Shana Paluba

5 Animal Advocacy Documentaries You Should See

specisim cover for the movie

Are you or someone you know on the fence about going vegan? These animal-centric documentaries might just be the catalyst to help you make the commitment. The 5 stunning films described here are available to view online.

Speciesism: The Movie* is a whole new species of documentary. It takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, to expose the biggest secrets about modern factory farms, and to ask the biggest questions about the belief that our species is more important than the rest. You’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.” You can watch the trailer here.

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Raspberry Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding with raspberries

Here’s a fresh summer take on chia pudding using fresh raspberries and vanilla nondairy milk. Enjoy this for dessert or breakfast.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding with Blackberries or Blueberries

Chia Pudding with blackberries

Chia pudding tastes great with a hint of chocolate, and fresh summer blackberries or blueberries dress it up. Serve this as a snack, dessert, or for breakfast.

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5 Delicious and Easy Vegan Dips

Green pea, parsley, and pistachio dip

This Green Pea, Parsley, and Pistachio Dip is great served with brightly colored vegetables—baby carrots, sliced red bell peppers, rounds of yellow squash, and thin wedges of raw sweet potato. You can also add fresh or crisp breads or stone-ground tortilla chips to the mix. 
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5 Ways to Use Up Lots of Tomatoes

Homemade marinara sauce with fresh tomatoes

When tomatoes are at their peak of flavor and abundance, this Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce is the perfect thing to make. I’m quite on board with prepared, organic marinara sauces in general, but there’s really no comparison with making it from scratch with ripe tomatoes.

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5 Delicious Recipes for Using Beets

Vegan beet burgers

These Beet Burgers are all the rage in the vegan world. The red color is absolutely gorgeous! Serve as you would any other kind of burger — on buns or in pita bread, with your favorite fixings. more→

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6 Fantastic Vegan Pasta Salads for Summer

israeli couscous salad

Israeli couscous is one fun little pasta. It’s round and quick-cooking, and has a very pleasant mouth feel. Combined with herbs, raw veggies, and lush stone fruit, this Israeli Couscous Summer Pilaf is a light and refreshing foil to grilled foods or well-seasoned plant-based protein dishes. 
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7 Fantastic Fresh Corn Recipes

grilled corn

Summer is the best time to enjoy fresh corn on the cob. Purchase organic corn if you’d like to be sure it’s non-GMO — it’s not hard to find! Corn is amazingly versatile; and for those times when you don’t want to use it in recipes, try grilling it as shown above for a fabulous treat. more→

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