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Enjoy An Easy Vegan Brunch For Easter

Enjoy An Easy Vegan Brunch For Easter

Forget about eggs for Easter! Vegan foods are cruelty- and cholesterol-free, and they taste great, too. If you’re planning to decorate eggs, check out PETA’s catalog for dyeable EggNots, which look and feel like eggs, without the cruelty of the egg industry. On Easter morning, indulge in a decadent yet easy-to-prepare brunch, featuring an egg-free French toast casserole, tasty breakfast tempeh, savory potato crostini, an Italian Easter Pie, and other…

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Dining/ Restaurants/ Veganism

Meatless In Sarasota

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Sarasota County schools now observe “Meatless Mondays,” making Sarasota the first city in Florida to serve all-vegetarian meals once a week. Instead of mystery meat, the schools are serving kid-friendly, meat-free meals, such as hummus and vegetable subs, spaghetti, and taco salads. While the food chief for Sarasota County Public Schools acknowledges that the Meatless Mondays program is a good approach to get kids thinking about ways to fight obesity…

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Cooking/ Recipes

Cook Up Something Kind This Independence Day

Cook Up Something Kind This Independence Day

This Fourth of July, declare your independence from artery-clogging cheeseburgers, inhumane hot dogs, and carcinogenic chicken and have a healthy, humane vegan cookout. Charred meats can form cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, and undercooked meats can cause food poisoning—and both cause animal suffering—so it’s better to cook up something kind and healthy, such as marinated vegetable kabobs, veggie burgers, or vegan barbecued chicken. Vegetables and mock meats, such as Gardein’s The Ultimate Beefless Burger, Beyond…

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Veganism

5 Reasons Why Butter Is Bad

5 Reasons Why Butter Is Bad

New evidence suggests that Americans are trying to cut calories and improve their diets, but a recent news report about butter consumption seems to indicate otherwise. Apparently, butter consumption has hit a 40-year high. Yeah, go figure. Here are five reasons why we shouldn’t eat butter: 1. Butter is a block of fat and cholesterol. I know, it may come as a shock to some butter buyers, but butter is no health…

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General/ Veganism

Beyoncé and Jay Z Go Vegan—but Will It Last?

In addition to Beyoncé’s surprise new album debut, music’s power couple recently set the gossip pages abuzz by announcing that for 22 days, Beyoncé and Jay Z will go vegan for what Jay Z is calling “a spiritual and physical cleanse.” He explains, “This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a ‘plant-based breakfast’ every day. It was surprisingly easier on…

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Health

Trans Fats Are Found in Animal-Based Foods

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to eliminate artificial trans fats—those commonly found in processed foods, including desserts, microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, margarine, and coffee creamer—from the food supply, saying that they can raise LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol and cause heart disease. According to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, there’s “no safe level of consumption of trans fat.” The American Heart Association recommends limiting the amount of trans fats…

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