The Best Protein You Can Eat

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  • Friday, July 31, 2015
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    Last week, I asked you: What’s the number one question every vegan is asked? Of course, it’s: Where do you get your protein? An article published today in US News & World Report discusses the top 9 sources of protein; several of the sources are plant based, none are red meat or “the other white meat.” […]

    Luxury Vegan Boot Camp — In France?!

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  • Sunday, July 26, 2015
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    Last year Jane and I vacationed in France. I really enjoyed the countryside in France and Paris, but being vegan in France is VERY  difficult. Man cannot live on baguette alone… While most restaurants were accommodating, we basically had to order off the menu at nearly every restaurant that we ate at. I recall, on […]

    Are Mock Meats Safe?

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  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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    I wrote a recent article about protein; the number one question: Where to vegans get their protein? One of our readers, Marko M. Vegano (nice name, by the way… ), asked whether eating a steady diet of mock meats; those alternative meat products recently made popular by companies like Gardein and Beyond meat, is a reasonable, […]

    What’s the number one question every vegan is asked?

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  • Sunday, July 19, 2015
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    What’s the first question every vegan gets asked? Where do you get your protein? If it’s not the first question, it’s certainly one of the top three questions. Protein is critical to a human diet, but it doesn’t need to be animal protein; there are many reasonable plant based alternative sources. Protein is built from […]

    The kitchen will for sure be a very different place in 10 years

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  • Saturday, July 18, 2015
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    3D printers will make food in the future; the not too distant future. Natural Machines, the maker of Foodini, a 3D food printer, had a successful kickstarter program. The company believes that their product will be as revolutionary to the kitchen as the microwave was back in the 1970’s. They see their product as a […]

    Vegan Trucker Loses 65 Pounds

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  • Sunday, July 12, 2015
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    This headline caught my eye. When you think of vegans, truck drivers are probably among the last people you would think of. Meet Bobby Anderson, a Mississippi trucker who, after 21 years as a truck driver, decided to go vegan. He eats a 100% whole food plant based diet while living in a truck 5 […]

    Today was our 8 year veganiversary

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  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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    Today was our 8 year veganiversary. Eight years, and my how things have changed. When we first went vegan, we bought most of our staples at Whole Foods or the “hippie” store a few towns away. Gradually, we noticed vegan options were popping up at Trader Joe’s and our local chain grocery store, Ralph’s. (Yes, […]

    Vegan Mac and Cheese

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    Once upon a non-vegan life, Mac and Cheese was one of our comfort foods. Jane would doctor it with ground turkey, broccoli, and cumin, to make it somewhat more nutritous and more appealing to the adult palette. Since we’ve been vegan, Jane has tried a number of Mac and Cheese recipes, going all the way […]

    Vega Purchased By Silk and So Delicious Conglomerate

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  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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    WhiteWave, the conglomerate that owns Silk non-dairy milk products and So Delicious vegan ice cream has purchased Vega. As our regular readers known, we have written extensively about negative effects that a number of people have experienced from their vegan protein powder products. Will the change in ownership have any impact on the issues that […]

    Monsanto: A Rose By Any Other Name…

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  • Monday, June 8, 2015
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    Documents released today by Syngenta include a letter from Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant to Syngenta, suggesting as a part of a corporate merger that, “We would also propose a new name for the combined company to reflect its unique global nature.” “Monsanto wants to escape its ugly history by ditching its name,” said Gary Ruskin, […]