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Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings

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Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings

Bestselling vegan author Lindsay Nixon has done it again with her 5th cookbook in her Happy Herbivore series. In the latest book “Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings”, Lindsay makes it super easy and delicious to cook for the holidays and special occasions.

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The UnDiet Cookbook & Giveaway!

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The UnDiet Cookbook & Giveaway!

Check out our latest book review of a wonderful new plant based gluten free cookbook and enter to win your very own copy!

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These Are The BEST Healthy, Vegan Cookies!

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These Are The BEST Healthy, Vegan Cookies!

Looking for healthy, kid-friendly, delicious vegan cookies? Look no further! Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? It’s a rare person who has no craving for sweet treats. But treats are often synonymous with unhealthy choices. Thankfully, there are healthier options! A homegrown company out of Ithaca, New York has created simple, healthy vegan cookies. Emmy’s Organics was started by a young couple in 2009. Creators Ian and Samantha began experimenting with healthy recipes in attempts to heal Ian’s digestive problems. They started out in Ian’s mom’s kitchen, then moved on to selling their goods at local farmers’ markets. Related: Veganism – An Effective Weapon Against Diabetes Their coconut-based cookies were a hit! Soon, the small, home-based company took their products to regional stores, where they found continued success. Made with clean, vegan ingredients including coconut flakes, agave, vanilla, coconut oil, and almond flour – these cookies pack a nutritional punch, and they taste great. They are sweet, but not too sweet, with pure flavors like chocolate chip, peanut butter, vanilla bean, dark cacao, raspberry, and lemon ginger. The cookies are soft and chewy, with a fresh, flavorful taste. Emmy’s Organics sources non-GMO, organic ingredients for their products. Founder Samantha has travelled to meet with their coconut suppliers to learn more about the process. The company uses recyclable, reusable, plant-based or recycled packaging materials, and soy-based inks. Products are made in a wind- and solar-powered building. Emmy’s Organics also has B Corp Certification, an option for for-profit companies which “meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.” The best part? These delicious cookies are now available at thousands of retailers worldwide – including popular stores like Target and Starbucks. Use the store locator to find some near you! Image credit: Emmy’s...

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Popsicles: A Summertime Favorite

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Popsicles: A Summertime Favorite

A bonus of our pop-making hobby is that our kids have learned a lot about nutrition. We talk about what ingredients we’ve chosen and why. They also love to help us “shop for pops,” and making them together is a family affair.

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Veganism – An Effective Weapon Against Diabetes

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Veganism – An Effective Weapon Against Diabetes

So what does a vegan diet have to do with the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes? This article shares some surprising research study results showing the superiority of veganism in preventing diabetes and in reducing the need to take medications.

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“A+” Ideas for School Day Breakfasts

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“A+” Ideas for School Day Breakfasts

With just a little planning, you can ensure that your kids’ dietary needs are met with a nutritious and delicious meal that’s also quick and easy. Here are some “A+” breakfast ideas to help your school-aged kids start the day off right.

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Start Your Day with a Smoothie

Posted by on 2:49 am in Beverages, Breakfast, Food, Vegan Cooking Tips | 0 comments

Start Your Day with a Smoothie

Fresh fruit is a great food to start the day with, whether cut up in some way or liquefied. Smoothies are at once soothing and invigorating, luscious yet low in fat. They also offer a concentrated source of nourishment for children and teens (and indeed anyone) whose morning appetite is sluggish.

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Organic Fruits and Vegetables: The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15

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Organic Fruits and Vegetables: The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15

Organic may be best but we can’t always afford the high price tag. What produce should you absolutely buy organic and what can you safely buy off the usual supermarket produce shelf? Here’s the list!

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Summer Tryst: Falling in Love with Books (and other productive things) when School is Out

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Summer Tryst: Falling in Love with Books (and other productive things) when School is Out

Getting children engaged in the summer in ways that cultivate stimulation for the mind helps them establish good habits and spend their time well learning while having fun. Here are some activities that might break up the mundanity and even encourage mental growth.

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Summertime Meal Solution: Bagged Salads

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Summertime Meal Solution: Bagged Salads

Our hectic schedules can often conflict with our desire to eat healthier foods. Sometimes even the thought of putting together a simple salad can seem daunting. But with the help of bagged salad greens, you can create summertime meals in minutes.

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Fourth of July Riot Grrrrrill: How to Veganize Your Barbeque

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Fourth of July Riot Grrrrrill: How to Veganize Your Barbeque

Vegetarians are sometimes at a loss for what to put on the grill. I know this is a crazy thought but how about – vegetables? Grilling brings out so much flavor in vegetables that you don’t even need to dress them up too much.

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When Your Child Wants Non-Vegan Foods

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When Your Child Wants Non-Vegan Foods

Even though we may provide our children with vegan substitutes, they are still tempted by pizza, milk chocolate and other treats their friends have and often want to try them. What’s a parent to do?

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