Category Archive for: ‘Vegan’

The Ethics of Wine

The Ethics of Wine

Whether you’re mingling at a party or settling in for a night of watching television, wine is the beverage of choice for many. Although the ingredients seem simple – grapes, yeast and a small amount of sulphites – wine isn’t always as straightforward as it seems and vegans and vegetarians need to think twice before downing a glass of vino. …

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Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with Meat Eaters

7 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with Meat Eaters

Thanksgiving is a time where families gather together to catch up, show gratitude and, more often than not, gorge themselves on a giant, roasted hunk of bird. For vegetarians and vegans, Thanksgiving can be a time of stress. Since so many holiday celebrations are food-centric, the day can seem like an endless loop of the phrase “does this have animal …

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Can Vegetarianism Decrease Depression and Anxiety?

Can Vegetarianism Decrease Depression and Anxiety?

What you eat impacts your mood and a study published in the October 2015 issue of the journal “Nutritional Neuroscience” found that there was a very strong correlation between vegetarian and vegan diets and an overall happier mood with less stress, anxiety and depression. The findings, which are not conclusive, are the opposite of previous findings, which found greater feelings …

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Ethics of Beer Drinking

Ethics of Beer Drinking

Beer looks like it’s one of those things that should be vegetarian and vegan friendly. After all, it’s made from mostly plants and grains such as barley, hops, yeast and water. But over the years, different beer brewers have discovered different ways of making their brews – and not all of them are veg-friendly. Some ingredients in non-veggie beers aren’t …

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Decoding Food Labels

Decoding Food Labels

You’re trying to be an informed consumer, reading labels diligently and checking to make sure that the companies you buy from follow practices you consider ethical.. But when it comes to what’s on a product’s packaging, you might be a little surprised at what they really mean to say. Not all terms and labels are regulated by the United States …

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5 Ways Going Veggie Can Save the Planet

5 Ways Going Veggie Can Save the Planet

So you’re thinking about going vegetarian or vegan, but you’re not quite sure it’ll have any impact. Maybe you’re doing it for ethical reasons or maybe you want to improve your health or diet. Whatever your reason, you can rest assured you’re making a great choice, not just for you, but also for the rest of the world. Here’s a …

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The Veggie Lifestyle on a Budget

The Veggie Lifestyle on a Budget

It’s common knowledge – eating healthy, especially eating lots of vegetables, costs more than eating junk, right? Wrong! It can cost a lot more to eat fresh and healthy foods, especially living the vegetarian lifestyle, but that happens when you don’t think about what you’re eating beforehand. Considering that you have to plan out your meals in order to get …

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7 Cook-Out-Friendly Vegan Dishes

7 Cook-Out-Friendly Vegan Dishes

Cookouts and barbecues are American as apple pie, and there’s no reason to limit yourself to standard vegetarian burgers. Vegan options for cook-outs range from the quick and easy to the complex, so pick something that suits the time and energy you want to invest. Many traditional side dishes – like coleslaw or potato salad – work even better as …

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