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Try These Recipes For Hectic Weekday Breakfasts

Try These Recipes For Hectic Weekday Breakfasts

If busy weekday mornings have everyone rushing around and skimping on healthy breakfasts, the following recipes are easy to make and use on hand ingredients. Perfect for making ahead and storing, these will get you through hurried and active starts to the day. Muesli is a great alternative to cereal and can be made to include favorite ingredients. It can also be made gluten-free. This recipe is a rendition of a 20th century original from Switzerland. It incorporates hearty whole oats, wheat germ, wheat bran and flaxseeds for a nutritional boost. Additions like kiwis, orange juice, raisins, yogurt, pecans, almonds… read more

Winter Whites

Winter Whites

Wearing white in winter can celebrate the season, and some designers with an ecofriendly focus know how to do it right. These cold weather fashions were seen at the Vegan Eco Fashion Label Vaute Couture show this season. This dress was refashioned using recycled satin. An organic print shirt. From the founder of Vaute Couture designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, this vegan friendly coat is completely elegant. Vaute Couture, who partners with several animal rights and rescue organizations, uses low impact and ecologically conscious fabrics in their designs. Their Fair Trade and vegan selections use materials like bamboo jersey and organic cotton, moleskin and… read more

3 Strange Dark Chocolate Combinations

3 Strange Dark Chocolate Combinations

Dark chocolate is renowned for its health factors, providing chocolate lovers with a sense of sweet contentment. Though favorite recipes may include desserts or dipped fruits, the following are some dark chocolate pairings that may not make the popular list, but they sure spark some culinary curiosity. Believe it or not, chocolate and avocado are a pair appearing in several recipes. One to check out is from two peas & their pod. Their vegan chocolate avocado cookies may sound odd but they look delicious. Avocados are rich in natural good fats and have many healthy properties. When paired with antioxidant rich dark chocolate it… read more

Cake for Thought?

Chocolate cake

When carousing the internet several years back, I discovered something wonderful: soda cake. Just as it sounds this was indeed a recipe for cake, made with soda. But the soda was not a mere inclusion for added flavor, it was all at once the moisture, ‘oil’, and binder of the cake. Meaning there was no need for any fat, water, or eggs. Having just begun life a new as a vegan, this was certainly exciting as it meant I could still have cake on occasion without having to score the health-food aisles for various binding alternatives (Though alternatives have come a long way… read more

Beyond Leather

Beyond leather

The debate on leather is not a new one. However, its importance remains relevant. Where you stand on the leather issue impacts the choices you make as a person and a consumer. This, in turn, impacts society and the environment, plus the countless lives that are inhumanely cut short to create the material. Some people may be unaware of their leather purchases, as it is used widely from shoes and wallets to couches and car seats. Other people have a ‘loyalty’ to the wearing and using of leather as they associate it with quality or luxury. Whether you fit within either group or avoid leather altogether, we… read more

Meat vs Plant Diets

Animal based diet vs plant based diet

Increasing amounts of meat are consumed annually across the globe. The consumption of meat is associated with higher obesity rates, bad cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease. Animal protein is one of the main risk factors for cancer and 23 percent of global water usage is used to raise livestock.  This includes 80 percent of freshwater in the U.S. These numbers can be overwhelming and you may wonder where you fit within all these statistics, but there is great deal that can be achieved by one person. It can start with a change in diet. First we must realize that vegan and… read more