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  • Jul 2, Meet Jeff | Vegan Coach

    What's New At Vegan Coach
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Meet Jeff, Sassy's hubby, and learn all about his adventure into vegan cooking!
  • Jul 18, Best Strawberry Margarita | Vegan Coach

    What's New At Vegan Coach
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Your search for the best strawberry margarita has ended. This is the best margarita you will ever taste. Smooth and creamy, it is seriously the best party drink.
  • Earth Friendly Cooking Tips

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    Courtney
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Save Time and Energy When cooking pasta, place your dry noodles in a pot of boiling water, then covering the pot and turning off the flame. Let the pasta sit in the hot water for a bit less time than package directions suggest if you prefer your pasta al dente. Or the exact directed time […]Check out the review @ Earth Friendly Cooking Tips
  • SisTot Vegans: Fair Trade Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the 4 year Old’s Birthday Party

    Vegans of Color
    Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Originally posted on : Here is the the kick-off blog piece for SisTot Vegans. Kira-Satya, My 21 month old daughter, enjoying a cupcake. I made these yesterday morning for my 4 year old’s birthday party. They were a fantastic hit, enjoyed by everyone. I surprised quite a few non-vegan folk who didn’t know that it was possible to make a superior tasting cupcake without eggs, animal based butter, and animal based milk.  I enjoyed photographing my masterpiece. I got the chocolate cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Save the World via Chow website.  I did my own modifications for the…
  • Yay!! Spotted a Giant Stag Beetle!

    Veggie Revolution
    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    18 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Giant Stag Beetle, Sally KneidelA rare treat -- a fabulous Giant Stag Beetle (Lucanus elaphus). My fingertips for scale. Incredible!!! Saw this one at Little Sugar Creek Greenway last week. The huge jaws are only on males, they fight for females just like male elk, deer, and moose. Check out this video of 2 males fighting (a different but similar species): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r34FSI2HKPY
 
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  • Earth Friendly Cooking Tips

    Courtney
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Save Time and Energy When cooking pasta, place your dry noodles in a pot of boiling water, then covering the pot and turning off the flame. Let the pasta sit in the hot water for a bit less time than package directions suggest if you prefer your pasta al dente. Or the exact directed time […]Check out the review @ Earth Friendly Cooking Tips
  • Violets Are Blue Beloved Deodorant

    Courtney
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Violets Are Blue is a line of beauty products created without harsh synthetic fragrances, parabens, sodium laureth sulfate or propylene glycol. They also offer a secondary “Beloved Line” of fragrance free products specifically created by Cynthia Besteman, a breast cancer survivor. The Beloved Line gives “Chemo Care” packages to women who are beginning their treatment […]Check out the review @ Violets Are Blue Beloved Deodorant
  • Killer Vegan Diner and Delicatessen

    Courtney
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    My trip to Killer Vegan began all because of a Facebook post a friend was tagged in. Those in that post raved about this awesome new vegan place they had lunch at, that simple recommendation made me very interested to take a trip myself to try it. Located in Union, New Jersey – which isn’t […]Check out the review @ Killer Vegan Diner and Delicatessen
  • Conscious Step Socks

    Courtney
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    When I attended the NYC Green Festival in April I had the opportunity to stopped by the booth for Conscious Step to see what they were all about. They offer socks that are produced to “fight for causes that matter.” Each different sock pattern identifies that sock with a certain partnership with a non-profit to […]Check out the review @ Conscious Step Socks
  • Charm School Vegan Chocolate

    Courtney
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I don’t have a very big sweet tooth, but the occasional sweet treat is always welcomed. Quality over quantity has always been my motto with most things in life and that most certainly applies for the food I eat. So I prefer a really great quality treat when I do have one and Charm School […]Check out the review @ Charm School Vegan Chocolate
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  • SisTot Vegans: Fair Trade Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the 4 year Old’s Birthday Party

    Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Originally posted on : Here is the the kick-off blog piece for SisTot Vegans. Kira-Satya, My 21 month old daughter, enjoying a cupcake. I made these yesterday morning for my 4 year old’s birthday party. They were a fantastic hit, enjoyed by everyone. I surprised quite a few non-vegan folk who didn’t know that it was possible to make a superior tasting cupcake without eggs, animal based butter, and animal based milk.  I enjoyed photographing my masterpiece. I got the chocolate cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Save the World via Chow website.  I did my own modifications for the…
  • ‘Grow Your Own Food, Be Sustainable…[Just Be Out by Sundown if You Don’t Look Like Taylor Swift]’

    Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Originally posted on : The above image is satire. I created it because… I am on a community food listserv (Comfood). I am also on my community Critical Race and Food Studies list serv. The other day, I sent an email to the wrong listerv (the Comfood one). On July 24th 2015 I wrote: Good morning, I was wondering if people who post events on this list would be willing to let everyone know if the event happening is occurring in a ’sundown’ town. I know ’Sundown’ laws are technically illegal this day in age, but just because it’s illegal to post such signage doesn’t mean it isn’t…
  • [EVENT] From Seed to Table[t]: Food+Tech in an Era of Systemic Racism and Neoliberal Capitalism (Challenges and Possibilities)

    Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Originally posted on : In May of 2015 I wrote an article that interrogated the role of Foodie+Tech culture within an era of neoliberal capitalism and a racist food system. A surprisingly high number of you privately emailed me to express enthusiasm and appreciation for me having written this article. In addition, having attended quite a few food+tech (or similar) events in the SF Bay area over the last few years, the assumption during most of these events is that we live in a ‘post-racial’ USAmerican [food] system. For 2016, I have decided that the theme for my next conference will…
  • Must I Be Killed By a Racist Cop While Traveling to a Vegan Event for You to Finally Get it?

    Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    Originally posted on : (Photo: Dr. A. Breeze Harper doing a book signing of Sistah Vegan at Farm Sanctuary, Orland CA Summer 2010) I just wanted to humbly celebrate the 5th year anniversary of Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society (Lantern Books 2010). In the photo above, it was my first talk I gave about the book at Farm Sanctuary in Orland, CA. I talked about whiteness. I cannot believe it’s been 5 years since it was published. And my Sun isn’t a baby anymore. He’s 6, but still sits on my lap. Take time to watch the video from Farm…
  • Dreams of Silver Spoons of “Normative Whiteness” and Its Continuum of Racialized Collateral Damage/Violence

    Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Originally posted on : I posted this LAST night but meant to schedule it to be posted on the morning of July 16 2015. So, I wanted to repost: [I posted this LAST night but meant to schedule it to be posted on the morning of July 16 2015. So, I wanted to repost] I had a dream last night. More like a nightmare. I was back at Dartmouth College, my undergrad alma mater that I attended with my twin brother in the mid 1990s. Dartmouth College Green. In the dream, my brother was walking across the college green and 3 white male students were yelling, ‘Nigger go home’ at him. It didn’t end well…
 
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  • Yay!! Spotted a Giant Stag Beetle!

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    18 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Giant Stag Beetle, Sally KneidelA rare treat -- a fabulous Giant Stag Beetle (Lucanus elaphus). My fingertips for scale. Incredible!!! Saw this one at Little Sugar Creek Greenway last week. The huge jaws are only on males, they fight for females just like male elk, deer, and moose. Check out this video of 2 males fighting (a different but similar species): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r34FSI2HKPY
  • If you don't begin, you can't get there

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    Saw this lovely little bug plodding patiently along a wall at a city park last week. She inspired me!She's a wingless nymph (sub-adult) in the family Reduviidae. 
  • The dissenter

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Why does this one beautiful Black-eyed Susan have red on it, while the others are all yellow? Saw these native flowers yesterday, growing wild at a local greenway.
  • World's fastest accelerator -- not what you might think!

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Eyed Click Beetle, photo Sally KneidelSaw this beautiful big click beetle on the deck a few days ago, about an inch long. If clicked away after one picture, disappearing into the brush.The two black spots are fake eyes that startle birds and other predators and give the beetle a chance to get away. Lots of butterflies and caterpillars have fake eye spots for the same reason.Click beetles move by suddenly snapping their body at the middle -- they do that by pulling a peg on the thorax out of a tight groove, sort of like pop beads. When they do that, their body flips away, accelerating faster…
  • Bright and Toxic and Very Busy

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Red Milkweed Beetles mating. Photo by Sally Kneidel, 2015If you're looking for a pretty insect that's easy to photograph, check out Common Milkweed plants in spring and fall for Red Milkweed Beetles . Both times I've seem these red beetles in the last year, they were all busy mating and paid very little attention to me and my camera.  On both occasions I was actually looking for Monarchs and Monarch caterpillars on the milkweed to report to the website Journey North. I spotted a few Monarchs last fall but this spring I have found no Monarchs at all. Sadly.The red beetles are in the…
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  • The Maligning of Vegetables

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Fruits and vegetables, in their natural form, whether fresh or frozen, benefit our health.  They reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, several forms of cancer, and help maintain healthy weight.And yet, they are getting a bad rap.Is kale toxic?  One alternative medicine researcher published on his web site that he found high levels of thallium in the urine and tissue of patients who consume large amounts of kale.  He then suggested that their ailments were due to thallium accumulation.As a result, you'll find sensational titles on the web, like "People are getting…
  • Surround Yourself with Greatness

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:37 pm
    This evening, I went to Tru Fit Boot Camp, at a time I don't usually work out, but a time when I know a lot of tough athletes show up.  We were asked to split into workout groups after a warm-up run.  During the run, I saw one woman who absolutely flew, could probably run circles around me.  I followed her and joined her group.  Throughout the hourlong workout, I kept my eye on her.  Whenever I felt like stopping, I saw her out of the corner of my eye, and I kept on plugging away.  My workout this evening was awesome.I don't like to be the slowest or least fit,…
  • Rest Days

    27 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    When you exercise regularly, it's hard to take a day off, and taking a few days off is even more challenging.Here is how I often feel about rest days:But, truth is, the body needs rest.  Rest days allow the body to recover, which ultimately helps to build more strength and improve athletic performance.  Some would argue that the greatest fitness gains are made while the body rests.I find it challenging to take a rest day.  I feel lazy, because my default for any given day is to have at least one, if not two, workouts to complete.  And, if I'm not working out, I feel more…
  • Mulholland Challenge 120 miler

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    One of the toughest local rides.  121 miles, 13000+ feet of climbing.  I did it last year, proud to complete it, wanted to do it again.This was not an easy ride.  But that's why I do it, to prove I can.  And I faced some challenges, may have thought about cutting the ride short, but I did finish.Climbing "Rock Store", mile 50ish I have to admit, I wasn't the best prepared.  My longest ride was a bit over 5 hours, I had missed a couple of mid-week rides over the course of a few months, and spent the week before the event on vacation in Costa Rica.I felt good until…
  • Fortius Racing Triathlon Training Camp

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:26 pm
    For some, lying on a beach drinking a Mai Tai is vacation.  Triathlon training camp for me is a fun vacation.  For this long weekend, I am spending time up at Lake San Antonio, the location of the Wildflower Triathlon, for Fortius Racing triathlon training camp.I love getting to go away and just be an athlete.  Sleep in.  Ride long or run long.  Do yoga.  Stretch.  Share healthy meals with teammates.  Learn from coaches about cycling and running technique and how to get stronger.Heading out for our long bike rideYesterday, we ran the Wildflower short…
 
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    Food.com: Vegetarian Recipes

  • Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:09 pm
    a Yummy recipe from CSA.Parmesan Roasted Green BeansRating: 0Created: Aug 2, 2015 4:09:53 PM
  • Tahini Kale Chips

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    Make your own kale chips. Super easy and affordable than the store bought ones!Tahini Kale ChipsRating: 0Created: Jul 29, 2015 11:11:43 AM
  • Green Vegetables Smoothy

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Healthy drinkGreen Vegetables SmoothyRating: 0Created: Jul 28, 2015 11:27:40 AM
  • Watercress Soup

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Delicious green flavor. Cook time depends on if you puree or sieve and what temperature you cook it at.Watercress SoupRating: 0Created: Jul 27, 2015 3:05:34 AM
  • Crustless Quiche Aka Kiche Pie

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    Easy to make and with fewer eggs than regular quiche. You can add any meat or vegetables you want to this, as long as the vegetables aren't too watery. Experiment with different herbs. You can even add Worcestershire sauce if you want. If you prefer, you can substitute other types of cheese or increase the amount of cheese, but the flavor and texture will change. I like to eat it either hot or cold. This recipe is very versatile.Crustless Quiche Aka Kiche PieRating: 0Created: Jul 27, 2015 2:58:10 AM
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  • Time for Major Airlines to Stop Shipping Africa Big Five Trophies

    3 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    Cecil the lion, pictured above, was widely photographed and somewhat habituated to a non-threatening human presence in Hwange National Park. Photo by Brent Stapelkamp Dr. Walter Palmer’s behavior in killing and mutilating Cecil the lion is disgraceful. But he’s not a one-off character. He’s a very enthusiastic participant in the larger enterprise of globe-trotting international trophy hunting, where rich trophy hunters seek out and kill some of the largest animals in the world to fill their dens or private . . .  The post Time for Major Airlines to Stop Shipping…
  • Leila’s Cowboy Bean & Sausage Stew!

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    I must just add this stew is completely vegan and does NOT contain any cowboys. The name is inspired by the smokey Texan flavours, so please don’t report me to the authorities. Continue reading →
  • Vegan News You Can Use 8/3/15

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Vegan news: From cattle ranch to vegan animal sanctuary, vegan's daily carbon footprint, DIY vegan chorizo, vegan shoes on the rise, and much more! The post Vegan News You Can Use 8/3/15 appeared first on JL goes Vegan.
  • Chana dal sundal recipe, kadalai paruppu sundal, navaratri festival recipe

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:29 am
    Chana dal sundal recipe or kadalai paruppu sundal is made during Ganesh festival as well as Navaratri festival. It is made with split chickpeas, known as chana dal or bengal gram dal or harbhara dal.
  • A Simple Guide to Healthy Juicing

    3 Aug 2015 | 2:50 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. This article is the first in a two part series in partnership with Thrive Magazine and Juico. I’m gonna start out right away by telling you that I’m no juicing expert. No sir-ee! I’m more someone who is a little juice-curious, probably a bit like you. Sure, […] The post A Simple Guide to Healthy Juicing appeared first on Health Room.
 
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  • Silent Sunday: Tilt/Shift

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Click on either of the last two photos above to download the full size versions. To save and enjoy either as your desktop wallpaper, right click the larger version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen.
  • Simply Bananas

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Does the internet need another recipe for banana bread? It’s a reasonable question, given the millions, if not billions, of hits that Google will pull up from the most cursory of searches, and one that I grappled with when deciding to share today’s post. By the strength of sheer facts and numbers, I would have to reason that one more dissertation on the blue and black / white and gold dress would probably be more innovative than yet another darned loaf of baked banana puree, and yet here I am, quick bread in hand. Statistics don’t tell the full story of the banana bread, as…
  • Frozen Corn is the Cure

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Gathering up my bags and grocery list, I stepped out of my enclosed oasis of air conditioning and into the midday sun. Slamming the car door shut and turning to go, I suddenly found myself caught. It wasn’t unusual to find my shirt, or purse, or even hair entangled in a closed door, but when I looked down to the source, I was unprepared for what I saw. Oh… Shit was the only clear thought that passed through my mind upon discovering that it was, in fact, my right thumb being held captive, fully enclosed in the not only latched, but locked car door. Forget about that quick, routine…
  • Beat the Heat

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Summer rages on, turning enclosed cars into rolling ovens and frying the delicate petals of spring flowers to crispy brown ribbons. Temperatures on the east coast look comparatively mild by sheer numbers alone, but it’s the humidity that really beats one into submission. Dry heat is more manageable even in the extreme; it doesn’t seem to cling or weigh so heavily, adding insult to injury under the radiating sun. Spending more time out west has certainly increased my tolerance for the heat, so even though the daily highs regularly score higher than those in Honolulu lately, it…
  • Silent Saturday: On Wings Big and Small

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
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  • Marble Cake

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    I have been baking lots of cakes lately. Sadly, time to blog has become quite limited and so I am unable to put thing online at a regular pace. Today I decided to steal a little tie out of my schedule to share a recipe for my favorite marble cake. I usually make an eggless version of this but I thought I'd like to share a recipe that uses eggs today.Continue reading »
  • Herb & Spice Olive Oil Bread | Eggless Baking

    8 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    This bread was baked around the time I did my Nutella Swirl Bread. Ever since its been too hot around here to even approach the oven!! I am glad I saved this recipe in my blog drafts, as I have been receiving so many requests from friends for more bread recipes:) Its a very simple loaf to bake, and is so very flavorful too. Just toss in your favorite herbs and spices and you are good to go.Continue reading »
  • Nutella Swirl Bread | Eggless Baking

    2 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    I can hardly believe its June already! It feels like yesterday when I wrote my last post but its been two months since I posted a recipe on Annarasa. I have been cooking and baking a lot of the good stuff and am now back with new super delicious recipes to share. Spring will give way to summer and none too soon in my opinion! The weather has been really strange - abundant sunshine followed by heavy clouds and chilly winds.Continue reading »
  • Sweet Red Onion and Cilantro Quick Bread | Eggless Baking

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:31 pm
    When I first started baking bread regularly, one of my go to recipe would be Quick Bread or Cheats Bread as I like to call it. No yeast, no kneading, no shaping by hand, and most importantly no waiting!! From start to finish an average quick bread can be ready in just over an hour. Warm, soft, super delicious with globs of butter, a good quick bread can make your day. I usually make these breads for breakfast, but you can bake them at night, cool  them, wrap them in foil and save them in the refrigerator for the next day. Planning a family get together? Quick breads are perfect - bake and…
  • Maraschino Cherry and Chocolate Chip Loaf

    10 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Last Saturday, I baked a fragrant Maraschino Cherry and Chocolate Chip loaf. It was meant for a get together with friends, some of whom I saw after a really very long time. It was a beautiful sunny day and we ate outdoors, picnic style. With the changing weather its just great to get out in the open. The warmth of the sun is reassuring and there are so many pretty wild flowers around.Continue reading »
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • VEGAN ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE "OREO" ICE CREAM PIE

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    I must confess that Julie Hasson inspired this dessert with her scrumptious-looking creamy vegan chocolate-crushed vegan "Oreo"-topped pie that I never got to taste a  demo we did in Portland OR together several years ago.  So, I devised my own recipe for my old Vegan Feast subscription newsletter 10 years ago and now I'm going to share the slightly revised and updated recipe with you here.  It makes a fabulous summer celebration dessert-- for a birthday, perhaps.Printable CopyBRYANNA'S VEGAN ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE "OREO" ICE CREAM PIEServes 12I do love "Oreo"type…
  • UNRIBS FROM THE HOMEMADE VEGAN PANTRY BY MIYOKO SCHINNER

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
     I was lucky enough to get a copy of Miyoko's new book to review and to participate in the "blog tour" for the book.  Miyoko Schinner is well-known for her ground-breaking book "Artisan Vegan Cheese" (2012), which I own. (I must confess, though, that I haven't made very recipes out of it due to all the nuts required-- a bit too rich for our way of eating, and I lack the space to air-dry cheeses--but I love her easy Meltable Mozzarella recipe!) In any case, I've been following Miyoko since her first book, "The Now and Zen Epicure" (now out of print) was published in 1991, and I…
  • GARDEN GREENS; VEGAN PECAN PESTO FROM HOMEGROWN BASIL

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Freshly-picked chard and Kale from our gardenWe are NOT great gardeners, by any stretch of the imagination. We live on an island of fabulous gardeners, so we don't even try to compete. But we manage to grow kale and chard, summer squash, herbs, lettuce and tomatoes.  No tomatoes yet, of course, but it's so nice to be able to run out and pick enough veggies for a salad or a vegetable dish. Lettuce growing in a long planter on the deck (the lighting looks odd because I took the pics late in the evening)A little green tree frog beside a pot of basilFreshly-picked basil from potted…
  • VEGAN LENTIL AND MUSHROOM QUICHE

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    As you probably have noticed, I like to find ways to add legumes to our meals, as a protein alternate to soy foods and seitan, and also for the texture, mild flavors, fiber and nutrients that legumes give us.  This quiche recipe features inexpensive and protein-packed lentils as well as umami-rich mushrooms, and is low in fat. (PS: What's "umami"? Back in 2006 I wrote this article about umami for vegan cooking. Here's another post I wrote about umami, and  this one discusses umami in bread making; this one discusses umami in roasted vegetables; and this one shows how you can…
  • I'M USING HOME-GROWN BASIL ALREADY, AND IT'S NOT JULY YET! 2 EASY, YUMMY RECIPES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:40 pm
    It was such an early spring and summer, and the weather has been so warm, that my basil is doing wonderfully well. I had to use some of it, so I thought I'd share the two easy recipes, a spread and a salad dressing, that I came up with-- both use a whole cup of fresh basil leaves, packed down.PS: We had the basil dressing on our whole-meal lunch salad toda. The salad was comprised of home-grown freshly-picked lettuce with snap peas, oven-broiled Crispy Tofu (or B of T- recipe at the end of this post but this time I crisped it under the broiler instead of sautéing in a skillet);…
 
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  • Sassy Sofritas, Firecracker Chickpeas, Peachy Spring Rolls & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Get the party started in your mouth with this week's EXPLOSIVE meal plan!Savor the incredibly flavors all week long with Peachy Spring Rolls (NEW!), Soba Kale Salad (NEW!), Firecracker Chickpeas (NEW!) and Sassy Sofritas (NEW!).And to make sure you're feeling as cool as a cucumber in this summer heat, we've got you covered the Apple Pie Smoothie, Overnight Rice Pudding (NEW!), Creamy Pea Soup (NEW!) & more easy to make meals.Sassy SofritasIndividual Highlights Firecracker Chickpeas (NEW!)Enchilada BowlPeachy Spring Rolls (NEW!)Apple Pie SmoothieCalypso Sandwich (NEW!)Mexican Broccoli & Potato…
  • Herbie of the Week: Vanessa (She's Lost 40lbs & Feels Better Than Ever!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Vanessa!After watching "Forks Over Knives" while recovering from surgery, Vanessa, a longtime vegetarian, decided it was time to ditch eggs and dairy and go plant-based. Unfortunately, she was unable to make the transition not once, but twice, because she was so overwhelmed. It wasn't until Vanessa discovered the meal plans that she was able to get on board with the plant-based diet. (They say third time's a charm, right?)Seven months later, Vanessa's not only still plant proud, she's also lost 40lbs, 32.5 inches and feels better than ever!I'll let Vanessa take it…
  • Red Pesto Pasta, Bollywood Sweet Potatoes, Almond Joy Overnight Oats & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The summer of amazing eats continues with this week's meal plan!Enjoy minimal to no cooking at all with Sriracha Sushi (NEW!), Buffalo Wing Hummus, Red Pesto Pasta (NEW!), Caprese "Steak" Burgers (NEW!) and Almond Joy Overnight Oats (NEW!).You'll also find some awesomely refreshing meals to keep you cool, including Minestrone Gazpacho (NEW!), Hawaiian Sling Wrap (NEW!) and Watermelon Tacos (NEW!).Red Pesto PastaIndividual Highlights Red Pesto Pasta (NEW!)Sriracha Sushi (NEW!)Bollywood Sweet Potato (NEW!)Quinoa Taco BowlSweet & Sour Succotash (NEW!)Hawaiian Sling Wrap (NEW!)Watermelon Tacos…
  • Herbie of the Week: Michael (He's Lost 55lbs & No Longer Has a Fatty Liver)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Michael!In 2006, much to his surprise, Michael discovered he had high cholesterol and a fatty liver.After doing some research on a fatty liver and health in general, he came across the plant-based diet and was inspired by the many people who have turned their life around by eliminating oil, dairy, animal products and processed food from their diet.On January 1, 2012 Michael went fully plant-based and as a result has lost 55lbs, no longer has a fatty liver and his blood tests are all within the normal range!Growing up I never gave my diet much thought. As a child I…
  • Green Goddess Pizzas, Chinese Crunch Salad, Veggie Gyros & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    This week's meal plan will have you tasting seeing AND tasting the rainbow!Enjoy easy, breezy summer meals that require little to no cooking like the Green Goddess Pizza (NEW!), Chinese Crunch Salad (NEW!), Lemon-Herb Rice Salad (NEW!), and Veggie Gyros (NEW!) -- just to name a few.And to ensure you beat the summer heat, we've got a refreshing Blueberry Muffin Smoothie (NEW!) and Cool-Carrot Tomato Soup (NEW!).Green Goddess PizzaIndividual Highlights Green Goddess Pizza (NEW!)Adobo TostadasBlueberry Muffin Smoothie (NEW!)Chinese Crunch Salad (NEW!)Strawberry & Peach Creamed QuinoaVeggie Gyros…
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    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

  • Sea Shepherd Weighs In on Cecil the Lion: Insisting on Veganism is “Purism” and “Elitist”

    Gary L. Francione
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd has weighed in on the controversy over Cecil the lion. Watson takes aim at those of us who make the point that there is absolutely no morally significant difference between killing animals for sporting pleasure and killing animals for palate pleasure, and that our objecting to the killing of Cecil requires us to reject killing the other 60+ billion animals (not counting sea animals) we kill to eat. In “The Cult of Competitive Purism,” Watson maintains that those of us who take this position are “elitist” and guilty of…
  • Adventures in Moral Schizophrenia: Cecil the Lion

    Gary L. Francione
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    If you are upset about the killing of Cecil the Lion and you are not a vegan, then you are suffering from moral schizophrenia. There is no difference between “Cecil” and all of the animals you eat who do not have names but who value their lives as much as the lion valued his. So please, if you think animals matter, go vegan. It is the only rational response to the recognition of the moral value of animals. 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…
  • Once Again, The U.K. “Vegan” Society Trashes Veganism

    Gary L. Francione
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    You will recall last year that The Vegan Society’s “Ambassador,” marathon runner Fiona Oakes, appeared on BBC and ran away from veganism just as quickly as she could, stating that veganism isn’t “for everyone, I’m saying that it’s not probably for very many people.” At their June 27 meeting, The Vegan Society elected yet another “Ambassador”–a comedian named Sara Pascoe. who, in this essay states that veganism “is not a lifestyle I would recommend for everyone.” She states further in that same essay that she is “not…
  • Abolitionist Vegan Starter Kit Launched!

    Gary L. Francione
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    We have just launched our abolitionist vegan starter kit: www.HowDoIGoVegan.com. Thanks to our great volunteer team, headed by Sandra Cummings, for a splendid job. This will be an important tool in our efforts to engage in creative, nonviolent vegan advocacy. 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. If animals matter morally, veganism is not an option–it is a necessity. Anything that claims to be an animal rights…
  • Veganism without Animal Rights

    Gary L. Francione
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:58 pm
    An essay that I co-wrote with Anna Charlton, Veganism without Animal Rights,, which was published in The Philosophical Salon of the The European Magazine, can be read here. We hope you enjoy it and that you will find it useful in your efforts to educate others about veganism. 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. If animals matter morally, veganism is not an option–it is a necessity. Anything that claims to be…
 
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  • Time for Major Airlines to Stop Shipping Africa Big Five Trophies

    Wayne Pacelle
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    Cecil the lion, pictured above, was widely photographed and somewhat habituated to a non-threatening human presence in Hwange National Park. Photo by Brent StapelkampBreaking News: Since the posting of this blog, Delta has announced a ban on the transport of trophies from lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo – the Africa Big 5. This is just as we’d hoped. We urge all other airlines to follow their lead. Dr. Walter Palmer’s behavior in killing and mutilating Cecil the lion is disgraceful. But he’s not a one-off character. He’s a very enthusiastic participant in the larger…
  • Time to Shut Down Trophy Imports of All Lions to the United States

    Wayne Pacelle
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Cecil the lion with his cubs. Photo by Brent StapelkampOvernight, we learned that Zimbabwean officials will seek to extradite Walter Palmer from the United States, for luring a male lion named Cecil out of a park and wounding him in an unauthorized area, before killing him 40 hours later. The HSUS and Humane Society International (HSI) strongly urge the United States to cooperate with the extradition effort. If Palmer broke the law, plaudits are due to Zimbabwean officials for seeking his prosecution. Apparently, the authorities have charged the guide involved and plan to bring charges…
  • American Public Roars After It Gets a Glimpse of International Trophy Hunting of Lions

    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Cecil the lion, pictured above, was widely photographed and somewhat habituated to a non-threatening human presence in Hwange National Park. Photo by Brent StapelkampCecil the lion is dead because Walter Palmer the dentist is a morally deadened human being. The man traveled clear across the world – from the suburbs of Minneapolis into the pay-to-slay world of Zimbabwe, where dictator Robert Mugabe sells off hunting rights and other natural resources to the highest bidders – for the chance to kill the king of beasts. In this case, the victim was a lion who has been widely photographed and…
  • Breaking News: Cheesecake Factory Makes Major Announcement on Gestation Crates, Cage-Free Eggs

    Wayne Pacelle
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Cheesecake Factory will eliminate pork from operations that use gestation crates by 2020, two years ahead of its earlier announced timeframe, Photo by iStockphotoThe Cheesecake Factory—a restaurant chain with nearly 200 locations—announced it is embracing the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare for its farm animal procurement program. The first steps include eliminating pork from operations that use gestation crates by 2020 (two years ahead of its earlier announced timeframe) and switching exclusively to cage-free eggs with a timeline that will be announced within a year. The company…
  • Breaking News: Nepalese Organizers Announce an End to the World’s Bloodiest Animal Sacrifice Spectacle

    Wayne Pacelle
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Our HSI team traveled to Nepal to witness the bloody spectacle in Gadhimai last year, where animals, including buffaloes, goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens, were hacked to death, often with machetes. Photo by Kuni Takahashi/AP Images for HSIA few months back, I wrote with burning anger and sadness about the world’s largest animal sacrifice, Nepal’s Gadhimai festival, an event held every five years that results in an orgy of killing – nearly half a million animals slaughtered in the open air. Today, I have extraordinary and unexpected news: Humane Society International/India and Animal…
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  • Review: Kohlrabi Slaw

    Chris Walker
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    We have really been successful growing kohlrabi this year, and are happy to have many tasty recipes to share. Kohlrabi is a popular German vegetable. It is enjoyed in many ways. It’s often served as this recipe which we found posted by Rachel at the Millsap Farms CSA Blog. It’s a very nice slaw with a sweet sour flavor. It is important to allow the dressing to marinate the kohlrabi and carrots for a while. The slaw is easy to make. Recipe: Kohlrabi Slaw recipe Related Posts:Review: Kohlrabi, carrot and radish saladReview: Pineapple Macadamia SlawMarinated KohlrabiRed Cabbage Slaw…
  • Turnip Green – Almond Pesto

    Chris Walker
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:13 am
    We have recently discovered the wonderful advantages of enjoying turnip greens. Young turnip greens are delicious and have many great uses. Here we made a great pesto out of them. Which was used for on bruschetta at lunchtime and later for risotto at dinner. I understand it freezes well, but we never have enough left over to freeze. Yield: 1 cup pesto Ingredients: 4 cups young turnip greens 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons almond meal 0r other nut meal 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 teaspoons mustard salt and pepper Directions: Wash…
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Red Grapes, Dried Cranberries, Avocado and Non-Dairy Feta

    Chris Walker
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    This is a really delicious salad. The combination of sweet potato, grapes, sriracha and the salty vegan feta was great. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes 1 small red onion 1/2 cup dried cranberries 2 cups red grapes 1 large avocado 1-2 cups arugula handful fresh coriander 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt black pepper to taste non-dairy feta crumbled (tofu soaked in brine) Directions: to prepare the tofu feta: 1-2 days before you plant to make the salad, prepare the tofu feta. Cut s block of firm tofu…
  • Vegan Chuck Wagon Stew

    Chris Walker
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    This is a hearty, filling stew. The cinnamon adds a lovely flavor to the vegetables. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups dried large soy chunks (TVP, textured soy protein) 2 cups potatoes, chopped 2 cups carrots, chopped 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 teaspoons salt 2 onions, sliced 1 tablespoon oil 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon cinnamon salt and pepper to taste Directions: Place the dry soy chunks in a medium bowl. Rehydrate the soy chunks with boiling water. Slice the onion. Peel and chop the potatoes. Peel and chop the carrots. Heat the oil in a large pot.
  • Apricot Almond Pastries

    Chris Walker
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    These simple pastries taste lovely and are very easy to make. One can use any fresh fruit. Yield: 4 pastries Ingredients: 4 squares frozen vegan puff pastry 4 fresh apricots 1 cup vegan almond flavored custard powdered sugar and almond flavor for the icing Directions: First make the custard. I used 2 cups almond milk and 3 tablespoons Orgran Custard Mix, with a small splash of almond extract. Mix the no-egg custard mix with the 2 cups of almond milk in a saucepan. Add the almond extract and bring the almond milk to a boil, stirring constantly. As the mixture becomes thing, continue stirring.
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  • Seaweed that tastes like bacon!

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    Need I say more?  It is seaweed & it tastes like bacon.  All those bacon mimes put up by meat eaters are suddenly sounding a little bit hollow :-).Scientists discovers a type of seaweed they were growing had somehow developed the taste of bacon, so they are launching it as a new product.  It may taste like bacon, but has more minerals & twice the nutritional value of kale & a ton of protein as well.Rock on seaweed!Here's the link http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/jul/osu-researchers-discover-unicorn-%E2%80%93-seaweed-tastes-bacon
  • REVIEW: Simply naturals minerals

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    We bumped into a nice lady called Katherine at the Brighton Vegfest who was selling a new product called "Sizzling minerals".  I'd not heard of them before & so I got hold hold of some to try out.You never expect anything from minerals, it is like an insurance policy, but I found for some reason those fizzy pills really woke me up like a caffeine shot!  I decided to switch things around & use them as a pre-workout (using minerals as a pre-workout, how weird is that!).  I wasn't sure if it was only me so I experimented on a friend & it had the same effect.  Now…
  • Review: Freet - minimal footware

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Opposite the Vegan Bodybuilding stall at the Great Yorkshire vegan festival I saw a stall selling shoes. They were called Freet.  I had been after a pair that would be suitable for slack lining & in the gym, so they would need to be really grippy, but still give the feet a lot of feedback.I must admit from the front they look a little unusual with the big toe in it's own separate section to the other toes, but the soles seemed to hold the ground firmly & they did seem to give feedback from the floor.I wasn't sure about the laces either.  They used elastic & these toggle…
  • 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…
 
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  • Modifying Recipes

    Sherie
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Gordon Ramsay has supplied home cooks with the following advice regarding modifying recipes:A recipe is a guideline. Ingredients:Adding, subtracting, changing it is part of the pleasure.If a particular herb isn’t to your taste, use something else.If your not excited about a vegetable, substitute something help.Adapting the recipe’s ingredients is completely in your hand.Techniques:But, the method is what really matters.The techniques are rigorous and imperative.The techniques are your passport to a successful results.For a long time, I liked making slow cooked tomato sauces and using…
  • Popeye–the Sailor Man

    Sherie
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
      I have great news for ol’ Bluto, by way of "What Einstein Told His Cook 2", by Robert L. Wolke.  Popeye ate spinach to give him strength.  Maybe he had read the German report that was released at the end of the 1800’s, which showed spinach as having ten times more iron than meat. If Bluto had only known that the decimal point was in the wrong place and that the amount of iron in spinach is only comparable to the amount in meat; and, in raw spinach, most of the iron in spinach is in an insoluble form – ferrous oxide! Nevertheless, spinach is a dark leafy green – one of…
  • Salt

    Sherie
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Salt.  Have you noticed how many different kinds of salt are on the market now, some with a every so slightly different taste – barely perceivable, sometimes nonperceivable – some with exotic names like Jurassic salt (which is from my second cousin’s family salt mines).Salts from various seas and lands. Salts with different characteristics. Salts with different traces of minerals that impact its color and flavor.Table Salt:  The salt that I grew up on.  It’s usually comes from underground mines, is refined with most of the other minerals removed, and may contain…
  • Why Some European Cheeses are Illegal in the United States

    Sherie
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s believed that if a cheese is aged more than 60 days:the acidity and salt in the curds is increased,the cheese dries out, andthe undesirable bacteria cannot multiply under these conditions.Therefore, the milk for cheese that is aged at least 60 days in the United States, does not legally have pasteurized.If the cheese isn’t going to be a aged for at least 60 days, the raw milk is pasteurized – heated – to destroy harmful bacteria.  Food and Drug AdministrationHowever, some people believe that raw milk (not pasteurized) produces healthy and more flavorful cheese. Cheese…
  • Pareto in the Kitchen

    Sherie
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I buy most of my kitchen equipment based onAmerica's Test Kitchen recommendations and I'm usually satisfied with the quality of the product.  The problem with my knives is the Pareto Principle, which applies to my kitchen in general.In 1896, Italian economist Vitfredo Pareto reported that 20% of the Italians owned 80% of the land.  He later observed that 20% of the pea pods in his garden produced 80% of the peas.  Since then, this observation - that 20% produces 80% of the results – has become known as the Pareto principles.I think that 20% of my kitchen…
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  • Jay Astafa’s 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe opens TODAY!

    youtalkfunny
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Jay Astafa’s new all-vegan restaurant 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe is officially open today as of 4pm! I’m so excited! LOOK AT THESE PICS OF THEIR FOOD:Like, HELLO! I NEED YOU IN MY MOUTH PLZ!It’s Long Island’s only all-veeg spot. Laura is coming to town in a few weeks and we have already added 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe to the NYC can’t-miss vegan list! I mean, check out the menu, it’s BONKERS! I can’t wait to eat all the pizza and also everything else as well!
  • Animal News You Can Use: Have a little hope

    seriousmeaveness
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Huge news to celebrate this week: The world’s largest temple “sacrifice” of animals has finally come to an end. Really gives you a lot of hope for the future. In fact, did you ever wonder what the future of finance is? My colleague Matt Prescott has some thoughts in this new Barron’s column.Or maybe it’ll look something like what Miami-Dade schools are doing for their menus with HSUS right now. Check out what my colleague Karla Dumas, RD, is up to in Florida!Good thing too, as NPR reports this week that one of the best ways to combat obesity is, you guessed it, choosing plant-strong…
  • Baby elephant chasing birds is cutest thing in galaxy

    youtalkfunny
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    This was all over my FB feed this week but just in case your friends are emotionally dead jerks who don’t share adorable videos, this is a MUST WATCH. This baby is RIDICULOUS. This was filmed at Kruger National Park, a reserve in South Africa.I just wanna meet a baby ele!!! Has anyone actually met one? What are they like?! Are they sweet? Are they like puppies? Or smarter? OR WHAT? OMG I NEED A BABY ELE!
  • Vegan lifestyle space opening in Venice, CA

    laurahooperb
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Southern California: We’ve got some amazing news for you! A 1,600-square-foot space, Vegan Scene, is opening in Venice Beach, and it’s gonna be bananas. Started by Amy Rebecca, the visionary behind Fur Free LA and Vegans of Instagram, this 100-percent vegan venue will host everything and anything veg–including a retail space, parties, classes (fitness! cooking! etc!), and all sorts of awesome events—including PUPPY ADOPTIONS.They’re having a launch party this Friday, July 31, but it’s unfortunately sold out. Womp Wah. However, you should stop by on Saturday to pursue their…
  • Vegansaurus talks food and dating with The Lusty Vegan! PLUS vegan strawberry shortcake recipe!

    youtalkfunny
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    If you haven’t heard of The Lusty Vegan by now, let me bring you up to speed: co-authored by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg, this book is half-vegan cookbook, half-guide/memoir to relationships between vegans and omnis. I went to a dinner last year that was hosted by these two and not only was the food amazepants, the stories were hilar. I decided to catch up with Zoë and Ayindé to get some more dirt–and their vegan strawberry shortcake recipe!Vegansaurus: Why did you guys write this book?Zoë: We wrote the book because the topic—how eating impacts our relationships—is an…
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  • Animals and the Ingrained It

    Daria Zeoli
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Share This Story! Someone, Not Something: Animals and the Ingrained ItThis summer has been an interesting one. I have, in the past, jokingly compared myself to Snow White, friend to animals and eater of poisoned apples. The animals must have been gossiping about me. Much to my rescue beagle’s joy, there has been a surge in rabbits moving to the neighborhood. Hound that she is, Millie would daily drag my mother or me outside to stalk her prey. One baby moved into the yard next door. And then that baby decided our yard had better prospects. Daily rabbit detail turned into several trips…
  • If You’re a GEICO Ad, You Exploit Animals. It’s What You Do.

    Daria Zeoli
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Share This Story! If You’re a GEICO Ad, You Exploit Animals. It’s What You Do. This article is part of our Ad Nauseam series– a look at advertising through the ethical vegan lens. I have been meaning to address the latest GEICO commercial to grind my gears. You might recall that this isn’t the first time I’ve taken notice of a GEICO ad; check out GEICO: Making Fun of Veganism for Money for more. This latest TV spot stars a “free range” chicken traveling the country to the sounds of Roy Orbison:   The chicken sends photos from her journey to some…
  • Choices Worth Making

    Daria Zeoli
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Share This Story! Choices Worth MakingLife is about choices. Sure, circumstances affect your choices. But so much of who and how you are boils down to who and how you choose to be. In 2011, I chose to live alone for the first time in my life. I found the perfect apartment on a quiet street in a neighborhood bordering the local park. I chose to rid myself of many possessions I didn’t need anymore. I chose to live with the intent of being a little more eco-conscious. In 2012, I chose to reach out to KD Traegner about writing for YDV. What an awesome decision – writing about veganism…
  • Quick & Easy Vegan Mango Salsa

    KD Traegner
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    Share This Story! Quick & Easy Vegan Mango SalsaIn a world where things aren’t always certain, there remains one constant that we can all rely on: mangoes are delicious and go perfect in salsa. Now, I’m saying this as someone who hated mangoes for much of my life. In fact, I didn’t start eating mangoes until a few years ago. Now, I’m just dismayed I wasted so much of my life not eating mangoes. Mangoes rule. Here in Ohio, mangoes are a luxury item on my grocery list. They’re always priced more than $2 each, and so mangoes don’t find themselves in my…
  • Loss is Universal

    KD Traegner
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Share This Story! Loss is UniversalIt’s July 14th again. I’m finally sitting down to write. I have sat down to write every July 14th for the last twenty years. Sometimes I write in a journal, keeping my darkest thoughts and grief to myself. Other times I write an article that is just a little too personal to make me feel completely comfortable hitting “publish.” But I still do. You see, July 14th is a special and bittersweet day. It is my son’s birthday. Today he would have been 20 years old. Would have been because my son was stillborn. There is an abundant…
 
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  • Feedlots and Farm Sanctuaries: A Piece of Hell…And A Piece of Heaven

    Emma Larocque
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    It was the trip of a lifetime – a helicopter ride from Powell River, British Columbia to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We started out early, and it was the perfect day, clear and warm, a high ceiling that allowed us to fly right over the Coast Mountains. Sights to take your breath away and truly make you […] The post Feedlots and Farm Sanctuaries: A Piece of Hell…And A Piece of Heaven appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
  • Spicing it up with Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen

    Emma Larocque
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    I love Indian food. True confessions, first thing in the morning! I first became aware of Richa Hingle (aka Vegan Richa)’s fabulous vegan Indian food through tantalizing facebook posts and then her popular blog veganricha.com. So it’s probably not a surprise to hear that I was excited to learn about her new cookbook, Vegan Richa’s […] The post Spicing it up with Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
  • Making Healthy & Delicious Quick & Easy with Del Sroufe

    Emma Larocque
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Del Sroufe brings healthy plant-based recipes to Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club the week of June 15, sharing recipes, ideas and conversation. Come join us! The post Making Healthy & Delicious Quick & Easy with Del Sroufe appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
  • Raw Cleansing with Kathy Peterman

    Emma Larocque
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    If you have ever thought about doing a cleanse, but wasn't sure where to start, you will want to check out Raw Cleansing As A Pathway to Health, the new e-book just released by Kathy Peterman. This book is a step-by-step preparation and walk-through cleansing for everyone from beginners to regular cleansers The post Raw Cleansing with Kathy Peterman appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
  • Families Get Plant Powered with Dreena Burton’s Latest Vegan Cookbook

    Emma Larocque
    20 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    Dreena Burton was one of the first vegan cookbook authors I became aware of, way back when. Since that time I have followed her career, loved and shared her recipes, and bought every single one of the cookbooks she has put out. She is a wealth of cooking knowledge, which the observer can see growing […] The post Families Get Plant Powered with Dreena Burton’s Latest Vegan Cookbook appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
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  • Vegan Travel: The Sights and Tastes of Bethlehem and Jericho, Israel

    VeganWorldTrekker
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    My fourth day in Israel began with a delectable apple crumble for breakfast. I had purchased it the prior evening at Cafe Louise (Cafe Louise) in Tel Aviv. The restaurant offers a few vegan food items on its menu at a reasonable price. They offer healthy cuisine. As always, my tour guide from Ben Harim Tours arrived promptly at 7am for a group tour of Bethlehem and Jericho. Our first stop of the day was at the Judaean Desert “sea level” point, along the highway from Tel Aviv to Jericho. We passed by the Inn of the Good Samaritan by the highway. It is located near the site of the…
  • Vegan Travel: The Sights and Vegan Food in Old Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

    VeganWorldTrekker
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:37 pm
    I began my third day in Israel with a scrumptious breakfast that I had purchased the prior night from Village Green (Village Green Restaurant). Chef Onri was kind enough to prepare the sweet and savory treats in advance, due to the fact that my day tour would start before the restaurant opened for breakfast. My delicious breakfast consisted of a carrot spelt muffin and a huge spelt pastry with spinach and homemade cheeses(cashew, almond, soy). I really enjoyed both of these! The spinach bread was accompanied by two sauces: one sweet and one spicy olive tapenade. Absolutely superb! The vegan…
  • Vegan Travel: Vegan Meals and Biblical Sights in the City Of David – Jerusalem

    VeganWorldTrekker
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    I awoke bright and early in my Old Jaffa hostel during my first full day in Israel! Since my tour guide would arrive by 7am, there was no time for me to get breakfast at a local restaurant. The seasoned traveler in me understood that it was imperative for me to pick up a breakfast meal option during the previous evening. Thus the prior evening, I had purchased a halwa pastry at vegan-friendly bakery “Piece of Cake” (Piece Of Cake Bakery). The sales staff are familiar with which items are vegan. Some vegan items are on the shelves, while others are kept in the glass display case.
  • Vegan Travel: Day#1 in Israel – Sightseeing and Vegan Food in Tel Aviv

    VeganWorldTrekker
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I recently returned home from the vacation of a lifetime! I had always wanted to visit the Holyland of Israel but fears for my safety had kept me away. This year appeared to be a fantastic time to visit, since safety concerns in the country had not been in the international spotlight for quite some time. So off I went to finally visit this exciting biblical destination! Much to my delight, during the past year, I had been reading that the vegan dining scene has been growing by leaps and bounds in Israel. I was eager to experience this for myself, as well. My dinner meal on my Air France…
  • Unique Attractions and Vegan Ice Cream Across New England!

    VeganWorldTrekker
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    The six northeasternmost states of the USA are known collectively as “New England”. This region that I call “home”, offers scenic beauty during every season. Because the earliest settlers in the country inhabited the area, historic residences and museums abound here as well. Fortunately, more and more places across the New England states are offering vegan ice cream options nowadays! My experience devouring incredible vegan ice cream varieties in this region is worthy of sharing, so that other vegan travelers will enjoy it as well! In addition, I would like to share…
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  • Feedlots and Farm Sanctuaries: A Piece of Hell…And A Piece of Heaven

    Emma Larocque
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    It was the trip of a lifetime – a helicopter ride from Powell River, British Columbia to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We started out early, and it was the perfect day, clear and warm, a high ceiling that allowed us to fly right over the Coast Mountains. Sights to take your breath away and truly make you […] The post Feedlots and Farm Sanctuaries: A Piece of Hell…And A Piece of Heaven appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
  • Spicing it up with Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen

    Emma Larocque
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    I love Indian food. True confessions, first thing in the morning! I first became aware of Richa Hingle (aka Vegan Richa)’s fabulous vegan Indian food through tantalizing facebook posts and then her popular blog veganricha.com. So it’s probably not a surprise to hear that I was excited to learn about her new cookbook, Vegan Richa’s […] The post Spicing it up with Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
  • Making Healthy & Delicious Quick & Easy with Del Sroufe

    Emma Larocque
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Del Sroufe brings healthy plant-based recipes to Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club the week of June 15, sharing recipes, ideas and conversation. Come join us! The post Making Healthy & Delicious Quick & Easy with Del Sroufe appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
  • Raw Cleansing with Kathy Peterman

    Emma Larocque
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    If you have ever thought about doing a cleanse, but wasn't sure where to start, you will want to check out Raw Cleansing As A Pathway to Health, the new e-book just released by Kathy Peterman. This book is a step-by-step preparation and walk-through cleansing for everyone from beginners to regular cleansers The post Raw Cleansing with Kathy Peterman appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
  • Families Get Plant Powered with Dreena Burton’s Latest Vegan Cookbook

    Emma Larocque
    20 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    Dreena Burton was one of the first vegan cookbook authors I became aware of, way back when. Since that time I have followed her career, loved and shared her recipes, and bought every single one of the cookbooks she has put out. She is a wealth of cooking knowledge, which the observer can see growing […] The post Families Get Plant Powered with Dreena Burton’s Latest Vegan Cookbook appeared first on Vegan Mainstream | Vegan Business Consulting & Training.
 
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    My Face Is on Fire

  • Veganism is Ethics in Action

    12 Jul 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Striking at the Root I've seen a few people on social networking sites post this recent article by Ginny Messina, aka The Vegan RD. It's called "Preventing Ex-Vegans: The Power of Ethics" and... 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.
  • How Not to Be an Annoying Vegan?

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    College Education Fail?  Hot on the heels of her article from November called "How to be a vegan without being annoying", Castleton State College's The Spartan's own staff writer Jorah McKinley... 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.
  • 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.
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    JL goes Vegan

  • Vegan News You Can Use 8/3/15

    JL Fields
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    I’m a day late with the news because I spent Sunday volunteering at ROAR in the City, a fundraising adventure race benefitting UpaDowna (I serve on the board of directors). It was a fun day! Today is a fun day, too – it’s the the launch of my new radio show: I hope you’ll listen in at 12 pm MST / 2 pm EST by streaming live on KCMJ.org or by using the TuneIn app! And now, the news! Vegan news you can use (8/3/15) Cecil the lion honored as part Empire State Building light show Woman turns cattle ranch into vegan animal sanctuary Goat Cheese Farmers Give it All Up to…
  • My Easy Vegan radio show premieres Monday!

    JL Fields
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    Remember when I mentioned I was working on a radio show? It’s happening! I’m really excited about it! About Easy Vegan: Every Monday at noon Colorado Springs author and cooking coach JL Fields interviews local, national, and international activists, authors, chefs and plant-based leaders. Learn about local vegan and animal welfare events and simple lifestyle and cooking strategies that are good for your health, the environment, and the animals. Why “Easy Vegan”? Because it’s not that complicated. Check out the Easy Vegan show page and schedule here. Lots of folks on Facebook…
  • The Blender Girl Smoothies: Rosemary Melonade recipe.

    JL Fields
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    Here in Colorado it’s been hot, hot, hot and I have been enjoying a lot more smoothies – filled with fresh seasonal fruit and lots of ice –  in the morning to try to beat the heat. So I couldn’t have been more thrilled to receive a copy of my friend Tess Masters‘ new book The Blender Girl Smoothies a few weeks ago. About the book: The Blender Girl’s incredible, next-level recipes and tips not only make it easy to be healthy, but will change the way you think about smoothies. While blended beverages are all the rage, Tess Masters, author of The Blender Girl,…
  • Vegan News You Can Use (7/26/15)

    JL Fields
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Happy Sunday! Before we get to the news, well, I have some news! I have a new radio show launching in Colorado Springs (and beyond!) in August! Every Monday at noon Colorado Springs author and cooking coach JL Fields interviews local, national, and international activists, authors, chefs and plant-based leaders. Learn about local vegan and animal welfare events and simple lifestyle and cooking strategies that are good for your health, the environment, and the animals. Why “Easy Vegan”? Because it’s not that complicated. You can find guest information and the show schedule here (but…
  • Join me LIVE today at 2pm EST for Smoothie Fest

    JL Fields
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hello friends! I’m LOVING your questions for the upcoming guests of my new radio show! Keep ‘em coming! Today, right here on this blog post, you can watch my live interview with Heather Nicholds! Heather has an amazing Smoothie Fest going on and she’ll be making one of my smoothie recipes. Avo-Cherry Milkshake Smoothie We’ll also be talking summer pressure cooking (yes, it’s a thing!) and real world meal planning that works for everyone. Join us LIVE at 2pm EST, right here! The post Join me LIVE today at 2pm EST for Smoothie Fest appeared first on JL goes Vegan.
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    I Eat Grass

  • Leila’s Cowboy Bean & Sausage Stew!

    IEG
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    Leila Buffery, iEG recipe contributor The recipe serves 4, simply half it for less. It’s a simple one-pot meal jammed with flavours and sass. You will need: 1 TBSP Olive Oil 1 Small Sweet Potato 1 Medium Red Onion 3 Garlic Cloves ½ a TSP Black Pepper 1 TSP Salt ½ TSP Chili Flakes 1 TBSP Mixed Herbs 1 Can of Chopped Tinned Tomatoes 1 Stock Cube 1 Can of Kidney Beans ½ a Can of Butter Beans 2 Heaped Teaspoons of SMOKED Mild Paprika ½ a can of Lentils 1 TBSP Liquid Smoke (or BBQ Sauce) 1 + ½ TBSP Maple Syrup 1 TBSP Tomato Puree 1 Cup of Frozen Sweetcorn 6 defrosted Linda McCartney Vegan…
  • Featured Beauty Blog: A Vegan Beauty’s Exciting News

    Amarie Halley
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:34 am
    Amarie Halley, iEG Beauty/Lifestyle My life been particularly interesting and busy lately. I adopted my rescue kitty, Leon, started my small business, got into the top 30 of the Pacifica Beauty Muse contest, and started to workout more, adding hula-hooping in there! Like my ‘magazine ad’? Pacifica Beauty is looking for their 2016 muse. I’ve always loved animals, and that’s why I use vegan products like Pacifica. Winner gets the title, as well as some serious dough and products. I would love to win because I have been dying to start a vegan ice cream stand in my community!
  • The Lusty Vegan: Sexless in the Hookup Culture

    IEG
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    iEG contributor, Sabico Old news alert! We live in a hookup culture. Someone is more likely to have sex with you than they are to go on two dates with you. So, what happens when you run into a millennial who is celibate? Yeah that C word! You may tell yourself to move on to someone who will accept your random, “Netflix & chill?” text on a Tuesday. But what if you like this person? And what if this person still wouldn’t have sex with you if you two were the last people on “Like” Island  until the two of you are married. Married? Well, damn. But maybe it can…
  • 5 Kitchen Essentials for a Raw Vegan Diet

    Odochi
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Odochi Ibe, iEG Social Media Coordinator A man is only as good as his word, and a raw chef is as good as their equipment. You may not be Jason Wrobel, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook like him. One of the key factors to making any change stick (especially when it comes to food) is being able to enjoy what you eat. If you limit yourself to uninspiring meals, you may quit due to lack of inspiration. Stock your kitchen with these gadgets that’ll keep your Instagram full with foodspiration. Juicer Juicing helps you digest your nutrients fast and you can use the pulp for cool recipes.
  • Wellness Wednesday: For Your Dog!

    IEG
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Hannah Johnson, iEG contributor Almost all of us vegans and vegetarians are animal lovers; that’s a big reason why we don’t eat or use animal products, right? But when it comes to feeding our pets, many of u still give them normal, meaty dog food. Isn’t this contradictory? When a friend posed this question to me, I had to do my research and find a solution. And it turns out there are a ton of great animal product-free dog foods that are super healthy and delicious for pets! Here’s just a few uber cool options: V-Dog V-Dog is a vegan dog food company owned by a vegan Californian…
 
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    Oh She Glows

  • How To Pack Food For A Weekend Away In An Hour! (Plant-Based)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    We’re off to a wedding, a birthday party, my in-laws, and then to visit my grammy (Adriana gets to meet her Great-Grammy!) over the long weekend. This means we’re going to clock a ton of hours on the road, so I am coming prepared! Even though a lot of our meals will be made for us (such as dinner Saturday and Sunday night), I like to fill in the blanks by packing some light meals and healthy snack options to have on hand. After I made the recipes Eric said, “Whoa, that didn’t take you long at all!” – and he was right, it took me just over 1 hour to prepare 4 recipes. Granted, I…
  • Coconut-Cardamom Vegan Overnight Oat Parfait with Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Food photography has been sparse in my house these days (Now, if we’re talking baby photography on iPhones, well let’s just say I’m killing it.) Lately, I only have 15-20 minutes for food photoshoots, so I’ve learned to be super quick when it comes to snapping pictures. I used to be militant about using my tripod, but I haven’t pulled it out in months. I used to give photoshoots a bit of planning before diving in, but that rarely happens anymore. It’s taken me a while to realize that my expectations of how things should be done aren’t always practical for the stage of my life…
  • Hit the Reset Button with this 2-Day Plant-Based Meal Plan!

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    I’m so excited for today’s post! Many of you have been asking me to put together some plant-based meal plans or menus – What does a full day of plant-based eating look like? How do I combine easy, healthy recipes into a full day of eating? It’s something I struggled with in the beginning too – and even now, on occasion – so I totally get it. With the summer season in mind, this 2-day meal plan below is filled with healthy, energizing, quick-to-prepare options. All of the recipes (except the avocado sauce and smoothies) can be made in advance and keep well in the fridge. Yes!
  • Cherry-Strawberry Chia Seed Fool with Vanilla Bean Coconut Whipped Cream

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    My sister and family are here visiting this week and they brought us about 10 pounds of freshly picked cherries from my brother-in-law’s parent’s house (they have about 7 cherry trees…jealous!). It was like Christmas morning when this loot arrived. I’m eating these beauties by the fist full. Adriana is going wild over them. It’s a good, ahem berry good, week. We pitted and froze a bunch to make 1-ingredient cherry sorbet in the Vitamix (my nephews loved it) and I’m dreaming up other ways to use them before they go bad! This gorgeous Cherry-Strawberry Chia Seed Fool is a festive…
  • This and That – An Update on Life Lately

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:33 am
    How about a life-y things type update? It’s been a while! I’ll start, and you can fill me in on what’s new with you, if you’d like. Don’t mind the occasional blurry iPhone photo below (they secretly kill me). 1. June Challenge For the month of June I challenged myself to 1 smoothie a day and 1 salad a day. So far it’s going strong and I’m packing in more veggies and fruit (check out the slew of smoothies, smoothie bowls, and parfaits taking over my Instagram lately). And chocolate for good measure. Want to join me? This smoothie bowl below is going in the next cookbook. Adults…
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    Natural Life Energy - Health Activist

  • Medical Industry Named Third Leading Killer In The United States – Falling On Deaf Ears

    Aqiyl Aniys
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:14 pm
    The U.S. medical industry was named the United States' third leading killer behind heart disease and cancer, and this news is being ignored. This news... The post Medical Industry Named Third Leading Killer In The United States – Falling On Deaf Ears appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Natural Life Energy LLC Releases the Book “The God-Awakening Diet” 80/10/10, Plant Based Diet

    Aqiyl Aniys
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    The newly released book, "The God-Awakening Diet", makes the case that people have to stand up and reclaim life in the name of humanity instead of in the name of corporate agenda and greed... The post Natural Life Energy LLC Releases the Book “The God-Awakening Diet” 80/10/10, Plant Based Diet appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bentonite Clay Uses

    Aqiyl Aniys
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Bentonite clay has been used as part of healing remedies because of its ability to adsorb and absorb toxins internally as well as externally. Bentonite... The post Bentonite Clay Uses appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Symptoms of Diverticulitis

    Aqiyl Aniys
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    Diverticulitis starts off as the less life-threatening diverticulosis. Diverticulosis occurs more commonly in the colon rather than the small intestine, and is believed to develop because of the over exertion of its muscles... The post Symptoms of Diverticulitis appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spartan Race On NBC Season 2

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Spartan Race on NBC Season 2 - You don't want to miss it! The post Spartan Race On NBC Season 2 appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Animal Rights Revolution

  • What Is a Vegan? What Is Veganism?

    Christian Sanchez
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    What is a vegan? What is veganism? Do you believe it’s wrong to inflict unnecessary pain and suffering on animals? Of course you do. Most people would agree that it’s wrong to unnecessarily harm any animal. I mean think about it this way, if you saw a person unnecessarily hurting a cat with a bat, would you not try to stop this person from continuing to harm the poor kitty? You, as well as most people, would. If you saw that same person harming say a dog, a cow, a duck, a sheep, you would probably make an attempt to try and stop this harm from happening. If you believe that…
  • What’s Wrong With Petitions, Protests? The Problems With Single Issue Campaigns

    Christian Sanchez
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:11 pm
    So you log into Facebook, Twitter, or even into your personal email account and WHAM! You get hit with a large cluster of petitions to fill out. And because you care about animals and because you believe that petitions help the animals and assist in manifesting a vegan world, you feel almost instinctively inclined or compelled to participate in filling out as many petitions and/or attending as many protests ad you possibly can. However, most petitions, protests, and other campaigns focus on single issues that, directly or indirectly, pose as problematic for the animal rights movement. For…
  • Want A Vegan World, Yet You Are You Still Innocently Promoting Animal Welfare Regulations? But Why?

    Christian Sanchez
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    If you believe that it is wrong to unnecessarily harm and kill animals under any circumstances then you are morally obligated to abolish all use of animals by becoming a vegan. If, as a vegan, you decide to promote veganism then you must only promote veganism and nothing less. Years ago, as a new vegan, I had noticed that it was easy to get carried away and focus on the treatment of animals rather than promoting that they not be used whatsoever. I’ve also noticed, as a vegan, that it’s very easy to be impressed or happy anytime veganism is spoken of as well as any campaign…
  • Exclusive Interview: Meet Our Beloved vegan vanda from “Sausage Town”, Animal Rights Revolution’s Editor and Co-Founder!

    Christian Sanchez
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
    vegan vanda and her daughter vegan vani You don’t know anything about our beloved vegan vanda. Or do you? Vanda Kadas is an absolutely phenomenal abolitionist vegan advocate, co-founder and editor for Animal Rights Revolution, as well as a awesome and proud vegan mother for her lifelong vegan daughter – Vani. Following her mother’s footsteps, Vani is also a great abolitionist vegan advocate child of only 10 years old. Vanda believes that our world is being bombarded by non-vegan ads 24/7 and feels that somebody must bombard the peeps with Life affirming, vegan…
  • Paradigms And The Pre-Vegan World: The Most Widely Accepted Wrong Throughout History

    Christian Sanchez
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:35 pm
    “If we are ever going to see a paradigm shift, we have to be clear about how we want the present paradigm to shift. We must be clear that veganism is the unequivocal baseline of anything that deserves to be called an “animal rights” movement. If “animal rights” means anything, it means that we cannot morally justify any animal exploitation; we cannot justify creating animals as human resources, however “humane” that treatment may be. We must stop thinking that people will find veganism “daunting” and that we have to promote something less than veganism. If we explain the…
 
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    Fresh and Faithful

  • Plant Powered Families: How This New Cookbook Helps Families Get Back to Eating Healthy

    Emily
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:31 pm
      To be completely honest, our family has run into a few road blocks on our way to eating plant based whole foods. We had a very ambitious beginning after watching the Forks Over Knives documentary in August of 2014. I was a stay at home mom at the time and I cleared our fridge, stocked up on veggies from the grocery store (some that I had never cooked before), and made a new recipe each night. I was even compelled to create this website to help others change their diets to be healthy and to help out other parents that were facing my same parenting struggles. But the truth is that the…
  • Thai Lemongrass Basil Spinach and Mushroom Pasta

    Emily
    29 May 2015 | 2:47 pm
      The exotic flavors are very complex in this healthy pasta dish but the directions are not. This is a very simple weeknight dinner that comes together quickly. Once you add the sauce to the browned onions and mushrooms it smells like curry at first but when you take a bite the intricate tastes of lemongrass perfectly pairs with the basil. The chickpeas add protein and a creamy heartiness to the meal. The spinach adds appealing color and many vital nutrients to the dish as well. I thought the Thai flavors would be too spicy for my toddlers but they surprisingly loved it. The Thai…
  • Strawberry Peach Smoothie Recipe and Review: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    14 May 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Make sure you use the freshest strawberries and peaches in this one and freeze them yourself. I find that the frozen peaches are often lacking in flavor. The strawberry peach smoothie is a refreshing summer treat. It is perfectly sweetened with the right amount of dates. Just make sure you are using fresh dates or you soak them for a couple hours first so you don’t end up with large date chunks in your drink. The only thing I would change would be that I would have more fruit and less almond milk. The milk kind of overpowered the fruit flavors. I think that changing the ratio of fruit to…
  • FREE Coconut Milk! (How I got 5 free So Delicious Dairy Free Products)

    Emily
    10 May 2015 | 11:54 pm
    You can say that I am addicted to couponing and I love it when I find a great deal, but it is the best when I am able to purchase a product for free. I had never tried the So Delicious Dairy Free brand before, but I am now a fan of their ice cream (which these saving work on too but it just won’t be free) and coffee creamer (free). I have not tried their coconut milk yet but I am trying to eat healthier and preferably vegan so I’m up for trying free vegan healthy food. What do I have to lose? So how did I do it? First: coupons.com has $1.00 off any So Delicious Dairy Free coupon that can…
  • Daily Prayer with Toddlers (6 Tips to Make it Possible)

    Emily
    6 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
      I understand that saying prayers with young children may seem like a daunting task. After all, they have short attention spans and a ton of energy. It also doesn’t help that their young minds are not yet able to fully comprehend God and why we are praying to him. However, you can make daily prayer with toddlers a reality and even have them fall in love with prayer and fall in love with God.   Make prayer an unquestionable and important part of life from the beginning If you wait until you feel that they are old enough to fully understand, then they will be old enough to question…
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    foodscape

  • Sweet Potato Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

    Foodscape
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:34 am
    If your goals are similar to mine (to eat more vegetables), it’s likely you’ll need to venture out into ethnic foods where vegetables run the show. For many Americans, this may be a foreign concept (haha). Most American food is “meat and potatoes,” salad, and casserole dishes. When you get into ethnic cooking, you will find vegetables are more interesting than their counterparts. These Sweet Potato Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce have especially high nutrient levels without a lot of calories. In fact, most of the calories are in the peanut sauce, which you can…
  • Green Monster Margarita Smoothie

    Foodscape
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    This really does taste like a margarita. A mouthwatering watermelon margarita, green monster smoothie style. You know, with that tangy sweetness that makes you beg for more? I think my husband bragged about this smoothie for a good 10 minutes to one of our friends who was considering green monster smoothies. This is the second summer I’ve been cutting up watermelons and sticking them in the freezer. You don’t really need it to be frozen, but I love that I can drink this out of season too with a little extra preparation. The Nutrition: Green Monster Smoothie Not only do you get…
  • Skin-Saving Strawberry Fruit Popsicles

    Foodscape
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    You know what I love about being plant-based? You can eat what you want, when you want it. You want a quick breakfast on-the-go? Sure! Your whole fam can have these Skin-Saving Strawberry Fruit Popsicles! Is it a thousand degrees outside and you need a happy hour treat? These will treat you right. You want to try some different flavors? No problem! These are also great when you just need something sweet. I’ve made a couple fruit popsicles and tried a couple recipes and have discovered one very crucial fact. Liquid destroys popsicle texture! Use as little liquid as possible. If you…
  • Paleo Zucchini Pasta with Mushrooms

    Foodscape
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:09 am
    I don’t know about you, but I have had my fair share of what-the-heck-did-I-just-make zucchini noodle failures.  This was not one of them. I love Love LOVE this dish! I love it more than regular pasta. I love the way I feel after I eat it and I love that I look as great as I feel eating it due to the low carb noodles. I love it the most with the sophisticated earthy flavor of morel mushrooms, but even with every day mushrooms, this dish is AMAZING! I could make this every day. Not only is it amazing for a date night or family night but it is also a complete meal. Mushrooms are packed…
  • My Top 10 Recipes to Make For 4th of July

    Foodscape
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:51 am
    I’ve been racking my brain the past 36 hours on what to post about. Don’t get me wrong. I have recipes on the back burner, but it’s almost the 4th of July and I thought my recipes should be picnic or BBQ appropriate. I had a recipe made…it was ice cream. Then I took it out of the freezer and lifted it out of its cute little container only to find that the ice cream was not firm yet and flooded my kitchen counter top when I pulled it out. Then I realized my showstopper of an ice cream cake was in a practically warm freezer. I have now turned my freezer down to -2…
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    Health Room

  • A Simple Guide to Healthy Juicing

    Luke Jones
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:50 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. This article is the first in a two part series in partnership with Thrive Magazine and Juico. I’m gonna start out right away by telling you that I’m no juicing expert. No sir-ee! I’m more someone who is a little juice-curious, probably a bit like you. Sure, […] The post A Simple Guide to Healthy Juicing appeared first on Health Room.
  • 10 Simple Things I Do (Almost) Everyday to Stay Healthy

    Luke Jones
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. I wanna start this article off by sharing with you a little secret. Here goes… I’m not always that healthy… I know, shocking right? This coming from the guy who runs a site that’s all about living healthily. Sure I’m sharing my ideas and my experiences with my articles, videos and Instagram images, but really […] The post 10 Simple Things I Do (Almost) Everyday to Stay Healthy appeared first on Health Room.
  • The Fascinating Truth About Childhood Trauma and Healthy Habits

    Luke Jones
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    This is a guest post by parenting, trauma and childhood behaviour expert Jane Evans. She recently teamed up with a company called Fink Cards and released a product that is centred around raising awareness of childhood trauma and its impacts. This article is all about the links between trauma and healthy habits. Over to Jane! You may wonder what my Parenting Impacted […] The post The Fascinating Truth About Childhood Trauma and Healthy Habits appeared first on Health Room.
  • The Health Room Q&A Series

    Luke Jones
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:52 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. If you happen to follow the Health Room YouTube Channel, you might have seen that I’ve recently started putting out a series of question and answer videos. If you’ve been watching them, you’ll know what they’re all about, but for those of you who haven’t had the […] The post The Health Room Q&A Series appeared first on Health Room.
  • 25 of the Best Nutrition, Fitness, Mindfulness, and Health Podcasts

    Luke Jones
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. I love podcasts. Aside from my own personal experiences, they’re without doubt my favourite way to gather information and deepen my understanding of all things healthy. I think it’s so cool that whenever you feel like it, you can download an hour long conversation (sometimes more), throw it onto your […] The post 25 of the Best Nutrition, Fitness, Mindfulness, and Health Podcasts appeared first on Health Room.
 
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    Vegan Snacks Nirvana

  • Enhance Your Vegan Diet With Beans

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
    When you tell people that you’re vegan, what’s the first thing they say? Of course, though you haven’t asked them for any nutritional or dietary advice at all, they’re immediately going to start in on you about how you can’t possibly get enough protein in your diet without consuming animal products. This is just flat-out wrong, though. With beans and some other protein-rich foods like avocados and almonds, you’ll run circles around most non-vegans’ diets. Beans are more than just “the musical fruit”. Though they get a bad rap for their effects on people’s flatulence, if…
  • Feel Refreshed With Cucumbers in Your Diet

    admin
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Did you know that a cucumber can wake you up and help you feel more alive, awake, and refreshed than a cup of coffee? It’s true. In addition to other vitamins and a high water content, cucumbers are really rich in B-complex vitamins, which are known to boost energy and refresh the body. As easy vegan snacks and healthy additions to meals go, cucumbers are a real no-brainer. And here’s a fun fact about cucumbers: they can keep your bathroom mirror from fogging up when you take a shower. It’s a weird trick, but it works. Just rub a slice of cucumber over your mirror, and you can take a…
  • Boost Your Vitamins and Minerals With Tomatoes

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 10:38 pm
    When it comes to nutrient-dense foods, you can’t do much better than tomatoes. These delicious vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and they’re high in water content, too. The benefits you can get from eating these amazing veggies range from heart health to decreased chances of cancer and more. And it’s incredibly easy to include tomatoes in any number of vegan snacks. If you’re feeling hungry between meals, you have a lot of delicious and highly nutritious options. And here’s a fun fact about tomatoes, too. You’ve no doubt heard that they are fruit,…
  • Why Everyone Loves Kale and You Should Too

    admin
    5 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    It seems like every year we see different foods come “into fashion” with nutritionists, dieticians, and the whole vegan community. Kale has been one of these popular foods for so long that it’s become the butt of a lot of jokes about vegans and trendy, healthy eaters, alike. The reason this vegetable is so popular, though, is that it really is a superfood that can boost your health in a number of ways. For example, did you know that the body can absorb more calcium from a serving of kale than a carton of milk? It’s so nutrient dense and so low in calories that you can easily…
  • An Apple a Day Really Does Keep the Doctor Away

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    When you were a kid, your mom probably packed an apple with your lunch when you went to school, right? Did you ever think, as you were biting into that delicious, crunchy fruit, that your mom was doing you a huge, healthy favor? Apples are one of the world’s healthiest foods. They’re great raw or cooked, and they can be incorporated into all kinds of meals, too. Did You Know…? One of the things that makes apples so versatile is that there are so many different flavors and varieties of apples to choose from. In fact, the smallest apples are just slightly larger than grapes, and the…
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  • Chipotle Cayenne Popcorn Recipe

    Jackie
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    Ever since I was little, popcorn has been one of my mom’s favorite snacks. Lunch, dinner, snack time? Doesn’t matter, she’s always down for popcorn. Unfortunately, her go-to popcorn snacks come from the microwave bags and are just plain not good for you. Luckily, she’s mostly moved on to a popcorn popper, but even then, the oil/seasoning/popcorn packets you get with them are pretty underwhelming. This is where Parma comes in; they have three awesome flavors: Original, Garlicky Green and Chipotle Cayenne. These vegan parmesan substitutes are made up of nuts, seeds and…
  • Summer Fruit Spring Rolls Recipe

    Chris
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:08 am
    You know it’s important to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor, but you also don’t have all day to prepare a meal. That’s why we teamed up with Jasmine from Sweet Simple Vegan to bring you this simple Sweet Summer Fruit Spring Roll recipe. Using only a handful of whole food ingredients, she whipped up this summer treat for you to enjoy!  Peanut Butter Pitaya Dipping Sauce: 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter (or about 1 1/3 tbsp peanut butter) 1/2 frozen pitaya packet (or about 1.25 oz pitaya), thawed 1 medjool date 1 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp fresh…
  • 5 Apps to Make You a Conscious Beauty Buyer

    Danielle
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Are you looking for clean, cruelty-free beauty products but don’t know how to identify them?  These 5 apps will do all the label-reading for you, making it easy as pie to be a conscious beauty buyer.  Take a few minutes to download them all and then have fun scanning the barcodes in your bathroom and in the beauty aisles! 1. Cruelty-Free  This minimalist app was created by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program and “provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the…
  • Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

    Jackie
    18 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Cookies make for the perfect, casual dessert. Lil’ morsels of baked, sweet goodness, in bite-sized pieces that are perfect for sharing — or not. These cookies have a special ingredient: Mini Peanot Cups. These tasty morsels come from the awesome people over at Premium Chocolatiers. They are nut free and allergy friendly, perfect for eating on their own or incorporating into awesome recipes much like this one. Even though the product itself is peanut-free, dairy-free, tree nut-free, and gluten-free, I’ve added three of those back into this recipe because I love them. ;)…
  • DIY Almond Milk Recipe

    Chris
    11 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    Have you ever wanted to make your own nut milk but it has appeared to be a daunting and labor-filled task? If so, you’re not alone! Fear not my friends, the Kitchezen Nutnet, now available in the Vegan Cuts marketplace and in the Vegan Cuts Vegan Starter Kit for a limited time, will be your favorite kitchen companion. In just a few simple steps, you will be enjoying fresh made nut milks that taste great and are even better for you than the milk you’ll find in store-bought cartons. Step 1: Take one cup of almonds and let soak in water for 6 – 8  hours. You can get away…
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