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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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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A Primer on Garden Mulch​

A Primer on Garden Mulch​

In whatever area of the yard you have your garden, mulch serves as the protective cover. Sometimes it’s a decorative quilt and other times a heavy insulator as proof against inclement weather – but all mulches offer a needed protective element as well as making your garden look better. Once you’ve planted flowers or vegetables, it’s important to choose a …

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8 Things to Love about Raised Garden Beds​

8 Things to Love about Raised Garden Beds​

Double-digging and building frames may seem like too much of a commitment for some simple garden plots, but gardeners who build raised garden beds rarely go back to the old way of growing their favorite plants. The modern popularity of this gardening technique might be traced back to the 1980s, when Mel Bartholomew had his hit television show, Square Food …

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How to Grow Kale

How to Grow Kale

Beautiful, leafy kale (Brassica oleracea) is right up there with its more famous cousins, spinach and broccoli, in the top echelon of healthy vegetables. Just look at the numbers. One cup of cooked Kale has a meager 32 calories, but also provides over 1000% of daily value of vitamin K, 100% of vitamin A and 70% of vitamin C. Like …

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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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