Vegan Living

Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life with Plant Power!

Sweet and sour stir-fried vegetables with tempeh and pineapple

Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life with More Than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes celebrates the bounty of natural foods and teaches everyone—from committed vegans to those who just want more plants in their diet—how to implement a plant-based approach to their lives—easily, practically, and joyfully, every day. Available wherever books are sold, as well as online and in electronic format at: more→

image_pdfimage_print

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.

more→

image_pdfimage_print

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.

more→

image_pdfimage_print

Veganism Beyond the Plate

Cute sheep and lamb

Many people who consider going vegan are more familiar with the food and cooking aspect, and indeed, plant-based cookbooks and delicious recipes can be found easily. But less widely discussed are the other aspects of being truly vegan — discontinuing the use of all animal products, as well as practices that exploit animals. Detailed below are ways to avoid using these kinds of goods and participating in certain activities. This excerpt is from Powerful Vegan Messages by H. Jay Dinshah and Anne Dinshah @2014 by The American Vegan Society, reprinted with permission. Also available from The American Vegan Society. Photo courtesy of Julia Mcc. more→

image_pdfimage_print

Plant-Based, Plant-Sourced, Plant Strong ™, Total Vegetarian, or Vegan?

Healthy Plant-Based Pantry Foods

Language is more powerful than we realize when it comes to affecting social change. This post details all the various ways that have emerged to convey the concept of “vegan.” Excerpted from Powerful Vegan Messages by H. Jay Dinshah and Anne Dinshah @2014 by The American Vegan Society, reprinted with permission. Also available from The American Vegan Society. more→

image_pdfimage_print

Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants Trending in Warsaw

krowarzywa8

Unlike 10 or 15 years ago, when vegetarian travelers to Poland had to survive on a diet of potatoes or peanuts, today, vegetarian and vegan places are easy to find. Suit-clad workers, hipsters and tourists enjoy the outdoor seating possibilities of small restaurants which offer a wide selection of local, seasonal, organic vegetarian and vegan dishes. Contributed by Mai Jones Jeromski from Culture.PL. more→

image_pdfimage_print

NYC — The Vegan City That Never Sleeps

Manhattan skyline

Ah, the humble vegetable. If you’re laboring under the misapprehension that they’re only good for boiling, mashing or accessorizing your dish du jour, it’s time to wake up and smell the caramelized chicory. It’s amazing what is being created in NYC with a pinch of seasoning, a twist of lemon and a liberal sprinkling of culinary imagination. Like a flame under a burner, veganism has ignited the city with menus flaming new colors, flavors and textures that demand talent to perfect, and are by no means just for herbivores. more→

image_pdfimage_print

Meditation and Veganism: Making the Connection — plus a Q & A with Russell Simmons

floating white lotus flower

Excerpted from Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple* by Russell Simmons. Reprinted by arrangement with Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company, © 2014. I used to get down with the best of them. I’ve often said that back in the day I’d eat ribs, flanks, chitlins, buffalo wings, pig’s feet . . . probably even an elephant’s ass if you had put it on a plate in front of me. I never spent a moment considering what sort of damage that food was wreaking on me because I had grown up listening to the world instead of my body. And the world told me that greasy, fatty meats should make me happy and content. So that’s what I believed, despite all the evidence to the contrary. Until I woke up. more→

image_pdfimage_print