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The Date That Made Me Vegan

When I began dating my husband 20 years ago, we had a big challenge between us. Although he wasn’t vegetarian yet, he had abstained from eating red meat for years and I was very carnivorous. Initially, I didn’t think it would be a problem, but after a few dates, it became an obvious problem. One night, we went out for dinner to a burger/coffee shop. He ordered a salad and…

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Cooking/ Dining/ Veganism

Things To Look Out For When Ordering A Vegan Meal

Things To Look Out For When Ordering A Vegan Meal

The first time someone serves you chicken, fish, or turkey after becoming vegan, you are shocked. Often, restaurants, family and omnivores don’t necessarily know or understand what this new diet means. You might receive a chicken salad sandwich containing chicken, eggs and mayonnaise because someone might mistakenly think that they are serving a vegan choice. So let’s review some of the things to look out for when ordering a vegan meal, and help avoid…

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Health/ Travel/ Veganism

Overcoming Africa’s Flesh Fetish: How A Vegan Diet Saved My Peace Corps Service

By Just a Pack contributor Amy Benson ​I’d read before coming that meat was a big deal, had steeled myself for potential hunger, awkward encounters, wider hips. Had attempted to comfort my previously ​​pescatarian, juice-obsessed self with the idea that it would be fresh, free roaming, grass fed – that the African version of myself, steeped in pink sunsets and newly barefoot, wouldn’t mind. ​Botswana exports only two things to…

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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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Celebrity Interviews/ Health/ Nutrition/ Video

Watch: Dr. Neal Barnard on the Vegan Diet, Preventing Alzheimers, and Your Health

At Southern California’s ‘Healthy Taste of LA’ event this November, the Cows met up with Dr. Neal Barnard, the founder and director of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM (http://pcrm.org) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for effectiveness in research. Dr. Barnard, is a highly respected doctor who advocates a plant food diet for optimal health, and is a longtime vegan…

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