What Does It Mean to Be Vegan?

The literal definition of veganism is one who abstains from using animal products (Merriam-Webster). To break it down, a person who is vegan will reject the commodity status of animals and cease to consume, abuse or exploit them. Believe it or not, there are actually several different groups people identify with when they refer to…

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What to Expect: First Trimester of a Vegan Pregnancy

Okay ladies… Let’s get real here. The first trimester of pregnancy can be rough. For some, it means hugging the toilet until you feel some sense of relief and for others, like myself, it means finding yourself glued to the couch or bed unable to get up for hours on end. There are so many…

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Plant Based Living

Have you been wondering why more physicians and health industry experts are advocating for plant based diets? There are many reasons to choose the path of plant based living aside from the ethical reasons. Here are the top 20 benefits that are backed by scientists and researchers to prove why vegans and vegetarians are leading…

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Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Whenever I’m feeling sick or get into one of my “soup moods” (you know, where you only want soup for like a week)… this recipe is an easy go-to for me. I have always loved the taste of ginger and have been interested in taking advantage of it’s healing properties. It’s known to be great…

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Instant Pot Vegan Pot Roast

When I was growing up, my favorite part about Pot Roast was the soft, melt-in-your-mouth veggies that had been slow cooked all day in broth. Before I had an Instant Pot, I would use a large roasting pan or slow cooker to keep all of the flavor in. The beauty of using this new method…

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Where Do Vegans Get Their Protein From?

The most common question I get from animal meat & dairy eaters is probably “Where do vegans get their protein from?”. The short answer is grains, nuts, vegetables & fruit…plus a little help from some of our processed favorites from time to time. I’ve heard from many people asking how I can live without meat…

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How Finding Out I Was Pregnant Saved My Life

I’ve been waiting three long months to write this post but for good reason. Recently, I got the most surprising and incredible news that has dramatically changed my life as I formerly knew it. Much like other first-time moms, I was overwhelmed with feelings of joy, excitement, confusion, and even anxiety. In many ways, I…

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Easy Vegan Popcorn

If you’re looking to move away from flavoring additives like diacetyl and chemicals used in microwave popcorn bags, you’re heading in the right direction because they’ve been linked to irreversible lung damage and other potential health risks. The good news is that if you’re not ready to ditch the microwave altogether, you still have options…

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Vegan Clam Chowder

It’s hard to believe that you can make this classic dish without the cruelty considering the necessary element of a “fishy” taste. Yes, no precious clams or cows were robbed of their lives or baby’s nourishment to accomplish the savory results you’re looking for here. Prior to going vegan, my boyfriend had loved clam chowder,…

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20 Things I Learned in 2020

It’s safe to say this year was a doozy for a lot of people. Many plans were hijacked by the ongoing pandemic and for some, it caused life-altering decisions to be made resulting in a lot of healing all around. At the end of it, I came out feeling like an entirely different person while…

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