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Green BBQ Tips and 10 Delicious Cruelty-Free and Planet Friendly Recipes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
July 1, 2017
File under: Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Vegan

All over America, grills are being readied as backyard chefs are gearing up for another weekend cookout. The summer barbecue season is upon us and  preparing healthful and delicious meals has never been easier!

Choosing a meatless menu can be one of the most important choices you can make for yourself, your family and for the planet. 

Check out our green grilling tips and choose from these delicious dishes made with wholesome and heart-healthy foods that please the palate and satisfy even the heartiest appetite. …read more of Green BBQ Tips and 10 Delicious Cruelty-Free and Planet Friendly Recipes here

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Vegan Thanksgiving

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
November 18, 2014
File under: Green Holliday, Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Recipes, Vegan

Festive Holiday Roast - Economical, Eco-Responsible, Exceptionally Delicious!

In America, Thanksgiving is the annual harvest festival that brings family and friends together to celebrate abundance and give thanks for life’s blessings.

Eco-conscious consumers can show gratitude to Mother Earth by hosting a meatless meal this Thanksgiving and save money while saving the planet. Factory Farming, Unnatural, Unhealthy and Unsustainable

This Thanksgiving, be kind to your health, the animals and the earth by making this Festive Holiday Roast. It is so delicious, really easy and fun! You will be amazed to see how cool it is to turn five pounds of tofu into a really tasty meal with 12 generous servings. …read more of Vegan Thanksgiving here

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A Dozen Delicious Vegan Holiday Dishes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
November 12, 2013
File under: Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Recipes, Vegan

Whether you are a longtime vegan, part-time vegetarian or health conscious cook accommodating guests, these plant-based dishes will fetch rave reviews. These dishes are low in fat, rich in antioxidants, entirely dairy and cholesterol free and can be made in advance.

Appetizers: Asparagus appetizer

Great Pumpkin Soup

Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos

Chilled Asparagus Creamy Dill Dressing

Cold Sesame Noodles Schzewan …read more of A Dozen Delicious Vegan Holiday Dishes here

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The How and Why of Going Vegan

By Marilyn Peterson
July 25, 2013
File under: Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Vegan

Changing your diet may seem daunting at first. There are so many questions regarding how to go about it.

It is important to do your own research. These days the cyber-world can provide a wealth of information.

With so much scientific documentation about the benefits of the vegan diet available on the Internet, any novice can click on Google and search terms such as, “health risks of consuming animal products” or “dangers of dairy products.”

Reading up on the risks inherent in the Standard American Diet (SAD) can be a powerful motivation and help you to clearly understand the benefits!

Whether your doctor recommends a vegan diet for your health, or you have an interest in preventing degenerative conditions and extending the quality of your life, transitioning to a vegan diet can improve your health and increase your energy. …read more of The How and Why of Going Vegan here

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Finding The Hidden Fat on Food Labels

By Lindsay Nixon
May 10, 2012
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Meal Planning

I am often asked about the fat content of various foods and about the difference between the fat derived from calories and the total fat. It is really so valuable to be able to understand the information in the nutrition facts panel on food labels and how to avoid being fooled by them.

Determining the significance of the fat grams versus the calories from fat is not terribly complicated, if you know where to look. It’s important to pay attention to the serving size usually listed at the top of the nutrition facts and to keep that in mind when looking at the numbers.

You cannot compare foods without understanding the label and knowing the difference between calories from fat and total fat.  This key information will help you to determine whether a food is low fat or not. …read more of Finding The Hidden Fat on Food Labels here

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