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Jess Parsons

Happy Vegan Birthday!

Jess Parsons | March 5, 2012 | Food

Read More: birthdays, Healthy food, vegan entertaining

I’m a vegan with two young vegan children.  We all love having parties and being invited to them, but of course it’s never a party without food.  So how do you keep the party spirit when not everybody in...

Jess Parsons

Frugal Vegan Transformers - Beyond Leftovers

Jess Parsons | February 22, 2012 | Food

Read More: cooking, frugal, health promoting foods, kids, soup, vegan

Save time and money in your vegan kitchen!  You know you don't want to forget your lurking leftovers - that means mess and waste.  You can munch them yourself for lunch or serve them at the end of the...

Sarah Taylor

Vegetarian to Vegan: Why Give Up Dairy and Eggs?

Sarah Taylor | February 14, 2012 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: dairy, eggs, vegan, vegetarian to vegan

My new book coming out will be called Vegetarian to Vegan.  I wrote this book for all the vegetarians who have asked me questions about why or how to give up dairy and eggs.  Among the most common questions are:...

Vegparadise Blog

Once Upon a Time There Was a Delicious Fable

Vegparadise Blog | February 13, 2012 | Food, Health

Once upon a time in the land of TV there was a cable channel that showed its viewers how to prepare food that excited all the senses. One of the stars of this television food haven was a plump blond...

Sarah Taylor

Vegan Valentine's Chocolate

Sarah Taylor | February 12, 2012 | Food

Read More: Mama Earth Cafe, Rescue Chocolate, vegan, vegan chocolate

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what do we vegans like to receive on Valentine’s Day more than anything else?  Chocolate, of course!  But not all chocolate is vegan, so how do you find out what the best...

Chef AJ

Disappearing Lasagna

Chef AJ | February 6, 2012 | Food

Read More: Chef AJ, Unprocessed

We made this for our Super Bowl party and it really did disappear.  Even the carnivores loved it!!!...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas

Gail Davis | February 5, 2012 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, cookbook, Gail Davis, Nava Atlas, Susan Voisin, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, vegan recipes

I have an addiction—an insatiable appetite and one true weakness. I admit it. I am obsessed with vegan recipe books. Maybe it's because when I first became vegan there were so few really great vegan cookbooks available. I was...

Benjamin Eksouzian

Cooking Healthy Food Takes WayToo Much Time, Right?

Benjamin Eksouzian | December 16, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: healthy cooking, time suck, vegan

                        Why is this guy smiling? He just found out he's lost 70 pounds since adopting a healthy vegan diet in March of this year!   One of...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Ten Ways Mint Helps You Thrive

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 14, 2011 | Food

Read More: candy canes, mint, whole foods plant-based diet

Enjoy the Refreshing Herb Mint During the Holidays – And Year Round You may think of mint as a common herb that you casually use for its flavor and aroma. Minty candy canes symbolize the winter holiday season. Iced mint...

Jess Parsons

Make your own vegan holiday chocolates

Jess Parsons | December 14, 2011 | Food

Read More: chocolate, frugal, home cooking, sugar, vegan, vegan Christmas

Vegan specialty chocolates are expensive!  Making your own chocolates from molds is so easy I'm not sure I should share the secret.  Especially because we're trying to eat less sugar. In less than 1/2 hour you can have a...

Vegparadise Blog

US Congress Decides Pizza Is a Vegetable

Vegparadise Blog | December 13, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, National School Lunch Program, pizza, tomato, tomato sauce

Pity the poor tomato. It gets no respect from the government.The tomato is once again in the spotlight, this time in the form of tomato sauce. By smearing two ounces of tomato sauce onto a pizza, our learned Congress has...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Ellen Sheen | December 12, 2011 | Food

Read More: Cookies, ginger, vegan recipes

 Gingerbread boys, gingerbread girls, gingerbread trees, snowmen, stars and more! This dough is super simple and very delicious with lots of ginger and molasses. They're chewy, yet crunchy and delicious with or without frosting. Even better when little hands help...

J Morris Hicks

The Dollars and "Sense" of Plant-Based Eating

J Morris Hicks | December 9, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: cost of plant based eating, subsidies for meat and dairy

  What about the cost of plant-based eating? On the surface it would seem to cost a lot more than our standard meat, dairy and egg diet. And since most people never get beneath the surface, the perceived high cost of...

Gail Davis

Book Review and Bonus Recipe: Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

Gail Davis | December 8, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Book review, Gail Davis, Quick-Fix Vegan, Robin Robertson

When it comes to getting dinner on the table, I'm all about quick! Since I work at home, I'm sometimes still tapping away at my computer keyboard until well past the time I should have been figuring out what we're having for...

Jess Parsons

Real Food Part 2: Eating Less Sugar 5 Ways

Jess Parsons | December 7, 2011 | Food

Read More: addictions, American Heart Association, coffee, dr mcdougall, Dr. Michael Klaper, health, juicing, money, snacks, sorbitol, stevia, sugar, tea, vegan, whole grains, xylitol

The Real Food series helps you eat more real food in the real world.  In Part 1, we ate more whole grains.  Now let's learn how to do what we know we should - eat less sugar. What's so...

Ellen Sheen

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Ellen Sheen | November 24, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan recipes

A collection of my favorite vegan recipes for holidays, celebrations or Tuesdays. Happy Tofurky day everyone! For full blog post and more information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Benjamin Eksouzian

How I Reversed My Diabetes Eating Potatoes

Benjamin Eksouzian | November 24, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: diabetes, vegan, weight-loss

  IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS AN ARMENIAN AND A PIZZA... I have been in the food business since I can remember. My first stab at it was at Rico's pizza in San Jose, California when I was 14....

Jess Parsons

Happy Vegan Thanksgiving - Frugal Vegan Stuffing

Jess Parsons | November 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: Christmas, family, frugal, garden, holiday, home cooking, Thanksgiving, vegan recipes

Just in time for Thanksgiving and early enough to plan for Christmas - my other easy "use it up" bread crusts recipe:  Yummy Vegan Stuffing.Not for the birds!  This is the dish to take to your family Thanksgiving so...