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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.
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.
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.
Waste cooking oil can be a problem and a pollutant. Unless it is disposed of properly, waste cooking oil clogs sewer pipes and damages water systems. However, it can be a solution to pollution when the oil is filtered and reused as fuel. GTECH Strategies, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit dedicated to community revitalization, has partnered with Fossil Free Fuel to recycle waste vegetable oil. Every gallon of oil collected and used as fuel reduces air pollution and climate change emissions by 80%. Learn how you can help!
You can go green with environmentally friendly polish in all the colors of the rainbow!
Karma Organic nail care products – nail polish remover and nail polish – can you make your nails beautiful in this life while they repair past neglect and prepare your nails for a healthy future. The polish remover is so outstanding it won Allure Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award in 2009.
We’ve found a terrific resource by vegan celebrity Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen has launched a vegan lifestyle section on her website entitled “Going Vegan With Ellen.” Ellen’s answers to the question “Why go vegan?” are simple and straightforward: (1) Do it for the planet (sustainable living), (2) do it for the animals, and (3) do it for yourself (health benefits galore). The website includes recipes, tips, and more!
Are you looking for environmentally-friendly, natural cleaning products? You can find safe, non-toxic products available commercially from companies like Ecover, Seventh Generation, Nellie’s All-Natural, and Green Works, or you can make your own cleaners from items already in your pantry. Check out our short list of home remedies and the standard recipes for homemade cleaning solutions.
Jump on the Plantwagon! Hollywood life has always been about the newest and hippest trends, and now it’s taken celebrity eating habits by storm. Vegan diets are now becoming a more common option to maintain a healthy weight, help the animals, and help the environment. Some like celebrity Alicia Silverstone have gone on to write [...]
Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper is one of the world’s most famous fitness instructors. He’s also now one of the most famous vegans. The long-time vegetarian went vegan for a reason that may be surprising. Even though you would expect him to be in perfect health, looks can sometimes be deceiving. After attending a routine physical three years ago, Bob Harper was shocked to learn that his cholesterol levels were too high. Once he made the lifestyle change, his cholesterol levels dropped an amazing 100 points!
Jessa Blades, Glamour Magazine’s Eco-Hero and founder of Blades Natural Beauty, shares her list of 30 ingredients to avoid in our personal care products. Jessa encourages us all to “Be curious” about what’s in our products and to vote with our wallet for safe, effective and healthy personal care products. You can also learn more from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
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.
Are you looking for a cool and refreshing dairy-free treat for company? Searching for vegan dishes to entertain anyone following a plant-based diet? We have an easy vegan chocolate dessert that is cool, delicious and super easy to make! The best part is that you can use common ingredients. This easy vegan dessert only has 6 ingredients!
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.