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Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a … [Continue Reading...]

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Review: Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker

Recently, Soyajoy came out with a replacement for their top-selling soy milk maker. For 2013, Soyajoy now has the G4 soy milk maker, a replacement for their older, G3 model. The product description (according to the manufacturer) is that the SoyaJoy G4 is the next model to the 5-star rated … [Read More...]

20141107_131716

O Olive Oil

Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a small spoonful of dukkah (you … [Continue Reading...]

VEGAN LIFE

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been a special day in our house. Once we became vegan, our menu was mostly the same, simply veganized and minus the turkey. Over the years we've tried a wide variety of turkey substitutes, but our absolute favorite is the Gardein Holiday Roast. It is supposed to serve … [Continue Reading...]

ANIMAL RIGHTS

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - September 4, 2014 - Actress and director Alison Eastwood is lending her star power to help 110 chimpanzees from a biomedical research laboratory get a new start. The chimpanzees have a new home at Keithville, LA-based Chimp Haven, following their retirement from the New … [Continue Reading...]

FOOD

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Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a small spoonful of dukkah (you … [Continue Reading...]

HEALTH

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Do multivitamins make you healthier?

Some experts say it's time to give up on daily multivitamins to preserve health, but others disagree. What should you do? If you take a multivitamin, it's probably because you want to do everything you can to protect your health. But there is still limited evidence that a daily cocktail of … [Continue Reading...]

SCIENCE

Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

As if there aren’t enough reasons not to eat meat… According to New Scientist magazine, consuming red meat and dairy puts humans at risk from a rather nasty strain of e. coli.  This particular strain attaches itself to a sugar molecule that humans can’t produce, but is ingested when we consume meat and dairy products. […]

GREEN LIVING

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5 Awesome Reasons We Could Have a Vegan America by 2050

After undergoing quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a later stent surgery, Bill Clinton adopted a vegan diet in 2010. Since then, he’s lost 20 pounds, and is now an advocate for vegan and meatless diets. “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” Clinton told a CNN … [Continue Reading...]

REVIEWS

20141107_131716

O Olive Oil

Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a small spoonful of dukkah (you … [Continue Reading...]

20141107_131716

O Olive Oil

Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a small spoonful of dukkah (you … [Continue Reading...]

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Non Vegan Beer

MANY years ago, I wrote that many beers are not vegan because of a very old process, called isinglass where fish innards are used to process beer. Just surfing the net, I stumbled upon an article from last year in Smithsonian discussing this. So just as a reminder:   Guinness sells … [Continue Reading...]

gardein holiday roast

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been a special day in our house. Once we became vegan, our menu was mostly the same, simply veganized and minus the turkey. Over the years we've tried a wide variety of turkey substitutes, but our absolute favorite is the Gardein Holiday Roast. It is supposed to serve … [Continue Reading...]

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Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder

A few years ago I developed an intolerance to the caffeine in iced tea. I would become jittery and edgy after lunch. Finally, it occurred to me that I could no longer tolerate the iced tea I always drank. So I switched to green tea iced tea, when it was available and water or lemonade … [Continue Reading...]

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving: A Squash Main Course

When Maria Marlowe, a New York resident, switched to a vegan diet eight years ago for health reasons, she tried to persuade her family to do the same. “When someone converts to vegan eating they preach a lot, and I preached,” she said. “I was like the food police. I made people feel uncomfortable. … [Continue Reading...]

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Free Vegan Cookbook: A Vegan Survival Guide for the Holidays

There are many, MANY vegan cookbooks available. Here's a free vegan cookbook from Ed Begley and James Stone. Within the electronic pages of A Vegan Survival Guide for the Holidays, you’ll find the following: Festive and seasonal cocktail recipes. Exclusive content from Holidazed. Yummy … [Continue Reading...]

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Native Foods Expansion

Downstairs in the kitchen of the new Native Foods Cafe, Jackie Perez preps the meat and sauerkraut for a Reuben sandwich. It's 11:45 a.m., 30 minutes before the two-hour lunch rush will start, bringing in hundreds of hungry businessmen and women from around Dupont Circle. Perez, the restaurant's … [Continue Reading...]

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Let Them Eat Vegan Wedding Cake

Her family wasn’t vegetarian – let alone vegan – but they never used butter, milk or eggs in their baking. “That’s just the way they baked,” said Kristi Touchette, 40. She’s not sure why, but recalls a relative mentioning a connection to the Depression, when eggs and milk were in short supply so … [Continue Reading...]

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The Secret of These New Veggie Burgers: Plant Blood

Patrick Brown, a 60-year-old Stanford University professor turned first-time entrepreneur, says he has found the secret to replicating the taste of red meat: plant “blood.” On a recent afternoon in his company’s expansive laboratory, Mr. Brown poured a deep-red liquid into a plastic cup. The thin … [Continue Reading...]

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5 Awesome Reasons We Could Have a Vegan America by 2050

After undergoing quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a later stent surgery, Bill Clinton adopted a vegan diet in 2010. Since then, he’s lost 20 pounds, and is now an advocate for vegan and meatless diets. “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” Clinton told a CNN … [Continue Reading...]