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  • Do multivitamins make you healthier?

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    Lane
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Some experts say it's time to give up on daily multivitamins to preserve health, but others disagree. What should you do? If you take a multivitamin, it's probably because you want to do everything you can to protect your health. But there is still limited evidence that a daily cocktail of essential vitamins and minerals […]
  • Nutritionist Asks UK Govt to Change NHS Eatwell Plate

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    Tony - FoodsforLife
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:27 am
    Healthy Eating & Nutrition News: Petition - UK Govt Pls Change NHS Eatwell PlateUK Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is asking everyone to sign her petition to change the NHS Eatwell Plate administered by Public Health EnglandYvonne says "The eatwell plate is not fit for purpose, it encourages people to eat up to 34% saturated fat rich foods and many of the foods depicted in the 33% carbohydrate section are nutrient poor and likely to end up stored as fat in the body too. The Eatwell ratios are outdated and need to reflect research that shows our vegetable intake should be double that of…
  • Wednesday Goodies

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    Courtney
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy mid-week! I’ve got a few more cute items to share with you. Though I haven’t tried any of these yet, they have all piqued my interest. Refillable K-Cups Single-serve coffee makers have certainly become the easiest way to have a freshly brewed cup of coffee, made just right. But what about all of those [...]Check out the review @ Wednesday Goodies
  • Vegan Carob Protein Balls

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    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…
  • Adventures in Cycling - A DOUBLE Race Report

    Vegan Heart Doc
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    When I fractured my foot back in December, I knew I wouldn't be able to do the marathons I had been training for.  So my goals had to change.  I always looked in awe upon my teammates, particularly my female teammates, who were participating in challenging bike rides, things like the Mulholland Challenge and Furnace Creek 508.  And, I've always been a slightly weaker cyclist compared to my abilities in swimming and running, with the excuse that I have long legs and they're just not very good levers.So, in those six weeks in an orthopedic boot, I'd go to spin classes 3-4…
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  • Do multivitamins make you healthier?

    Lane
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Some experts say it's time to give up on daily multivitamins to preserve health, but others disagree. What should you do? If you take a multivitamin, it's probably because you want to do everything you can to protect your health. But there is still limited evidence that a daily cocktail of essential vitamins and minerals […]
  • Meatonomics: The Bizarre Economics of Meat and Dairy

    Lane
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Source:  YouTube Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of Meatonomics affect us in many ways. Most importantly, we’ve lost the ability to decide for ourselves what – and how much – to eat.  Those decisions are made […]
  • Stellar Vegan Salads: new book by Sharon Discorfano

    Lane
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Sharon Discorfano's new book "Stellar Vegan Salads" is now available in hard copy. We are awaiting out review copy, but I wanted to pass along the press release to you. Once we receive a copy of the book, we will review it and update this information. NEW YORK, NY, April 3, 2014 -- Salads…boring? Not […]
  • Vegan Meat Tastes Like Chicken

    Lane
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
      Last May, Whole Foods recalled two types of curried chicken salad that had been sold in some of its stores in the Northeast. The retailer’s kitchens had accidentally confused a batch of “chick’n” salad made with a plant protein substitute with one made from real chicken, and reversed the labels. Consumers buying the version […]
  • Go Veggie and Spork Foods Tour Whole Foods

    Lane
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:03 pm
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  • Nutritionist Asks UK Govt to Change NHS Eatwell Plate

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:27 am
    Healthy Eating & Nutrition News: Petition - UK Govt Pls Change NHS Eatwell PlateUK Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is asking everyone to sign her petition to change the NHS Eatwell Plate administered by Public Health EnglandYvonne says "The eatwell plate is not fit for purpose, it encourages people to eat up to 34% saturated fat rich foods and many of the foods depicted in the 33% carbohydrate section are nutrient poor and likely to end up stored as fat in the body too. The Eatwell ratios are outdated and need to reflect research that shows our vegetable intake should be double that of…
  • Happy Valentine's Day

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    14 Feb 2014 | 2:30 am
    Happy Valentine's dayMore Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News
  • Marmite! I can explain everything!

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    12 Feb 2014 | 3:55 pm
    @marmite Honest! It's not what it looks like! #threesome #ValentinesDay #massacre @Tesco @sainsburys #caughtoncamera pic.twitter.com/yBiSQmsNsH— Tony Bishop-Weston (@BishopWeston) February 12, 2014More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News
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    Tony - FoodsforLife
    12 Feb 2014 | 11:13 am
    @marmite I'm so sorry ! She ( @sainsburys ) was just a fling, tempted me, wasn't love, meant nothing #caughtredhanded pic.twitter.com/LYR6BKaMW7— Tony Bishop-Weston (@BishopWeston) February 10, 2014 More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News
  • Could this Vegan Pizza Stop Heart Disease, Cancer and Altzhiemers?

    Tony - FoodsforLife
    20 Dec 2013 | 4:03 pm
    Domino’s Now Offers Vegan Pizza In IsraelThe world's favourite food just went vegan. Well not strictly true - we do have vegan pizzas in the shops.V Bites make one and if you take your own dairy free / vegan cheese into PizzaExpress they'll usually oblige with a vegan version of whatever you like (just don't expect a discount for supplying your own ingredients)But it just goes to show that if enough people stand up at once and ask then anything can happen.Dairy is implicated implicated in a number of chronic health problems and conditions so an alternative Dairy Free pizza made with vegan…
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  • Wednesday Goodies

    Courtney
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy mid-week! I’ve got a few more cute items to share with you. Though I haven’t tried any of these yet, they have all piqued my interest. Refillable K-Cups Single-serve coffee makers have certainly become the easiest way to have a freshly brewed cup of coffee, made just right. But what about all of those [...]Check out the review @ Wednesday Goodies
  • Garden State Green Fest: Groovy Globe

    Courtney
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Groovy Globe is another earth conscious company that I met at the Garden State Green Fest at Kean University on March 15. Groovy Globe is an eco-company that was started by Candace, who has a 15-year career in promoting businesses and consumer products. She thought using her knowledge would help to benefit other companies too. [...]Check out the review @ Garden State Green Fest: Groovy Globe
  • Daiya Provolone Style Slices

    Courtney
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Traditional provolone is one of those cheeses that I always forget is really so great when melted and super stretchy, I’m definitely a fan. So I was hoping that would help me easily become a fan of Daiya’s provolone style slices, as a great alternative in my sandwiches. Created with similar ingredients to other Daiya [...]Check out the review @ Daiya Provolone Style Slices
  • Garden State Green Fest 2014: Green Eileen

    Courtney
    19 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you missed my recap of the Garden State Green Fest including a Q&A with Ed Begley, Jr and details of his green talk, check it out here. Onward to another great company to feature! After listening to Ed’s talk, there was a good amount of time until the next lecture I was considering attending [...]Check out the review @ Garden State Green Fest 2014: Green Eileen
  • Garden State Green Fest: Q&A with Ed Begley, Jr. and Green Awards

    Courtney
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Upon my arrival to the Garden State Green Fest, held at Kean University I was thrilled to see the awards ceremony occurring, presented by actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. It was fantastic to see citizens being honored here are a few that I found unique: Eight year old Aaron Diament, who raises Monarch butterflies [...]Check out the review @ Garden State Green Fest: Q&A with Ed Begley, Jr. and Green Awards
 
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  • 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…
  • Is Carrageenan Safe?

    Erin
    9 Feb 2014 | 9:52 am
    Recently, I wrote White Wave, the makers of Silk soymilk to ask if they would reconsider the use of carrageenan in their products as the safety of regular consumption seems still an unknown. What follows is their response, to which I’ve added links to the various studies they referenced. For the most part, I tend to err on the side of caution, in this case preferring soymilk made without this additive. Better yet, should time allow, I like to make my own, which tends to be almost as creamy as those manufactured with this thickener, and certainly creamier than those without. Thank you…
  • A Small Tweak For The New Year

    Erin
    12 Jan 2014 | 4:50 pm
    As you flip the calendar on another year, perhaps you’re embarking on some of the standard New Year’s resolutions, e.g., weight loss, fitness, etc.. Of course, all noble pursuits. Here’s another you might consider that will take no more effort than being mindful of your posture. Not the straight-backed kind, though that’s a good idea too, but rather your body language in general and power positions in particular. It turns out just two minutes holding such a pose can increase your testosterone and lower your cortisol levels, making you feel more confident and less…
  • Vegan Debate

    Erin
    14 Dec 2013 | 10:57 am
    Last week, I caught this great live debate on veganism. The online viewership was so large that buffering issues were a problem. The good news is, it was recorded! What I really liked about this debate was its formality, in that it followed standard rules of discourse and didn’t devolve into a shouting match. It also seemed each side had plenty of time to make their points and counterpoints. The audience was polled before and after the discussion to determine whether they were for or against the motion “Don’t Eat Anything With A Face.” The pre-debate results were 24%…
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    Vegan Heart Doc

  • Adventures in Cycling - A DOUBLE Race Report

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    When I fractured my foot back in December, I knew I wouldn't be able to do the marathons I had been training for.  So my goals had to change.  I always looked in awe upon my teammates, particularly my female teammates, who were participating in challenging bike rides, things like the Mulholland Challenge and Furnace Creek 508.  And, I've always been a slightly weaker cyclist compared to my abilities in swimming and running, with the excuse that I have long legs and they're just not very good levers.So, in those six weeks in an orthopedic boot, I'd go to spin classes 3-4…
  • Passover is Coming!!!

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Often a holiday of culinary decadence with eggs, meat, cream, butter, matzah and constipation, I like to take a healthy spin on Pesach.  Here are several years of Passover seders, dishes, and exploration.  The older posts are some of my more rudimentary attempts at vegan Pesach dishes.  The more recent posts, particularly my three seders 2011-2013, represent a far more polished effort.Seder 2013Seder 2012Seder 20112009200820072006 - Passover as a new vegan and Eggplant and Matzo Meal Pancakes and Matza PastaGold the Greyhound likes matzah!
  • Stuff Vegans Ask Me

    18 Mar 2014 | 9:13 pm
    One day last week, I had three plant-based vegan patients on my schedule.  As a managed-care employed cardiologist, that's a lot!!And, my vegan patients tend to have very interesting questions.  So in my next few posts, I'm going to address a few of them.First question:  "Caldwell Esselstyn doesn't permit nuts in his diet.  Do you eat nuts?"source: nutstop.comShort answer: Yes.Longer answer:  Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, in his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, put his patients on plant-based diets with no oil and no nuts.  Through that diet, he…
  • Rethink Food

    9 Mar 2014 | 8:54 pm
    I wrote a chapter for this book, Rethink Food.  It is available on Amazon for purchase!Featuring over 100 doctors, 8 renowned nutritionists, and 8 elite athletes from around the world, Rethink Food empowers you with a tastefully simple solution for a healthier, stronger, and smarter you! The misinformation regarding our health is one of today’s greatest injustices. We have been led to believe that meat and dairy are the foundation of good health. This is a myth and the science can no longer be ignored. From the Ivy Leagues of Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Cornell to the UK, India,…
  • Running again... and a return to Barry's

    5 Mar 2014 | 8:03 pm
    It's been three months since my right foot 5th metatarsal fracture.My fracture is almost, but not completely, healed.  The orthopedic surgeon has cleared me to do "light running," which apparently means I can run on dirt, trails, and treadmills, but not on pavement.  So, for the past 3 weeks, I've been running a few days a week.  At first my right foot would practically slap down on the ground and I feared flexing the foot, so my running gait was pretty awkward.  But gradually it's gotten better.  Physical therapy, as well as gaining some confidence as I…
 
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    VEGETARIAN RECIPES

  • Vegetable Lasagna

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Vegetable Lasagna Serves 8. 9 pieces lasagna, uncooked1 medium yellow onion, chopped, about 1 cup1 teaspoon vegetable oil2 garlic cloves, crushed8 ounces mushrooms, sliced thin1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped1 10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed, draine...Read More
  • BBQ Veggie Meatloaf Recipe

    10 Feb 2014 | 7:48 pm
    BBQ Veggie Meatloaf Recipe1 (12 ounce) pkg. vegetarian burger crumbles1 cup barbecue sauce (halved)1/2 cup chopped onion1/2 cup chopped green pepper2 cloves garlic, minced1/3 cup bread crumbs with Romano cheese1 large egg, beaten1/4 teaspoon dried parsley...Read More
  • Spinach Strata

    4 Feb 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Spinach StrataYou can assemble this a day ahead, then pop it in the oven -- right from the refrigerator -- just 1 hour before serving. 8 slice(s) firm white bread4 ounce(s) (1 cup) mozzarella cheese, shredded1 package(s)(10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach,...Read More
  • Fettuccine Primivera

    22 Jan 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Fettuccine Primivera Makes 5 servings1 cup broccoli flowerets1 cup sliced zucchini1/2 cup dices red or green peppers1/2 cup chopped onion1/2 tsp. basil3/4 cup butter or margarine2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges1/2 cup sliced mushrooms1 (12 oz.) package ...Read More
  • Meditarrarian Lasagna

    22 Jan 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Meditarrarian Lasagnacooking spray 2 cups chopped leeks 1 1/2 cups chopped onions 1 teaspoon dried mint flakes 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped 1 (7 ounce) bottle roasted red ...Read More
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  • Fresh Berris With Cashew Cream

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    A fresh and "raw' dessert that's easy to put together, healthy and so delicious. Enjoy!Fresh Berris With Cashew CreamRating: 0Created: Apr 17, 2014 5:04:54 PM
  • Cabbage-Free Protein-Packed Cole Slaw

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Plenty of roughage but easier to digest than cabbage. Good as a side, with a protein punch that makes it a meal when served with bread, rice, or pasta.Cabbage-Free Protein-Packed Cole SlawRating: 0Created: Apr 17, 2014 4:57:20 PM
  • Guacamole (Vegan)

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I've been kicking around the idea of making an easy guacamole without dairy and came up with this as inspired by a recipe found on thecreativecaveman.com. I do like my guacamole smooth however but made an exception here and was pleasantly surprised by my laboratory experiment!Guacamole (Vegan)Rating: 0Created: Apr 16, 2014 3:15:20 PM
  • Fajita Mix - Gluten Free

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    A gluten free alternative to all of the processed offerings out there. Due to our daughter's intolerance to gluten, maize and other grains, we came up with the follwoing recipe for Fajita Mix.Fajita Mix - Gluten FreeRating: 0Created: Apr 15, 2014 2:27:19 PM
  • Pasta Puttanesca Perfecto

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I LOVE pasta puttanesca, and have made it a few different ways, sometimes even with tuna. However, this is my go-to recipe that is quite easy to put together. I have made this as a first-course for holiday dinners or for my weeknight cravings. I must say, though, that the fresh herbs are key!Pasta Puttanesca PerfectoRating: 0Created: Apr 15, 2014 2:09:17 PM
 
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  • eggless homemade mayonnaise recipes, yogurt mayonnaise, yogurt recipes

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Find here eggless homemade mayonnaise recipes. These 3 easy to make eggless mayonnaise recipes include 1. yogurt mayonnaise 2. with bread 3. with white sauce.
  • Discover Multiple Ways to Help HSUS Fly

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    New arrangements with corporate supporters like Amazon and Discover make it easier than ever to help animals without making too much of an effort.        Related StoriesSeal Slaughter Resumes in CanadaSee World From Orca’s EyesOne More Big Whack Against Gestation Crates, With Progress Throughout Latin America 
  • Spring Clean Up For Your Workout

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    It’s that time of year again – the snow is officially gone (as we hope), the sun is shining, and those thick sweaters are soon to be put away back into the storage bin. In just a few weeks Memorial Day Weekend and summer will be right around the corner. Continue reading →
  • August: Osage County Reminds Us to Salute Young Vegans

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's easier not to: not to critically think, not to reject the status quo, not to be "weird." But easy isn't always right.
  • Pasta au Gratin: Oo you fancy, huh?

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
      I LOVE macaroni & cheese!  I have made countless versions that I have fallen in love with, but this – THIS BABY – is my hands-down favorite!  Pasta au Gratin: Fancified Mac ‘n Cheese (oo you fancy, huh?!). Enjoy!  Ingredients (serves 4): 1 lb of pasta of choice, cooked per instructions (I used organic […]
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  • Pavlovian Conditioning

    Hannah Kaminsky
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Fancy and flour-free, it’s unlikely that you’d find any dessert better suited for Passover than the classic pavlova. Crispy meringue cradles whipped cream and fresh fruits, creating a simultaneously light and rich sensation all in one bite. Based heavily on egg whites and dairy, this versatile treat is surprisingly easy to veganize while remaining every bit as luscious. Pictured above is a miniature interpretation, perfect for a single serving so that no one has to share. It all starts with the Meringue Cookies on page 191 of Vegan Desserts, piped in small nest shapes with a large…
  • Well-Traveled Treats

    Hannah Kaminsky
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Time was not on my side. Mere days before departing for my two month stint in Hawaii, a generous package from Dear Coco landed on my doorstep, over a half dozen glossy chocolate bars embellished with huge chunks of amber brown toffee. These were no ordinary candies, boasting flavors as wild as curry and wasabi, each one inspired by various cuisines across the globe. Despite my voracious sweet tooth, I couldn’t have possibly eaten them all before jetting off, but there was no way I could leave them behind. Somehow it seemed fitting that such a worldly collection of chocolates should…
  • Matzo, Matzo Man

    Hannah Kaminsky
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Sundown on Monday, April 14 marks the beginning of Passover, a week devoted to celebrating spring, remembering the past, and eating cardboard instead of delicious grains, whole or otherwise processed. Needless to say, it’s that last part that really gets to me, as matzo has never been my favorite food in the world. Perhaps they would come in handy as mulch or filler for the litter box, but unadorned sheets of the unleavened bread hold little if any culinary value in my eyes. Thankfully, immense improvements in flavor can be made with just a little bit of work, and I’ve had the…
  • When Life Gives You Long Peppers…

    Hannah Kaminsky
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The inability to simply say “no” or even “maybe not this time” has gotten me into a number of tricky situations, typically ending with an overload of extra work to contend with. This past weekend, however, was the first time that those missing words ended with an overload of hot long peppers. Valley VegFest was winding down, my pie demo completed and the exhibitor’s hall quickly emptying out, when I chanced by a farm stand display of fresh produce. Picking through the remnants, two shiny, green peppers and three slightly bruised finger bananas satisfied my hunger…
  • Lox of Love

    Hannah Kaminsky
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:25 am
    Old Man Winter sure doesn’t fight fair, unafraid to hit below the belt and then kick you when you’re down. Dirty tricks are just half of the relentless assault, adding in mind games that could soften anyone’s resolve to the consistency of over-boiled ramen noodles. Surely, one would think that by the last day of March, spring would have been able to fend off this attack, but the snow currently accumulating on top of the delicate, freshly sprouted crocuses would say otherwise. The month is going out like a lion, indeed. Beaten and bruised, I officially accept defeat. Winter…
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  • Let your fingers do the walking

    Celine
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:54 am
    Vegan Finger Foods will be out very, very shortly! Tami and I received our advance copies a few weeks ago. I’m quite pleased with the outcome, and impatient for you to see it soon too; it looks beautiful with its glossy pages and cool design. Not to mention, over one hundred to-die-for recipes…like the Hot Pepper Toastwiches up there. In order to share the excitement, here’s a gift for you: The first 100 people (within the US and Canada only, so sorry) who email us at veganfingerfoods@gmail.com with proof of purchase will receive a spiffy signed bookplate that they can use…
 
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • FARINATA (ITALIAN CHICKPEA FLOUR "PANCAKE") WITH VEGETABLE TOPPING FOR DINNER

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    NOTE: Apologies for my lack of posting and this short post!  I'm trying to get ready for Easter company and I have a knee that's acting up, so I'm not getting as much done as I would like.  I'll post a proper post very soon!HAPPY EASTER AND HAPPY PASSOVER/PESACH!Above is a photo of our dinner the other night-- Farinata (Italian chickpea flour "pancake") with a topping of lightly sautéed veggies and a bit of vegan cheese, accompanied by roasted cauliflower. This is one of my favorite dishes. The recipe for the basic Farinata (and some history, too) is at this post on my…
  • MOIST AND DELICIOUS WHOLEGRAIN PEANUT BUTTER-BANANA BRAN MUFFINS

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    This recipe is an old one in our house-- I developed it for my book "The Fiber for Life Cookbook", published back in 2002.  Nothing fancy, but nutritious and delicious. My granddaughter has been enjoying them today, too.  No need for butter on these-- just a little of your favorite jam!Printable CopyBRYANNA’S PEANUT BUTTER-BANANA BRAN MUFFINS (can be soy-free)    Makes 12      All you need is a little jam or jelly on these delicious and healful muffins.ALLERGY NOTE:  If you are allergic to peanuts, use any other favorite nut butter…
  • MY VEGAN VERSION OF HUMMUS BIL “LAHME” (Hummus with Spicy “Meat” & Nut Mixture)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:38 pm
    This is a dish that I brought to a casual dinner the other night.  It's a hearty variation on plain ol' hummus, of Jordanian and Palestinian origin-- one that I've been planning to "veganize" for a while now.  I've been researching this dish for some time.  I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone's mother in that part of the globe has a different recipe for it!  Some versions use ground meat (from lots to just a little), and some use cubes. Some decorate the dish with whole chickpeas and some don't.  Yogurt or labeneh (yogurt cheese) may oor may not be dolloped on…
  • SIMPLE SOUP AND A SALAD-- HEALTHFUL AND DELICIOUS

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Since I've been limping around  with what appears to be "water-on-the-knee" I haven't exactly been cooking up a storm.  It's getting better, but I'm nervous about "2 steps forward, 1 step back", so I'm being careful.I made two simple dishes on Monday, to have on hand for lunches and snacks.  The soup is an old favorite, which I'm going to reproduce below, but the salad was a new one.  I had purchased some frozen green garbanzo beans from Costco-- something new to me-- and decided to devise a nice hearty grain and veggie salad utilizing them. ( I had previously used them in…
  • A HEARTY FULL-MEAL-DEAL: SWEET POTATO AND BLACKEYED PEA SALAD

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I like combining traditional ingredients (Southern USA, in this case) in untraditional ways.  This combo makes a delicious, fiber-and-nutrient-rich, colorful salad, which can serve as a hearty side dish or a meal in itself. It's a wonderful hot-weather dish, of course, but it's also hearty enough for a winter salad and utilizes staples you might have in your kitchen during cold-weather months. The zingy dressing is practically fat-free, too.Printable CopyBRYANNA'S SWEET POTATO AND BLACKEYED PEA SALADServes 6Salad:3 cups cooked or canned blackeyed peas, drained1 lb. orange sweet potato,…
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  • The "Happy" in Happy Herbivore (Happy is Love!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    My Dad (Papa Herbivore) emailed:"You may have written about this before but did you ever think about writing a blog about the "Happy" of Happy Herbivore. All of your readers know what the word Herbivore means but I'm not so sure they all know, or experience, or feel what all happiness entails. Just a thought." He's right. While I've talked about Herbie, and why I chose an elephant for my company logo (and what it all means) before, I've never talked about the name "Happy Herbivore"."Herbivore" is self-explanatory, but what about the "Happy" part?Fun fact: I didn't come up with the name "Happy…
  • Herbie of the Week: Crystalyn (She Lowered Her Cholesterol by 69 Points & Dropped 34lbs!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbie of the Week, Crystalyn!A couple months ago, Crystalyn posted a before and after picture on the Happy Herbivore Facebook page. Her transformation was incredible, so of course I had to ask her to be part of the Herbie of the Week series!After years of struggling with her weight, Crystalyn turned her entire life (and health) around by switching to a plant-based diet in 2013. In less than a year, she lost more than 30lbs and lowered her cholesterol by more than 65 points!Here's Crystalyn's story in her own words!To properly explain my plant-based journey, I have to start at the…
  • The Best of Spring Meal Plan!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Let the sunshine in!Celebrate the arrival of spring with this week's meal plan!Enjoy the greatest (and healthiest) hits of the season with the Spring Portobello Mushrooms, Citrus Spring Salad, Maple Glazed Vegetables and Springtime Stir-Fry (family).But that's not all! You'll also find meal plan faves like Double Chocolate Muffins, Creamy Carrot Soup (indi.), Eggless Egg Salad (family), and much more!Citrus Spring SaladIndividual Highlights Spring Portobello MushroomsDouble Chocolate MuffinSesame Greens & QuinoaMaple Glazed VegetablesCitrus Spring SaladCaramel Cream SmoothieGreen Spring…
  • Teaching Tuesday: Non-Dairy Milks

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    By popular demand, this week's Teaching Tuesday is all about non-dairy milks!Fun fact: Did you know non-dairy milks can't be labeled as "milk" in Europe? The word "milk" is actually a protected dominion reserved only for mammary secretions. (Source) Instead, they're labeled as "drinks" (i.e. soy drink).There are a lot of non-dairy milks on the market today, but rather than focusing on all of them, here is a breakdown of the most popular (and common) ones and how they're made:Soy milk is made from soaking dry soybeans and grinding them in water.Almond milk is made from ground almonds and…
  • Minimalist Monday: Wallet Clean Out

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    You don't always have to take on a big project to kick off your minimalist journey. The important thing is to just start, even if it's something small. It's also the small projects that are overlooked the most -- when was the last time you looked in your wallet!?I find it's almost always a place of clutter, chaos, and unnecessary "trash", which is why I recently cleaned mine out.After a few minutes of sorting (really, that's all it takes!), you should be left with the essentials: driver license/ID card, debit/credit cards, insurance card(s), and a little cash.But what about the other "stuff"…
 
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    An Animal Friendly Life

  • Bringing Your Dog On The Boat

    ananimal
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Two legged sailors are unquestionably in the bulk, but the four legged (or even more) variety should not be forgotten around. I am speaking about boating with pets naturally. For those who share a passion for both boating and being a pet proprietor it will be unimaginable to distinguish the two. So, here are some ideas about how to make Rover and Rover’s owner joyful boaters. Pets are not wholly not the same as Yamaha owners, in that we both enjoy being surrounded by familiar and favourite things. Thus, bring some of your pets favourite playthings, sleep equipment, and food to the boat.
  • Healthy Weight Loss For Dogs

    ananimal
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Is the dog losing weight for no obvious motive like a diet change or increased physical action? Occasionally an animal may be encompassed with a state that causes them to drop some weight unintentionally. This is particularly unhealthy since it might make them become underweight that may be equally as dangerous for creatures that aren’t heavy. best weight loss supplements Should you become aware of your pet is losing weight the very first thing you should think about is dehydration. Two thirds of the body is made from water, so unexpected weight-loss might result from water reduction,…
  • Hair Loss in Cats

    ananimal
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    I used to be shocked to discover just how many various rationales your cat could endure hair thinning. In most of the instances the cat hair thinning is due to allergic reaction to a particular kind of food, or too little nutrients. Therefore the very first thing you will wish to accomplish will be to shift your cats diet and observe your cat carefully for just a few days to see whether you observe any more hair loss. This may mean that it’s a critical illness should you see your cat remains experiencing cat hair loss. It might potentially be some type of disorder. DO NOT PANIC!!! Many…
  • Kidney Problems In Pets

    ananimal
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:33 am
    Among the questions we ask of our new customers is how they learn about us. By doing research – mainly on-line – for natural and productive approaches to aid in improving their pet’s present health conditions many located us. What Do Kidneys Do? A principal player within’s filtration system, your pet’s kidneys supply an important function in removing toxins in the bloodstream and discharging them through the pee. In order to see why the welfare your furry friend’s kidneys is so critical. Signals of Kidney Troubles There are definite signals to find when…
  • Video Conferencing Monitoring Your Pets

    ananimal
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:04 am
    Installing a pet video conference camera is an excellent strategy to observe your cat or dog. They might be getting into trouble that’s not only mischievous, but possibly dangerous also, when you are away at work or running errands. Perhaps your family pet is ill and you also suppose they’re eating something they should not be. This occurs fairly regularly, and a lot of individuals do not find out until too late since they aren’t able to spend plenty of time with all the critter to track their conduct. A pet hidden camera is able to help you discover exactly what the issue…
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    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

  • On “Journeys”

    Gary L. Francione
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    If many people said, “I did not reject racism overnight; it took me a long time to stop being a racist,” would we say that rejecting racism is a matter of a personal “journey”? Would we say that we should not take the position that racism is unequivocally and absolutely wrong? Would we say that our continuing to be racists–but more “compassionate” racists–is morally acceptable? Of course not. To say that it is a matter of a personal “journey” is to say that there is no moral truth about racism. It is the exact same situation when it…
  • Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship?

    Gary L. Francione
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Despite 200 years of animal welfare laws, which require “humane” treatment and prohibit the imposition of “unnecessary” suffering, animal exploitation is occurring in more horrific ways than at any time in human history. On Friday, April 11, 2014, Rutgers School of Law–Newark will host a conference on “Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation or Citizenship” at which emerging approaches to acknowledging the moral value of animals will be explored in an interdisciplinary setting by some of the foremost scholars in the field. These new approaches include: 1) arguing for the status of…
  • New York Times Debate on Carriage Horses

    Gary L. Francione
    18 Jan 2014 | 7:07 am
    The New York Times Room for Bebate examined the issue of carriage horses in New York City in light of Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to ban them. The abolitionist perspective was represented. You can read the debate in it’s entirety here. Gary L. Francione Professor, Rutgers University The post New York Times Debate on Carriage Horses appeared first on Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Related posts: The New York City Bar Association Sets a Low Bar for Balance Animal Care and Control: The Sad Failure of New York City’s Municipal Shelter System Debate with Professor Michael…
  • Professor Francione is Interviewed About Abolitionist Animal Rights on “Breaking the Set”

    Gary L. Francione
    11 Dec 2013 | 8:25 pm
    The post Professor Francione is Interviewed About Abolitionist Animal Rights on “Breaking the Set” appeared first on Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Related posts: Professor Francione Delivers Keynote Speech at the 2013 DePaul University College of Law Event, “Animals as Food: The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory Farming”/October 30, 2013 Abolitionist Animal Rights/Abolitionist Veganism: in a Nutshell The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights in China! Upcoming Abolitionist Approach Podcast on Effective Animal Rights Advocacy: A…
  • Professor Francione Delivers Keynote Speech at the 2013 DePaul University College of Law Event, “Animals as Food: The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory Farming”/October 30, 2013

    Gary L. Francione
    30 Nov 2013 | 6:22 am
    The post Professor Francione Delivers Keynote Speech at the 2013 DePaul University College of Law Event, “Animals as Food: The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory Farming”/October 30, 2013 appeared first on Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Related posts: IndyMediaLive–Tuesday, October 5 Book Event on Saturday, February 5 Announcement of New Series on Animal Ethics by Columbia University Press On Johnny Weir, Single-Issue Campaigns, Treatment, and Abolitionist Veganism Important Announcement: No Factory-Farmed Small Fish Friday
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Discover Multiple Ways to Help HSUS Fly

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    So many people support The HSUS because we are the top animal-care provider in our field and also the most influential and impactful advocacy organization, battling against dogfighting, puppy mills, the trade in ivory and rhino horn, commercial whaling, factory farming, and so many other problems. Skymiles donations have helped staff travel on critical animal rescue missions, including puppy mill rescues But in addition to making a gift to The HSUS, you can help bolster programs with our corporate supporters. Over the past year, donations of Delta Airlines Skymiles have helped our staff…
  • Full-Court Press in the Courts

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Back in the late 1950s, The HSUS printed this mission statement on its membership cards: “Every Field of Humane Work—EVERYWHERE."  But even our founders could not have anticipated how today The HSUS and its affiliates bring so many tools to the fight.  The recent landmark legal victory in the International Court of Justice against Japan’s commercial whaling activities in the Southern Ocean has had me thinking about our work in the courts. In 2005, my colleague Mike Markarian and I reached out to Jonathan Lovvorn, then an attorney at a public interest law firm, about heading…
  • Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada

    Wayne Pacelle
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Canada’s bloody commercial seal slaughter resumed yesterday, although with many fewer boats and participants than in past years. The offseason fishermen who seek to kill seals do so only because the federal government provides subsidies to help buy up the pelts. But their actions lead to an extraordinary loss of life in this seal nursery.  Today, I offer my latest video blog and commentary.   You can help stop Canada’s senseless seal slaughter by making a donation to The HSUS’ Protect Seals campaign, which is hard at work to shut down the commercial sealing industry.
  • Even More Winds of Change Blowing for Whales

    Wayne Pacelle
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    The latest pulse of good news for whales comes from an unlikely source – the tiny eastern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the site of whaling since 1875, when the immigrant Scotsman William Wallace launched a whale hunt there.  But recently, a number of whalers led by Orson 'Balaam' Ollivierre have decided to lay down their harpoons and join the whale watching industry as an alternative. iStockphoto Whalers now realize there’s more money to be had from watching these Leviathans than killing them. This sort of personal transformation is driven by the forces of…
  • One More Big Whack Against Gestation Crates, With Progress Throughout Latin America

    Wayne Pacelle
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Today, Arcos Dorados--the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee—demonstrated its commitment to improving animal welfare by introducing a new requirement for its pork suppliers to document plans to limit gestation crate use and promote group housing for sows within the next two years. The result applies to 20 Latin American countries, including Brazil and Mexico (two of the company’s largest markets). THE HSUS Pigs confined in gestation crates have no room to turn around or take a step forward or…
 
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    Vegalicious

  • White Asparagus with Cashew Sauce

    Chris Walker
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    This is an elegant side dish for a holiday meal or brunch. The cashew sauce is mild so it does not overpower the delicate flavor of the white asparagus. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 lbs. white asparagus pinch salt pinch sugar 1 cup roasted salted cashew pieces 1 cup water 1/2 cup white wine pinch nutmeg pinch cayenne salt and pepper to taste parsley as garnish Directions: Soak the cashew pieces in the water for 1/2 hour to soften. Meanwhile, peel the asparagus and cut the woody end off. Fill a large frying pan with water and bring to a boil. Add the pinch of salt and pinch of sugar and lay…
  • Sprouted spelt pate

    Chris Walker
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Based on sprouted spelt and tofu this makes a really good vegan pate as bread spread or a nice snack with homemade crackers. It will take 1-3 days to sprout the spelt, so start that first. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 cup sprouted spelt (from 1/2 dry) 1/2 cup tofu, crumbled 1 onion, chopped and sautéed 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos or soy sauce 1-2 teaspoons powdered onion 1 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon marjoram 1/8 teaspoon allspice 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg black pepper 1/8 teaspoon rosemary 2 tablespoons coconut oil, sesame oil 1-2 teaspoons lemon…
  • Vegan Hot Crossed Buns

    Chris Walker
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Hot crossed buns are usually made at Easter-time, but they are a really nice treat anytime. Yield: 6 buns Ingredients: 1 cup AP flour 1 package yeast 1 teaspoon mixed spices (allspice, nutmeg) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup raisins or dried currents 1/4 cup candied citron 1 teaspoon sugar 1/3-1/2 cup warm water 1/2 cup powdered sugar few drops vanilla extract 2 teaspoons non-dairy milk Directions: Place the flour, salt and spices in a bowl. Add the 1 tablespoon sugar, raisins or currents and citron. Mix well. Place the yeast, 1 teaspoon of sugar and warm water in a small…
  • Vegan Pasta Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower and Mushrooms

    Chris Walker
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    This is a delicious and filling main meal. It is simple to make and does to require a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups soy yogurt 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder splash lemon juice 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 2-3 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley , chopped pasta for 4 (linguini or spaghetti) Directions: Preheat the oven to 450 F / 230 C. Cut the cauliflower into florets. Line a…
  • Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

    Chris Walker
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    This is a delicious combination. It makes a great main meal lunch for two or salads for four people. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish, or even over rice as an entrée. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup hazelnuts 1 cup lentils 3 cups water 2-3 bay leaves pinch thyme 1 small celery root, peeled and cut into matchstick thin slices 1 organic apple, cored and cut in small pieces 1 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon walnut or hazelnut oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 tablespoons good vinegar (we used tarragon) 4 tablespoons mint, chopped 1 teaspoon mild grainy mustard salt and black pepper…
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    NQR Australia

  • Importance of Relationships Counselors in Today’s Stress Filled Society

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    There is no doubt that relationships between individuals are many times decided by emotions alone rather than being guided by logic and practicalities. Whether it is relationships between husbands and wives, man and woman, parents and children or even between individuals, there are situations where there is bound to be friction and differences of opinion. However it is important to find out ways and means by which these differences of perceptions can be managed without damaging the entire edifice called relationship. While many individuals have it in them to manage such threats to…
  • Improve Your Health with Basics of Osteopathy Treatment

    27 Mar 2014 | 11:25 pm
    You may have come across about osteopathy as it is the major form of healing practiced by modern physicians in many parts of the world. It is gaining lot of popularity though it is no foundation in science. Some say that it is the revival of particular techniques with which doctors use it a new form of treatment to get healed. In fact, it is a treatment that is used mainly for bones and extremely painful parts of the body. The main idea behind this treatment is that it manipulates the body in such a way that it gets healed by itself without any need of handling it by the physician. At present…
  • Employment Strategies

    17 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Finding a job and building our career is not as straightforward and simple as we think. Universities and colleges spend time and money preparing their students for the job market and equipping them with skills that will put them ahead of other keen job seekers. The fierce competition for jobs has caused companies to put rigorous recruitment processes in place and consequently, candidates will require different skills to pass multiple stages of the selection process before they will finally be offered a job. Due to the stringent selection processes implemented by companies, some individuals…
  • Marvelous Perspective On Life

    25 Feb 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Going in for personal coaching is quite among most working professionals in today’s day and age. This is because life in the twenty first century is very stressful indeed and one needs to be under the guidance of a wise master in order to be able to gain clarity and perspective on life in general. By being a beneficiary of such coaching one will be able to appreciate one’s own quality of life as well as improve it in leaps and bounds. One does not have to belong to a specific age group in order to be able to avail of such coaching. The life coaching experts offer their services…
  • Getting a Tantric & Outcall Massage

    17 Feb 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Most of us have to endure a hard professional life. It is generally not very rewarding and we are rarely too happy with the benefits gained from it. On the other hand, there is usually too much effort and time that goes into earning the meager income. Yet, there is no real way out of it, as there is a dearth of high paying jobs as it is. This is why one tries to find alternative ways of relaxation. One of the best ways is that of getting a tantric massage in Hong Kong. This provides an overall satisfaction that cannot be expressed in words. In fact, many have described the feeling as…
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    Vegan Bodybuilding

  • 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...
  • Tom Taylor - Powerlifter

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    At the beginning of this year I finally decided to take the plunge into a sport I have been following and training for over the past few years. So at the end of February I attended and competed in my first Powerlifting competition, whilst on a completely plant-based diet.I’ve been involved in sports for as long as I can remember. Beginning with swimming competitively as a kid, I moved on to a few different martial arts in my early teens, and then inline skating. I was always drawn towards more individual based activities, and when I was 14 I discovered Parkour and Freerunning. I was…
  • Healthy meal construction kit - By Anastasia

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    14 Feb 2014 | 7:47 am
    Heaving healthy, delicious, nutrient-rich, quick meals on a daily basis to support the individual athletic activity sounds like a dream, right? Well, anything possible. The key points for achieving this are knowledge and good planning. However, as Goethe already realized: ‘Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.’In this blog post I will provide some essential tools on how to apply the knowledge in a very simple way and how to do fast preparation of great meals once a week so that you can to enjoy them every day. ‘Time demanding’ and ‘too…
  • GUEST BLOG: Adventures in the kitchen by Anastasia

    Vegan Bodybuilding
    25 Jan 2014 | 6:41 am
    Anastasia is a powerlifter who has a BSc in Chemistry, MSc in Chemistry/Life Sciences and is currently PhD candidate in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge.  She also has a love of healthy eating & the fitness lifestyle, so is often in the kitchen whipping up wonderful treats that actually aid you in your fitness goals.  If you are after looking good or performing well then we'll be a adding a few recipes & training ideas from Anastasia to help you reach your very best whilst still enjoying healthy treats you can put together together in minutes.Remember to join…
 
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    Veg Inspirations

  • Mango Wheat Muffins ~ Egg Free ~ With Stepwise Pictures

    Usha R
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Mango season is here :) I was so happy to spot some juicy ripe mangoes when I went grocery shopping last week. I like all kinds of fruits but mangoes definitely have a special place in my heart.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Instant Oat Bran Dosai ~ Savory Indian Oat Crepes ~ With Stepwise pictures

    Usha R
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Oat bran as I mentioned in this post is the outermost  edible layer of the oat grain. Just like oatmeal, oat bran too has a lot of health benefits.  Check out this post for more information about the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tomato Chutney ~ Thakkali chutney for idlis/ dosas.

    Usha R
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    The combination of onions and tomatoes in chutney is classic and tastes especially good when made to go with dosa (savory Indian crepes) or idlis (steamed savory cakes) . Something about this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bell Pepper Curry ~ Capsicum masala ~ With Stepwise pictures

    Usha R
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Bell pepper or capsicum is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the taste, flavor and color of these beautiful vegetables. I also love that it is so versatile and can be combined with so many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Brownie in a mug ~ Egg Free ~ Butter free ~ In under 2 minutes ~ With Stepwise Pictures

    Usha R
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Sometime last year, my cousin Sandhya mentioned that she has begun to try some of the single serving desserts that she has bookmarked from various sites. She went on and on about how easy it is and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    vegansaurus!

  • Alicia Silverstone releases new book all about being preggers the vegan way!

    youtalkfunny
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    I don’t think I’ll ever choose to get pregnant, but I know lots of people do! And we get a lot of questions about vegan pregnancy around here but alas, I don’t know jack about it. Luckily, Alicia does! Silverstone has just released this handy book, The Kind Mama, that goes from getting preggers to breastfeeding, all while staying vegan:  In The Kind Mama,Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of…
  • Victoria Vegan Pasta Sauces: The Vegan Alfredo-Lover's Dream!

    jennybradley
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    The lovely family over at Victoria Vegan recently sent me a variety of their pasta sauces for review, and so review them I happily will! They sent me their Arugula Pesto Alfredo, Artichoke Alfredo, Vodka sauce, Roasted Bell Pepper Alfredo and Original Alfredo to try. I invited my sister over for the fun, as pasta is her favorite food. We called it our “Marinara Tasting Party”, though our party was dominated mostly by Alfredo sauces!  Clockwise from top left: My plate, my sister’s plate, sautéed spinach with vegan bac’un bits and my niece Audrey enjoying the…
  • What's for Sunday dinner? How about a VEGAN HAM ROLL?

    jennybradley
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    What’s for dinner this Sunday? Anything special? I’m hoping to pick up this vegan ham roll by Vegetarian Plus, for the weekend! I had it last last year when celebrating Easter with my family, and I’m a fan. I know meat analogs aren’t for everyone, BELIEVE ME I KNOW, but they’re for me! I always make a vegan version of what my family eats at dinner because I do not like to be left out. This ham roll wasn’t exactly how I remembered ham to be, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It was fantastic in sandwiches the next day! (Protip: sourdough bread slices and tons of Vegenaise.) I picked…
  • Help the Cinnamon Snail get a new shell!

    seriousmeaveness
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Cinnamon Snail, the best food truck on the East Coast, needs a new truck! Want to help them get it? Of course you do! They are the greatest and living with the Snail is a trial and punishment that none of us, vegans and omnis alike, deserve. So get a piece of that sweet Kickstarter action! The rewards look pretty sweet, too; if I had $250 to spare, I’d sign up for the cooking course (for heaven’s sake, someone teach me what to do with tempeh, I canNOT) for sure. The streets of this great city are bereft without the glorious food of our beloved Cinnamon Snail. For their sake,…
  • Lulu's chocolate: organic, raw, vegan, and chocolaty!

    youtalkfunny
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    Maca Buttercups.  Lulu’s is an organic raw chocolate company with not only super exciting wrapping design, but lots of yummy flavors! They are on the Food Empowerment Project’s recommended chocolates list, wrapped in vegetable-dyed, environmentally-conscious packaging, made with fair-trade cocoa, and sweetened with low-glycemic coconut sugar. Basically: EAT WITH RECKLESS ABANDON! Lulu’s sent me a bunch of free chocolate to try and now I will tell you all about it. Sexy packaging! Rococo, mother-lovers! Overall: LOVE. And I don’t know if I’m just gassed from…
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    Incredible Smoothies

  • Vegan Almond-Coconut Crusted Eggplant with Spicy Mango Sauce Recipe

    Tracy Russell
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    I have made this delicious, vegan coconut-almond crusted eggplant dish for dinner a couple of times and it has become of on my favorite recipes! I recommend making this recipe with both coconut and almond flour. For a courser coating, grind your own almonds and shredded coconut meat in a food processor. Be sure that you don’t over-blend and turn it into coconut-almond butter! You can also use just almond flour or just coconut flour, but I prefer the mix of the two flavors. Almond flour will have slightly more calories and protein than coconut flour. The spicy mango dipping sauce is…
  • Banana-Cherry and Chard Green Smoothie

    Tracy Russell
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    This delicious green smoothie blends two of my favorite things – cherries and vanilla! This is a great post-workout smoothie (or meal) providing almost 400 calories and 17 grams of protein in just 26 ounces of deliciousness. I added some pumpkin seed protein powder from Sprout Living for a boost of protein. Sprout Living is a raw, all natural brand of protein powder. It isn’t chalky or full of processed stuff like a lot of other protein powders are. You can use whatever protein powder you have on hand, or give Sprout Living protein powder a try. The chard helps to add some extra…
  • Raspberry-Hibiscus Tea Green Smoothie Recipe with Cinnamon and Blueberries

    Tracy Russell
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    I love adding tea as a liquid to my green smoothies. It’s a great way to add lots of flavor without additional calories. You can find raspberry-hibiscus tea at most supermarkets. Simply brew two tea bags according to the instructions on the box and place it in the refrigerator for a few hours. I usually prep the tea the night before so that it is ready for the next morning when I make my green smoothie. Blueberries and cinnamon complement the raspberry and hibiscus flavors, adding a delicious depth and complexity to the blend. I added baby spinach to boost the mineral content in this…
  • How to Use Vanilla Bean In A Green Smoothie

    Tracy Russell
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    When I wanted the flavor of vanilla in my green smoothies, I used to use a little vanilla extract. It wasn’t until I finally got around to buying some actual vanilla beans that I realized just how much I love real vanilla. It’s pretty easy to use, but if you’re a vanilla newbie, you might wonder how to quickly and easily get the vanilla out of the bean . That’s what I’m going to show you below. While vanilla beans can be expensive (I’ve seen them for as much as $2.99 PER BEAN at health food stores!), you can also get them at places like Costco or even…
  • Strawberry-Coconut Smoothie Recipe with Beet and Avocado

    Tracy Russell
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    When you think about a delicious green smoothie, beets, avocado and celery are not the typical ingredients you plan to use. However, they can blend wonderfully with sweet strawberries and coconut water for a nutrient-rich treat. I’ll admit, beets might not be for everyone, but give them a try before you decide. Beets are a great source of antioxidants and folate. I added a raw beet, but if you are using an inexpensive blender, you might want to lightly stem it first. The avocado helps to give this smoothie a creamy texture and boosts the healthy fat content without making the smoothie…
 
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    Your Daily Vegan

  • August: Osage County Reminds Us to Salute Young Vegans

    Daria Zeoli
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Watch this clip from August: Osage County. I’ll wait. To recap what we see here: Fourteen year old Jean (played by Abigail Breslin) explains to her family why she doesn’t eat meat. She explains how “when you eat meat, you ingest all of that fear that the animal felt when it was slaughtered to produce food.” Most of the people at the table find this to be hilarious. In fact, the only one who doesn’t seem amused as Jean’s stance is mocked is her father (Ewan MacGregor). This scene made me sad. Do we know enough about Jean to know if she is strong in her…
  • A Better Basket: Break Tradition, Not Egg Shells this Easter

    Amy Bradley
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Easter Cat is an adoptable cat at the Crafty Cat Rescue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Easter is bizarre–even more so than Christmas. Somehow egg hunts, the Easter bunny, and baskets full of sweets are incorporated into a yearly celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. More often, it’s justification to eat too much sugar and decorate in pastels, which most of us can get behind. How do we keep our baskets full of spring treats and avoid the egg and dairy industries vicious practices? Want chocolate rabbits? Try Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates or Lagusta Luscious.  If deviled eggs appeal to…
  • Why Cows Are Owed the Courtesy of Critical Thinking

    Daria Zeoli
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is part of our Ad Nauseam series - a look at advertising through the ethical vegan lens. I am tired of cow commercials. I don’t even need to be looking up at my screen to know they’re being exploited. Take this commercial for Lactaid: All it takes is that congenial, light-hearted voice: “C’mon, would I lie about this?” It brings me out of whatever task I’m doing while the tv plays in the background, and it pisses me off. It’s the same with those California Dairy Cow commercials, touting “nutritious milk” and forgetting that…
  • Keeping Up with the Vegans: Episode One

    KD Traegner
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I receive a lot of requests to promote vegan things: kickstarters, gofundme’s, indie campaigns, book releases, vegan convenience food, and anything else you can think of.  As much as I’d like to promote every single vegan thing I can, it simply is not practical or fair as I’d never really be able to promote them all.  Plus, let’s be honest, no one wants to read a site that is nothing but sponsored posts and “advertisement” style reviews.  Still, I want to help- after all, I advocate for a more vegan world every day and (most) of the folks who contact me…
  • Vegan Asshole: On Defending Cockroaches

    KD Traegner
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    I wrote an article in 2009 titled Four Years and 1 Million Little Slaves and it was about an exhibit at The New York American Museum of Natural History- a silk tapestry made from the silk spun by golden orb spiders.  I don’t want to spoil anything (because if you haven’t read the article, you should) but my basic position was (is) that spiders deserve autonomy and should be left unmolested. Now, you have to remember, in 2009 there weren’t that many vegan blogs out there and from the ones that were few writing pro-spider articles.  At least, not through the vegan lens. …
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  • Blending tips from Tess Masters

    Guest Contributor
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hello, My name is Tess, and I’m a blendaholic. I absolutely love my Vitamix – I use it at least three times a day and could never live without it. No matter what make and model of blender you’re using at home there are some tips that I share in my new book, THE BLENDER GIRL that will help you get the most bang for your buck with any machine. Even the high-end blenders with all of the bells and whistles need to be treated with care. Whilst they ARE powerful and extremely resilient, they are not indestructible. So, “help your machine help you” to get the best results with any blend.
  • Boost your Health with the Blender Girl

    Emma Larocque
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about freshening up your diet and getting more of those spring greens onto your plate. It’s also the perfect time to pick up a copy of Tess Masters’ brand new book The Blender Girl, which is a FABULOUS collection of easy, healthy and delicious recipes that will have you salivating from the minute you open up this beautiful book.Australian-born Tess Masters is well known for her blender-focused recipes, shared on her popular blog theblendergirl.com and facebook page. The Blender Girl expands on the recipes, and…
  • Betsy DiJulio: 4 Simple Strategies for Keeping the Creative Culinary Juices Flowing

    Guest Contributor
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
      Baked Apples Baklava is an example of “Switching Courses”, one of the creativity strategies named in this article. This recipe is a switch from Dessert to Breakfast, as a sweet nutty filling is tucked inside the depression left when the apple core was removed, and then the stuffed apple half is wrapped in phyllo and baked before being drizzled with an apple cider reduction. What do aerobic instruction and vegan cooking have to do with each other?  Quite a lot as it turns out.  When I was in graduate school, I became an aerobics instructor to help pay the bills while staying fit.
  • Getting Creative with Betsy DiJulio and The Blooming Platter on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club

    Emma Larocque
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Getting creative in the kitchen is one of the most exciting things about being vegan. Often cooks who were not very adventurous in their pre-vegan days find themselves trying, and loving, all kinds of new ingredients and techniques, and falling in love with food all over again. Betsy DiJulio’s The Blooming Platter Cookbook, which is being featured this week on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club, is one of those cookbooks to help vegan cooks get their creative juices flowing. Organized by meal type, and by season, this book includes 175 innovative recipes, which are a combination of…
  • Almost Home: a video to inspire vegan activism [video]

    Guest Contributor
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:23 am
    This video was put together by videographer and filmmaker, Michael Sizer-Watt and his friend Jason King. It shows the power potential that vegans have to spread awareness of the issues, and allow people to look at things through new eyes. The video was submitted to an online contest for a Moby video, and while it was not selected as the winner, it has since received several thousand facebook likes and loads of positive feedback. We love this video, and hope it encourages vegans everywhere to get out there and share their awareness, for the sake of the animals. Michael: “Essentially…
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  • Zevia and Oakland A's team up to offer zero calorie soda at ballpark

    Contributor
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Starting with their 2014 Opening Homestand later this month, the Oakland Athletics will introduce Zevia as the first-ever naturally sweetened, zero calorie soda in Major League Baseball.The groundbreaking partnership will include Zevia zero-calorie, naturally sweetened sodas available at concessions throughout O.co Coliseum in branded coolers, sampling for fans, in-game advertising and promotions, along with special events on the 2014 calendar.Zevia will offer six of its familiar flavors in stadium throughout the season, including Ginger Ale, Cola, Ginger Root Beer,…
  • Mori-Nu Silken Tofu ideas, substitutions and recipe

    Contributor
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    April is Soy Foods Month! Get to know Mori-Nu Silken Tofu – available in the refrigerated tofu section or on the shelf in the Asian dry goods aisle.Mori-Nu Silken Tofu has a 12-month shelf life from date of production thanks to Tetra Pak’s ® modern packaging system that extends the shelf life WITHOUT preservatives and protects the product from the effects of light, air and harmful bacteria.Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is gluten-free, low in fat and carbohydrates and proudly made with non-GMO U.S. grown soybeans.Tofu is a primary source of protein for over one billion people every day. Tofu is the…
  • Lund University engineering students create ultimate veggie burger

    Contributor
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    A group of engineering students at Lund University in Sweden noticed there was a rather lacklustre range of veggie burgers available in supermarkets, despite a growing demand for green products. And sure enough - too many additives, no flavour, and no texture, were common complaints they came across when they asked consumers.WATCH: how to create the perfect vegan burgerThe food technology students didn’t stop at vegetarian, however; they set about creating a vegan burger, and one that could handle mass production and frozen distribution at that.Their initial survey identified…
  • Top 10 workout songs for April 2014

    Contributor
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The Top 10 Workout Songs for April 2014Winter's over, and this month's top 10 list is full of tracks that'll propel you into the great outdoors. In the playlist below, you'll find Foster the People channeling David Bowie, a Miley Cyrus slow jam reinvented as a club banger, and a Wisin track that pairs Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin. Extra kudos are in order for Kylie Minogue whose song “Into the Blue” was voted into last month's top 10 and returns this month in a ferocious remix. So, don't waste another moment: get some tunes, get your shoes, and get moving. Spring's here!Here's the full…
  • Guardians of Rescue steps in after 100 chihuahuas are discovered

    Contributor
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:43 pm
    America is a nation that loves its dogs, having an average almost two dogs per average household, according to the United States Census Bureau. A home in Louisiana has exceeded all expectations, however, as 100 Chihuahuas were found in a local home in Grand Cane. Animal Control Officer Harold Renfro wasn’t prepared to handle the sheer volume of dogs, so he reached out to Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization. Guardians of Rescue will be transporting 11 Chihuahuas and three terrier mixes to Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue, located in Port Jefferson Station, New York.Local…
 
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  • Blending tips from Tess Masters

    Guest Contributor
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hello, My name is Tess, and I’m a blendaholic. I absolutely love my Vitamix – I use it at least three times a day and could never live without it. No matter what make and model of blender you’re using at home there are some tips that I share in my new book, THE BLENDER GIRL that will help you get the most bang for your buck with any machine. Even the high-end blenders with all of the bells and whistles need to be treated with care. Whilst they ARE powerful and extremely resilient, they are not indestructible. So, “help your machine help you” to get the best results with any blend.
  • Boost your Health with the Blender Girl

    Emma Larocque
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about freshening up your diet and getting more of those spring greens onto your plate. It’s also the perfect time to pick up a copy of Tess Masters’ brand new book The Blender Girl, which is a FABULOUS collection of easy, healthy and delicious recipes that will have you salivating from the minute you open up this beautiful book.Australian-born Tess Masters is well known for her blender-focused recipes, shared on her popular blog theblendergirl.com and facebook page. The Blender Girl expands on the recipes, and…
  • Betsy DiJulio: 4 Simple Strategies for Keeping the Creative Culinary Juices Flowing

    Guest Contributor
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
      Baked Apples Baklava is an example of “Switching Courses”, one of the creativity strategies named in this article. This recipe is a switch from Dessert to Breakfast, as a sweet nutty filling is tucked inside the depression left when the apple core was removed, and then the stuffed apple half is wrapped in phyllo and baked before being drizzled with an apple cider reduction. What do aerobic instruction and vegan cooking have to do with each other?  Quite a lot as it turns out.  When I was in graduate school, I became an aerobics instructor to help pay the bills while staying fit.
  • Getting Creative with Betsy DiJulio and The Blooming Platter on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club

    Emma Larocque
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Getting creative in the kitchen is one of the most exciting things about being vegan. Often cooks who were not very adventurous in their pre-vegan days find themselves trying, and loving, all kinds of new ingredients and techniques, and falling in love with food all over again. Betsy DiJulio’s The Blooming Platter Cookbook, which is being featured this week on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club, is one of those cookbooks to help vegan cooks get their creative juices flowing. Organized by meal type, and by season, this book includes 175 innovative recipes, which are a combination of…
  • Almost Home: a video to inspire vegan activism [video]

    Guest Contributor
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:23 am
    This video was put together by videographer and filmmaker, Michael Sizer-Watt and his friend Jason King. It shows the power potential that vegans have to spread awareness of the issues, and allow people to look at things through new eyes. The video was submitted to an online contest for a Moby video, and while it was not selected as the winner, it has since received several thousand facebook likes and loads of positive feedback. We love this video, and hope it encourages vegans everywhere to get out there and share their awareness, for the sake of the animals. Michael: “Essentially…
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  • How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

    claryn
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am
    Lately I’ve been really excited about growing sprouts. Spring has been mercilessly taunting the northeastern U.S. for the last couple of months, and things have been looking really bleak. To keep from losing my mind, I’ve taken to “eating optimistically,” which involves eating piles of sprouts and all the raw veggies I can get my hands on. Nothing says “spring” like bringing lentils out of dormancy en masse, right? So a couple of years ago, I discovered a sprouting jar buried deep in the bowels of my parents’ basement. This was a bizarre find, to say…
  • Vegan Irish Soda Bread

    claryn
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:38 am
    Saint Patrick’s Day is just two weeks away, and while I am neither Irish and nor really into holidays that don’t involve getting a day off work, I do savor any excuse to make Irish soda bread. Although this loaf is exactly what I expect when I think of soda bread, the Internet tells me that True, Authentic Irish soda bread would never contain raisins, caraway, or sugar, as these bourgeois items would never have been found in the pockets of the Irish proletariat. To dispel this myth, there’s even a Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread. Yeah, folks have a lot of time on…
  • Cranberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

    claryn
    28 Jan 2014 | 5:26 am
    Beneath their crunchy exteriors, these cranberry scones are soft and buttery, complemented by a tart, sweet lemon drizzle. Is anyone else in total spring mode right now? I know it’s more than a little preemptive, but lately all I want to do is drink green smoothies and wear t-shirts and go for long bike rides and runs (outside! in the sun!). The bright lemon and cranberry flavors in these scones make me feel like spring couldn’t possibly be that far away. I can practically hear the birds chirping! Oh, wait … that’s just the sound of my charming upstairs neighbors…
  • Black Bean Soup

    claryn
    21 Jan 2014 | 5:32 am
    Despite the occasional 50-degree day, Connecticut’s gotten a lot of snow this winter. After a cold day at work and a two-mile trudge home through the snow and ice, there’s nothing that makes me happier than coming home to a hot bowl of soup. Black bean soup is healthy, hearty fare that’s sure to warm you up from the inside out.This recipe is extremely simple, but it does take time. Simmering dried black beans right in the stock is key to this soup’s full-bodied flavor. I’ve tried all kinds of shortcuts, but black bean soup thrown together in half an hour with…
  • Chipotle Hummus

    claryn
    7 Jan 2014 | 5:41 am
    At some point last year, I unwittingly became one of those people who eats a big pile of raw veggies for lunch every day. It all started late one night when I didn’t have time to cook lunch for the following day, and it just kind of stuck. Turns out that in my old age I’ve grown to love chowing down on carrots and broccoli stalks and red peppers and everything else in between. I keep lunch exciting by making a different flavor of hummus every week. This chipotle hummus is one of my favorites, and it would be just as at home in your lunchbox as it would be in your next…
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  • What I'm Eating this Spring

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

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

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

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

    Colleen Boucher
    2 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    So, apparently it’s Superbowl Sunday, or as we refer to it at my house, [Insert Your Favorite Chick Flick] Sunday. I don’t care about sports. I don’t care about football. I don’t even pretend to care about football for boys I think are cute. But, I do care about food. Especially junk food. In my former (read: non-vegan) life, I relished Superbowl Sunday if only for the chance to eat buffalo wings, Doritos, and cupcakes frosted in the colors of whatever team I had arbitrarily decided to root for. My first few years of being vegan, I just opted out of the whole event. But last year, I…
 
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  • I’m a Beyond Meat Super Fan! [Giveaway!]

    JL Fields
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Last month at Expo West I met Justin and Emily from the Beyond Meat marketing team. It was love at first squeal! (Okay, I squealed.) I’ve been a big fan of Beyond Meat since it came out and now I’ve achieved Super Fan status. They kindly sent me coupons to get out there and try the new Beyond Meat Beef-Free Crumbles (score, found them at the Colorado Springs Whole Foods on New Center Point), a tee-shirt, and stickers (one of which I now use to identify my suitcase while traveling!). Super Fan simple means we super love each other and I’ll share some of the fun things I…
  • Meatless Monday Collard Greens

    JL Fields
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    While writing Vegan for Her, my co-author Ginny Messina implored me to add more collard greens to my recipes – or to at least remind readers that when making any of my leafy green recipes using kale, swiss chard or spinach you can always substitute collard greens. Why? They are a great source of calcium and excellent for bone health! SOURCE Here are a few easy recipes featuring collard greens: Black-Eyed Pea & Collard Green Pizza Gingered Adzuki Beans with Maitake Mushrooms and Collard Greens Black-Eyed Pea & Collard Green Chili Cranberry Beans and Greens Chili with Creamy…
  • Vegan News You Can Use (4/13/14)

    JL Fields
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before I get to the news I want to share the first image – unedited! – from my new cookbook: Vegan “Loose Meat” Sandwich from Vegan Pressure Cooking I feel so fortunate that the uber-talented photographer Kate Lewis is working on this project! Vegan news you can use (4/13/14) So you’ve got a vegan coming to your seder? Observing a vegan Passover How to Make a Satisfying Vegan Salad Ask Men’s Fitness: What’s an Easy Dish to Make for a Vegan? Beyond Meat: a new kind of chicken that may change the world Food companies create soy-free tofu,…
  • Tofu and Mushroom Scramble Vegan Chilaquiles

    JL Fields
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    The other morning, rather accidentally, I made vegan chilaquiles for breakfast. I had half a package of water-packed tofu leftover after making this Savory Tofu Pancakes (with Cashew Sauce) recipe for The Soyfoods Council. The tofu was next to a few corn tortillas in the refrigerator and I was inspired. My husband and I love to vacation in Mexico and in my pre-vegan days I loved chilaquiles; they were my daily breakfast choice. I’ve never been entirely certain how to make them but I understood the basics: tortillas and sauce, always, and variations included eggs, chicken, cheese and…
  • Meatless Monday Asparagus

    JL Fields
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am
    It’s the first Monday of April and I have visions of asparagus in my head! Yep, April is the peak month for asparagus and I have a few ways for you to prepare it on this Meatless Monday. Meatless Monday Asparagus Gingered Asparagus & Leeks (Roasted, Raw or Grilled) Roasted Vegetable & Stir-Fried Tofu Brunch Zesty Asparagus & Broccoli Shaved Asparagus Salad Asian Fried Chick’n Salad Do you have a favorite vegan asparagus recipe? Share (and link!) in the comments!   The post Meatless Monday Asparagus appeared first on JL goes Vegan.
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  • Spring Clean Up For Your Workout

    Amy Doot
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    It’s that time of year again – the snow is officially gone (as we hope), the sun is shining, and those thick sweaters are soon to be put away back into the storage bin.  In just a few weeks Memorial Day Weekend and summer will be right around the corner.  We all seem to become busier during this time.  There are more extracurricular activities going on in schools, more dining out, business opportunities, weekend get-a-ways and whatever else you try to fill your empty time with.  But just because your schedule is filling up faster doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your exercise and…
  • Vegan Easter: A Cute and Cruelty-Free Holiday Guide

    Amarie Halley
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Whether it’s dyeing eggs, decorating and filling baskets or cooking up some deliciousness in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered this Easter. Vegan Easter ham? Yep. Vegan eggs for dyeing? Check. Vegan candy and treats? Uh huh! Egg Decorating Many of us have memories of dying eggs for Easter as kids. To bring back the fun and rekindle those memories, and–for any of us with kiddies of our own–to help pass them on, let’s look to something cruelty-free! Introducing a Dye-able Ceramic Egg “Realistic, inedible, non-perishable egg alternative” says the…
  • Ask the Vegan: Where Do You Get Your Protein?

    IEG
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today’s Ask the Vegan is super special, as it comes not only in video form, but we have a guest contributor! Below, vegan culinary goddess Jenné Claiborne–aka, The Nourishing Vegan–answers that tired out question, “where do you get your protein?” Enjoy!   Jenné helps people adopt and maintain a healthy, delicious and sustainable plant-based diet so they can improve their energy, lose weight and feel their very best. She is the founder of The Nourishing Vegan, a New York based personal chef service. She is also the creator of Sweet Potato Soul, a vegan…
  • Wellness Wednesday: Want Better Skin? Hit The Gym!

    Amy Doot
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    It’s old news that exercise is great for your heart, lungs and mental outlook but, it turns out that getting your blood pumping does more than just benefit your bod – it also benefits your complexion! Is that enough motivation to tie up those laces? Luckily, even if you’re not a treadmill fanatic (I prefer kite surfing, myself), you can still reap the benefits, as long as you work up a sweat. If you have dermatological conditions such as acne, rosacea, or psoriasis, you may need to take special care to keep your skin protected while exercising. But don’t let skin…
  • Foodie Tuesday: My Top 5 Vegan Easter Candy Picks

    lindsay
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    With Easter right around the corner, you may be wondering what to get for your plant-based pals, especially if you are raising vegan children. Even if your child is twenty-one years old and lives far away, you still may want to get her some yummy Easter candy. (I’m just saying…) Luckily, I’ve compiled a list of the top vegan Easter candy that will make you salivate until Sunday. 1. Allergy-Friendly Dark Chocolate Smiling Bunnies From Amanda’s Own Confections, these dark chocolate Easter bunnies aren’t just vegan, but also allergy-friendly. Made of only three…
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  • Seapoint Farms Roasted Edamame Review

    Lizz Clements
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    There are so many things that can be done with soy beans. April is National Soy Foods Month and I've been devoting the majority of my posts to sharing my love of soy based items with my readers. One of the simplest ways that we can consume soy beans is as edamame. Edamame are soy beans. They can be eaten in a number of ways including boiled or roasted. Seapoint Farms, for instance, produces a number of varieties of roasted edamame. They contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I would be interested in reviewing their products. When I said, "yes!" I quickly received three flavors to…
  • The Donovan Clan Visit Texas

    Lizz Clements
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    My mother turned 50 in December. She and her sisters have been celebrating all of their 50th birthdays by going on trips with one another. Instead of going on a cruise or to a more touristy destination, Mom chose to spend her birthday vacation with Chris and I. Well, with her sisters and brother and nieces as well. Hahaha. They're an energetic group and watching them plan and prepare via Facebook was quite fun. Saturday morning, for instance, I woke up to see a photo of them getting ready to leave all posing in their cowgirl hats.They came in on Saturday but we didn't meet up until Sunday…
  • 2014 Texas VegFest Recap

    Lizz Clements
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    Yesterday Austin played host to the 3rd annual Texas VegFest. I am happy to say that I have attended all three. I have fond memories of them all. It was through Texas VegFest that I first had Sweet Ritual ice cream, that I met Terry Hope Romero, and that I discovered Vegeria restaurant from San Antonio.This year felt a little more laid back than before. Since we're trying to be healthy individuals these days we sampled only things we felt like we couldn't pass up. The same went for the food we bought from the vendors. We couldn't pass up a vegan ham 'n cheese kolache and a maple bacon cupcake…
  • Miso Soup With Tofu, Soba, and Cabbage

    Lizz Clements
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    April is National Soy Foods Month and I have taken it upon myself to devote some time to writing about ingredients like tofu, tempeh, soy milk, and similar items derived from soy. First up is tofu, which is quite possibly my most favorite protein ever.If you have been reading my blog or social networking accounts for any length of time you have probably witnessed my adoration of tofu. This hasn't always been the case. Before I learned how to cook I didn't care for the stuff much at all. Whenever I ordered a dish with tofu in it at a restaurant, it was presented without being seasoned, soft…
  • Veganized Recipe: Rachael Ray Chinese Barbecue Lettuce Wraps

    Lizz Clements
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:26 pm
    This guest post is written by Alexa Krueger, the owner/chef at Vibrant Foodie cooking classes, teaching people to make healthy and delicious whole food, plant based meals. She's been vegan since 2010 and is a RYT200 yoga and meditation instructor. Alexa says, "Wellness is the foundation to happiness, and that begins with respect for ourselves by caring for our mind and body." I invited her to veganize a recipe by a celebrity chef or a non-vegan blogger for my bi-monthly series of Veganized Recipes. Please enjoy her new take on this Rachael Ray dish!For this dish, I thought it would be fun to…
 
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  • 23 Vegan Easter Menu Ideas: Salads, Sides, Entrées, Treats, & Brunch!

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    I’m popping in today with a round-up of some of my favourite Easter recipes. If you are a last-minute planner like myself, I hope some of these recipes below will inspire your own menu. 1. Creamy Avocado Potato Salad (p. 107 from The Oh She Glows Cookbook) 2. The Best Shredded Kale Salad 3. Warm Spring Salad with Strawberries, Asparagus, and Lemon Dressing 4. Roasted Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Thyme, & Balsamic Reduction (p. 113 from The Oh She Glows Cookbook) 5. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Easy Mushroom Gravy (p. 207 from The Oh She Glows Cookbook) 6. Roasted Rainbow Carrots with…
  • Easiest 5-Ingredient Spelt Flatbread

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    This simple recipe was my favourite food of the entire weekend. And there was some stiff dessert competition this weekend too. I’ve been craving doughy fresh bread like nobody’s business. In honour of breaking in the new kitchen, I decided to revisit one of my favourite old recipes on the blog: Organic Homemade Spelt Tortillas. And by old, I mean it was posted a good 5 years ago! Time is flying. Before I know it, you’ll be calling me Grandma Glow. Not only did I improve upon the previous recipe, but I discovered a way to shave 40 minutes off the dough-sitting time. In other words, the…
  • {Almost} Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    Shhh…I’m supposed to be unpacking right now. Don’t tell anyone you saw me here!! Last week turned into blender week. My Vitamix was one of the only kitchen things I refused to pack in a box. For the record, I moved it very carefully in my clutched, loving embrace! Before packing up the kitchen, I made a double batch of this soup so I had some healthy food ready for quick meals. I’ve been relying a bit too much on prepared foods lately. Once we’re moved in and settled I’m going to get back to more home cooked meals. One thing at a time, I suppose! To energize myself during the…
  • Green Warrior Protein Smoothie

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:03 am
    I can’t say that I felt much like a warrior during my first trimester. I did look and feel a little green though! I was cruising along feeling fine until week 6 came along and then I discovered that pregnancy hormones are no joke. All day nausea and extreme fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks. The fatigue was like nothing I’d felt before; it’s almost like feeling tired deep in my bones. I considered it a successful day if I could peel myself off the couch and do something productive. As someone who likes to be in motion at all times, this was a big adjustment. I said to Eric, “I’ll…
  • The Big Vegan Banana Split

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:31 am
    Some days or weeks are imprinted in my memory forever and this was certainly one for me. Wednesday evening I received a call from my editor. I assumed that the call was simply to talk over the logistics of my upcoming radio tour, but it was much more than that. “Angela, we just found out that you made the NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller List!!!!” She put me on speakerphone and the whole team was gathered in the room cheering about the exciting news. It was a moment I will never forget. I still can’t believe it! After the call, I “casually” walked downstairs trying to keep my cool so I…
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  • Pasta au Gratin: Oo you fancy, huh?

    eatingwhole
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
      I LOVE macaroni & cheese!  I have made countless versions that I have fallen in love with, but this – THIS BABY – is my hands-down favorite!  Pasta au Gratin: Fancified Mac ‘n Cheese (oo you fancy, huh?!). Enjoy!  Ingredients (serves 4): 1 lb of pasta of choice, cooked per instructions (I used organic […]
  • Herbed Flat Bread Pizza with Baby Greens, Avocado, Crispy Baked Tofu Bites, Drizzled in my Veganized Blue Cheese Dressing

    eatingwhole
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Ingredients (makes 1 pizza): Flatbread: 1 1/2 Cups quinoa flour 1 1/2 Cups water 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 Tablespoon dried rosemary (or herbs of choice) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Crispy Baked Tofu: 1 14-oz extra firm tofu 1/2 Cup potato starch (may be substituted with cornstarch or arrowroot starch) […]
  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Chipotle Soup

    eatingwhole
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    First things first, YES I know it is April and I’m posting a soup recipe. Why?  I woke up to snow..yes snow on April 16th. It was in the 70s, sunny, and gorgeous up here on Hunter Mountain on Monday and then a brutal cold front snapped us all back to reality!  This is where […]
  • Twice Baked Potato Stuffed with Baby Kale, Spinach, Cheddar

    eatingwhole
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Ingredients: 4 medium organic potatoes, baked at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour 2 Cups organic baby kale & spinach (or greens of choice) + 2 cloves of garlic minced, steamed & drained 1/4 Cup veganized cheddar cheese (OR I recommend Follow Your Heart Cheddar Style Cheese), grated 2 Tablespoons non-dairy butter 1 Tablespoon non-dairy […]
  • Roasted Cauliflower Au Gratin

    eatingwhole
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces Cream sauce: 2 Cups non-dairy milk 2 Tablespoons potato starch (may replace with corn or arrow root) 2 Tablespoons non-dairy butter 1 Cup veganized cheddar cheese, grated 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 Cup veganized cheddar cheese, grated 1/4 Cup gluten-free breadcrumbs 1 […]
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  • Build Your God Body – Religion Tells Us Our Bodies Are Temples Of God’s Spirit

    Aqiyl Aniys
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    I am a religious person and this post is not aimed towards anyone of any one particular religion but to all religions or at the least to most religions... The post Build Your God Body – Religion Tells Us Our Bodies Are Temples Of God’s Spirit 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! ]]
  • Solomon Islands Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Cancelled

    Aqiyl Aniys
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Solomon Islands were hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake awakening residents of the island around 7:14am Sunday morning local time. The knowledge of... The post Solomon Islands Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Cancelled 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! ]]
  • About Natural Life Energy – Aqiyl Aniys

    Aqiyl Aniys
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Hi, I am Aqiyl Aniys and I started the Natural Life Energy blog-website because of the wonderful and really unexpected impact a plant based diet has... The post About Natural Life Energy – Aqiyl Aniys 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! ]]
  • Bundy Ranch Standoff – Waco Again?

    Aqiyl Aniys
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Cliven Bundy and his family are caught in a fight with the federal government over land in the state of Nevada. Cliven Bundy refuses to acknowledge a... The post Bundy Ranch Standoff – Waco Again? 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! ]]
  • Jason and Jennifer Helvenston Fight Florida For Their Right To Grow Front Yard Garden

    Aqiyl Aniys
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Jason and Jennifer Helvenston of Orlando Florida fought the state to protect their right to grow a vegetable garden in their front yard. Yes, they were... The post Jason and Jennifer Helvenston Fight Florida For Their Right To Grow Front Yard Garden 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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  • Cellar Door – Limerick’s new place to be.

    amynid
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    I finally got the chance to visit Cellar Door which is located on the corner of Foxes Bow and Thomas Street in Limerick. I have been reading rave reviews about it on Facebook and seeing cool, quirky pics of the interior, so I couldn’t wait to pop in myself and take a look and have a coffee. I had big expectations and I was not let down. Tucked away in the basement of what is now the Blind Pig Bar, it is the perfect setting for a cozy coffee and a chat. It’s a little haven in the heart of Limerick city and somewhere I will definitely be coming to read my book and hide. They serve…
  • Nobó Ice cream – A Delicious Healthy Treat

    amynid
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:10 am
    I finally got my hands on Nobó ice cream this weekend. I have been meaning to taste it since I saw a post about it on Instagram. Nobó is an Irish owned and made product that is dairy and egg free. I had the chocolate and toasted almond flavoured version and it was absolutely delicious! I cannot say that it is completely vegan as there is honey in the chocolate flavoured ice cream. Although I do consider myself vegan, I do eat honey. The only ingredients are: coconut milk, water, avocado, cacao powder, toasted almonds, water and sea salt. The texture and flavour is really delicious and…
  • The Grove Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant

    amynid
    13 Mar 2014 | 4:03 pm
    For those asking about vegan restaurant options in Limerick, I would recommend The Grove restaurant on Cecil Street. It is a fantastic vegan/vegetarian cafe/restaurant. They have been open for years and have a great selection on veggie food prepared fresh daily. The salads on offer are really different and imaginative and they also have a fresh soup of the day that is usually vegan. Some of the specials include homemade nut burgers, bhajis and different kinds of pastries and pies. The staff are friendly and helpful and you can chose to eat there or get your lunch to go.  They keep their…
  • A Weekend Adventure in Bristol

    amynid
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:21 am
    The weekend before last brought us on an adventure to the beautiful city of Bristol. I couldn’t post about the upcoming trip as it was a surprise for my boyfriend’s sister’s birthday. I flew from Dublin with all of my in-laws on Friday evening and landed 50 minutes later in Bristol. It is such a short flight from Ireland that it really is an ideal destination for a weekend break. For those living in the south of Ireland, Ryanair have also announced a new Shannon to Bristol route which will begin in April. I have visited Bristol before and I really like the city. It is so…
  • Limerick’s Milk Market – A Vegan Shopping Experience

    amynid
    13 Mar 2014 | 4:06 am
    It’s often difficult to find good vegan food options when shopping in a supermarket. Unless you are happy eating a salad or a stir fry every day, standard vegan food options in Ireland can be a bit boring. Farmer’s markets offer the best fresh fruit and vegetable options in Ireland as well as a great supply of artisan foods. I have always been a fan of the Milk Market in Limerick and some of my earliest memories involve going there on a Saturday morning with my Dad. These memories usually involve me begging him to buy one of the puppies that were on sale in some old man’s…
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