LEONARDO DICAPRIO CALLS FOR A BAN ON ALL BEEF CONSUMPTION

LEONARDO DICAPRIO CALLS FOR A BAN ON ALL BEEF CONSUMPTION

Hollywood legend and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the call for people to completely stop eating beef. He has joined other concerned activists in asking people to reconsider their dietary habits, and More »

8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good

8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good

From Silicon Valley tech moguls to business executives and entrepreneurs, these people know that the future of food means not slaughtering animals. More »

11 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Vegan

11 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Vegan

This article was written by Arista Moultrie. If you’re beautiful, talented, famous, and rich chances are you don’t eat. There’s an even higher chance you are so pretentious that you will eat a More »

Avoid These 5 Unhealthy Vegan Eating-Transition Mistakes

Avoid These 5 Unhealthy Vegan Eating-Transition Mistakes

Vegan eating sometimes gets a bad reputation for simply being “too hard.” That, not surprisingly, keeps people thinking, “I could never do that!” Consider this, though: most major life changes are going More »

Most People Throw Away Avocado Pits, But This Artist Carves Them Into Magical Forest Creatures

Most People Throw Away Avocado Pits, But This Artist Carves Them Into Magical Forest Creatures

Jan Campbell was preparing an avocado for lunch one day when she was struck by the beauty of the pit inside, an object most people throw away without a second thought. After More »

 

LEONARDO DICAPRIO CALLS FOR A BAN ON ALL BEEF CONSUMPTION

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Hollywood legend and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the call for people to completely stop eating beef. He has joined other concerned activists in asking people to reconsider their dietary habits, and in particular stop eating beef.

8 Business Leaders Who Are Investing to Close Slaughterhouses for Good

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From Silicon Valley tech moguls to business executives and entrepreneurs, these people know that the future of food means not slaughtering animals.

11 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Vegan

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This article was written by Arista Moultrie.
If you’re beautiful, talented, famous, and rich chances are you don’t eat. There’s an even higher chance you are so pretentious that you will eat a little but put yourself under “dietary restrictions” for the fun of it. The latest diet in Hollywood these days seems to be veganism. We all know about Pamela Anderson and Alicia Silverstone’s Save the Animals campaigns, but here are a few celebs that you may not know are vegan.

The 8 Tastiest Vegan Christmas Recipes Meat Eating Guests Will NOT Resist

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We all want to impress family and friends with decadent vegan food for Christmas, so no doubt excitement over designing the Christmas menu is rising by the minute!

Avoid These 5 Unhealthy Vegan Eating-Transition Mistakes

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Vegan eating sometimes gets a bad reputation for simply being “too hard.” That, not surprisingly, keeps people thinking, “I could never do that!” Consider this, though: most major life changes are going to seem overwhelming, difficult and even scary at first. That is not a good reason not to try it! All you need to do is equip yourself with some good information to get you started. Great news, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll be honest, vegan eating, like anything new to you, will have a learning curve. For most people, this learning occurs through trial and error in their transition stage. This list is here to make the learning process and transition easier than ever before: it helps you avoid many of the mistakes new plant-based eaters make. Having a healthy (and easy) transition will make this lifestyle change all the more exciting and rewarding. Are you ready? OK, here’s the five unhealthy vegan-transition mistakesto avoid:

1. Doing Everything at Once When You’re not Ready

Understand that everyone has their own ways of making major life changes. For some, all it takes is a video on dairy cattle or factory farming and they’re off animal-products for good. For others, especially those seeking this lifestyle for environmental or health reasons, the transition may not be so smooth. There are cravings and attachments to certain animal-products to overcome. There are frustrated moments while grocery shopping or eating out. There are questions, comments and even criticisms from family, friends and, yes, sometimes even strangers. There are times when it feels you’re fighting a battle you can’t win. For those of you, be gentle with yourselves. This is a process of changing your life. If you push yourself into new food, new clothes, new furniture and more all at once, you may end up like many others who shy away altogether and denounce vegan eating itself as too much “work.” Don’t let this happen! Go at your own pace and feel good about any changes you do make. Tip: what has worked for many vegans I know is to eliminate one animal-product a week.

2. Not Understanding Calorie Contents

Know that not all foods satiate you the same. The meat, dairy, eggs, etc. you may be used to eating probably fill you up for hours because of high fat contents and caloric density. Transitioning to vegan eating means, for a lot of us, increasing our intake of produce. This is undeniably great, but keep in mind that most produce is very nutrient and water-rich in very small calorie packages. This means you get fuller faster, but will need to eat more food regularly to keep your calories up, your body functioning properly and your health in check. You can easily tackle this transition mistake by eating nuts, seeds, and legumes, higher calorie produce like avocados and bananas and just accepting you may need snacks now.

3. Not Understanding That Your Body is Going Through Changes

Did you know digesting meat can take days, whereas digesting plant-based foods only takes minutes to hours? This may not seem significant, but it makes a huge difference to the regular functioning of your entire body. Understand that if you’ve been eating a diet of meat, dairy, eggs, etc., your bodily system is used to that: it is used to allocating lots of energy to the digestive process and taking its time. Transitioning changes that process; your body will be playing “catch up” eliminating the animal-products from your system and replacing them with plant-based nutrition. This can cause some stomach upsets and discomforts at first. Know that your body is adjusting to this switch and getting healthier because of it. Get ready for more energy and a quicker digestive process! You can help this process along by remembering to drink plenty of fresh water, every single day.

4. Just Taking the Animal-Products Out

If you’re anything like myself, you may have grown up in a household where dinner consisted of some sort of animal, some sort of common grain and a vegetable serving. It can be challenging to consider meals in any other way, leading to new vegans just simply taking out animal-products. While those products definitely need to go when eating a vegan diet, there shouldn’t be an empty spot on your plate when that happens. Fill it up and try new products and crops to ensure a balanced and delicious meal.

5. Not Learning New Recipes

I know, I know, not everyone loves or even wants to cook. However, unless you plan to be a raw vegan or subsist on take-out alone, you’re going to need a few recipes to fuel your body with. Don’t shy away from trying new recipes and products—it is another one of the fun parts of changing your lifestyle! All it takes is a little learning and then once you get the basics of vegan cooking down, you can veganize literally any meal.

By Onegreenplanet

Most People Throw Away Avocado Pits, But This Artist Carves Them Into Magical Forest Creatures

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Jan Campbell was preparing an avocado for lunch one day when she was struck by the beauty of the pit inside, an object most people throw away without a second thought. After weeks of pondering its potential, a deeply pigmented surface scratch inspired her to carve away its layers until a beautiful piece of art appeared.

Ever since that day, the Irish artisan has been turning avocado pits (or ‘stones,’ as she calls them) into tiny, intricately detailed figurines inspired by Celtic folklore. She carves the tranquil faces of forest spirits, the flowing hair of ancient goddesses, and even a handful of wild mushrooms now and then. The miniatures can be simply displayed as statues, or worn as pendants, and are meant to provide the holder with a unique sense of companionship and comfort.

Explore some of Jan’s finest creations below, and follow the links underneath them to see if they’re available to buy.

THIS IS HOW VEGAN ACTRESS EMMA WATSON USES HER BEAUTY AND THE BEAST POPULARITY TO PROMOTE THE VEGAN LIFESTYLE

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Emma Watson has recently been on the road promoting her new movie “Beauty and the Beast,” one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. But, in spite of her hectic schedule, the actress is still taking time to spread the word about sustainable, vegan fashion. On the press tour for “Beauty and the Beast,” Emma looked fabulous wearing a dress and shoes made out of recycled plastic.

16 VEGAN ONE-POT RECIPES IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING CUTTING ANIMALS OUT OF YOUR DIET

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An increasing number of people are deciding to cut back on their consumption of meat and other animal products. There are a few reasons for this, including concerns over health, animal welfare, and the environment. If this sounds like you, then whatever your reason is, I commend you on making this decision!

So, you have decided to or are considering cutting back on meat, eggs, fish, and dairy — what can you eat and how do you make it? Too often this is the most challenging and at times most discouraging aspect of adopting a plant-based diet. Fortunately, there are loads of things you can eat! From rice and potatoes to stuffed portobellos, the options are truly endless, and all you need to do is a quick little Google search for vegan or vegetarian recipes to make your new way of eating feel spectacular.

People also often think it must be a lot more difficult to cook plant-based meals, but that is a myth! In many ways, plant-based meals are in fact easier. The recipes listed below couldn’t be simpler, and will appeal to both novices and veterans of plant-based eating alike.

To learn more about why vegan diets seem to be gaining popularity, and the health science behind it, you can read this article we published about it last year.

*Note* Click on the headings to view the recipes (List from www.peta.org).

1. 5 Ingredient Black Bean Chilli 

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2. Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl With Rice Noodles, Tofu and Pea Shoots

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3. Creamy Polenta & Mushrooms

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4. Chickpea & Artichoke ‘Bliss in a Dish’ One-Pot Wonder

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5. West African Peanut & Sweet Potato Stew

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6. Spaghetti Puttanesca With Olives & Artichokes

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7. Easy Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto

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8. Easy Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

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9. Vegan Eggplant Pasta

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10. Kale & Cannelini Bean Soup

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11. Indian Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower)

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12. Cauliflower, Kale & Chickpea Curry

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13. Veggie & Soba Noodle Soup

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14. Mexican Casserole

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15. ‘Cheesy’ Broccoli Pasta

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16. Peanut Sesame Noodles & Veggies

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And there you have it! I think it’s safe to say that you don’t have to sacrifice taste and variety when choosing a plant-based diet. Which one are you most excited to try? The creamy polenta with mushrooms is screaming my name! Do you have any quick and simple one-pot vegan dinner recipes to share? Please do so in the comments below!

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The difference between being vegan and being plant-based

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You’ve watched What The Health and Cowspiracy and now you’re ready to give up your carbon emissions-heavy ways. You’re done with chomping on pigs and drinking baby cow juice and you’re ready to embrace that vegetable life. Or perhaps you’re sick of all these free-from pr*cks and you hate the whole clean eating movement. But do you really hate vegans or are you wound up about plant-based eaters? You might think the two buzz terms are synonymous but there are subtle differences. Does it matter which you are or which you hate the most? Probably not.

28 Comfort Food Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

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Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just want to try something new, you don’t have to live a life without mac and cheese.

1. Vegan Mac and Cheese

This cheeseless sauce is made of cauliflower, butternut squash, potato and cashews. Plus, the whole dish comes together in 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

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This cheeseless sauce is made of cauliflower, butternut squash, potato and cashews. Plus, the whole dish comes together in 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

2. Spring Vegetable Pot Pie

Minimalist Baker

Thanks to almond milk, this biscuit topping is so flakey and the veggie filling is so creamy you won’t believe there’s no dairy involved. Get the recipe.

3. Vegan Carrot Bacon

Maple syrup, tahini, liquid smoke and coconut aminos give this veggie side dish the salty-sweet, smoky taste of cured meat. Get the recipe.

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Maple syrup, tahini, liquid smoke and coconut aminos give this veggie side dish the salty-sweet, smoky taste of cured meat. Get the recipe.

4. Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Nutritional Foodie

Start with roasted sweet potato, add this miracle dairy-free cheese sauce and end with your favorite nacho toppings. Get the recipe.

5. Mushroom Stroganoff

No beef here, just lots and lots of savory cremini mushrooms. Vegetable broth and almond milk add an element of richness to the whole dish. Get the recipe.

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No beef here, just lots and lots of savory cremini mushrooms. Vegetable broth and almond milk add an element of richness to the whole dish. Get the recipe.

6. Vegan Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

Vegan cheese is the best thing since sliced bread...especially when it's melted between sliced bread. Get the recipe.

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Vegan cheese is the best thing since sliced bread…especially when it’s melted between sliced bread. Get the recipe.

7. White Bean and Mushroom “Meatball” Subs

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Mix white beans and mushrooms with garlic, onion, breadcrumbs and some spices, and bake them for half an hour. Toss ’em in a submarine roll with marinara, and you won’t miss the meat. Get the recipe.

8. Green Goddess Pizza

Swap marinara sauce for cashew cheese and pesto. But let's face it, the carbs are the best part, anyway. Get the recipe.

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Swap marinara sauce for cashew cheese and pesto. But let’s face it, the carbs are the best part, anyway. Get the recipe.

9. Carrot Pigs in a Blanket

All your guests will be talking about this creative (and insanely simple) party app. Just make sure to buy or make vegan pizza dough. Get the recipe.

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All your guests will be talking about this creative (and insanely simple) party app. Just make sure to buy or make vegan pizza dough. Get the recipe.

10. Bang Bang Broccoli

This battered, lightly fried and spicy broccoli is the answer for anyone who doesn't love eating vegetables. Get the recipe.

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This battered, lightly fried and spicy broccoli is the answer for anyone who doesn’t love eating vegetables. Get the recipe.

11. Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

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This crispy, baked cauliflower gets a serious kick from hot buffalo sauce. Then, it’s cooling avocado cilantro sauce to the rescue. Get the recipe.

12. Vegan Lasagna

Layers of savory cashew cream and spinach "ricotta" take the place of cheese in this easy weeknight dinner. You can whip up both of these dairy-free fillings in your food processor in about 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

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Layers of savory cashew cream and spinach “ricotta” take the place of cheese in this easy weeknight dinner. You can whip up both of these dairy-free fillings in your food processor in about 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

13. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Cashews, nutritional yeast, white miso and flour form the base of this creamless yet rich pasta sauce. Get the recipe.

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Cashews, nutritional yeast, white miso and flour form the base of this creamless yet rich pasta sauce. Get the recipe.

14. Crispy Avocado Tacos

You can never have to many meat-free taco options. These baked and breaded avocados are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside. Top them with smashed white beans and sriracha and call it a fiesta.

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You can never have to many meat-free taco options. These baked and breaded avocados are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside. Top them with smashed white beans and sriracha and call it a fiesta.

15. Popcorn Tofu Nuggets

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Why should you have to choose between honey dijon, chipotle ketchup and Sriracha mayo? Pair these guys with not one, but THREE easy vegan dipping sauces. Get the recipe.

16. Vegan Pad Thai

Put down the takeout menu. Tamarind paste, tamari, soy sauce, maple syrup and lime make the secret sauce in this fancy Thai stir-fry. Get the recipe.

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Put down the takeout menu. Tamarind paste, tamari, soy sauce, maple syrup and lime make the secret sauce in this fancy Thai stir-fry. Get the recipe.

17. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

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If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, it’s a miracle produce that, when prepared properly, has a very similar texture to meat. Toss it with BBQ seasoning and sauce and you just might be convinced you’re chowing down on pulled pork. Get the recipe.

18. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy

Making these 3-ingredient coconut oil biscuits for breakfast pretty much guarantees a great day. Get the recipe.

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Making these 3-ingredient coconut oil biscuits for breakfast pretty much guarantees a great day. Get the recipe.

19. Spaghetti and Lentil Bolognese

This ain't your grandma's spaghetti, but it's protein-packed with a sauce made of sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lentils. Get the recipe.

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This ain’t your grandma’s spaghetti, but it’s protein-packed with a sauce made of sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lentils. Get the recipe.

20. Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

Imagine that falafel and a Big Mac had a baby. Get the recipe.

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Imagine that falafel and a Big Mac had a baby. Get the recipe.

21. Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato

Substitute lamb or beef for chickpeas and mash the sweet potatoes with a non-dairy milk to make this hearty meal vegan-friendly. Get the recipe.

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Substitute lamb or beef for chickpeas and mash the sweet potatoes with a non-dairy milk to make this hearty meal vegan-friendly. Get the recipe.

22. General Tso’s Cauliflower

Golden-brown, sweet-and-spicy and totally vegetarian, this Asian-inspired dish takes less than an hour to whip up from scratch. Get the recipe.

The Woks of Life / Via thewoksoflife.com

Golden-brown, sweet-and-spicy and totally vegetarian, this Asian-inspired dish takes less than an hour to whip up from scratch. Get the recipe.

23. Vegan Spinach Dip

Serve this to a crowd...or hoard it for yourself. Get the recipe.

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Serve this to a crowd…or hoard it for yourself. Get the recipe.

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24. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Make these for dessert...then keep some leftovers for tomorrow's breakfast. Get the recipe.

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Make these for dessert…then keep some leftovers for tomorrow’s breakfast. Get the recipe.

25. Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vegan butter sugar cookies + coconut cream ice cream = bliss. Get the recipe.

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Vegan butter sugar cookies + coconut cream ice cream = bliss. Get the recipe.

26. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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Let’s be honest, the best part about baking cookies is eating the raw dough. Next time, save yourself the hassle with this five-minute eggless treat. Get the recipe.

27. Lemon Blueberry Pistachio Cupcakes

Vegan buttercream exists, people, and it's a miracle for satisfying any dairy-free sweet tooth. Get the recipe.

Ambitious Kitchen / Via ambitiouskitchen.com

Vegan buttercream exists, people, and it’s a miracle for satisfying any dairy-free sweet tooth. Get the recipe.

28. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got 20 minutes? Bake these easy-easy cookies. Get the recipe.

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Got 20 minutes? Bake these easy-easy cookies. Get the recipe.

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