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  • Veganism Is Inexpensive

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

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    eatingwhole
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    These muffins have a beautiful light & airy crumb!  At just 21 calories per cup, this gorgeous green squash adds depth to the bright orange-zest & cinnamon muffin.  Zucchini also packs a pretty little punch of vitamin C; 1 Cup of zucchini contains 22 milligrams (learn more here!). Ingredients (makes 1 dozen muffins): 1 1/2 […]
  • Do Most Vegans Go Back To Eating Animals?

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    Eccentric Vegan
    11 Jan 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Flashback: This post is a good one so it’s getting republished. The original publish date was July 2, 2011. It was republished June 8, 2013 after minor edits. Now, with new research, it’s published once again. Do Most Vegans Go Back To Eating Animals? or The Myth of the Ex-Vegetarian In 2011 among the veg community there was a lot of talk about ex-vegans and ex-vegetarians. There was a short blog post in Psychology Today that asked Why Do Most Vegetarians Go Back To Eating Meat? Vegan advocates have chimed in on the issue including Ginny Messina and Erik Marcus. (As well as Matt…
  • Aug 18, Vegan Coach | Whole Foods Vegan Cooking Made Easy

    What's New At Vegan Coach
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    The key to being a long-term vegan! Includes whole food natural vegan cooking, nutrition tips, weight loss, and more. Perfect for new and long-term vegans.
  • Vegan Twinkies

    V e g a n D a d
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
     Finally the final post in my vanilla cake series!  Every time we have a family weekend at the cottage, my sister in law sends me recipe ideas that the whole family can enjoy (vegan and non).  I was never that in to Twinkies, but it is a rather fun way to eat cake and frosting.  She send me this recipe which looked good, but I wanted to make the traditional filling so it could be stable at room temperature.  There is a little bit of wiggle room with this recipe.  The problem I had was getting the bleedin' cakes out of the pan.  No amount of greasing,…
 
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  • Free From For Free - Meat & Dairy Reducers Open Invite at Vegfest UK

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

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

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

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    So you want to be vegan but love cheese? And your problem is? Why would you give up cheese ? There are so many vegan cheeses on sale now, in fact more dairy free vegan cheese than you can shake a stick at! Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses - Vegusto Swiss Vegan CheeseMade from rice, soya, nuts., peas, oats, seeds, potatoes and all manner of other things dairy free vegan cheese is rocking the world and shaking up cheese boards and pizza restaurants and cheese toasties and filled rolls.Sales are partly drived by lactose and dairy protein intolerance concerns, partly by ethical and…
  • Vegan Cookbook and healthy recipes

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The Vegan Cookbook: Over 80 plant-based recipes (Hamlyn Healthy Eating) Only £4.79Tony Bishop-Weston Vegan CookbookVegan Chef Tony Bishop-Weston first wrote the first edition of The Vegan cookbook to mark the Diamond Jubilee, 60th Anniversary, of The Vegan Society in 2004"The cookbook was a bit of ahead of it's time in 2004, back then ingredients such as quinoa and agave syrup weren't so well known, 10 years later they are easily available in the supermarkets and people won't find them so strange"Meanwhile thanks to everyone's hard work interest in veganism has grown enormously , one look at…
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  • Vegan Twinkies

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

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

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

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:37 pm
    I am going to stick with the cake theme for a bit to show you a few variations that are sure to please everyone.  The lemon juice and baking soda action gives this cake a nice rise and a wonderful crumb.  The zing of the lemon with the tartness of the raspberries and the sweetness of the frosting are absolutely perfect.  I made this with jam I had made just the day before from the raspberry canes in our  yard.  Summer perfection!INGREDIENTS- 150g cake flour- 150g all purpose flour- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda- 3/4 tsp baking powder- 1/2 tsp salt- 1 1/4 cup plain soy milk-…
  • Vanilla Cake

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    This is a basic vanilla cake recipe that is perfect for layered cakes of all kinds (a slight variation of my chocolate cake recipe).  I like the mix of cake flour and all purpose flour--it makes the cake durable but still moist and tender.  You can change the ratio to your liking.  The flour measurements are in grams because I have found that weighing flour is the best way to get consistent results every time.  I find that this cake bakes evenly and so no trimming is required to make a layered cake. If you missed my live posting on Facebook of the birthday cake I made…
 
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  • AR 2014: So Much!

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

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

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

    Convenient Vegan
    18 Jan 2014 | 7:48 am
    The popular Veggie Grill is coming to Carlsbad. On January 22 the chain’s 23rd location will open at  965 Palomar Airport Road.  To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will thank every guest in line between 10 am and 11 am on January 22 with a $20 Veggie Grill gift card, and one lucky patron will win “Veggie Grill for a year”. Going to LegoLand soon? How about surfing on the coast? Checking out the Carlsbad Outlets? Now you can enjoy delicious plant-based Veggie Grill food too.
  • Do Most Vegans Go Back To Eating Animals?

    Eccentric Vegan
    11 Jan 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Flashback: This post is a good one so it’s getting republished. The original publish date was July 2, 2011. It was republished June 8, 2013 after minor edits. Now, with new research, it’s published once again. Do Most Vegans Go Back To Eating Animals? or The Myth of the Ex-Vegetarian In 2011 among the veg community there was a lot of talk about ex-vegans and ex-vegetarians. There was a short blog post in Psychology Today that asked Why Do Most Vegetarians Go Back To Eating Meat? Vegan advocates have chimed in on the issue including Ginny Messina and Erik Marcus. (As well as Matt…
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  • History of Veganism article in Wikipedia

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

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

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

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

    vegetarian
    19 May 2014 | 6:21 am
    We've been treating to J-Lo's newly-vegan diet and some of us vegans and vegetarians may respond variably: - Great! She's seeing the light for a change, not just the stage lighting. - Na, she's a fur baby who still wears and promotes fur of dead animals. - How long will this lstt? - Well, Hollywo
 
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  • Combating Disabling Diseases with Food

    Erin
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    This year’s annual review by Dr. Michael Greger of recent clinical nutrition research is now available for your viewing and educational pleasure. As always, his delivery is rapid-fire, humorous, and most importantly, informative! From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food Dr. Greger considers this presentation the third of a trilogy of lectures. The first was Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, the second More Than An Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases. Available on DVD. Note: If you use that link to purchase, I get a small cut of the sale, at no extra cost to…
  • New Dr. Esselstyn Studies

    Erin
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    A couple new articles by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, are making their rounds in the vegan community. And who can blame us for wanting to share them? These are exciting results indeed, once again showing reversal of cardiovascular disease with a low-fat plant-based diet, this time in a larger sample size than in previous studies. A way to reverse CAD? in the Journal of Family Practice, July 2014, Vol 63, No 7. The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease – Fact or Fiction? Three Case Reports in Experimental and Clinical Cardiology,…
  • GMO Myths and Truths

    Erin
    24 May 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Today saw the second annual March Against Monsanto, a global anti-GMO protest with demonstrations held in at least 52 countries and 47 US states. Indeed, on my errands in town today, I spotted a gathering of sign holders attempting to inform the people in passing cars that we’re all “lab rats.” Unfortunately, they chose a fairly busy circle, so I didn’t have much of a chance to read the signs nor interact. However, it’s an important issue that deserves attention and some deliberate at-home reading of the literature. One such resource has just this month been…
  • Vegan Carob Protein Balls

    Erin
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The recipe that follows is one variation of a peanut butter carob protein ball that I make frequently to snack on during lunch meetings at work or while playing at chess tournaments. They are a superb and tasty source of energy, rather filling for their size, relatively healthy compared to store-bought protein bars, and easy to make. Recipe makes about 21 Tablespoon-sized balls. As usual, most ingredient measurements are exact, i.e., by weight. I’ve tried to approximate the volume measurements in parentheses. 120 g oats, ground to a flour (1.5 cups) 10 g spirulina (1 Tb) 10 g rice…
  • Eastern Philosophy

    Erin
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Recently, a co-worker asked me if I had any suggestions for books on Buddhism. As a bibliophile and one who has been interested in Eastern philosophies since college, I was only too happy to oblige and thought I’d briefly share them here. The first recommendation was “anything by Alan Watts.” Watts was instrumental in bringing Eastern religion and thinking to the West during the late 50s and early 60s and making it accessible to the Western mind. His many books and audios are timeless to this day. In fact, you may have come across some of his lectures and/or excerpts thereof…
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  • Challenge Me!!

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

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Hard to believe it's been that long since March 2005, when I paced the Strong Memorial Hospital cafeteria my first night as a vegan looking for what vegan thing I could eat for dinner and settled for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.From my own trials and mistakes, here's what I've learned:1) It's not just about eliminating animal products.  It's about including new foods.It is hard to stick with something when the approach is "these are the things I cannot eat."  But rather, it should be a journey of finding what you CAN eat!  Try new foods.  Have you ever had quinoa?
  • Vineman 70.3 Race Report

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I raced Vineman 70.3 this past Sunday, 3 days ago.I came into the race with high expectations.  At St George 70.3 in May, I had the race of my life.  In spite of a run fitness that was sub-par due to a foot fracture just 5 months before the race, I finished my fastest 70.3 by 18 minutes on a hot 90+ degree day and a very hilly course.While St. George proved I am quite good at riding hills, my speed on the flats needed improvement.  So, in the 2 months leading up to Vineman, my coach gave me bike workouts that were on flats with 10-20 minute bursts of zone 3-4 riding, pushing…
  • Why Steady-State Cardio is NOT Where It's At!

    25 Jun 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The other day, a young woman I know was lamenting that she has lost weight, but can't seem to get her abs to look more toned.She's made great changes to her life, has lost 30 pounds in a year, and exercises regularly.What's her exercise routine?  30 minutes on an elliptical trainer, followed by lifting weights.My first thought -- how boring!  I'm not a big fan of cardio machines.  But, worse yet, 30 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise isn't going to help you bust through a plateau.This is what is referred to as "steady state cardio".  Getting on a…
  • Push-Up Challenge

    8 Jun 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Do you challenge yourself?  If you want to get fitter or stronger, you definitely should.  Several of my teammates from Fortius Racing Team and I have taken on a 100 push-up challenge per day each day for the month of June.It's been an interesting experience.  On the first day, I struggled to get the 100 pushups done, 14 here, 10 there, then 5, then 5, then 5, and finally they were done and my arms and chest hurt!!!A week into it, and I've gotten stronger and a bit more creative.  Here I am stopped on my bike ride yesterday doing some push-ups.And on Friday, I did a few…
 
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  • Vegetarian Peddler's Noodles (Dan Dan Mien)

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    This version of this fabulous street food is from the Chungking of 1953. If you can get Tientsin preserved vegetables (cabbage) and jahtsai (preserved kohlrabi), that's what really belongs in here. The better the noodles, the better the dish.Vegetarian Peddler's Noodles (Dan Dan Mien)Rating: 0Created: Aug 25, 2014 10:12:09 PM
  • Soy Beans With Bamboo Shoots

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Most American's aren't familiar with fresh soy beans (edamame) in Chinese cooking. Here's your chance to try a dish. Don't use sliced bamboo shoots, as you have to shred them. You can serve this hot or cold.Soy Beans With Bamboo ShootsRating: 0Created: Aug 25, 2014 7:48:45 PM
  • Baked Tofu With Cucumbers

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    I love cold Chinese dishes. Another great recipe from my mom's cooking class taught by Yo Yee.Baked Tofu With CucumbersRating: 0Created: Aug 25, 2014 7:11:24 PM
  • Vegetarian Bean Sauce Noodles

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:02 pm
    I love Chinese noodle dishes. The mixed vegetables can be frozen. Choose a mix of more typical Chinese vegetables for a better taste. Condiments that can be added at the table are sesame paste, diced scallions, rice vinegar, soy sauce and chili sauce. From Yo Yee's 30 Minute Chinese Meals. Cooking time does not include time to boil water.Vegetarian Bean Sauce NoodlesRating: 0Created: Aug 25, 2014 7:02:53 PM
  • Sichuan Ma Lah Tofu

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Szechuan pepper is one of the flavors in this dish. Another name for it is prickly ash and it is also used in Indian dishes. Warning, it will make your mouth salivate, but it gets addictive. Another great recipe from Yo Yee.Sichuan Ma Lah TofuRating: 0Created: Aug 25, 2014 6:54:21 PM
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  • Product Review: Organic India's Organic Moringa Leaf Powder

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The only ingredient in their moringa is….moringa! (Holy crap, I just love saying that word!) I’ve been drinking Organic India’s teas for years now, so I was excited to try their Organic Moringa Leaf Powder. I had NO clue what the heck it was, but they were lovely enough to send me some to try, along with some cool factoids about it! Taken from leaves of trees that grow in India, it has 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, seven times the vitamin C in an orange and four times the vitamin B12 in one steak serving. (#PLANT POWER!) I’ve been putting it in my…
  • A Whale of a Reaction to Blackfish and SeaWorld

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The HSUS has been making the case against marine mammal captivity for a quarter century, long before the remarkable sequence of developments we have all seen unfold since February 2010, when the captive orca Tilikum killed trainer Dawn Brancheau during...        Related StoriesFalse Claims About Wolves, Frightful Cruelty to Wildlife in MichiganThe Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed EnemiesNestlé to Overhaul Farm Animal Treatment Across the Globe 
  • Elderberry Cream and Soy Yogurt Parfaits

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    It’s been a very good year for elderberries. The bushes have been full, so we have been taking advantage of the opportunity to make many elderberry recipes. We enjoyed these parfaits as our treat for Sunday afternoon. They would also be good as a dessert after a big meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the [...]
  • Music That Makes You Cooler: The Western Den

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you are looking for new music to relax/breathe or contemplate, The Western Den is bliss. Powerful lyrics meet ambient meditation. Continue reading →
  • Clearing Your Mind With Sage Tea Leads To Improved Memory

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    When I started drinking sage tea and I realized it helped to calm my mind. I am always working on several things at the same time and sometimes my mind... The post Clearing Your Mind With Sage Tea Leads To Improved Memory appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Sun Also Rises

    Hannah Kaminsky
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    To anyone who still maintains that vegans are missing out on the greatest pleasure in life, commonly referred to as cheese, I challenge you to open you eyes- and mouth- to the latest wave of dairy-free innovations. Just take a gander at the luxurious spread above, and try telling me about the lack of options with a straight face. We’ve got the mainstream, meltable cheeses covered and now gourmet, artisan options seem to be the final frontier. Consider that great unknown territory officially conquered, claimed in the name of SunRAWise. An upstart based in Florida, these cashew-based…
  • All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes

    Hannah Kaminsky
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    When it comes to the divide between sweet and savory, the line that separates the two is becoming thinner and more difficult to distinguish with every passing year. Palates are opening up, eaters from all walks of life are growing more adventurous, and chefs are gleefully pursuing their wildest culinary dreams. Such reckless innovation inevitably comes at a price, paid in disappointing or sometimes downright repulsive new tastes (I’m looking at you, cappuccino potato chips) but it’s a gamble well worth taking. In a world with such a vast array of flavors, there must still be…
  • Home Grown Tomatoes

    Hannah Kaminsky
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    “A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” Laurie Colwin, Home Cooking “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard “A cooked tomato is like a cooked oyster: ruined.” Andre Simon, The Concise Encyclopedia of Gastronomy “Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes Only two things that money can’t buy That’s true love and home grown tomatoes.” John Denver, Home Grown Tomatoes (Photos taken at the first annual…
  • Summer’s Sweet Bounty

    Hannah Kaminsky
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Much has been said of California cuisine, and as it remains a nebulous and often contentious concept at best, I won’t even begin to add my two cents to that short-changed conversation. Rather, I can’t help but marvel at the availability and variety of raw ingredients that make it all happen. It’s easy to see how a chef could be inspired to try anything once, maybe twice, when the basic components are all so accessible, to say nothing of their inherent flavor or beauty. Each trip to one of the many farmers markets is guaranteed to yield a cornucopia of edible inspiration.
  • City of Sandwiches

    Hannah Kaminsky
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    World-renowned for its legendary sourdough, San Francisco is indisputably a city built upon bread. Even in times of carb ambivalence and widespread gluten awareness, it’s reassuring to see that this yeasted tradition is still alive and well, thriving in the hands of myriad skilled, dedicated bakers found across the bay area. With so many loaves both big and small being born every day in those perpetually burning ovens, it should come as no surprise that sandwiches get receive considerable attention here, no matter the cuisine nor restaurant ranking. Far be it from the only choice,…
 
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  • Blueberry Coffee Cake | Eggless Baking

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Are you looking for a recipe for a really easy fresh fruit cake? Here is a no fail recipe that I use when baking with berries. A very simple coffee cake that is eggless, rises well, and has a beautiful crumb worthy of a Coffee Cake.Continue reading »
  • Vegan Mango Cake | Vegan Baking

    6 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Cake baking has been a passion of mine. I began experimenting with baking when I was not quite in high school and have never looked back since. As I always followed the recipes from my grandmother's very English book and magazines, all my baking was with eggs. I never even dreamed that one could bake without eggs - they play the role of both providing moisture to the dough and act as a raising agent. Of course, there are some recipes that cannot be attempted without eggs or even egg whites. But there are many many recipes that can be attempted eggless - or so I discovered many years when…
  • Puran Poli | Flatbread with Cardamom Infused Sweet Lentil Filling

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The first time I heard of Puran Poli was as a kid visiting a friend's home in Bombay! It was coming up to Holi and we had just popped in after an afternoon of skating. The home was replete with the aroma of ghee and cardamom and there was much bustle in the kitchen. On the dining table were large plates piled high with what looked liked parathas. But these parathas were sweetly fragrant, incredibly soft, and oozing with butter fat!!Continue reading »
  • Sada Namkeen Seviyan | Savoury Indian Vermicelli Noodles

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    I always to try to keep our refrigerator and stocked up with fresh home made meals. Yet every so often I also need to rustle up a really quick meal. Something easy yet delicious that we can enjoy hot off the pan. Seviyan or Indian noodles are my one on my favorite quick cook foods. With a pack or two in the pantry I assure you, you too can feed your family a hot meal in minutes. There are so many ways of preparing the seviyan - just go with your mood and instinct.Continue reading »
  • Oats and Whole Wheat Bread | Atta Oats Dabal Roti | Bread Recipes

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Baking bread is always a pleasure. Bring together the ingredients, make a dough, allow it to rise, shape, rise again, and bake!! Fragrant yeasty aroma wafting through the home and delicious loaf for supper!! This loaf is one of our favourites and whenever I plan a crock pot meal I try to bake this bread. Its great for dunking and sopping up the soup. Eat warm, straight out of the oven, or toast, slather with butter and enjoy:)Continue reading »
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • CHARRED CORN, BLACK BEAN, VEGETABLE & QUINOA SALAD WITH PEACHES (OR NECTARINES)

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

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I'm sorry I haven't blogged for so long!  This is company time on the island, so we've been super-busy entertaining. I haven't had time to devise anything new lately-- I've been cooking up tried and true recipes for my guests! So, I'm posting an old favorite family recipe this week.This was a spur of the moment recipe that I devised several years ago. I wanted to do something different with Butler Soy Curls® (see this post for info), but any "chicken-style" seitan cut into strips or commercial vegan “chicken” strips will work, too. Kids of all ages love them! Serve them with…
  • MULTI-WHOLE-GRAIN INARI SUSHI (SUSHI GRAINS IN FRIED TOFU POCKETS/AGÉ)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    When I posted this blog post about a recent picnic, I promised to  post the recipe for my multi-grain inari sushi.  It took me a few years to get this recipe right-- I had tasted enough bland and either dry or mushy brown rice sushi in my time to make me determined to do better!  I wanted a sushi that was nutritious, and delicious enough so that anyone eating it would enjoy it for what it was and not immediately think " health food"!My rice mixture is made from short grain brown rice with some millet or quinoa added, and it is nicely seasoned.  The grain mixture provides…
  • VEGAN RICOTTA & GREENS-STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM CAPS AND CREAMY ORZO SALAD (OR PILAF) WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    This is a meal that I made pretty-much on the spur of the moment last week, utilizing some ingredients that I need to use up.  It turned out to be one of our favorites so far! Lots of veggies and flavors and creamy goodness, and a minimum of effort.I originally set out to make an orzo salad (my husband loves orzo, the pasta that looks like rice), but I ended up serving it hot because we didn't want to wait!  It was super-delicious that way, as a sort of pilaf.  The next day, we enjoyed it cold, for lunch, as a salad.  I love making versatile recipes!CONFESSION:  There…
  • PERUVIAN SUMMER RECIPES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Just wanted to let you know that an article of mine is featured in the latest issue of VegNews magazine (Aug 2014)-- a little bit of history and four colorful and scrumptious vegan-style Peruvian recipes, inspired by foods that I remember from a childhood visit to my father's family in Lima.  I hope you get a chance to see the article and try the recipes.  The print version is available at Whole Foods, Chapters and other stores, and *you can access it for free online* at http://viewer.epaperflip.com/Viewer.aspx?docid=04e18928-3985-4d35-ad8a-a347014fddd5  (Personally,…
 
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  • Blender Week! Falafel Dinner, Fettuccine Alfredo, Tortilla Soup & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    It's all about super fast and easy prep with this week's blender-themed meal plan!The Falafel Dinner (NEW!), Thai Corn Soup (NEW!), Fettuccine Alfredo (NEW!), Tortilla Soup (NEW!) and MOREwill make you feel like a whiz in the kitchen since they all come together with the help of a blender or food processor!Also making a return to this week's plan: "Steak" Tacos with Mango Chimichurri (indi), Almond Broccoli Noodles (fam) and Black Bean Soup (both plans)!Fettuccine AlfredoIndividual HighlightsFalafel Dinner (NEW!)Tortilla Soup (NEW!)"Steak" Tacos with Mango ChimichurriBlueberry Muffin Smoothie…
  • Herbie of the Week: Joanne (She's Lost 20lbs & Committing to Do the Best She Can!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Joanne!I received a beautiful email from Joanne before the start of the "Spring Into Health" 28-day Challenge. In it, she explained how she embarked on a journey toward better health by adopting a plant-based diet.I thought her story was amazing and inspirational, which is why I asked her to share it for the Herbie of the Week series!Here's Joanne's story in her own words...April 2014 was a milestone for me in more ways than one. Not only was it my 40th birthday in April, but it also marked almost exactly 1 year since I started this journey of health. In April of…
  • Every Life Matters (Guest Post by Jules)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Earlier this summer I wrote a blog post asking if my "progress not perfection" mantra was wrong (you can read it here).A day later, a friend of mine sent me a thread from a vegan forum that bashed the post, with one commenter saying: "I have to disagree about 2% being 'great.' No, it's not. Doesn't really save any animals or improve health."I wanted to sort of publicly respond and ask other Herbies' thoughts, so I posted on HH's Facebook page:"Why doesn't it matter that we save one chicken? Does it have to be all the chickens? 20 chickens or none? Science also tells us that a single Big Mac…
  • That's a Wrap! Vegetable Spring Rolls, Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps, Breakfast Burritos & More of Our Best Wraps!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Get ready to wrap and roll with our "Wrap Week" meal plan!Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps (NEW!), Vegetable Spring Rolls (NEW!), and Breakfast Burritos (NEW!) come together in just a few minutes for easy breakfasts, lunches and dinners.Also returning to this week's meal plan are fan faves like the Smashed White Bean & Roasted Red Pepper Wraps (both plans), Fresh Nori Wraps (indi.), and Chipotle Black Bean Wraps (fam.)!Cauliflower Lettuce WrapsIndividual Highlights Vegetable Spring Rolls (NEW!)Peach, Basil & Avocado WrapCauliflower Lettuce Wraps (NEW!)Smashed White Bean & Roasted Red Pepper…
  • Herbie of the Week: Erik B (He's Lost 75lbs & Lowered His Cholesterol!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week: Erik B!Erik was nominated as Herbie of the Week by his wife, Kristen, who emailed me earlier this year telling me how he lost 75lbs since going plant-based after Father's Day of last year.As soon as I read her touching email, I knew he was the perfect candidate!Read on for Erik's story (in his wife's words)...Erik's journey began only one year ago (in June 2013) after I (his wife, a 15 year vegetarian) decided to watch Forks over Knives per the suggestion of a good friend and fellow Happy Herbivore fan, Monique Burghart. Erik happened to watch it with me with no…
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    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

  • Video of Rutgers Conference: “Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship?”

    Gary L. Francione
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    On April 11, 2014, Rutgers University School of Law had a Conference, Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship? that featured: Anna E. Charlton, Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and former Director, Rutgers Animal Rights Law Clinic Luis E. Chiesa, Professor of Law and Director, Buffalo Criminal Law Center, SUNY Buffalo Sherry F. Colb, Professor of Law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar, Cornell University Sue Donaldson, independent researcher and author (co-author with Will Kymlicka of Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights) Michael C. Dorf, Robert S.
  • The Vegan Society: “Corporate Partners” With “Sustainable” Animal Agriculture

    Gary L. Francione
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Triodos Bank invests in, among other things, organic/”sustainable” animal farming. (Click to enlrage.) And guess who’s a Corporate Partner with Triodos Bank? That’s right. The Vegan Society. (Click to enlarge.) (Click to enlarge.) Please understand: I am not saying that The Vegan Society should not accept a donation from Triodos–or anyone else. No money is clean. My point is that The Vegan Society ought not be “Corporate Partners” with Triodos and the idea that the The Vegan Society logo is attached to the bank is deeply disturbing. If you are not…
  • The Vegan Society: You Decide

    Gary L. Francione
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    In the face of significant criticism for embracing “flexible veganism” in the form of its “You don’t have to be vegan to be buy products with the Vegan Society Trademark” rebrand, The Vegan Society put out a statement on August 5, 2014 that read, in part, that its “aims and objectives remain unaltered from those of our founders 70 years ago.” Here is a portion of the statement: (Click to enlarge.) Is this accurate? Let’s see. Here is Donald Watson, who founded The Vegan Society in 1944: We can see quite plainly that our present civilisation is built on…
  • Speciesism in a Nutshell

    Gary L. Francione
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    (Click to enlarge.) If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. But it’s also about nonviolence to the earth and nonviolence to yourself. The World is Vegan! If you want it. Gary L. Francione Board of Governors Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University ©2014 Gary L. Francione The post Speciesism in a Nutshell appeared first on Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Related posts: The Modern “Animal Movement” in a Nutshell (1) The Modern “Animal Movement” in…
  • You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Vegan Society “Ambassador” Claims That Promoting Veganism as a Moral Baseline “Damages” Animals

    Gary L. Francione
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Fiona Oakes, Marathon runner and “Ambassador” of The Vegan Society, who stated on BBC Radio that veganism is not “for everyone” and “not probably for very many people” and who reinforced the notion that those who promote veganism as a matter of moral baseline and moral imperative are “aggressive, petty. . .fundamentalist nutters” stated that my position critical of her upset her “for the animals, the damage such comments and aggression do them.” (Click to enlarge.) So those who advocate for veganism as a matter of moral principle are…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • A Whale of a Reaction to Blackfish and SeaWorld

    Wayne Pacelle
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    * This version includes a correction to the paragraph about the Georgia Aquarium's bid to import beluga whales. The HSUS has been making the case against marine mammal captivity for a quarter century, long before the remarkable sequence of developments we have all seen unfold since February 2010, when the captive orca Tilikum killed trainer Dawn Brancheau during a performance at SeaWorld Orlando, triggering the release of David Kirby’s book Death at SeaWorld and Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary Blackfish. The dramatic erosion of public support for SeaWorld and other aquaria seeking to…
  • Slugfest Over Michigan Wolves Continues – So Much at Stake With November Votes

    Wayne Pacelle
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Progress for animals isn’t easy – it never has been.  There’s no glide path when you confront entrenched interests and the politicians often so ready to do their bidding. There are still so many people in society who think that animals are just there for the taking – to do with them as they please, and to demand that the law serve their whims or economic ambitions. If we win two referendums designed to protect wolves in November, we will block a hunting season in Michigan this fall. Photo: Alamy Today, the Michigan House, led by the Republican caucus, engaged in an…
  • Dog Days of Summer – Fall, Winter and Spring

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    It’s National Dog Day, and there are countless reasons to celebrate the remarkable relationship so many of us have with our canine friends. My beagle rescue Lily joined me for today’s video blog, but, as you’ll see, she was drowsy and decided to let me carry the conversation.  A day to celebrate dogs is warranted, but it’s also an important reminder that our relationship with dogs is uneven, in the United States and elsewhere, and that we’ve still got work to do. Puppy mills, dogfighting, the use of dogs in invasive research, and the euthanasia of healthy and…
  • False Claims About Wolves, Frightful Cruelty to Wildlife in Michigan

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    An Upper Peninsula farmer, John Koski – operating in the far western portion of Michigan – has played an outsize role in the debate over whether the state’s small population of wolves should be hunted. Koski’s farm was the site of more than 60 percent of all wolf attacks on livestock in Michigan, and lawmakers hell bent on opening up a hunting season on wolves regaled downstate lawmakers with their vivid stories of marauding wolves in the north.  On Wednesday, Michigan lawmakers will take up a third wolf-hunting bill, disregarding voters who stayed the first two…
  • The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, we are the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. The king of disinformation is Rick Berman, the guy “60 Minutes” dubbed “Dr. Evil” for his work attacking public interest groups on behalf of anonymous corporations.   Among many successes this year, we prevented the resumption of horse slaughter for human consumption on U.S. soil. Photo: Kathy Milani/The HSUS If you’re new to Berman’s brand attacks on The HSUS, the Center for Public Integrity has a new investigative piece on the topic – building on…
 
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    Vegalicious

  • Elderberry Cream and Soy Yogurt Parfaits

    Chris Walker
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    It’s been a very good year for elderberries. The bushes have been full, so we have been taking advantage of the opportunity to make many elderberry recipes. We enjoyed these parfaits as our treat for Sunday afternoon. They would also be good as a dessert after a big meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the elderberry cream: 2 cups elderberry syrup 1 can full fat coconut milk 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla flavoring ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon allspice 1½ – 2tablespoons agar agar for the soy yogurt: 1 ½  cups plain soy yogurt (water drained though a cheesecloth)…
  • Vegan Avocado Mushroom Melts

    Chris Walker
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    These sandwiches were delicious. We enjoyed them for lunch. But, they would also be nice as appetizers for a main meal, or finger food at a party. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 8 mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 cup guacamole, 2 avocados smashed with garlic, lemon juice , olive oil, salt and pepper and cayenne pepper 1 cup vegan cheddar 6 slices whole grain bread for the vegan cheddar sauce: 2 large carrots, cleaned, pealed, thinly sliced or grated 1 teaspoon mustard pinch nutmeg 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast splash lemon juice salt and pepper…
  • Green Bean and Peach Salad with Nuts and Coconut

    Chris Walker
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    We enjoyed this colorful salad for lunch today. It is a very good year for fruit this year. Peaches are one of the many available in abundance. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 lb. fresh green beans, washed , ends trimmed, cut in bite-sized pieces 2 organic peaches, or nectarines, cleaned, peeled and sliced 2 tablespoons nuts (peanuts, cashews, pine) 2 tablespoons grated coconut handful coriander, chopped mixed greens as a bed to serve the salad on. for the dressing: 3-4 tablespoons neutral oil 3 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon agave 1…
  • Almond Rice Pudding with Blackberry Sauce

    Chris Walker
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Oh, oh oh. This is such a simple dish, but so deliciously wonderful. Blackberries have just begun to ripen (a bit early this year). You can make this treat with any berry or sweet fruit, but the contrast with the white rice and the dark berry is quite lovely. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the rice pudding: 1 cup risotto rice 3 cups water ½ cup almond milk 2-3 tablespoons sugar few drops almond extract salt for the blackberry sauce: 1½c ups fresh blackberries, washed ½ cup water 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons cornstarch Directions: to make the rice pudding: Bring…
  • Vegan Mexican Zucchini Soup

    Chris Walker
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This is a delicious light soup. We added lime juice as it is typically Mexican and goes well with the zucchini and corn. It’s a lovely soup even in the warm summer temperatures. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cups zucchini, chopped in small cubes 1½ cups corn 1-2 tablespoons jalapeños, minced 2 cups vegetable bouillon 2 heaping tablespoons soy-yogurt 1-2 tablespoons lime juice ¼ cup non-dairy cheese, grated salt and pepper to taste garnished with fresh parsley, chopped Directions: Prepare the vegetables: Finely cut the onion,…
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    Vegan Bodybuilding

  • London Vegan Festival 2014

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

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

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

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

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    Check out our day at the vegfest here...
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    Veg Inspirations

  • Bhindi ki sabzi ~ Okra curry ~ Vendakkai Curry

    Usha R
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Okra is one of my favorite veggies and this easy and simple curry is one of my favorite curries to make with it. Every few weeks  I make this at least once, yet surprisingly I never got around to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Instant Multi Grain Dosai ~ Savory Indian Crepes

    Usha R
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    When it comes to dosa nothing beats the instant variety. And if the instant variety can be made with a combination of healthy flours, even better :)  Once in a while I make some form of instant dosa,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Onion Spinach Roti ~ Indian Wheat Flat bread ~ Pyaaz Palak Roti

    Usha R
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    One of my favorite food combinations is roti or phulka with some kind of curry and/or dhal. This simple,  humble combination never fails to satisfy.  Since I like a little variety in rotis though,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Red coconut chutney ~ For idlis and dosas ~ Tomato Coconut chutney

    Usha R
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Whenever I plan to make chutney to go with dosai and give R a choice of which chutney he would like, I am pretty sure of his response even before I ask the question. The answer for him would be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rava Ladoo ~ Indian sweet with semolina and coconut ~ With stepwise pictures

    Usha R
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Remember this version of rava  ladoo with sugar syrup that I had posted a while back ? Before I learned that version, this version of rava ladoo without sugar syrup was the only one I ever made.  The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    vegansaurus!

  • Product Review: Organic India's Organic Moringa Leaf Powder

    vegansciencelab
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The only ingredient in their moringa is….moringa! (Holy crap, I just love saying that word!) I’ve been drinking Organic India’s teas for years now, so I was excited to try their Organic Moringa Leaf Powder. I had NO clue what the heck it was, but they were lovely enough to send me some to try, along with some cool factoids about it! Taken from leaves of trees that grow in India, it has 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, seven times the vitamin C in an orange and four times the vitamin B12 in one steak serving. (#PLANT POWER!) I’ve been putting it in my…
  • Paul Shapiro's Animal News You Can Use: Grand jury indictments for slaughterhouse officials!

    laurahooperb
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    A federal grand jury indicted four officials at a California slaughterhouse for allegedly concealing diseased cows by swapping heads of cows with eye cancer with healthy cow heads, cutting off USDA “condemned” insignias, and more. You can see HSUS’s response in this NBC segment. HSUS won a big victory this week, prevailing in a lawsuit in which we represented rural neighbors of a massive gestation crate confinement facility. Check it out. This week HSUS also announced our work with South San Francisco to implement a new Meatless Monday policy in the school district. And in very…
  • Beginners Guide to Eating Vegan Around Highland Park in L.A.

    tofuandwhiskey
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Move somewhere new, and then pinpoint the nearest vegan donut. That’s the best practice, right? Luckily for me, I moved to the Eagle Rock-Highland Park border in Los Angeles, where there just happens to be a gooey epic of a donuttery rightfully named Donut Friend. Ah, Donut Friend, the glaze-coated BFF you’ve always dreamed of, topped liberally with rainbow sprinkles. Owned by musician-record producer Mark Trombino, Donut Friend on York at 51st has all kinds of crazy delicious donut combos — or “signature combinations” — named after bands. All the donuts are vegan and most of the…
  • 4 Super Delicious Labor Day Recipes!

    laurahooperb
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    When I was a wee child, I wasn’t that into Labor Day. Not only did I have no appreciation for a holiday that honors people who fought hard to ensure we only have to work 8 hours a day (I was but a kid!), but, more importantly, I knew it meant the end of summer. And the end of summer meant the end of beaches, picnics, and lazy days by the pool. Boo! However, as I get older and my appreciation for workers rights and also delicious barbecue grows, I have a new-found love for Labor Day. This summer, my friends and I will rent a house on the Pacific and spend our time boogie boarding, playing…
  • VEGAN COOL WHIP IS COMING. And it’s not made from nasty...

    laurahooperb
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    VEGAN COOL WHIP IS COMING. And it’s not made from nasty chemical death! It’s made from delicious coconut cream! And it looks EFFING AMAZING OH MY GOD GIVE IT TO ME NOW. (That’s the technical term for how it looks, fyi.) Via VegNews: In four weeks, So Delicious Dairy Free will be launching its brand-new CocoWhip—a vegan coconut-based whipped cream. There really is nothing more to say, is there? No. No there is not. (p.s. it’s made with organic coconut milk, is GMO-free and carrageenan-free, and the retail price will be $3.99!)
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    Incredible Smoothies

  • Please Enjoy This Special Gift – Free Download

    Davy Russell
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    The Incredible Smoothies Facebook page has just surpassed 200,000 likes! To celebrate, I am giving away a special 2-day weekend detox guide. The guide includes two full days of meal plans (featuring green smoothies and whole foods), as well as a shopping list. To download the guide, click here. Please be sure to save it to your computer or tablet device for future reference. This guide will only be available until 10:00 PM EST on Friday, August 29. Enjoy! Tracy Russell, Founder Incredible Smoothies Related Posts:Join The 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge Today!The 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge…
  • Papaya-Strawberry Beta-Carotene Blast Smoothie

    Tracy Russell
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    This smoothie is absolutely delicious! I call these types of recipes “tropical fusion” because they blend flavors from the tropics with local, seasonal fruits and veggies. I added a carrot to this smoothie to boost the vitamin A content. Your body converts the beta-carotene in fruits and vegetables into vitamin A. Carotenoids in carrots also promote eye health. Carrots also provide vitamins C, B3, B6, E and K as well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, molybdenum and potassium. They are also a great source of dietary fiber. This smoothie recipe isn’t…
  • Building Strength and Flattening My Tummy With Focus T25

    Tracy Russell
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    As some of you might already know, I gave birth to my son last September (2013). While I absolutely love him, I didn’t like the weight that I gained while I was pregnant. I gained more weight during my pregnancy than I should have. It’s tough sometimes to make sure that you are eating enough to support your developing baby, but not too much that you are just putting on excess pounds. And then there’s the pregnancy cravings! After I gave birth, I was eager to get my body back in shape. I had gained a total of 45 pounds during my pregnancy. That all wasn’t just baby…
  • Almond-Peach-Strawberry Green Smoothie Recipe with Chia Seeds

    Tracy Russell
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    I made this tasty peach and strawberry green smoothie the other day and shared it with my 11 month old son. He is turning into quite the smoothie drinker! I can’t believe my baby is almost a year old!!! I added some chia seeds for the additional protein and a healthy dose of omega-3′s. Just two tablespoons of chia seeds provide 2.4 grams of protein and 240% of your daily recommend allowance of omega-3′s. Peaches are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, lycopene and lutein. Research shows that lycopene and lutein may help prevent heart disease, macular degeneration and…
  • Green Smoothies For Babies

    Davy Russell
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    As some of you might know, I gave birth to my first child in September of 2013. Now he is almost 11 months old and loving his green smoothies! He gets really excited when he hears the Vitamix whipping up breakfast. He crawls over to me and practically climbs up my leg trying to get some of the green smoothie I am making. Both my husband and I share our smoothies with him. He drinks about 6 ounces a day. Green smoothies are an excellent way to give your baby an easily digestible, highly nutritious form of fruits and vegetables every day. When to Introduce Your Baby To Green Smoothies I began…
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    Your Daily Vegan

  • Bacon Billboard Speaks Volumes

    Daria Zeoli
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is part of our Ad Nauseam series – a look at advertising through the ethical vegan lens. I noticed a billboard on the way home recently. The slogan: Long live bacon. The words really got me thinking, and I have no doubt they were chosen carefully. But they are false. Bacon is dead. It’s the bellies of pigs that were raised and killed in deplorable conditions so that humans can have something salty and greasy with their breakfast or on top of their (dead) hamburger. Bacon is dead pigs, and they didn’t live very long at all before we cut them up into parts. How long have…
  • On Being Vegan: The Difficulties Lie Elsewhere

    Daria Zeoli
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Being vegan, at least for me, involves a lot of careful thought. Not about how to be vegan, but about the assumptions that are made around such “being.” Here are some things I know… I’d like to call them “what I know for sure,” but seeing as this is an opinion piece, I wouldn’t want to be called bossy or anything. (Who am I kidding? Call me bossy. I don’t care. Here is what I know for sure.) Veganism is not about perfection. Caring about this cause does not mean not caring about other causes. Doing the best you can does not always mean solving…
  • Robin Williams: On Changing the World

    Daria Zeoli
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I had a raging case of the Mondays yesterday, and I was feeling a bit blue and overwhelmed last night. It can be exhausting to worry about things – whether they’re in your control or not. It can be emotionally taxing to think of the exploited human and non-human animals on this planet every day. It can be downright scary to think about the future when it’s so unclear. I was feeling all of those things as I watched a rerun and tried to distract myself. Sometime after seven, my mother came into the room with the news: Robin Williams had died. My reaction was a shocked…
  • Exploited Animals: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better

    Daria Zeoli
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is part of our Ad Nauseam series - a look at advertising through the ethical vegan lens. Remember when I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter was best-known for Fabio starring in its commercials? Things have changed. Now they’re glorifying chickens. Wait, sorry, by glorifying, I mean exploiting. Here’s a lady, blow drying a beautiful, clean, white hen into fluffed perfection. Because, and here’s the kicker, that’s how you get fluffy eggs. That is, until I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, a “simpler way to fluffier eggs”: What. The.
  • What My Dad Taught Me About Being Vegan

    Daria Zeoli
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    My dad died one year ago today. It’s hard to wrap one’s head around just how quickly time passes. There’s some weird paradox involved – has it really been a year already since my family changed? Wait a second – it seems like forever ago that I stood in that hospital room and watched the monitors. That morning went very slowly… yet at the same time, it passed in a blink of the eye. Nothing and everything changes, faster than we think. It’s the same with veganism. I’m going on five years as a vegan. It’s a reflex; I don’t think about…
 
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  • Redefining Gluten-Free and Vegan…Decadent and Delicious! – A Review

    Emma Larocque
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    When I cracked open my review copy of Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed a few weeks ago, the first thing I wanted to do was take it down to one of our local coffee shops where a year ago I had THE most disgusting GF vegan muffin I had ever tasted. Don’t get me wrong, I truly appreciate any effort that restaurants and cafés make to provide vegan options – but this sad attempt left all my non-vegan company guffawing and looking knowingly at each other – “see, we KNEW vegan baking was gross.” Even worse, the said coffee shop still has the same lonely…
  • We Animals: Taking on the Taboo

    Emma Larocque
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    With increasing numbers of vegan restaurants and products constantly popping up, and new vegan cookbooks being published every month, it sometimes feels like veganism really IS making its way into the mainstream. And indeed parts of it are. According to Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of people who identify as vegetarian or vegan in the US has doubled in the last few years (from 2.5 to 5 per cent). Certainly more people are beginning to appreciate the benefits a healthy vegan diet can bring. There is more awareness around the cruelty associated with factory farming, and even how the…
  • “Skinny Juices”: Cleanse, Build and Strengthen – a Review

    Emma Larocque
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Juicing and blending has become a way of life for my family – it’s part of our morning routine, and it’s not something I usually pull a cookbook out for – normally I open the fridge (half the time somewhat bleary-eyed), and concoct a mixture of whatever fruit and veg we have in the fridge. Maybe throw in some nuts/seeds, a few superfoods. It’s a treasured part of our day, but sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a rut making morning beverages out of the same combinations. For this reason I have had lots of fun flipping through the recipes in Danielle…
  • VeganWALL: A New Social Network JUST For Vegans

    Emma Larocque
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s getting easier to be vegan in this non-vegan world – some days more than others! – but there is a new tool being launched this September that will make it easier than ever. VeganWALL is being developed as an online community specifically for vegans that will help like-minded people to connect and share information about food, clothing, events, products and more. It will be available around the globe and in multiple languages – hopefully bringing an end to vegan travelers’ woes! We had the chance to chat recently with the creator, Miro Radenovic, about the…
  • Cooling Down with Choosing Raw: A Review

    Emma Larocque
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    I have been veg for so long now I sometimes scoff when people say to me, “but being vegan must be so hard!” That’s before I remember that I’ve been doing this for close to 20 years, so of course it’s not hard – for me. But when I think about raw food, that’s exactly what I think: “That must be so hard!”. Even to some of us longtime vegans who love food and cooking, RAW dishes – and I mean truly RAW dishes, not just salads and things that would normally be uncooked – can seem a little daunting. Needless to say I was excited when…
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  • Kelly's Bake Shoppe brings charms of childhood to grown ups

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

    Daelyn Fortney
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Pour yourself a cup of java, call over Fido and snap a picture of the charming scene.In an effort to raise $10,000 for the American Humane Association, BRIM is asking all pet lovers who also love coffee to post their pictures on Twitter or Instagram. For every picture with the hashtag #JustSayJoe, BRIM will donate $1 to the organization dedicated to the welfare of animals and children.For more information visit http://www.brim.com/brewbuddies.Daelyn Fortney | email |@daelynGreenville, SC Daelyn is the co-founder and managing director of This Dish Is Veg. She handles the daily operations…
  • Sabra launches second year as official hummus and salsa of Boston Red Sox

    Contributor
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Sabra Dipping Company, the leading manufacturer of refrigerated dips and spreads, announced today the beginning of its second year partnering with the Boston Red Sox to be the Official hummus, guacamole, and salsa of the team. Sabra will be celebrating with fans at games in Boston by giving away free samples of their delicious salsa at Fenway Park during August and September as well as free tickets to select games they’re sampling at.“We are excited to team our fresh salsa with the current World Series champion Red Sox this season,” said Eric Greifenberger, Director of Marketing at…
  • The Seed Experience offers two-day vegan lifestyle immersion experience

    Contributor
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    In America's top foodie city, there's one healthy niche that's survived diet trend after diet trend: Veganism. And in an effort to welcome skeptics and lifelong local vegans alike into one happy, healthy and inspiration-driven place, New York-based The Seed are pleased to announce a third installation of The Seed Experience.Beginning Saturday, August 9th at 10 am, the Seed Experience will kick off to the public, inviting ticketed guests to enjoy a two-day vegan lifestyle immersion experience. Showcasing talks, yoga insights, readings, cooking demonstrations and more, this indispensable guide…
  • Study: Most American households have someone monitoring or restricting part of their diet

    Contributor
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:35 am
    Most Americans (87%) say they're making an effort to eat healthy – and with good reason, as a majority say they or someone in their household monitor or restrict their intake of a nutritional component like gluten or sugar, according to a new Harris Poll. Six in ten American adults (60%, a slight uptick from 57% in 2011) say they restrict at least one nutritional component from their diet.These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,234 adults surveyed online between March 12 and 17, 2014. (Full results, including data tables, can be found here).Sugar and salt…
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  • My Vegan Road Trip to The Green Mountains of Vermont

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

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

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

    VeganWorldTrekker
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    A road trip to the state of Maine was my plan for this past Saturday. Maine is nicknamed “Vacationland”. The state offers unspoiled pine tree forests, majestic mountain ranges, and miles of crystal clear beaches and coastlines! Its southern coast is exceptionally beautiful to behold! Thus determining my visit for the day! The first stop on my itinerary was the city of Ogunquit. This popular beach town is known for its scenic vistas and charming accommodations. Walking through the quaint downtown, you find gift shops, boutiques, art galleries, and cafes. I paid a visit there…
  • Vegan Day Trippin’ Across Connecticut Coast by Essex Steam Train

    VeganWorldTrekker
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    A popular summertime destination in the state of Connecticut is the town of Essex..along the Connecticut River Valley. The area is renowned for its authentic 19th century steam trains. Since 1871, these trains have operated throughout the region. Only one hundred currently exist in the United States. One can even catch a decent glimpse of nearby Gillette Castle through the train’s window. I chose the combo package of the narrated steam train and riverboat excursion, when I arrived in the region for a splendid day trip! Vintage cars are pulled by a bona fide steam locomotive. The steam…
 
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  • Redefining Gluten-Free and Vegan…Decadent and Delicious! – A Review

    Emma Larocque
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    When I cracked open my review copy of Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed a few weeks ago, the first thing I wanted to do was take it down to one of our local coffee shops where a year ago I had THE most disgusting GF vegan muffin I had ever tasted. Don’t get me wrong, I truly appreciate any effort that restaurants and cafés make to provide vegan options – but this sad attempt left all my non-vegan company guffawing and looking knowingly at each other – “see, we KNEW vegan baking was gross.” Even worse, the said coffee shop still has the same lonely…
  • We Animals: Taking on the Taboo

    Emma Larocque
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    With increasing numbers of vegan restaurants and products constantly popping up, and new vegan cookbooks being published every month, it sometimes feels like veganism really IS making its way into the mainstream. And indeed parts of it are. According to Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of people who identify as vegetarian or vegan in the US has doubled in the last few years (from 2.5 to 5 per cent). Certainly more people are beginning to appreciate the benefits a healthy vegan diet can bring. There is more awareness around the cruelty associated with factory farming, and even how the…
  • “Skinny Juices”: Cleanse, Build and Strengthen – a Review

    Emma Larocque
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Juicing and blending has become a way of life for my family – it’s part of our morning routine, and it’s not something I usually pull a cookbook out for – normally I open the fridge (half the time somewhat bleary-eyed), and concoct a mixture of whatever fruit and veg we have in the fridge. Maybe throw in some nuts/seeds, a few superfoods. It’s a treasured part of our day, but sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a rut making morning beverages out of the same combinations. For this reason I have had lots of fun flipping through the recipes in Danielle…
  • VeganWALL: A New Social Network JUST For Vegans

    Emma Larocque
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s getting easier to be vegan in this non-vegan world – some days more than others! – but there is a new tool being launched this September that will make it easier than ever. VeganWALL is being developed as an online community specifically for vegans that will help like-minded people to connect and share information about food, clothing, events, products and more. It will be available around the globe and in multiple languages – hopefully bringing an end to vegan travelers’ woes! We had the chance to chat recently with the creator, Miro Radenovic, about the…
  • Cooling Down with Choosing Raw: A Review

    Emma Larocque
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    I have been veg for so long now I sometimes scoff when people say to me, “but being vegan must be so hard!” That’s before I remember that I’ve been doing this for close to 20 years, so of course it’s not hard – for me. But when I think about raw food, that’s exactly what I think: “That must be so hard!”. Even to some of us longtime vegans who love food and cooking, RAW dishes – and I mean truly RAW dishes, not just salads and things that would normally be uncooked – can seem a little daunting. Needless to say I was excited when…
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  • Vegan News You Can Use (8/24/14)

    JL Fields
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Vegan news you can use (8/24/14) 5 Things Holding You Back From Going Full Vegan More Are Not Only Living Green, But Eating Green Diabetic Neuropathy Improved with Vegan Diet The Soy Milk Ingredient That’s Getting the Axe Hampton Creek takes crack at breaking up egg industry Almond and Peanut Butter Recall: 6 Brands So Far Eateries tout meatless options for Orlando vegans (FL) No-Bake Vegan Dish Rewarded Iowa State Fair Honors PETA’s First-Ever Vegan Fashion Pop-Up Heads to Echo Park 12 Great Vegan Makeup Products Under $10 China’s Fledgling Animal-Rights Movement Takes…
  • As for the rest of the chickpeas…Zesty Chickpea Salad

    JL Fields
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Wednesday I posted a quick salad recipe starring chickpeas and co-starring nuts and seeds. I also prepared a dish featuring the adored garbanzo bean for a cooking demo earlier in the week so I had a bowl the leftover legumes in the refrigerator; I made this quick salad and it’s now a new quick and easy favorite! Zesty Chickpea Salad JL Fields | JLgoesVegan.com 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 2 green onions, chopped 1/2 jalapeño pepper, diced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon yellow miso 2 tablespoons vegan mayo Dulse flakes and black pepper, to taste In a big bowl, mash…
  • The simplest of salads

    JL Fields
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Good morning! Last night I made an impromptu, quick dinner that was so easy I just had to share.  Here’s the simple salad recipe: I started by chopping a small head of romaine lettuce. Then I drained and rinsed a can of chickpeas and tossed half with the lettuce in a bowl. I added chopped red onion. Then I sprinkled hemp seeds (Ziggy Marley Organic roasted salt and pepper brand from this month’s Vegan Cuts snack box), pumpkin seeds, and pine nuts over the top. I added a splash of rice vinegar, a splash of low-sodium soy sauce, and finished it off with ground black pepper.
  • Meatless Monday: Family Favorite Recipe Makeovers (Mushrooms!)

    JL Fields
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Today Meatless Monday and The Mushroom Council released a free e-book: Family Favorite Recipe Makeovers. I was happy to contribute my favorite vegan sloppy joe sandwich recipe, featuring mushrooms. Please note: it does NOT take 3 hours to make this (as noted in the recipe in the book); you’ll be eating this yummy sandwich in minutes! Download your free copy of the new ebook here. The post Meatless Monday: Family Favorite Recipe Makeovers (Mushrooms!) appeared first on JL goes Vegan.
  • Vegan News You Can Use (8/17/14)

    JL Fields
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Colorado Vegan News Today in Denver a dining event kicks off. An event sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States. An event in which ““a different hoofed animal will be showcased every evening.” Showcased to EAT. My friend James McWilliams shared his thoughts on the event on his blog yesterday. I ranted about it on Facebook Friday. Yes, I’ve always known that HSUS isn’t a vegan group. But they do make a point to show up at vegan festivals. They sure count on our donations and want us to promote their local events. As James says, “there’s a…
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    I Eat Grass

  • Music That Makes You Cooler: The Western Den

    April Newell
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you are looking for new music to relax/breathe or contemplate, The Western Den is bliss.  Powerful lyrics meet ambient meditation. ABOUT: Formed February 2013, The Western Den is the collaborative work of Deni Hlavinka (Piano) and Chris West (Acoustic Guitar), who together, blend compelling folk harmonies with ambient textures to produce a sound all their own. The duo released their debut EP, ‘Battle Hymns’, in May 2013 and premiered themselves to the public, opening for Melissa Ferrick on the northeastern leg of her national tour, in the summer of the same year.  The Western Den…
  • What’s The Big Deal About Coconut Oil?

    Amy Doot
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    As a health professional, I get that question all the time. Not too long ago, I didn’t have much to say about it. It felt like I was the last person jumping aboard the coco oil bandwagon. However, it has become one of my most favored and popular staples in my pantry as of recently, and not just because it’s delicious. There are numerous health benefits of coconut oil including hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, improved digestion and regulated metabolism.  It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure,…
  • End of Summer Fruit: A Guide to Plums

    April Newell
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Plum rhymes with yum, amiright? Plums are so delicious, and so under appreciated!  After reading this quick guide to plums, you’ll want to get yourself a new main squeeze. SEASON: May to October, with the peak in mid- to late summer.  So right now! HOW TO PICK: Bring home smooth-skinned, wrinkle-free plums without injuries or brown spots cause those aren’t tasty.  If they aren’t perfectly ripe, they will be in a few days. Raw Plum Banana Cheesecake (Yes, it’s vegan)  Check out this awesome plum dessert by Vegan Yack Attack ! The ‘cheese’ is made from…
  • What’s Wrong With the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Amarie Halley
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Image from people.com If you’ve been on social media at all within the last 7 days, you’ve probably been bombarded with this whole “Ice Bucket Challenge,” where people dump buckets of ice water on themselves to raise awareness (and money) for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. While raising awareness and funds for a horrible disease is a noble cause, much of the money being raised is going to clinics that test on animals. This is where things get complicated I was met with a lot of hostility this week, as were many…
  • SeaWorld In Trouble

    April Newell
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    It’s hard out here for Orcas, but getting even harder for those who are continuing to keep them in captivity to do so. After a year of flat attendance, a huge drop in revenue, and the announcement of Southwest Airlines dropping their 26-year partnership with SeaWorld, the aquatic amusement park decided it was time to face the animal rights activists and make some changes. We all know that the lack of attendance and cash flow for the parks was due to the groundbreaking documentary “Blackfish”, but the cause for Southwest Airlines to drop their partnership is credited to…
 
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    Oh She Glows

  • Back to School: 21 Portable Allergy-Friendly Snack Recipes! Vegan, Gluten-free, with Nut-free options

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

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Good morning! There’s a lot going on behind the scenes over here that I want to let you know about. I figured I’d just do a big update post, so I’ll get right to it. 1) New recipe rating system on Oh She Glows I can’t thank Eric enough for creating this recipe rating system for us. This is something that many of you have requested over the years and I am beyond excited to finally have it in place. We installed it late last week and I’m happy to see the ratings flying in already for so many different recipes (especially for last week’s Crispy Quinoa Cakes recipe!). Your feedback is…
  • Crispy Quinoa Cakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    All I can say is thank goodness I banked a few recipe posts earlier this summer because my inspiration has been pretty dismal during this kitchen reno. Combine that with the dreaded 3rd tri “preggo brain”, and my recipe mojo just isn’t flowing like it normally does. Then there was that disaster of a crock pot recipe I made on the weekend for Eric’s birthday. The pot is still soaking in the laundry tub because when you mess up a slow cooker recipe, you pay the price. I might have to chisel it out. Thankfully, I’ve been sitting on this recipe gem since June. I…
  • Easy Carob Almond Freezer Fudge + Frosty Recipe

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Oh do I have a fun treat for you today. It showcases one of my old favourites – carob. Have you tried carob powder before? The pods of the tropical carob tree contain a sweet pulp which is dried, roasted, and ground into powder form. Carob is caffeine-free and contains antioxidants as well as calcium, iron, potassium, and fibre. I love mixing a spoonful of it into my vegan overnight oats, banana soft serve, homemade almond milk, or tossing some into a smoothie for a natural sweetener. I usually buy it in bulk from Bulk Barn (a great way to sample it if you are on the fence), but certain…
  • 21 Vegan Freezer-Friendly Meal/Snack Recipes + My Tips for Freezing

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    I’ve had several requests lately for freezer-friendly meal ideas. It must be that time of year! With our little bambino on the way in a couple months, I’ve been making a list of meals I’m going to try to make in advance to stash away in the freezer. It will be a miracle if I can even get through a third of this list below (considering I have no working oven until late August…minor detail, hah), but I included plenty of options so you have some variety to choose from! The recipes at the top of my “must-make” list are: My Favourite Vegan Chili; Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale…
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  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache

    eatingwhole
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Ingredients (makes 12-14 cookies, 6-8 cookie sandwiches): 1 Cup sunflower seed meal (blend 1 Cup raw, hulled sunflower seeds in your high speed blender) 1/2 Cup sorghum flour 1/2 Cup potato starch 1/2 Cup non-dairy chocolate chips 1/4 Cup coconut sugar (You may substitute with raw sugar) 1 stick non-dairy butter (You may substitute with […]
  • Firecracker Wraps

    eatingwhole
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Ingredients (makes 4-6, depending how full you make them): 1 14-oz container extra firm tofu, cut into cubes 1 1/2 Cups corn (or 2 ears of corn, steamed) 1 Cup kale, chopped 2 bell peppers, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger Sea salt, to taste Oil for saute (about 2 Tablespoons) […]
  • Perfect Brownies: Protein Packed with Black Beans!

    eatingwhole
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    This is one of my favorite snacks to bring to fuel me through a hike! What, I bring brownies?! Oh yeah! Not just any brownies – flourless fueled by PROTEIN packed black beans!! The reaction when I tell people these are made from black beans is a gaping- mouthed look of pure astonishment and disbelief! […]
  • Zesty Zucchini Muffins

    eatingwhole
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    These muffins have a beautiful light & airy crumb!  At just 21 calories per cup, this gorgeous green squash adds depth to the bright orange-zest & cinnamon muffin.  Zucchini also packs a pretty little punch of vitamin C; 1 Cup of zucchini contains 22 milligrams (learn more here!). Ingredients (makes 1 dozen muffins): 1 1/2 […]
  • Pumpkin Raviolis with Creamy Pumpkin Sage Sauce

    eatingwhole
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    I know, it’s EARLY for pumpkin recipes!  You know what though, I’ve been holding on to this beauty for almost a year, and I HAD to post it! If the pumpkin latte is being offered in T-minus three days, certainly we can accept pumpkin sage ravioli in a decadent cream sauce, right?!  These are sure […]
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  • Clearing Your Mind With Sage Tea Leads To Improved Memory

    Aqiyl Aniys
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    When I started drinking sage tea and I realized it helped to calm my mind. I am always working on several things at the same time and sometimes my mind... The post Clearing Your Mind With Sage Tea Leads To Improved Memory appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Naturally Protect Against The Ebola Virus

    Aqiyl Aniys
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    There is currently no vaccine and no specific treatment available to combat the Ebola virus, though several experimental vaccines are being developed... The post Naturally Protect Against The Ebola Virus appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Is Ebola Virus? I Don’t Mean To Scare You With This Post

    Aqiyl Aniys
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    What is Ebola Virus? There are some things we don't feel like dealing with because they remind us how fragile we are and the Ebola virus is one of those... The post What Is Ebola Virus? I Don’t Mean To Scare You With This Post appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Liver Damage Symptoms

    Aqiyl Aniys
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    It is important to remember that any of these liver damage symptoms by themselves are not necessarily signs of liver damage... The post Liver Damage Symptoms appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Does Your Liver Do?

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    It is very important to understand"What does your liver do?" and "liver damage symptoms". We often take our bodies for granted and think they will... The post What Does Your Liver Do? appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Searching for Vegetarian Friendly Food

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Being a vegetarian traveller isn’t too hard in most countries around the world, at least in cities. However it pays to have more than one method up your sleeve for finding vegetarian friendly eating options. Here are some methods to get your thinking started, but just treat these as a starting point for your own […]Searching for Vegetarian Friendly Food is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Vegetarian Wines

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Those new to vegetarianism often don’t realize how many animal products are in the foods they consume. In fact, I was vegetarian for several years as a teenager before I understood the concept of animal rennet. At that time, there were no cheeses available with non-animal rennet in our local supermarket, so maybe it was […]Vegetarian Wines is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • How to Visit Palm Springs on a Budget – 6 Tips

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    16 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    1. Weekdays are much cheaper…. but you can still grab a bargain on the weekend. I paid around $55 a night for my weeknight stays by booking 2 1/2 to 3 star properties on Priceline or Hotwire. For a weekend stay, I paid $72 a night for a Saturday and Sunday night (the same offer […]How to Visit Palm Springs on a Budget – 6 Tips is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Brighton Veg Fest 2014 – Tips for Attending

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    11 Mar 2014 | 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 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! Another […]Brighton Veg Fest 2014 – Tips for Attending is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
  • Healthy Hotel Room Wraps

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    16 Feb 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I’ve been eating badly lately. I’ve been craving salad, which I know means something has been wrong with what I’ve been eating. I solved that today but going and buying around $20 worth of ingredients for 4 days or so worth of wraps. These are great for when you have a fridge but no other […]Healthy Hotel Room Wraps is a post by Vegetarians Abroad. All rights reserved. Publication on other websites prohibited.
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