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Speed Vegan: A Quick & Easy Guide to Vegan Cooking

The path to a vegan lifestyle is not always a straight line! Read about Master Chef Alan Roettinger’s discoveries as he explored the wondrous world of food and the joys of a plant-based lifestyle.

Travel the World Vegan-Style with The Healthy Voyager!

The Healthy Voyager is a web, radio, and TV series that shows us how easy (and fun) it is to follow a plant-based life at home and abroad. Created by Carolyn Scott-Hamilton in 2006, The Healthy Voyager offers travel tips, healthy lifestyle tips, product reviews, and recipes!

Spork Foods of LA & Vegan Cookbook: Spork-Fed!

Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. Spork Foods was also a winner of the 2010 VegNews Veggie Awards!

NuGo Nutrition Celebrates 10 Years of Yummy Vegan Foods!

Have you even been stuck at an airport and hungry but couldn’t find anything vegan to eat? You marched from one refreshment area to another – to the drumbeat of a growling tummy – looking for that elusive morsel, a vegan snack. Fortunately, those days are over and vegan travel has become easier!

Jessa Blades Gives Us the Skinny on Healthy Skin Care!

Most of us don’t think about the ingredients in the skin care and body care products we buy.  But we should.  The lotions, creams, soaps, scrubs, and hair color we apply to our bodies enter our bloodstream through our skin. If the products contain contaminants or toxins, we absorb them and they can make us sick. Natural Beauty Expert and Make-up Artist Jessa Blades, founder of Blades Natural Beauty, has made it her business to help women look and feel gorgeous, using only organic make-up and beauty products.

Sustaining the Future: Compass Green

As the Earth’s climate changes, droughts and depleted soil threaten agriculture worldwide. However, there’s good news because new, sustainable farming methods can keep the planet green and growing. Justin Cutter and Nick Runkle, the two twenty-something New York founders of the Compass Green Project, are men on a mission to spread the word and teach the techniques of sustainable agriculture across the USA and beyond.

Meet Gnosis “Chocolate Girl” Vanessa Barg and Her Raw Vegan Chocolate Superfood!

Researchers have found that alkaloids in chocolate – especially in raw chocolate – support heart health, lower blood pressure, and interact with neurotransmitters which stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain. This little cacao bean, the source of all our chocolate delight, was first cultivated more than three thousand years ago in Mexico and Central and South America. Meet Gnosis Chocolate founder, Vanessa Barg, aka “Chocolate Girl” and learn about their yummy and healthful treats!

Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses Weightloss Using a Vegan Diet

Physician, nutrition researcher, author, and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard is a vegetarian and a leading proponent of a plant-based diet. Dr. Barnard spoke to our Yummy Plants reporter about his latest book, 21- Day Weight Loss Kickstart. The Kickstart is an easy weightloss plan using a vegan diet. Dr. Barnard found that participants on the vegan diet burned 16% more calories in the after-meal period than those who were on a traditional diet!

Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses the Benefits of a Vegan Diet

This is the first article of a two-part series featuring an interview with Dr. Neal Barnard. Physician, nutrition researcher, author, and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard is a vegetarian and a leading proponent of a plant-based diet. His most recent book, 21- Day Weight Loss Kickstart, proposes a vegan diet for healthful nutrition and easy weight loss. In today’s interview, Dr. Barnard answers our reporter’s questions about plant-based nutrition and health.

Redefining Raw: Meet Brad Gruno, Founder of Brad’s Raw Foods

During our experiment with a raw plant-based diet, we fell in love with the super yummy AND crunchy treats from Brad’s Raw Foods. We are excited to bring you the amazing story behind founder Brad Gruno’s journey into raw and his passion for bringing healthy snacks to America. Thank you Brad, we LOVE your chips!

I Healed Chronic Joint Pain with a Vegan Diet!

I’m Rebecca Gilbert, the founder of Yummy Plants and the author of It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan.  My life profoundly changed by shifting to a plant-based diet.  My body actually healed!  If you know anyone who is suffering from chronic joint pain, please send them this story. I wish someone had told me earlier about the [...]