Articles tagged with: veganism

Ripple Foods Launches Vegan Milk Products for Kids

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Products

Ripple Foods Launches Vegan Milk Products for Kids

Lunchbox sized eight-ounce cartons of plant-based milk will now be available thanks to the dairy-free company, Ripple. While only about a year old, Ripple is already making waves (see what we did there). in the vegan community with their delicious pea protein-based products. Nearly half the amount of sugar found in other similar products, Ripple's pea protein-based milks are packed with a greater amount of protein per serving than other plant-based milks and are also nut-free. Their new is available in 'chocolate' and 'original.'

Find product and nutritional information at RippleFoods.com.

RECIPE: Easy Gluten-Free Dijon Miso Brussels Sprouts

on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Easy Gluten-Free Dijon Miso Brussels Sprouts

Who doesn't love a good Brussels sprouts recipe? :: wink:: We've got a quick and easy one for you this week featuring a hearty vegetable that's naturally rich in vitamins C and K, high in fiber and potassium, B vitamins, and good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids. This one comes to you from cookbook author, wellness coach, and vegan chef, Tess Challis. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
6 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
2 tsp. oil (a neutral flavored oil like non-virgin coconut or sunflower)
4 tsp. agave nectar
4 tsp. dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. mellow white miso
3 medium-large cloves garlic, minced or pressed

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the Brussels sprouts with the oil and spread out on a baking sheet. 
2. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until tender and nicely browned. You may need to stir them once while they're baking, depending on your oven.
3. Meanwhile, combine the agave, mustard, miso, and garlic in a medium-large bowl until thoroughly combined and smooth (a whisk works well for this). 
4. Once they are tender add the Brussels sprouts to this mixture, gently toss, and serve.

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Get even more healthy and fun vegan recipes at TessChallis.com.
(photo by Janet Malowany)

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From a morning blood pressure and cholesterol control routine to no meds at all!

on Thursday, 18 May 2017. Posted in Inspiration

From a morning blood pressure and cholesterol control routine to no meds at all!

After watching friends and family come down with seemingly sudden and life-threatening health issues, some even passing away without warning, Allan Kalmus decided that his weight and health weren't just hereditary but something he could and should take control of. At the age of 58, Allan committed to researching how foods affect our bodies and well-being. Before long he began questioning his own medical training and the fact that his family doctor never really talked about how big an impact our food choices have on our health. Now, three years later on a whole foods, plant-based, and oil-free diet, Allan is down 100 pounds, off all blood pressured and cholesterol medications, his sleep apnea has completely gone away, and he runs 5k three times a week! Way to be, Allan! w00p!

Read Allan's full weight-loss story on ForksOverKnives.com.

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Fiddlehead Pasta

on Monday, 15 May 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Fiddlehead Pasta

It's fiddlehead season so be sure to act fast as those of you who know a thing or two about this unique vegetable know that their season is short and sweet. Fiddleheads are unfurled baby ostrich ferns. While they can be tricky to prepare for first-time fiddlhead'ers, they are well worth the effort. They are a natural antioxidant and packed with fiber and vitamins.  If you can't get your hands on this unique veggie, asparagus is a great substitute!

Ingredients:
2 cups fiddleheads, brown spots trimmed
2 large cloves of garlic, diced
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 Tbsp. vegan butter
2 tsp. olive oil
Fresh juice from 1 lemon
4 oz. quinoa pasta
2 Tbsp. pasta water
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt, to taste

Directions:
1. Trim any brown spots from the fiddleheads and then fill a large bowl with cold water; submerge fiddleheads—swirling them around a bit—allow to soak for about 10 minutes.
2. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add fiddleheads (carefully transferring to avoid stirring up the sentiment at the bottom of the bowl) boil for 5 minutes. 
3. While fiddleheads are boiling rinse out the soaking bowl, fill it with water and add 5 ice cubes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the blanched fiddleheads to the ice water.
4. The fiddlehead water in the sauce pan will be brownish black, change the water and bring to a boil for pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions.
5. In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, melt vegan butter and olive oil. Add the fiddleheads, garlic, and red pepper. Saute for 3-5 minutes, testing taste and texture halfway through. At the halfway point add lemon juice.
6. Add cooked pasta to saute pan with 2 Tbsps of water; toss to integrate.
7. Plate and sprinkle with salt, lemon zest, and crushed red pepper.

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RECIPE: Vegan Stone Fruit Crumble Squares

on Monday, 08 May 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Vegan Stone Fruit Crumble Squares

We are approaching stone fruit season (summer), hooray so lets' start planning some of those scrumptious favorites. Stone fruit includes fruits like cherries, peaches, and plums and they make for some great recipes! As always this recipe is 100 percent vegan which means it's free of dairy and all other animal products. Speaking of which, if you haven't already heard we're asking folks to join us in encouraging the Pizza Hut chain to start offering vegan cheese. If you'd like to join us please CLICK HERE to learn more.

Ingredients:
2 cups gluten-free oats
2 cups gluten-free flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of xanthan gum, optional
2/3 cups coconut oil, softened

4 cups stone fruit, pitted & chopped
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. corn starch

 

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine oats, flour, sugar, chia seeds & salt. Add in softened coconut oil and stir until crumbs begin to form. Set aside.
2. In a separate mixing bowl, toss your cut stone fruit in the lemon juice and cornstarch until evenly coated.
3. Grease an 8x8 (or 9x13, for slightly thinner bars) glass baking dish, then pour a little over 1/2 of the oat crumble mixture into the bottom of the dish. Press gently into the sides. Top with the stone fruit mixture, spreading evenly.
4. Finally, pour the rest of the crumble mixture on top, distributing that evenly as well.
5. Put crumble into the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, until the crumble topping becomes golden and fruit mixture bubbles. 6. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into squares. To help squares stay firm, refrigerate until ready to cut. 

 

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For more fantastic vegan recipes check out FettleVegan.com.
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New Report Recommends Investing in Plant-Based Products per Demand

on Tuesday, 02 May 2017. Posted in News

New Report Recommends Investing in Plant-Based Products per Demand

A new report indicates that undercover investigative work showcasing the realities of the treatment of farmed animals is truly making a difference in consumer purchasing choices. Research company Packaged Facts released a new report that indicates the growing concern for animal welfare has reached a "critical mass." As such, the research firm suggests companies invest in plant-based foods. "Expect this trend to gain momentum as markets respond to the growing demand by vegans [and vegetarians]..." notes David Sprinkle, research director. 

Read the full report on PackagedFacts.com.

RECIPE: Quick & Healthy Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl

on Monday, 01 May 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Quick & Healthy Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl

Acai bowls have been all the rage over the last few years and for good reason! The acai berry has become synonymous with the superfoods of the world as it is known to be a great support for the immune system, containing natural antioxidants, energy boosting properties, and maintaining healthy mental function. A fun way to enjoy these bountiful berries is in smoothie form. Add in some whole fruits, fresh berries, and scrumptious toppings for extra yum-factor, and you've got yourself a great breakfast meal or afternoon snack.

Ingredients:
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup acai juice, as needed
Fresh strawberries, for topping
Fresh blueberries, for topping
Shredded coconut, for topping
Almond butter, for topping
(you may also consider adding other topping favorites like pumpkin seeds, granola, cacao nibs, or dried goji berries)

 

Directions:
1. Blend everything together (minus toppings) in a high-speed blender until smooth. 
2. Transfer to bowl and top as desired with the fresh ingredients of your choosing.
3. Serve immediately with a spoon and enjoy!

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Get gorgeous vegan recipes on ThePlantPhilosophy.com.
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NEW Vegan Non-Profit Organization 'BALANCED' Launched This Week

on Thursday, 27 April 2017. Posted in Inspiration, News, Tips & Ideas

NEW Vegan Non-Profit Organization 'BALANCED' Launched This Week

With a focus on encouraging hospitals, schools, stores, and universities to focus on the production and inclusion of more plant-based foods, rather than animal products, 'Balanced' will surely be turning heads this summer. Audrey Sanchez, the Executive Director at Balanced, said in an interview with VegNews, "Behavioral scientists have long known the fastest way to change a person's behavior is to change their environment." Based on this information Sanchez and team aim to encourage a change of choices that surround people in their everyday lives (at school, at work, when in need for health care, etc.)—making plant-based food options readily available at every turn."Overconsumption of animal products is leading to a public health crisis, and frankly, too many people are experiencing unnecessary diseases and premature death as a result," said Sanchez. We can change the health of our planet and those that inhabit it. It's exciting to see more organizations being created and coming together to make this a reality.

Learn more and see their website launch this week at Balanced.org.

Dairy-Free Milk Sales Continue to Overtake Animal-Based Milk (via Forbes)

on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Posted in News

Dairy-Free Milk Sales Continue to Overtake Animal-Based Milk (via Forbes)

Influential media outlet Forbes recently published an article written by Michael Pellman Rowland stating hard facts about consumers choosing cruelty-free, plant- and nut-based milk over cow- and other animal-based milk; leading to the eventual downfall of the dairy industry. "It seems consumers are waking up to the realities around dairy and changing their behavior at the grocery store," said Rowland. As a result, the American dairy industry is attempting to combat this in a few ways, one of which is seeking to ban non-dairy companies from using the word "milk" on their products.


Reach more about this article and the author on Forbes.com.

RECIPE: Simple Baked Vegan Ratatouille

on Monday, 24 April 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Simple Baked Vegan Ratatouille

With a dish as versatile as this one you're sure to find it as a regular popping up from within your virtual recipe Rolodex. From the outside ratatouille might seem like a complicated or long process meal but this version from food blogger Lauren Bossi makes it super easy to use ingredients you likely already have around your house. Plus, it's great as a main or a side. Mix and match your favorite veggies and spices for a meal that's truly your own!

Ingredients:
2 zucchini
2 yellow squash
2 small eggplants
5 Roma tomatoes
1 26oz jar of tomato basil pasta sauce
1 yellow or red bell pepper
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley
2 tsp. fresh thyme
2 Tbsp. fresh basil (about 7-9 leaves)
1 tsp. garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 Tbsp. olive oil

 

Directions:
1. Prepare your veggies. Slice your zucchini into thin coins and repeat for each vegetable. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Prepare your sauce. Saute diced bell pepper in a bit of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once heated (about 3-4 minutes), add your sauce and reduce heat to low. Once warmed, pour sauce into the base of your cast iron skillet.
3. Next, layer vegetable coins in a spiral pattern around the skillet until the entire pan is covered.
4. Prepare your herb drizzle. Combine the minced garlic, chopped thyme, basil, and parsley with 4 tablespoons of olive oil, and your salt and pepper. Mix well and evenly pour over the top of the veggies.
5. Cover finished 
dish with tinfoil and bake for 40-45 minutes covered, and remove the foil for the last 15-20 minutes until veggies are soft. Enjoy!

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Get more great vegan recipes on PlantBasedOnABudget.com.
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Teen Vegan Network (Teen VGN) - A Veg Resource & Summer Camp

on Thursday, 20 April 2017. Posted in Inspiration, Tips & Ideas

Teen Vegan Network (Teen VGN) - A Veg Resource & Summer Camp

During a time that can often feel overwhelming and be discouraging regarding the future of our planet and its inhabitants, it is inspiring organizations like Teen Vegan Network (Teen VGN) that help bring a brighter light into focus. Founded in 2013 by Laura Edwards and Kylie Fackrell, this social network "features forums, recipes, product reviews and opportunities for volunteering. It currently has 1,553 active members, and a reach of around 35,000 social media users..." notes an interview with the founders for The Independent. This network is intended to support those who do not quite fit in with their peers—often because of their dietary and/or lifestyle choices—and who are perhaps not ready for the types of activism or groups aimed at adult vegans. In 2015 the group began hosting annual summer camps that bring together compassion kids for campaigns workshops, campfires, crafts, festival days cooking demos, nature walks, special guest speakers, and more. 

Learn more about this group and how to get involved at TeenVGN.com.
(Photo by Oatly Apparel)

NEW VEGAN GELATO FLAVOR: Peanut Butter Fudge by Talenti

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Posted in Products

NEW VEGAN GELATO FLAVOR: Peanut Butter Fudge by Talenti

We are welcoming—with open arms of course—a new vegan flavor of gelato from ice cream company, Talenti. With more than a quarter of each pint being made up of peanut butter, the creaminess of their Peanut Butter Fudge flavor is out of this world. Add in the decadent swirls of dairy-free fudge you really cannot go wrong. Their other vegan flavors include Chocolate Sorbetto, Roman Raspberry Sorbetto, and Alphonso Mango Sorbetto. Talenti joins the ranks of traditionally non-vegan ice cream companies that are now offering vegan options, like Breyers (hello Oreo Cookies & Cream) and Ben & Jerry's. 

Get product nutrition info and details at TalentiGelato.com.

RECIPE: The Ultimate Go-To Vegan Chili

on Monday, 17 April 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: The Ultimate Go-To Vegan Chili

Please enjoy this week's featured recipe—a warming chili perfect for these rainy spring days.

Ingredients:
A drizzle of olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium green pepper, diced
1 cup frozen corn
Salt, to taste
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove, diced)
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1 -15oz. can pinto beans
1 -15oz. can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
1 package Beyond Meat Veggie Crumbles
3 cups vegetable broth

 

Directions:
1. In a large soup pot or dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion and pepper, season with salt and saute until onion is soft.
3. Add corn and season with cumin and garlic, cook an additional 2 minutes.
4. Add canned tomatoes, pinto beans, and veggie crumbles with additional salt if needed.
5. Add vegetable broth and bring to a slow boil. Adjust heat to simmer and cook for 30-60 minutes (one hour is ideal to meld all the flavors).
6. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes prior to serving.
7. Serve with vegan sour cream (optional of course), chives, shredded vegan cheese alongside tortilla chips or cornbread. 

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Inside The Vegan World of Pro Wrestling

on Thursday, 13 April 2017. Posted in Inspiration

Inside The Vegan World of Pro Wrestling

n a great and in-depth article published last month by Ryan Dilbert on Bleacher Report, we learn about the unexpected trend of veganism within the world of pro wrestling. Dilbert highlights interviews with the outspoken independent wrestler Markus Burke, Allie "Impact" - a former Impact Wrestling Knockouts champion and Women Superstar Uncensored titleholder, and Zach Sabre Jr. who holds the Revolution Pro Wrestling British heavyweight title, the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship and Evolve Championship. From feeling drawn to cruelty-free living as kids to educating themselves through documentaries, like Forks Over Knives, we get an insider's look at how each wrestler has grown into steadfast, hard hitting vegans for the long haul—and how they are changing the face of what it means to be a vegan athlete today.

Read the full article on BleacherReport.com.

New Vegan Meal Kits by Forks Over Knives

on Tuesday, 11 April 2017. Posted in Products, Health, Tips & Ideas

New Vegan Meal Kits by Forks Over Knives

Known for the award-winning documentary Forks Over Knives, this 'docu' turned media empire has added something new to their lineup of resources—for those seeking to live healthful plant-based lifestyles—easy to assemble vegan meal kits. "We supply the grains and spices, you just add the veggies!" per the slogan on their website. With three flavors including Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf, Mexican Rice and Beans, and Indian Rice and Dal, it will be darn easy to prepare a quick and healthy meal for those of us on the go. The meals are free of oil, gluten, soy, and nuts.

Find product and nutritional information at ForksOverKnives.com.

RECIPE: Creamy Potato Split Pea Soup

on Monday, 10 April 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Creamy Potato Split Pea Soup

This warming soup is perfect for these rainy spring days. Plus, split peas are a great source of fiber and because of their low glycemic index, they are great for reduce risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. With the added veggies and spices you are sure to get hooked on this one!

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. vegan butter
1 large leek, halved and sliced lengthwise
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 celery stalks, sliced
3 Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
1 pound split peas
6 cups vegetable broth
4 cups water
2 tsp. dried thyme
2 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. liquid smoke
Salt and black pepper, to taste

 

Directions:

1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the leek and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are tender and slightly translucent (about 4-5 minutes). 
2. Add carrot, celery, and potato and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Then add the split peas, veggie broth, water, thyme, parsley, cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover pot, leaving it open a crack, and let cook for about 20-25 minutes or until peas are tender. Then turn heat off completely. 
3. Add nutritional yeast and liquid smoke. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth and creamy. A high-speed blender will work just as well. Finally, add the salt and pepper and then serve right away. Enjoy!

Find more great and tasty vegan recipes at KeepinItKind.com. 
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Mini Vegan Cream Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

on Tuesday, 04 April 2017. Posted in Products

Mini Vegan Cream Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

We have more cruelty-free vegan Easter candy for you this week. Yay! NOTE: If you would like to have these scrumptious little bites in time for Easter, it looks as though you need be sure to order by April 5th! These fully-vegan chocolate-y delights are free of dairy, lactose, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, wheat, and gluten. Each "egg" is wrapped in colorful foil— just like traditional chocolate Easter egg candies— and are filled with a dairy-free cream center. No Whey Chocolate company also makes vegan chocolate Easter bunnies, truffles, Valentine's Day candies, and more.

Find product and nutritional information at NoWheyChocolate.com.

RECIPE: Loaded Vegan Nacho Fries by 'Fettle Vegan'

on Monday, 03 April 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Loaded Vegan Nacho Fries by 'Fettle Vegan'

This one is sure to be a party please but you may want to test it out at home first. You know, just to be sure you really, really like it. ::wink:: Think, loaded nachos but on french fries! Amazing right? Yep, we know. It is a great spin on a classic dish. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think. Bon appetit!

Ingredients:

1 lb. frozen or fresh-cut french fries
1/4 cup enchilada sauce
1/2 Daiya Pepperjack Shreds
1 cup cooked black beans
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
1/2 avocado, halved and thinly sliced
Cilantro, finely chopped for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish

Directions:

1. Bake fries on a baking sheet according to directions or at about 350°F for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
2. While the fries are baking cook the black beans according to directions on label.
3. When fries are finished baking move them to an oven-safe pan or container (this is also where you will assemble the nachos). Then set oven to 'broil' or to at least
450°F.
4. Drizzle the enchilada sauce over the fries evenly and top with the Daiya shreds.
5. Place the dish back into the oven until the cheese is melty (about 3-6 minutes).
6. Remove dish from oven and top with cooked black beans, chopped tomato, onion, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro, and lime. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Find more fantastically delicious recipes at FettleVegan.com. 
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Near Death Plane Crash Leads Travis Barker to Veganism

on Thursday, 30 March 2017. Posted in Inspiration

Near Death Plane Crash Leads Travis Barker to Veganism

You may recall hearing about a plane crash in the fall of 2008, that some speculate led to the death of DJ AM just a few months later; tied to stress, coping, and meds that were required post crash. Musician Travis Barker was also on that flight and decided after that moment, and with the passing of his friend, he would change his lifestyle in order to take better care of himself. "Right from the first time that I started to really eat vegan I could feel how much it was affecting me. John Salley is one of the guys who I would run into a lot here in Los Angeles, and he always told me how the players who ate that way outperformed the others. I started to see [those] results for myself too." Barker had gone vegetarian at the age of 15 and then vegan about a decade ago. Keep spreading the love, Travis! Thank you!

Read the full interview with Travis on MensJournal.com.

Vegan "Peeps" & Easter Treats by Sweet & Sara

on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted in Products

Vegan

If you are celebrating Easter this year and want to keep sugar coated sweets dreams alive for the vegans in your life, we have a great produce suggestion today. From the award winning, small, family run operation—Sweet & Sara—are their hand-cut vegan "peeps"! These cuties are a LIMITED EDITION and are only shipping on April 3rd, so be sure to act soon if you want to snag 'em up for the holiday. Each bunny and chick are made in-house and their facial features are hand painted on, one-by-one, using organic chocolate. They are coated in natural house-made colored sugar and are non-GMO, kosher, and all natural. Sweet & Sara is best known for their deliciously creative vegan marshmallow creations, available year-round. Yum!

Find product and nutritional information at SweetAndSara.com.

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