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Grocery Hacks: Money-Saving Tips for a Hearty Vegan or Plant-Based Diet

One complaint people have about removing animals from their diet — and one reason some people don’t adopt a vegan lifestyle — is the perceived higher cost. However, going vegan doesn’t have to mean spending more on expensive, trendy health food items. It’s easy to turn simple grains and beans, along with fresh fruits and […]

Veganism and Animal Rights: How Your Diet Affects the Lives of Animals

While there are clear environmental and health benefits to veganism, the most compelling argument for removing animal products from your diet is ultimately an ethical one. Animals — yes, even fish — are complex creatures that are fully capable of experiencing pain and joy. The farm animal industry would certainly like us to ignore this […]

The Power of a Plant-Based Pantry

Everyone wants to eat healthier, but many of us are too busy for the kind of cooking that requires long recipes and even longer cooking times. Some days, it may be tough enough just to find the energy (or time) to even boil water. One sure-fire way to ensure that you can enjoy quick, easy, […]

Nuts & Seeds: Ancient Foods That Are Still Nutritional Gems Today

Nuts are defined as dry, single-seeded fruits with a high oil content, enclosed in a tough outer layer. Many seeds also fall into this category (such as sunflower and safflower). Some, like peanuts, fit more than one description (both a legume and seed). For the purpose of simplicity, in this article we will include all […]

The Mentality of Meat

I don’t think of animals raised for meat as individuals. I wouldn’t be able to do my job if I got that personal with them. When you say “individuals,” you mean as a unique person, as a unique thing with its own name and its own characteristics, its own little games it plays? Yeah? Yeah, […]

Second Nature: The Coming Revolution in the Human-Animal Relationship

The foundation for ethics is sentience – the capacity for an organism to feel pains and pleasures. Through most of recorded history, humans have given little thought to the ethical implications of animal sentience. Animals have been, and for the most part continue to be, looked upon merely as things for us to use. If […]

Creative Vegan Pack and Go: Foods for picnics, hikes and other outings

Summer is the time for backyard barbecues, beaches and blistering heat. And for vegans, that means trying to fit in with the beef jerky, turkey sandwich and burger crowd on summer outings. Veggie hotdogs and burgers have their place, but there are other options. To break away from veggie imitations of these meals, consider branching […]

You Care More About Animals Than You Do About People

“You care more about animals than you do about people.” Advocates for animals hear this often, slung at us as though we’re traitors, defectors to our tribe of humans – allowing our fellow man to languish and suffer while we tend to the needs of mere animals. Let’s set aside for a moment the question […]

Vegan Diets Reduce Global Warming

According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, adopting a vegan diet will not only make you healthier, it will help the planet, as well. Researchers evaluated the positive changes that would take place based on four scenarios, each involving diets with varying amounts of meat. Adopting a vegan […]

How to Find Ingredients and Recipes for Delicious Vegan Cuisine

Now that you’ve decided to go vegan, you’re probably wondering where you can find recipes for healthy vegan meals that are also delicious and easy to prepare. Before you buy dozens of brand new cookbooks, you may want to figure out where you can buy the necessities that make living vegan a whole lot easier. […]

Cheese is the Most Addictive Food

Researchers at the University of Michigan set out to rank the most addictive foods using the Yale Food Addiction Scale. The study involved the dietary habits of 500 college students. The results were far from surprising: pizza ranked top among the addictive foods. The reason? The addictive nature of cheese. Scientists point out that a […]

SUPERSEEDZ ME!

Gourmet pumpkin seeds in flavors that make your taste buds go, “Yeah, baby!” such as Maple Sugar and Sea Salt, Coco Joe, Tomato Italiano and Curious Curry. For a little bit of zing and a whole lot of yum by the handful, on a salad or as a casserole topper, a 5-oz. bag costs about […]

Love at First Byte

BRUSSEL BYTES They’re heeeere! If you like Brussels sprouts then you’ll love Brussel Bytes, made from Brussels sprouts, coconut and pumpkin seeds tossed in a tasty coating of goodness. Created by Wonderfully Raw Gourmet Delights, these organic bytes take crazy good munchies to the next level. Stock the car for this summer’s drive to the […]

What Can We Do?

Support organic methods over chemical methods in order to avoid some of its harmful effects on wildlife, people, and the environment. Contact your organic food growers to see if they are using animal products as fertilizer. if they are, then let them know that you as a consumer want to support veganics. If you have […]

Average Analysis Of Vegan Gardening Amendments

Veganic Amendment Average Analysis N-P-K Primary Benefit Alfalfa meal 5-1-2 Organic matter Coffee grounds 2-0.3-0.2 Nitrogen Compost (dry-commercial) 1-1-1 Organic matter Compost (homemade) 0.5-0.5-0.5 to 4-4-4 Organic matter Cottonseed meal 6-2-1 Nitrogen Grass clippings (green) 0.5-0.2-0.5 Organic matter Greensand 0-0-7 Potash and trace mineral Kelp meal 1.5-0.5-2.5 Potash and trace mineral Peat moss 2-0.3-0.3 Organic […]

Should I Compost Even If I Don’t Have a Garden?

Take a peek inside the average American’s kitchen garbage, pail and you will probably see “food scraps” such as wilted lettuce, banana peels, and leftovers. These items consist of organic materials which would be valuable if given back to the Earth. Composting is nature’s recycling system and enables nutrients and organic matter from plants to […]

The Khadighar Farm

Will Bonsall and Molly Thorkildsen have ow operated the Khadighar Farm near Farmington, Maine for the past 25 years, using veganic methods for the past 20 years. They prefer veganics because of the inefficiency and waste associated with relying on manure that comes from animals high on the food chain. They are striving for self-sufficiency […]

A Good Compost Is At The Heart Of Veganics

Healthy soil is full of living microorganisms which must be nourished and replaced in order to sustain our food supply; adding compost does both. Compost consists of decomposed plants reduced to their elemental ingredients by billions of soil organisms. The resulting spongy, moist substance is called humus, and this is the lifeblood of productive soil. […]

Is It Time For A Plant-Based Agriculture?

The compost piles and growing beds on Wilt Bonsall’s farm might lead one to believe that he is an organic farmer. However, careful observation would reveal not only an absence of bags of chemical fertilizer, but also containers of bone meal (ground-up bones) and dried blood. Nor will you find a pile of animal manure […]

Creating a Peaceful World: How Much Does Food Matter?

We live today in a world where people seem to yearn increasingly for world peace, but many wonder if it is actually attainable. The media is filled with reports of human violence, and most governments, including our own, are willing to rationalize violence and inequity. How do we build an authentic foundation for peace, justice […]

USE IT OR LOSE IT!

The aging process has little to do with stiff joints, weak inflexible muscles or poor circulation. It has almost everything to do with inactivity and unhealthy dietary habits. Being young does not guarantee a state of physical fitness; in fact, many active adults are far fitter than the average sedentary teenager. These statements may not […]