Nadia Murray-Ragg

Vegan Investor Launches ‘Clean Meat’ Pet Food Startup in a Bid to Tackle Climate Change

Ryan Bethencourt of the Vegan Mafia investors, (the name a subtle homage to Silicon Valley’s “PayPal Mafia”) has just announced his latest startup – a ‘clean meat’ pet food company: Wild Earth. Bethencourt and Ron Shigeta have funded and supported many vegan companies during their four years of business. These include Memphis Meats, Finless Foods, New Wave Foods, Miraculex, The Notco and many more. Bethencourt claims “over the last four years of accelerating and disrupting multiple industries through biology and building out Indiebio”, Ron and he came to a realisation. He says it’s clear that the food industry was lacking innovation and...

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What To Do When You’re Craving Dairy Milk Chocolate But You’re Vegan AF

So, you’re sitting in the office, at home reading a book, scrolling through social media, whatever you’re doing – and it hits you — like a monster truck. If you don’t get creamy, dairy-rich milk chocolate to eat right away, someone’s going to get hurt. Sound familiar? Here’s a run-down of why you get cravings for dairy milk chocolate and how to satisfy them, as a vegan. What To Do When You’re a Vegan Craving Dairy Milk Chocolate Why? Often cravings for chocolate indicate that your body is warning you of magnesium deficiency. Cacao and cocoa solids are high...

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This is How to Personalize the Google App So You Only See Vegan Recipes

When searching Google for vegan recipes and meal ideas, you’re bound to come across some options which aren’t suitable for your diet. Whatever the case, worry not — there is a modern solution. Results for your Internet searches via Google are not random – they are based on your previous search history and your other interests – have it a good or bad thing, everything is custom-tailored to you. However – as The New York Times just shared – there is an element of control which you hold for the results you see, especially when it comes to recipes....

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A Vegan Guide to 13 Unusual Ingredients in Plant-Based Recipes

If you’re a newbie to the wide and wonderful world of veganism – or simply veg-curious and have been browsing though recipes for food inspiration – chances are, you’re unfamiliar with some (or many) of the unusual (yet amazing) ingredients required. You can find simple recipes to help start your journey and you certainly don’t have to eat these 13 things – but they are commonly associated with a vegetarian/vegan diet and are often required (and very useful) when replacing animal products. So – if you’re lost or inquisitive – this helpful guide is for you! A Guide to...

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L.A.’s Only Vegan Pizzeria Wins the Heart of Former CNN Anchor

Animal rights activist and former CNN host Jane Velez-Mitchell recently visited what could be the best pizzeria in L.A. for vegans  – Cruzer Pizza. In a video as part of the Jane UnChained video series, #LunchBreakLive, viewers are shown how to make a “spectacular vegan pizza”, with Daiya’s vegan cheese, courtesy of the folks at Cruzer Pizza. Jane, who is a vegan herself, calls this episode a “very special Lunch Break Live“, before adding “here we are learning from master chefs Sami and Spencer, how to make incredible vegan food.” The CNN and FOX News reporter exclaims “look at that!” as...

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30 Vegan Recipes for People Wanting to Eat Plant Based This January

January can be a tricky month for food with people trying to avoid roast dinners at all costs, and some people embarking on healthier lifestyles. Many people choose to take the Veganuary challenge, a way to take your first steps into veganism with a whole month of support and resources. So, in honor of this, and to give those going vegan this month a helping hand, we have scoured the internet and compiled 30 vegan recipes to inspire, motivate and keep your tummies full. That’s one recipe for each day of the month! If you need an extra helping...

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9 Reasons Why Pigs are Basically Just Pink Dogs

Despite the thorough and consistent evidence that pigs are more intelligent than dogs and have booming social lives too, dogs are (for the most part) regarded as ‘mans best friend’; treated with love and affection – whereas, pigs are bred, farmed and slaughtered for food. But, do we really want to be eating pigs, or cuddling them? Here are 9 reasons that show how dogs and pigs and pigs are dogs. 9 Reasons Why Pigs are Basically Just Pink Dogs 1. They’re Sentient  The definition of sentience is: “having the power of perception by the senses; conscious/characterized by sensation...

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Nike Promote Vegan Diet in Latest Commercial Featuring NBA Star Kyrie Irving

In Nike’s latest ad, vegan NBA star Kyrie Irving shows off his impressive dribbling skills and creates his ‘ideal world’. When asked how he “learned to do that”, his answer may come at a surprise for Nike athletic-fanatics. Irving accredits his abilities to something simple: “a plant based diet”. This big-brand commercial features Celtics point guard to promote his new sports line, the Kyrie 4 Collection. Named #findyourgroove – the ad opens with a Sun Tzu quote and follows Kyrie as he dribbles the ball to the Boston Philharmonic. Irving, an athlete already known for following a vegan diet,...

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Las Vegas Goes “Las Vegan” for the Month of January

Thanks to Vegans, Baby (a comprehensive online guide to vegan life in Las Vegas), Las Vegas is taking a huge step in the name of veganism this January. (You can join the movement too, wherever you are, by signing up here.) Vegans, Baby said their initiative is “to make being vegan in Las Vegas more accessible — we’ve curated partnerships with some of our favorite restaurants in Las Vegas with vegan offerings to bring you dynamic, delicious and diverse dining options across the Valley for the entire month.“ A press release from Vegans, Baby stated “Acknowledging the exploding vegan...

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Why People are Investing in Ethical Vegan Finance

With topical issues from animal welfare to climate change gaining greater media coverage, Lisa Ashford, the chief executive of investment firm Ethex, says that “we can now shine a similar light onto the world of finance, making everyone aware of the power of their pound and help them to save and invest in businesses they believe in, while still offering the opportunity for financial growth.” This ethical investing mirrors the growing awareness about what we eat and how food, clothes, and other products are produced, as well as our personal carbon footprint and ethical senses. Following a 360% rise...

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Vegan Philadelphia-Style Cream Cheese Announced by Miyoko’s

A new and improved factory has now allowed Bay-Area vegan cheese producer Miyoko’s Kitchen to upscale production. And the company has just announced the latest addition to its plant-strong “artisan cultured vegan cheese” range — a spreadable, vegan cream cheese. The Homestyle Plain Vegan Cream Cheese is said to have a rich flavor, much like what consumers would expect from a traditional cream cheese. This is achieved by using coconut cream and cashews that undergo a natural fermentation process with bacterial cultures. Miyoko’s Kitchen was founded in 2014 by chef Miyoko Schinner, who was an ethically-minded vegan long before she founded the...

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Scotland Bans All Use of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses

A new legislation has just been passed in Scotland, which bans the use (including exhibition and performance) of wild animals in travelling circuses. This is the first ban in regard to animal welfare at travelling circuses that has been passed in the UK. However, Scotland does not have any travelling circuses which use wild animals at present – this move is a great step towards a kinder world for animals. Roseanna Cunningham, the Environment Secretary of Scotland said this move will send a message to the world that Scotland does not condone the misuse of wild animals. Cunningham adds...

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Kat Von D Releases Limited Edition Vegan Holiday Crackers Full of Makeup

Kat Von D turned to veganism a decade ago to turn her life around, following an addiction to alcohol and drugs – ever since, she has been on a successful and unstoppable mission to create a kinder world for all. The long-time tattoo artist and vegan makeup/cosmetics entrepreneur has just announced the latest addition to her beauty-enhancing endeavors – Kat Von D shared a photo with her 6.4 million Instagram followers, showing her limited edition holiday crackers. Aside from the matte black and shiny-patterned packaging, Kat Von D Beauty’s holiday crackers contain a Mini Tattoo Liner and a Mini Everlasting Liquid...

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11 Adorable Animals in Santa Hats That You Need to See Today

Who doesn’t love a good dose of all thing Christmas or four hours of cute animal videos? C’mon, it’s 2 am, you can’t sleep – we’ve all been there… Better yet, why not combine the two? What are you left with? Adorable pictures of animals wearing Santa hats. What’s not to like about that? While there are many more pictures of this kind, we’ve kept this compilation to the best 11 – just enough to brighten your day and sprinkle that extra merry into your step. Yes, you can thank us later. 11 Cute Animals In Santa Hats That...

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Vegan Tuna Substitute Debuts in Canada’s Plant Based Capital

The first ever vegan ‘tuna’ in Canada has just hit Vancouver – found at none other than Westcoast Poké (located at 463 West 8th Avenue). Westcoast poke are not fully vegan, but the Hawaiian restaurant is veg-friendly – especially after this latest menu addition! This vegan tuna is named “ahimi”, the world’s closest alternative to ahi tuna (raw tuna) thus far – Ocean Hugger Foods produces this groundbreaking ‘meat’. Ahimi tuna is made from merely 5 plant based ingredients (tomatoes, water, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil), the tomatoes provide the appearance of raw tuna. Unlike raw fish, this option...

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Raw and Vegan KitKat Bars Created Amid Nestlé’s Move Toward Healthier Candy

Due to the rise in vegan and health-conscious consumers – the world’s largest chocolatiers are seeking new and innovative ways to lure sweet-toothed customers with alternative dietary preferences to their products. Global brands such as Nestlé (the company behind KitKats), Mondelez (“rooted in the National Dairy Corporations Program”) and Mars are revamping their images and their products to target these health-conscious consumers. Shelves and chocolate boutiques around the world are being stocked with the likes of high-protein cacao bars, sugar-free chocolate, single-origin and smooth dark chocolate bars – as opposed to what used to be considered the norm — those...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Asks Fans to “Save The Elephants” and End Ivory Poaching

When he’s not being an Oscar-award winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his environmental efforts and investing in vegan snacks or vegan meat brands. Not to mention donating US $20 million to environmental-related grants. The climate-conscious star has now reposted a photo which asks everyone to help “save the elephants” – adding to his nature themed array of Instagram posts. Mattias. A. Klum originally posted the moving photo – Klum is a “NatGeo Fellow, photographer and filmmaker. Professional speaker. Environmentalist. WWF & IUCN Ambassador” and an artist! “Two elephants during a meet and greet session near a waterhole...

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7 Tips For Being Vegan When You Live in the ‘Middle of Nowhere’

If you are vegan and move to a small town in the ‘middle of nowhere’, or you go vegan and already live there, or if you are simply considering veganism but feel absolutely lost about how to start – you’re in dire need of these 7 helpful tips. 7 Tips For Being Vegan When You Live in the ‘Middle of Nowhere’ 1. Use the Internet’s Resources From Facebook groups with like-minded people and those in your situation – to online forums and Reddit threads – if you’re looking for inspiration, support, and advice which can’t be found in the...

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‘Perfect’ Vegan Bacon (with Fat Streaks) is Being Created by Students at Berkeley

The University of California’s Alternative Meats Lab students presented their most recent projects this week, and one group brought vegan bacon to the table. Students had to present innovative solutions to topical food system issues such as the texture, moisture, and taste of vegan meat, helping the alternative meat industry get closer and closer to an identical replica of traditional meat. According to Berkeley Engineering, “Projects ranged from recognizable “meat” products such as deli slices, bacon, fish cakes, and beef jerky replacements, to the highly technical, such as engineering better plant-based fat.” In response to many people who do not favor...

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9 Vegan Christmas Dessert Recipes for Guests With a Sweet Tooth

Are you having a sweet-toothed vegan over for Christmas dinner? Struggling to find something they can not only eat but really enjoy? Then these 9 decadent vegan Christmas dessert recipes are for you. If you’re looking for snacks you can always try these 11 Christmas cookie recipes! Even non-vegans will be begging for seconds. 9 Vegan Christmas Dessert Recipes for Guests With a Sweet Tooth 1. Vegan Sugar Cookies Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without sugar cookies. Get the recipe here. 2. Chilled Dark Chocolate Pie with Toasted Almond Crust and Strawberry Vanilla Compote This pie sounds pretty fancy, but...

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B.C Bans All Hunting of Grizzly Bears, After Major Public Outcry

A huge policy shift has just been announced in Vancouver: all hunting of grizzly bears, for trophies or food, is now completely illegal. The ban, which was announced by the New Democratic Party (NDP) today (18th December), comes into effect straight away across British Columbia. During the election campaign, the government and candidates fell under immense pressure to end trophy hunting for good. All trophy hunting of grizzly bears within the Great Bear Rainforest was already banned in August, yet food hunts were still permitted and legal. Some trophy hunters used food hunting to cover their true intent, so it was suggested...

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‘Clean Meat’ Could Provide Solution to Organ Shortage

‘Clean meat‘ has made news many times this year, making leaps and bounds in development and also receiving investment from some big names. Clean meat involves growing muscle tissue identical to animal tissues from stem cells. Although there is some debate about where lab-grown meat fits in with a vegan lifestyle, due to the fact that animals must initially be used to collect stem cells from, this process eliminates the need to breed, keep and kill livestock. This is beneficial to the animals and also to the environment, as animal agriculture uses a lot of the earth’s resources to sustain demand....

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UK’s First ‘Bleeding’ Vegan Burger to Arrive at Stores Nationwide

Moving Mountains, a new UK-based company is set to launch a ‘bleeding’, non-GMO, vegan burger. The patties are made with high-end technology that has taken over two years to perfect and they contain absolutely no cholesterol. The company claims its products, named the B12 Burgers, are the closest vegan replica to animal meat yet, although the B12 burgers are aimed at a meat-eating target market, not just vegans. Moving Mountains’ plant based patties will hit supermarket and shop shelves across the UK next year, as well as being served at restaurants and eateries. These new burger patties are made from...

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Chewbacca Has a Vegan Epiphany in the Latest Star Wars Movie

For Star Wars fans who had been patiently awaiting the long-anticipated latest film installment – The Last Jedi – Chewbacca’s vegan epiphany likely came as a complete surprise. What are we talking about? The brown-furred, large creature who has become somewhat of an icon throughout the Star Wars films was shown in a scene by the fire, eating a casual meal. However, this meal came with an animal rights twist. Chewbacca shows a flux of emotion over eating a chicken-like dead animal from the planet. For the duration of The Last Jedi, Chewbacca and the ‘Porgs‘ are seen together...

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Vegan Doctors Launch Plant Based Health Podcast with Celebrity Guests

The podcast, ‘The Exam Room’, dubbed ‘The Healthiest Podcast Ever‘, was launched last month. The series will see vegan doctors examining what we need to know about how to live a long and healthy life, and also covers relevant medical news. Co-hosting the podcast is Chuck Carrol and Dr. Neal Barnard. Carroll is known as “The Weight Loss Champion” for his sustained loss of a staggering 265 pounds, saving him from his morbid obesity. His weight loss is accredited to his 8-year-strong vegan diet. The now-healthy man has made his present career from using his experience to help people get healthy...

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Vegan Butcher’s Meat Hits High-End US Hotel Chain

Hotels can often be lacking in vegan options, but Loews Minneapolis Hotel is going above and beyond to accommodate all diets as they will now be serving The Herbivorous Butcher‘s vegan meats! This US-based, nationwide hotel chain has announced their new vegan meat range as part of the initiative, ‘Flavor by Loews Hotels‘. These vegan meats will be available at Loews Hotel’s breakfast and dinner menus from next month onwards – right in time for New Year travelers who are looking to honour their new year’s resolutions while they enjoy a trip to Minneapolis. The Herbivorous Butcher is local to the hotel...

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9 Ways You Can Still Eat Salmon When You’re a Vegan

There’s nothing fishy about these vegan ‘salmon’ alternatives. All of them are perfect for pescatarians wanting to make the leap and give up fish, or salmon lovers who want to give veganism a go. It’s amazing how many vegan alternatives there are on offfer for meat and fish, you can even recreate tuna! So, go on – don’t bait around and have that vegan salmon and cream cheese bagel you’ve been craving for brunch! 9 Ways to Eat Salmon as a Vegan 1. Vegan Smoked Salmon, 2 Ways With one ‘salmon’ made from carrot and the other tomato, your...

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11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa

Christmas is often reputed as being a time of happiness – filled with family, friends, love, relaxing and of course, food. At any good festive social, dinner party or get-together, food is a common must-have, especially indulgent foods. Whatever your table spread may consist of this Christmas day, cookies are as important as the vegan-friendly mulled wine, okay, maybe more. If you’re hosting someone who is vegan or has special dietary requirements, or if you’re vegan and keen to show your guests how truly delicious eating plant based foods can be – we strongly recommend starting with a batch...

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9 Nooch Filled Vegan Recipes for Nutritional Yeast Addicts

Nutritional yeast, known by hardcore fans as ‘nooch’, is a strain of yeast that is grown on a sugar carrier, such as molasses or sugar cane. After the yeast is grown, it is heated, dried and crumbled into powder or flakes; the final product is a deactivated form of yeast, so you couldn’t make a loaf of bread from this type of yeast. Despite a common bad rep, nutritional yeast is not as bad for you. Fortified nutritional yeast is actually a great source of B12 and loved by many for adding a nutty, savory and, most importantly, cheesy...

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Ruby Rose to Create Vegan Alternative to Prada’s New Leather Handbag

For fans of popular series, Orange is the New Black and many in the vegan community – the knowledge of Ruby Rose’s vegan status may not be new information, yet a recent Tweet might be. Rose has spoken to her 1.3 million-strong Twitter followers, saying she will launch a vegan leather handbag with her face on it. The Australian actress, who plays Stella Carlin in OITNB made her claim after high-end fashion brand Prada released a handbag with a face printed on it, that bears in canny resemblance to her own. The Prada bag is made from genuine (animal) leather. According...

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13 Calcium Rich Vegan Recipes That Help Build Strong Bones

Can vegans food give you enough calcium to grow strong, healthy bones? Are vegan calcium sources really good enough? Yes, in fact, some studies show that casein, a protein found in cow’s milk, may actually stop the body from being able to absorb calcium, leading to compromised bone health. Thankfully there are plenty of vegan foods that give you the calcium you need. Here’s 13 recipes to get you started on a calcium kick! 13 Calcium Rich Vegan Recipes That Help Build Strong Bones 1. Spicy Black Bean Soup An easy-to-make, hearty, flavorful and filling soup which is rich...

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7 Simple Steps for the Ultimate Vegan Hanukkah Celebration

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, takes place over eight days and eight nights. While Hanukkah is said to be a holiday without great importance other than its proximity to Christmas, in modern years the holiday has gained great affinity by many people, if for no other reason than those addictive potato pancakes. According to ThoughtCo, “The name [Hanukkah] reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.” Hanukkah is a celebration of oil as the story goes that a small amount of oil —...

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Joaquin Phoenix Campaigns for Ethical, Vegan Fashion

A huge, new advertisement featuring Academy Award nominee, Joaquin Phoenix, wearing a Brave Gentlemen vegan wool suit, has just gone public. The ad is run by animal rights organization, PETA, who says you can find it “at the intersection of Broad and Third streets in downtown Columbus, near the Ohio Statehouse and several upscale menswear stores”, right in the “heart of Columbus”. This campaign comes at the perfect time for holiday shoppers, especially those considering buying woolen products this year which are so often a festive favorite. Phoenix’s campaign encourages people to reconsider their choices saying “Cruelty Doesn’t Suit Me. Wool Hurts. Wear...

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Former Chef for Blink-182 and Ellie Goulding to Open Vegan Deli

Orlando, Florida, is about to get an exciting new vegan deli next April with the opening of the Heirloom Deli. Mary Mattern, half of this vegan eatery’s founding pair, is a vegan chef who has cooked on tours for the band Blink-182, musician Ellie Goulding, Entourage actor Jeremy Piven, Emily Deschanel, Travis Barker and more vegan celebs. Mattern has also written “Nom Yourself”– a book about ‘”simple vegan cooking” and is currently writing her second cookbook. The cafe’s other half is Neil Westfall, Mattern’s fiancé, who plays guitar in the band A Day To Remember (ADTR). This coming-soon vegan deli is set to serve...

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New Vegan Jerky Brand to Beef up 2018’s Plant Based Snack Game

A new startup based in New York, Beyond The Shoreline, is set to launch its vegan, non-GMO vegan jerky made from kelp into the mainstream marketplace in January 2018. This beef-less vegan jerky is made from the stems of mushroom, sugar kelp, pea protein, brown rice flour, sea salt and nutritional yeast. The manufacturing process is similar to beef jerky, just with 100% vegan ingredients instead of animal products. The ingredients are ground up, blended and then dehydrated and you are left with a chewy, savory jerky. Co-founder Courtney Boyd Myers told Food Navigator USA that she was blown away by...

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Vegan Reggae Star Macka B is Making Healthy Living Cool, Says Vogue

6’3 Macka B adopted a vegan diet over 30 years ago, which he still follows, proudly, to this day. His catchy song, ‘Wha Me Eat’ quickly became what is now known as an anthem for reggae-loving vegans everywhere, due to the many plant based foods he raps about. His all-positive approach has seen attention from big-name celebrities. Naomi Campbell and Tracee Ellis Ross both shared Macka B’s rap about cucumber, and Vogue has claimed that Macka makes plant based cool. Twice a week Macka B posts raps on his Instagram to show just how cool plant based foods are...

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Vegan Milk Company Launch Limited Edition Holiday Drink Range

Following a $15 million investment earlier this year, producers of vegan milk – Califia Farms have added not one, but two exciting new drinks to their seasonal holiday range. This year, Chocolate Mint Cold Brew Coffee, and Spiced Cranberry Cocktail will join Califia Farms’ existing Almond Milk Holiday Nog, Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Creamer and Mint Cocoa Creamer. Califia Farms’ website states “[j]ust a sip of our non-dairy Holiday Nog and you’ll be enveloped by the holiday spirit. Made with our creamy, dreamy Almondmilk and a smack of ginger and nutmeg, it’s a lighter take on...

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13 UK Chains to Add New Vegan Food to Their Menus This January

With 2018’s Veganuary (go vegan for the month of January) soon arriving, many people are gearing up to take the month-long vegan pledge, for animals, the environment and (or) personal health. Perfect for a “New Years’ Resolution”! On the same day that the next Veganuary launches (December 28th), the organisation will also be launching a book – titled ‘How to Go Vegan’. This book is jam-packed with quick tips for readers to make the transition to veganism an easy and fun affair – in hopes participants will commit to a long-term vegan lifestyle at the end of the month....

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Vegan Menus Becoming the Norm at World’s Top Luxury Hotels

Think you have to sacrifice your preference for vegan food when dining at luxury hotels? Think again. Three top luxury hotels based in the destination cities London, New York, and Beverly Hills, are offering vegan menus — and these aren’t just your side salads and yam fries. These menus feature a various assortment of fresh, local produce and ingredients that shine in innovative dishes. Shaun Rankin, a Michelin-star chef at London’s Flemings Mayfair Hotel has an affinity for how versatile vegetables are. Vegetables take center plate as Rankin highlights them in experimental dishes like Green Asparagus with Truffle, Wild...

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Alicia Silverstone Shows Off Her Son’s Favorite Vegan Cheese

Actress, author, and founder of mykind Organics, Alicia Silverstone is a long-time vegan and loving mother to Bear, her six-year-old son. In a recent post on Instagram, the Clueless star showed off her son’s latest favorite vegan cheese – from her favorite vegan cheese shop, LA’s Vromage. In a 2015 post on Silverstone’s blog, TheKindLife.com, the actress gushed about Vromage, noting that then 3-year-old Bear loved it. Silverstone said, “Bear was freaking out! He had this pizza–basically a cracker bread (almost like matzah) with ricotta and fresh heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, and arugula… He loved it so much he had two!” Three...

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5 Ethical Ways to Have a Dog for Christmas (and any Other Time of the Year)

No matter your current or in-progress plans for this gift-giving holiday season, sometimes a bit of puppy love from “[wo]man’s best friend” is the key to ultimate happiness, or at least brightening your day. In reality though, when it comes to giving pets as gifts, many dogs and other animals suffer the consequences of being treated like disposable objects rather than a living creature.  In the UK alone, 3 pets are abandoned every hour around the Christmas period. Some things to consider before getting a pet of any kind are: 1) Do I have the time to train and...

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Trader Joe’s Launches Vegan Yellow Jackfruit Curry Ready Meal

A convenient and vegan-friendly curry has been added to the line of Trader Joe’s frozen entrees – Yellow Jackfruit Curry, complete with jasmine rice. This frozen dish is perfect for those who are pressed for time to cook, not keen on making meals from scratch or are transitioning to a plant based diet and in need of a little inspiration. The best part – it’s only $2.79! This new Yellow Jackfruit Curry by Trader Joe’s can be found in the frozen food aisle nearby other vegan entrées such as Trader Joe’s Vegan Tikka Masala and Vegan Vegetable Pad Thai. Alongside jackfruit,...

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Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan Wants People to Stop Using Reindeer for Entertainment

Peter Egan, the 71-year-old actor who plays Hugh MacClare (‘Shrimpie’) in Downton Abbey has spoken out against using reindeer and other living animals for Christmas festivities. According to The Sunday Times Egan said the use of live animals, such as reindeer and camels within Christmas activities is “inhumane” and shows a “poverty of imagination”. Egan is a vegan, during the filming of Downton Abbey he refused to have meat on his plate or be filmed handling a gun. He stated, “Reindeer and camels deserve compassion and respect.” The outspoken animal rights advocate and vice-president of the RSPCA said animals are exploited for...

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Vegan NFL Star Derrick Morgan Inspired Titans to Go Plant Based, Says ESPN

NFL team, Tennessee Titans, are known for being a strong and successful team, however, the team’s recent successes could be credited to the vegan diet many of the team members are taking on thanks to Derrick Morgan. Derrick Morgan, a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans adopted a vegan diet ten months ago, alongside his wife Charity. Derrick’s wife was so supportive of this dietary shift for the pair, she re-taught herself culinary practice, to be a vegan chef. I think it’s time I get an assignment 😩! I’m so passionate about what I do I don’t think of the...

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Rainn Wilson Confirms He Went Vegan as He Loves Pigs More Than Bacon

In a recent appearance on an American talk-show Conan, Rainn Wilson reveals he has pet pigs – of whom he loves more than bacon. The Office star’s affection thus lead Wilson to adopt a vegan diet. Wilson talked in his interview on Conan about how his wife loves to rescue animals. Recently, the pair rescued two pot-bellied pigs named Snortington and Amy. The two pigs live in the couple’s backyard during the day but come through a what Wilson calls a ‘piggy door’, to sleep on their indoor piggy beds at night. In a powerful and completely unplanned moment,...

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Mayim Bialik’s 7 Vegan Hanukkah Recipes You Must Try This Holiday

Following on from longtime-vegan and Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik’s peaceful Thanksgiving, Bialik also celebrates a plant based Hanukkah with her family and children, as she is what she considers an observant Jew. If you’re also celebrating Hanukkah this year (or just want to try something different) then just like Mayim, you can too, as she’s been kind enough to share her recipes. Mayim Bialik’s 7 Vegan Hanukkah Recipes You Must Try This Holiday Mayim’s Vegan Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) As those who celebrate Hanukkah are celebrating oil, fried food is pretty much essential. What better excuse for a...

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Vegan Brand “Field Roast” Acquired by Canada’s Largest Meat Producer for $120M

Maple Leaf Foods Inc, the largest distributor of packaged meats in Canada, has announced it has purchased U.S. vegan meat producer, the Field Roast Grain Meat Co, for $120 million. Michael McCain, Maple Leaf Foods’ CEO, said this move is part of the company’s shift toward achieving its vision of becoming a leader in sustainable protein. “The acquisition of Field Roast complements and expands our portfolio in the fast-growing North American market for alternative proteins,” McCain said in a statement. “It also aligns with our vision to be a leader in sustainable protein and create shared value through making a...

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Hampton Creek’s Vegan Scrambled Egg to Arrive in U.S. Restaurants

For diners at Flore in the Castro District of San Francisco – the ‘eggy’ mushroom spinach scramble is not what it may appear to be at first. The delicious scramble certainly tastes like a familiar favorite, but it is completely plant-based, thanks to Hampton Creek’s vegan Just Scramble — an “egg” which closely rivals the taste and texture of chicken eggs. But it’s made entirely out of plants. Its secret? The apparently mighty mung bean. “I walked down the street from my home in San Francisco to grab breakfast. On the menu? A dish that could change the multi-billion-dollar...

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Marvel Superhero Rocks Ironic Vegan “Handbag of Death” (and You Can Have One)

If you’re having Thor: Ragnarok withdrawal as cinemas are ceasing to show the film – you can now get your fix of everyone’s favorite serial murderess, Hela. Her iconic handbag is now available for diehard fans to purchase. Hela’s handbag may be the bag of death on the big screen, but IRL it’s is made of vegan leather (polyurethane) — no dead animal skins required. And for just $69.99, this loving tribute to the Goddess of Death can now be yours (so – kill em’ with style — Hela-style, that is). This bag has a metallic green appliqué inspired...

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Vegan Celebrity Moby Donates $250K to Animal Rights Organizations

In his 30 years of being vegan, electro-pop artist and kind living advocate, Moby has helped and saved countless animals – now, he’s at it again. Moby has revealed in his latest Instagram post that he and one of his restaurants, Little Pine, are donating $250,000 towards various animal rights organizations. Moby captioned the image with: “As today is #givingtuesday I’m proud to announce that this year @littlepinerestaurant and I will be donating $250,000 to a wide range of #animalrights organizations. As you know, 100% of little pine’s profits go to animal rights groups. Including @mercyforanimals @humanesociety @thehumaneleague @physicianscommittee @peta...

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