Author name: Marygrace Stergakos

I'm a 22 year old vegan from New Jersey with strong interests in local sustainability, community, slow food, and all that good stuff. Just getting out of college, I'm trying to find as many ways as I can to incorporate sustainable eating into my own lifestyle.

What is Irradiated Food and Why Should I Avoid It?

If you’re a Whole Foods shopper who occasionally peruses the market’s free pamphlets and brochures, you might know a thing or two about the dangers of irradiated food–at least, that’s where I learned about it. We hear a lot of talk about harmful ingredients: dyes, preservatives, trans fats, and HFCS, for instance, but little is …

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Meatless Monday, On a Friday: 8 Vegan BBQ Ideas

It might not be Monday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in some meat-free, carbon friendly eats at your weekend barbecues!Β  While burgers and hot dogs might be traditional, they’re certainly not doing the environment–or your health–any favors.Β  Why not surprise your hosts or guests by providing some unexpected and delicious vegan options at …

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The Three Properties of Fat You Should Know to Get Healthier

I recently attended a talk at my local Whole Foods Market given by natural health author Udo Erasmus, PhD where he discussed the properties of fat and, more specifically, the values of omega-3 fatty acids.Β  Omega-3’s have received an enormous amount of attention lately, due to the fact that they have the ability to improve …

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Meatless Monday: 10 Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Vegetarian breakfasts are easy: Greek yogurt sprinkled with granola, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast… The list goes on forever.Β  While I wouldn’t say that vegan breakfasts, on the other hand, are challenging, its certainly a good opportunity to think outside the box.Β  Unless of course, you don’t mind cereal with soymilk every morning for the …

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Meatless Monday: An Old-Fashioned Idea, and Tahini for Breakfast!

It’s that time of the week again: Meatless Monday!Β  While the initiative has recently become popular once again, Meatless Monday is actually a pretty old-fashioned idea!Β  It was first encouraged by the USDA during World War I in an effort to conserve food for US troops fighting overseas, along with Wheatless Wednesday.Β  The campaign was …

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Meatless Monday: Berry Compote, Tofu Pesto Sandwiches, and Pasta With Chickpeas

We’re all familiar with the numerous benefits that go along with eating more meatless meals:Β  You can reduce your impact on the environment, improve your health, and save some money along the way.Β  Plus, vegetarian and vegan meals just plain taste good!Β  The idea of Meatless Mondays are nothing new, but is it something that …

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