Vegetarian Forums

“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.” Albert Einstein

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Vegan Forums

“I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.” Rai Aren

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Animal Rights

“We know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them -- exploiting animals in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the name of food.” César Chávez

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Environmental Effect

“By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Community

Best Vegan Halloween Treats

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It’s possible to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year and be cruelty-free. Giving out vegan candy to Trick or Treaters doesn’t mean you need to be labeled the “lame” house on the block — it just means reading ingredient listings a little more closely to avoid hidden animal byproducts like gelatin, carmine, and refined cane sugar. These Halloween candies …

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Vegan Snack Ideas for an Elementary Class

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It’s tough to find a kid who adores vegetables, so getting the suggested amounts into your children on a daily basis can be difficult. The USDA recommends eating 2 ½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit per day, or about half of a dinner plate, but most people don’t come close to eating that much. Making vegan class …

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Preserving Your Summer Garden Bounty

Preserving Your Summer Garden Bounty

Summer is a great time of abundance – fresh veggies and fruits are everywhere at low, seasonal prices. Whether you’re a keen gardener or love to stock up at the local farmer’s market, now is the time to think about preserving this bounty for those cold, lean winter months. For the DIY-minded vegan, there are several options for preserving summer …

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Top 10 Vegan Ice Cream Bars

Top 10 Vegan Ice Cream Bars

When temperatures soar, one of the best ways to cool down is with a yummy serving of ice cream – unless you’re vegan. That cool desert is full of dairy products that aren’t allowed on vegan diets. Followers aren’t limited to frozen juice, however, because companies are lining up to offer dairy-free products that everyone can enjoy. Urban Taste Bud …

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4 Reasons to Go Vegan

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For most people, changing to a vegan diet represents a major lifestyle change. It requires more time and thought when it comes to meal planning and shopping, to ensure you still receive the right amount of protein and calories to stay healthy. There’s much more to it than just cutting out meat and eating more vegetables! It requires new ways …

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Vegan Pizza Ideas

Vegan Pizza Ideas

Choosing to lead a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean foregoing the more enjoyable foods in life – and what could be better than kicking back with a slice of pizza during a casual evening? Veganism and pizza aren’t mutually exclusive. Many toppings and crust options are already cruelty-free.  In fact, the biggest hurdle in creating a vegan pizza – replacing the …

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Eating Vegan Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

If you learn a basic stir-fry technique, a way to make soup, the basics of pasta sauces, a good standard rice bowl recipe and a way to make an elaborate salad, you’ll have the building blocks for hundreds of tasty and inexpensive vegan meals.

One of the main objections to any method of healthy eating is that it costs more than a fast food lifestyle. This viewpoint definitely applies to sticking to a vegan diet. The truth is, any type of food plan can be more – or less – expensive to stick with, depending on how much effort you’re willing to put in. …

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Saving the Bees

Saving the Bees

As a vegan, you may think that being hands-off and foregoing honey is doing enough to save the bees – and that certainly plays a part in helping keep a dwindling bee population from unnecessary hardship and risk. But you also may not know why staying vegan helps one of the world’s best pollinators. There are plenty of reasons why …

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Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives

Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives

Vegetarians and vegans have traditionally made up about 15 percent of the American population, and that number doesn’t really change very much. What has changed in recent years is the number of people who identify as flexitarian, those who cut back on animal-based products and substitute plant-based ones to a certain extent. As more people are choosing foods based on …

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Palm Oil: Friend or Foe?

Palm Oil: Friend or Foe?

As the most commonly used vegetable oil on the planet, palm oil is present in almost every aspect of American life. You can find it in everything from margarine and ice cream to soap, detergent, and candles. It’s even found in pharmaceuticals and water treatment products. With such wide applications for one product, you might think it’s universally welcomed in …

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