    If you live in the U.S., now is the time to buy up all the small cheap pumpkins you can get your hands on! Making your own pumpkin puree is exceptionally easy, and it’s typically much cheaper than buying cans in the store. I’m careful to freeze several containers of my own homemade puree every year, so I have plenty to cook with all season long. Your first step will be selecting your pumpkins. If you can, look for sugar or Cinderella pumpkins, which are supposedly best suited for eating, and try and get your hands on the smallest (2 lb or smaller) and freshest pumpkins you can…
  • Roasted Pear and Fig Oatmeal

    claryn
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Two years ago, the only thing I craved for breakfast on the weekend was pancakes. For months and months, I ate pancakes — drizzled with maple syrup, alongside a mug of hot coffee — every single Saturday morning before heading out to the pottery studio. If my partner was doing the cooking, I would sometimes tolerate Belgian waffles, because I’m accommodating like that. But much to my partner’s dismay, one day I went head over heels for porridge, and I haven’t looked back since.* This roasted pear and fig oatmeal is my latest love. I’ve been eating a lot of…
  • 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…
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  • New (and last) post

    Colleen Boucher
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Remember in January of last year when I said that my New Year’s resolution was to get back into the swing of blogging? And remember when that petered out a few months later? You probably thought that I, like most people, just blew off my resolution when something good came up on Netflix (which, let’s be real, would not be implausible). But you guys, I have a really good excuse. For the rare reader who’s not related to me, in April of last year, I got my dream job working as a college counselor for a company named Collegewise. With Collegewise, I get to do what I love the most, boss…
  • What I'm Eating this Spring

    Colleen Boucher
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Just out of frame: asparagus in blood orange vinaigrette, or my next post.It’s spring! I’m not sure if you’ve noticed yet, depending on the state of the weather outside your door, but it’s spring! While there is no shortage of delicious wintry dishes that I will inevitably long for in the middle of summer, there is something energizing about the influx of flavors available in spring.A few weeks ago, I stopped by Whole Foods to pick up something quick for dinner. My Whole Foods, perched on the edge of Oakland and Berkeley, is uniquely supportive of a plant-based diet. The Whole Foods…
  • Spaghetti with Broccoli and Lemon

    Colleen Boucher
    16 Mar 2014 | 6:08 pm
    One of the most common misgivings I hear from people about eating a vegan diet is how time consuming it is. People have this idea that being vegan means spending hours finely slicing vegetables, processing complicated juices, and hand-picking grains to mill into flour. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. But, people genuinely fear the effort perceived in veganism. Yes, there is work involved in the food that I eat, but that comes more from being healthy than being vegan. The key to a healthy diet is to make most of your food yourself. This allows you to control the amount of additives,…
  • Vegan Sausage Biscuit

    Colleen Boucher
    23 Feb 2014 | 5:21 pm
    McDonald’s Sausage Biscuit. I can remember the last time I ever had one: May 17, 2010. It was the morning my friend Bethany and I began our cross country road trip out West after completing our Master’s degrees. We had spent the night sleeping on the floor of Bethany’s apartment, curled up in piles of sheets and blankets that Bethany affectionately referred to as our “dog beds.” We emptied the last few pieces out of her apartment and into our bright yellow Penske truck, and then crossed Comm Ave. to drop off the keys with Bethany’s landlord. On our way back, we stopped at…
  • Biscuits

    Colleen Boucher
    9 Feb 2014 | 6:53 pm
    My sister and I are best friends. People who have known us for a long time, and even those who haven’t, can see how alike we are. We both love to sleep late, and generally need to be shaken out of our comas on Saturday morning. We both love to read, often trading books, and sharing excitement over the discovery of a new favorite author. We are both homebodies, preferring to curl up on the couch, and binge watch the next season of Friday Night Lights than to go to a bar or a party. Yes, we have our differences. She tends to run hot, and I cold. We have different senses of style best…
 
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  • Tofu in Colorado Springs, a view of Cincy, and black beans five ways

    JL Fields
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Last night I arrived safe and sound in Cincinnati. I have to tell you, traveling with two pressure cookers, an induction cooker, and chef knives is a bit nerve-wracking. A) Hello, I’m a flag for TSA! B) Please. Don’t. Break. C) Don’t lose my luggage. So when everything arrives in the city for which it was destined and intact, well, whew! I’m super excited about my class at Park + Vine tomorrow (tickets still available!) While I’m in Cincinnati, my monthly vegan dining review is in today’s Colorado Springs Gazette! Check out Adam’s is the place for…
  • Happy National Chili Day!

    JL Fields
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    It’s National Chili Day! I am hoping to find a bowl of vegan Cincinnati-style chili when I arrive there later tonight. Yep, it’s time for the Ohio leg of the book tour! I’m teaching a Vegan Pressure Cooking 101 demo class Saturday at 9 am in Cincinnati (attendees are automatically entered to win an electric pressure cooker/multicooker from book tour sponsor Fagor!). Sunday evening, in Columbus, I’m teaching a demo class that concludes with a full dinner for everyone. How about a few chili recipes to celebrate this important culinary day?  Black-Eyed Pea & Collard…
  • Vegan News You Can Use (2/22/15)

    JL Fields
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    Vegan news you can use (2/22/15) Children’s Book Provides Insight in Veganism Vegan advocate praises dietary recommendations report Vegan diet is best at reducing heart disease risk in children Vegan ‘Chili on Wheels’: Mom, son deliver food to homeless Hold the meat (and Guinness): Lancaster getting vegan bar (PA) Austin’s first all-vegan grocery store opens (TX) Rutherford author pens book on four-legged ‘food’ Labour pledges to tackle animal cruelty, including foxhunting Live bait allegations hit greyhound racing NY Advocates Say Animals Don’t…
  • February 23 Real World Vegan Meal Plans are ready to roll!

    JL Fields
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Where whole foods and convenience come together to help you follow a plant-based diet! This week in the Real World Vegan Meal Plans newsletter I talked about some of the delicious, “real world” meals I had while traveling for eleven days: A real world vegan meets Montana. And, naturally, we announced the menu for next week’s meal plan! You’ll be making mung beans and farro in bulk + a Green Smoothie, Easy Veggie Soup, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos, and Mung Bean Farro Soup. Detailed meal ideas include a grain breakfast bowl, nut butter smoothie, collard wraps, green…
  • I went vegan five years ago today

    JL Fields
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Today is my five-year “veganniversary.” It seems like yesterday. It seems like a lifetime ago. It was one of the best decisions of my life. Nearly 13 years ago I became a vegetarian (story here) Eight years into my vegetarian journey I experienced a 16-day whole foods “cleanse” with a nutritionist and at the conclusion I realized I was only an egg away from being vegan. So I just did it. I had no idea that I would start writing about my vegan journey here. Or that I would be invited to write my first book. Or that I would walk away from a 25-year career in nonprofit…
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  • The Lusty Vegan: Surviving a Sex Drought in Your Relationship

    Zoe Eisenberg
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Is there something else we could be doing? As we grow, our sexual selves often shift. One year you’re perfecting the art of Japanese bondage, and the next you realize you’d happily trade sex for pajamas, fresh popcorn and Netflix instant. So, at some point in nearly every long-term relationship (whether you’re going on 2 years or twenty), your sex life is bound to take a bit of a tumble. I’ve written before about sex as a symptom for a larger issue in a relationship. For instance, if there is a breach of trust or a lapse in communication, your sex can stall out. In…
  • Does Vegan Have A Race?

    Odochi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This week, a member of our family at iEatGrass, social media coordinator, Odochi Ibe, wrote an article for Quartz about being, “young, black, and vegan.” Odochi addresses questions about living a lifestyle that has somehow became a fad in the white community, while she traces her vegan journey with her older sister, contributor Shade Ibe. Being vegan doesn’t make us less black. My African roots didn’t begin to fade once I stopped eating cheese and bacon. Black people are as varied as any other ethnic group and should be added to the vegan conversation not as tokens, but as…
  • A New Site For Social Vegans: Welcome, VeganWall !

    elyssa
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Tired of your Facebook wall intermixing valuable recipes, animal right’s information and vegan foodporn with copious amounts of fast food ads and photos of your friend’s hunting photos? Complain no longer! The VeganWALL is here. VeganWall is a new online space created to enable vegans across the world to share interesting information and ideas, according to a Peaple Like You press release. VeganWall members can develop their own online communities, post recipes and list their favorite vegan places. The aim of the VeganWall project is to create a more connected and…
  • Protein: Not Just For Energy; A Cooking Necessity

    IEG
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    Commonly, the American mindset is that our farm animals provide us with the fuel that builds and strengthens our bodies and our dishes. Luckily, it’s those who omit animals and their by-products from their diet that get to learn the truth about fruits, nuts, legumes and seeds, and their potential and efficiency when eaten in proper balance. Protein is present in lots of our foods, but the body needs sufficient amounts of all 9 essential amino acids in order to build fully functional proteins for the body’s use. Animal muscle tissues are rare, in that they are complete proteins.
  • Darling Dumplings: Smoked Tofu & ‘Pork’

    One Vegan Fatty
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s Foodie Tuesday again here at iEatGrass, and Shadé, a.k.a. One Vegan Fatty, has the perfect way for you to keep warm during this cold streak, while adding a little Asian flare to your life. Shadé proves that a fun and unique meal doesn’t have to take long– or have tons of ingredients. Check it out! SMOKED TOFU & “PORK” DUMPLINGS INGREDIENTS 1/2 package of smoked tofu 1/2 can of vegetarian “pork” (find in Asian markets or health food stores; sub with seitan, other mock meat or more smoked tofu) few sprigs of cilantro tsp of minced garlic 1 scallion 2 tbsp of…
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  • A Simple Valentine’s Day Menu (Vegan + Gluten-free)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    I’ve always thought that I didn’t need a special day to show loved ones I care, but I have to admit since having a baby, I now see the value in having a special day carved out. It’s just too easy to get wrapped up in the day to day crazy. Plus, I kind of feel like a hormonal jerk lately since December 2013 so a reminder not to be a hormonal jerk is always appreciated. The other day Eric and I came up with a plan that celebrates our first Valentine’s Day as a family of three. First, a pancake breakfast in the morning, then a small gift opening and an outing with Adriana during the day…
  • Happy Digestion Smoothie

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    My digestion has been a bit out of whack over the past few months. Actually, I’m feeling a bit out of whack as a whole. Maybe I was naïve, but I really didn’t anticipate the postpartum phase to be so challenging, on many different levels. The pregnancy seems to get the most attention while the period after having a baby seems to be all about getting back to your old self as soon as possible. At least in the media. I guess I expected that for myself too, but it’s not my personal reality nor is it for many other new moms I’ve talked to. We’re almost 5 months in and I still don’t…
  • Raw Chocolate Pudding (Vegan + No Added Sugar)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Sometimes it’s hard to transfer my swirling brain into the written word. Eric has this funny gesture that he does when he’s poking fun of my overactive mind. Picture him making buzzing noises as he motions electricity coming out of his head. He knows all too well that I’m often unable to quiet my mind. Writing has been challenging lately because life has changed so much and it’s been hard to focus with so many things going on. Then there is the sleep deprivation which isn’t always conducive to making coherent sentences. I always ask Eric what I can write about and he always says,…
  • Warm + Roasted Winter Salad Bowl

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    This salad is a good example of how I love my salads in the winter – warm, hearty, and bursting with nutrition. Like a big hug. I have no desire to eat a cold salad right now (unless it’s this one, I suppose). It’s light, but still has that “stick to your ribs” quality I crave soooo much right now. Give me all the healthy comfort food! I started by roasting Yukon Gold potatoes (one of my all-time favourite winter comfort foods!) and crunchy green beans with a bit of olive oil and a generous seasoning of sea salt and pepper. While it’s roasting, whip up a batch of quinoa…
  • Calling All Recipe Testers

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    We are eating like kings around here lately. Whoever invented elastic waistbands…I think I love you/hate you. [If you didn’t hear the news in my last post, I’m working away on a second cookbook!] For my first cookbook, I relied on a fabulous group of dedicated and passionate recipe testers who gave my recipes a whirl in their own kitchens and then provided detailed and honest feedback. Recipe testers are essential to the cookbook development process (just like your recipe reviews on this blog!) and I couldn’t have produced such a solid group of recipes without them. It really…
 
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  • Love At First Bite: Valentine’s Day Sweets

    eatingwhole
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Filed under: Desserts, Recipes Tagged: allergy friendly, avocado, baked, cake, cheesecake, chocolate, clean eating, coconut, corn free, cupcake, dairy free, delicious, dessert, easy, eating whole, eatingwhole.net, egg free, elisa rachel, gluten free, gluten free recipe, gluten free recipes, healthy, healthy dessert, homemade, hudson valley, love, love at first bite, nut free, organic, quick, raw, raw […]
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza: Sage flat bread with butternut squash puree, arugula, feta, cranberries, and a maple balsamic reduction

    eatingwhole
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    We’ve been out here in Colorado for 6 weeks and are loving it!  This past weekend Marley and I ventured to Berthoud Pass.  Berthoud Pass is an old ski area that is now closed, but was designed to have 65 trails on 1,200 acres of terrain.  We weren’t back country skiing this time, just a […]
  • Brownie Bottomed Swirled Cheesecake Bars

    eatingwhole
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    Brownie Base: 1 can black beans 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or raw sugar), processed in your food processor until fine 3/4 cup cocoa powder (I used super dark) 2 chia / flax seed eggs (2 Tablespoons ground chia or flax seeds, whisked with 8 Tablespoons warm water, set aside for 5 minutes until thickened) 3 […]
  • Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    eatingwhole
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    Ingredients (serves 4): 8 ounces of thickly cubed bread (OR toasted frozen waffles) 1 Cup pumpkin puree (fresh or frozen) 1 15 oz can coconut milk 1/2 Cup nondairy milk 1/2 Cup coconut sugar, or sugar of choice 1 teaspoon mulling spices 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Optional: 1/4 Cup chopped pecans 1/4 Cup cranberries (dried […]
  • Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, Maple Pecan Praline

    eatingwhole
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
      Ingredients (makes 1 9-inch spring-form pan or 12 cupcakes; no spring form pan? This works great in a baking dish!): 1 Cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned) 3/4 Cup sorghum flour 3/4 Cup potato starch (may replace with Tapioca starch) PLEASE NOTE: You may make this with 1 1/2 Cups wheat flour by omitting […]
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  • What Color Dress Do You See? White And Gold Or Blue And Black

    Aqiyl Aniys
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    What color dress do you see? The thing that is fascinating and profound to me is that we can all look at the same thing and view and internalize it... The post What Color Dress Do You See? White And Gold Or Blue And Black appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • If You Don’t Like Cilantro This May Be The Reason Why

    Aqiyl Aniys
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    I have to say I am a cilantro lover. I absolutely love the taste of cilantro, but I know some people hate the smell and taste of cilantro as much as I... The post If You Don’t Like Cilantro This May Be The Reason Why appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Two New Bills Would Legalize Marijuana On The Federal Level

    Aqiyl Aniys
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    On Friday 2/20/14 Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced two bills that would legalize marijuana at the federal level... The post Two New Bills Would Legalize Marijuana On The Federal Level appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Newsflash: Oregon Issues First Hemp Growing License In Over 75 Years To Farmer

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:40 pm
    The long fought hemp battle is finally turning in the favor of farmers. Edgar Winters, a Southwest Oregon farmer was granted the first state permit in 75... The post Newsflash: Oregon Issues First Hemp Growing License In Over 75 Years To Farmer appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Science Is Proving That The Eyes Are Windows To The Soul

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    What do your eyes say about you? Mats Larsson and his colleagues at the Orebro University in Sweden compared the crypts, pigment, dots, and contraction... The post Science Is Proving That The Eyes Are Windows To The Soul appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Best Way to Teach Children Patience

    Emily
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Patience is an important virtue that will help one lead a Christian life. However, patience is very difficult to learn, even for adults. If you have young children you will know hard it is for them to have patience and wait for even small things such as waiting to eat desert after a meal or waiting to get out of the car on a trip. “Are we there yet?” Patience is something that parents (especially me!) need to work on too because it is easy to be impatient with our children. Teaching a child patience seems like such and arduous task that can only be accomplished though many struggles, but…
  • Breakfast Scramble: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    This flavorful and healthy vegan substitute for scrambled eggs is a great way to mix things up for breakfast. For me, breakfast is when I am most likely to stick to one routine without venturing out to try something new. I currently eat a tasty bowl of oatmeal every morning with dried cranberries, chia seeds, and almond milk because I do not usually feel like cooking or have time to cook a large meal for breakfast. The cauliflower in this dish really takes on the flavors of the seasonings and actually turns a bright yellow from the color of the turmeric. Since it is basically only vegetables…
  • Citrusy Black Bean Taquitos: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The citrus in this recipe comes from the zest and juice of 2 oranges. However, the navel oranges available at my local grocery store are usually flavorless and watery so I decided to use clemintines. Even though the clementines have much more flavor, they were very sweet and the resulting taquitos tasted weird because they were too sweet. I think this recipe would work better with the zest and juice of a lime instead. The flavor combination was just weird. They were edible though and I wasn’t dreading eating the leftovers but I would not make them again. This was my first experience…
  • Penne with Chickpeas and Spinach: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    I found this warm pasta dish to be lacking in balance. The contrast of colors was visually appealing and the aroma of the sun-dried tomatoes simmered with onions in white wine smelled delicious. I was disappointed however when I took my first bite. The textures of the ingredients were all similarly mushy with a very slight chewiness. Think al dente pasta with the texture of wilted spinach, garbanzo beans, and slightly chewy sun dried tomatoes. It was also somewhat dry. I think it would have tasted better with a cauliflower cream sauce to tie the flavors together and to help with the…
  • Cashew Milk

    Emily
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I know that there are many people out there that make their own milk from cashews, almonds, or any other types of nuts, but I just do not have the time to invest because a plant based diet already requires some extra time for washing and chopping fruits and vegetables. I have heard that it is really quite simple but I have not yet learned how to make homemade nut milks. Fortunately for me, I noticed that my local Walmart started selling Silk cashew milk in both original and unsweetened flavors. I feel silly for being so excited to try it but I must say this is now my favorite plant-based milk…
 
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  • How to make nut milk (plus a trick when you don’t have a nut milk bag!)

    Foodscape
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:17 am
    In my experience, most people either don’t know how to make nut milk or think it’s too much trouble to make. For those that live busy lives, I totally understand that it can seem time consuming.  Awhile back I would’ve even agreed. I used to use my amazing juicer for nut milk, however, this is probably the worst way I can think of making nut milk. Why? It’s really messy, you have to do it in batches because the juicing containers just don’t hold that much, and you still have to strain it anyway! Not worth it. Now I make nut milk (after soaking the nuts) in…
  • Black and White Mousse Recipe (Raw Vegan)

    Foodscape
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    So…I did this recipe for some stellar Oscar partying, but sometimes I just randomly crave chocolate mousse. Any excuse will do! St. Patty’s Day, Awards Ceremony, a get-together with friends…Do you ever have that craving or am I totally weird?   Have you ever made chocolate mousse? It’s more work than I like to do. It involves a double broiler, butter, eggs, cream, lots of sugar and lots of time. When I’m craving this, I don’t want to spend 3 hours making it and waiting for it to cool down! And the original recipe is much too processed for me to…
  • Mini Strawberry Tartlets with Lemon Rose Custard Cream

    Foodscape
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:31 am
    Need a last minute Valentine’s Day dessert? This was so fun to make! Also an awesome project that you can assemble with someone you love. I know I usually focus on nutrition, but this time I would rather just be in awe of how beautifully strawberry, lemon, and rose go together. The flavors are just amazing. Like melt-in-your-mouth and savor the moment amazing! It takes strawberries and cream to a whole new wow factor. I actually wasn’t totally convinced that I liked rose water in anything but baklava until I tried these mini strawberry tartlets with lemon rose custard cream. Now…
  • No Bake Mississippi Mud Pie (raw & vegan)

    Foodscape
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    Oh February…the month of love! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I wanted to make you a chocolate dessert! I only wish I could serve it to you myself! This one will serve quite a few people; I’m guessing about eight. I used a deep dish pie pan for this No Bake Mississippi Mud Pie since it has 3 layers and it is divine! The hazelnut chocolate layer is so creamy and just firm enough to make you wonder if there is cream cheese in there. The pudding layer almost didn’t make it in the pie. Mostly because I couldn’t stop eating it straight from the Vitamix.
  • Football Stadium Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    Foodscape
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Happy Super Bowl Sunday!! Do you need some last minute ideas? This Super Bowl Sunday I plan to wow my friends by reusing my wheat grass patch and turning it into a football stadium. No need to overcomplicate things. In fact, this whole thing only took about an hour. It’s just fun to add some color to your display and have some fun while you’re at it! So…enjoy these football stadium chocolate covered strawberries and grape people. The best part of displaying the grapes like this is you don’t feel weird taking them. You know what I mean? It’s always cool to see a…
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  • How a Plant Based Diet Can Be the Catalyst for a Complete Lifestyle Change

    Luke Jones
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:31 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. Change is a funny thing… Even though it’s one of the few things on Earth that’s a given, our natural response is usually to resist against it. More often than not, it takes either an extreme low (like a health scare) or a particularly self motivated attitude […] The post How a Plant Based Diet Can Be the Catalyst for a Complete Lifestyle Change appeared first on Health Room.
  • How to Fit a Plant Based Diet into Your Busy Schedule

    Luke Jones
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. Fitting a healthy, plant based diet around the manic modern day lifestyle can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task. Whether you’re a businessperson, student, or stay at home mum; you probably already feel like you have enough on your plate to deal with. Deadlines have to be […] The post How to Fit a Plant Based Diet into Your Busy Schedule appeared first on Health Room.
  • How to Go Plant-Based When Your Loved Ones Don’t Want to Know

    Luke Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. A few weeks ago I shared with you a few quotes from some of the pioneers of the plant based movement, to give those of you who are transitioning to a plant based diet (or thinking about it) a little inspiration. Inspiration is all well and good, but alone it’s not […] The post How to Go Plant-Based When Your Loved Ones Don’t Want to Know appeared first on Health Room.
  • 50 Vegan Quotes from Plant-Based Pioneers (Past and Present)

    Luke Jones
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. Sometimes, being vegan or eating a plant based diet can make you feel a little isolated. I think this is especially true if you’re new to it, or you’re just making the transition. I’m lucky that I have a load of understanding people around me who share similar views […] The post 50 Vegan Quotes from Plant-Based Pioneers (Past and Present) appeared first on Health Room.
  • Vegan Turkish Delight Smoothie Recipe

    Luke Jones
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, so I thought I’d start back by bringing you something a bit different. I’ve been playing around with some smoothie variations lately, and this is one of my favourites so far. It’s a meal in of itself, but every […] The post Vegan Turkish Delight Smoothie Recipe appeared first on Health Room.
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  • Vegan Milk Pie Recipe

    Michelle
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Pennsylvania Dutch Milk Pie Michelle’s vegan milk pie Milk pies were small, 6 or 7-inch pies made with leftover scraps of pie crusts and just a few basic ingredients. They’re some of the easiest pies you’ll ever make. Milk pies were given to children, who often remember them fondly despite their lowly status as leftovers from “real” pies!  I’ve heard lots of names for them: milk flabby pies, milk flitche, Johnny pies, sugar pies, stingy pies, poor man’s pies, and milk tarts. Milk pies are filled with flour, white or brown sugar, milk and/or…
  • Vegan Funny Cake Recipe

    Michelle
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cake Pie Michelle’s vegan funny cake pie Funny cake pie is an oddball. You put vanilla cake batter into a pie crust, then drizzle a chocolate layer on top…and somehow during baking, the gooey chocolate layer ends up on the bottom! The vanilla cake has a nice swirly pattern of chocolate traces left on top. The best funny cake recipes have a few things in common. First, they allow the cocoa powder in the chocolate layer to “bloom,” by mixing it with boiling or hot water and letting it sit a few minutes before baking. The hot liquid helps the…
  • Vegan King Cake Recipe

    Michelle
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Meet the King of Cakes Michelle’s vegan king cake King Cake is a decadent, festive part of Mardi Gras in and around New Orleans.  It’s actually a yeast bread, kind of like a giant Danish pastry or cinnamon roll.  King Cake is usually filled with butter and brown sugar, cream cheese, or fruit mixes. Then it is braided, glazed, and sprinkled with bands of purple, green, and gold sugar. These three colors represent justice, faith, and power. You’re only supposed to make king cakes between January 6 (The Epiphany) and Mardi Gras. King cake is named after the three kings (or…
  • Baking Molasses Review

    Michelle
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Baking Molasses Matchup The Pennsylvania Dutch sure do love their molasses, and I’m no exception! Golden Barrel, a Pennsylvania-based company, mailed me a free jar of their Supreme Baking Molasses. I decided to test it head-to-head with Grandma’s Robust molasses. Grandma’s Robust is the easiest baking molasses to find in grocery stores, at least here in Chicago. What is Baking Molasses? Molasses is typically made from sugar cane juice. The grades of molasses differ by the amount of sugar, if any, that has been removed from this juice. The sugar is removed by boiling sugar…
  • Vegan Shoofly Cake, Wet Bottom Style

    Michelle
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Cake Michelle’s vegan shoofly cake, wet bottom style! You may have heard of shoofly pie, the famous Pennsylvania Dutch molasses pie. But most people haven’t heard of shoofly cake, which is very similar to the pie except there’s more flour and you don’t have to bother with a pie crust. If you’d like a simpler introduction to Pennsylvania Dutch baking, this is a great place to start! Like shoofly pie, shoofly cake can be made in wet bottom style. This means that there’s a delightful gooey layer of molten molasses at the bottom.
 
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  • Don’t Throw Away Another Used Tea Bag Until You See This!

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:04 am
    For some people a tea bag is something that you use once, and that’s it. On to the next one. Then you have the people (call them what you want) who will save the tea bag, just to get more tea out of it to drink, by using 2 to 3 used tea bags to make 1 more cup of tea. It is true that after you use the tea bag for your cup of tea that there is still some tea residue left within the little bag. But so that you don’t feel wasteful, I will reveal to you what other uses that used tea bag can serve. I used to be one of those people who never wanted to throw the tea bag away, because I…
  • Getting to The Root of The Healing: Crystallized Candied Ginger

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Ginger root is something that should be incorporated into your diet on a daily basis for a number of reasons. But if your not use to dealing with ginger, it can be quite confusing on how to use it. Crystallized Candied Ginger is the simplest, easiest, and most delicious way to incorporate this healing root into your diet. Most people know the taste of ginger because they’ve had it in something that they have eaten or drank that was not made by them. If you have ever been in the grocery store and seen ginger root it can be quite intimidating, and if you were brave enough to buy it and…
  • The Delicious Guilt-Free Benefits of DARK Chocolate

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    For some, eating chocolate is like eating the Forbidden Fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. You know you want to do it, but you exercise strong restraint. When you finish reading this, you will be eating more chocolate on a regular basis with absolutely NO guilt attached. Bottom Line. Everyone loves chocolate. Well almost everyone. There are people out there in the world who genuinely don’t like it just because they don’t, and those who pretend to not like it, because they don’t want to over indulge. When you think chocolate, the majority of the thoughts in…
  • When is The Ripe Time to Eat Your Banana?

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    When it comes to eating or buying bananas, we always find ourselves at the point of trying to figure out wither to buy, or not to buy… To eat, or not to eat… Too green, or too brown… By the end of this blog post you will never be confused about doing business with bananas again. Bananas are the most enjoyable, delicious and quickest fruit that one can eat. It is a safe no mess fruit because you don’t have to touch the part that you eat, therefore the germs that may be on your hands or fingers wont enter your body. It always trips me out when I see someone peel a…
  • Little Known Secrets that Will Change the Way You Think About Garlic

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Let me start off by saying that when you finish reading this blog post, not only will you know things about garlic that you never knew, but you will love garlic, and probably eat more of it in one month than you ever ate in your whole life… I always find it to be very entertaining that the mere mention of the word garlic has a way of magically changing the facial expressions, thinking, and body language of people. As if garlic is some horrible evil that must be banished forever. Lmao… I know, I know, its the smell. But you would think that with all the magnificent health benefits…
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