Shana Paluba

6 Tasty Chickpea Salads

Chickpea and kale sandwich spread

This Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread or Salad (shown above; photo by Hannah Kaminisky) makes a great spread for bread, a filling for pita bread or a wrap (along with some tender lettuce and sliced tomatoes), or layered scoop of it on a sturdy flatbread and served open-faced.
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5 Filling Vegan Breakfast Bowls

Quinoa breakfast bowl recipe

Add a bit of sweetening, spice, fresh fruit, and nuts or seeds to this Quinoa Breakfast Bowl (shown above; photo by Hannah Kaminsky) for a nourishing breakfast that will sustain you through the morning. more→

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5 Must-See Vegan Health Documentaries

Vegucated the movie

“Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time.” Watch the trailer here, on the Official Vegucated website.

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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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