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Meatless Mondays: 5 Spring-tacular Vegan Recipes!

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This year, I want to take better advantage of local, seasonal produce. These recipes do just that. I think I’ll do my spring cleaning this weekend and reward myself with a feast…who’s with me?? Continue reading

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Foodie Tuesday: Life Hacks for the New Vegan

I added peanut butter and coconut toasted almonds to mine! I went a little nuts with it, but it was so good!

While a Tofurky sandwich may be tasty on occasion, if you’re eating it every night because you can’t make anything else, you may be in need of some vegan life hacks. A life hack is a strategy or technique you can do to manage your time and daily activities in a more efficient way. Vegans like to claim that sticking to a vegan lifestyle is easy—and it is—when you have a fully stocked kitchen and hours to kill.

If you’re new to the vegan lifestyle, however, you can easily get discouraged if it’s not as easy as the famous vegan foodies make it seem. Eating right as a new vegan takes time, effort, and commitment, but there are small, simple things you can do every day to make your new vegan life easier. Continue reading

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Weight Loss Wednesday: Sauté Your Way to Oil-Free Cooking

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One tablespoon of olive oil, coconut oil, or canola oil has 120 calories, all from fat. While these are mostly healthy, monounsaturated fats that you definitely need in your diet, if you feel like you’re using too much oil, there are simple switches you can make to decrease calories and fats. Oil is most necessary in cooking when you’re sautéing vegetables, but I have three fool-proof alternatives that work just as well. Continue reading

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Fruits and Veggies Just Ain’t What They Used to Be

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As vegans, we consider ourselves experts on fruits and vegetables. However, with the release of Jo Robinson’s new book, Eating on the Wild Side, we may surprised about what she has uncovered. After ten years and over 6,000 studies, Robinson has come to the conclusion that not all fruits and vegetables are as nutritious as we are taught to believe. Continue reading

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Best of 2012: Weight Loss Wednesday: Vegan Salad Beast

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Step away from the takeout menu; keep this quick and easy meal idea on hand! Continue reading

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Weight Loss Wednesday: Feed Your Cold, Heal Your Body!

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Your mind might go straight to a classic warm soup as the perfect remedy for your seasonal cold, but think again; this fall, turn to the “miracle vegetable”: seaweed! Continue reading

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