August 2012 Blog Posts (40)

Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorjee Rinpoche

Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorjee Rinpoche is one of the most accomplished Tibetan Buddhist Yogis alive today. He was born in June, 1913 in Kham, Tibet. He rescues millions of animals each year and has been a strict vegetarian for over forty five years. .. Read More from the link…

Added by Danii Chong on August 29, 2012 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment


Especismo (para los que desconozcan su significado)- existencia de una discriminación moral basada en la diferencia de especie animal.

La ignorancia es la primera línea de defensa del especista, sin embargo es quebrantable por cualquiera con tiempo y determinación por conocer la verdad. La ignorancia ha prevalecido durante tanto tiempo solo porque la gente no quiere conocer la verdad. Deseamos continuar siendo ignorantes ante una verdad que nos podría producir culpabilidad. No se…


Added by Mary Greg Jesus on August 26, 2012 at 12:19am — 2 Comments

Almost Raw Vegan Peach Cheesecake

The weather is cooling and fall has crept in.  Usually it waits for Labor Day weekend. But not this year.  Even though it's sunny the mornings and evenings have been much cooler.  The peaches are done, I have the jars of sliced peaches, some dried and in the freezer, and then some just frozen and ready for smoothies or a quick cobbler in November. It was a tasty job. I've had peaches for dinner a couple nights this week. I'll be putting up tomatoes next, some this weekend and the rest next…


Added by on August 25, 2012 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

Opinions of GMO

There is obviously a lot of controversy surrounding genetically modified food. Curious as to some of your opinions! I really hadn't studied much up on it, and came across an article which mentioned it. My nutrition professor is very lovely, but it is really had to pull definite answers out of her, she doesn't seem to want to take a stand on certain things and offend people.

The article:

The Promise of Biotechnology…


Added by Lauren Woods on August 24, 2012 at 12:59am — 7 Comments

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Added by Xiao Kang on August 24, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

farm to fridge

I've seen some sicking videos about factory farming but I came across this one to day called Farm to fridge and I cried during the whole thing and I had to close my eyes at times..if anyone questions why I am a vegetarian I will show them this video.. transitioning to being vegan:)

Added by rhondag2011 on August 22, 2012 at 2:11am — 3 Comments

The Value of Sprouts

Sprouts: Year-Round Vitamins

Sprouts are one of the most complete and nutritional of all foods tested. Sprouts are real 'Life Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins, and Enzymes. Their nutritional value was discovered by the Chinese thousands of years ago. Recently, in the USA, numerous scientific studies suggest the importance of sprouts in a…


Added by Xiao Kang on August 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

VEGAN. For the People. For the Planet. For the Animals.

People everywhere are making choices more connected with their values.

We are simplifying our lives, buying less and living more because we know that the Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone's need, but not everyone's greed.



Added by Xiao Kang on August 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

veg or not

     I have been a vegetarian for a year as most of you know, and  at this point I am having some issues that I need advice about. My husband just lost his job, we went the unemplorment office, then Social Services to get food stamps, have not heard from anyone yet.

     While we are waiting the food is running out. Our daughter and  her boyfriend gave bought us some food, which is mostly meat. There are some beans as well. My husband told me that I may have to go back to…


Added by Angelina Janette Roberts (Angie) on August 19, 2012 at 12:47am — 5 Comments

Grow a Garden from Kitchen Scraps

Looking for an easy green project for the weekend? How about growing your own organic garden from the veggie scraps you would normally trim away and toss in the compost bin?

Check out my DIY video, it's so simple!
Detailed planting instructions HERE

Added by Veggietorials on August 18, 2012 at 4:06am — 7 Comments

This Tiny Duckling Made A Big Friend! Watch Their Adorable Interaction

This gentle pit bull is a total sweetheart! Watch as she becomes friends with a fuzzy yellow duckling in the video below. This interaction is too cute for words!

Source: Michael Smith via…


Added by Xiao Kang on August 17, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Braised Shiitake Inari Sushi

It's still wayyyy too hot to cook, so I've been enjoying these savory sushi pockets. Add quinoa instead of rice to bump up the nutrition. Recipe …


Added by Veggietorials on August 15, 2012 at 7:27am — No Comments

Vegan remedies for migraines?

I've always had pretty severe migraines; I've had a lot less since becoming vegan, but they'll still come, and if I don't take medication, then sometimes I am incapacitated by them and can't even get out of bed. Does anyone else suffer from migraines? What do you use? Would prefer to not take medication at all.

Added by Lauren Woods on August 11, 2012 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

When Do We Let Go of Our Ethics?

We stress so much importance that human beings are not superior to animals, it shocks me some people would suggest that animal right's tower above the rights of people. That in sending a message, we should ignore the methods of which we go about them, and take no responsibility, and guffaw about the rights of fellow human's like it's a big joke and we're all in grade school.

A vegetarian I follow recently posted this:

"What if all women were bigger and stronger than…


Added by Lauren Woods on August 10, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Why Honey isn't Vegan

Many people with omnivorous eating habits understand the basics of vegan living, that most vegans don't eat or wear meat or animal products or by-products. Yet many of these same people are taken aback when a vegan explains that she won't eat honey. They don't understand why a vegan wouldn't eat honey. Here's why.

Vegans choose their particular lifestyle…


Added by Xiao Kang on August 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Vegetarian? Vegan? Raw Diet! What’s the difference?

By Julia Driggers RD LDN

Plant-based diets are gaining momentum and becoming more mainstream. Pop your head into any grocery store and you’ll be able to find numerous products marked “Vegetarian” or “Certified Vegan.” It can be difficult to know…


Added by Xiao Kang on August 9, 2012 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Breaking the Fast

By Debbie King MS RD LD

The word breakfast literally comes from the Breaking of the Fast. Before we had electric lights everywhere, when the sun went to bed, so did we. There was no midnight snack because we were up before the dawn and sacked out through the night after a hard day in our agrarian…


Added by Xiao Kang on August 9, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Happiness Begins with Veggies!

By Diana Cullum-Dugan, RD, LDN, RYT

If there was an eating style that made you happy, would you do it?

What if that same eating style helped keep your weight in the healthy range?  And reduced your risk of breast, bladder, and other cancers?  Would you then?…


Added by Xiao Kang on August 9, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Vegan Teen Athlete

By Julia Driggers RD LDN

Being a vegan teen athlete is not complicated. It is easy for teens to receive proper nutrition for sporting events by eating a variety of foods. In general, teen athletes should receive the majority of their calories from complex carbohydrates, a moderate amount from protein, and a moderate to low amount from…


Added by Xiao Kang on August 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

It's Never Too Late To Live Longer

Eat Healthy After 70 & You'll Boost Chances of Reaching 80 by 24%

Say you've made it to the ripe old age of 70 after a lifetime of not-so-great eating habits -- why change now?

Because you may live longer,…


Added by Xiao Kang on August 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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