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9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 5, 2015
File under: Barbecue, Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Recipes, 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 9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free here

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Nutritious You! Adds Bricks to Clicks

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 1, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Organic, Raw Foods, Vegan

Going vegan is making huge strides these days and raw plant based foods are gaining popularity among fitness aficionados. Eating a large percentage of the diet raw is definitely becoming a ‘thing’ and savvy entrepreneurs have geared up to meet the demand.

Marina Sommers, founder of Nutritious You™ is a holistic health and wellness coach, but she wasn’t always a health food enthusiast. …read more of Nutritious You! Adds Bricks to Clicks here

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It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
May 23, 2015
File under: Barbecue, Green Lifestyle Tips, Natural Alternatives, Natural Products, Vegan


Along with all of us, the planet is not getting any younger and the constant assaults on the air, water and soil are rapidly taking their toll! There is no better time to make important changes in the way we do things and as summer outdoor living is upon us, let’s turn our attention to the ubiquitous barbecue.

Backyard chefs believe that food cooked over an open fire is especially tasty because the juices stay concentrated in the middle and the surface becomes seared with smoky flavor. Cookouts may well be the quintessential summer pastime but can be unhealthy for people and the planet. …read more of It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue here

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Diet Away Erectile Dysfunction

By Neal Barnard M.D.
May 9, 2015
File under: Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Between 18 and 30 million men in the United States have erectile dysfunction. It’s certainly a topic everyone’s familiar with – the image of a little blue pill or two outdoor bathtubs is practically iconic.

But most people don’t know that ED isn’t usually caused by stress, alcohol, or performance anxiety, it’s a result of blocked arteries. The cholesterol and saturated fat in animal products can lead to vascular problems, which in turn impede blood flow. Gorge on chicken wings and steak, and the only thing that will grow is your waistline. …read more of Diet Away Erectile Dysfunction here

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Heart Healthy Salsas for Cinco de Mayo!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
May 4, 2015
File under: Entertaining, Gluten-free, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the Fifth of May is a festive holiday in Mexico and for Chicano communities in the Southwest US marking the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla.

Nothing says ‘Southwest’ like chips, salsa and Guacamole and no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without them. Salsa originated in Mexico and simply means “sauce.” In Mexico salsa is a spicy condiment of tomatoes, garlic, onions, cilantro, and plenty of fresh chilies. …read more of Heart Healthy Salsas for Cinco de Mayo! here

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