6 Tips for New Vegetarians

When you are starting your vegetarian or vegan journey it can feel very overwhelming. Like it or not, meat is a large part of what we commonly eat (at least as an American) In fact, many people truly believe that you can not live without meat in their diet. But that is not true if it was there would not be a flourishing community of vegetarian, vegan and plant-based folks out there.

So how do you get to a healthy vegetarian diet?

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Top 9 Kitchen Gadgets Every Vegan Needs

One of the easiest ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle is to throw yourself into it. When it comes to becoming a vegan the best thing to do is to start cooking for yourself, but doing so can be challenging for those who don’t have the proper kitchen tools. But as a vegan, what tools do you need? These are my cannot live without kitchen gadgets for a vegan lifestyle.

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Why Go Vegan? : 6 Benefits to Eating Vegan

With a large number of people being swept up into the ideas of a greener lifestyle, it is no wonder that many people are turning Vegan as well.  For the vast majority of people, a Vegan lifestyle is aligned with going back to the old ways, which is also considered much healthier.  If you are still not sure whether the idea of a Vegan lifestyle is perfect for you there are several things that you should thoroughly consider first.  If you are just rushing out to get a healthy lifestyle without considering all of the benefits of eating Vegan you could be in for a rather alarming surprise.

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Which Vegan YouTubers Should YOU Watch?

The vegan YouTube community has been booming these last few years and I am so happy that they are spreading the vegan message. In fact, I found out about veganism through watching YouTube videos almost two years ago and that is what helped me change my lifestyle! I watch so many amazing people on YouTube, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you guys.

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Vegan What I Eat In A Day Restaurant Edition!

It seems like everyone I meet just assumes I cannot go out to restaurants because I am vegan. For me, this is certainly not the case! I love going out to eat with friends and family, I think it is a great time to bond and enjoy a delicious meal. While I really do like cooking, its often nice to let someone else do the work for once!

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Best Way to Start the Morning: Vegan Edition

Breakfast has been considered one of the most important meals of the day. It is literally breaking your fast from the night before. Most people eat dinner by eight in the night, and breakfast is usually consumed around six to seven in the morning. Jump-starting your metabolism with something healthy and nutritious is so incredibly important to maintaining a healthy and happy life. Here are five incredibly delicious, quick, and easy breakfast options for you, with ingredients listed.

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My Blood Test Results: Is a Vegan Diet Really Safe?

With so many conflicting views in the media about whether a vegan diet is healthy or not, I thought some of you may be interested to see how my blood test results looked after becoming vegan. Of course, please keep in mind that there are MANY kinds of ways to eat as a vegan so not everyone’s levels of nutrients will look the same. However, including a variety of whole, plant foods in your day-to-day meals will help you reach optimal levels of almost every nutrient your body needs.

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Top 5 Benefits of Becoming Vegan

When I first began hearing about the benefits people experience after becoming vegan, I was so skeptical. I figured there was no way changing your diet could impact your life in so many physical, mental, and spiritual ways. However, I proved myself wrong after I transitioned to a vegan lifestyle. The crazy impacts this diet can have are true! It is important to find the type of vegan diet that works best for you, and once you find it, you can have these benefits too! While the benefits of going vegan are ENDLESS, I am going to focus on just five in this post.

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Vegan Taco Nut Meat Recipe

About five years ago I worked in a Raw Vegan Cafe. One of the things I learned to cook while I worked there was Taco Nut Meat. It also happened to be my favorite thing! What I liked about it best was that it was close to "regular" taco meat, but only better. This is not only 100% vegan it is 100% RAW vegan.

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Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening! Today I wanted to share a vegan zucchini bread recipe with you. Zucchini bread is one of my Mothers favorite and we always had it this time of year. It is one of my holiday favorites. Since I am phasing eggs out of my diet, I thought it would be super fun to experiment with vegan zucchini bread recipes.

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The Basics of Essential Oils: Top 10 Oils Everyone Should Have

Recently I have done a whole lot of research in different ways I can incorporate essential oils into my day to day life. The information I found was so mind blowing that I just had to share it with you guys. Before I get started I would like to say that I am not a doctor, I do not suggest ignoring a medical professional advice. I believe knowledge is power and in this case the results will speak for themselves. I hope by reading this post you will have an opportunity to open and expand your mind to a different way of healing. This is quite possibly the oldest way of healing. 

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How to Transition to a Fully Raw Plant Foods Diet as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

A raw food lifestyle is one which focuses on changing certain habits and practices into what I deem as healthy ones. The main shift  to make is to incorporate fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds (  the latter two at a minimum), in their natural, whole in season forms, with no added heat nor extreme low temperatures(freezing) as your source of foods on a permanent/long term basis.

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Vegan Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Hello! One of my all-time favorite things to make before I transitioned to a plant based diet, was shepherds pie. I made it once in culinary class while I was in High School and I have been hooked ever since. Traditional Shepherd's pie has lamb or beef in it and is usually topped with cheese. So, obviously, this would not work with my new lifestyle.

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Urban Foraging: A Beginner's Guide

'd noticed the crabapple trees the week before as I drove past the apartment complex.  The familiar rosy fruit was so laden on these trees, they looked in danger of tearing themselves apart.  I made a mental note of their location and returned a week later with a couple of large buckets.  As I started to pick fruit, I looked for unblemished skins, both ripe and underripe fruit.  I worked quickly, smiling and greeting anyone who walked past.  In a half hour, I’d picked maybe three gallons of fruit, all destined to become crabapple jelly.  Later, I answered an ad on Craigslist offering for someone, ANYONE, to please collect all the black walnuts from a suburban lawn.  I was already plotting how to dry and husk them, dreaming of baked winter goods studded with walnuts.  Even with my efforts, I barely scratch the surface of the possibilities within my hometown city limits.

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Vegan Buffalo Sliders Recipe

Hey guys! Today I am going to share with you a delicious vegan alternative to a Chicken Buffalo Sandwich. My husband absolutely loves buffalo anything, the for him the best of the best is a Chicken Buffalo Sandwich. This is one of the things he has missed the most since we have transitioned to a plant-based diet. We really try to stay away from the frozen vegan food, or as I like to cal it "Vegan Junk Food" as much as possible. I find that it makes me feel heavy and bloated.

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