Showing posts from July, 2017

On Veganism and Feminism

Ever since I became a Vegan a short time ago, it has made me think differently about many aspects of my life and the culture around me. It also has opened my mind up to greater clarity about things I already believe. This much is true for the issue of my belief in Feminism and what that means for me now as a Vegan.
In truth; to be a Feminist with emphasis on strengthening the social, political and especially reproductive rights of women and to yet drink milk that came from a forcefully impregnated cow just seems like a backwards step. Some may say that it’s just a cow, and that giving milk is what they are here to do but I have to put a stop to that kind of thinking. Just because a cow is an animal and you may not think that it has the same rights as you do, doesn’t mean that it deserves the kind of life that the dairy industry forces it to live.
The life of a dairy cow is one of forced impregnation and unnatural life. Of course, the cow cannot produce milk unless it has just given birt…

An Awesome Natural Deodorant Guide

Hi guys! Today I am going to talk about something a bit different. Anyone who has switched from traditional deodorant to natural deodorant knows that it can be a painful and expensive process.
I have very sensitive skin, and I had a few extremely painful reactions to the more popular natural deodorant brands. When I turned to others for help, it felt like I was being told a million different things. Luckily, I was finally able to find a natural deodorant that did not make me break out.
I was recently made aware of this awesome natural deodorant guide from! They went through all of the trouble to test 23 different natural deodorants and organizing it into a very helpful guide. In fact, they spent months talking with a dermatologist, a chemist, and two natural deodorant creators. Basically, they did all of the dirty work for us!
One of their top finds was one of my favorites and one that I have talked about before on our Youtube Channel, Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

Why I do not Recommend A High Protein Diet.

Why I do not Recommend  A High Protein Diet.
*The views shared here are that of the author, and should not be used in a medical context *

The human body was designed to thrive on live plant foods. Anything short of this is placing it at a disadvantage. The most healing mode of eating is described as  A 'High Carbohydrate,  Low Fat' Diet. This can be further broken down into numbers such as:
80/10/10  or  even  90/5/5. These numbers make reference to: 80% of daily  caloric consumption being  Carbohydrates, 10% Protein, 10% fats Or likewise: 90% of caloric consumption of  carbohydrates, 5% protein and 5% fats. See:  for more explanation on protein as a food source.
This is the case for many reasons, some of the things experienced whilst on a diet high in protein are:
1.Lack of satiation/satisfaction - it takes more energy to break down  1 g  of protein than it does 1g of carbohydrate. This is also…

Recipe!! Vegan Seitan Ribs

Seitan Ribs has become one of my favorite Vegan Barbeque Recipes! It is a very easy recipe to make and it is very delicious. I love this recipe is my favorite because it can be grilled, baked or finished up on a griddle.

Not only are these super easy to make but they are kid and family friendly. These will not fool a meat eater, but I have shared them with my meat eating friends and family on a few different occasions and it always gets a great review.

I made these for a family BBQ and asked my Father to grill them with the veggies, to avoid cross contamination with the animal products. It is not very often that I get to sit down with my family and enjoy a meal that is similar to the one they are eating. This recipe allows me to do just that!

Happy Cooking!

Vegan Rib Recipe
Makes 4 servings

1 cup gluten flour 2 tablespoon smoked paprika 2 tablespoon nut butter (I used peanut butter) 2 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder ¾ cup water
2 tablespoon nut butter 1 cup Vegan BB…

Recipe!! Sesame Ginger Stir-fry

This dish is fun, bright, and full of flavor. I really enjoy playing with exotic flavors and this sauce is amazing. With ginger, toasted sesame oil, vinegar, and maple syrup, it is very well-balanced; I use it for darn-near everything!  There is such a wide variety of veggies that textures are abound, and everyone in the family can eat and be pleased—even the littles will like it. It can be made with brown rice, yakisoba noodles, or eaten plain. It is vegan and without noodles, gluten-free! Enjoy, Tara

Ingredients: ¼ head of small purple cabbage 3 dino kale leaves 1 baby bok choy ½ orange bell pepper 1 head of broccoli Handful of shiitake mushrooms ½ large zucchini 8 oz. extra firm tofu, diced Sesame Ginger Sauce

Raw Recipe ! Raw Blueberry Muffins

Raw Blueberry Muffins. *From Jan's Raw Kitchen Kreations*
As the summer comes to a close and people are looking to have more comfort raw vegan foods, I decided to share one of my 'no bake' recipes. Stay tuned for a live sprouted oat groat recipe coming soon!

Ingredients 2- 3 Servings.
1.5 cups fresh blue berries chopped in halves. 0.5 cup homemade raw applesauce 1- 1.5 cups homemade raw oat groats 'flour' 1/4 cup overnight soaked walnut pieces. 0.5 Cup coconut water

Directions :
In a bowl mix all ingredients and knead until firm. Add more oat groats flour if neededForm into 1/4" balls and Spoon into a muffin trayDehydrate for 8- 12 hrs at 115 F. Set at room temperature, serve and enjoy! 
Jan P. López

Recipe!! New England Vegetable Chowder

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope everyone is having a great start to their week. Yes, I have officially lost my mind. I am a huge fan of the typical New England Clam Chowder, but since I have altered my diet, I have to say, I love the vegetable chowder just as much. Surprisingly, I did not need to alter a lot to this recipe. So for this chowder, we omit the water and littleneck clams with a seaweed infused vegetable stock. Replace clam meat with chopped seaweed, corn, and zucchini. Replace heavy cream with almond or rice milk. Finally, we need to omit the bacon from the recipe. But fear not! Replace that with grapeseed oil and smoked tempeh. It sounds strange, but trust me. I won’t ever eat chowder the same way. Enjoy everyone!!!

New England Vegetable Chowder Recipe
Makes: 10 portions
Ingredients: 1 oz grapeseed oil 2 oz minced smoked tempeh 32 oz Vegetable Stock 2 oz dried seaweed 4 oz diced onion ¼ oz minced garlic 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 bay leaf ½ tsp chopped thyme