• Vegan Recipe: Blood Orange, Olive, and Basil Salad

    By Jason Wyrick, executive chef of The Vegan Taste and author of Vegan Tacos Says Jason: “This salad, typically made with whatever fresh oranges are on hand and made with blood oranges here, is a popular winter dish throughout the south of Italy. Fennel and red onion are popular additions, but my favorite version (this one) concentrates on the interplay […]

    Vegan Recipe: Blood Orange, Olive, and Basil Salad
  • Vegan Recipe: Ratatouille Fusilli

    By Darshana Thacker This recipe from The Forks Over Knives Plan happened by mistake, but it turned out to be such a happy (and delicious) accident that we decided we had to share it. I was originally trying to develop a baked pasta and lentil casserole, but I went off-track somewhere between the shopping and the cooking and came up […]

    Vegan Recipe: Ratatouille Fusilli
  • 25 Plant-Based Pantry Staples

    By Gene Baur Beans: Add protein to salads, soups, and chilis with black beans, pinto beans, or your other favorites! Chickpeas are particularly great because they can be used to make hummus or smashed with vegan mayonnaise for a tasty faux-chicken salad. Have these and a few other canned varieties on hand for when inspiration strikes. Grains: Stock up on […]

    25 Plant-Based Pantry Staples
  • 8 Reasons Why a Plant-Based Diet Is the Most Healthful

    By Gene Baur I admire cardiologist Robert Ostfeld because he understands how important a plant-based diet is to overall health and preventive medicine. Rob received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his medical degree from Yale University, and a master of science in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He then completed his medical internship and […]

    8 Reasons Why a Plant-Based Diet Is the Most Healthful
  • Vegan Dessert Recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread

    By Vicki Brett-Gach, a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach The stunning combination of cherries and chocolate turns this healthy little snack into an incredible delight, elevating regular ol’ banana bread from good to superb. From really simple and wholesome ingredients comes a delicious indulgence. No dairy. No white flour. No white sugar. No oil. No guilt. Ingredients (Makes 5 mini breads […]

    Vegan Dessert Recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread
  • Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

      Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is the Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day Gene Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, knows that the key to happiness lies in aligning your beliefs with your actions. In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide, he and […]

    Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
  • Seeds of Death movie: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs

    On March 19, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was declared a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The announcement was published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet Oncology. This declaration is of critical importance to people who eat, because 85 percent of the genetically engineered (GE/GMO) crops grown today have been engineered to be able […]

    Seeds of Death movie: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs
  • Can Oatmeal Help Fatty Liver Disease?

    Is whole grain consumption just a marker for healthier behaviors or do whole grains have direct health benefits? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

    Can Oatmeal Help Fatty Liver Disease?
  • Nutrition Policy Institute Urges USDA to Make Water ‘First for Thirst’

    The U.S. government should promote plain drinking water as the beverage of choice, according to comments submitted today by the University of California’s Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) at a public meeting for oral testimony on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The institute also urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to add a symbol for water […]

    Nutrition Policy Institute Urges USDA to Make Water ‘First for Thirst’
  • Vegan Recipe: Southwestern Chopped Salad

    This beautiful salad recipe is from Change Your Health For Life combines beans, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and corn with a tangy dressing for a great summer treat. Ingredients Large head of Romaine 15 oz. 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained 1 large orange bell pepper 1 pint cherry tomatoes 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen, thawed) 5 green […]

    Vegan Recipe: Southwestern Chopped Salad

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Vegan Recipe: Blood Orange, Olive, and Basil Salad

Vegan Recipe: Blood Orange, Olive, and Basil Salad

April 1, 2015 at 1:08 pm

By Jason Wyrick, executive chef of The Vegan Taste and author of Vegan Tacos Says Jason: “This salad, typically made with whatever fresh oranges are on hand and made with...

Diet & Nutrition »

If White Rice is Linked to Diabetes, What About China?

If White Rice is Linked to Diabetes, What About China?

March 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Protein consumption can exacerbate the insulin spike from high glycemic foods. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org ...

Dining Out »

IKEA To Debut Vegan Meatballs in April

IKEA To Debut Vegan Meatballs in April

January 31, 2015 at 5:21 pm

PETA began engaging IKEA on adding vegan options to its in-store restaurant menu in 2011, and last year, IKEA announced that it would be adding vegetarian—but not vegan—meatballs...

Health »

Seeds of Death movie: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs

Seeds of Death movie: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs

March 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm

On March 19, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was declared a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The announcement was published...

Lifestyle »

25 Plant-Based Pantry Staples

25 Plant-Based Pantry Staples

March 31, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Photo credit: vegkitchen.com By Gene Baur Beans: Add protein to salads, soups, and chilis with black beans, pinto beans, or your other favorites! Chickpeas are particularly...

Wellness »

Spas of America Announces Top 100 Spas

Spas of America Announces Top 100 Spas

January 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Spas of America announced its annual ranking of the Top 100 Spas of 2014, based on consumer behavior on its website. “2014 was a very strong year for the North American...

Travel »

Great Safaris Debuts New Good Earth Eco-Tourism Adventure

Great Safaris Debuts New Good Earth Eco-Tourism Adventure

March 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Great Safaris, an award-winning luxury safari outfitter, has just debuted its first ever “green” tour for 2015 travel. If you are an eco-conscious traveler or want to...