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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What Every Vegetarian Should Know About Nutritional Deficiencies

What Every Vegetarian Should Know About Nutritional Deficiencies

There is a great deal of scientific evidence out there to support the health benefits of a plant-based diet – there is no denying it. As is true with any diet, however, the vegetarian diet does come with a risk for nutritional deficiencies that you should be aware of. Keep reading to learn more about the potential for nutritional deficiencies …

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7 Unusual Additives to Spice Up Your Staples

Jicama

Say Goodbye to Boring Salads You grow a garden so you can have fresh veggies for salads on a constant basis. Why subject yourself to the same boring lettuce – tomato – cucumber mix? For the same amount of effort and garden space, you can grow a wild variety of salad tastes and textures, giving you and your family a …

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How Do You Get your Protein?

How Do You Get your Protein?

Comebacks for Questions Vegetarians are Tired of Hearing While answering questions about your dietary needs or lifestyle can be an excellent chance to educate others, sometimes it feels unfair to bear the burden of the extra emotional labor of answering questions that could easily be Googled. While it’s usually possible to provide succinct and polite answers to well-intended questions, sometimes …

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Farmers Markets for the Freshest Produce

Farmers Market

There is simply no replacement for fresh when it comes to fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, the produce you buy at the grocery store isn’t always in its prime and a lot of it is imported from other countries. If you want to enjoy the freshest produce, you may not have to go very far – just take advantage of your …

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The Benefits of Being Veg*n While Pregnant

Pregnant Vegan

So you’re veg*n and pregnant- congratulations! Being pregnant can be a time of both celebration and worry for many people, with hopes that everything will turn out fine mixed in with the euphoria of waiting to bring a new life into this world. While it’s always the best thing to consult a doctor on what kind of a diet could …

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Trials and Tribulations of Starting Preschool

Vegan Preschool

Busy and thinking of having kids? For those who have yet to dive into the chaotic street bazaar of parenthood, just be informed that the jungle gets thicker as you go. Stress comes from various avenues and some of it has to do with having to consider things that rarely, if ever, crossed your radar before you ever laid eyes …

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10 Top Reasons To Stop Eating Eggs

10 Top Reasons To Stop Eating Eggs

One of the first questions people curious about veganism ask is usually “Why don’t vegans eat eggs?” After all, most of us grew up imagining that eggs come from happy hens on Old Macdonald’s Farm. You see this image of idyllic small farms full of happy animals pushed in everything from TV advertisements to children’s classrooms so it’s no surprise …

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Three Hot and Hearty Vegan Recipes for Winter

Three Hot and Hearty Vegan Recipes for Winter

When the winter winds start to blow, people cover up their grills and pull out their slow cookers. When you come home from a long day at work and trudge through the snow to your front door, you will probably be craving a hot and filling meal like a nice stew or casserole. To help fill your stomach and warm …

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Marathoning Veggie

Marathoning Veggie

What does it take to run 26.2 miles? A lot of training, fortitude, and the right nutrition. Running gurus stress the importance of protein when training for a marathon, but often suggest animal-based sources as a means of getting it. Living vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you have to forsake your love of running: it just means you may have …

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Simple Recipes for Vegetarian Comfort Foods

Vegan Burger

Many people switch to the vegetarian diet because they believe it to be a healthier option than the standard American diet. It is true that plant-based diets are associated with reduced cholesterol levels, lower body weights, and a reduced risk for chronic disease, but you can still be unhealthy on a vegetarian diet if you don’t watch what you eat. …

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