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  • Food is the Best Remedy

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

    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Bentley waits patiently for the ball from one of his caretakers while in quarantine. Photo by Dr. Catherine McManus, Dallas Animal Services It was heartening to learn that Bentley, the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for the Ebola virus, and to know that Ms. Pham’s condition has also improved. Bentley is still in quarantine and awaiting further tests. To their credit, Dallas authorities, including Dallas Animal Services with help from the Veterinary Emergency Team at Texas A&M University, have handled Bentley’s situation with transparency, care and poise. They…
  • How Do Vegans Do Halloween?

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

    quarrygirl
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Pizza party at Sage in Culver City. Think this might just be my favorite restaurant in LA. #vegan #losangeles #la #pizza #veganpizza (at Sage)
  • WHAT *DO* VEGANS EAT FOR HOLIDAY MEALS?? 2014 CANADIAN THANKSGIVING FEAST AT THE GROGANS'

    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table
    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    What DO vegans eat for holiday meals??The big rectangular pan holds my Tofu Pot Pie; bread and cornbread stuffing to the right; Pelka's "Wadorf-y" green salad above that; Sarah's mashed Comox Valley German Butter potatoes above that. Center right-- a trio of condiments-- orange-y homemade cranberry sauce, my homemade palm oil-free vegan "Buttah" and  vegan "ham" gravy, flanked by a platter of my roasted beets with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Above that is a platter of roasted local veggies, and beside that roasted home-grown cauliflower and red peppers.  At the top corner…
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  • Native Foods Expansion

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

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

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

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

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

    erikmarcus
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    I’ve never started work on something with such mixed feelings, but two-and-a-half years after I quit blogging I’ve decided, for reasons probably not worth getting into, to have another go at it. Maybe this will last for weeks or months, but I doubt it’ll last for years. Blogging makes me uncomfortable, but I feel like some good things could happen for animals if I start doing it again. So I’ve decided to start posting occasionally. We’ve also just started a Friday newsletter you can subscribe to, and these emails will also include whatever new Vegan.com…
  • Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers & Yum Universe Cookbook Giveaway!

    Michelle Cehn
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Halloween is near, which means you’re going to need some real-food meals to fill you up and save you from the candy temptations all around. This fun jack-o-lantern lentil stuffed bell pepper recipe is brought to you by Heather Crosby, author of the brand-new gluten-free and plant-powerful cookbook YumUniverse. Stuffed Pepper Recipe Tools You’ll Need: X-Acto knife or sharp paring knife Skillet Chef’s knife Unbleached parchment paper Large glass baking dish Ingredients: 1 cup dry lentils 7-8 large bell peppers (you can choose any color you like) 1 tsp unrefined coconut oil 3…
  • Miyoko’s Creamery: Artisan Vegan Cheese

    Michelle Cehn
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    I’ll be honest, many of the vegan cheeses on the market don’t quite do it for me. I will sometimes try a cheese brand a few times—willing myself to like it—before it begins to grow on me. But most still taste like substitutes and could never pass for the “real thing.” My experience with the new artisan vegan cheeses from Miyoko’s Kitchen is a whole different story. Love at first taste, if you will. You would never guess that these cheeses are made from organic cashews—cultured just like the dairy cheese that most Westerners grew up…
  • Creamy Pasta with Curried Pumpkin

    Michelle Cehn
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Guest Recipe from Sandra Vungi.  This heavenly creamy pasta suits just perfectly for a Fall dinner. Hearty peanutty sauce, spicy curried pumpkin, juicy cherry tomatoes and fragrant fresh basil are just meant to be. Invite your friends or family and have a lovely feast. serves 6 people Preparation time: 35 minutes. Baked pumpkin: 5 cups / 600 g cubed pumpkin flesh 3 Tbsp oil 1 tsp salt 2 tsp curry powder Preheat the oven to 400 F / 200 C. Combine the pumpkin cubes, oil, salt and curry powder in a medium baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the peanut sauce and boil the…
  • Vegan Cuts Snack Box

    Michelle Cehn
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Subscription boxes are all the rage these days, and while these boxes were once nearly impossible to find vegan, vegan box offerings are now exploding! There are several companies that will ship boxes of vegan goodies right to subscriber doorsteps, and today we’re giving you a peek inside one of them: the Vegan Cuts Snack Box. Featured items: Earth Balance White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Cobra Corn in the flavor Chai Caramel Barnana potassium snack One Potato Two Potato Hawaiian BBQ Kettle Chips Buddy Fruits Fruit Break blended fruit smoothie Wild Friends chocolate coconut peanut butter…
 
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  • Vegan Google Doodle Voogle to Celebrate 70 Vegan Years

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I do this race every year; this was my 7th year in a row.  I love the Nautica Malibu Classic Tri because it's well-organized, a race where lots of people get exposed to the sport and some for the first time, and it's just a big fun race with a few celebrities.This is actually my shortest triathlon of the year, amongst the three half-Iron distance 70.3 races and Santa Barbara Long Course which I raced a few weeks ago.SwimThe women start after the men, and start from youngest to oldest, so the women 35-39 was probably the third to last wave.  When you start after a lot of people,…
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  • Poppyseed Dressing

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Chicago Diner vegetarian recipe for sweet poppyseed dressing.Poppyseed DressingRating: 0Created: Oct 22, 2014 10:42:02 PM
  • Veggie Grain Bowl

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:39 pm
    I created this recipe using techniques from the "salad-in-a-jar" recipes that are so popular now. I like to take this as a work lunch.Veggie Grain BowlRating: 0Created: Oct 22, 2014 10:39:04 PM
  • Vegetarian Chili in the Pressure Cooker

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    I made up this recipe because I found no one that used only what I had at home (I don't often buy bell peppers). I'm pretty satisfied with the result! It surely can be doubled to make more leftovers and then freezed.Vegetarian Chili in the Pressure CookerRating: 0Created: Oct 22, 2014 10:21:17 PM
  • Chilaquiles Casserole

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    Eggs, tortilla chips, enchilada sauce, corn and lots of cheese make this a very tasty and easy weeknight meal.Chilaquiles CasseroleRating: 0Created: Oct 21, 2014 5:06:38 AM
  • Garlic and Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Garlic and Herb Roasted Brussels SproutsRating: 0Created: Oct 20, 2014 7:01:08 PM
 
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  • Guinea Hen Weed – Anamu Benefits

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Paneer recipes or Indian cottage cheese recipes, are popular all over India now. Paneer is also spelt as panir.
  • Vegan Travel: A Fall Foliage Road Trip to Northeast Connecticut’s Scenic Byway RT169

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Northeast Connecticut is known as the state’s “quiet corner”. The region’s Route 169 National Scenic Byway has gained popularity as a premier destination for a Fall foliage drive! its colonial dwellings, stonewall farmlands, and lovely inns greet the traveler with charming views along the winding roads. My quest for this past Saturday was to spend […]
  • Maine State Agency Pushes Ideology, Not Biology, In Quest to Defend Reckless Bear Killing Practices

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    We don’t expect everyone to agree with us in our fight to pass Question 1 in Maine to stop the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. But we do expect a fair election and a government...        Related StoriesAn Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on WolvesBill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs MatterEbola and Animals – at Home and West Africa 
  • Get Your Protein From Cake: Cakewalk Bakery Kickstarter

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you love the convenience of packaged snackfoods, then you’re probably familiar with Cakewalk Bakery's dillos vegan snack cakes. If not, get acquainted: they are packaged, cream-filled cakes that come in a variety of flavors; you probably need at least two in your belly right now. Cakewalk Bakery also makes cupcakes, cakes, cookies, pastries, muffins, and cheesecakes that can be found predominantly in the Northwest, United States. It’s the dillos, however, that have stolen my heart; you can currently buy them online at Vegan Essentials. So, why am I telling you this? Because…
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  • Food is the Best Remedy

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

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

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

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If it strikes your fancy and you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Have a perfectly sunny day, no matter the weather outside!
  • Wordless Wednesday: San Francisco Treats

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Vanilla Soy Frozen Yogurt at Fraiche Like a Vegan (Ratatouille Crepe) at Galette 88 Charlie Brown’s Nightmare (Chocolate Soy Ice Cream with Peanut Butter and Cookies) at Holy Gelato! Vegan Deep Dish at Patxi’s Pizza Onigilly Set with Shiitake, Hijiki, and Natto Onigiri at Onigilly The Curried Veg Pasty at The Pie Shop
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    Annarasa ~ Essence of Food

  • Badam Nariyal aur Rava ki Barfi | Melt in the Mouth Almond Coconut Fudge

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

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

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

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

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Its been ages since I made any steamed food. After our move, I had parked our steamer away in the back of my pantry. But with the coming of the festival season, we are all craving snacks! This year I decided to begin with making steamed snacks. I began with some Dhokla and the next on my list to make was Pithi | Peethi | Lentil Filled Rice Dumplings.Continue reading »
 
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    Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table

  • ADVENTURES WITH "OATRAGEOUS OATMEALS": COCONUT OAT VANILLA NUT CREAMER & STEEL-CUT OAT SAUSAGE CRUMBLES

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

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

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

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

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The tomatoes are coming in fast and furiously, from our garden and from the gardens of friends. We have big ones and little ones, red ones and yellow ones. We're eating them on salads, in sandwiches and many other dishes, but it's hard to keep up.  Yesterday, I slow-roasted a small tray of tomatoes of various sizes and varieties and knew I could do something with them for dinner that night.If you've never slow-roasted tomatoes, cut them in half horizontally if round, lengthwise if the long paste type.  Cover your rimmed baking sheet with foil and then with baking parchment.
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    Happy Herbivore - Blog

  • How to Talk to Others About Living a Plant-Based Lifestyle (Guest Post by Kayla!)

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

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fall head over heels for pumpkin with this week's meal plan!Pumpkin Enchiladas (NEW!), Pumpkin Falafel Salad (NEW!, indi), Pumpkin Falafel Pitas (NEW!, fam.), Creamy Pumpkin Sage Pasta (NEW!), & Pumpkin Overnight Oats (NEW!) all highlight the squash of the season.Also new on this week's plan: Butternut Quinoa Wrap (NEW!, indi) and Butternut Squash Lasagna (NEW!, fam.).Pumpkin EnchiladasIndividual Highlights Pumpkin Falafel Salad (NEW!)Creamy Pumpkin & Sage Pasta (NEW!)Autumn Vegetable SoupButternut Quinoa Wrap (NEW!)Pumpkin Enchiladas (NEW!)Pumpkin Overnight Oats (NEW!)Tomato Cobbler &…
  • Herbies of the Week: Stacy & Jim (They've Lowered Their Cholesterol & Lost 50+lbs!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet our Herbies of the Week: Stacy & Jim!Stacy started researching a plant-based diet after she felt her doctor was telling her she should just accept that she was not going to be able to lose weight and some people need to be on cholesterol medication.With a little encouragement from Rip Esselstyn, she and her husband began their plant-based journey in February and are loving the results!So far, Stacy has lost 30lbs and because she lowered her cholesterol, she's no longer taking medication! Jim has also lowered his cholesterol as well as his blood pressure and dropped 20+lbs. Here's Stacy &…
  • How to Declutter Your Way to a Zen Home (Guest post by Stephanie!)

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Not long after the release of my first minimalist book, Minimalist Monday: Zen Home, I saw this comment from Stephanie on Facebook:"Anyone reading the minimalist e-books? I just let things pile up after my son was born. He's five now! I went through my make-up dresser once and thought I did a pretty good job. After I read the e-book, I went back and seriously overhauled it. I can't believe I criticize my husband for being a hoarder when my make-up was overflowing to the counter because my drawers were full of things I no longer used but refused to throw away!"I was SO happy to see Stephanie…
  • Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl, Chunky White Bean Soup, Enchilada Pasta & More!

    Lindsay S. Nixon
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Lots of tasty and feel good dishes are coming your way on this week's meal plan!Spice up your life (and tastebuds) with the Enchilada Pasta (NEW!) and Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl (NEW!).We've also got more seasonal tastes with the oh-so comforting Chunky White Bean Soup (NEW!), Harvest Salad (NEW!) and Autumn Vegetable Soup (fam.).Enchilada PastaIndividual Highlights Chunky White Bean Soup (NEW!)Lemon Baked Oatmeal (NEW!)"Tuna" SaladHarvest Salad (NEW!)Enchilada Pasta (NEW!)Pumpkin PancakesSpaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl (NEW!)Get this meal plan now.Harvest SaladFamily Highlights Spaghetti…
 
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    Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

  • More on Andre Robinson, Kicking Cats, and Consuming Animal Products

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

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

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

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

    Gary L. Francione
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    The New York Times Room for Debate examined the issue of “Enforcing the Legal Rights of Animals,” and included discussion of the Andre Robinson case. 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 the Legal Rights of Animals appeared first on Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Related posts: New York Times Debate on Carriage Horses Debate on Animal Rights with Libertarian Philosopher Tibor Machan Debate: The Use of Nonhuman Animals in…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Maine State Agency Pushes Ideology, Not Biology, In Quest to Defend Reckless Bear Killing Practices

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    We don’t expect everyone to agree with us in our fight to pass Question 1 in Maine to stop the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. But we do expect a fair election and a government that respects the will of the people, rather than one that attempts impose its will on the people. The ballot initiative process was established as a constitutional right in half the states to be used precisely when obdurate state lawmakers and a governor’s state agencies failed to heed the will of the people.  It’s a safety valve, and it has driven essential reforms…
  • Ebola and Animals – at Home and West Africa

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Bentley waits patiently for the ball from one of his caretakers while in quarantine. Photo by Dr. Catherine McManus, Dallas Animal Services It was heartening to learn that Bentley, the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for the Ebola virus, and to know that Ms. Pham’s condition has also improved. Bentley is still in quarantine and awaiting further tests. To their credit, Dallas authorities, including Dallas Animal Services with help from the Veterinary Emergency Team at Texas A&M University, have handled Bentley’s situation with transparency, care and poise. They…
  • Another Rescue in Tennessee: 50 Dogs Freed From Suspected Dogfighting Operation

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    As the sun came up over Kodak, Tennessee, yesterday morning, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team drove with U.S. Marshals and the Sevier County's Special Operations Response Team down a long, rural road. As they approached the house at the end of the road, our team members saw just three dogs. But after law enforcement officials entered the house, our team discovered many more dogs cowering in the back of the steep, wooded tract of land. A chained dog on the property prior to being freed by Animal Rescue Team responders. View more photos of the rescue here. Our team ultimately found 50 dogs on the…
  • An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    If you want to understand why The HSUS and HSLF are working so hard to prevent the trophy hunting, commercial trapping, and hounding of wolves in Michigan, look no farther than the other states in the Great Lakes region and in the Northern Rockies that recently instituted seasons on wolves. Trophy hunters and trappers and hound hunters are taking a big toll, killing a third of the wolves in a single year in some of these states. If this is what “recovery” means, then I am sure the wolves don’t want any of it. Here are the numbers for the 2012 and 2013 alone:   Idaho: Of the 606…
  • Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Comedian Bill Maher made a special appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – asking him, on the opinion pages of Saturday’s New York Times, to sign a bill banning gestation crates. Noting that polling shows that a rather astonishing 93 percent of New Jersey voters want him to sign the anti-confinement measure, Maher said Christie should make the Garden State the 10th in our country to establish rules that treat pigs better. On October 16th, the day S. 998 cleared the legislature, actor Danny DeVito, also urged Christie to do the right thing.  “Chris, please sign the ban on…
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    Vegalicious

  • Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

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

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

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

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

    Chris Walker
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    This was a delicious treat we enjoyed today as a mid-day snack. We found it on the SpoonSense food blog, created by Sabine. We often enjoy rice pudding, but this was the first time with a nut topping. It was really delicious. Our beechnut tree has had many nuts this year and I was excited to harvest them. Well, I will tell you it is a lot of work, getting those nuts out of the shell, and then out of the woody skin, and I will say, that although delicious, I think next time I will use walnuts. Actually any toasted nuts with the maple syrup will be delicious over the rice pudding. I do hope you…
 
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    Vegan Bodybuilding

  • Creative Nature - Sublime Seed bar

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

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

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

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

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

  • Easy Chocolate Pedha in under 5 mins ~ Indian chocolate fudge ~ Easy Diwali recipes.

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

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

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

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

    Usha R
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    A few years back, my mother in law mentioned an idea she had come across of making poha with a variety of veggies. This idea appealed to me a lot and since then, from time to time I make a version of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    vegansaurus!

  • Get Your Protein From Cake: Cakewalk Bakery Kickstarter

    abbybean
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you love the convenience of packaged snackfoods, then you’re probably familiar with Cakewalk Bakery's dillos vegan snack cakes. If not, get acquainted: they are packaged, cream-filled cakes that come in a variety of flavors; you probably need at least two in your belly right now. Cakewalk Bakery also makes cupcakes, cakes, cookies, pastries, muffins, and cheesecakes that can be found predominantly in the Northwest, United States. It’s the dillos, however, that have stolen my heart; you can currently buy them online at Vegan Essentials. So, why am I telling you this? Because…
  • Paul Shapiro's Animal News You Can Use: bad week for factory farming interests!

    laurahooperb
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Times haven’t been that good for factory farming interests lately. Retailers are demanding better treatment of farm animals, consumers are eating less meat, ag-gag bills are failing while new whistleblowing exposés come to light, courts are upholding important farm animal welfare laws, and more. Well, the largest paper in perhaps the biggest factory farming state in the country—Iowa—editorialized this week slamming big ag’s sordid animal welfare track record, saying that “the nation’s agricultural producers need to spend less time listening to their lawyers and more time…
  • Hey Vegans! And Friends of Vegans! And People Who Love Candy!...

    laurahooperb
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Hey Vegans! And Friends of Vegans! And People Who Love Candy! Here are a few comprehensive guides to vegan candy to eat (and give away, I GUESS) this Halloween! So delicious! CANDY CANDY CANDY.  What are you gorging on this October 31st, you little vegan beast? (p.s. don’t forget the ones that are vegan AND palm oil-free! Double whammy!)
  • The amazing new vegan cheeses from Miyoko's Kitchen: A nearly comprehensive review

    seriousmeaveness
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Culinary genius Miyoko Schinner, queen of vegan cheeses, sent us eight of her line of nine fancy pants gourmet cashew cheeses to sample. Turns out everything everyone has been saying about them is 100 percent true: These cheeses are legit. The Classic Double Cream Chive and Fresh Loire Valley in a Fig Leaf. Look at all those cracker options I got for Meave! I’m too good to her. Megan very sweetly hosted a wine and cheese tasting party at her lovely new apartment for us; as I texted Laura a few hours later in a boozy, cheesy fog, we have arrived. This is the stuff of cheese boards and…
  • IT’S NOG SEASON, YALL!!! And we’re on Instagram!...

    laurahooperb
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    IT’S NOG SEASON, YALL!!! And we’re on Instagram! Follow us for all the delicious vegan food in the world: http://instagram.com/vegansaurus
 
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    Incredible Smoothies

  • Join The FREE 30-Day Green Smoothie Weight Loss Challenge!

    Tracy Russell
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    You’re invited to experience the weight loss benefits of a daily green smoothie, right now, for free! Subscribe to my free 30-Day Green Smoothie Weight Loss Challenge and you will receive weekly e-mails containing delicious, easy-to-make green smoothie recipes specifically for slimming figures, dropping dress sizes, and driving your energy levels sky high! Are you ready to get started today? All you have to do is subscribe right now! Be sure to check your “SPAM” folder if you do not receive your first e-mail! Having Trouble Subscribing? Get Help Here! What Is The 30-Day…
  • Pineapple-Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe with Pear

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Daria Zeoli
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    September 21 marked the 30th Annual International Day of Peace. Yoko Ono contributed John Lennon’s “Imagine” to be played on this day. If you’ve read my bio here on YDV, you’ve probably deduced that I’m a John Lennon fan. You may have even seen me at Strawberry Fields over the years, congregating with other people in the only way that makes me feel remotely comfortable; coming together for music. I cannot hear the word “peace” these days without thinking that it begins on the plate. It’s a quote that appears on the front of a shirt I have…
  • Portland VegFest & Plant-Based Nutrition Conference Are Coming!

    Daria Zeoli
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Are you vegan? Are you in Portland, OR? Well then, what are you doing at the end of the month? We have a couple of suggestions! Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Conference WHEN: September 26, 2014, 8:30am to 5:00pm (Doors at 7:30) WHERE: Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ball Room, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR COST: $139 ($75 for students) This one-day conference is designed for physicians, dietitians, naturopathic and chiropractic doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals interested in learning about the latest information on plant-based diets with respect to…
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  • It’s Happy Hour! John Schlimm Joins the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club

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

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

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

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

    Emma Larocque
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    When I cracked open my review copy of Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed a few weeks ago, the first thing I wanted to do was take it down to one of our local coffee shops where a year ago I had THE most disgusting GF vegan muffin I had ever tasted. Don’t get […]
 
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    SweetOnVeg.com

  • Vancouver Event: Karen Page & Her Vegetarian Flavor Bible

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

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

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

    Jennifer ~ Sweet On Veg
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Gorilla Food What to order: Raw Maui Waui Pizza 477 Powell Street / 436 Richards Street Eternal Abundance What to order: Kale Caesar Salad 1025 Commercial Drive Sejuiced What to order: Deluxe Veggie Burger 1958 West 4th Avenue Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant 1509 West 12th Avenue Golden Aura Organic Eatery 2680 West Broadway Indigo Food Café What to order: Sunrise Bowl 1978 West Broadway (inside Greens Organic + Natural Market) Chau VeggiExpress What to order: Rickety Rickshaw Ride 5052 Victoria Drive Smak What to order: Mango Nori Wraps, Downtown Dahl Curry 1139 West Pender Shizenya What to…
  • TD: Sometimes you just want to say thank you #TDThanksYou (Sponsored Post)

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

  • Vegan Travel: A Fall Foliage Road Trip to Northeast Connecticut’s Scenic Byway RT169

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

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

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

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

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

  • It’s Happy Hour! John Schlimm Joins the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club

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

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

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

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

    Emma Larocque
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    When I cracked open my review copy of Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed a few weeks ago, the first thing I wanted to do was take it down to one of our local coffee shops where a year ago I had THE most disgusting GF vegan muffin I had ever tasted. Don’t get […]
 
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  • Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

    claryn
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    If you live in the U.S., now is the time to buy up all the small cheap pumpkins you can get your hands on! Making your own pumpkin puree is exceptionally easy, and it’s typically much cheaper than buying cans in the store. I’m careful to freeze several containers of my own homemade puree every year, so I have plenty to cook with all season long. Your first step will be selecting your pumpkins. If you can, look for sugar or Cinderella pumpkins, which are supposedly best suited for eating, and try and get your hands on the smallest (2 lb or smaller) and freshest pumpkins you can…
  • Roasted Pear and Fig Oatmeal

    claryn
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Two years ago, the only thing I craved for breakfast on the weekend was pancakes. For months and months, I ate pancakes — drizzled with maple syrup, alongside a mug of hot coffee — every single Saturday morning before heading out to the pottery studio. If my partner was doing the cooking, I would sometimes tolerate Belgian waffles, because I’m accommodating like that. But much to my partner’s dismay, one day I went head over heels for porridge, and I haven’t looked back since.* This roasted pear and fig oatmeal is my latest love. I’ve been eating a lot of…
  • Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    claryn
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    These southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes are a fun and tasty twist on traditional loaded potatoes. Making loaded spuds is typically an ordeal — you bake them, prep and cook the filling, fill them, top them with cheese, and bake them again. I like this recipe because it simplifies a couple of those steps so the dish comes together quickly. Plus, these are just as delicious cold as they are hot! This is one of my go-to recipes when I don’t have a lot of time to cook during the week. Unlike white potatoes, baked sweet potatoes stay nice and soft in the fridge, and I usually bake a…
  • Broccoli Tahini Bisque

    claryn
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Fall has officially returned, and with it my penchant for soups. This broccoli tahini bisque is almost as easy to make as it is luscious. Yeah, “luscious.” You read that right! Restaurant Week wasn’t something I’d ever taken note of, probably on account of the fact that I’m not a middle-aged rich suburbanite foodie. So it was purely coincidental that the first time I went to G-Zen, a fancy vegan restaurant in Branford, was during Restaurant Week. Really, it was serendipitous, because G-Zen is expensive, and my partner and I got to try a half dozen of their dishes…
  • Banana Nut Porridge with Oatmeal, Quinoa, and Teff

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

  • I Love Vegan Food Bloggers

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

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

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

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

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

  • I dropped GoDaddy when the CEO went hunting

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

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

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

    JL Fields
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    It’s busy, busy around here! Between classes, clients, and carving time for work-life balance, the days are zooming by! Last week I taught two classes – one with my husband Dave at Whole Foods (more on that in a minute + two recipes!) and the other was the first in a two-class Physicians Committee cancer prevention cooking nutrition class. I got an email from a student a few days later: I sure enjoyed your class on Saturday — mind boggling, actually! Almost everything was new to me!! But you’re a great teacher, and LOTS of fun! Looking forward to Class #2! Yay! If…
  • Vegan News You Can Use (10/12/14)

    JL Fields
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    Vegan news you can use (10/12/14) The Secret of These New Veggie Burgers: Plant Blood Weighing the Benefits of a Low-Fat Vegan Diet for MS Holistic holidays: Wellness cruise vacations Sculptor’s vegan cakes in demand for weddings In vegan lettuce soup, peas stand in for cream Longtime Ice Cream Inventor Goes Vegan Bellamy Young’s ‘Scandal’ Fried Chicken is Actually Vegan Israel to host World’s Largest Vegan Festival Vegan doing jail time wins right to eat animal-free meals in Israeli prison Montreal’s First Ever “Vegan Super Store” Is Opening This…
 
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    I Eat Grass

  • The Lusty Vegan: 4 Possible Food Solutions for Mixed-Diet Couples

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

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

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

    April Newell
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    So Halloween is at the end of the month, and vegans everywhere want to indulge as much as the average omnivore… but what junk foods are vegan? Easy! Here is your list of pretty processed, but incredibly vegan Halloween favorites so you can sort through your candy effectively! 1. Air Heads  These sour chewy treats are vegan alright. 2. Nutter Butter Nutter Butters are dangerously delicious, be careful my friend. 3. Oreos They might be milk’s favorite cookie, but they’re mine too! Made with soy lecithin, not dairy. 4. Unfrosted Pop Tarts   Although these come in many shapes…
  • The Lusty Vegan: 4 Tips For Finding Another Vegan to Date

    Zoe Eisenberg
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo by Geoff Souder Fall is well underway, with winter already whispering frosty sweet nothings late at night. In case you didn’t know, fall and winter are the official cuffing season, so many single-folk are looking for someone to cozy-up with through the holidays. If you’re a single vegan, then you already know that finding another single vegan who you are mutually attracted to can be seriously tough. While not all vegans are adamant about dating another veg-head, some wouldn’t even consider going to dinner—let alone bed—with someone who eats meat. If that sounds…
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    Lizz Delicious

  • Oh, My, Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    OMG, this pudding cake. Pumpkin + chocolate + brewed coffee + pumpkin pie spices + almond milk = heaven in a dish! Heaven in a gluten-free, vegan dish, that is. And it’s easily made nut-free just by swapping out the almond milk for coconut milk. Want it soy-free too? Just use soy-free chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand). Oh yea, and because I used moisture-rich pumpkin, this recipe is oil-free but you’d never know it. If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying a chocolate pudding cake before, let me tell you what’s so magical about it: the chocolate cake creates its own…
  • Pumpkin Oatmeal Anytime Squares (vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)

    Angela (Oh She Glows)
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    My Toffee Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bar recipe seems to be the hit of the season so far on the blog. I’ve had quite a few questions about how to make the bars oil-free, so I figured it was a good opportunity to play around with the recipe. Pumpkin naturally lends moisture to baked goods and I’m happy to say it worked well as an oil replacement in this recipe. I’m also guessing the same amount of mashed banana might work too, but when in pumpkin season…#pumpkinallthethings! I added some pumpkin pie spices to enhance the pumpkin flavour. The result is a much lighter and softer/cake-y bar…
 
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  • Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, Maple Pecan Praline

    eatingwhole
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
      Ingredients (makes 1 9-inch spring-form pan or 12 cupcakes; no spring form pan? This works great in a baking dish!): 1 Cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned) 3/4 Cup sorghum flour 3/4 Cup potato starch (may replace with Tapioca starch) PLEASE NOTE: You may make this with 1 1/2 Cups wheat flour by omitting […]
  • Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

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

    eatingwhole
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Ingredients (makes 1 8×8 baking pan):   Brownie Base: 1 1/2 Cups cooked black beans, washed & dried (1 15oz can or 1/2 Cup dried beans before being cooked) 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or raw sugar), processed in your food processor until fine 3/4 cup cocoa powder (I used super dark) 2 chia / flax […]
  • Pumpkin Pecan Bread with Pumpkin Cinnamon Coconut Butter

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

    eatingwhole
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    We spent a long weekend in Vermont, which first meant a road trip with Marley, Lexi, and Beenie! For those who do not know, Marley is my new rescue puppy, Lexi is a rescued cat, and Beenie is a rescued bunny :) . Suffice to say, it was a packed car!  Vermont was a relaxing […]
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  • Guinea Hen Weed – Anamu Benefits

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

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

    Aqiyl Aniys
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    I love avocados, but not avocados that have turned brown. Keep your avocados form turning brown. Yes you can do it now! I was sent the below video by a... The post Keep Your Avocados From Turning Brown! 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! ]]
  • Phytonutrients in Cruciferous Vegetables Like Kale Strengthen Our Gut Immune System

    Aqiyl Aniys
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here is another reason to to increase your vegetable consumption. Phytonutrients in cruciferous vegetables like kale strengthen our... The post Phytonutrients in Cruciferous Vegetables Like Kale Strengthen Our Gut Immune System 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! ]]
  • Free Ebook – Put Your Organ Cleanses In Order Before Your Organs Put You Out Of Order

    Aqiyl Aniys
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    It is very important to consume the optimal nutrients so your body stays in a state of homeostasis—the state where all of the body’s organs and... The post Free Ebook – Put Your Organ Cleanses In Order Before Your Organs Put You Out Of Order 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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  • Peanut noodles with Broccoli: Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project

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

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

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

    Emily
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    This dinner was a nice change of pace from the usual pasta and sauce dishes. The curry cauliflower “cream” sauce was flavorful and the peas were the perfect vegetable compliment for the sauce. It was mildly spicy but it was just enough to add flavor and it was not overwhelmingly spicy. I did use radiatore, a different shape of pasta, instead of rigatoni because me and my toddler were getting tired of the boring rigatoni and penne shapes. Also, in our house, radiatore pasta is called squiggly igglies. What is more fun than saying we are having squiggly igglies for dinner? I am really…
  • Forks Over Knives Cookbook Project: Italian Style Stuffed Mushrooms

    Emily
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    The Italian style stuffed mushrooms were absolutely delicious. It was a perfect plant based family dinner because it had plenty of healthy vegetables, a ton of flavor, and the rice made it more filling. I just loved the taste combination of sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, and the basil pesto. I even brought some over to my mom for her to try and she loved it too. The only change that I would make is that I would make twice as much. Difficulty: Medium. The rice and the basil pesto made to be made prior to making assembling this recipe. Did my toddler like it? He liked the filling but he does…
 
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  • Slow Cooker Stuffed Apples with Figs

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

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

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

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

    Foodscape
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    - Lentil Tacos Recipe These were a tasty mistake. My friend and I stopped at the store last week for some final groceries and I forgot to get a cauliflower for a recipe I’m doing (I think that’ll be next week’s recipe).  So, I ran to go get it and asked her to do her groceries first at the counter while waiting for me.  No problem, right?  Turns out the cauliflower I bought was not a cauliflower, but a head of iceberg lettuce. Of course, I did not realize this until I was home and starting dinner.  Pause for face palm. But what better excuse to creatively use what I…
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