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Optimizing Your Vegan Diet

August 2, 2014 health & nutrition
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The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada state that ‘properly planned vegan diets are nutritionally adequate for all stages of life, including pregnancy and lactation, and provide health benefits in the treatment and prevention of certain diseases.’ However, the American Dietetic Association also asserts that poorly planned vegan diets may be low in vitamin B12, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin […]

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Kite Hill Takes Vegan Cheese to a New Level

August 1, 2014 food & recipes
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Yes, it’s official. Gentle World volunteers are hooked on Kite Hill cheeses. Well, this one is anyway. In an effort to put together a comprehensive guide to vegan cheeses (yes, this is work, people) we have taken it upon ourselves to figure out once and for all how to best convince cheese-lovers that there’s never been a better time […]

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Stop Heating Oil. Try the Water Sauté Method!

July 30, 2014 food & recipes
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You’ve probably heard that heating oils can result in the “production of oxidized compounds and free radicals detrimental to your health.” But there’s a simple healthy way to cut out oil whenever you’re stir frying veggies or sautéing greens, and it’s called the water sauté method. Instead of using oil to sauté or stir-fry your […]

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Taiwan Opens First Vegan Supermarket!

July 15, 2014 vegan companies
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If you happen to find yourself in Taipei, make sure to stop by iVegan, Taiwan’s first all vegan supermarket! iVegan opened in Taipei this August.  According to Vegan Taiwan, the supermarket is complete with “fresh fruit and veggies, packaged goods, frozen foods, fresh baking, cleaning and body care products* and even housewares.” iVegan comes complete […]

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Since I Became Vegan…

July 1, 2014 vegan living
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Although I’m not much of a Facebook person, I must admit that there are a few things I love about it. One of those is the way it connects activists with each other, so that we can feel a sense of community and share in each other’s successes and struggles. A while ago, Gentle World volunteer Butterflies Katz did […]

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What Does the Word ‘Vegan’ Really Mean?

July 1, 2014 ethics
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“In a vegan world the creatures would be reintegrated within the balance and sanity of nature. A great and historic wrong, whose effect upon the course of evolution must have been stupendous, would be righted. The idea that his fellow creatures might be used by man for self-interested purposes would be so alien to human thought […]

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3 Easy Kale Salads

June 30, 2014 food & recipes
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Marinated kale salads are not only a delicious way to enjoy these dark greens, but they are also easy to make. There are 2 keys to a tasty kale salad: 1. A good acid (lemon, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, etc.) 2. A little bite For all of these recipes, the kale leaves have been […]

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What is Vegan Organic Gardening?

June 25, 2014 veganic gardening
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In the northern hemisphere a new gardening season is upon us! Right now thoughts of seeds, soil and the potential for fresh fruit and veggies may be dancing through your head. But as you prepare your garden plot for this season, or contemplate creating a garden for the first time, perhaps it is also the […]

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Should You Be Eating Eggs?

June 2, 2014 ethics
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“The sad reality is that, no matter how well treated laying hens may be in their foreshortened lives, they remain the product of enormous and intentional cruelty that is inflicted only because people want to consume eggs.” ~ Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary A new educational pamphlet titled “What’s Wrong with Backyard Eggs?” is the latest release from Peaceful […]

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Cooking Guide for Whole Grains

June 2, 2014 food & recipes
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Are you looking for easy ways to incorporate more whole foods into your diet? Many people are at least vaguely aware of the nutritional benefits of whole grains, such as B vitamins, fiber and protein, but it can seem intimidating to try out a new food if you have no idea how to prepare it! But rather than sticking […]

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