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The Best & the Worst Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives: Which Is Right for You?
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The Best & the Worst Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives: Which Is Right for You?

The dairy aisle looks a lot different than it used to. While previous excursions to this section of the grocery store simply involved digging past the first two or three gallon jugs of milk to find one with a reasonable expiration date, plant-based dairy alternatives have led to some great …

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Bleeding Gums? 3 Foods To Prevent Periodontal Disease
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Bleeding Gums? 3 Foods To Prevent Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is something that many grown adults battle with. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease causes problems as minor as bad breath and as severe as tooth loss. Just as diet plays a role in your overall health, eating the right foods reduces your risk of periodontal disease …

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The Only Vegan in Town: Why the Journey to Plant-based Living is not without its Challenges…
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The Only Vegan in Town: Why the Journey to Plant-based Living is not without its Challenges…

While the movement is gaining traction all over the world, veganism can still lead to feelings of solitude and alienation. Jumping off the deep end into the vegan lifestyle five years ago, I found myself isolated on a not-so-theoretical Island (I’m Irish); surrounded by a sea of meat-loving, cow milking, …

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Vegan Recipes

Vegan Cornbread Recipe

Many good memories are made around the dinner table, and this vegan cornbread recipe is just one example of how you don’t need to think that is a thing of the past. Healthy, vegan meals are something that you can share with everyone. And, if you’re making some of their …

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15 Useful Kitchen Appliances for Your Healthy Plant-Based Home

To some, kitchen appliances are like candy in a department store, to others they are a mere tool to help get food on the table efficiently. However you feel about them, there are a likely a few you’d rather not go without. In particular, preparing healthy, plant-based meals can create …

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50 Awesome Vegan Athletes to Follow on Social Media
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50 Awesome Vegan Athletes to Follow on Social Media

Every day there are more plant-based athletes. It’s only natural. A plant-based diet is the healthiest way to go. And it’s pretty simple, really. The better you feel, the better you’re likely to perform. People will catch on to that. Eating a plant-based diet and being active are two important …

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Sore Body? 3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help
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Sore Body? 3 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help

Minor body soreness and stiffness is a common occurrence in everyday life. In many cases, the problem is one of taking on more than your fitness level can handle. In other cases, unusual movements can cause simple strains and sprains that linger on in the following days. If you are …

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Why a Diet of Whole Plant Foods Is the Way to Go & How to Eat More of Them

When it comes to a healthy plant-based diet, sticking with whole plant foods is the way to go. There are plenty of positive effects to people eating a more plant-based diet, regardless of the types of foods they choose. The environment and the animals certainly benefit from people eating more …

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Recycle and Reuse: Environmental Benefits of Water Recycling

Roughly 71% of the Earth may be covered by seas and oceans, but the water we need to sustain life is comparatively scarce. Groundwater, rivers, lakes, and streams provide the water we use for everything from drinking and bathing to irrigating fields, but they make up less than 1% of …

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Vegan Recipes

Vegan Penne with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce

Featured Vegan Recipe Pasta is a nice, simple meal you can put together when you don’t have much time, or you just don’t want to spend it in the kitchen. In this recipe for Penne with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce by Chef Del Sroufe, the plant-based milk creates a bit more of …

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5 Tips From a Former “Junk Food Vegan”
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5 Tips From a Former “Junk Food Vegan”

Are you considering going vegan? Or have you recently made the switch? Maybe you want to do your part to protect animals from the horrors of the meat industry. Maybe you are looking to shed a few pounds. In either case, listen up: don’t make the same mistakes that I …

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Plastic Waste: Environmental Effects of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is a deceptively simple problem with a very complicated solution. It occurs when plastic accumulates in the air, land, or water, which happens quickly and easily. Plastic is used everywhere in many products, making up 10% of the world’s waste, and can take hundreds or thousands of years …

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7 Oil-Free Vegan Potato Salad Recipes

Who doesn’t love a good potato salad? Unfortunately, the traditional potato salad recipes often have mayonnaise. Substituting this for a vegan mayo is a great start, but many store bought brands and recipes still have oil in them. But you don’t need egg or oil to have a delicious potato …

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Recycle and Reuse: Environmental Benefits of Water Recycling

Roughly 71% of the Earth may be covered by seas and oceans, but the water we need to sustain life is comparatively scarce. Groundwater, rivers, lakes, and streams provide the water we use for everything from drinking and bathing to irrigating fields, but they make up less than 1% of …

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Plastic Waste: Environmental Effects of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is a deceptively simple problem with a very complicated solution. It occurs when plastic accumulates in the air, land, or water, which happens quickly and easily. Plastic is used everywhere in many products, making up 10% of the world’s waste, and can take hundreds or thousands of years …

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11 Reasons Why Going Vegan Helps Save The Planet

When you go vegan, you’re helping to save the planet in a number of ways. Following a vegan lifestyle means not eating animal products like meat, dairy, fish, or eggs. It also means not purchasing other animal products such as leather or wool. When you stop consuming these animal products, …

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The Vegan Designer Q&A | Adopt Don’t Shop

This interview, of the Adopt Don’t Shop Series, is with Shiri (TheVeganDesigner) and the cute, furry, rescue trio who certainly all have their own unique personalities! What are your and your rescue’s names? My name is Shiri Takacs. My cats names are Fennel (tuxedo), Fidget (Gray), and Face (Tabby). Tell us …

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V-dog Interview | Adopt Don’t Shop

Next up in the Adopt Don’t Shop Series is a Q&A with V-dog, the vegan dog food company! A vegan company through-and-through they can set you up with some good eats for your furry canine family members! Can you tell us a bit about V-dog and how the idea for …

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Q&A with KD Traegner of Your Daily Vegan | Adopt Don’t Shop

This next interview in the Adopt Don’t Shop Series is with KD Traegner of Your Daily Vegan. Meet their rescue fur family! What are your rescues’ names? There are nine animals that live with me- two dogs and seven cats that range in age from 21 years old to 1 …

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Q&A with Daria Zeoli | Adopt Don’t Shop

This next interview in the Adopt Don’t Shop Series is with Daria Zeoli of Your Daily Vegan, and her rescue Millie!    Millie, sporting a lovely jacket What is your rescue’s name(s)? Millie, aka Mills, Millie-moo, Boo, Boogie. Oddly enough, Millie is not her original name, though she already had it when …

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Lisa and Krishna | Adopt Don’t Shop

This week we’ll be meeting Lisa and Krishna, learning about how they found each other and their journey together. Krishna also follows a balanced plant-based diet, so he gets all the nutrition he needs! What is your rescues’ name? Krishna. He’s part malamute and part black lab. Can you share …

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The Thinking Vegan | Adopt Don’t Shop

This next segment of the Adopt Don’t Shop Series is an interview with Gary and Kezia, the minds behind the ever informative website The Thinking Vegan! What are your and your rescues names? The two-legged people are Gary Smith and Kezia Jauron. The four-legged people are Chloë, Frederick and Douglass. How …