Politicians in Denmark are going vegan to tackle climate change

Politicians in Denmark are going vegan to tackle climate change

Politicians in Denmark are dropping animal products and going vegan to tackle climate change. A group of Danish members of parliament are taking a 22-day vegan challenge – similar to the one tested More »

10 VEGAN CHEAT SHEETS YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED IN YOUR LIFE TODAY

10 VEGAN CHEAT SHEETS YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED IN YOUR LIFE TODAY

It’s amazing how much easier our daily chores can become with a few simple tips! Wouldn’t it be a HUGE time-saver if you had a clearer plan in your head from the More »

THE ‘SHAZAM’ FOR PLANTS WILL IDENTIFY ANY PLANT FROM A PICTURE

THE ‘SHAZAM’ FOR PLANTS WILL IDENTIFY ANY PLANT FROM A PICTURE

An estimated 400,000 flowering plant species exist in the world, and, understandably, it can be difficult to keep track. The vast majority of us can only recognize and name a handful of plants, even More »

12 SERIOUSLY FUNNY FACTS THAT PROVE YOU’VE BEEN VEGAN FOR TOO LONG

12 SERIOUSLY FUNNY FACTS THAT PROVE YOU’VE BEEN VEGAN FOR TOO LONG

THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO ANYONE WHO’S EVER SPRINKLED NUTRITIONAL YEAST ON THEIR POPCORN. More »

Top 6 Plant-based Nutrition Myths Busted by Experts

Top 6 Plant-based Nutrition Myths Busted by Experts

By Nil Zacharias Gloria Steinem summed up one of the challenges of life very well when she said, “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, More »

 

Here’s how to get the right nutrients in your diet when you’re vegan

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The number of vegans in Britain has risen by more than 360 per cent over the past decade according to research by the Vegan Society. 
If you’re a vegan or thinking about making the switch, it’s important to note that following a plant-only diet can present a number of nutritional challenges. A vegan diet can make it more difficult to supply your body with the right amount of nutrients each day, for example. So it’s important to carefully plan your meals to ensure you consume a wide variety of highly nourishing foods. There are three crucial areas to be aware of on a day-to-day basis:

8 Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk

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We get it. Tell someone to stop drinking milk and they’ll think you’re crazy, but there are good reasons to do so. For years, the dairy industry has done a great job of promoting its product. Campaigns such as Got Milk? have been pushed into homes globally, and their effect has been dramatic. Milk being good for you is almost as guaranteed as death and taxes in most people’s eyes. Unfortunately, the truth is a little different. Here we take a look at 8 reasons why you really should stop drinking milk if you haven’t already.

Melbourne is becoming the vegan capital of the world

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10 years ago, vegans were a marginalised community of people reduced to eating brown rice and boiled vegetables. You couldn’t really go out to eat and no one really respected your environmentally friendly life choices. These days, however, everyone seems to be dabbling in plant life. And nowhere is that more obvious than in Melbourne. The Australian city is being touted as the vegan capital of the world, with vegan dessert bars apparently becoming more popular than McDonald’s sundaes.

10 vegan Easter treats anyone can make

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Easter is all about chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, right? With the odd hot cross bun and slice of simnel cake thrown in for good measure. But none of these Easter goodies are suitable for vegans surely? Well, think again. It’s really easy to get your hands on a free-from-chocolate egg this year, and many of the major supermarkets have got on the bandwagon and are offering dairy-free products. You can get a vegan Easter egg with chocolate orange discs from Asda and Tesco even has a white chocolate egg with buttons on offer. Or for something more luxurious check out the little delights made by Booja Booja.  Failing that you can make your own delicious vegan Easter treats. Here are some of my favourite recipes – you’ll find sweet treats at the top and Easter lunch recipes at the end:

10 Struggles Of Going Out To Eat That Only Vegans Understand

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If I could find something other than twelve orders of fries, that would be great. 1. You’re always introduced as “The Vegan” every time you go out to eat.

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2. Then you have to explain what that means six thousand times.

3. So everyone apologizes for eating dead animals and inviting you to a restaurant that serves meat.

4. Then you feel guilty for being “that guy” who asks the waiter for special dietary options.

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5. And you ask the waiter if something is vegan, but you don’t trust them to know the answer.

6. So you spend 20 minutes searching the menu for something you could possibly veganize.

7. But you realize French Fries and Side Salad with no cheese are your only options.

8. And you still have to try to figure out which dressings are “clean.”

9. You then sit through the entire meal enduring jokes about your food.

10. But it’s okay, because you’ll be able to go to a murder-free restaurant with fellow vegans tomorrow.

25 Vegan Easter Recipe Ideas For This Year

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Children aren’t the only ones who wait for the Easter Bunny to bring them a basketful of treats — grown-ups look forward to it, too! After all, who doesn’t like all the special candies and desserts that come with Easter? Chocolates, candies, and vegan marshmallows are a few of the all-time favorite goodies for Easter morning. But, let’s not forget about the dessert that follows Easter dinner!

Trump Just Lifted A Ban On Shooting Bears And Wolves From Airplanes In Alaska

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President Trump rolled back a trio of regulations Monday, including protections for hibernating bears in Alaska. The Obama-era rule from the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) prohibited certain hunting tactics that target “predator” animals likes bears and wolves while they are inside Alaska’s national preserves. This included a ban on hunters using airplanes. Trump overturned the rule Monday, handing control of the hunting regulations over to Alaska state officials who have shown an eagerness to control predator populations as a way to protect other animals such as deer. But animal rights activists say this will open the door to hunters snatching hibernating bears and wolves out of their dens, or even killing them in front of their cubs.

The Top 6 Strictest Celebrity Vegans, Ranked

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Veganism is everywhere! Celebs are giving up meat and dairy all over the place, and, of course, they’re preaching it to the masses. Then, there are celebrity vegans who, preachy or not, were into the vegan diet long before it became the “in” thing to do. Here is a ranking of them, in order of strictness:

Raw Rainbow Chakra Vegan Cheesecake [Gluten-Free]

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Ever wish you could taste the rainbow? With this raw rainbow chakra cheesecake, you can! When you slice in, you will find a rainbow of colors and natural, fruity, and delicious flavors begging to be devoured. This is a fun weekend project for when you have a bit more time, once it comes together it is absolutely worth the wait.

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 1 cup raw almonds (or preferred nut/seed)
  • 3/4 cup soft, pitted Medjool dates
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

FOR THE KEY LIME CHEESECAKE BASE:

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked until soft, then drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk from a can
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (coconut butter for oil-free)
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar or your favorite liquid sweetener

FOR THE COLORS:

  • 1/2 cup cheesecake plus 3/4 cup strawberries, for red
  • 1/2 cup cheesecake, 1/2 cup papaya, and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, for orange
  • 1/2 cup cheesecake, 1/2 a mango or banana, 1/2 cup pineapple, and zest of 1 lemon, for yellow
  • 1/2 cup cheesecake, 2 bananas, and 2 teaspoons spirulina, for green
  • 1/2 cup cheesecake and 1 1/4 cups blueberries, for purple (reserve 1/2 cup of this color)
  • 1/2 cup blue cheesecake plus 3/4 cup blackberries, for indigo
  • 1/2 cup cheesecake, 1 banana, and 2 blackberries (more as needed), for violet

PREPARATION

TO MAKE THE CRUST:

  1. Combine ingredients in your food processor until sticky. Get your 8-inch springform pan ready. Spray the sides and line the base with a circle of parchment paper. You could also use an 8×8-inch loaf pan or 12 silicone cupcake liners. Press the dough for the base into preferred mould, then set in the freezer.

TO MAKE THE FILLING:

  1. Blend cheesecake base until excessively whipped and smooth, then set aside.
  2. Make one color at a time, start with red and finish with violet. For the red, add the ingredients to the food processor and process until smooth. Pour on top of the crust, spread it out evenly and swirl or shake to settle. Freeze until firm or tacky, about 30-60 minutes.
  3. Wash the food processor and once the red layer is tacky, make the orange and pour on top. Repeat until done.

Freeze until firm 6-8 hours, easily done overnight. Remove, decorate, thaw as desired, and serve.


About the author: Count your colors, not your calories! Vibrant recipes that tantalize your tastebuds. Christa Clark is a vegan blogger with a deep passion for recipe creation, yoga, structural integration, alchemy, writing, researching, art and sharing her plant-based lifestyle with others. Christa encourages others to discover the wonderful benefits of a plant-based lifestyle where you can “count your colors and not your calories!” She is the creator of the vegan blog  Artistic Vegan and author of “Artistic Vegan: Meatless Mainstays for Modern Man” with a new book on the horizon.

21 Meals With Tons Of Protein And No Meat

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With at least 18 grams per serving, these meals prove vegetarians can have their protein and eat it too.

1.Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Serve this as three large bowls, instead of 4-6 small ones, and you’ll get 18+ grams of protein in each. Recipe here.

2. Cashew Noodles with Broccoli and Tofu

Cashew Noodles with Broccoli and Tofu

Craving pasta? No problem, just add tofu, cashews and broccoli and you don’t have to feel bad about indulging. Recipe available here.

3.Tofu and Spinach Scramble

Tofu and Spinach Scramble

Start the day right: with 21g of protein. Recipe here.

4. Peanutty Quinoa Bowls with Baked Tofu

Peanutty Quinoa Bowls with Baked Tofu

Combine quinoa with peanut butter, tofu, and broccoli for this powerhouse of lunches. Check out the recipe here.

5. Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Give yourself hefty portions (or add some jack cheese) to up the protein in this filling salad. Recipe available here.

6. Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie With Seitan

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie With Seitan

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I know seitan feels like tofu’s weirder cousin, but with about 20 grams of protein per serving, it’s totally worth trying. Recipe available here.

7. Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili

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Every good vegetarian needs a bean chili recipe in their arsenal. Just remember: Do all your eye rubbing before chopping the jalapeños. Recipe available here.

8. Bean-Kale Burgers With Sweet Potato Wedges

Bean-Kale Burgers With Sweet Potato Wedges

Pinto beans, kale, and jack cheese mean you get all the protein you gave up in beef, without all the heart disease, fat, and ethical implications. Recipe available here.

9. Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette

Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette

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With 8 grams of protein in every cup, frozen peas can do more for your sore muscles than just ice them. Recipe available here.

10. Parmesan Broth with Kale and White Beans

Parmesan Broth with Kale and White Beans

Yes, you can make broth out of cheese. Add some kale and white beans and BOOM: protein soup. Recipe available here.

11. Grilled Breaded Tofu Steaks with Spinach Salad and Tomato Flaxseed Bread

Grilled Breaded Tofu Steaks with Spinach Salad and Tomato Flaxseed Bread

So much work, yes, but also, so much — more than 25g/serving! — protein. Recipe here.

12. Crock Pot Lentil Vegetable Barley Soup

Crock Pot Lentil Vegetable Barley Soup

Lentils (50g/cup), split peas (48g/cup), and barley (23g/cup), all in one easy-to-make, throw-it-all-in-the-crock-pot meal. Can I get an amen? Or maybe just the recipe.

13. Corn Meal and Oat Waffle Mix

Corn Meal and Oat Waffle Mix

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Sick of eggs for breakfast? Oats and corn meal will take care of you. Recipe available here.

14. Barley Risotto with Beans and Greens

Barley Risotto with Beans and Greens

Barley risotto: perfect for the ambitious, healthy-ish vegetarian cook. Recipe available here.

15. Vegan Tacos

Vegan Tacos

Besides the beans, this recipe also uses soy chorizo (9g/serving) just in case you miss the real thing. Recipe available here.

16. Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

Start your meal with this protein-heavy soup and feel free to indulge in pure carbs for the rest of it. Recipe available here.

17. Leek, Artichoke, and Lentil Mung Bean Linguine

Leek, Artichoke, and Lentil Mung Bean Linguine

This dish is not just high in protein (20g/serving), it’s also gluten-free and vegan, making it perfect for even the pickiest of eaters. Recipe available here.

18. Baked Tofu and Quinoa With Chickpeas and Spinach

Baked Tofu and Quinoa With Chickpeas and Spinach

This is what you serve your carnivorous friends who tell you you’re not getting enough protein. Between the tofu, the quinoa, and the chickpeas, each serving packs in more than 32 grams. Recipe available here.

19. Curry Tofu Tacos with Pintos & Kale Slaw

Curry Tofu Tacos with Pintos & Kale Slaw

Tofu, pinto beans, kale, corn tortillas and avocado all add up to more than 9g/protein per taco. Two make a good meal but three will make an even better one. Recipe here.

20. Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh

Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh

Tempeh’s not for everyone, but with 31 grams of protein per cup, the dense, nutty meat alternative is worth trying at least once. Get the recipe here.

21. Trisha Yearwood’s Black Bean Lasagna

Trisha Yearwood's Black Bean Lasagna

OK, so you’ll need to use whole wheat pasta and have a large serving to get the full 18g of protein, but when a country music legend shares a recipe, you do what you gotta do to make it work. Get the recipe here.

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