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The Ultimate List Of Vegan Candy

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What Candies are Vegan? Vegans with a sweet tooth, search no more. The ultimate list of vegan candy to answer all of your candy related questions is here. You'll be so excited that your favorite candy is on the list. The limits of a vegan lifestyle certainly stretch into the realm of candy just as much as any other part of life. Being a vegan is challenging to say the least. Not to mention, there can be some discrepancies between what is vegan to one person and what is vegan to another. Before diving into the candy list, there are a few things to be aware of. Ingredients to Look out For Carmine: A red pigment made from crushed insects....

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7 Vegan Bagel Toppings You Need to Try

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Bagels are a gift to the vegan world. They are one food that is normally safe if made according to their usual recipe. However, when it comes to toppings the games begin again. Finding tasty options that are free of animal products can be tricky. Even when you find something you like it's easy to get tired of the same old things when you eat them constantly. Never fear, below are some tasty vegan bagel toppings to spice up your bagel habit. Hummus, Sun Dried Tomato, and Pickle Relish Hummus and veggies are a vegan's best friend, right? Don't let the constraint of "breakfast" stop you from using tasty bagel toppings. Grab a sesame bagel, spread with hummus, and top...

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Vegan NBA Players: Plant Based Ballers

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Basketball is a rigorous, physically demanding sport. Its athletes need to be in peak physical shape, and have a healthy energizing diet to power them during game time. Nowhere is this more true than in the NBA, where some of the worlds greatest ballers go head to head for 82 games per team per season. The exercise and diet regimens of NBA players are meticulously developed to keep them playing at peak performance game after game, season after season. Those who are well informed on the advantages of a vegan diet might no be surprised to learn that there is a growing number of vegan basketball players in the NBA who swear by its clean and light nature. Here are...

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The Ultimate Vegan Shopping List on a Budget

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Veganism has often been associated with upper-middle-class pretentiousness. It is often confused with health trends or fads, like the organic and gluten-free movements, which often prey upon misinformed wealthy consumers. A common response to veganism is “but it’s so expensive!” Well, it doesn’t have to be. Read on to find out how to go vegan on a budget!   Hit the Produce Section First When you go to your local grocery store, produce is usually the first section you come to. Here, look for onions and potatoes. These long-lasting root vegetables are used in all sorts of dishes – onions add flavor, and potatoes are a healthy source of carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are a healthier option, but there’s nothing wrong...

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Going Vegan For Beginners: 5 Things To Know

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Going vegan can be a difficult choice to make, even if you really want to help animals and the environment. We live in cultures that are generally meat and dairy-dependent, and in some areas it may feel impossible. For those beginner vegans who want to make the change, but don’t know what to expect – this is for you. Bombarded By Questions First, you will probably get a lot of questions, especially if you don’t live in a very vegan-friendly area. While vegetarianism and veganism are common in LA, Seattle, and New York, it can be a more unique lifestyle choice in the rural Midwest. Expect some of your friends and family to pepper you with “where do you get...

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What Is Factory Farming And How Is It Killing Everything?

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So What Is Factory Farming? Factory farming, or concentrated animal feeding operations (CFAOs) are massive agricultural practices that produce large amounts of animals for human consumption. The sole purpose of these factories are to raise animals for food. The animals are “grown” in a confined space to minimize operation costs, and this mass production drives down the food prices as it allows for the production of excess amounts of animals to meet the demand. However, except for offering abundant amounts of cheaper foods, factory farming is an unhealthy agricultural practice to humans, the animals themselves, and the environment. Factory farming has contributed to serious pollution problems, animal treatment is inhumane and it has smothered the business opportunity of traditional farms...

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Can Dogs Be Vegan? A Vegan Dog Diet Guide

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Can Dogs Be Vegan? For many dog owners, eating meat is a no-no. As such, many of these very same dog owners wish to feed their dogs a vegetarian, or even vegan, diet. In the recent decades, as both vegetarianism and veganism have become more widespread, many have wondered if dogs can survive and even thrive on a similar diet. While many may find it to be ethically unsound to supply a meat-free diet to our canine companions, it may not be as taboo as one might thing. The latest trends in human nutrition are often reflected in the marketing of dog and cat foods. This is probably due to the tendency of many pet owners to anthropomorphize their pets,...

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The Cheesecake Factory Vegan Options: What You Can Eat

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Cheesecake Factory Vegan Options   Finding foods to fit your vegan lifestyle can be difficult when dining out. The key in this situation is to be forewarned and prepared! Take advantage of the internet (and your cell phone reception!) and make sure you know if a specific restaurant has options for you. The Cheesecake Factory is a popular choice for families and large groups of friends because it has an enormous menu with tons of options for any dietary restriction, including veganism. Sadly, they don't have a vegan cheesecake option, but The Cheesecake Factory does have plenty of vegan options (with some modifications). Salads and Dressings    Salads are always a good first place to look if you're vegan. Luckily...

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Dave And Buster's Vegan Options: What You Can Eat.

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Eating Vegan at Dave and Buster's As a vegan, dining out at restaurants can be difficult, if not downright stressful, due to many restaurants lacking vegan options on their menus. Not only do you have to ask a plethora of questions to your server, but you run the risk of getting weird looks or judgmental statements from those who are not vegan. While Dave and Buster's is known for its meat and dairy products, there are some vegan options that you can choose from. Vegan Options at Dave and Buster's While there are certainly not an abundance of vegan-friendly meal options to choose from on the menu, Dave and Buster's has a few vegan options. Before you consider ordering anything...

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What Is Seitan? A Vegan Guide To Seitan w/ Recipes!

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Seitan (or wheat gluten) is the protein from wheat, also known as wheat gluten. It is used as a meat substitute due to its similar texture and appearance when cooked. Like tofu, it can take on the flavors of whatever it is paired with. Eaten alone, it is relatively bland, similar to unseasoned chicken or button mushrooms. This meat substitute is very high in protein. This is why it is popular in vegan and vegetarian dishes. It can be made at home using vital wheat gluten that you can purchase at most healthy markets. You can also purchase seitan already prepared, either plain or in a variety of seasoned flavors. Making Seitan You can make seitan from scratch by rinsing...

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