Warm Up: Great Fall Recipes

Minestrone

Harvest Minestrone With Quinoa & Kale Minestrone is a thick vegetable/bean soup, usually with the addition of pasta. It has a long history dating back to pre-Roman days, and it used to be made primarily with leftovers by poor families looking to stretch their food resources. It’s considered a part of la cucina povera, or […]

A Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet (for every kind of eater)

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Another great article here folks! While I am not a full-time vegan or vegetarian; the bulk of my diet (probably 85%) is abundantly plant-based. Eating a wide variety of organic veggies, fruits, nuts and healthy whole grains, keeps me happy and healthy!  The following article is packed with expert information about the benefits of keeping […]

I’m Vegan & I’m Starving – A Transformational Journey

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A meat and potatoes girl, turned vegetarian, turned back to a meat eater, turned back to vegetarian decided to try becoming vegan. You got that? Yeah, me either! That girl is me. I grew up on the all American diet of meat, potatoes, mac n cheese, pizza, soda, and any other junk you can think […]

The Willingness to Think Differently

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I can summarize the most successful people I’ve ever known with one trait: the willingness to challenge mainstream ideas. This has been the key to everything good in my life too: I changed my health and drastically reduced my carbon footprint when I stopped eating like everyone else around me and became vegetarian (and eventually […]

Losing Your Veganity?

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Think a vegan diet is the ticket to personal and planetary health? Seen Forks Over Knives and become convinced that animal products will be the death of you and the planet? Then it’s time to lose your veganity! Yes, lose your veganity. Let go of the wishful thinking that pervades vegan myths and open up […]

This Is Factory Farming

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Warning: Contains Graphic Footage. Undercover video footage at “Wyoming Premium Farms” revealing egregious cruelty and filthy conditions at a Wyoming pig breeding facility owned by a supplier for Tyson Foods. Bacon could never taste that Good. I’ve had an emotional morning. I didn’t want to watch the video on how pigs are treated in factory […]

Frappuccino’s Colorful Ingredients Bug Some Vegetarians

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Turns out the strawberry sauce used in strawberries-and-crème Frappuccinos contains cochineal extract, which is made from the bodies of ground-up insects indigenous to Latin America. When Starbucks changed its Frappuccino mix a couple years ago, it made sure the new ingredients were dairy free. But no one said anything about being bug free. Turns out the strawberry […]

iVegetarian2: The Eating Disorders of Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs died October 5, and the animal rights organization PETA stepped right up to honor him as a vegetarian who was deeply committed to animal welfare and the environment. PETA, of course, has yet to acknowledge the role that Jobs’s near vegan diet may have played in his death, and continues to maintain that […]

Common Misconceptions of Veganism

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If someone were to have asked me 5 years ago if I would ever consider giving up meat and dairy, I would have tactfully responded with a prompt snicker and, likely a middle finger. I considered the vegetarian, let alone vegan, lifestyle to be strange and goofy. That is based almost entirely on misconceptions I […]

“Give The Cows A Break; It’s Hard Being Pregnant!”

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The many benefits of nondairy milks, such as lower fat and calorie content and zero cholesterol, make them a no-brainer for health-conscious consumers, but how do they stack up taste-wise? The Wall Street Journal performed a taste test on almond, soy, rice, coconut, and cow’s milk, and the results are in: Almond milk wins! Almond […]