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New UK Shopping Behaviors Impacting Meat Sales

on Wednesday, 28 December 2016. Posted in News

New UK Shopping Behaviors Impacting Meat Sales

With continuous worldwide reports and studies being released about the dangers of consuming animal products it is no surprise that The Grocer's (a trade magazine) recent product survey declared some pretty hefty changes in the shopping habits of residents in the United Kingdom. Per the source article, VegNews.com, "...nationwide sales of all meat products have plummeted by €327.8 million ($405.4 million)...accounting for the largest decrease in the sector. For comparison, the report revealed that the sale of cigarettes fell by €210.7 million ($260.6 million);" they are getting ride of meat fast than smoking cigarettes! These global reports are important as we continue to see a shift toward more health conscious and compassionate living.

See the report and learn more on TheGrocer.co.uk.

(Photo by HuffingtonPost)

Nature's Path - Vegan Products

on Tuesday, 27 December 2016. Posted in Products

Nature's Path - Vegan Products

Chances are high you have heard of Nature's Path. They are a booming family-run company that has been around since 1985. We love Nature's Path not only because they are certified fairtrade, organic, and non-GMO, and make dozens of products that are fully-vegan but they also regularly support the efforts of animal rights groups! Nature's Path makes a wide range of delicious and healthful products including oatmeal, granola, superfood bars, cereals, waffles, and pastries. Plus, they focus on including healthful ingredients like flax, hemp, and chia. We are grateful for their support and hope you will give some of their vegan products a try, if you haven't already. 

Find product and nutritional information at NaturesPath.com.

VEGAN RECIPE: Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

on Monday, 26 December 2016. Posted in Recipes

VEGAN RECIPE: Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

Happy day after Christmas! We hope you are having a nice holiday if you are celebrating this year. Since you might be enjoying some down time we thought we would share a recipe that takes a wee bit more time to plan out and make, but is super fun and of course the best ever to eat once finished. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, room temp.
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Vanilla Bean Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 vanilla beans, scraped
2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
chopped walnuts, for garnish

Directions:
1. Combine almond milk and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour in the yeast and let set to activate for about 5-10 minutes.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, and salt.
3. When yeast mixture is ready, pour the flour mixture in about 1 cup at a time, stirring as you go. When dough comes together, knead for about 1 minute, to form a loose, sticky ball. Move dough ball to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a clean dish towel and leave in a warm place to double in size, about 1-2 hours.
4. Place risen dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Brush the dough generously with melted butter, sprinkle sugar, cinnamon and walnuts evenly over the top. Starting on one side roll the dough into one thick long log. Using a serrated or sharp knife, slice into 9 equal rolls. Place rolls into a well greased 8x8 pan and cover with plastic wrap or dish towel; let sit and rise for about 30 minutes.
5. Preheat oven to 350°F. When ready bake rolls for 25-30 minutes, until golden and fluffy. Once done, remove from oven and drizzle the vanilla bean glaze generously over the top and garnish with chopped walnuts.

For more awesomely vegan recipes check out FettleVegan.com.

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Meat & Multiple Sclerosis

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in News

Meat & Multiple Sclerosis

While historically it has been difficult to conduct effective studies related to multiple sclerosis—due to inadequate control groups—a new study has made some progress and published its results. This month's issue of Nature (a scientific journal) included a paper by science writer, Sujata Gupta. The paper talked of the results of a one year long study with 61 multiple sclerosis patients who followed The McDougall Diet. As such, each participant experienced lower fatigue rates when eating a plant-based diet. Per the source article on VegNews.com, "In recent years, multiple studies have proven plant-based diets effectively ease the pain associated with type 2 diabetes and lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, and certain types of cancer," as well.

Read the original paper by Gupta on Nature.com.

100 Vegan Recipes for The Holidays by Kristy, from Keepin' It Kind

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

100 Vegan Recipes for The Holidays by Kristy, from Keepin' It Kind

We heart our gal pal Kristy from the Keepin' It Kind food blog as she is always knocking it out of the park with her fabulous recipe assortments. That is why we are extra excited to share one of her classic and epic blog posts (from a couple of years ago) feature one-whopping-hundred vegan recipes that are perfect for the holiday season. Now we realize the holidays are closing out but there is always time (and room in our bellies) for these fantastic dishes. Keep this blog post at the ready when you need something delicious, that will also impress family and friends. She has included everything from brunch to appetizers, salads, soups, sides, mains, desserts, and drinks. Thanks so much, Kristy!

Check out this awesome resource post at KeepinItKind.com.

RECIPE: Lemon Pepper Cauliflower "Steaks" & Veggies

on Monday, 19 December 2016. Posted in Recipes

Is it really holiday season and do we really only have a few weeks left of the year? Bananas! Actually, it is cauliflower! Haha! This week's recipe is great for those seasonal gatherings, or smaller home cooked meals. Prepare ahead and enjoy. Happy holidays!

Main Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower, cut into "steaks (2-3 slices)
12 small carrots, 1/2 inch thick
16 small potatoes, halved
1/2 cup pearl onions (optional)
2 Tbsp. vegetable stock
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
Fresh thyme, as desired
Salt and pepper, to taste

"Steak" Marinade:
2 Tbsp. vegetable stock
1 lemon, juiced
1 lemon zested
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce, optional
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425°F and cut cauliflower into thick 1" steaks.
2. Measure and mix together marinade ingredients, and pour over steaks in a shallow dish; evenly coat both sides. Save extra marinade for later.
3. Place prepared potatoes and carrots into a large bowl and toss with stock, seasonings, and thyme. 
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread everything into a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes.
5. Remove from oven, flip everything, and use extra marinade to baste "steaks" liberally. Add pearl onions and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. 
6. Top "steaks" with remaining marinade and serve hot with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Find more great holiday recipes at ThePlantPhilosophy.com. 

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Vegan Food & Supplies Drive (Portland, Oregon)

on Monday, 19 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration, Tips & Ideas

We could use your help in inspiring others to keep going and to stay strong during a time of year that can often be difficult for those struggling. If you are in Portland, Oregon or know anyone who is, please help spread the word about our food and supplies drive. We have bins set out in front of Food Flight! Grocery, Vtopia Cheese Shop, Blossoming Lotus, and Thirsty Sasquatch for collecting pantry staples, canned foods, clothing, hygiene products, and school supplies for children. The items will be donated at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization on Monday, December 22nd. 

Join the event page here on Facebook.com to learn more.

New Plant-Based TV Show: The Big Fat Truth (April 2017)

on Thursday, 15 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration, News

New Plant-Based TV Show: The Big Fat Truth (April 2017)

You may have heard of TV shows like The Biggest Loser, Bar Rescue, and Extreme Weight Loss but did you know that the producer of these shows is vegan? And that he has decided to launch a plant-based version of the famed, The Biggest LoserThe Big Fat Truth will aim to have participants eat a plant-based diet—while under the watchful eye of the amazing Dr. Michael Greger. In an interview with VegNews, Roth said, "a group of six diabetic participants featured on the show completely ceased taking medication after the initial 10-day, plant-based transition—just from eating plants!" The show is set to air in April 2017 on the Z Living network. Plant-based TV shows by 'big deal' producers? Yes please!

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

Lung Cancer & Slaughterhouse Workers

on Wednesday, 14 December 2016. Posted in News

Lung Cancer & Slaughterhouse Workers

In order to determine what causes lung cancer, among people who do not smoke, Nobel Prize winner, Harald Zur Hausen, MD has been studying and recently released new findings. He gave a presentation at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Austria noting that "exposure to meat pathogens increases risk of rare forms of lung cancer," noted the source piece fromVegNews.com. The article goes on, "His findings indicate that slaughterhouse workers, butchers, and others exposed to animal carcasses, inhale oncogenic viruses—or viruses that can lead to cancer cell formation." In fact, just last year, the World Health Organization noted that processed meat is just as bad as tobacco, classifying it into the same carcinogenic category.  

Read more about Hausen's research on CancerTherapyAdvisor.com.

Parma! Vegan Parmesan Cheeses

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Products

Parma! Vegan Parmesan Cheeses

Free of GMOs, dairy, soy, and gluten, and packed with omega 3s, trace minerals, and B12 who knew cheese could be so good for us! We are totally in love with Parma! Vegan Parmesan. Put it on pasta, popcorn, pizza, soup, salad, sandwiches; or how about atop roasted veggies, tacos, and salsa. Yes, the options are unlimited for this nut- and seed-based cruelty-free parmesan. It comes in Original flavor (slightly cheesy taste from nutritional yeast, nuts, and Himalayan crystal salt), Chipotle (smoky, cheesy flavor with a cayenne kick), and Garicky Green (Italian herbs, kelp, and pumpkin seeds). Available in dozens of stores across the US, Canada, and Europe, we sure are glad Parma! is doin' their thing. Hip hip for cruelty-free, animal-free, healthy vegan cheese options!

Find product and nutritional information at EatParma.com.

"Three Sisters" Vegan Chili Recipe by Jackie Day

on Monday, 12 December 2016. Posted in Recipes

Who doesn't love a good chili recipe? Jackie Day, author of newly released: The Vegan Way...kindly shared one of her chili recipes with us! We love her reasoning for calling it "three sisters" too. She says, "This recipe was inspired by the brilliant crop-growing strategy of Native Americans who planted beans, corn, and squash together...the corn provides structure for the beans to grow, the beans provide nitrogen for the soil, and the...squash provide leaves [for] shade; [preventing] weeds from growing. Harmony in cooperation in the garden." We love it, Jackie. Thank you!

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. oil of your choice
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. fresh garlic, chopped
2 medium zucchinis, sliced and quartered (2-3 cups)
1 cup chopped mushrooms (5-6 mushrooms)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. cayenne pepper, or as much as you fancy
1 15-ounce can kidney beans
1 15-ounce can black beans
1 15-ounce can corn kernels
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water

Directions:
1. Lightly coat bottom of a large pot with oil; add onion and saute on low-medium heat until onion is slightly translucent; add garlic and cook until fragrant.
2. Add zucchini and mushrooms; season with salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne. 
3. Add all of the canned ingredients; stir in the water and simmer on low heat for 45 minutes or 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes or as needed to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot. 
4. Taste to see if it is as spicy as you like; adjust if needed; serve; enjoy!

 

Get more healthy vegan recipes in Jackie's new book TheVeganWay.

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Vegan Model Leaves Fur Photo Shoot

on Thursday, 08 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Vegan Model Leaves Fur Photo Shoot

After arriving at her booked photoshoot in Australia a few weeks ago, model Ruby Jean Wilson realized it was a shoot for fur-focused 'look book.' Ruby is 23 and from Scotland, she has been vegan for about a year now. While she was in the makeup chair she decided she couldn't go through with it. On a public Facebook post she said, "I don't believe that being in the fashion industry means that you are at the whim of designers or whomever is paying you...We have to collaboratively decide what's not cool anymore." What a great and encouraging example to set for other models who have maybe been afraid to speak up. Let's hope this trend continues!

Read Ruby's original post here on Facebook.com.

Plants Better for Cancer Recovery

on Wednesday, 07 December 2016. Posted in News

Plants Better for Cancer Recovery

The results of a prostate cancer study, focused on 32 men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, found that eating a plant-based diet and exercise improved their quality of life and health. The study results were shared at the American Institute for Cancer Research's at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. "In addition to reporting on overall improvement in their quality of life, after the three-month study period the men on the plant-based diet were able to walk one-quarter mile up to four times faster than the control group. Plant-based patients also lost an average of four pounds, while the control group gained one-percent body fat." notes the source article on VegNews.com. 

See more about this study at RenalAndUrologyNews.com.

101+ Vegan Gift Giving Ideas - From The Vegan Word

on Tuesday, 06 December 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

101+ Vegan Gift Giving Ideas - From The Vegan Word

The holidays can sometimes be tricky for those who are vegan, are not vegan, and well everyone in between. Thankfully our friend Caitlin, of The Vegan Word blog, has put together an extremely thorough resource to helpguide (see what we did there? ::wink::) us through the sometimes stressful gift giving holiday season. With categories that include fashionista, techie, travel lover, foodie, children, cats and dogs, and sporty vegan—this guide pretty much has most friends and family covered. Whether you're not sure what to buy a vegan, a vegan worried about what you might get from non-veg friends and family, or simply want to browse some goodies for yourself, it's all conveniently in one place! Thanks so much, Caitlin!

Learn more and view the guide at TheVeganWord.com.

VEGAN RECIPE: Easy 10-Ingredient Mushroom Pate

on Monday, 05 December 2016. Posted in Recipes

VEGAN RECIPE: Easy 10-Ingredient Mushroom Pate

Hey. Hi there. Hello. Welcome to December. Wowi! Has it arrived already? With more holiday get togethers potentially on the horizon, here is a great recipe that can easily be doubled, or more, for parties and such. It's great for spreading on bread, veggies, crackers, or anything really. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup sunflower seeds, raw or toasted
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable stock, more as needed
8 ounces white mushroom, quartered and sauteed
1/4 cup roasted tomatoes
1 tsp. "poultry" seasoning (see note below)
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Saute mushrooms with vegetable stock over medium heat until tender. Adding in half of the poultry seasoning and stirring occasionally. Add in minced garlic about 2-3 minutes before removing from heat. 
NOTE: Poultry seasoning is a blend of ground sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg, and black pepper.
2. Measure and mix everything together and pulse in a food processor until combined; making it as smooth or as chunky as you like.
NOTE:  If you don't have a great food processor or high-speed blender, soak the sunflower seeds the night before or boil them in hot water for about 5 minutes.
3. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store for up to six days. 

For more awesome vegan recipes check out ThePlantPhilosophy. 

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Chik-fil-A Owner Cures His Own Diabetes

on Thursday, 01 December 2016. Posted in Inspiration

After living with with a diet focused on chicken and soda, it was no surprise when Robert Kluttz was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, suffered a stroke, and developed blood pressure three times higher than average. At the time he owned two Chik-fil-A fast food restaurants and was consuming chicken for breakfast and fried chicken for lunch, almost everyday. After trying a few other remedies Kluttz eventually met Sven Jonsson, MD who introduced him to the idea of an animal- and oil-free diet. Within nine months Kluttz had stable blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lost some weight. "I am 61, but I feel like I am 30," he said. 

Read the source article on VegNews.com.

78% of Chicken Sold in England Contains E. Coli

on Wednesday, 30 November 2016. Posted in News

78% of Chicken Sold in England Contains E. Coli

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Public Health in England recently complete a comprehensive study wherein the results showed that more than half of the chicken sold in British stores contained the strain of E. Coli resistant to antibiotics. "Inappropriate antibiotic use in the farming sector is known to contribute to the development of drug-resistant infections," said Dr. Mark Holmes, England's Chief Medical Officer. He continued, "If they end up developing sepsis or a urinary tract infection, they may well find they have a bug that is resistant to the first-choice antibiotic... [this] is the biggest threat to modern medicine." Even though this particular study was carried out in England, the U.S. farming industry is well known for these practices as well.

Read more about this discovery at DailyMail.co.uk.

We're Hiring: Spring 2017 10 Billion Lives Tour!

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

We're Hiring: Spring 2017 10 Billion Lives Tour!

Have you ever wanted to get more active in the involvement of helping animals? We have got just the thing! We are looking to hire passionate, dedicated, and personable animal lovers to go on tour this spring with our 10 Billion Lives crew! Whether you are an experienced activist or an aspiring one, we encourage you to apply. As one of our former tour Operators has said, "The 10 Billion Lives Tour is the most rewarding experience I've ever had. It is challenging but I went to bed every night knowing I truly made a difference that day." You will get to travel the country full-time to host pay-per-view video outreach events; it is an amazing opportunity to educate the public about the truth behind the awful reality of animal agriculture; and help provide resources for others to begin a path toward a vegan lifestyle!

Learn more and apply today at 10BillionTour.org.

EASY VEGAN RECIPE: Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts

on Monday, 28 November 2016. Posted in Recipes

EASY VEGAN RECIPE: Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Even if you have never been a "brussels sprouts person" we think you will love these miso roasted cuties; recipe from the Fettle Vegan food blog. Not only is it super quick, easy, and has few ingredients, but it is very good for you! Brussels sprouts are jam packed with vitamin C and vitamin K, and they're known to keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time (as compared to some other green vegetables). So go on, give 'em a try! Yum, yum!

Ingredients:

1/2 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed
1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 Tbsp. miso paste
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. soy sauce (or aminos)
1 tsp. Sriracha sauce

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Wash and trim brussels sprouts, halving the largest ones. Place them into a medium cast iron pan or oven safe baking dish. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, miso paste, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and Sriracha. Drizzle the mixture over the brussels sprouts, tossing to coat evenly.
4. Place in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping about halfway through.
5. Serve and enjoy!

Find more great seasonal vegan recipes at FettleVegan.com.

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Off All Medications + Natural Weight Loss

on Thursday, 24 November 2016. Posted in Inspiration

Off All Medications + Natural Weight Loss

We have been inspired by yet another plant-based success story shared on the Forks Over Knives blog. This one comes from Melissa Dodd-Ruesing who had gone from meat-centric food choices, to a failed LapBand surgery with complications, to eating vegan. The latter of which helped her to naturally lose more than 80 pounds and drop all of her prescription medications! "I can now keep up with my kids...have more energy than ever...love to ride my bicycle, play golf, walk, run...and plan to run a 5k with my kids; I am also raising money to [run] in the St. Jude Marathon this year," said Dodd-Ruesing. So awesome of you to share your story, Melissa! Thank you for inspiring us all!

Read Melissa's self-told story on ForksOverKnives.com.

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