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Vegan Creamy Vegetable Gratin Chop the broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Steam them for 5 minutes. If you;re using frozen or precooked vegetables, don't steam them. While the veggies are steaming, chop the onion and garlic finely and cook in the margarine or oil over medium heat. When the onion is translucent (do not brown), add the two tbsp of flour and whisk for 2 minutes until the flour is cooked. Meanwhile, start chopping the herbs and add them to the sauce along with the celery. Put the vegetables in the baking dish, pour the sauce and mix well. Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 or until the top is brown and serve. Serves 5 people. A great variation is to serve this over pasta!!!

Want Milk? Is Cow’s Milk Meant For Human Consumption? (Part 1) Milk is central to our development; it is universally accepted and understood that a mother’s milk is unequivocally what nature has planned for the growth of babies across all species. Not only does it provide essential nourishment, but by drinking it, a baby also shares its mothers immune system and gets the right balance of fats, proteins, vitamins, hormones, and enzymes for development. After a human mother has finished nursing her baby, something odd happens — a cow takes over! This makes us the only mammal on earth that is never really ever weaned. In fact, most people believe that their health will be jeopardized if they don’t consume dairy products. Humans weren’t designed with an odd gene flaw requiring us to drink the milk of other animals to grow, because every species has endemic traits that only apply to their specific type. Cow’s milk contains most of the same components as human breast milk, however, these components are not in the same amounts.

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Want Milk? The Bacterial Cocktail (Part 2) As we pointed out in the previous installment of this series, drinking cow’s milk is not only unnecessary, but it is also getting increasingly unsafe due to farming practices. There is no good reason why fully grown men and women need to consume milk, let alone milk from another species. This habit is only prevalent in the human race and goes beyond logic! In addition, evidence shows that nearly all cows (unless raised by you or a farm you know well) are full of toxins such as pesticides, antibiotics and hormones. Further, cow’s milk is allowed to have a legal amount of blood and pus cells in it. The Dairy Industry has developed a somatic (pus) cell count process, which means, the higher the cells, the higher quantity of pus in milk. While pasteurization (heating/boiling) reduces the number of viable microorganisms, it does not negate the effects of toxins produced by mastitis pathogens. You may like the taste and feel healthy and fine consuming dairy products.

Vegetarian Living Skip to Main Content PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Animals are not oursto eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. Vegan Food White Castle’s Veggie Sliders Are Now Vegan The times they are a-changin’, as burger chains such as White Castle offer vegan options. Read More Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream | Elana's Pantry | CC by 2.0 21 Reasons That New England Is the Place to Be for Vegan Ice Cream All of these shops carry vegan sorbet or ice cream options. Read More Want to Live Longer? These “Vegiterranean” recipes can help you get that healthy Mediterranean glow. Read More Celebs and Supporters Love PETA’s 35th Anniversary Menu PETA celebrated 35 years of victories for animals with a unique plant-based menu. Read More © Sweet Earth Foods Sweet Earth’s Newest Sammie Just Made Breakfast More Fun Spice up your morning with Sweet Earth’s new breakfast sandwich. Read More 31 Vegan Recipes for Every Day in October Read More © The Cheesecake Factory Read More Read More f

Want Milk? The Calcium Myth (Part 3) In our first two articles in this series, we tackled the question of whether humans need to consume milk and the health dangers of consuming milk. Now finally, we tackle the biggest misconception when it comes to dairy — CALCIUM! One of the most famous nutrients of all, which helps us develop strong bones, teeth and muscles. If humans stop drinking cows milk, where would we get our calcium from? But what about carnivorous animals? The only reason why people still believe that cow’s milk is the best, and perhaps even the sole source of calcium for human beings is because of the promotional efforts carried out by the dairy industry. Some researchers have also found that countries with the highest dairy consumption also have high rates of osteoporosis. Of course, humans do need a good supply of calcium in our diet, but cows milk is by no means the best source. We don’t need to consume milk produced by another species. Image Source: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3

Top 10 Best Countries to be Vegetarian Vegetarians will have a hard time traveling to certain countries, as meat is in the culture and can be included in everything. However, certain countries have large vegetarian populations and customs. 10. There is a large vegetarian culture in Canada, especially in big cities. 9. Because Israeli restaurants and supermarkets will often abide by Kosher laws, pork and shellfish are not served, and prepared food usually will not combine milk and meat. 8. Inspired by British culture, Hong Kong has many vegetarian options, that are not only Chinese food, but often Indian or Western inspired. 7. Especially around big cities like New York, San Francisco or Chicago, the US has many vegetarians. 6. Vegetarianism is accepted in Thailand, and many traditional Thai dishes with rice and noodles are meat-free and loaded with a wide range of fresh veggies. 5. Taiwan does offer vegetarian options, but it is difficult to navigate your options without knowing the language. 4. 3. 2. 1. What Next? Comments

Bittersweet — Secrets of Sugar Over the years, several studies have highlighted the various dangers of excessive sugar consumption, ranging from tooth decay and cardiovascular disease to obesity. While this should provide enough reasons to make everyone mindful of their sugar consumption habits; there exists other hidden dangers in sugar that should factor into the sugar choices of vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike. Refined Cane Sugar and Bone Char Refined sugar; one of the most common ingredients in processed food sold in the United States comes from two main sources; namely, beet sugar and cane sugar. Vegans rightfully cringe at the thought of consuming refined white cane sugars, as bone char is, simply, ground up cow bones! Even if you’re not vegan, you have reason to be concerned about refined sugars and bone char. Animal-Free Alternative In addition to 100% Pure Beet sugar, ‘Raw’ sugar is typically safe for vegans. The Bottom Line Image Source: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3

Tomato and Sweet Pepper Bisque and Grilled Daiya Sandwich « The Vegan Project I’ve been going through a lot of changes over the past couple of weeks and am finding these last few months of winter exhausting. While I was working over at Jessica’s place this morning, I felt myself in dire need of some comfort – a warm hug from mom at just the right moment. Unfortunately, my mom didn’t happen to be standing outside the door with open arms (but wouldn’t that have been cosmic if she had?) so I jumped in the kitchen and started to prepare the next best thing: tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. With a few tweaks to accommodate our now more refined (and vegan) palettes, I created a fresh tomato and sweet pepper bisque and a grilled Daiya sandwich that was reminiscent of a simpler time in our lives. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 small yellow onions, chopped 8 roma tomatoes, roughly chopped ($5.68 got 8 gorgeous roma tomatoes on sale at Choices) 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 1 bouillon cube ½ tsp cayenne 4 small, sweet red mini peppers, chopped 4 cups water Method:

7 Tips for Transitioning to a Healthier Diet Everywhere you turn these days you’ll find information about the benefits of eating healthy. We all know that eating less sugar and more fruits and vegetables will make us feel energized, healthier, and happier. But, beginning to make changes to your eating habits acan be daunting—especially if you’re not sure where to begin. Here are a few tips on how to incorporate healthier foods into your diet and be patient with yourself along the way. 1. Making any change in your life, especially related to food, is a process. 2. One of the reasons that many people give up on new goals is because they try to make too big of a change too quickly. 3. One of the best things that you can do for your health is to learn to make meals from scratch in your own kitchen. If you’re already kitchen-savvy, bump it up a notch. 4. If you find yourself relying on the same dinners every week or starting to lose momentum for making healthier changes, it’s time to get inspired! 5. 6. 7. - Simple-vegetarian-recipes and Vegetarian Recipe More Food Doesn’t Necessarily Mean More Nutrition As you’ve undoubtedly noticed, the desire to eat is an authoritative one. A basic primal instinct, appetite is among the most powerful human desires. It has served us exceptionally well for many thousands of years. As soon as the body begins running low on nutrients to fuel movement or rebuild body tissue, it sends a chemical signal from the brain to induce appetite, resulting in the consumption of food and an influx of nutrients (or so that’s the plan). Using white bread as an example, a whole loaf could be consumed, and while the stomach would be filled physically with the volume of the bread, the chemical hunger signals from the brain would continue. Lack of nutrients causes hunger and fuels disease We are living in a very strange time, a time in which people who are overweight or obese can be (and most likely are) malnourished. It all starts with the earth Food is really little more than a median for soil-based nutrients. Arable land is scarce. The solution

Roasted Cauliflower - Your Vegan Mom Totally addicting bar snack or nutritious side dish? You decide. I am completely fine with it being both. Incidentally, Desmond loves this as much as Paul and I do. Roasted Cauliflower 1 medium head cauliflowerabout 2 tablespoons canola oilabout 1/2 teaspoon garam masalaabout 1/2 teaspoon saltabout 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro (optional) Heat the oven to 400.