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Cooking/ Recipes

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

Greetings from Sarasota Credit Boston Public Library cc by 2.0

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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Animal Rights/ General/ Humor

Vegan Videos – ‘Ask Your Doctor About Meat’ & ‘Juicy Red Steak’

Ask Your Doctor About Meat™ produced for PETA by http://www.jameshallowell.com/ ~ You’re experiencing weight problems, heart failure, depression, and impotence, but what could be the cause? Oh, those are just some of the pesky side effects associated with eating meat, but don’t take our word for it. Ask your doctor. ~ The PETA page –  http://www.peta.org/features/ask-doctor-meat/ Juicy Red Steak™ produced for PETA by http://www.jameshallowell.com/ Parodies about eating meat, in the style…

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Animal Rights/ General/ Veganism

Expanding Your [Vegan] Library!

Expanding Your [Vegan] Library!

“When you know better, you do better.” –  Maya Angelou If I were to teach an intro to Animal rights, these are probably the books that I would choose to have read from front cover to back. I believe that as an animal activist, you need to keep yourself very familiar with animal rights literature. You will always feel more comfortable talking about animal rights with people when you’re well versed in the matter.…

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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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Events/ Health/ Nutrition

Don’t Forget to Eat Your Veggies

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, so remember to eat plenty of vegetables and other healthy vegan foods to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease as well as cancer, strokes, heart disease, and other life-threatening illnesses. Research shows that people who avoid “bad fats”—the kind found in meat, eggs, and dairy products—cut their risk of Alzheimer’s disease by about two-thirds. A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests…

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Animal Rights/ General

Teens and Technology Make It Easier Than Ever to ‘Cut Out Dissection’

October is not just for haunted hayrides, jack-o’-lanterns, and all-night horror movie marathons. It’s also the month set aside to highlight an issue even more gruesome and frightening than a Friday the 13th film fest—the murder of millions of cats, pigs, frogs, and other animals every year for classroom dissection. October is “Cut Out Dissection” Month, and PETA‘s youth division, peta2, is asking students to observe a day of silence…

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General/ Health/ Nutrition/ Veganism

Down With Mystery Meat!

It’s National School Lunch Week: Do you know what your kids are eating? If they’re still trying to force down mystery meat, it’s a toss-up. Yep, that gray matter that was the butt of so many jokes when we were kids is still around, but now it’s more disgusting than mysterious. We know that a lot of mystery meat is actually “mechanically separated meat,” which is made by sending animals’…

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