vegan living

New Resources for Vegan Dogs and Cats

July 30, 2013 health & nutrition
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Gentle World volunteers frequently receive inquiries from vegans looking for reliable information about feeding a healthy, nutritious plant-based diet to their companion animals. A while back, we put together a comprehensive guide to feeding vegan dogs, as well as an explanation of how we have approached feeding vegan cats. But recently we also found out […]

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Spotlight: Morrocco Method Products

June 18, 2013 vegan companies
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We recently received some samples from Morrocco Method Products, a hair care company that specializes in natural vegan products for skin and hair, as well as chemical-free shampoos and conditioners for cats, dogs and horses. “Through over 40 years of experience in the holistic hair care industry, here at Morrocco Method, we offer you the […]

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Dental Chews for Vegan Dogs

May 7, 2013 health & nutrition
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Some dogs have a problem with dental tartar, and our rescued boy is one of them. Over the past couple of years, we’ve had to adopt a rigorous dental cleaning regimen for Valiant, because otherwise his teeth become quickly covered in plaque that is a nightmare to remove. In addition to snacks of crunchy kibble, […]

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I Know I’m Doing the Right Thing

May 1, 2013 ethics
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~ Tiziana Picasso I was a vegetarian for two years when I arrived in Shangri-La. But I never really thought about veganism. I didn’t want to give up my cheese (I’m French, you understand?) The first words there were “Vegan is the first step.” Done, I was vegan. We had delicious meals every day in […]

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Support Vegan Businesses for Valentine’s Day!

February 1, 2013 food & recipes
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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what could be a better excuse for indulging in a little chocolate therapy with a beloved friend? (Or alone, for that matter – there’s less chocolate competition that way.) Nowadays, the range of vegan chocolate treats is so extensive it’s enough to make a person wish she could just […]

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The Shangri-La Experience

February 1, 2013 Gentle World
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  Thank you so much for welcoming me so kindly to Shangri-La. As soon as I found out about Gentle World on the internet I knew I had to visit. Sometimes things immediately resonate with us, and this was one of those moments. All of 2012 I saved for my airfare. To visit with you and […]

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What’s Wrong with Leather?

February 1, 2013 ethics
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Unlike some animal ingredients, leather can usually be spotted quickly, but since it’s also so ubiquitous it can just as easily be overlooked.  You’ll find leather in clothing and personal accessory items, like shoes, belts, gloves, and handbags.  It can show up unexpectedly on some of these items, such as in the case of leather […]

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5 Vegan Alternatives to Milk

February 1, 2013 food & recipes
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While some vegan milks (such as soy) have a flavor similar to cow’s milk, others (like coconut and hazelnut) offer a new perspective on how tasty plant-based milks can be. Whether added to cereals or smoothies or enjoyed on their own, non-dairy plant based milks can be bought unfortified, or fortified with important minerals and vitamins such as […]

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Is Your Champagne Vegan?

January 30, 2013 food & recipes
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Is your Champagne flute ready for Valentine’s Day? If, like many others, you plan to celebrate with this bubbly celebratory drink, you should know that it may not be vegan. Bon Appetit explains that the base for Champagne is typically a dry wine made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, or a blend. Many wines, including […]

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Spotlight: Allison’s Gourmet

December 1, 2012 food & recipes
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“Conscious Decadence: Exquisite Treats for Grown-Up Palates” Need a special holiday gift for family or friends? Look no further! Allison’s Gourmet is a consciously vegan company, offering organic, vegan and fair-trade sweets of every kind. Baked goods, artisan chocolate truffles, fudge, caramels, toffee, brittle, peanut butter cups, peppermint crème patties, and more; available on their own, […]

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