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Jesse and I cancelled cable TV this past week. As much as I adore getting lost in a captivating drama (ie. Homeland) or binge watching an adorable comedy (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), it was time to test out having no cable. For the summer, at least! Jesse and I want to get outside and enjoy the nice weather this summer – especially since our summers are so short here in Winnipeg! We want to spend our evenings sitting on the patio reading or going for long walks. There’s something to be said for spending time outside within nature. Or well…until mosquito season...
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Sometimes all I crave in a huge salad filled with delicious greens, crunchy vegetables and a simple vinaigrette. This is especially so after a long winter filled with heartier meals of chili, stew and lots of carb-centric pasta dishes. As much as I love a good bowl of pasta, the warmer weather has me craving lighter fare. In early spring, radishes and chives are at their best. Asparagus is also a spring-time favourite. In celebration of spring, I decided to combine all of my favourite spring veggies into one heaping meal-sized salad. To keep things fresh and light, I opted...
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Although I eat a lot whole grains, vegetables and legumes throughout the day, I have a bad habit of having something sweet after both lunch and dinner. It’s a habit that I’m trying to break, as I know sweet treats should be…well…treats! They should not be a twice-a-day sort of thing. Nor should they be full of processed sugar and oil. But I’m such a sucker for my mom’s vegan chocolate raspberry shortbread bars. *drools* As of late, I’ve been trying out different “treat” recipes that are made with natural sugars (mainly pure maple) and filled with both protein and fibre....
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Happy Thursday friends! One more sleep until the weekend! And if you are Canadian – it’s almost the long weekend! Originally, Jesse and I had planned to do a bunch of things outdoors, but it appears that it will be rainy all weekend. Ah well – time to cuddle up on the couch and have a Mighty Ducks marathon instead! *hehe* This week has been a lot of fun. I’ve been attending a week-long French intensive program at the University of St.Boniface here in Winnipeg. The course has been incredibly helpful. Even though I consider myself bilingual, I find it difficult...
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Just a quick post to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to all of the lovely mommas, mommas-to-be and animal mommas out there! A very special happy mother’s day goes out to my mom – the most beautiful woman, inside and out. Mom, I am so incredibly lucky to have you in my life. I count my lucky stars for being so blessed to have a mom like you. Thank you for always being so supportive, loving and always being there to make me laugh. You are my biggest cheerleader. Love you to bits! Lots of love to my wonderful grandma and...
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I have some exciting news to share! After a lot of soul searching and self reflection, I have decided to enrol in the Professional Culinary Nutrition Expert Program at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. The program is a distance education program developed by the incredibly inspiring Meghan Telpner – author of Undiet and The Undiet Cookbook. The curriculum focuses on honing your skills in the kitchen in addition to learning about how food can maintain good health and help people thrive. I really do think the program is the perfect fit for me, as it marries two of my passions – cooking...
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WHAT THE HEALTH is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. You WILL NOT believe what you’ll learn. www.whatthehealthfilm.com/ Check out the trailer here:
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We understand that some of our lovely vegan friends have stricter diets than others, whether their sensitive stomachs can’t handle gluten very well or they have issues with refined sugar products. So, we are happy to introduce another gluten-free, (mostly) refined-sugar-free, and of course Certified Vegan brand of cookies into our family! Maxine’s Heavenly has several GF/V flavors of your fav classic cookies. We were lucky enough to try all of them, and can say that, for a healthy cookie, they’re pretty darn good! ... read more
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The Animal Kill Counter: Basic Version << ADAPTT :: Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow Animals Slaughtered: 0 marine animals 0 chickens 0 ducks 0 pigs 0 rabbits 0 turkeys 0 geese 0 sheep 0 goats 0 cows and calves 0 rodents 0 pigeons and other birds 0 buffaloes 0 dogs 0 cats 0 horses 0 donkeys and mules 0 camels and other camelids
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The 2017 RVA Environmental Film Festival (EFF) is proud to announce that, with the support of Vegan Action as a sponsor, there will once again be no charge for admission to a spectacular showcase of over 20 films. Between February 6 and 18, these amazing documentaries will help raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. There is a variety of films for both children (The Lorax and Planetary) and adults with titles likeHow to Let Go ... read more
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All your vegan shopping from one site! The Vegetarian Site has been a supporter of Vegan Action for many years and we love all of the products they have to offer.
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It’s that time of year for cooking and baking and trying new recipes. Whether you are cooking for the vegans, vegetarians, or omnivores in your life, take the opportunity to show them how wonderful vegan food is. Share vegan food with someone – a coworker, a family member, a neighbor, a crush – who has never tried a vegan dish or dessert and inspire them to incorporate more plant based foods. We love Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Post Punk Kitchen. Find ... read more
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Listen up, woof-ers! Petcurean, a family-owned Canadian company that creates premium-quality pet food recipes by making sure your companion animal’s health is put first, has released a vegan dog food! For all-veggie dogs to canines with sensitive stomachs or allergies, the “Endless Valley” food under the new GATHER line is now available as a perfect, animal-friendly option for your tail-wagging friends. Note that Endless Valley is formulated for adult and senior dogs, so if you have a veg-head puppy, we suggest seeking an alternative! ... read more
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A Nielson report this year cited a 250 percent increase in almond milk sales in the last five years while the dairy industry lost more than $1 billion dollars! In addition the USDA reported that milk consumption has decreased by 37 percent since the 1970s. This positive trend is attributed to an increase in consumers’ concern for animal welfare, health issues, and climate change. We know that our planet cannot sustain the demand for dairy that currently exists and surely will not ... read more
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We are so excited to announce our newest Vegan Certified product, Hellmann’s Vegan spread. We’ve already had the chance to try it and it’s creamy and absolutely delicious. Look for it on the shelves this week!
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We think we’re going to start doing product announcements for some cool things we certify! That way, you know what has the Certified Vegan logo, meets the standards, and know what cool, new things to keep an eye out for. And there are ALWAYS cool vegan things to keep an eye out for! In the past week, we’ve certified: Sola Look‘s upcoming liquid-to-matte lipstick in collaboration with Instagram-fav @depechegurl! A beautiful neutral mauve launching this Friday, July 15. Vegan liquid-to-mattes ... read more
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Here we are for round three of our “Recently Certified” series. As we mentioned earlier, we’re going to start doing a weekly “round-up” of products we’ve certified! That way, you know what has the Certified Vegan logo, meets the standards, and know what cool, new things to keep an eye out for. And there are ALWAYS cool vegan things to keep an eye out for! In the past week, we’ve certified: – Sweet Anthem Handmade Perfumes line of perfumes, a gorgeous ... read more
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As we mentioned last week, we’re going to start doing a weekly “round-up” of products we’ve certified! That way, you know what has the Certified Vegan logo, meets the standards, and know what cool, new things to keep an eye out for. And there are ALWAYS cool vegan things to keep an eye out for! In the past week, we’ve certified: – Salt Way‘s ENTIRE skincare collection, ranging from body oils to bath bombs, salt scrubs and salt soaps. Salt Way’s ... read more
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Despite the heat, this year’s RVA VegFest went amazingly! Between awesome tablers and amazing food vendors, everyone who stopped by Bryan Park last Saturday had a blast. As the presenter of Richmond’s VegFest, we’re always looking to spice up our table. We tested out a few new things this year and were very happy with the outcome! This year, Vegan Action introduced: Virtual Reality Technology We replaced our DVD and tablet pay-per-views of previous years with some more updated technology. With ... read more
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“All it takes is two ingredients and our Costa Rican way of doing things for us to steal a few potato chip fans,” Natural Sins promises with their new line of Crispy Chips, which contain flavors like pineapple, mango, coconut and even beet! Their statement isn’t false; the fruit, which is sliced thinly and baked until crisp, mimics the classic potato chip, just without the carb-y, starch-y potato. The resulting chips are delicious, inherently gluten free, and of course, a better ... read more
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It’s WORLD OCEAN DAY – the perfect time to think about what you can do to make a difference – for the animals, for the environment, for your health – commit to reducing and eventually refusing all single use products!
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