Going vegan is a big decision. Whether you've already cut out the animal products or you're thinking about doing it, you should have a clear idea of what you might expect as a new vegan. Changing your diet (or lifestyle) is bound to have an effect on you physically and emotionally. Keep in mind, though, … Continue reading What to Expect When You Go Vegan: Part 1
That’s exactly what Pennsylvania state prisons intend to find out. Starting in November, 200 volunteer inmates at each facility will transition to a plant-based diet to determine if it improves their health and anti-social behavior and keeps inmates from returning to jail. The research project is the third prong in a larger initiative called “The … Continue reading Can a Plant-Based Diet Help to Reform Inmates?
Halloween is creeping up on us and we will soon have witches, darth vaders and princesses knocking on our door saying those three little words. Whether you’re passing out candy to trick-or-treaters or you turn off the porch light and sit on the couch with the whole bucket of candy in your lap, the candy … Continue reading Vegan Halloween Candy – Don’t Get Tricked By Your Treat!
Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey treated the hosts of The View to vegan cake to prove vegan baked goods can be delicious. The sweet surprise was instigated after a recent show on which actor Craig Robinson, who played Darryl Philbin on The Office, said he was looking for a good vegan cake for … Continue reading Jon Stewart Sends Vegan Cakes to The View
A typical recipe for cookies, cakes, breads, or any baked good is almost guaranteed to call for eggs. And just because we’ve gone vegan doesn’t mean we stopped loving all those tasty treats! So we must find a vegan egg substitute. The problem is, though, that one size does not fit all. There doesn’t seem … Continue reading The Complete Vegan Egg Substitution Guide
California now has a state dinosaur and it is, fittingly, a vegetarian. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to name the Augustynolophus morrisi California’s official state dinosaur. As a hadrosaur, “Auggie”, as it’s lovingly referred to, eats a plant-based diet and has a mouth shaped like a duckbill. The dinosaur, which lived between … Continue reading California’s State Dinosaur is Vegetarian
Like any relationship, self-love requires constant attention and consistent re-evaluation to ensure you are giving yourself all the care and kindness you need. But what happens when self-love gets put on the back burner? Maybe you have a stressful and demanding week at work. Or maybe you’re dealing with some family drama. Or you’re just … Continue reading What to do When You Fall Out of Self-Love
Tyson Foods’ plan to build a $320 million poultry complex in Kansas has been thwarted by a “wall of local resistance,” according to a Drovers article. Nearly 3,000 Leavenworth County residents attended a town hall meeting earlier this month, voicing their concern to local law makers. “Specifically, residents are concerned about the environmental impact from … Continue reading Kansas Residents Win Fight Against Proposed Tyson Factory Farm
One of the most common mistakes new vegans make is not eating enough calories. Because animal products are much more calorically dense than plant foods, vegans need to eat more food to consume the same number of calories. When you’re just starting out, it can be really easy to under-eat if you don’t make a … Continue reading How to Feel Full on a Vegan Diet
In the land of papayas, apple bananas and pineapples, it's a fruit lover's paradise. There are so many options when eating vegan in Hawaii and I was lucky enough to eat my way around the Big Island for the past two weeks. Even beyond fruit, you're sure to find some of your favorite dishes and … Continue reading What I Ate as a Vegan in Hawaii