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  • The Anti-Hunting “Ban” in the UK: A Great Business Opportunity for Animal Welfare Groups

    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    Gary L. Francione
    18 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    In 2009, I wrote about how the supposed ban on fox hunting was very seriously flawed in a number of ways. After raising a great deal of money, welfarists succeeded in getting a “ban” that prohibited using hounds to hunt foxes but, among other things, allowed hunters to use hounds to follow a scent and to flush out a fox (or other wild animal) and and then shoot the animal or use a falcon to kill the animal. Those who supported fox hunting flouted the law and encouraged exploitation of all loopholes with the result that more foxes were being killed than before the…
  • Rhubarb Scones with Vegan Strawberry ‘Butter’

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    Chris Walker
    15 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    We enjoyed these delicious scones for our Sunday morning breakfast. They would also make a nice tea time treat or a special brunch. Yield: 6-8 scones Ingredients: for the scones: 3 stalks rhubarb, cut in small pieces 2½ cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar 8 tablespoons vegan margarine 2/3 cup soy yogurt (a bit more if needed) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for the vegan strawberry ‘butter': 5-6 fresh strawberries, cleaned and chopped ½ cup vegan margarine ¼ cup powdered sugar Directions: Clean and slice the rhubarb into small pieces. Place…
  • Animal Exploitation: Brought to You by “Animal Advocates”

    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    Gary L. Francione
    9 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    I regularly get newsletters from the Global Animal Partnership (GAP), about which I have written before. The most recent GAP newsletter features an interview with Wayne Langston, VP of Production for Panorama, Grass-fed Meats- a company based in California that sells Organic, 100% Grass-Fed beef, which has a Step 4 happy exploitation designation. (click to enlarge) The picture should be captioned: “Here we are with a victim of speciesism whom we will soon slaughter but it’s all okay because HSUS President Wayne Pacelle and Compassion in world Farming Director Leah Garces sit on…
  • 8 Reasons Why I Use Paprika

    Vegetarian Meal Plans (Simple!)
    Sherie
    15 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have stored recipes and meal plans on scraps of paper in drawers or binders, on notecards, in magazines, books, recipe manger applications and other databases.To date, my favorite application is Paprika Recipe Manager  The downside of the application is that a fee must be purchased for each type of device. Device Price per Paprika Website IPhone $4.99 IPad 4.99 Android 4.99 Kindle Fire 4.99 Nook Color 4.99 MAC 19.99 Windows 19.99 1 Exporting and Syncing FilesOf course, the upside is that the recipes, shopping lists, and meal plans can be seamlessly synced between each of the…
  • Super Thick Coconut Yogurt (the shortcut method!)

    Oh She Glows
    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    20 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Hi, my name is Angela and I’m in love with coconut meat. I also like shortcuts, so discovering frozen bags of coconut meat made me a bit giddy… When I first tried coconut meat I wasn’t sure if I liked it, but it totally grew on me. It’s lightly sweet, super filling (it packs 8g fibre per 1/2 cup!), and has this irresistible silky, smooth texture. I love just eating it on its own as well as making it into this shortcut “yogurt”. Adriana on the other hand…well let’s just say when I let her try some of the yogurt (a version with just coconut and water), she made a…
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  • USDA Seeks Public Comment for Better Animal Welfare Act Standards

    Lane
    1 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Below is a press release on a Rulemaking Petition submitted to the USDA promoting the psychological well-being of all primate species in labs that is consistent with new NIH standards for chimpanzees held for research. The comment period is now open. "USDA promulgating clear standards is critical to giving all primates in laboratories protections for […]
  • Does a Plant-based Diet Really Help Animals?

    Lane
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    I am happy to say that multiple reports seem to indicate that there is an increased awareness of veganism. More and more people are changing their diets are eating a plant-based diet or are eating less meat. But is eating a plant-based diet helping animals? This was discussed in an article today on National Public […]
  • Plant-based Diet Promoted by USDA

    Lane
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Move over Meatless-Monday. A school in California is about to become the first school to offer an all-vegan cafeteria for school meals. This is a private school. We had touched upon this some time ago. The MUSE School in Calabasas, California, will complete a transition to an all-vegan menu beginning in the fall. Here's a […]
  • Vegan diet benefits obese children, Cleveland Clinic study shows

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

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

    18 May 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Unless you have been hiding in a cave for the past little while, you know that aquafaba has taken the vegan world by storm. I have been experimenting with it for about two weeks and this was my first success. I used to make this pudding with eggs for my family when in my early teen years when I first caught the cooking and baking bug. This tastes exactly like I remember it--light and airy and not too sweet. I have used instant tapioca here to make the recipe as easy as possible, but I actually prefer small pearl tapioca for a little more texture. Use whatever tapioca you like making sure you…
  • Caramel Corn

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:54 pm
    I can't eat this tasty treat because of my Crohn's, but I have had rave reviews from friends and family alike. This recipe is pretty much like every other caramel corn recipe out there, except that it uses vegan margarine which is cheap and adds some salt to complement the sweetness. I also like the addition of vanilla extract to round out the flavour a bit more. It does use light corn syrup which some may want to avoid--I am guessing that you can use brown rice syrup instead but I have not tried it. Experiments with adding maple syrup led to a pronounced burnt sugar taste (the kids ate it…
  • Thai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

    15 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    This soup has Thai inspired undertones that let the roasted squash still be the star of the dish. You can make it as hot as you want with the Sriracha, and you can always add more lemongrass and ginger if you want those flavours to come through more.INGREDIENT- 2.5 lbs butternut squash- 3 dried New Mexico chiles, seeded and cut into pieces- 1 cup boiling water- 1 tsp coriander seeds- 3 tbsp coconut oil- 1 large onion, diced- 2 shallots, diced- 6 garlic cloves, chopped- 1 stalk lemongrass, minced- 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger- 4 cups vegetable stock- 1 tbsp brown sugar- 1 can light coconut…
  • Mexican Bread Pudding with Spiced Syrup

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

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

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    10 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    White-faced Capuchins, mother and child, in Costa Rica.  Photo by Sally KneidelMother orangutan with newborn, refuge in Borneo. Photo by Sally KneidelI wish a safe Mother's Day to all the wildlife mothers across the world.  Especially the world's primates, most of which are threatened or endangered.Primates are special, for me.  Most animal mothers don't provide any maternal care whatsoever.  Instead, they lay eggs and abandon them, never seeing their own babies. That includes most fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, crustaceans, etc.But birds and mammals do provide…
  • Monarchs have started their northward migration -- follow their progress!

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Monarchs have started their spring migration from Mexico to the United States and Canada.  These gorgeous butterflies migrate farther than any other butterfly, often more than 1000 miles!  They're reported to have left their Mexican wintering area on March 24 and crossed into Texas on April 2.  Took this pic on milkweed growing next to my house (not this year, they haven't reached my home state yet).If you grow lots of milkweed in your yard, some may stop there to lay eggs.   You can follow their progress on the website of Journey North, which posts frequent (weekly?)…
  • Zoning out after dining out at work

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    10 Nov 2013 | 7:40 am
    For years, I took a peanut butter sandwich to work every day for lunch, and I ate it alone. A PB sandwich was particularly easy to hold with one hand while I kept on grading papers and preparing labs or lessons. I chose that route so I could get home at a decent hour. I would've eaten dog food, or nothing, to accomplish that. I wasn't fast enough The only time I've ever dined out on workdays was at a high-pressure copy-editing job that I was offered on a temporary basis. I'd never done any copy-editing at all, so they hired me for a 2-week trial to test my speed and accuracy. Everyone else in…
  • Making the most of basil from your garden -- all year long

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    24 Aug 2013 | 11:40 am
    Ken's beloved pesto pizza, made from our garden   Garden plots can be finnicky. We've tried planting everything in our 20-year-old raised bed, but it seems to favor basil above all other hot-weather plants. One reason is the increasing amount of shade on the raised bed, from trees growing nearby. Most of the vegetables we plant there fail to flourish in the limited sunlight, but the basil tolerates the shade well.   So we cater to the basil in summer. We nurture the soil with compost, no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We cover the young basil plants with mesh to keep…
  • What should high fructose corn syrup make you mad?

    Sally Kneidel, PhD
    24 Aug 2013 | 9:24 am
    High-fructose corn syrup is the first ingredient of this popular pancake syrup, after water. Photo: Sally KneidelWhat is high-fructose corn syrup? Is it really dangerous to your health? Lots of health professionals and researchers say it is. Should you avoid it completely? Science writer Laura Bell of Science News just published a great article summarizing some of the latest buzz about high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). New research on its health effects is not entirely clear-cut, and those effects may depend on the genetics of the particular consumer. But Bell's article convinced me to…
 
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  • Greek Yogurt and Green Onion Dip/Spread

    20 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    I use this to replace sour cream for nachos, tacos, fajitas, baked potatoes....you get the idea.Greek Yogurt and Green Onion Dip/SpreadRating: 0Created: May 20, 2015 3:44:03 PM
  • Middle Eastern Baked Falafel

    20 May 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Pair this with a Yogurt-Tahini Sauce for a lighter, healthier classic version of falafel. 4 stars!Middle Eastern Baked FalafelRating: 0Created: May 20, 2015 3:41:31 PM
  • Alan's Vegetarian Vegan Bean and Rice Burger Mashup

    19 May 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Black beans, Pinto Beans and Brown Rice mixed with breadcrumbs, picante sauce and seasoned with chili powder, cumin, garlic, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper. I use this in BULK. Roll up your sleeves, and when you wash your hands, you might want to wash up to your elbows because you might be elbow deep in this when mixing it. I like to freeze this in 2-servings sizes in the freezer. This is very filling, so a little bit goes a long way. I used dry beans and dry brown rice. The measurements were all measured dry, so this ends up being quite a large amount of food. Feel free to divide for…
  • Blackened Salmon

    19 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
    A quick and delicious way to prepare fresh salmon. You could also use this preparation for shrimp or other meaty fish.Blackened SalmonRating: 0Created: May 19, 2015 7:24:37 PM
  • Quinoa/Lentil Falafels

    19 May 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Perfect for make ahead toddler (or adult!) lunches, these are packed with protein, nutrients, can be gluten free, easy to make a large batch of and freeze well. Their taste is reminiscent of falafels. They can easily be made vegan with the substitution of flax or chia "eggs."Quinoa/Lentil FalafelsRating: 0Created: May 19, 2015 7:15:26 PM
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  • Almond recipes, badam recipes, rich source of vitamin E

    22 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Almond recipes or badam recipes are useful as almonds are very good for health. They help you to keep young.
  • yogurt recipes, curd recipes, raita recipes, dessert recipes

    22 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    yogurt recipes, curd recipes, raita recipes, dessert recipes
  • Milk recipes, recipes with milk, dairy milk

    22 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    milk recipes, recipes with milk, dairy milk
  • Skinny Doesn't Mean Healthy Podcast

    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    TGIF!A new Meal Mentor podcast is up and ready for you!In this episode MJ (my copilot!) shares how being super skinny her entire life didn’t mean she was actually healthy! She also shares the very unconventional way she became vegetarian and how her birds-eye view of the healthcare industry (she supervises daily reports of diseases people have) reinforces her belief that healthcare is self care.MJ is also a mom, and she talks about raising her daughter vegetarian (but making it work with an omni in the house) and her thoughts on “kid foods.” (I love love LOVE her insight that kids…
  • One Pot Southwestern Risotto with Millet

    22 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    I’ve made this yummy one pot southwestern risotto with millet dish a couple times now for family and friends. It’s a quick and easy meal to make that you don’t have to spend much time on. In fact, most of the recipe is just waiting for the broth to soak in. This last time I... Read More » One Pot Southwestern Risotto with Millet is a post from: foodscape The post One Pot Southwestern Risotto with Millet appeared first on foodscape.
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  • Silent Sunday: Morning Dew

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    17 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Click the photo above to download the full size version. If you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large photo, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Start up with a fresh new morning every time you turn on your computer, and enjoy.
  • Gather Together

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Gather is much more than a place to eat, more carefully sourced, passionately created, and openly hospitable than the average eatery. Explicitly conceived as a means for connecting farmers, cooks, and diners with every bite, local and organic ingredients aren’t mere buzz words tossed around these vaulted ceilings, but honest mantras held in the highest regard. A certified LEED Platinum building in downtown Berkeley provides the foundation for this mission without missing a beat. Guests are invited to take a look into the open kitchen and watch the chefs in action, meticulously crafting…
  • Silent Sunday: Wine Country

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    10 May 2015 | 10:24 am
  • Read My Lips (Lippy Girl GIVEAWAY!)

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    7 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Makeup, hair, wardrobe, and modeling by Melisser Eliott. Makeup is far from my field of expertise. Though fascinated by it from an early age, that intrigue never translated into successful application, and my skills remain limited to the basics. Luckily, lipstick is one cosmetic option that even I can handle, which is why finding brands that are ethical and non-toxic has been imperative. Master makeup artist Melisser Elliot gets all the credit for hooking me up with Lippy Girl, and flaunting their “Son of a Brick” Vegocentric Organic Vegan Lipstick so stunningly in the above photo…
  • Market Fresh

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    4 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    Saturday mornings are the highlight of every week, bearing the promise of exciting adventures around this fine city, without arduous classes encumbering an already overloaded schedule. No matter where the day takes me, each new exploit always begins in the same place: The Ferry Building farmers market, arguably the most renowned year-round source for fresh produce in San Francisco proper, drawing locals and tourists alike. It would be easy to make a full meal of the generous samples, ranging from buttery avocados to sweet dark cherries, but there’s so much more than just fruits and…
 
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • CHEDDARY VEGAN ROASTED CORN AND CHIPOTLE CHOWDER

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    11 May 2015 | 7:37 pm
    This was a rather spur-of-the-moment soup, but we really enjoyed it.  I had one Field Roast Chipotle sausage left (we haven't been able to buy them in Canada for a while, so this was the end of my freezer stash) and I felt like making a corn chowder, so I decided to make a spicy one.  Then I thought of adding the jar of homemade Golden Cheesey Sauce to the pot and-- voilà a new family favorite has been born!The Golden Cheesey Sauce is an updated version of the "Golden Sauce" from my very first cookbook, circa 1994.  I've noticed that there are a number of new versions of…
  • MOIST & TENDER, LOWFAT WHOLE GRAIN VEGAN MAPLE OATMEAL MUFFINS (WITH AQUAFABA EGG REPLACER)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Aquafaba, in case you somehow haven't heard of it by now, is the viscous broth from canned or cooked chickpeas and it makes an excellent egg substitute in baking.  (It is so-named because the terms "bean juice" and "brine" just didn't sound appetizing to most of the posters on the facebook page mentioned in the next paragraph.) Use about 3 tablespoons per average egg, or 1/4 cup for a large egg (you don't have to whip it for this use-- just use in its liquid form).  This use for aquafaba as an egg replacer in baking was first posted by author/blogger, vegan cook extraordinaire…
  • PURPLE BARLEY & CHICKPEA SALAD; VEGAN RICOTTA, FETA & SUN-DRIED TOMATO SPREAD

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    We have a bulk food store in our nearest town now, and they carry an interesting array of whole grains.  One that caught my eye was "Purple Prairie Barley", so I bought a small amount. But I never got around to using it until a few days ago. I knew already that barley is a grain very low on the glycemic index, providing slow-acting, longer-lasting energy, and that it's a good source of soluble (viscous) fiber, too.  Purple barley has an added bonus in that it is a variety sometimes called “naked barley,” or hull-less barley, which doesn't need pearling, so it still has the…
  • MY NEW PALM-OIL-FREE RAINFOREST SHORTENING & NEW LOWER-FAT FLAKY VEGAN PASTRY

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
     UPDATE!  Jeannie, another Blogger, wrote and asked me how this shortening would work in a vegan "buttercream" frosting and how it would hold up at room temperature.  I didn't want to make a big dessert, since we overindulged at a family event over the last two days, so I made a very small version of my basic vegan "buttercream": 1/2 cup of the Rainforest Shortening, frozen and sliced into tiny cubes; 12 oz. organic powdered sugar, 5 tsp. non-dairy milk or other liquid of choice; 1 tsp. vanilla.  I beat it in an electric mixer until fluffy and left it at room…
  • AN OLD FAMILY FAVORITE LENTIL SOUP

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:20 pm
    I haven't been blogging for weeks now!  Between the holiday, granddchildren visiting, and getting over a cough that just doesn't want to quit, time has gotten away from me!Today I made this soup for our lunch.  I've been making it since the 1970's, but have never posted it, for some reason. Took it for granted, I guess. It's a soup version of Francis Moore Lappe's recipe for Lentils, Monastery Style in her ground-breaking book "Diet for a Small Planet", which was very influential in starting me on the road to vegetarianism. I have made a few changes over the years-- this…
 
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  • Skinny Doesn't Mean Healthy Podcast

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    TGIF!A new Meal Mentor podcast is up and ready for you!In this episode MJ (my copilot!) shares how being super skinny her entire life didn’t mean she was actually healthy! She also shares the very unconventional way she became vegetarian and how her birds-eye view of the healthcare industry (she supervises daily reports of diseases people have) reinforces her belief that healthcare is self care.MJ is also a mom, and she talks about raising her daughter vegetarian (but making it work with an omni in the house) and her thoughts on “kid foods.” (I love love LOVE her insight that kids…
  • Bistro Beet Burgers, Vegetable Manchurian Bites, Spinach Artichoke Dip Panini & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    A whole bunch of awesome is coming your way on this week's meal plan!Get ready for Bistro Beet Burgers (NEW!), Tuscany Pasta Salad (NEW!), Southwestern Breakfast Tacos (NEW!, indi) Vegetable Manchurian Bites (NEW!), Raspberry Grapefruit Blast (NEW!), and Spinach Artichoke Dip Panini (NEW!).The best part? They're all super healthy and super delicious!Vegetable Manchurian BitesIndividual HighlightsBistro Beet Burgers (NEW!)BBQ Slaw WrapVegetable Manchurian Bites (NEW!)Tuscany Pasta Salad (NEW!)Southwestern Breakfast Tacos (NEW!)Cuban BowlRaspberry Grapefruit Blast (NEW!)Pineapple & Black Bean…
  • Herbie of the Week: Claudia R (She's Over 50lbs Lighter & Off All Her Meds!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Claudia R!Claudia had always read up on healthy food, but when her and her two kids started traveling the country in an RV, they started to make poor food choices.After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2003, she began "treating" herself with food and her weight slowly started to increase. It wasn't until she heard lectures from T. Colin Campbell and Engine 2 that she finally decided to get healthy and adopt a plant-based diet.With the help of the meal plans, Claudia's gone on to lose over 50lbs, no longer takes any of her medications for high blood…
  • American Food Culture Podcast

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    15 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    TGIF!A new Meal Mentor podcast is up and ready for you!In this episode Sireesha (my copilot!) offers an interesting and thought-provoking perspective of American food culture. Originally from India (and vegetarian all her life!) Siri recalls her first impressions of American food while comparing and contrasting aspects of both cultures in terms of food staples, habits, and practices. There’s a lot we can learn from India’s traditions and every tidbit Siri shares will give you something to think about. (I also loved her insights and thoughts around oil and eating out!)Click here to listen.
  • Ratatouille Polenta Stacks, Benedict Crostini, Moroccan Stuffed Peppers & More

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    13 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    We've got 6 (SIX!) all new recipes coming at you on this week's meal plan!Delight your tastebuds with flavorful dishes like Citrusy Sriracha Spaghetti (NEW!), Moroccan Stuffed Bell Peppers (NEW!), Ratatouille Polenta Stacks (NEW!), Mexican Tortilla Salad (NEW!, indi) and Potato Lasagna Bowls (NEW!, fam).Also making a comeback this week: Lemon Drop Overnight Oats, BBQ Ranch Sweet Potato Pizza and Maple Peanut Soba Salad!Mexican Tortilla SaladIndividual Highlights Benedict Crostini (NEW!)BBQ Ranch Sweet Potato PizzaMoroccan Stuffed Peppers (NEW!)Southwestern Bean BurgersCitrusy Sriracha…
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    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

  • The Anti-Hunting “Ban” in the UK: A Great Business Opportunity for Animal Welfare Groups

    Gary L. Francione
    18 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    In 2009, I wrote about how the supposed ban on fox hunting was very seriously flawed in a number of ways. After raising a great deal of money, welfarists succeeded in getting a “ban” that prohibited using hounds to hunt foxes but, among other things, allowed hunters to use hounds to follow a scent and to flush out a fox (or other wild animal) and and then shoot the animal or use a falcon to kill the animal. Those who supported fox hunting flouted the law and encouraged exploitation of all loopholes with the result that more foxes were being killed than before the…
  • Animal Exploitation: Brought to You by “Animal Advocates”

    Gary L. Francione
    9 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    I regularly get newsletters from the Global Animal Partnership (GAP), about which I have written before. The most recent GAP newsletter features an interview with Wayne Langston, VP of Production for Panorama, Grass-fed Meats- a company based in California that sells Organic, 100% Grass-Fed beef, which has a Step 4 happy exploitation designation. (click to enlarge) The picture should be captioned: “Here we are with a victim of speciesism whom we will soon slaughter but it’s all okay because HSUS President Wayne Pacelle and Compassion in world Farming Director Leah Garces sit on…
  • “Journeys” Into Speciesism

    Gary L. Francione
    14 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    For some reason that eludes me, some animal advocates believe that because it took them a while to go vegan, the position of the animal rights movement should be that individual “journeys” are just fine. But that is absurd. Imagine someone saying, “It took me a while to stop being a racist so I think that the civil rights movement should promote the idea that it’s fine for everyone to learn to embrace equality at their own pace. If someone thinks that it’s okay to discriminate against people of color, we cannot make judgments. To say that equality is an…
  • The Ringling Circus Elephants: Another “Victory” That Isn’t

    Gary L. Francione
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    According to the animal welfare corporations, the decision to remove elephants from the Ringling Circus in three years represents a victory of monumental proportions. In fact, I received this email (my email program thought it was a “scam”!) from Paul Shapiro of HSUS, who, quoting no less a figure than Nelson Mandela, declared it to be a “historic announcement”: (click to enlarge) I have been expressing my view that to call this a “victory” is beyond absurd and I have gotten the usual reaction from “animal people” who are so taken in by the…
  • Is Veganism Elitist? No. But Nonveganism Is!

    Gary L. Francione
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    A purported objection to veganism I’ve heard about 12 million times: “But veganism is elitist.” What complete nonsense. Elitism involves promoting a perceived superiority of some sort. It involves the idea of according less moral value to the “inferior.” As 2 seconds of thinking make clear, veganism is not elitist in any way. On the contrary. Veganism is about rejecting the idea that it’s morally acceptable to exploit sentient nonhumans because they are “inferior.” Nonvegans believe in the “inferiority” of animals. It is they who…
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    A Humane Nation

  • Breaking News: Walmart, Nation’s Biggest Food Seller, Adopts Five Freedom Principles for Farm Animals

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Walmart singles out the confinement of sows in gestation crates, hens in battery cages, and calves in veal crates as practices that must end. Photo by Jason Mann/iStockphotoThis morning, Walmart, one of the world’s biggest companies – and the nation’s biggest food seller by a long shot – announced it has adopted the “five freedoms” principles for farm animals, effectively renouncing the use of extreme confinement and other abusive practices in animal agriculture, and signaling an extraordinary change in agriculture in America. Precisely because it’s Walmart, this is the most…
  • A Second Federal Court Upholds Key Law to Crack Down on Sales of Dogs from Puppy Mills

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 May 2015 | 11:45 am
    A number of pet stores have converted to a new humane business model with the help of The HSUS's Puppy Friendly Pet Stores initiative. Two locations of Alsip Home & Nursery store, in Illinois and Indiana, have adopted out nearly 2,000 dogs in less than two years. Photo by John Moyer/The HSUSMore good news from the federal courts – this time on our crusade to crack down on the exploitation of dogs by the puppy mill industry. Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a legal challenge to Cook County’s ordinance that restricts the sale of puppies from…
  • Sportsmen’s Act, or Poachers’ Act?

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The SHARE Act adds “trapping” to the definition of hunting, which would open up millions of acres of land to trapping. Each year, millions of animals, including pets, are killed in painful traps. Above, a bobcat ensnared in a leghold trap being cared for at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, Calif. Photo by Christine Jensen/The HSUSIf you thought the Senate version of the Sportsmen’s Act – which was the subject of a recent hearing – was awful, the House version that was examined in committee today is even worse. The House version is called the “Sportsmen’s Heritage…
  • Only North Carolina Governor Can Now Stop Ag-Gag Measure

    Wayne Pacelle
    19 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The cleverly disguised ag-gag measure that is now headed for the North Carolina governor's desk will make it harder to document animal abuse and other problems on puppy mills and factory farms. Above, dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Rutherford County, N.C. Photo by Jason E. Miczek/AP Images for The HSUSNorth Carolina has been the stage for the largest number of HSUS deployments with law enforcement to rescue dogs from squalid, overcrowded puppy mills. In the last four years, we’ve conducted 20 puppy mill raids, partnering with dedicated local animal welfare organizations, and reminding…
  • A New Boxer Rebellion Needed in China

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    This past weekend, there were protests against the dog meat trade in 15 Chinese cities. A good deal of the credit for this shift goes to Humane Society International and its local partners, which are part of a swelling animal protection movement in the world’s largest nation. Photo by VShineI’m excited to share more good news in the tough fight to rid China of the cruel dog meat trade. This past weekend, Guangdong and Heilongjiang, normally home to two of China’s biggest dog meat markets, and 13 other cities played host instead to massive protests against the dog meat trade – each one…
 
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  • Rhubarb Scones with Vegan Strawberry ‘Butter’

    Chris Walker
    15 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    We enjoyed these delicious scones for our Sunday morning breakfast. They would also make a nice tea time treat or a special brunch. Yield: 6-8 scones Ingredients: for the scones: 3 stalks rhubarb, cut in small pieces 2½ cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar 8 tablespoons vegan margarine 2/3 cup soy yogurt (a bit more if needed) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for the vegan strawberry ‘butter': 5-6 fresh strawberries, cleaned and chopped ½ cup vegan margarine ¼ cup powdered sugar Directions: Clean and slice the rhubarb into small pieces. Place…
  • Seitan Tikka Masala

    Chris Walker
    12 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Tikka Masala is a British/Indian meal that is quite popular and very tasty. It is usually made with chicken, but here we offer a delicious vegan version with seitan. It would also work well with tempeh or tofu. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the marinade: 6 tablespoons soy yogurt 2 generous teaspoons garam masala 1 teaspoon cumin juice from 1 lemon 4-6 cloves garlic, minced One 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated 16 ounces seitan, cut in large bite-sized pieces for the sauce: 2 onions, chopped 1-2 fresh red chilli peppers or chilli pepper flakes handful fresh coriander leaves 1…
  • Vegan Rhubarb Banana Crisp

    Chris Walker
    8 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    It was slightly cool and rainy today, so this warm sweet crisp tasted great. Rhubarb and bananas pair well together. It’s a quick and easy crisp to make. You can use either fresh or frozen rhubarb. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the bottom layer: 5 cups rhubarb 3 bananas 2 tablespoons flour 1/3 cup sugar for the streusel topping: 3/4 cup oats 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar (we used 1/4 cup light brown sugar and 1/4 white) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon pinch salt 1/3 cup non-dairy margarine Directions: Wash the rhubarb and cut away the leaves as they are poisonous. Slice the rhubarb is 1/4-1/2…
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Salad with a Rhubarb and Redcurrant Vinaigrette

    Chris Walker
    1 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    As rhubarb season is just beginning, we were happy to enjoy this delicious salad dressed with a special vinaigrette. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 cauliflower 1 cup puy lentils 1 teaspoon cumin 1 clove garlic, minced handful chives, chopped for the vinaigrette: 2 stalks rhubarb 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ cup redcurrant syrup or jam ½ teaspoon mustard 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil pinch salt and pepper Directions: Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Place the cauliflower pieces on a cookie sheet prepared with baking parchment. Drizzle a bit of…
  • Vegan Veggie Spread for Bagels and Other Breads

    Chris Walker
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    This easy spread is one of our favorites to put on bagels. It is also lovely on other rolls or breads. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1-½ cup pureed tofu 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ small onion, pureed with tofu ¼ cup celery, diced ¼ cup carrot, grated pinch garlic powder pinch salt pinch black pepper tiny pinch cayenne pepper Directions: Puree the tofu. Add the lemon juice and onion (chopped) and again puree to a smooth consistency. Place the tofu in a medium bowl. Add the garlic powder, salt, black pepper and optional cayenne pepper and mix well. Dice the celery and grate the carrot. Add…
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    Vegan Fusion
    3 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Please visit our main website: http://www.veganfusion.com to learn more about our courses, and to sign up for our free newsletter where we send out delicious recipes and tips on living an inspired life.
  • Going Green with Vegan Cuisine by Mark Reinfeld

    Vegan Fusion
    5 Dec 2010 | 1:08 am
    A UN report entitled “Livestock’s Long Shadow” indicates that livestock production contributes to more greenhouse gasses than the entire world’s transportation industry combined. That’s a lot of gas! In addition to the global warming angle, there is a convincing case for switching to plant-based foods when you consider the following: The environmental impact of a vegan diet is a fraction of that of a meat-based one. According to Conservation International, the average carbon emissions from an animal product based diet are 11 tons per year per person. The average emissions on a…
  • 10-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive, Seattle WA

    Vegan Fusion
    9 Nov 2010 | 9:59 pm
    May 9th – 13th & 16th – 20th, 2011 Seattle, Washington We are very excited to be returning to Seattle for the third time to offer our popular 10-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive   Prepare to transform your life and take your cooking abilities to the next level! Please join us in the Emerald City for a two-week immersion into the world of vegan and raw food cuisine * Experience greater confidence in the kitchen * Save money by learning how to prepare more delicious and healthy cuisine on your own * Learn new tips and tricks that will greatly enhance your culinary…
  • 5-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive – Portland, OR

    Vegan Fusion
    9 Nov 2010 | 9:44 pm
    May 27th – 31st, 2011 Portland, Oregon Please join us in the Pacific Northwest for a 5-day immersion into the world of vegan and raw food cuisine   Prepare to transform your life and take your cooking abilities to the next level! * Experience greater confidence in the kitchen * Save money by learning how to prepare more delicious and healthy cuisine on your own * Learn new tips and tricks that will greatly enhance your culinary abilities * Connect with others who share a similar interest in vegan and raw foods * Deepen your knowledge of the healing qualities of vegan foods *…
  • 10-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive – Honolulu, Hawaii

    Vegan Fusion
    4 Sep 2010 | 11:55 am
    January 10th – 14th & 17th – 21st Oahu, Hawaii Join us in tropical paradise complete with an ocean view for a two-week immersion into the world of vegan and raw food cuisine! Prepare to transform your life and take your cooking abilities to the next level! * Experience greater confidence in the kitchen * Save money by learning how to prepare more delicious and healthy cuisine on your own * Learn new tips and tricks that will greatly enhance your culinary abilities * Connect with others who share a similar interest in vegan and raw foods * Deepen your knowledge of the healing…
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    Vegetarian Meal Plans (Simple!)

  • Leftovers - Worse or Better

    Sherie
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Some of our leftovers lose their flavor, become, wilted, or mushy. Other leftovers improve.Gizmodo describes some of the things that can go wrong:Proteins can relax and release elements, such as iron, that create a “cardboard”.Water that is inside ingredients, such as the vegetables, is released and turns the food soggy.Enzymes turn food rancid, bitter, and slimy.On the other hand, as Forbes  describes, leftovers can taste better than the fresh:When the dish includes multiple aromatic ingredients (such as onions, garlic, peppers, and herbs), the flavors mellow and…
  • 8 Reasons Why I Use Paprika

    Sherie
    15 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have stored recipes and meal plans on scraps of paper in drawers or binders, on notecards, in magazines, books, recipe manger applications and other databases.To date, my favorite application is Paprika Recipe Manager  The downside of the application is that a fee must be purchased for each type of device. Device Price per Paprika Website IPhone $4.99 IPad 4.99 Android 4.99 Kindle Fire 4.99 Nook Color 4.99 MAC 19.99 Windows 19.99 1 Exporting and Syncing FilesOf course, the upside is that the recipes, shopping lists, and meal plans can be seamlessly synced between each of the…
  • Harvard University’s Healthy Eating Plate

    Sherie
    8 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Source of graphic:  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate-vs-usda-myplate/Comparison of Harvard's Plate and Food Patterns of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee:Harvard recommends 1 to 2 servings of dairy per day.The Mediterranean Food Pattern includes 2 cups of dairy per day for adults.The US Food Pattern and the Vegetarian Food Pattern (in the "Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Committee) include 3 cups of dairy per day.Harvard’s explanation for their dairy recommendation:The Healthy Eating Plate encourages consumers to drink…
  • Scientific Report of the Dietary Advisory Committee, 2015

    Sherie
    1 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Source of clip art: MyPate.govIn January 2015, the"Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Advisory Committee" was released.( see Note 1)The report (Part D, Chapter 2) restates findings of the 2010 committee, including the following statements:   Prior to 2010, the DGAC focused on specific nutrients, foods, and their relationship to health outcomes.When consumed in the recommended amounts, the food groups provide important nutrients.However, it is not possible to separate the effects of individual nutrients and foods. (Nutrients are interdependent and the presence or absence of one impacts…
  • Oscars of the Food World

    Sherie
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Awards are announced on two dates - the first of which begins in a few hours.The first to be announced, today (April 24th) areBookBroadcastJournalismThose to be announced on May 4th areAmerican ClassicsHumanitiesLeadershipLifetimeRestaurant and ChefRestaurant Design and GraphicsWho’s Who of Food and Beverage in AmericaVegetable Focused and Vegetarian is a subcategory of the Book.In 2013, the nominees wereMorgan, Diane. Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More than 225 Recipes. (Winner)Natkin, MichaelHerbivorcious: A flavor Revolution with 150…
 
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    Veg Inspirations

  • Vegan Lemon Quinoa Bean Salad

    Usha R
    12 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Spring has sprung and along with frequent showers, blooming flowers and warm weather it has also brought back my craving for salads. Throughout the cold months of fall and winter, I crave soups and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Katrikai Rasavangi ~ Vegan Eggplant Lentil Curry

    Usha R
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    Its been a while since I posted in this space.  Ever since I opened my online jewelry store I have been super busy with setting it up and even though I have made some really interesting recipes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chocolate chip cookies made healthier ~ Egg free, butter free chocolate chip cookies.......and an announcement !!

    Usha R
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    First let me share my big news. Ever since I made some jewelry for the first time a few years back, I have been hooked onto it.  Before I knew it, making jewelry became a very important part of my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sprouted Mung Bhel ~ Moong Bhel Puri ~ Sprouted Mung bean salad

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

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

  • Meet Genesis Butler, an 8-year-old vegan who is brilliant,...

    laurahooperb
    21 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    Meet Genesis Butler, an 8-year-old vegan who is brilliant, adorable, and beyond reproach. She’s delivering her support for Meatless Mondays in Long Beach, Calif., and she is SPOT THE EFF ON. (I didn’t swear because a child is present.)I love everything about this video, except councilwoman Stacy Rose Mongo. This dummy thinks that issuing a city council declaration means that the vegan police will go into every restaurant on Monday and burn their meat supply. No, dummy. It’s merely encouraging restaurants to serve up more veg options on Mondays and get people to eat them. The smart…
  • NYC: Cocktails and Cow Tails benefit is June 3rd!

    youtalkfunny
    21 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Left: Barbie, found hiding under a car in Brooklyn; Right: the late great Rambo, king among sheep. Catskill Animal Sanctuary is having a fundraiser the first week of June and YOU can go! We at Vegansaurus LOVE Catskill Animal Sanctuary because not only do they rescue amazing animals in need, they are super vegan! They hella promote a vegan lifestyle and vegan cooking. That’s what we like to see!Ticket price is $100, but it is a fundraiser after all. And the event will feature all-vegan hors d’oeuvres by CAS’ own chef! PLUS BOOZE. There will also be a silent…
  • Sign this petition to stop the export of billions of gallons of California's water!

    seriousmeaveness
    18 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    Kip Andersen, the director of Cowspiracy, is very concerned about the effects of animal agriculture on the environment. Like, extremely concerned. Check out his petition on Change.org! Kip says:When I learned that the fracking industry — despite the drought — used 70  million gallons of water last year alone, I was stunned. When I learned that the Nestlé bottled water corporation is taking hundreds of millions of gallons of California’s water to sell it back to the population, I got angry. But, when I learned that animal agriculture in California is using a staggering amount of…
  • Hi my friends! Time to look inside last month’s Vegan Cuts...

    youtalkfunny
    14 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Hi my friends! Time to look inside last month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box!Well there was the cutest bug spray stuff, Bug-a-Boo. It says it’s a non-toxic alternative to those scary bug sprays and it smells like rosemary! Count me in! I know it’s not very vegan of me to say but I HATE bugs. They haunt me in my dreams. Oy vey. There was also a nice lipgloss from Emani, organic sunblock, and Peta Fresh organics scale treatment conditioner. But the hot item in the office was the Mermaid Sea Salt hair spray from Captain Blankenship! See you next month!I got this for free but if you want to try…
  • May 20th: Vegan Beauty Affair!

    youtalkfunny
    14 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    Hello you pals of mine! There’s a fun event in NYC next week: Vegan Beauty Affair! It’s brought to you by the fabulous people of Meow Meow Tweet and NYC Vegan Shop-up! And it’s at Spreadhouse, which I desperately want to go to. Vegan beauty products+vegan donuts?? THOSE ARE ALL MY FAVORITE THINGS!More info:Vegan Beauty Affair is a seasonal showcase of the finest vegan and cruelty-free beauty brands and products using natural, safe and sustainable ingredients.Picture this: Summer makeup demos, a bitters-making demo with Field Apothecary + Verdant Beauty, a hair braiding station, fresh…
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    Incredible Smoothies

  • Green Smoothies For Allergy Sufferers

    Tracy Russell
    11 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    One of the first things I noticed after drinking green smoothies for a while was that my seasonal allergy symptoms were greatly reduced. I no longer suffered sudden onset allergy attacks out of the blue. I have heard stories from many others who have had the same results. While there is limited research on foods that show therapeutic effects for seasonal allergy sufferers, there are some recommendations based on both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence that may prove beneficial. In a study published in the journal Thorax, a Mediterranean diet was analyzed among children in a population…
  • Banana-Cashew Green Smoothie Recipe

    Tracy Russell
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    I love this green smoothie recipe! I’ve used this recipe in a few of my green smoothie challenges and it was so popular, I added it my RESET 28 Program for Energy & Weight Loss. This delicious recipe is a great way to add some healthy fats to your smoothie. Cashews contain omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health. They are also an excellent source of minerals. You don’t need a lot to get the amazing health benefits of cashews. I added 1/4 a cup of whole, raw cashews to this smoothie. I complemented the flavor of this smoothie with fresh ginger, which also helps aid…
  • Nut Milk Recipes

    Tracy Russell
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:42 am
    Making your own homemade nut milks in your blender is actually quite easy. I was reluctant to do it for the longest time. Then I finally made my own almond milk and was shocked at just how easy it is! DIY Nut Milk Recipes (And A Bonus Recipe For Rejuvelac) Why Make Your Own Nut Milks Store bought plant milks are not as fresh as homemade. They can also contain additives (preservatives, stabilizers), chemical residues from the packaging, and many are sweetened with added sugars that are simply not good for you. When you make your own nut milks, however, you know exactly what is in your almond…
  • Is The Sugar In Fruit Bad For You?

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

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

  • Cat Rescue: The Story of Tully Banks

    KD Traegner
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I've got to tell you about this cat rescue and about how a cat walking into oncoming traffic changed everything. Cliché, I know. Still true. The post Cat Rescue: The Story of Tully Banks appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • Cheezy Raw Kale Chips

    KD Traegner
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ever since I took my first bite of raw kale chips at the farmers market I was hooked. These kale chips are cheezy crunchy goodness in your mouth. The post Cheezy Raw Kale Chips appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • Ricky Gervais, Trophy Hunters, Cheese, & Speciesism

    Daria Zeoli
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    I don't like trophy hunting any more than Ricky Gervais does. But how do we get Gervais and his supporters to see it from another side? The post Ricky Gervais, Trophy Hunters, Cheese, & Speciesism appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • Veganism & the Environment (INFOGRAPHIC)

    KD Traegner
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Raising animals for food is the greatest source of destruction to our environment. Let me show you how veganism & the environment are connected. The post Veganism & the Environment (INFOGRAPHIC) appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
  • Earth Day: Meaningful Change Begins on Your Plate

    Daria Zeoli
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    In all the Earth Day hubbub, please don't forget: meaningful change starts (just as peace does) on your plate. The post Earth Day: Meaningful Change Begins on Your Plate appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
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    Vegan Mainstream

  • 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.
  • Serving up vegan love with LOVE FED

    Emma Larocque
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    What is more nurturing to us on a daily basis than good food can be? What has always made Grandma's cookies or favorite home-style meals so special? It's not just the physical ingredients - it's the vibration of love that makes it so unique. And so Christina Ross's new book Love Fed: Purely Decadent Simply Raw, Plant-Based Desserts came to me at a good time in my life. The post Serving up vegan love with LOVE FED appeared first on Vegan Mainstream.
  • Jump Aboard the Vegiterranean Ship!

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

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

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

  • Vegan Travel : Nantucket Daffodil Festival With Vegan Meals

    VeganWorldTrekker
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    I never need an excuse to visit Nantucket. It is my favorite destination in the entire USA! However, I had never attended a particular annual Nantucket event. The Daffodil Festival is held every April on the island of Nantucket, off the coast of southern Massachusetts. “Everything that is daffodil” can be observed during this weekend festival! This year, I decided to visit the island to experience this time honored ritual. The fast ferry from Hyannis brought me to the island in about one hours time. As we pulled into the harbor, the first sight that caught my eye, was the daffodil…
  • Newark Cherry Blossom Festival and Vegan Meals

    VeganWorldTrekker
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Every April, thousands of cherry blossom trees bloom across eastern United States. A little known fact is that the state of New Jersey can boast of having the greatest number of cherry blossom trees in the entire country! Newark, New Jersey is home to Branch Brook Park where the vast majority of these trees reside. A thousand cherry blossom trees are being planted this year, bringing the grand total to 5,000! These blossoming trees have always piqued my curiosity, so this year I decided to pay a visit. My journey began from the bus station in Boston, Massachusetts; arriving four and a half…
  • Cute&Fuzzy Animals Around The World Part#1-Penguins

    VeganWorldTrekker
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    We all love animals. This especially holds true for us vegans. So it comes as no surprise when we are captivated by the sight of the local wildlife wherever we may travel across this vast world of ours. I hold such fond memories of my vacation to Capetown, South Africa a few years ago. One of the indigenous animals that captured my heart, was the penguins! There are few places in the world that penguins may call “home”. The southern region of South Africa is indeed one of them. My itinerary included a must-see visit to Boulder’s Beach where the penguin colony is found. From…
  • My 10 Tips For New Vegan Travelers

    VeganWorldTrekker
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Many would-be travelers tell me that they hesitate visiting particular locations, in fear of not finding enough suitable meal options for a vegan. My response is always emphatically “Don’t worry! I have found INCREDIBLE vegan dining in countries where you would not expect it”! Honestly, there is no good reason these days to avoid any destination because of the dining scene you expect to find there. I have compiled a list of ten tips to consider, in planning your next overseas holiday. These tips, based on my travel experiences, illustrate just how “first time”…
  • Livin’ It Up Vegan-Style at the “Women In Travel Summit”

    VeganWorldTrekker
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Travel enthusiasts. Travel bloggers. Travel entrepreneurs. I spent the past weekend with a lovely group of ladies who shared one particular trait: their passion for all things travel-related! The event that gathered us together was the “Women in Travel Summit” held in historic Boston, Massachusetts. Three hundred women from across the USA and the world eagerly awaited the weekend’s festivities, workshops, and networking with like minds. As a vegan, I was to be especially thrilled throughout the weekend to discover vegan-friendly travel items, a vegan lunch upon request, and…
 
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    Vegan Mainstream

  • 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.
  • Serving up vegan love with LOVE FED

    Emma Larocque
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    What is more nurturing to us on a daily basis than good food can be? What has always made Grandma's cookies or favorite home-style meals so special? It's not just the physical ingredients - it's the vibration of love that makes it so unique. And so Christina Ross's new book Love Fed: Purely Decadent Simply Raw, Plant-Based Desserts came to me at a good time in my life. The post Serving up vegan love with LOVE FED appeared first on Vegan Mainstream.
  • Jump Aboard the Vegiterranean Ship!

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

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

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

  • Want to become a vegan lifestyle coach? $250 discount on tuition!

    JL Fields
    19 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Next month marks a special occasion: my three-year anniversary as a  Main Street Vegan Academy vegan lifestyle coach and educator. I realized this when chatting with Victoria Moran recently. Victoria is the author of numerous books, including Main Street Vegan and most recently the The Good Karma Diet (enter to win a copy of her book here), She launched her vegan lifestyle coach and educator Academy in 2012 and I’m honored to have attended the inaugural training. I wrote about that experience here on the blog: Day 1: Main Street Vegan Academy Day 2: Main Street Vegan Academy…
  • Vegan News You Can Use (5/17/15)

    JL Fields
    17 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    Vegan news you can use (5/17/15) Vegan doc emphasizes lifestyle Eating his veggies: Nine-year-old vegan Dane Showalter would not have it any other way Adopting a vegan diet has helped an Irish golfer to edge closer to the European Tour Moby maps his road to veganism I’m going vegetarian 3 times a week says Jamie Oliver (who’s got a vegetarian book coming out) 18 Comfort Food Recipes, Gone Vegan Scrumptious recipes for going vegan Ten spots for vegetarian and vegan food in Vegas NYC To Get New Upscale Vegan Eatery This Summer (NY) Student says Cal Poly Pomona is trying to silence…
  • “Liven Things Up” from The Good Karma Diet by Victoria Moran

    JL Fields
    15 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Today I’m delighted to share an excerpt from The Good Karma Diet by my friend, mentor, and colleague Victoria Moran. This is the kind of diet I can get behind. Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of this terrific book (below)!~JL Excerpt from “Liven Things Up” The Good Karma Diet By Victoria Moran When my daughter, Adair, was a tween and teen, we devoted two weeks every summer to eating only raw food: fruits, salads, crudités, and sprouts; dressings, dips, pâtés, and cheeses made from nuts and seeds; vegetable juices and creamy smoothies. When a friend asked her why we…
  • Break out the pressure cooker for World Hummus Day! (Recipe)

    JL Fields
    13 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Well, what do you know? May 13 is World Hummus Day! Listen, I love a puréed legume as much as the next person. And I have made a variety of hummus recipes: Pea Hummus Edamame Hummus Lentil Hummus Black and Green Hummus Asian-Adzuki Bean Hummus Spicy Red Hummus Sprouted Chickpea Hummus (Raw) But this traditional chickpea hummus from Vegan Pressure Cooking: Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes remains my all-time favorite. In honor of World Hummus Day, I’m sharing it with you today! PHOTO: Kate Lewis From the book: The first time I made traditional hummus in the pressure cooker…
  • TODAY: Vegan Pressure Cooking on Kindle for only .99¢!

    JL Fields
    12 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    The Amazon Kindle Vegan Event is here! Get Vegan Pressure Cooking (and 11 other vegan titles) for only .99¢!   Once you pick up your copy, I’d love for you to leave a review on Amazon (review for Kindle here and paperback here). Thank you! The post TODAY: Vegan Pressure Cooking on Kindle for only .99¢! appeared first on JL goes Vegan.
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    I Eat Grass

  • The Science Behind: The Man Bun

    IEG
    21 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Hannah Johnson, iEG contributor There is nothing I like more in life than a good man bun. And by man bun, I mean luscious locks pulled into a topknot- not the other type of buns, (get your head out of the gutter)! My friends joke of my obsession, sending me sneaky Snapchats of man buns they see around campus and sending me Buzzfeed quizzes about which celebrity man bun you are. That is true friendship! When another celebrity starts to grow a man bun, from Kit Harington to Jake Gyllenhaal, I cheer with happiness, as yet another man joins the  movement. There is nothing sexier than a man…
  • Sausage and Gravy with Jalapeño Cheese Biscuits

    IEG
    20 May 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Erica Veal, iEG contributor My grandfather was a phenomenal cook. It was something that was both innate and the result of watching his grandfather, who was also revered for his food. One of the secrets for his grandfather’s buttermilk recipe was a “bowl” that he carved to mix his dough in. Decades after his grandfather’s passing, this bowl made it’s way to my grandfather’s kitchen, where he continued to whip up the best buttermilk biscuits.  My grandmother would always ask me what I wanted to receive upon my grandparents passing, and my answer was always…
  • Leila’s Mushroom Meatballs

    IEG
    19 May 2015 | 8:28 pm
    These little babes blew my socks off. There is something undeniably meaty about mushrooms and, as an ex-meat fanatic, this is excellent news. I chose to serve them with salad and the roasted red pepper sauce which was featured in my last YouTube tutorial,but you can do whatever you see fit, (although my way is the best because I’m the queen of everything la la la). They work equally well as burgers, which is great for the upcoming summer months. (One week at a push if you’re in the UK)… LETS GO! Whatcha gonna need? 2 + ½ cups of diced mushrooms– (I used Chestnut, but it doesn’t…
  • Top 5 Vegan Beauty Finds: TARGET!

    Amarie Halley
    16 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Alright, everyone. We all want to find the best cruelty-free gear we can, and we also all know it’s even better when you aren’t splitting your daily-life items shopping up between Amazon, specialty stores, and Etsy… So, today, let’s see what we can get right off the shelves at Target! Kiss My Face: Aerosol Lotion Spray Ladies, Kiss My Face has a new aerosol lotion spray! I’ve seen these sprays start to pop up and I cannot say how excited I’ve become each time I’ve seen a more natural and cruelty-free company come out with one. Lavender happens to be…
  • The Lusty Vegan: 8 Nice Things To Do For Your Partner This Weekend

    Zoe Eisenberg
    15 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Ideally, we do nice things for our partners all the time. However, as we move away from the exciting newness of a relationship and into a more routine companionship, we often also move away from those 45 minute back rubs and lyrical love letters. The more complicated life gets (I see you, mortgage payments), the more likely we are to swap selfless romantic gestures for sweatpants and 45 minutes of scrolling our Instagram feed on the couch. This weekend, make a point to do something extra special for your partner. Below are some suggestions. Bonus points if you manage to nail them all. Take…
 
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    Oh She Glows

  • Super Thick Coconut Yogurt (the shortcut method!)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    20 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Hi, my name is Angela and I’m in love with coconut meat. I also like shortcuts, so discovering frozen bags of coconut meat made me a bit giddy… When I first tried coconut meat I wasn’t sure if I liked it, but it totally grew on me. It’s lightly sweet, super filling (it packs 8g fibre per 1/2 cup!), and has this irresistible silky, smooth texture. I love just eating it on its own as well as making it into this shortcut “yogurt”. Adriana on the other hand…well let’s just say when I let her try some of the yogurt (a version with just coconut and water), she made a…
  • Cookbook #2 News To Share + Updates!

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    12 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    photo credit: Ashley McLaughlin (left), Laura Ramos (right) Good morning! I’m excited for today’s post. There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes over here so I want to share some recent news with you. Shortly after my first cookbook launched last March, I was offered to write second and third cookbooks. To say that I felt grateful is an understatement. However, my energy levels were pretty shot after a recent move, house renovation, the first trimester of pregnancy, and book launch. I knew I wanted to create another book someday, but I also knew the timing had to be right. Would I…
  • Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen: An Interview with Kathy Patalsky

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    3 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    Hello beautiful month of May! Are you as pumped for a new month as I am? I’m looking forward to this month a lot. For starters, I get to celebrate my first Mother’s Day with Adriana, Eric, and my mom who is flying out this week for a visit. I’m so darn excited. Adriana has changed so much since we were there visiting over Christmas. Eric and I are also going on our first date night since becoming parents (!), thanks to my mom babysitting while she’s here. The following week is my birthday which brings visits with friends and family, including meeting our new cousin. Then we’re…
  • Banoffee Pie from My New Roots

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    I’m preparing to host my very first Easter dinner tomorrow – a totally plant-based menu with all the fixins! Go big or go home, I say. Usually we go to my in-laws for Easter, but this year my sister-in-law had to stay close to home for an event so we offered to host. I’m making a ridiculous amount of food including many recipes from my next cookbook. So pumped. I just need to scrounge together enough chairs and pray that we all fit at our table! Ok, that is definitely not happening…but what would a big family get together be without a kids table?! Cooking has been more fun than…
  • Food For Thought

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    Since I announced my pregnancy last year, I’ve been asked quite often whether we would raise our baby vegan. If I saw the question on my blog or social media, I would respond by saying that we decided not to label her diet or lifestyle and I explained why if I had the time. Since I was asked this question so frequently I recently decided to write a blog post on the topic to be transparent about our decision (see: Will you raise your daughter a vegan?). I’ve always been an open book on the blog and figured I could share our thoughts and also ask you to share your own experiences. I enjoy…
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    Natural Life Energy - Health Activist

  • Studies Show Low Carb High Protein Diets Damage Arteries And The Heart

    Aqiyl Aniys
    21 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    The low carbohydrate diet focuses on the reduction of the consumption of carbohydrates, and promotes the consumption of protein and fat. The low... The post Studies Show Low Carb High Protein Diets Damage Arteries And The Heart appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dr. Sebi Speaks About Winning The NYC Supreme Court Case Against Him

    Aqiyl Aniys
    17 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Dr. Sebi spoke about winning the civil and criminal case against him for practicing medicine without a license and for making fraudulent medical claims... The post Dr. Sebi Speaks About Winning The NYC Supreme Court Case Against Him appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Solar Powered DIY Air Conditioner – Off Grid

    Aqiyl Aniys
    17 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    This solar powered DIY air conditioner is a perfect compliment for off-grid living. The DIY air conditioner was made using... The post Solar Powered DIY Air Conditioner – Off Grid appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Women, Urinary Tract Infections, And Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Aqiyl Aniys
    13 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks that lining of joints causing stiffness and deformity. Researchers looked for a reason... The post Women, Urinary Tract Infections, And Rheumatoid Arthritis appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Turmeric’s Affect On Cancer Caused By Smoking Cigarettes

    Aqiyl Aniys
    10 May 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Turmeric has been found to be a chemopreventative agent and protects DNA from the carcinogenic effects of cigarette smoke. A chemopreventative agent is... The post Turmeric’s Affect On Cancer Caused By Smoking Cigarettes 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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  • “I’m Not Eating That” — Cruise Holiday Preparation for Vegetarians

    admin
    3 May 2015 | 12:46 am
    Traveling as a vegetarian can be a tricky business. Whether you’re cruising on the high seas or climbing a mountain in a tropical port of call, vacations often mean conforming to other people’s tastes or dietary offerings at mealtimes. This is a real problem for conscientious vegetarians. Cruises are renowned for putting on huge buffets […]“I’m Not Eating That” — Cruise Holiday Preparation for Vegetarians is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • 6 Tips For Backpacking as a Vegan

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Backpacking as a vegan can pose considerable problems, especially in countries where meat-eating is the order of the day. With a little research and preparation you can have a great holiday without compromising your diet. Here are six tips to help you: 1. Learn the local Language The words “vegetarian” and “vegan” do not exist […]6 Tips For Backpacking as a Vegan is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Preparing to Leave for Long-Term Travel – One month out!

    admin
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    When people go on big trips, they often prepare for a year or more. During that year you might not be going out much or buying anything new, because you’re saving and preparing. In the last month before you go, the fun begins. You’re just about ready to leave your job, and you’ll want to […]Preparing to Leave for Long-Term Travel – One month out! is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Brighton Veg Fest- Tips for Attending

    admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    If you’re vegetarian or vegan, then the Brighton Veg Fest could be the perfect day out for you. It’s held in late March each year.   A true celebration of all things vegan, centrally placed in bright and vibrant Brighton, the Veg Fest is an outing packs with tastes, treats, and best of all freebies! […]Brighton Veg Fest- Tips for Attending is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Preparing for Vegetarian Travel

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It can arrive as a surprise that being a vegetarian isn’t a globally understood concept. Animal products often form the foundation of foreign cuisine – and whilst we may not agree with that, it is unfortunately fact, and can make eating whilst travelling a difficult road to navigate. Vegetarianism as a lifestyle choice (though it’s […]Preparing for Vegetarian Travel is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
 
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    Fresh and Faithful

  • 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…
  • Vanilla Bean Whip: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Nope. Just nope. Don’t waste your time or ingredients on this recipe. It had a really odd lemon tofu taste and was not that sweet despite the entire half of a cup of maple syrup. The author states that it so good that you would want to top everything with it but the only thing I wanted to top with this whip was the trash. I’m sorry but I couldn’t even make the picture of it look good. I don’t mean to be so negative but I would like to save you the time and money by telling you that it honestly was disgusting. Have you tried this recipe? If so, what did you think of it? Let us know in…
  • Breakfast Rancheros: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

    Emily
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    If you have read the review for the breakfast scramble recipe that is also from the Forks over Knives Cookbook, then you would already know that I did not particularly like it and that I thought it was not worth the effort. That being said, the breakfast rancheros are just the breakfast scramble in tortillas with an added tomato and jalapeno sauce you have to make. So if you liked that recipe then you will likely enjoy this one too. In my opinion, the sauce was zesty and spicy and complimented the scramble very well. Also, eating the breakfast scramble wrapped in a tortilla was more enjoyable…
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    foodscape

  • One Pot Southwestern Risotto with Millet

    Foodscape
    22 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    I’ve made this yummy one pot southwestern risotto with millet dish a couple times now for family and friends. It’s a quick and easy meal to make that you don’t have to spend much time on. In fact, most of the recipe is just waiting for the broth to soak in. This last time I made it for my friend who has a husband and 3 kids to feed. Her reaction: “I could totally make this for my family! You better be leaving me the recipe.” The whole thing takes about a half an hour to make unless you are gabbing with a friend like I was. Then maybe an hour with frequent talking…
  • Moist Chocolate Mug Cake Vegan Style

    Foodscape
    15 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    Mmmmmmmmmm. You know those recipes that surprise you? The ones where you go “Nah, that isn’t possible! You can’t take dense flours and unprocessed sugars and make them taste like white flour desserts.” I’m here to tell you, it is possible! In fact, this vegan-style moist chocolate mug cake will amaze you with these wholesome ingredients. There are no hydrogenated oils, no butter, no eggs, processed sugars or flours that will spike your blood sugar. Yet it still tastes like a moist chocolate cake dessert with the dreamy chocolatey center that you dream about…
  • Portobello Mushroom Vegan BLT Sandwich

    Foodscape
    8 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    Yes, you read that right. I was having a massive craving for a BLT with Miracle Whip and this definitely satisfied those cravings! You remember those commercials way back when? Whenever the commercial would come on I would suddenly have the urge for a big juicy bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. Now, I can make this awesome Portobello Mushroom Vegan BLT Sandwich and feel super healthy after while still getting my protein! Mushrooms are a perfect bacon substitute because they soak up whatever flavor you choose, just like tofu. I have fond memories of BLTs. My older brother used make them when…
  • Homemade Veggie Wash (no mixing!)

    Foodscape
    5 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    If you think washing your fruits and veggies in tap water is enough, think again. Since I’m not an expert, but have read a lot about it, I will say that the FDA thinks that water is enough. Who am I to argue? But I think the proof is in the pudding. How many salmonella outbreaks have you heard of in fruits and veggies? For me, even once is too much to think water alone is enough to get those clingy bacteria off your veggies. Since I eat mostly fruits and veggies and mostly raw it is especially important that I use a homemade veggie wash for bacteria that shouldn’t be there. I am…
  • 5 Amazing Things to do in Connecticut

    Foodscape
    1 May 2015 | 12:28 am
    Hey all! I’m back from my trip visiting my parents and I have some fab pictures to share! I haven’t done a post on travel before, so I hope this is something you all enjoy. Thoughts on this? I have to say it’s pretty awesome to have parents that live in the tri-state area. For those of you that don’t speak New York, the tri-state area are the commuter states of the NYC media market: New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. Hopefully next trip I’ll take the train out to the other states, but this trip I stayed pretty local in Connecticut with some small trips over…
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  • My Elf Cosmetics Collection. Personal Review.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    16 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    This time I would like to share with you my experience with makeup products from Elf Cosmetics. This brand offers a wide range of products of a pretty good quality for the lowest prices on the market. It is hard to bit that. A mascara or a foundation can be purchased at around 6$. Eye pencils, shadows and other things are even cheaper. The name of the brand is defined as Eyes Lips Face and is a cruelty-free brand that is very much loved in the vegetarian/vegan community. Before this moment, I didn’t realize I had an entire “collection” already. It turns out I bought several…
  • My facial Skincare Routine.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I know it is very hard to recommend some products you like to use to other people, even though you think they might be the best you’ve tried. We are all so different and our skin and bodies react in a totally different, unpredicted way. It is like Jenna Marbles was saying in one of her videos recently that she wanted to have curly hair when she was little. So she asked her classmate, who had curly hair, what shampoo she was using. And as a kid, Jenna was totally sure she would get the same hair. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that and us, women, we get influenced very easily…
  • Monthly Vegetarian Calculator

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I have been a vegetarian for 5 years and vegan for soon to be one year. I can say that this has probably been one of the most important decisions in my life. I am proud of it and I have no regrets so far. Changing my diet habits hasn’t affected my health in a negative way, it has only brought improvements to the way I feel, to what I eat and to my lifestyle in general. For someone who is just thinking about going vegetarian, ethical arguments may not be enough, because there are still thousands of animals massacred on a daily basis anyway. But long term changes require a change of…
  • Have a hot vacation and protect your skin!

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    I recently went on a vacation to Cuba and this post will be on the products I used to protect my skin from the sun damage. We all know how bad the sun is for your skin. Besides premature exhaustion, it can also lead too skin cancer. California has the highest rates of skin cancer due to the fact that they are constantly exposed to the sun. But even in Canada, where half of the year is winter basically, there are a lot of sunny days and you can’t leave your skin unprotected. So don’t go out without a good 20 SPF cream on. I was getting ready for my vacation and I thought “This…
  • Find out how mineral salt deodorants can help you prevent the odour.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I came across these deodorants several times in different reviews. People were saying how amazing they are, how natural and easy to use. I was even more surprised when I saw the price – under $3. So I immediately added two deodorants in order to add to my shopping cart and get a free shipping from Well.ca (use my coupon 10off2015 and get $10 off). At first when I got them, I was a bit confused. How does this work? It is just a piece of mineral salt, a salt crystal. I have never heard of salt being used to prevent odour or sweating. Originally made in Thailand, where it is very hot and…
 
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    Health Room

  • National Vegetarian Week: 30 Ways You Can Make A Difference

    Luke Jones
    20 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter or Instagram. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi You may or may not be aware that this week beginning the 18th May 2015 is National Vegetarian Week. I know, I know… It’s now Wednesday and I’m a little bit behind, but better late than never […] The post National Vegetarian Week: 30 Ways You Can Make A Difference appeared first on Health Room.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Forming a Healthy, Productive Morning Routine

    Luke Jones
    13 May 2015 | 2:00 am
     By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter or Instagram. My morning routine is something that’s become increasingly important to me over the past few months. There’s something about that first hour upon waking that can really set the tone for the rest of the day. I feel like the actions that you take during that time have a […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Forming a Healthy, Productive Morning Routine appeared first on Health Room.
  • Why Hard Work Beats Inspiration: A Life Lesson From Filmmaker Casey Neistat

    Luke Jones
    5 May 2015 | 6:31 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. Whenever I hear the words ‘filmmaking’ or ‘YouTube’, the name Casey Neistat always comes straight to mind. You may know Casey from his viral Nike Commercial in which he spent the budget for the film travelling around the world with his buddy, or perhaps from his more recent Insane German […] The post Why Hard Work Beats Inspiration: A Life Lesson From Filmmaker Casey Neistat appeared first on Health Room.
  • Dave Tilston on Mindful Movement

    Luke Jones
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:25 am
    This week I’m excited to bring you an interview with a highly skilled movement practitioner, Dave Tilston. Dave is someone I’ve been following on Instagram for quite a few months, and I’ve been really inspired by him. Not just because of the impressive physical feats that he’s been able to master, but also because of […] The post Dave Tilston on Mindful Movement appeared first on Health Room.
  • How to Know Which Habit to Start With (When You Want to Change Them All)

    Luke Jones
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. Habit changing can be a little overwhelming sometimes, can’t it? You take a step back to see which areas of your life you’d like to improve, and several things come straight to your mind. It’s almost as if you’ve asked a friend to point out a few […] The post How to Know Which Habit to Start With (When You Want to Change Them All) appeared first on Health Room.
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    Vegan Snacks Nirvana

  • 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…
  • Agave Syrup – A Healthy Vegan Sweetener

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    If you’re like most of us, you have at least a little sweet tooth. You love putting sugar in your coffee and chowing down on some vegan chocolate cake after dinner. The problem is, though, processed sugar has a really high glycemic index. That spoonful of delicious sugar in your coffee or tea in the morning is going to spike your blood sugar now, only to let it crash later. So what can you do? Thank goodness for agave syrup. This natural sweetener has a low glycemic index, so it provides a more stable source of energy and is safer for people with diabetes to consume than regular sugar, too.
  • Why Quinoa Should Be on Your Vegan Menu

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Though it’s technically a seed, because of quinoa’s texture and the way we cook it, it is often used in dishes as a grain and is discussed in comparison with rice, pasta, and other grain-based foods. Of course, when you compare it to these foods, there’s no contest at all. Quinoa blows all of the competition out of the water with its protein and nutrient content. It’s also lower in carbohydrates, especially simple carbohydrates like you find in processed pasta and white rice. Interestingly, quinoa was first used by ancient Incans, as early as 1200 AD. In fact, the Incans highly valued…
  • Bell Peppers Pack a Healthy Punch

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    2 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Unlike other, more infamous peppers (like habaneros and ghost peppers), bell peppers don’t pack any heat. However, they do pack a really strong punch in the health and wellness department. These sweet and flavorful peppers are full of vitamins and minerals. They’re incredibly healthy, tasty, and they make great vegan snacks, too. Did You Know…? Not only are bell peppers full of great taste and lots of vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to function, but they also have a bit of an interesting history. Fun fact: they actually got their name from none other than Christopher…
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  • 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…
  • Asian Sesame Vanilla Granola Recipe

    Jackie
    5 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    As stereotypical vegan as it may be, I love having granola for breakfast. I feel like granola is a step up from sugar-filled cereals, but certainly can have problems of its own. This is why making your own granola can be rewarding in more than one way; you get a nutrient-dense treat that is just how you want it. Now, it’s almost embarrassing how easy this recipe is, but I have to tell you, it is SO good. The main component of this granola recipe is Earnest Eats Asia Blend Hot & Fit Cereal; this blend of superfood grains is wheat-free, unsweetened, non-GMO verified and filled with…
  • Vegan Berry Smoothie Granola Bowl Recipe

    Jackie
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    You’ve probably had your fair share of green smoothies for breakfast, but if you’ve never had a smoothie bowl you are seriously missing out! Smoothie bowls are usually made up of a tasty smoothie base, a granola-type topping and sometimes fruit or nuts on top. In this case, we have a cacao-berry-spinach-smoothie base and Emmy’s delectable Cacao Coconut Super Cereal to top it off. This Super Cereal is made up of sprouted buckwheat groats, coconut nectar, raisins, raw cacao nibs, raw almonds and coconut pieces. It’s all raw, gluten-free and gives a good protein boost to…
 
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