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  • Native Foods Expansion

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    Lane
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Downstairs in the kitchen of the new Native Foods Cafe, Jackie Perez preps the meat and sauerkraut for a Reuben sandwich. It's 11:45 a.m., 30 minutes before the two-hour lunch rush will start, bringing in hundreds of hungry businessmen and women from around Dupont Circle. Perez, the restaurant's national kitchen trainer, is surrounded by a […]
  • Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

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    eatingwhole
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Ingredients (serves 2): 1 Cup nondairy milk 3/4 Cup sorghum flour 3/4 Cup tapioca starch (may substitute with potato starch or cornstarch) PLEASE NOTE: You may substitute both the sorghum flour & potato starch with 1 1/2 Cups WHEAT flour & OMIT the xanthan gum 3/4 Cup pecans, roughly chopped, toasted in a 350 degree […]
  • Vancouver Event: Karen Page & Her Vegetarian Flavor Bible

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    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Karen Page & Her Vegetarian Flavor Bible Friday, October 31, 2014 6:00pm – 7:30pm Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks Vancouver, BC Karen Page is known for many excellent books, including Culinary Artistry, Becoming a Chef, What to Drink with What you Eat and The Flavor Bible which she wrote with her husband, Andrew Dornenburg. Tonight she is introducing her newest book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. Another seminal work, this book is the essential guide to plant based culinary creativity. Join us on Friday, October 31st for an author chat served up with delectable vegetarian…
  • Why Should You Drink Tea?

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    Dana
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    The appeal of coffee is completely lost on me. I realize that I am part of the minority. When most people taste richness and smell pleasing aromas, I taste bitter dirt and smell bitter dirt as well. ……………….. I have tried to make amends with the beans; I have forced myself to drink black coffee as a way of acquiring a taste for it and I have loaded it with cream, sugar, syrup and whatever else I could get my hands on for the sake of sneaking the black crack past my taste buds. Nothing worked. Nothing could turn me on to cool-aid. I am a coffee shop outcast,…
  • Pumpkin soup with potato dumplings

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    Vegan Bodybuilding
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you are feeling all skin & bones this Halloween, then it might be time to have a go at a seasonal favourite meal with a little twist.  I created this dish simply because I wanted to try & make pumpkin soup (I have never done it before) & a friend told me about a thing called a potato dumpling (which I had never heard of before).I'll split the recipe in 2, that way you can have all the details for the 2 recipes & calorie breakdowns of each so you can try adding them in different ways if you prefer. This recipe serves 2 peoplePumpkin soup ingredients300g pumpkin…
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  • Native Foods Expansion

    Lane
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Downstairs in the kitchen of the new Native Foods Cafe, Jackie Perez preps the meat and sauerkraut for a Reuben sandwich. It's 11:45 a.m., 30 minutes before the two-hour lunch rush will start, bringing in hundreds of hungry businessmen and women from around Dupont Circle. Perez, the restaurant's national kitchen trainer, is surrounded by a […]
  • Let Them Eat Vegan Wedding Cake

    Lane
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Her family wasn’t vegetarian – let alone vegan – but they never used butter, milk or eggs in their baking. “That’s just the way they baked,” said Kristi Touchette, 40. She’s not sure why, but recalls a relative mentioning a connection to the Depression, when eggs and milk were in short supply so cake recipes […]
  • The Secret of These New Veggie Burgers: Plant Blood

    Lane
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Patrick Brown, a 60-year-old Stanford University professor turned first-time entrepreneur, says he has found the secret to replicating the taste of red meat: plant “blood.” On a recent afternoon in his company’s expansive laboratory, Mr. Brown poured a deep-red liquid into a plastic cup. The thin concoction looks like blood, has the same distinct metallic […]
  • 5 Awesome Reasons We Could Have a Vegan America by 2050

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

    Lane
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    I'm making a prediction: America will be vegan by 2050. Sound preposterous? Not if we work together to make it happen. Consider that until the 1900s millions of young children worked in our factories... and how untenable that would be today. Consider that a country built on the backs of slaves elected Barack Obama in […]
 
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  • Brilliant Bait-And-Switch Fur Website!

    Michelle Cehn
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    If you follow our posts here at Vegan.com, you know we love creative activism. And this website that we just stumbled upon definitely deserves to win a creativity award! FurDiscounts.com is set up as a website for people looking to get fur at discounted prices—and upon first glance, it appears to offer steep discounts on the latest trendy fur and fur-trim items. However, when unsuspecting visitors click “Buy” (or anywhere on the site), they are taken to an informative webpage exposing the fur industry cruelties—and are presented with facts, photos, and several ways…
  • Target Launches Line of Vegan Meats

    Michelle Cehn
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Target is a one-stop-shop for virtually everything—groceries included. We’ve long been singing praises for the many vegan products that are appearing on Target shelves—from several varieties of soy milk to Gardein cutlets to Annie’s vegan gummies. The increasing presence of vegan food at Target is a testament to the growth of vegan culture, and the growing demand for cruelty-free products. That’s why we are ecstatic about the news that Target just launched their very own line of plant-based meats. Why is this significant? Meatless products have been tested across…
  • Easy Vegan Halloween Treats

    Michelle Cehn
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    With Halloween right around the corner, we’re bringing you three vegan treat ideas that are perfect for those who wait until the very last minute. Watch the video to see how to make Mice Krispie Treats, Mummy Dogs, and Clementine Jack-o-Lanterns, and find the full recipes for each below. Mice Krispie Treats What You’ll Need: 1 bag (10 oz.) of Dandies vegan marshmallows 6 cups of Rice Krispies or another similar cereal (I used brown rice crisps from Whole Foods) 3 Tbsp. Earth Balance butter (plus an additional dollop for buttering the pan) 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips Small…
  • Vegan Mummy Dogs

    Michelle Cehn
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    If you’ve spent any time browsing Pinterest over the past month, you’ve probably come across mummy dogs—the latest fad in Halloween eats. What you may not have realized is just how easy these are to veganize! Here’s how. Ingredients: Original Pillsbury® Crescents (these happen to be vegan!) Vegan hot dogs of your choice (package of 8) Yellow mustard (for the eyes) Earth Balance butter or oil (to grease the baking sheet) You’ll also need a baking sheet, a knife, and a plastic bag for piping the eyes. Instructions: Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Unroll the…
  • Add a Zero

    erikmarcus
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    I began doing vegan advocacy in 1991. It was a different world then. Nobody knew what a vegan was, much less how to pronounce the word. And the first generation of vegan meat and cheese products was simply vile. I remember craving cheese once and paying a small fortune for a block of vegan cheese. I stuck it in the microwave but no matter how long I nuked it the stuff just wouldn’t melt. Instead it simply perspired, like a glistening block of vinyl hanging out in a sauna. Those were the days. Vegan food had a deservedly wretched reputation, and there were no popular vegan cookbooks.
 
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  • Vegan Google Doodle Voogle to Celebrate 70 Vegan Years

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Please ask the Google Doodle people for a vegan Google Doodle ( Voogle )A Vegan Google Doodle Voogle for world vegan day? To celebrate 70 years of vegan on World Vegan Day 1st November 2014 Please send a request to Google asking them to design and post a google doodle , a Voogle, on Google.com and Google.co.uk  on November the 1stSee the  World Vegan Day Facebook Page for more information and to submit your suggestionsEmail Google proposals@google.comTweet Google @GoogleDoodlesN.B. Lake District UK pacifist Donald Watson created the word vegan and founded the world's first Vegan…
  • Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Meat and Dairy Reducers welcome at VegfestUK London this September Last Chance - Buy One Get One Free on TicketsWith all the recent publicity about the health and environmental benefits of reducing one’s meat and dairy consumption, people all over the UK are actively seeking to replace their meat and dairy with decent vegan options – but where to start? Look no further than VegfestUK London – the UK’s biggest vegan event and full of inspiration to help even the most hardened meat lovers amongst us.Making Sense on The Horizon‘Giving up meat and dairy – or at least reducing our…
  • Watch Free Lego Movie In Full - Everything is Awesome NOT

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

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

    ryan
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Hi, how ya been? It’s been a year-and-a-half since my last post, but I’m not willing to let the blog die altogether, so here I am posting on my ten-year veganversary. On October 13, 2004–the day before I turned 29–I came home from work, sat down for dinner and fired up “Meet Your Meat.” Afterward, I said, “Screw it. I’m vegan now.” Backing up a bit… Just over four years earlier, I’d given up meat after a brief transitional period and had been enjoying life as a vegetarian. Initially, veganism never seemed like an option or goal…
  • More on ex-vegans

    ryan
    22 Mar 2013 | 7:37 pm
    After the “I”m not vegan anymore” post by Alexandra Jamieson a few weeks ago, there were all the expected reactions: anger, disappointment, insults, and, yes, support. I avoided responding right away because I wanted to make sure my reaction was appropriate and thought out. I like Alexandra. I interviewed her a few years ago for Herbivore and have liked her positive approach to promoting veganism and healthy eating from her appearance in Super Size Me to her subsequent books and consulting services. She’s never been confrontational or insulting, so I want to avoid…
  • Thea Tribute – elroy Goes Veg

    ryan
    28 Jan 2013 | 6:36 am
    Hey folks… long time no talk, eh? I fully plan on being more active here again and have a handful of posts I’ve been meaning to finish, and I will. Eventually. Now, though, I wanted to share a guest post by a friend of mine that I’ve known since elementary school. We reconnected a couple of years ago on Facebook and I was surprised and happy to find out that he and his sister are vegan. Jason (aka elroy) recently celebrated his five year veganversary and I wanted to let him share his vegan story, where he discusses how his beloved dog and a glimpse of a documentary trailer…
  • Christiano

    ryan
    14 Jun 2012 | 6:41 am
    When Amina passed away, I was in Las Vegas for a conference. It was quite difficult to be away from the family and by the end of my trip, I was very much ready to get back home. Three days after Amina died (and on my last full day in town), I got up early, hopped into my rental car, and headed to the edge of town to go for a slightly crazy run in the desert. It was a hot day — it got up to 99 and was already 80, just a few hours after the sun had come up. I headed east on Tropicana Ave, a heavily traveled road with three lanes in each direction. On a section of the road with no shoulder…
  • Amina

    ryan
    10 Jun 2012 | 10:08 pm
    It’s been two years since Amina passed away and it’s taken me this long to write an entry about her. And even with all that time, writing a little bit here and there as it felt right, the post was still a tough one to put together. History In the fall of 2004, Amina was found wandering on a highway near Lynchburg, VA and brought to a nearby shelter. No owners claimed her. Her time was almost up when, on November 4th, a woman who did dog rescue in the area saved Amina from being euthanized. At that point, she was named Wanderer and spent time bouncing between boarding and foster…
 
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  • Buchty

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    If you are familiar at all with these traditional Czech sweet buns you will note right off the bat that mine do not have any kind of filling. But, since "buchty" translates as "buns" I think the name is still appropriate.  I simply find it too finicky to try to seal jam or poppyseed filing inside the dough. I also think you get a better rise, bake, and crumb without a filling.  So do what you want with this recipe. I like to cut the buns in half, toast them, and slather them with strawberry jam for breakfast.INGREDIENTS- 17 oz white bread flour- 1 tsp salt- 1/4 cup sugar- 3.5 oz…
  • In Memory

    5 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
     Last week my grandmother passed away after 94 years on this earth. Born in Pennsylvania to Slovak immigrant parents who worked in the steel mills and rail yards around Pittsburgh, she did not have an easy life. My grandfather passed away almost 30 years ago and yet my grandma carried on, making ends meet from his meagre pension and the little that Social Security provided. And yet, her generosity knew no bounds. We were always welcomed into her home with food, and lots of it. She taught me about hospitality and I have tried in this blog and at my own home to keep that alive. Food…
  • Raspberry Flakie

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Eccentric Vegan
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm
    You’ve seen Earthlings and Food Inc. You’ve heard of Forks Over Knives, Vegucated, and Fast Food Nation. Maybe The Cove and Blackfish are big on your radar. Or you’ve seen Peaceable Kingdom, Fowl Play, or The Witness. Now there’s a new documentary in this vein: Turlock. Turlock is a documentary about one singular animal rescue story. But instead of a story about one dog or a handful or piglets, this story is about the rescue of THOUSDANDS of chickens. Turlock is the story about the largest animal neglect case in U.S. history. “When Northern California animal…
  • Veganism Is Inexpensive

    Eccentric Vegan
    3 Feb 2014 | 2:13 am
    It’s time to kill the myth that veganism is expensive. The truth is that being a vegan doesn’t cost much. Veganism is cheap. First, the evidence: According to a 2007 MSN MoneyCentral article, the cheapest cuts of beef, such as ground round, average $3 per pound; boneless chicken breasts cost $3.40 a pound; and canned tuna costs around $2 per pound. In comparison, dried beans and lentils cost less than $1 a pound, and rice is cheaper than $1 a pound. Tofu usually costs less than $2 per pound. Even vegans who buy costlier products like soy sausage and nondairy ice cream can still…
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  • Jackie Perez and Native Foods Cafe: Fast casual chain mainstreams vegan food

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    13 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Fast casual chain mainstreams vegan foodHadley Malcolm41 Mins AgoUSA Today2COMMENTSJoin the DiscussionNative Foods Cafe | FacebookThe Native Foods Cafe location in Washington D.C. Downstairs in the kitchen of the new Native Foods Cafe, Jackie Perez preps the meat and sauerkraut for a Reuben sandwich
  • New Vegan Tuna Project We're Involved in

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

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

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

    Eva Olivieri
    29 May 2014 | 3:31 am
    Hello, I invite you to visit my website rich of vegan http://dishes.www.lacucinaenergeticadieva.blogspot.com Thank you !Eva   
 
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  • Nuts and Avocados

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

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

    11 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    I had to share... :)
  • Silverman 70.3 -- Ending the Season Right

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    I certainly didn't pick easy races this year.  St George 70.3 was a hilly course with a high of 73 degrees, Vineman 70.3 was pretty damn hot too, and Silverman, with an elevation gain of over 4000 feet on the bike course and three loop hilly run, it just ended up being a long challenging day.SwimWe had heard rumors of Lake Mead being as warm as 80 degrees.  When the water is warmer than 76 degrees, wetsuits are not legal.  I brought mine anyway, and when I heard the water was about 75 degrees, I was glad that I could wear my wetsuit to give me more buoyancy and therefore a bit…
  • Be critical of what you hear...

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

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    This is a simple fall weekday night recipe that uses commercial fresh or frozen ravioli. Instead of butternut squash, you can also use other types of winter squash, such as kabocha or buttercup squash, or sweet potatoes. For more healthy gluten-free, pesco-vegetarian recipes, please visit www.InnerHarmonyNutrition.com.Ravioli With Butternut Squash SauceRating: 0Created: Oct 30, 2014 3:09:34 AM
  • Almond Meal and Veggie Falafel

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    I love falafel, but was looking for a lower carb version I could enjoy. I found a recipe via DivaliciousRecipesInTheCity that looked like it could work, but I thought of other ways I could make it even tastier, and here's my result! They came out absolutely delicious, almost indistinguishable from ordinary falafel. I'm in love! :)Almond Meal and Veggie FalafelRating: 0Created: Oct 30, 2014 1:33:51 AM
  • Carrot Top Pesto

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Originally from http://www.eatingfromthegroundup.com/2014/10/carrot-top-pesto/ but I have a nice bunch of carrot greens that need to be used up before the frost so I'm putting this here.Carrot Top PestoRating: 0Created: Oct 29, 2014 12:56:39 PM
  • Rajas Con Crema

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Roasted peppers, sweet sauteed onions and corn, in a creamy sauce, wrapped inside a warm corn tortilla. Best. Tacos. Ever.Rajas Con CremaRating: 0Created: Oct 28, 2014 1:00:33 AM
  • Sweet Beet Smoothie

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    Bringing a beautiful new color to your green smoothie with the added benefits of detoxing!Sweet Beet SmoothieRating: 0Created: Oct 28, 2014 12:36:09 AM
 
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  • Happy Halloween!

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Happy Halloween from Organic Owl! Hope everyone is staying safe this year and having fun. As for us, we are staying in and handing out candy to the little ones, but I did make an effort to put on my monkey suit. Have fun, be safe, eat candy. ………………….           I try to be as organic, vegan,… Read more →
  • Brilliant Bait-And-Switch Fur Website!

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    If you follow our posts here at Vegan.com, you know we love creative activism. And this website that we just stumbled upon definitely deserves to win a creativity award! FurDiscounts.com is set up as a website for people looking to get fur at discounted prices—and upon first glance, it appears to offer steep discounts on the latest trendy fur and... Read more »
  • Bootlegged Speech of Rick Berman Shows Deception and Dirty Tactics Off the Charts

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    "People always ask me one question all the time: ‘How do I know that I won’t be found out as a supporter of what you’re doing?' " That’s Rick Berman, the lobbyist and PR operative who collects money from corporations to...        Related StoriesFear-Mongering in Maine on Question 1The Thin Blue Furry LineFarm Workers for Farm Animals 
  • Oct 31, The Best Vegan Books Hand-Picked By The Vegan Coach

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    You will LOVE my picks for the best vegan books out there. They are the best vegan cookbooks, best vegan nutrition books, and best books on veganism overall.
  • Target Launches Line of Vegan Meats

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Target is a one-stop-shop for virtually everything—groceries included. We’ve long been singing praises for the many vegan products that are appearing on Target shelves—from several varieties of soy milk to Gardein cutlets to Annie’s vegan gummies. The increasing presence of vegan food at Target is a testament to the growth of vegan culture, and the growing... Read more »
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  • Smutty Spores

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Halloween is upon us once again, bringing with it an endless buffet of “creepy” eats and other grotesque delights. Spaghetti worms and grape eyeballs are perhaps some of the most infamous edible gags, but more modern cooks have become increasingly creative with their monstrous recipes. Bloody fingers are a personal favorite, closely followed by the ever-tempting molded gelatinous brains. It’s easy to whip up a fairly horrific dinner party with a few crafty tricks, but I’m here today to tell you that these examples are all child’s play. If you want to really…
  • For Every Bird a Nest [of Kale]

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    For every Bird a Nest – Wherefore in timid quest Some little Wren goes seeking round – Wherefore when boughs are free – Households in every tree – Pilgrim be found? Perhaps a home too high – Ah Aristocracy! The little Wren desires – Perhaps of kale so fine – Of leafy greens e’en superfine, Her pride aspires – The Lark is not ashamed To build upon the ground Her modest house – Yet who of all the throng Dancing around the sun Does so rejoice? [Ever so slightly adapted from] Emily Dickinson
  • Food is the Best Remedy

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    I’ve made no secret of my distaste for “cleanses,” a concept that merely sounds like a thin guise for a more modern interpretation of the classic crash diet. The theory goes that this stringent regimen of fruit and vegetable juices will clean out the digestive system, remove unspecified toxins, and fill the participant with vital nutrients that are otherwise difficult to assimilate through whole foods. Though it may typically lead to weight loss in the short term, any victories over the scale are short lived, as it’s mostly water weight or the result of nothing more…
  • Pop It Like It’s Hot

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Freshly fallen leaves have settled in crispy piles everywhere the eye can see, while cooler breezes have swept away the summer heat so thoroughly and completely, it’s hard to believe we ever faced such oppressive temperatures. For most people, this shift tends to evoke thoughts of apples, pumpkins, and mulled wine, but for me, this time is inextricably linked with a craving for popcorn, of all things. Popcorn was never a part of any particular seasonal traditions in my childhood, nor was it reserved only for specific times of year, but something about the colder weather and advancing…
  • Bread Meets Spread

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    “Have you heard of HUMMUS?” you might ask of a caveman recently unearthed after a million-year marathon nap. Now as ubiquitous as ketchup or salsa, hummus has managed to surpass all cultural boundaries, weaving its way into the homes and hearts of food lovers worldwide. What might be a more relevant question in this day and age is “Have you heard of MASABACHA?” Hummus’s lesser-know cousin should rank just as highly on the snacking scale, and yet somehow lacks the same renown, barely registering as a blip on the radar. Depending on your circle of friends, it might…
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    Annarasa ~ Essence of Food

  • Poori Recipe | Puri Recipe | Indian Fry Bread

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Barfi is the one classic Indian Sweet that graces festivals, birthdays, and all joyous occasions. Its also a wonderful tea time treat and a dessert that can be enjoyed on any day. I had planned to originally prepare this Barfi for the Navratris, but ended up making Badam aur Nariyal ki Barfi | Almond and Coconut Fudge!! This morning, as I was sifting through various ingredients in my pantry, I found two packs of dry coconut - one dessicated and the other shredded. I tend to use the shredded coconut to make chutneys and the dessicated is saved for cakes and cookies.Continue reading »
  • Almond, Dates, and Oats Laddoo | Healthy Festival Sweets

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Navratri is here and its time to get cooking!! I have a long list of delicious treats that I want to make and this list only gets longer each year:) Hey, what's a festival without delicious sweets and savories to tickle the taste buds. If you are looking for Fasting Recipes | Vrat ka Khana, you are at the right spot too as I have a great archive of some delicious Fasting Foods.Continue reading »
  • Badam aur Nariyal ki Barfi | Almond and Coconut Fudge

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

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Banana Bread or Banana Cake is a favorite in our home. I bake it at least once a month - and have many variations of  this delicious cake on my blog. I have baked Banana Cake with raising, with nuts, multi-grain flours, with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips - the list goes on! This latest is a wonderful Breakfast Cake as it is made with oats. Its dense, healthy, and nutritious and packs the power you need in a breakfast food. I love baking this Cake on weekends, for road trips, or to take along on hikes. At home I just warm a glass of milk and enjoy the cake with it. For the road I pack…
 
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • OAT GROATS W/ CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS & APPLES IN CREAMY WINE SAUCE; ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD W/ VEGAN “BACON” & PECANS

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    These dishes made up a fine fall dinner we enjoyed the other night. They are both easy to make, and very tasty and satisfying, as well as nutritious.  Both definitely to be made again!I recently obtained some organic whole oat groats from a friend who rolls his own oats in a little manual mill every morning for breakfast.  He buys them in a bulk and charged me much less than what I would have paid even in our local bulk store (where they are selling for $6 a pound, can you believe!). If you live in the States you can buy them for a good price from Bob's Red…
  • ADVENTURES WITH "OATRAGEOUS OATMEALS": COCONUT OAT VANILLA NUT CREAMER & STEEL-CUT OAT SAUSAGE CRUMBLES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I was so  excited when I heard about Kathy Hester's new book on cooking with oats!  I love oats and regard them as a staple in my kitchen.  They are so healthful, homey, accessible, inexpensive and, well, indispensable.  We have oatmeal (with rolled oats) almost every morning, and I had used oats to make flour, in muffins, cakes, cookies, breads, waffles and pancakes, even to thicken soups.  But, in this book, Kathy has revealed what a chameleon the humble oat can be in the kitchen-- the vegan kitchen in this case!When I agreed to review the book and be a part of the…
  • WHAT *DO* VEGANS EAT FOR HOLIDAY MEALS?? 2014 CANADIAN THANKSGIVING FEAST AT THE GROGANS'

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    What DO vegans eat for holiday meals??The big rectangular pan holds my Tofu Pot Pie; bread and cornbread stuffing to the right; Pelka's "Wadorf-y" green salad above that; Sarah's mashed Comox Valley German Butter potatoes above that. Center right-- a trio of condiments-- orange-y homemade cranberry sauce, my homemade palm oil-free vegan "Buttah" and  vegan "ham" gravy, flanked by a platter of my roasted beets with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Above that is a platter of roasted local veggies, and beside that roasted home-grown cauliflower and red peppers.  At the top corner…
  • VEGAN OKONOMIYAKI (JAPANESE OMELET OR PANCAKE)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    I've worked on this recipe on-and-off for a little while. Besides making them vegan, I wanted to use ingredients that most North Americans would be able to obtain easily. These vegan savory omelets or pancakes, however you choose to think of them, are so simple, cheap and quick to make, but absolutely addictive!  They originated as frugal street food and were eaten often in the days of reconstruction after WWII. According to the book "Let's Cook Japanese Food!" by Amy Kaneko (now out of print, but a nice little book of Japanese home cooking and amazon has some 2nd hand…
  • A FEW QUICK AND HEALTHFUL LATE SUMMER MEALS WITH GARDEN PRODUCE

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

  • Herbies of the Week: Where Are They Now? Diana & Lucy, Darlene, Leah & Jeremy - A Year Later

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I think my crowning achievement on this blog has been the Herbies of the Week series, which I look forward to every Monday!This series started three years ago (back in 2011) and I'm always in awe, inspired, and touched, when I think about all the different people and their amazing stories, that have been shared here every week.I've decided to start reaching out to our past Herbies of the Week to see where they are today, a year later.What's new? Are they still rockin' and rollin'?I hate to spoil the surprise, but the short answer: YES.Former Herbies of the Week: Diana & Lucy (April 2013)After…
  • Nacho Soup, Fall Ratatouille, Baked Caprese Pasta & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Lots of flavorful and warming dishes are coming your way on this week's meal plan!Nacho Soup (NEW!), Fall Ratatouille (NEW!), Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (NEW!), Roasted Chickpea & Potato Salad (NEW!, indi.), and Baked Caprese Pasta (NEW!, fam.) are not only all NEW!, but super delicious and easy to throw together!Fall RatatouilleIndividual Highlights Nacho Soup (NEW!)Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato (NEW!)Slow Cooker Vegetable StewRoasted Chickpea & Potato Salad (NEW!)Fall Ratatouille (NEW!)Spicy Orange Broccoli & NoodlesMediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potato (NEW!)Get this meal plan…
  • Herbies of the Week: The Dern Family

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbies of the Week: The Dern Family!After her mother suffered a heart attack at the age of 43, Jenna's parents made the decision to go plant-based after watching Dr. Sanjay Gupta's CNN special on plant-based diets.It's been 3 years since making the switch and the Dern family is happier and healthier than ever! Jenna's parents both lost 20lbs while she lowered her own cholesterol and is at a "very low risk" for heart disease!Continue reading for The Derns' plant-based journey!My mother is a doctor. This has always been a fact that has provided me with great comfort, knowing that the…
  • How to Talk to Others About Living a Plant-Based Lifestyle (Guest Post by Kayla!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I'm always getting questions via email asking how one can spread the Herbie love. Specifically, how can they talk to others about living the plant-based lifestyle and without being preachy or overbearing. I talk a lot about outreach (and how to tailor your message so your hearer hears it) in my new book, The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living, but today Kayla is sharing her own personal experience with outreach.As I've said before: You can lead a horse to water, but you can't force him to drink. However, leading by example is dynamite. If you lower your head to drink the water, then…
  • It's Pumpkin Week! Pumpkin Enchiladas, Creamy Pumpkin & Sage Pasta, Pumpkin Falafels & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fall head over heels for pumpkin with this week's meal plan!Pumpkin Enchiladas (NEW!), Pumpkin Falafel Salad (NEW!, indi), Pumpkin Falafel Pitas (NEW!, fam.), Creamy Pumpkin Sage Pasta (NEW!), & Pumpkin Overnight Oats (NEW!) all highlight the squash of the season.Also new on this week's plan: Butternut Quinoa Wrap (NEW!, indi) and Butternut Squash Lasagna (NEW!, fam.).Pumpkin EnchiladasIndividual Highlights Pumpkin Falafel Salad (NEW!)Creamy Pumpkin & Sage Pasta (NEW!)Autumn Vegetable SoupButternut Quinoa Wrap (NEW!)Pumpkin Enchiladas (NEW!)Pumpkin Overnight Oats (NEW!)Tomato Cobbler &…
 
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    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

  • Moral Schizophrenia–Again, and Again, and Again

    Gary L. Francione
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Gavin Dingman, an 11-year old from Michigan, killed an albino deer. Many people are upset about this, with some even making death threats to Gavin. It is tragic when any healthy animal is killed for “sport” or any other purpose. And it is tragic that we teach our children that violence is “fun.” But those non-vegans who are critical of this ought to do some serious self-reflection. You see, there is no moral difference between what Gavin Dingman did and what any non-vegan supports and participates in. Our moral schizophrenia where animals are concerned is profound. We…
  • More on Andre Robinson, Kicking Cats, and Consuming Animal Products

    Gary L. Francione
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Here is an essay I wrote on the Andre Robinson that was published on October 10, 2014 in the New York Daily News. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself. The World is Vegan! If you want it. Gary L. Francione Board of Governors Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University ©2014 Gary L. Francione ADDENDUM: Here is my New York times essay on the subject. Here is a brief CNN interview I did on the Robinson matter.
  • Veganism: It Follows From What Most People Already Believe

    Gary L. Francione
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    You don’t need a theory of animal rights to get you to veganism. You don’t even need to believe in human and nonhuman equality to get to veganism. If you believe–as most people believe–that: (1) animals matter morally; (2) because animals matter morally, we cannot justify imposing “unnecessary” suffering on them; and (3) pleasure, amusement, or convenience cannot suffice as “necessity,” then you are already committed to stop eating, wearing, or using animals in any situation in which there is not compulsion or real necessity, such as being on…
  • My Happy Exploitation Label is Better Than Your Happy Exploitation Label

    Gary L. Francione
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    In this article, HSUS happy exploitation czar Paul Shapiro complains that the American Humane Association American Humane Certified Label, which will be on Butterball turkeys this Thanksgiving, is inadequate: Paul Shapiro, vice president for farm-animal protection for the watchdog group Humane Society of the United States, gave an even harsher assessment: “It’s an industry-friendly standard that doesn’t really differ from what the industry is already doing” Apparently, the American Humane Certified label is not as good as the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards used…
  • CNN Interview on The Andre Robinson/King Case

    Gary L. Francione
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    On October 4, 2014, I did a brief interview on the Michael Smerconish Show on CNN concerning the Andre Robinson case. You can watch the interview here. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself. The World is Vegan! If you want it. Gary L. Francione Board of Governors Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University ©2014 Gary L. Francione The post CNN Interview on The Andre Robinson/King Case appeared first on Animal…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Bootlegged Speech of Rick Berman Shows Deception and Dirty Tactics Off the Charts

    Wayne Pacelle
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    "People always ask me one question all the time: ‘How do I know that I won’t be found out as a supporter of what you’re doing?' " That’s Rick Berman, the lobbyist and PR operative who collects money from corporations to try to tear down animal welfare groups, environmentalists, anti-drunk driving advocates and others, talking to a group of energy industry executives concerned about anti-fracking activists. “We run all of this stuff through nonprofit organizations that are insulated from having to disclose donors. There is total anonymity. People don’t know who supports us.”…
  • HSUS Responders Hit Two Puppy Mills in Mississippi Yesterday

    Wayne Pacelle
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, The HSUS decided to create a permanent mobile response team to respond to animals in crisis situations – not only in the case of natural disasters but also in instances of human-caused crises. It’s turned out that the demands on our team from human-caused crises – situations involving puppy mills, hoarding cases, animal fighting enterprises, and starvation cases, for example – have been endless, and our work to respond to them essential. I am so proud of the work the team does, turning around the lives of animals in a flash, in so many cases. A…
  • Fear-Mongering in Maine on Question 1

    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    According to the polls, the vote on Question 1 in Maine is very close, with reputable polling showing the race a dead heat. The good news is, there appears to be a clear majority of people who want to ban baiting, hounding, and trapping of bears, and once they sort out that a “yes” vote protects the bears, we should prevail. iStock photo But it’s certainly been a challenging campaign, largely because of the underhanded and overreaching tactics of the opponents who have spent nearly $3 million and drawn support from the Safari Club International in Arizona, the U.S. Sportsmen’s…
  • The Thin Blue Furry Line

    Wayne Pacelle
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    With all of the stumbles we’ve heard involving the U.S. Secret Service and breaches of security at the White House in recent months, it was especially big news when Hurricane and Jordan, two K-9 Secret Service dogs, helped distract and neutralize an intruder who jumped the fence there. The two Belgian Malinois got some licks in, but they also took their lumps. The assailant kicked one dog in the face, and he body-slammed and punched the second one. A veterinary examination, fortunately, gave the dogs a relatively clean bill of health, but they certainly had their share of bruises. In the…
  • Farm Workers for Farm Animals

    Wayne Pacelle
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Today, we announced the release of a new resource for farm workers who witness animal abuse and want to stop it. The HSUS and the United Farm Workers just announced a new tip line for factory farm whistleblowers, in which they can receive a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of farm animal abusers. Our hope is that this hotline (1-888-209-7177) will allow those on the frontlines to report animal cruelty and abuse in order to help stop it. Matt Prescott/The HSUS This new tool is vital for at least three reasons. First, factory farming has become so…
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    Vegalicious

  • Sweet – Sour Rutabaga and Quince

    Chris Walker
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    This is a really delicious sweet sour meal for the autumn using seasonal food. Rutabaga and quince become ripe in the fall and might be available in many places now. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4-6 links vegan sausages or hot dogs 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated dash cinnamon 2 teaspoons coriander powder 1 large rutabaga, peeled and thinly sliced 1-2 large carrots, peeled and sliced 2 quinces, peeled, cored and cut into slices 2 splashes of white wine 1 tablespoon agave 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste…
  • Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

    Chris Walker
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    This was a delicious soup we enjoyed over the weekend. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. pumpkin (red kuri squash or butternut squash are fine), cleaned and cut into pieces 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 piece fresh ginger (about 1″), peeled and grated 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons sunflower oil for cooking 1 tablespoon Vegan Thai curry paste 1 – 1½ cups coconut milk 2-3 cups vegetable bouillon splash of Tabasco or cayenne pepper ½ lime, juiced salt and pepper to taste chopped Thai basil, mint leaves, pumpkin seeds and or a few red bell pepper…
  • Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

    Chris Walker
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    This is a delicious salad. We enjoyed the salad as a main lunch meal for two. It would also make a great salad for four or even a side dish. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 cup brown lentils 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in small cubes 1 small onion, cut in small cubes 1 bay leaf 1 vegetable bouillon cube 2 cups water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small romanesco, cut into florets or spirals 8-10 ounces pumpkin (red kuri squash, Hokkaido, butternut etc.), peeled and cut into small cubes 3-4 tablespoon maple syrup or agave 3-4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon…
  • Pumpkin Cordon Bleu – a special holiday meal

    Chris Walker
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    This was a delicious meal we enjoyed. It will be our holiday meal this year. It is a bit tricky to make but well worth the effort. It is the breading that is a bit tricky, but if you take your time, it can be done without problems. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash with a wide neck 1 package vegan cheese (best of it “melts”) 4-8 slices 1 package vegan smoky cold cut (8 round slices) 1 cup homemade vegan creamy uncheese sauce for the creamy uncheese sauce: 1 cup soy yogurt 1 tablespoon miso 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard dash cayenne pepper dash…
  • Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

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

  • Pumpkin soup with potato dumplings

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you are feeling all skin & bones this Halloween, then it might be time to have a go at a seasonal favourite meal with a little twist.  I created this dish simply because I wanted to try & make pumpkin soup (I have never done it before) & a friend told me about a thing called a potato dumpling (which I had never heard of before).I'll split the recipe in 2, that way you can have all the details for the 2 recipes & calorie breakdowns of each so you can try adding them in different ways if you prefer. This recipe serves 2 peoplePumpkin soup ingredients300g pumpkin…
  • Creative Nature - Sublime Seed bar

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    These bars contain cold-pressed seeds & hemp protein. I picked up a couple at the London Vegfest to try out.The nutritional details per bar are:170Kcal6.5g protein16.7g carbs (11.2 is sugar)9.7g of fat (1.4g saturates)There is also some fibre & some sodium in there.This bar may not fit everyone's macro-nutrient profile, especially bodybuilders at certain times of the season, but for most other athletes it is a reasonable fit as part of a snack (or a whole snack for a smaller athlete).  If you are looking for a 'sweet treat' then this isn't the bar for you. If you enjoy a more…
  • London Vegfest 2014

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

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

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

  • Carrot kosambari ~ Carrot and mung bean salad

    Usha R
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Festival season with all it's sweets and snacks always leaves me craving something light, healthy and nutritious. Something that is healthy to the core and is completely unlike all the rich calorie... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Easy Chocolate Pedha in under 5 mins ~ Indian chocolate fudge ~ Easy Diwali recipes.

    Usha R
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    You know how it is some days, you just want something with chocolate in it :)  One such day when I was tinkering in the kitchen , and was in the mood for something chocolatey,  I decided to try... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oat Rava Ladoo ~ Indian sweet made with oat and semolina

    Usha R
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Ever since I tried oats in an Indian sweet for the first time when I made this oats kheer/ payasam,  I feel more confident about using oats in Indian sweets.  I use oats often in my bakes and oatmeal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ribbon Pakoda ~ Ribbon Murukku ~ Rice and chickpea flour fritters

    Usha R
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Can you believe Diwali is less than a week away ? Time really flies, it seems like just yesterday that 2014 began and we were wishing everyone for the new year. And just like that, in a blink of an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kaddu ka Bharta ~ Vegan Butternut squash / Pumpkin curry

    Usha R
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Fall is officially here, although some days it is so warm here that it feels more like summer than fall. But the vegetable section at our local grocery definitely feels like fall with the variety of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    vegansaurus!

  • Animal News You Can Use: A haunted Halloween for hen harmers!

    seriousmeaveness
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Missouri’s Attorney General Chris Koster, who’s leading the ill-fated legal fight against California’s egg-laying hen protection and food safety law, had yet another rough week, with the two largest papers in his state strongly condemning him. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, “Stench of rotten eggs hangs over Koster,” while the Kansas City Star let readers know that “Chris Koster is too easily wined and dined by corporations and their lobbyists.” HSUS helped lead the effort to get Koster’s lawsuit against California dismissed, but our fights for farm animals aren’t…
  • Omg, Vegan Yack Attack is killing me with this Halloween...

    youtalkfunny
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Omg, Vegan Yack Attack is killing me with this Halloween cuteness! Apple Jack-o-lanterns!!! What a cute idea. With all the candy the kiddies are going to get, this would be a nice healthy treat to mix in there.  It’s stuffed with peanut butter mixed with maple syrup and some other good things but it has raisins… JACKIE, COME ON. Chocolate chips, ever heard of them??
  • NYC: Vegan Drinks is TONIGHT!

    youtalkfunny
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Sorry for the late announcement but yes, tonight is the last NYC Vegan Drinks of the year!  As usual, it’s at Fontana’s. And tonight’s Vegan Drinks benefits Compassion Over Killing! Plus, vegan food by Cake Thieves!  BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE: the first 25 attendees get a FREE “Try Veg” tote bag! But remember, as my grandma used to say, “the early vegan gets the tote.”
  • Tony's Darts Away introduces the Vegansaurus Dog, a benefit for the Beagle Freedom Project!

    seriousmeaveness
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Hello, gorgeous! Attention L.A. and surrounding area: Get to Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank next week to try our delicious namesake dog and support the Beagle Freedom Project! Starting November 3, Tony’s is celebrating Dogs for Dogs, its monthlong support of the Beagle Freedom Project, which rescues beagles from animal experiments and rehabs and rehomes them. So beautiful, right? (Like those beagles in The Ghosts in Our Machine!) Tony’s will donate $1 for every vegan hot dog sold to the organization. Hooray! And your very own pink dino gets the inaugural week! We’re…
  • Slawsa: the totally slawesome vegan gourmet topping!

    abbybean
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    When Slawsa offered to send us some of their “gourmet topping for everything” for review, mine was the first hand to go up; I love condiments! Slawsa comes in four flavors: original, spicy, garlic, and spicy garlic. Much to my delight, the company sent me the original and spicy flavors. According to the site, Slawsa is “a cabbage-based relish with a salsa twist.” Naturally, this East Coaster decided to first try it out on a hot dog. I tried original on one half and spicy on the other. I was hooked from the first bite. While I didn’t discern any spice…
 
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    Incredible Smoothies

  • Green Smoothie Weight Loss LIVE Starts November 1!

    Tracy Russell
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    For the first time ever, I will be doing my 21-day Green Smoothie Weight Loss meal plan LIVE starting November 1, 2014. You’ve all been asking for it, and I’m ready to help you get the most out of my weight loss meal plan. Let’s do this together! It will take place in a private Facebook group that I have set up specifically for people who have joined the program. Want in on the action? Get your 21-day meal plan now! Use coupon code NOV14 to save an additional 10% (expires soon)! What Is The Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program? Since I created it in 2011, my Green Smoothie…
  • Pineapple-Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe with Pear

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

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

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

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

    Daria Zeoli
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I came across “Usher found being a vegan too pricey” this weekend. Let’s ignore for a second the never ending debate about “eating vegan” and “being vegan” and focus on the poor man’s plight: Referring to the private chef he had travel with him on tour, he said: “That was opulent as hell. It was just difficult to find people who can make vegan food taste great.” If only we could all be in the fortunate position to be able to afford a private chef. Don’t get me wrong – I’m lazy and I would love to have someone cook…
  • KSKYE Eyewear, Footwear Goes Cruelty Free

    Daria Zeoli
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sydney, Australia – Sydney-based fashion footwear label KeilanaSkye becomes Australia’s first established leather fashion label to rebrand its product lines to become ethical and cruelty free. Having only created high-end fashion footwear using various leathers, founder and designer Candy Maaka-Stoten said, “It has been a long time coming. I started eating an organic and vegan diet 3 years ago and really wanted KeilanaSkye to follow suit. I wanted to rebrand back then, but it was a decision that had to be executed correctly and over time. Throughout this time, I have been able…
  • Keeping Up With the Vegans: Episode Two

    Daria Zeoli
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We receive a lot of requests to promote vegan things: kickstarters, gofundme’s, indie campaigns, book releases, vegan convenience food, and anything else you can think of. As much as we’d like to promote every single vegan thing we can, it simply is not practical or fair as we’d never really be able to promote them all. Still, we want to help- after all, we advocate for a more vegan world every day and (most) of the folks who contact us do as well. We wholeheartedly support those on a vegan mission. It’s been awhile since our last roundup of vegan tidbits, but here we…
  • Cowspiracy: Environmentalists Don’t Eat Animals

    Daria Zeoli
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you heard the buzz about the new documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret? Did you know that screenings are happening across the United States right now? I attended one such screening recently, and am happy to report that we have another compelling piece of film to add to our repertoire when it comes to why exploiting animals is wrong. Cowspiracy follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he reaches out to the biggest environmental groups to find out why they aren’t talking about the leading cause of environmental devastation: animal agriculture. What he finds is a topic so…
  • For the Animals, Period.

    Daria Zeoli
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I was eating chips with some really yummy black bean salsa the other day at work. A co-worker looked at my plate. “You can eat that?” I paused. “What in the world makes you think tortilla chips aren’t vegan?” “I thought vegan was about health.” I cannot blame him for this statement. The word “vegan” has become much more well-known in the years since I read Skinny Bitch in 2008. And I blame those who use it incorrectly for perpetuating incorrect assumptions about veganism. It’s not about health. I say this as a vegan who started…
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  • YumUniverse Creates Infinite Possibilities for a Plant Powerful YU

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

    Emma Larocque
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is so much in life to be serious about that it's important to know when to step back, relax, and just plain old have some fun! Author John Schlimm is the perfect party guide - vegan style! His latest book The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook is choc-a-bloc full of recipes for snacks and drinks to suit any occasion. We're super excited to be featuring John and his book on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club this week, just in time for Oktoberfest! This book may just inspire you to host a great vegan party of your own - to have fun with beer pairings, and to try out using beer in some fun…
  • Thrive and Shine with Brendan Brazier’s New Cookbook

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

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

    Guest Contributor
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Vegan weddings are becoming increasingly common. More and more people are looking to 1) make their wedding entirely vegan (YAY!), 2) have a semi-vegan wedding (usually in the situation where one partner is vegan) or 3) accommodate vegan friends or family members. Some people may think putting on a vegan wedding, or having vegan options would be difficult - but it doesn't have to be!
 
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  • Vancouver Event: Karen Page & Her Vegetarian Flavor Bible

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Karen Page & Her Vegetarian Flavor Bible Friday, October 31, 2014 6:00pm – 7:30pm Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks Vancouver, BC Karen Page is known for many excellent books, including Culinary Artistry, Becoming a Chef, What to Drink with What you Eat and The Flavor Bible which she wrote with her husband, Andrew Dornenburg. Tonight she is introducing her newest book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. Another seminal work, this book is the essential guide to plant based culinary creativity. Join us on Friday, October 31st for an author chat served up with delectable vegetarian…
  • Vancouver Vegetarian Momos

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen Vegetable Momos at Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen in Vancouver These Tibetan-style steamed dumplings were so good; we had to order a second plate. Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen 1141 Davie Street Vancouver, BC The post Vancouver Vegetarian Momos appeared first on SweetOnVeg.com.
  • Maple Pecan Butter with the Breville Boss

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    MAPLE PECAN BUTTER POWERED BY THE BOSS BLENDER BY BREVILLE Ingredients 2 cups pecans 1/2 cup brazil nuts 3 tablespoons pure, grade B, maple syrup 1 tablespoon macadamia oil pinch seasoned salt pinch ground, cinnamon Instructions – Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. – Place pecans and brazil nuts into a bowl. Drizzle with maple syrup and toss until evenly coated. Spread evenly over prepared tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes, stirring nuts halfway through, until nuts are golden brown. Set aside for 10-15 minutes to cool. – Place the nuts,…
  • Top Healthy Restaurants in Vancouver

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    HEALTHY FOOD IN VANCOUVER Gorilla Food What to order: Raw Maui Waui Pizza 477 Powell Street / 436 Richards Street The Juice Truck Café 28 West 5th Avenue What to order: The Hearty Salad Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant 1509 West 12th Avenue Indigo Food Café What to order: Sunrise Bowl 1978 West Broadway (inside Greens Organic + Natural Market) Eternal Abundance What to order: Kale Caesar Salad 1025 Commercial Drive Sejuiced What to order: Deluxe Veggie Burger 1958 West 4th Avenue Golden Aura Organic Eatery 2680 West Broadway Chau VeggiExpress What to order: Rickety Rickshaw Ride 5052 Victoria…
  • TD: Sometimes you just want to say thank you #TDThanksYou (Sponsored Post)

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    TD thanks customers in a very surprising way – with an Automated Thanking Machine™ and a few life changing moments. Card in, cash out— for many it’s business as usual at the traditional ATM, but, recently, for some TD customers it was anything but. Looking for a unique way to express its gratitude to customers, TD decided to turn to local TD branch employees for ideas. Local employees tend to know their customers pretty well, including their aspirations and dreams over the years. With the help of these employees — and an Automated Thanking Machine — some customers received…
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  • Vegan Travel: A Fall Foliage Road Trip to Northeast Connecticut’s Scenic Byway RT169

    VeganWorldTrekker
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Northeast Connecticut is known as the state’s “quiet corner”. The region’s Route 169 National Scenic Byway has gained popularity as a premier destination for a Fall foliage drive! its colonial dwellings, stonewall farmlands, and lovely inns greet the traveler with charming views along the winding roads. My quest for this past Saturday was to spend some time appreciating the beauty and history there, as well as discovering some vegan dining gems! Heading south from Massachusetts, the first stop on my planned itinerary was the “Heirloom Food Company…
  • Vegan Travel: A Fall Foliage Weekend in The Litchfield Hills of Connecticut

    VeganWorldTrekker
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The “New England” states, in the Northeast region of the United States, is the premier destination for observing the Fall foliage! When the summer air gives way to the crispy cool Autumn weather, we await the tree leaves to turn into their splendid hues of golden yellows, burnt oranges, and deep reds! My goal for this year is to visit two regions: one in the early to mid-peak and another during peak foliage. Last weekend’s journey to western Connecticut’s “Litchfield Hills” gave me the opportunity to view the state’s foliage during its earlier stages.
  • My New Vegan Travel Accessories “Must Haves”

    VeganWorldTrekker
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Whenever I discover new travel accessories, a rush of excitement takes over me! And it is even better when those travel items are specifically created with vegans in mind! My recent purchases are indeed proof of the growing number of products designed to provide ethical travel for vegans. Anyone who has traveled to a Central American rainforest, Southeast Asia, or the African continent realizes just how crucial it is to take precaution against mosquito bites. Until fairly recently, DEET was the only insect repellent that most travelers purchased. In fact, it was up until recently, the only…
  • My Lovely Day at the Vegan-Friendly Southeast Asian Water Festival in Lowell, MA

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

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

  • YumUniverse Creates Infinite Possibilities for a Plant Powerful YU

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

    Emma Larocque
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is so much in life to be serious about that it's important to know when to step back, relax, and just plain old have some fun! Author John Schlimm is the perfect party guide - vegan style! His latest book The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook is choc-a-bloc full of recipes for snacks and drinks to suit any occasion. We're super excited to be featuring John and his book on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club this week, just in time for Oktoberfest! This book may just inspire you to host a great vegan party of your own - to have fun with beer pairings, and to try out using beer in some fun…
  • Thrive and Shine with Brendan Brazier’s New Cookbook

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

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

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

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

  • I Love Vegan Food Bloggers

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I Love Vegan Food Bloggers, Yes I Do! I love (love, love, love!) vegan food bloggers. I appreciate and respect folks who have the time, energy, creativity, knowledge and skill to concoct all kinds... My Face Is on Fire is a blog and podcast focusing on abolitionist vegan education, animal rights issues and the misrepresentation of veganism in the mainstream media.
  • On Sprinkles and Integrity

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

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

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

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

  • Vegan dining review in my local paper

    JL Fields
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Today my fourth vegan dining review hit the “GO!” section of The Gazette, the daily newspaper in Colorado Springs: Going Vegan on Game Day. Writing this column has been such a joy! I love letting vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious folks in Colorado Springs, and the surrounding area, know that vegan options abound! Here are my previous monthly vegan dining reviews for The Gazette: High-tech aid, Colorado Springs-area foods among restaurant’s lures (September) At Margarita at Pine Creek, vegans get the fine dining treatment (August) Colorado Springs restaurant makes…
  • Veg Fest tips, vegan pressure cooking, and a trip recap.

    JL Fields
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    I love to mix business with pleasure. I travel a great deal for work and making a point to see family and friends while on the road is what gets me through. Lucky me, Central Florida Veg Fest organizers invited me to speak and do a cooking demo at their event over the weekend. First things first, I alerted my friends at Sunshine Burger that I would be at a the veg fest and could coordinate a table for them. And of course I then let mom and dad – Florida snowbirds – know that family time was a possibility. I arrived on Thursday and had a few hours to get things in order for…
  • I dropped GoDaddy when the CEO went hunting

    JL Fields
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    In 2011 I read about the CEO of GoDaddy hunting in Africa. SOURCE I had been wanting to update my website and this motivated me to do it; I moved my website from GoDaddy to Bluehost the following month. A year later, I was still clearly fired up. I have been using Bluehost for nearly four years and I absolutely love it. I have numerous sites and email accounts through them and am a very satisfied customer. So I was interested when Bluehost reached out recently to invite me to join their affiliate program. Side note: You may have noticed I don’t actually do much on this site when it…
  • Vegan News You Can Use (10/20/14)

    JL Fields
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    I’m a day late with the vegan news but I have a really good excuse! Yesterday I was up at 4:30 a.m. to drink coffee, eat breakfast and get geared up for a 7:15 a.m. race start! Yep, I ran the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon! Here I am – with my friend Cindy – steps from the finish. And here’s my rocking medal after 13.1 miles. This was my 18th half-marathon in ten years – but my first in four years. It was hard. And worth it because I got to train and race with my dear friend! So that’s my excuse for being a day late with the news. I hope…
  • Bring Vegan Pressure Cooking to YOUR community!

    JL Fields
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    As many of you know, Vegan Pressure Cooking: Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes (January 2015, Fair Winds Press) is available for pre-order here.  I’ve just started thinking about how to share the vegan pressure cooking love in 2015 and I came up with this bright idea: Bring Vegan Pressure Cooking to your community!  I want to take my love for pressure cooking delicious vegan meals on the road with the release of my book in 2015. Want to help? More details here: goo.gl/iwBIMC I’d love to work with you to plan a fun event in your community! The post Bring Vegan…
 
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    I Eat Grass

  • The Grimm Details: Fuchsbau Makeup Tutorial

    Amarie Halley
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Grimm is the perfect mix of dark, comedic and romantic. I love the cast, and I am in love with the scenery where they shoot the show. I haven’t geeked over a show like this since Dexter. Fuchsbau are one of the many creatures you see on the show and so far, one of my favorites. It’s fuzzy and cute like a fox. This makeup is actually the perfect way to be a fox for Halloween as well, just toss on some cute and fuzzy ears! The inforgraphic I put together should be pretty self explanatory. I used my vegan face and body paint kit from Natural Earth Paint. This will make it much easier…
  • Foodie Tuesdays: Vegan Oktoberfest

    April Newell
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Autumn is the season of beer and cider, if you don’t count every season. So in celebration, here’s a list of six vegan-approved pumpkin brews and spicy cider for all. 1. Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale  I recommend drinking this ale frequently. 2. Woodchuck Hard Cider Fall Harvest (Gluten Free)  This cider has a complex and elegant character full of apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg balanced out with a hint of American White Oak. How fancy. 3. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale Super delish.  This Punkin Ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin meat, brown sugar, and spices. A great way to warm up on a…
  • The Lusty Vegan: 4 Possible Food Solutions for Mixed-Diet Couples

    Zoe Eisenberg
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    So your live-in partner doesn’t eat like you? Bummersauce. What’s a vegan (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo or nut-free) to do? Sharing a space with someone who is very different than you can be frustrating, but when food is involved, it can get even stickier. If you’ve ever found cheese in your tofu drawer or come home to a surprise fridge full of meat, then you know what I’m talking about. Food is emotional, sentimental, and important. And, if you’re someone set in your ways, well change is scary! So how do you solve these issues and live in communal, mixed-diet…
  • Music to Make You Cooler: Neon Hitch

    April Newell
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    British singer, songwriter, gypsy, and musician. Have you heard of Neon Hitch?  Well you should have by now. That is her real name, by the way. Neon Hitch is a twenty-eight year old gypsy-pop artist originally from Nottingham, England.  At age four, Hitch was traveling with the circus and preforming with her family.  In addition to proficiency with music. Hitch makes jewelry, clothing, can perform trapeze, and walk on stilts.  She’s touring around the U.S. right now so check out the dates below. Maybe you can join me in Cambridge! Genre: Gypsy-pop.  What does that mean exactly? It…
  • Halloween Vegan Snack Pack GIVEAWAY & Awesome Trick or Treat Options!

    Amarie Halley
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    October is here, the month of crisp leaves, costumes and candy! If you’re looking to hand out some healthier (or at least cruelty-free) treats this year, look no further. The companies outlined in the above video rock so much, you can use them all throughout the holiday season! We all know Dandie’s marshmallows are a holiday staple. Browned and gooey over top of organic sweet potatoes, floating in cups of hot cocoa, or baked in homemade rice crispy treats to hand out for Halloween, they are a perfect Vegan dessert staple.  Lara bars are always in my purse as a go to snack, Sweet…
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    Lizz Delicious

  • Oh, My, Wedding

    Lizz Clements
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Have I ever learned the value of hiring a wedding planner!As our pending nuptials draw near, I am more and more grateful that I have found the love of my life and that we are only going to get married once. There are so many things still left to be done, even though my last two weekends have been spent almost entirely devoted to "the wedding."A couple of weeks ago, some coworkers and I celebrated my impending nuptials by going to Painting With A Twist. We fittingly painted sugar skulls wearing bridal ecoutremant. Take a looksie.This is my finished painting. I smudged it at the top of the…
  • Taking A Break (At Enchanted Rock)

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

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

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

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

  • Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Tart (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Halloween week without chocolate is simply a crime. We must fill our quota! Luckily, I have the perfect solution.. After teasing you with this dessert the other week (and seeing you lose your mind over it) I figured I better deliver the goods. I set a lofty goal of making this chocolate pie as friendly to as many different dietary needs as I could. I always love a good challenge in the kitchen; it keeps me on the brink of crazy town. In addition to being vegan, this pie is also gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free. A Halloween miracle if you ask me! It’s also free of self-control because…
  • Introducing The Oh She Glows Tea Shoppe!

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    I’ve had to keep this new business under wraps for the better part of 2014, and somehow I managed not to spill the beans…err, tea leaves! If there was any doubt that I could keep a secret, this has to be at least some proof. This wasn’t easy because I’ve been so excited about this new venture and I love sharing what’s going on behind the scenes with you guys. Thankfully, the day is finally here and I can tell you all about The Oh She Glows Tea Shoppe which features our own line of loose leaf teas. This new business has been a major labour of love. Eric, myself, and our business…
  • Flourless Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies (Vegan + GF)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    This past month has been an emotional one, that’s for sure. Both on a personal level, and the world at large. I’ve experienced incredible highs, where my heart feels like it’s just going to burst. I’ve laughed more than I have in a while, cried happy tears, and watched in awe as our baby girl experiences her new world each day. This week Adriana has started to really see us, studying our faces, and she’s giving these huge, goofy grins in return. Maybe she just passed gas, but I’d like to think she’s really tickled pink with her mama! Or maybe she thinks we’re funny looking?
  • October Link Love

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    It looks like these link love posts are probably going to happen once or maybe twice a month for the next little while. I have sooooo many good things to share with you guys. Also, I know I’m super late to the party, but I’m totally into Bloglovin‘ lately as a way to discover new blogs. Check it out if you haven’t already. It’s the perfect site for busting boredom during the workday or during those 4am feeds… And in case I don’t get my planned recipe up this week (still hoping to!), I just wanted to let you know to check back here on Sunday or Monday…
  • Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Meet our new favourite side dish. Yukon Gold potatoes are boiled, smashed, roasted until crispy, and then topped with a decadent, yet heart-healthy, avocado garlic aioli. Be still my heart. In the spirit of new beginnings for our little family of three, I decided to add something new to my Thanksgiving repertoire this year. Eric and I polished off the first batch all on our own…no regrets! hah. Well, my only regret was that I didn’t make a bigger batch. Here’s a quick visual how-to… These are incredibly easy to make, yet taste like something from a high-end restaurant. Yup,…
 
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    Eating Whole

  • 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 […]
  • Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

    eatingwhole
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Ingredients (serves 2): 1 Cup nondairy milk 3/4 Cup sorghum flour 3/4 Cup tapioca starch (may substitute with potato starch or cornstarch) PLEASE NOTE: You may substitute both the sorghum flour & potato starch with 1 1/2 Cups WHEAT flour & OMIT the xanthan gum 3/4 Cup pecans, roughly chopped, toasted in a 350 degree […]
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Brownie Bars

    eatingwhole
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Ingredients (makes 1 8×8 baking pan):   Brownie Base: 1 1/2 Cups cooked black beans, washed & dried (1 15oz can or 1/2 Cup dried beans before being cooked) 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 […]
  • Pumpkin Pecan Bread with Pumpkin Cinnamon Coconut Butter

    eatingwhole
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    The fall foliage is in full force up here on the mountain and I’m taking advantage of it every second I can!  It’s been a very hard week; in my last post I introduced you to my little family of furbabies. My first furbaby that I rescued & adopted passed away last week and needless […]
  • Brownie Bottomed Swirled Cheesecake Bars: You won’t believe they’re sugar free!

    eatingwhole
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    We spent a long weekend in Vermont, which first meant a road trip with Marley, Lexi, and Beenie! For those who do not know, Marley is my new rescue puppy, Lexi is a rescued cat, and Beenie is a rescued bunny :) . Suffice to say, it was a packed car!  Vermont was a relaxing […]
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    Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

  • Juicing Fruits And Vegetables Removes Polyphenols Stuck To Fiber – Make Smoothies Instead

    Aqiyl Aniys
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    If you are looking to optimize your health make smoothies from fruits and vegetables instead of juicing them. There has been a long ongoing... The post Juicing Fruits And Vegetables Removes Polyphenols Stuck To Fiber – Make Smoothies Instead appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • One Reason Not To Cut Meat From Your Diet

    Aqiyl Aniys
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    We have to eat meat to get protein? Protein is vitally important for our health and if we don't get adequate amounts of protein in our diets we can die... The post One Reason Not To Cut Meat From Your Diet appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Added Phosphates In Meat And Cola Compromise Kidney Function

    Aqiyl Aniys
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Meat and cola drinks are treated with phosphates to control their color and these phosphates can compromise kidney function. The kidneys filter... The post Added Phosphates In Meat And Cola Compromise Kidney Function appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guinea Hen Weed – Anamu Benefits

    Aqiyl Aniys
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Guinea hen weed is a herb commonly used in Jamaica, and in South America its common name is anamu. The botanical name for the plant is petiveria alliacea... The post Guinea Hen Weed – Anamu Benefits appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guinea Hen Weed’s HIV Fighting Property

    Aqiyl Aniys
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Guinea hen weed is an herb that is popular in Jamaica and has been used traditionally to treat a range of diseases including cancer. The botanical name... The post Guinea Hen Weed’s HIV Fighting Property appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Fresh and Faithful

  • Easy Thai Vegetable Stew: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

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

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

    Emily
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The peanut noodles with broccoli were a nice change of pace from the usual pasta dishes I have been making from this cookbook. The sauce was quick to make and combined mainly the creamy nutty flavor of peanut butter with the crisp, almost spicy flavor of ginger. I would add more broccoli or more vegetables the next time I make it because it seemed too heavy on the starches to be a healthy meal. I added peas when I ate the leftovers and they worked really well. The balance of flavors was new and exiting the first day I made it, but as I ate leftovers over the next few days I really got tired…
  • Creamy Polenta with Wild Mushrooms: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The creamy polenta with wild mushrooms was really easy and quick to throw together. When I took the first few bites, I was disappointed because it was so bland. Then I went back to the cookbook to see if I was missing something and I realized the last step is to season with salt and pepper to taste. I am accustomed to skipping this step because usually recipes are flavorful enough to not need much salt or pepper, but this recipe needed a lot. After I fixed my mistake and seasoned the mushrooms and polenta, it was really tasty. I liked how simple it was. I wouldn’t rave about it or make…
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    For a recipe title that promises a smoothie that tastes like pie, I had my hopes set too high. It was good, I did make it again the next day to use up the rest of the can of pumpkin I had opened and the spices were spot on to resemble pumpkin pie. However, it tasted too light, as if I was drinking just pumpkin blended with spices and ice. When I made the smoothie again the next day, I used two frozen bananas instead of ice. This worked fantastic and gave the smoothie the lusciousness of pie that it was missing. The frozen bananas added much needed sweetness and creaminess. As you can see in…
 
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    foodscape

  • Top 5 Headache Remedies for Migraines

    Foodscape
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    Don’t know about you guys, but I get massive migraines! In fact, as I’m writing this, I’m powering through one right now. If you’ve been there, you most likely reach for an Excederin, or maybe a decongestant, or tylenol, aspirin, or ibuprofen, depending on your type of headache. And unfortunately, migraines mean you have to find solutions for your headaches…OFTEN. What’s wrong with these solutions? Nothing, when its only every once in awhile, but its hard to take in moderation when you have headaches all the time or for a long time. This, in fact, can make…
  • Slow Cooker Stuffed Apples with Figs

    Foodscape
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    I can’t get enough of apples this time of year. One of my favorite desserts is dutch apple pie, however, I reserve all of that latticed dough for Thanksgiving. Until then, slow cooker stuffed apples with figs, pecans, cinnamon, lemon, orange zest, and maple sugar are a beautiful and delicious treat, don’t you agree? If you are craving apple pie, you must give this recipe a try! These are drool-worthy! Besides apples, figs are another great fruit in the fall.  There are many great recipes with figs, but I think the Italians do it best: Bruschetta with Caramelized Figs, Fig and…
  • Passion Fruit Coconut Tea Cake

    Foodscape
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    While growing up, each member of my family picked their own birthday cake favorite for my mom to make. This probably isn’t an unusual tradition, but it is a great one. While young, I always liked the fluffy angel food cake with mounds of whipped cream and strawberries. Perfect for inexperienced taste buds. My dad always picked rum cake. Something about a cake soaked in liquid always made sense. It adds another dimension and intensity. Yet, its not soggy, just super moist and delicious. Now imagine a cake with whipped cream and tea-soaked cake and you get this amazing…
  • Coffee Cake Crumble Caramel Apple Bites

    Foodscape
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    I have a confession to make.  I have a sweet tooth and sometimes I eat sugar. No, not the processed kind, but sugar nonetheless. But here’s the thing, when its not processed, even sugar is nutritious. Which is why it is so important to not buy any sugar that is refined.  Why would you give up nutrition just because you want the white color?  Or because you can shop for it at your local grocery store? If you are one of the people I’m talking about, remember why we eat food.  It’s nourishment for our bodies. I understand sometimes you just want to reach for that powdery…
  • Ginger Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Foodscape
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Helloooooooo fall!  Time for making all those seasonal favorites and pumpkin is one of mine.  I’m sure if you are in cold weather right now, you may be saying, “Michaell, seriously?  ice cream?”  but I promise, you will not regret making these.  The ginger and spice makes everything nice and toasty warm and these are divine!  As usual, I got my designated taste testers together and my neighbors all got a sample.  The vote was 5 stars across the board with a bonus of “more please?” Why you should eat this amazing raw cookie Besides tasting phenomenal,…
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    Organic Owl

  • Happy Halloween!

    Dana
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Happy Halloween from Organic Owl! Hope everyone is staying safe this year and having fun. As for us, we are staying in and handing out candy to the little ones, but I did make an effort to put on my monkey suit. Have fun, be safe, eat candy. …………………. I try to be as organic, vegan, non-GMO, etc. as I can, but 15lbs. of organic candy is not in my budget. Happy hunting!
  • Fall Days

    Dana
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    ……………….. Finally, it’s fall! Perfect weather. Thanksgiving. Leaves. Bike rides. Pumpkins. Local movies. There are few things about fall that aren’t wonderful. It is by far my favorite season. ……………….. What can you expect to see soon on Organic Owl? Skunkboy’s Disposable Camera Challenge Our First Giveaway! An Open Mic Night More Health News and Findings This Week’s CSA Box! ……………….. Happy Hump Day!! [contact-form]
  • Persimmon Oatmeal Cookies

    Dana
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week in our CSA box we received persimmons. When I found those in my box it was obvious what I should use them for: cookies. ………………..  Jackie at VeganYackAttack.com has come up with a delicious recipe for vegan persimmon cookies. The only changes I made to it were omitting the nuts and raisins, and I added just a touch more cinnamon. They were great! ……………….. Happy baking! [contact-form]
  • Why Should You Drink Tea?

    Dana
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    The appeal of coffee is completely lost on me. I realize that I am part of the minority. When most people taste richness and smell pleasing aromas, I taste bitter dirt and smell bitter dirt as well. ……………….. I have tried to make amends with the beans; I have forced myself to drink black coffee as a way of acquiring a taste for it and I have loaded it with cream, sugar, syrup and whatever else I could get my hands on for the sake of sneaking the black crack past my taste buds. Nothing worked. Nothing could turn me on to cool-aid. I am a coffee shop outcast,…
  • The Dirty Dozen

    Dana
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    …………………. This topic has probably been talked to death but I feel since this is an organic lifestyle blog, we should kill it just one more time. ……………….. The number one complaint about organic eating is the price tag that comes with it. Valid. Anyone who has seen the $7.00 price tag on a small box of organic strawberries can guess that stocking your kitchen with strictly organics is not realistic for everyone’s budget. ……………….. So what do we do? Obviously organic is better,…
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