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Are Your Cosmetics Vegan?

Are Your Cosmetics Vegan? post image

Is your makeup brush made with goat hair or synthetic bristles? Does your eye shadow have fish scales or mineral mica? There are many alternatives to cosmetics that use animal products, and many conscious companies are providing not only vegan lines, but organic and environmentally friendly choices as well.

Is Your Bread Vegan?

Is Your Bread Vegan? post image

Any processed food, including bread, is likely to have a block paragraph of polysyllabic ingredients printed on its packaging. From duck feathers to pancreatic enzymes, commercial bread provides a whole new collection of reasons for everyone to learn how to decipher an ingredients list.

Freedom’s New Frontier: A Guide to Animal Rights post image

Shifting away from the common belief that other animals are renewable resources will lead to a new perception that recognizes animals as the conscious, feeling, innocent individuals they are.

The Talents of Tahini post image

If you have ever bought tahini for a special recipe, you may still have the rest of the jar sitting in your fridge or on the shelf waiting for the next time you feel inspired to experiment. But tahini is not a seed butter to be ignored. Tahini makes delicious dressings, creamy soups, scrumptious sweets […] Read more

Six Simple Ways to Enjoy Kale! post image

Kale is a dark leafy green with a lot more to it than your average vegetable. It is: – Easy to grow – Full of health benefits – Delicious and simple to use in recipes! In this simple guide to using kale I’ll teach you how to integrate kale into recipes you already have and […] Read more

Vitamin D and Lanolin post image

A number of common foods are enriched with vitamin D without specifying which form of the vitamin they contain or how it was derived. And, as opaque as this may already seem, some companies that manufacture and distribute vitamin D supplements have demonstrably confused ideas of what the term vegan actually means.

Keeping Animal Bones Out of Sugar post image

Sugar seems vegan at a glance; it comes from a plant after all. But when the natural sugars from the plant are refined in a factory, they are often filtered through bone char.

The Magic of Miso post image

At first glance, those new to miso may find the idea of a fermented soybean paste less than appetizing. But if you give it a try, the flavor, versatility and health benefits of miso are bound to change your mind.

Fair Trade Chocolate: A Myth? post image

Nowadays, most stores have a “health food” or “organic” section, but thinking you can simply pick up the first chocolate bar marked “fair-trade,” and walk away with a clean conscience, isn’t the case.

A Beginner’s Guide to Vegan Advocacy post image

Given the burgeoning opportunities, advocates can pick and choose what methods and media suit their talents, personalities, preferences, and geographic locations.