Category: Lifestyle

As KFC fries into the future, McDonald’s stalls

As KFC fries into the future, McDonald’s stalls

Tomorrow, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) will pilot a plant-based fried “chicken” at one Atlanta, Georgia location. The decision to trial plant-based nuggets and wings comes as a result of chain after chain partnering with Beyond Meat this year. The burgeoning partnership with Dunkin’ and Hardee’s—both championed through Change.org petitions—is just the latest in Beyond Meat becoming the most sustainable protein […]

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Maintaining your weight while ‘walking slowly’ into a plant-based diet

Maintaining your weight while ‘walking slowly’ into a plant-based diet

Making a major lifestyle change like ditching dairy and adopting a plant-based diet can be a challenging process. In last month’s column, I wrote about two hockey players who tried unsuccessfully to go vegan. The male athlete gave up because he felt ravenously hungry all the time while the female athlete gained weight. I turned to Dr. Cyrus Khambatta for […]

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Vegan Athlete, Adrian Beckett, Completes Everesting Challenge

Vegan Athlete, Adrian Beckett, Completes Everesting Challenge

Last weekend Adrian Beckett completed the Everesting Challenge in just under 18 hours (taking almost 4 hours off of the previous fastest time on the hill in question) and on a plant-based diet. The stats were 164.8 miles covered and 29,977 feet of ascent climbed over 48 reps of the same hill.  He did this for the charity Meningitis Now, […]

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Former Iraqi War Veteran on Defending African Wildlife with an Army of Women

Former Iraqi War Veteran on Defending African Wildlife with an Army of Women

Imagine building your own army to tackle head on the injustice you see in the world.  That’s exactly what former Special Ops Sniper in the Iraqi War, Damien Mander, decided to do.  While visiting Africa after leaving Iraq, he saw the damage and destruction being done to our planet’s most endangered species.   Damien decided he would do something about […]

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i pini, A one-of-a-kind Eco-Vegan Agrivilla Nestled in the Heart of Tuscany

i pini, A one-of-a-kind Eco-Vegan Agrivilla Nestled in the Heart of Tuscany

i pini, is a one of a kind eco-vegan Agrivilla (Italy’s first) nestled in the heart of Tuscany, specializing in providing a unique experience of serenity and peacefulness along with sustainability and compassion. This means that everything they provide their guests has been meticulously thought through, from the materials used on the renovation of the 15th century farmhouse, to the […]

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Interview with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Author of The China Study

Interview with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Author of The China Study

Dr. T. Collin Campbell joined Awesome Vegan’s podcast host Elysabeth Alfano remotely from the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois. The Center puts on the annual Veggie Fest every August which attracts over 40,000 and is one of the largest in the country. Dr. Campbell visited the center to give a talk to over 1,500 people who were […]

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Raising Vegans: How To Introduce Veganism To Babies The Right Way

Raising Vegans: How To Introduce Veganism To Babies The Right Way

The Economist declared 2019 as “The Year of the Vegan,” due to the continuous surge in the popularity of this plant-based way of life. No wonder even the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, reportedly considered raising her newborn son with Prince Harry as a vegan. While a lot of people remain skeptical about omitting dairy, meat, and other animal products […]

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Green Waves Portugal Vegan Surf Retreat

Green Waves Portugal Vegan Surf Retreat

Husband and wife team, Miguel & Alina, have launched a brand new vegan surf retreat in Portugal this year. The one week retreat is located in the small, traditional town of Baleal, Portugal. They offer a 7-night stay, homemade vegan meals, surfing lessons for beginners, yoga and a fun excursion to Óbidos. As husband and wife, they focus on a […]

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Ironman Brendan Brazier, a Pioneer in Dairy-Free Sports Nutrition

Ironman Brendan Brazier, a Pioneer in Dairy-Free Sports Nutrition

Brendan Brazier is way ahead of the game. As a former professional Ironman athlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon runner, he’s had his eyes on the prize since he was a young teen (he’s in his 40s now, though no one would guess by the look of him). Growing up constantly in motion, Brendan discovered the power of dairy-free, […]

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Plant Power Fast Food, Vegan Restaurant Chain Debuts in Long Beach

Plant Power Fast Food, Vegan Restaurant Chain Debuts in Long Beach

One of the most innovative restaurant chains in Southern California, Plant Power Fast Food, is now open on Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. The chain combines convenience and taste with a 100% plant-based menu that appeals to the exploding segment of diners who want to enjoy their tried-and-true fast food favorites in a healthier experience that is good for […]

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