April 22nd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post
In our fast-food culture, eating well tends to take a certain level of time commitment. What happens when life's other demands encroach on your kitchen time? Must you lower your standards, or can you still eat well on a severely restricted time budget
March 14th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
For those cold and windy early spring days, there's no better antidote than hearty hot lentil stew! White wine, garlic, poultry seasoning, lemon juice, and fennel work together to transform simple rustic ingredients into a delicious cure for chilly-day blahs. As a bonus, this one-pot vegan meal comes together fairly quickly and lets the slow cooker do most of the work!
January 1st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Looking for new recipes to tickle your taste buds in the New Year? This easy fruit-filled mousse recipe replaces yogurt for breakfast or snacks, or ends Indian dinner night on a delightfully indulgent note!
December 27th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
Do your New Year's resolutions involve vegan eating? Do you happen to be a person of the lady persuasion? If so, you have only two choices: read this book or cheat yourself! Whether you're a seasoned long-time plant eater or just stepping onto the vegan path, Vegan for Her offers a wealth of vital information for women interested in going (and staying!) healthfully vegan
December 21st, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's news features not one but two reports indicting the chicken industry, as well as the USDA's (ahem) 'regulatory' oversight of it. GMOs face new and improved regulation in Hawaii, but China kicks our imports to the curb for sub-par GMO-related quality control; meanwhile Whole Foods ditches suppliers over genetically modified ingredients. If you still eat animal meat, beware! Several meat recalls are underway -- none of them (so far) involve horse meat, but that could change if horse slaughter's allowed to resume as planned. A recent study touted health benefits of organic milk over conventionally produced milk; but did you get the full story? Read on, for the week's top news in food!
December 16th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
Topeka! I have found it! I know I'm not the only veg-head who cringes at the thought of supporting animal agribusiness when my pill-averse pup needs medication. 'Just put it in a hot dog, or some cheese,' says the vet. Well I'd really rather not, actually! Since my heathen hound has mastered the art of external peanut butter removal, towards the apparent goal of leaving very clean and slightly dissolved-at-the-edges pills on my floor, I had to find a better way. Try this easy vegan recipe for pill-pockets your canine friend will happily wolf down -- with no hot dogs or dairy junk anywhere nearby!
November 30th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
What do GMOs, Gilles-Éric Séralini, turkeys, folks who dare to grow their own food, and poor families have in common? They're all under some serious fire, in this week's top food news! Meanwhile organic agriculture and Al Gore are doing just fine. Read on, for all the top news from the wide world of food
November 23rd, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's news will make you cry, make you sigh, and make you smile. Some of it may even help you avoid diabetes, cancer, and kidney failure! New health research indicts meat and soft drinks, but encourages healthy eaters to go nuts. Animal factories continually find new ways to turn the stomachs of anyone who glimpses their work -- and then they file charges against those who dare to see (and record) it. USDA proposes new anti-poop policies targeting organic farmers; but announces new projects supporting local food in public schools. Hawaii knocks the GMO-regulation ball right out of the park! In other breaking news, I suddenly want to move to Norway. Read on, for all the week's top food news!
November 16th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's top stories bring some nifty research to the table: meat and diabetes, school lunches and student health, Alzheimer's and herbs! The FDA tries some more baby steps towards regulating dangerous stuff in our food -- what a neat idea! -- and processed foods reach a new low, sending children to the emergency room. GMO apples that resist turning brown won't save the world; but they're the hot new biotech item, and the USDA seeks public comment about it. Also, cattle ranchers hate Joan Jett -- read on to find out why!
October 25th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
Looking for creative Halloween treats? Need ideas for navigating a certain candy-centric holiday with your vegan family? Seeking some treats not rife with GMO'd up corn syrup and child slavery? Look no further! Created by Vegan Street's Marla Rose, Humane Halloween offers a collaborative space where conscious eaters can find and share ideas for celebrating Halloween -- vegan style!