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As We Should Be

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The light of veganism is spreading. As a near 50 year vegan, I am amazed that a concept virtually unknown even a decade ago, could become the new evolutionary paradigm known throughout the world. In 2019, it will be a safe bet that most people will know, or even be related to, someone who is vegan. It has become […] Read More

The Elephant in the Room

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With every new year comes a new hope for attaining the elusive peace we all long for. It’s a time when many of us ask ourselves and one another why something so simple, so desperately needed, and so seemingly in our power to create, remains so absent from the reality that is our lives, year […] Read More

Make the Vegan Resolution

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What could be a better way of recognizing the season of self-improvement than by resolving to minimize one’s harm to other sentient beings? With veganism gaining greater popularity than ever before, and with new vegan products and services appearing on the market all the time, it has never been easier to make the resolution. For […] Read More

10 Simple Tips for the New Vegan

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Despite the concerns many people have about vegan living being complicated and foreign, it’s actually a lot more simple and familiar than most would think. Even if you’re used to relying on certain ingredients such as meat, cheese and eggs, there’s no reason that ditching animal products should be a big deal. Here are a […] Read More

Kicking the Cheese Habit

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(Also see Finding the Right Vegan Cheese for more information about replacing dairy cheese with vegan alternatives.) “Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promotion […] Read More

Vegan Chocolate Mousse and More!

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There was once a day when vegan chocolate mousse, brownies, chocolate cream pie and our other favorite chocolate vegan desserts were unheard of. In response to our sweet tooth and the desire to produce delicious vegan food that reflected our favorite comfort foods and special treats, the Gentle World Community began creating these recipes over […] Read More

The Ultimate Freedom

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by Suzanne Hanson, Fargo, North Dakota, USA   Merriam-Webster defines the word ‘soul’ as the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life. The actuating cause of an individual life—what is veganism if not that which moves us to the core of our being? Today, we can be a vegan anything—doctor, lawyer, therapist, dishwasher, […] Read More

A Saner Way

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If we were to search throughout the history of human existence, in every nook and cranny on Planet Earth, we would not find one perfectly sane mind. Some form and degree of madness (in both senses of the word) is and has always been a pandemic disease among our species, from which no one has […] Read More

Vegan Athletes: Driving the Change

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The vegan lifestyle is now attracting people from all backgrounds and professions. One of the more interesting developments is the fact that many athletes have recently joined the tribe and are now eating vegan for their own personal health and fitness, proving that a vegan diet is indeed nutritionally adequate even for those with the […] Read More

Thank you, Khroma Herbal Products!

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The kind folks at Khroma Herbal Products donated a selection of their all-organic vegan products for our visitor center, including their Digestive Blend, MosquitoX Repellent, Sturdy Bone Supplement, Fresh Herbal Oil Pull, and a beautiful pain relieving rub that they call Banja Balm. Khroma Herbal Products is an all-organic, all-vegan, eco friendly company that specializes in […] Read More

Vegan Gathering

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At the beginning of the month, Gentle World hosted an event that attracted over 70 vegans, for a beautiful day of education and celebration. In the year 2000, when Gentle World first came to the Big Island, there was no vegan movement to speak of. Now we have much to celebrate: The Vegan Aloha group, […] Read More

Easy Mac n’ Cheese (family-size)

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Who doesn’t love the comforting creaminess of a traditional mac n cheese? We recently whipped this up in quantity for an event, and people kept coming back for more of this rich and satisfying dish. A vegan cheese that melts is an extra-special addition, but it’s not essential if that’s not available to you. The cashew cheese […] Read More