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

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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A Vegan’s Holiday Survival Guide

A Vegan’s Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays are a stressful time for almost everyone but adding veganism to the mix can make it even harder. You may have crossed some substantial hurdles in your time as a vegan, but nothing compares to big family gatherings when it comes to bringing out the best and worst in people. The good news is, preparing now for the …

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Is Veganism Compatible with the Keto Diet?

Is Veganism Compatible with the Keto Diet?

The hottest diet around right now is the Keto plan, which is based on a high-fat, low-carb, moderate-protein food plan. It’s been found to create impressive results in both weight loss and overall health goals. Most Keto dieters base their meals around animal products such as meats, dairy fats and eggs, but the plan can be adapted to a plant-based …

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Dating As A Vegan

Vegandating

Veganism is a lifestyle. Whether you’ve committed to eschewing animal-derived products for health reasons or moral reasons, your dedication is something that sets you apart from most people. Unfortunately, like any other major lifestyle dedication, it can take its toll on your dating life: especially since eating out is a go-to date night for many couples.  But dating while vegan …

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Meal Kit Delivery Services for Veg*ns

Meal Kit Delivery Services for Veg*ns

Meal delivery kits are the hot new trend with busy people who don’t have a lot of time to cook. Instead of getting unhealthy carryout all week long, they’re experiencing a culinary adventure in their own home, cooking meals they never thought they’d try and loving the variety in their weekly menu. The problem is that most of those delivery …

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Tips to Avoid Boredom on a Vegetarian Diet

Veggieboredom

While many people switch to the vegetarian diet due to animal rights issues, others do so simply because it is a healthier choice. There is a great deal of scientific evidence in support of the health benefits linked to plant-based diets. Not only does it help with weight loss or healthy weight maintenance, but it may also reduce your risk …

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8 Stellar Apps for Vegans and Vegetarians

8 Stellar Apps for Vegans and Vegetarians

Your smartphone isn’t only crucial for staying in touch with friends and family, it’s an invaluable tool for getting through your busy day. For many vegetarians and vegans, finding inspired recipes and healthy restaurants can be a chore, but having a mobile app with that information instantly at hand can make your day go much smoother. If you’re wondering what …

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