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A Vegan guide to food waste management

A Vegan Guide to Food Waste Management

Special contribution by Jackie Americans are world leaders in many areas, but perhaps one of the things that the US can improve upon is food wastage. It is estimated that 50% of all produce goes to waste. That’s 60 million tons and $160 million worth of once perfectly good food. Vegans can take pride in knowing that a Vegan lifestyle is not just good for personal health, but for the environment as well. However, the rate at which fruits and vegetables go bad can mean we waste more than we’d like. So how should a vegan go about dealing with food waste? It all starts with understanding the implications. The waste implications...

20 amazing Vegan Slow-Cooker recipes for busy week nights

Vegan Slow-Cooker recipes

If you never have enough time to prepare a home-made dinner during those hectic week nights, a slow-cooker might become your best friend: it does all the work for you! I’ve assembled 25 of the best Vegan Slow-Cooker recipes so you can enjoy a home-cooked dinner every night. Hello my beautiful friends,as I’m writing this Europe (and the whole Northern Hemisphere actually) is being hit by a heat wave. All we’re having these days is fast, easy Summer meals but as the Autumn child that I am, I’m already dreaming and wishing for Fall to come soon. It’s only natural that I’m planning on all the great soups, stews and...

Health benefits of a Vegan diet

Health benefits of a Vegan diet

Special contribution by Jackie The number of Vegans has increased 360% in the last ten years, so one can imagine just how many people all around the world are turning towards Veganism for reasons related to both health and ethical issues. While being Vegan is a great way to boost your intake of vitamins, rid your body of harmful toxins, and even lose weight, the health benefits of a Vegan diet go far beyond just looking and feeling a little bit better. ⇻ read: Why Vegan? Not sure if you should go Vegan? Healthlabs.com has created a series of tests to check your food allergies, deficiencies and general wellness that we all should...

Dairy-free Vegan fruity popsicles

Vegan fruity popsicles

A delicious and healthy summer treat to cool down instantly: colorful and oh- so-easy-to-make Dairy-free Vegan fruity popsicles Hello my beautiful friends! Wouldn’t you agree, on a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a homemade fruity popsicle straight out of the freezer. Taking a bite out of these colorful treats is refreshingly yummy and also healthy at the same time. No chemical food dyes, no artificial sweeteners, just a few simple ingredients and fresh fruit. This type of healthy dessert is probably the easiest summer treat you can make, and I bet children will love to participate in the making, too. Just choose your favorite summer fruits and mix with...

Get rid of toxins: 7-day Vegan detox meal plan

7 day Vegan detox meal plan

Guest post by Helen Do you want to eat healthier for a week and easily get rid of toxins? Here is a 7 day Vegan detox meal plan you’ll love Toxins have a way of staying in our systems for a long time and the only way to get rid of them is through efficient detox diets. There are a lot of such diets advertised everywhere that you’d get dizzy trying to count them, but one thing’s for sure – vegetables are good for you! One of the most efficient ways to get rid of dangerous toxins in your system is to try eating vegetable-based meals for at least a...

Basil, Lemon & Ginger Green Smoothie

Basil, Lemon Ginger Green Smoothie

Guest post by Joey Are you looking for the perfect refreshing treat for a warm summer day? Look no further. This Basil Lemon Ginger Green Smoothie provides a unique and delicious flavor combination that’s perfect for sipping on the deck or near the pool—or just to jump start your morning as you head out for the day. This simple and easy recipe requires only six ingredients (and one of those is water!), and it blends together in one easy step. It mixes the sweetness of banana, the zest of a lemon, the freshness of basil, and the zing of ginger with the nutritional benefits of kale. The kale also gives...

How to make a Vegan antipasto platter

How to make a Vegan antipasto platter

If you’re looking for a really easy and fun entertaining idea, learn how to make a Vegan antipasto platter that everybody will enjoy! Hello my beautiful friends, the sweet long summer nights are finally here, and so is entertaining and dining al fresco season. If you’re looking for a really easy and fun entertaining idea, why not try what we call “apéro dinatoire” in France , a particularly informal and lovely type of gathering which consists of so many antipasti, bruschette, appetizers, dips and mezze (plus drinks) that you make a whole dinner out of it – no need for entrée or main course – just many wonderful little bites of...

Easy Vegan Summer lunch ideas in under 10 minutes

Easy Vegan Summer lunch ideas in under 10 minutes

With these Easy Vegan Summer lunch ideas your next healthy, yummy and amazing meal is just minutes away! Hello my beautiful friends! Technically it’s still Spring, and yet here temperatures have been rising so quickly that most days it feels like Summer. I am a firm believer that warmer months are for taking it easy in the kitchen, that’s why today we’re going through some amazing quick and easy Vegan summer lunch ideas that will be ready in under 10 minutes. With these recipes, you won’t have to spend time at the stove, and you will have time to do all the wonderful things Summer days are made for: outdoor...

The ultimate Chocolate-chip Cookies

The ultimate Chocolate-chip Cookies

These Vegan Chocolate chip cookies are a chocolate-chip cookie lover’s dream-come-true: soft and chewy, with loads of dark chocolate chunks and the perfect texture to be dunked in some cold plant-based milk for the ultimate comfort food ♡ Hello my beautiful friends! As a food lover and recipe developer, I always try to come up with new recipes, but many times I realize that what you really want, is to go back to the basics. Especially when they’re new to the Vegan lifestyle or simply Veg-curious, my readers write me telling they would want to eat the foods they already love but in a plant-based version. And that’s why today...

Avoiding A Food Feud: Catering For A Vegan Party

Avoiding A Food Feud: Catering For A Vegan Party

Special contribution by Jackie What is life without family and friends? Everyone knows the importance of setting time aside to spend with those closest to us. However, as soon as you add food to the mix, socializing can become a whole lot harder. Despite the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, it is estimated that only roughly 1% of the global population follow veganism. Therefore, it’s pretty likely that at least some of your nearest and dearest might not share your diet! On the other hand, veganism is a growing movement, with the number of US consumers identifying as vegan growing by 5% since 2014. This makes it more important than...

How to make your own Vegan Honey

Homemade Vegan Honey

This plant-based, Vegan honey is made with just a few natural ingredients and wild flowers you can pick up while taking a walk this Spring. Gather some Dandelions and Rose buds and make the most amazing homemade Vegan Honey ever Hello my beautiful friends! Today I want to share with you an easy way to make your own 100% plant-based, Vegan Honey with natural ingredients you can pick up while taking a walk among wild flowers. But don’t pick too many! Just enough to make a couple of jars of Vegan honey, and leave the rest to the bees and butterflies ;-) Even if there are quite a few recipes...

Green Goddess Spinach Pesto to glow from within

Green Goddess Spinach Pesto

Glow from within with this versatile, nutrient-packed Green Goddess Spinach Pesto packed-full of vitamins, antioxidants and macronutrients Hello my beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing with you a super simple yet super healthy recipe for Green Goddess Spinach Pesto to glow from within. This creamy, tasty, inexpensive and versatile pesto can be made in under 5 minutes and goes well with just about everything: pasta, of course, but also rice, zoodles, potatoes, soups, not to mention it’s absolutely perfect in sandwiches for picnic season! Every time I see fresh spinach at the supermarket, I make sure to buy at least one big bag. Fresh spinach is delicious both raw and cooked,...

Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake

This Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake is an egg-free, dairy-free, 1-bowl chocolate lover’s dream come true, And it only requires 7 ingredients, so easy to make! This cake is perfect to be eaten on a Spring afternoon with a cup of coffee or tea. Hello my beautiful friends! The first time I had this traditional Italian cake, I was at a nice place along the beach in Ostia, not far from Rome, on the first warm day of the year when you can sit on a terrace looking out at the sea, listening to the waves and the seagulls. Perhaps that’s why I associate it with Spring ♥ That day, I...

Is Veganism impacting factory farming?

Is Veganism impacting factory farming?

Guest post by Craig Hello my beautiful friends! Today we have a special guest post by Craig, the editor of Green & Growing, a very interesting site that covers topics such as renewable energy, green living, sustainability and more. So welcome Craig as he shares with us an informative view of Veganism and its impact on factory farming. How Veganism Affects Factory Farming Factory farming is an animal rights issue that has gained increasing attention in recent years for its gruesome and horrific practices against farm animals in order to increase profit. Animal overcrowding in small, unsanitary spaces and genetic manipulation of the animals are some of the methods used...

The ultimate Easter & Springtime Vegan recipe collection

The ultimate Easter & Springtime Vegan recipe collection

Get those veggie quiches, chocolate eggs and pastel-colored carrot cakes ready, Easter is in just a few days! Hello my beautiful friends, Easter is in just a few days!!! :-O Today I share with you the ultimate Easter & Springtime Vegan recipe collection with the help of some fabulous fellow bloggers. These Vegan Easter recipes will help you find and choose the perfect dish that will impress your guests for your Spring feast, Easter brunch, Easter lunch, or Easter Monday picnic – a Vegan selection to bring back the most beloved memories or make new ones. Whether you’re looking for a meatless, healthier, plant-based option, a Vegan-friendly recipe or you...

Colcannon-inspired Vegan Potato soup

Colcannon-inspired Vegan Potato soup

A hearty Colcannon-inspired Vegan Potato Soup with loads of potatoes, leeks, onions, fresh spinach, cannellini beans and soy cream Hello my beautiful friends, recently on TV we heard that the average person in France consumes around 13 liters of soups per year, Fabien and I looked at each other, giggled and said “yeah, right, we probably have 13 liters per month!” :D I guess we do raise the national average by far. As you probably know by now, we have tons of soups in this house and I mostly just make my own recipes as I go. But when one really stands out I can’t help but write it down,...