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New to the vegan lifestyle?  Asking yourself, “How do I eat ‘vegan’?” Start Here!  It’s easy to follow a healthy, plant-based diet and we can show you how! 

Looking for inspiration?  Read one of our interviews with vegan doctors, vegan entrepreneurs, vegan chefs, and vegan athletes who are making positive changes in this world.  We also have lifestyle information about vegan travel, tips for entertaining, and ways to be green with environmentally friendly cleaning products and personal care products.

Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day,  shares her ideas to help us be vegan on a budget, and we can catch a glimpse of the vegan lifestyle in other countries with our Vegans Around the World series.

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Karine Brighten’s San Francisco Health and Fitness Retreat

Karine Brighten’s San Francisco Health and Fitness Retreat

  by Heather Schall-Lucas Are you looking for something fun to do in San Francisco? Grab your sneakers and check out Karine Brighten’s 1-day health and fitness retreat on Saturday, September 20! Enjoy gorgeous scenery in the Lands End picnic area while health and fitness professionals show you how to easily transition to a plant-based [...]

Seasonal Eating

Seasonal Eating

  by Aurelia d’Andrea There are so many things to love about summertime, beginning with the colorful bounty of fresh, sun-ripened fruits and vegetables available at our local produce markets. There’s nothing quite like fresh corn-on-the-cob and juicy, just-picked peaches to remind us just how tasty summer can be.  If you’re not already buying in-season [...]

Vegetarian Summerfest, July 2 – 6 2014

Vegetarian Summerfest, July 2 – 6 2014

  By Aurelia d’Andrea Every summer for the last 40 years, people of all dietary persuasions have flocked to the tiny metropolis of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for one very special reason:  Vegetarian Summerfest. This five-day food-and-fun extravaganza hosted by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS), is North America’s longest running vegetarian festival, and arguably one of [...]

5 Great Vegan Gifts for Father’s Day

5 Great Vegan Gifts for Father’s Day

Vegan dads out there, let’s give you a round of applause for being extraordinary caregivers. You deserve all the wonderful things that life has to offer, including these special treats that every father can enjoy. No need to go bonkers searching for the perfect gift for pop this year! Here’s some fun ideas to say [...]

6 Tips for a Delicious Vegan Memorial Day

6 Tips for a Delicious Vegan Memorial Day

Get ready for an amazing Memorial Day barbecue by learning how to go beyond the typical veggie burger with some help from Brian Patton, author of The Sexy Vegan Cookbook and Happy Hour at Home. Brian, aka The Sexy Vegan, is an expert at turning your farmer’s market into an instant feast. He shares a [...]

Palm Oil: 5 Easy Steps for Compassionate Consumers

Palm Oil: 5 Easy Steps for Compassionate Consumers

   By Aurelia d’Andrea Many of us are on a constant quest to become better consumers. We buy organic plant-based foods, choose natural products that are cruelty-free, and opt for fair-trade whenever we can. But what if our favorite vegan, cruelty-free, fair-trade product is made with palm oil—the production of which destroys the tropical habitats [...]

7 Tips for a Fun Vegan Easter Celebration

7 Tips for a Fun Vegan Easter Celebration

If you think that vegans have to skip out on the Easter festivities because the holiday is centered on eggs, there are tons of great plant-based options for your celebration. From putting together the perfect Easter basket to delicious recipes for a proper feast, here are several ideas to enjoy Easter vegan-style. 1. Order a [...]

Chipotle Expands Vegan Sofritas Option

Chipotle Expands Vegan Sofritas Option

When I drove my mom from San Francisco to Los Angeles, we made a pit stop off the 5 freeway around 6pm. I was nervous that the only thing I could eat as a vegan was a Clif bar at the nearest gas station until I spotted a Chipotle, which was like seeing a glass [...]

7 Great Vegan Game Day Snacks

7 Great Vegan Game Day Snacks

  With the frenzy of March Madness college basketball coming up, there’s always a need for savory snacks before the first tip off. If you think that vegan snacks are only hummus and crudités, think again. These plant-based versions of hearty appetizers are simple to make and even easier to eat. Whoever you’re rooting for [...]

12 Tips for an Amazing Vegan Valentine’s Day

12 Tips for an Amazing Vegan Valentine’s Day

If you haven’t figured out what to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, have no fear. Here are 12 great suggestions for the herbivore in your life. If you’re single, think about gifting your best friend some sweets or a make them a fancy dinner with the featured recipes. Valentine’s Day is all about love, [...]

Original Cheerios Now Non-GMO!

Original Cheerios Now Non-GMO!

  We’re seeing big changes in the world being led with one small O.  General Mills announced that it would source original flavor Cheerios exclusively with non-GMO ingredients. The company stated that the oats were never GMO, but other ingredients such as the beet sugar, may have been.  As part of the reformulation, General Mills [...]

New Year, New You: The Vegan Edition

New Year, New You: The Vegan Edition

By Aurelia d’Andrea   January 1 holds the promise of fresh starts and bright beginnings, which often manifest in that beloved annual tradition, the New Year’s resolution. If 2014 is the year you’ve pledged to lose weight, usher in healthier eating habits, and increase your energy levels, there’s good news: Going vegan can help turn [...]

Easy Vegan Holiday Entertaining Tips

Easy Vegan Holiday Entertaining Tips

The holidays are a wonderful time to bring together your friends and family to celebrate the joys of the year. If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or an omnivore and want to host a party full of delicious appetizers and traditional desserts—check out my guide to hosting a veg-friendly party. If you’re heading to a friend’s party [...]

The Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving Menus

The Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving Menus

I absolutely love Thanksgiving—a holiday centered on delicious fall food—yes, please. If you’re new to vegan eating or have vegetarian/vegan friends coming over for dinner, have no fear. You don’t have to nibble on carrots while everyone else feasts. There are tons of vegan simple side dishes, enticing entrees, and yummy desserts out there. You [...]

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Wishing all Moms everywhere a wonderful, special day!    

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving with Robin Robertson

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving with Robin Robertson

Thanksgiving is that magical time of year when friends and family gather to celebrate shared connections, express gratitude, and to enjoy home-cooked meals in a warm and festive environment. You may already be thinking: What kind of meal do I make? How do I cook it? Will my guests like what I serve? Thankfully, there are resources aplenty for those who want to prepare delicious, comforting, plant-based meals that will satisfy guests of all dietary persuasions.

Easy as Pie: Vegan Baking Tips from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Easy as Pie: Vegan Baking Tips from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

The pleasures of the yuletide season are many, but for some of us, the list can be narrowed down to just three: cookies, cake, and pie. The sweet allure of those ubiquitous holiday treats is hard to resist this time of year, especially when you toss in the homey smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, revered author and founder of Compassionate Cook, teaches us how to veganize our holiday favorites. Tell us what you’d most like to veganize this holiday for your chance to win a membership to Colleen’s 30-day Vegan Challenge program!

What Do Vegans Eat? (ie. What the Heck Is a Vegan Diet?)

What Do Vegans Eat?  (ie. What the Heck Is a Vegan Diet?)

People across the globe are turning to plants for sustenance. We hear the words vegan diet and plant-based diet, but what exactly IS a vegan diet? And what do vegans eat? If you’ve been thinking about eating more whole veggies and plant-based sources of protein, even perhaps becoming a vegan, read on.

Treat Yourself with So Delicious Dairy Free Frozen Desserts and Help the Brees Dream Foundation

Treat Yourself with So Delicious Dairy Free Frozen Desserts and Help the Brees Dream Foundation

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? As you’re cooling off this summer, your So Delicious Dairy Free ice cream purchases can help improve the quality of life of cancer patients and families in need through the Brees Dream Foundation! So Delicious Dairy Free has committed to donate a minimum of $50,000 to the Brees Dream Foundation and will donate .75% of net sales of all frozen desserts throughout the months of July and August, with no cap. What a wonderful gift! We can stay cool, enjoy a sweet treat, and help make the lives of others better.

Yummy Plants Vegan Recipe for “Fancy Macaroni & Cheese with Peas and Mushrooms” Featured in This Week’s So Delicious Contest!

Yummy Plants Vegan Recipe for “Fancy Macaroni & Cheese with Peas and Mushrooms” Featured in This Week’s So Delicious Contest!

Vote for the Yummy Plants recipe in this week’s So Delicious® Dairy Free SO Much to Love Giveaway and you’ll have a chance to win great prizes like an iPad3, a catered champagne and dessert for 10, and free coupons from Whole Foods!