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What Do Vegans Eat on Game Day?

What Do Vegans Eat on Game Day?

Game day delights need to score with everyone, no matter which team they support. These winning recipes will please vegans and non-vegans alike!   Cheesy Vegan Nachos If nachos are your ticket, make them with Cashew Cheddar Cheese Sauce or Nutvetta.  If  you prefer almonds to cashews, make your nachos using Not-So Cheese Sauce. For […]

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  October 24, 2017   No comments
A Meat Eater’s Vegan Diet Experiment

A Meat Eater’s Vegan Diet Experiment

Since I had my son Jack over 12 years ago (when I was 30), I have struggled with my weight, body image and subsequently self-esteem issues. Growing up and through my 20s, I had always been thin. When I was skinny, I observed as an impartial bystander how horribly much of society treats overweight people, […]

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  December 6, 2016   No comments
What Do Vegans Eat?  You Might Be Surprised!

What Do Vegans Eat? You Might Be Surprised!

People unfamiliar with vegan diets often assume that they are restrictive and B-O-R-I-N-G.  For example, they think everyone who eats a vegan diet is thin and survives on seeds and salads. It is true that there are many thin vegans. And maybe there are some who survive on salads and seeds alone (although I don’t […]

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  July 28, 2016   No comments
Confessions of a Vegan Nutrition Student

Confessions of a Vegan Nutrition Student

The Summer prior to my senior year as a nutrition major, I found veganism.  I finally was living consistent with my beliefs about animals and I also felt better physically.  My digestion improved, my energy levels soared and the few extra pounds I was carrying fell off.  But when school resumed in the Fall, I […]

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  June 4, 2016   No comments
What Do Vegans Eat For Breakfast?

What Do Vegans Eat For Breakfast?

Breakfast is important for everyone and vegans enjoy an endless variety of morning meal options. Vegans Eat Quiche? You don’t need dairy or eggs to make fantastic breakfast classics, so vegans need not forgo familiar favorites like  french toast, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls, breakfast burritos, bacon, quiche (yes, vegans eat quiche and bacon!) […]

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  February 13, 2016   No comments
Vegan Cheese

Vegan Cheese

For many people the hardest perceived part of eating a plant-based/vegan diet is eliminating dairy cheese.  Fortunately, the plant-based cheeses of today allow you to eat vegan and have your cheese too! Vegan cheeses are made entirely with plant-based ingredients.  While cashews are frequently used to create plant-based cheeses, vegan cheese can be made from […]

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  August 4, 2015   No comments
7 Terrific Toppings for Veggie Burgers

7 Terrific Toppings for Veggie Burgers

For many people, summer and barbecue just go together.  We enjoy grilling and that didn’t change when we stopped eating animals.  Like many vegans, we grill indoors and out.  Apart from the plethora of fresh vegetables – and fruits – that can be cooked on the grill, grilling is a fun way to cook other […]

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  May 24, 2015   No comments
Got Indigestion? Go Dairy Free

Got Indigestion? Go Dairy Free

I recently learned about a woman who was just told – by a health care professional – that she has a “sensitivity” to dairy. “Millie” is about forty and has consumed dairy products her entire life. My reaction? A huge smile engulfed my face and I thought “lucky Millie.” I don’t know Millie, but I […]

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  April 25, 2015   No comments
A Letter

A Letter

I hope this finds you well.   I’ve intended to write for some time because I feel there is a distance between us that seems to have started after I began eating a plant-based/vegan diet.  I value our relationship, so I ask that you take just a moment to better understand my choice. Since eliminating animals […]

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  October 13, 2014   No comments