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Vegan Diet

A Vegetarian Chef's Struggles

Ron Pickarski | Posted 02.18.2013 | Taste
Ron Pickarski

Gerald Lieberman wrote, "Vegetarian: A person who eats only side dishes," in reference to dining out at restaurants. And if you are a vegetarian, you know what he means.

Could A Vegan Diet Help Prevent Cancer?

Kathy Freston | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

This is empowering news, given that most people think they are a victim of their genes, helpless to stave off some of the most dreaded diseases. We aren't helpless at all; in fact, the power is largely in our hands. It's on our forks, actually.

Have Your Pie And Eat It, Too: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Food52 | Posted 01.20.2013 | Taste

A vegan pumpkin pie that's just as indulgent and satisfying as the 'real' thing.

All The Recipes You'll Need For A Vegan Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.24.2014 | Taste

Turkey, shmurkey.

NSFW VIDEO: PETA Ad Implies Vegan Guys Are Better In Bed

Posted 11.05.2012 | Home

PETA isn't exactly known for its subtlety -- the group regularly uses semi-nude ads to get people's attention about animal rights issues. One of the m...

Why Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Kathy Freston | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Nearly a decade of extra life -- that's what you get when you move away from eating animal foods and toward a plant-based diet. This is really exciting science for anyone seeking healthy longevity!

How To Eat Vegan Even In A One-Stoplight Town

Menuism | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste

So you don't live on the Upper East Side. Perhaps you live in small-town America. Here's a small-town girl's guide to eating vegan wherever you live.

The Rise of Non-Perfectionist Veganism, Part III: Solutions to Perfectionist Veganism and Vegan Activism

Hillary Rettig | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rettig

I myself am not a perfect vegan. Nor am I a perfect vegan activist (whatever that means) -- far from it. But I will always seek to do better, both in my personal veganism and as an activist. And I have to tell you that each time I encounter a vegan or vegan activist my heart swells.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

Amanda L. Chan

Starting A Vegan Diet? Don't Make These 5 Mistakes | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Thinking about adopting a purely plant-based diet? We get it -- after all, it's been linked with decreased stress and increased happiness. And...

DC VegFest: Meatless Saturday

Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.21.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

There are plenty of reasons go to meat-free. It's good for your health, good for your planet and good for your soul. Will you commit to going vegetarian Saturday?

Conversation With Sharon Gannon On 'Yoga, Life And Being Vegan'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What is the relationship between yoga and transformation? How can what you eat affect how you live? I caught up with the co-founder of the Jivamukti Yoga Method, Sharon Gannon. With over 25 years of teaching and activism, she is credited for making yoga "cool and hip."

Brain Researchers Acknowlege Animal Consciousness

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Kathy Stevens

What would the world's reaction be if the New York Times' lead story tomorrow were "Chickens Understand That Their Throats are About to Be Slit" or "Horrific Confinement and Deprivation Feels Same to Pigs as It Does to Humans"?

Why Don't Vegans Care About People?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

For those unfamiliar to veganism, it can be to easy overlook that the compassion associated with helping animals is meant to extend to helping humans, as well. The beautiful thing about choosing a plant-based diet is that in one choice, you can start to help save the world. Literally.

Being Vegan Enough

Christina Pirello | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

It seems to me that some of us vegans have lived too long in a bubble, surrounding ourselves only with people of similar thinking. Many have lost touch with the idea of reaching out, in compassion, to other humans and helping them along in their path of life.

The Elusive Vegan Man

Anjali Sareen | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

When I first went vegan, I simultaneously decided that I was probably never going to find a partner who shared my beliefs. I assumed that it would be difficult to find many men driven by something that was very important to me: compassion toward animals.

The Accessibility Problem in Food Politics

Anjali Sareen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

In the realm of food politics, stereotypes run rampant: the over-energized raw foodist, the protein-hyping omnivore, the compulsive juice cleanser. There's one stereotype I'm particularly concerned with, one I've unfortunately been accused of: the overzealous vegan.

In Praise of 'Vegan Is Love'

James Campion | Posted 09.26.2012 | Books
James Campion

Vegan is Love presupposes that if kids know animals are being tortured for product testing, abused for sport or entertainment or especially killed for glue or coats or lunch, they might be inclined to go for the salad.

The Rise of Non-Perfectionist Veganism, Part I: Perfectionism as a Barrier to a Vegan Lifestyle and World

Hillary Rettig | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rettig

The next time someone questions your commitment because you took an animal-tested painkiller or mentions that "wildlife died to grow all those soybeans, you know," you'll know what they're up to.

On Being a Mostly Vegan

Sasha Turgman | Posted 08.27.2012 | College
Sasha Turgman

It never crossed my mind that I would choose to give up all the creamy deliciousness of my favorite food to become a vegan, but here I am, meat, cheese and dairy-product free.

The Vibrant Vegan Life Of An Obesity Survivor

Victoria Moran | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Victoria Moran

I'm not perfect, but what's wonderful about eating a plant-based diet is, I don't have to be. What has happened over the years is that feeling good has become its own addiction. I like it. I want to feel even better.

How A Vegan Diet Helped Me Run 100 Miles

Scott Jurek | Posted 08.12.2012 | Books
Scott Jurek

I was a total longshot, an unlikely champion. I was an even more unlikely vegan.

Who's Pulling the Strings of the Vegan Propaganda Machine?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Nil Zacharias

At times, it almost feels like every scientist in the world is secretly conspiring to ruin the idea of a good meaty meal by generating more bad news about meat and well-researched proof that a plant-based diet is optimal for good health.

The Best Vegan Diet Books

Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

With summer just around the corner, many people are worrying about fitting into that teeny bikini or going shirtless in swim trunks. According to a 20...

No Room for Debate: Why a Plant-Powered Diet Is Good for Everyone

Nil Zacharias | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Nil Zacharias

Ideological discussions have their time and place, but some facts about food choices and our health hold true no matter what your personal beliefs may be on eating or avoiding animal products.