Hydrating and Alkalizing Green Juice

My diet is mainly macrobiotic, meaning that I eat lots of cooked seasonal vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Back in my earlier days of being vegan, I experimented with trying a raw diet because it seemed like a potentially healthier lifestyle. This phase did not last very long, because I found that especially when the weather gets cold here in New York, I need warming, grounding foods to feel balanced and satiated.

That said, I …

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Omnivore or Herbivore?

As humans, we usually accept as a given that we can eat just about anything, and therefore we are omnivores.

However, when you compare the teeth and digestive systems carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores, what emerges is the truth that, anatomically and physiologically, we share little in common with carnivores and omnivores, and that we in fact have the classic characteristics of herbivores.

In this post we will delve deep into the controversial topic of omnivore …

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More Must-Watch Documentaries

So many amazing documentaries are coming out all the time about vegan diets, animal welfare, and the environment. In my previous post about documentaries Must-Watch Documentaries, I listed some of the absolute must-see films about these topics.

But there are many more documentaries that I consider to be essential viewing. So if you’ve watched Forks Over Knives, Eating, Earthlings, Blackfish, Cowspiracy, etc. definitely move on to these ones.

These documentaries aren’t necessarily fun to …

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Chia Seed Pudding

This fresh, filling, and delicious chia seed pudding is unlike most breakfast recipes in that you prepare it the night before, and it only takes 5 minutes to make. It’s also rich in beneficial nutrients. Coconut milk is high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s), fatty acids which may boost our metabolism. It also has a very creamy texture. Chia seeds – often touted as superfoods – are packed with fiber, protein, and omega-3’s, in …

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Not Your Mom, Not Your Milk

Have you ever paused to consider the fact that not only are we humans the only species to consume milk into adulthood, but that we’re the only species to ingest the milk of another species? Most people haven’t, and indeed I myself never contemplated the absurdity of this fact until after I became vegan.

The dairy industry doesn’t want you to think about how completely unnatural it is for humans to drink the milk of …

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Chickpea Flour Omelet with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

Chickpea flour omelets are one of my favorite breakfast recipes. They’re super-easy to make, high in protein, fiber, and iron, and delicious when combined with the right ingredients.

This particular chickpea flour concoction is inspired by an omelet I loved at a diner my mom and I used to go to all the time when I was younger. The diner’s still there but I don’t go anymore, because they don’t have much veg-friendly fare. Luckily, …

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The Best Vegan Avocado Toast

There’s a reason why millenials love avocado toast… it’s easy, healthy, and delicious!

This version drizzled with lemon juice and coconut oil, and topped with sea salt, hemp seeds, and crushed red pepper is the one I always make. It’s loaded with healthy fats and fiber, but not overly filling, making it the perfect light meal to have in the morning, or to enjoy as an afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread. I
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Charred Kale with Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt

Do you ever feel like you just want something easy but healthy, while also tasty and comforting for dinner? I’ll often make this recipe for sautéed kale along with some potato rounds for a light dinner if I’ve had a heavy lunch or am too tired to make anything that requires forethought or energy and it always winds up being just what I needed.

People are often surprised how delicious a big plate of …

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Vegan Mac & “Cheese”

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of homemade mac and cheese? I thinkest not. There are tons of vegan mac and cheese recipes out there, but I have been refining my own version over the years. The creaminess of the cashews, the cheddary-ness of the nutritional yeast, and the tartness of lemon or lime juice create a very cheesy taste and texture. I normally use chickpea shells instead of macaroni, as I personally …

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Potato Rounds

Grounding, filling, earthy, comforting… these are some of the words that come to mind when I think about potatoes. In my opinion, these’s no better snack or (really) lazy dinner than some baked potato slices.

Like most others, I had been raised thinking that potatoes were empty, fattening calories. However, when I began trying intuitive eating a few years ago, I started to sense that they weren’t as bad as they had been made out …

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