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Making Vegan Easy Weekly Round-Up

Every day in 2012 I’m posting one tip on my Facebook page to make living vegan easier. It’s going to take an army of vegans to move the world in a more compassionate direction. Join us today.

Tip #344: One kind act can change the world. What can you do today? Right now?

Tip #345: Our Hen House has announced its new online magazine. They also have a “breaking news” banner at the top of their website. Check it out.

Tip #346: Vegan Mainstream has created a new app called Vegan Here. Sign up for the beta version and help Vegan Mainstream test the app today.

Vegan Here is a free mobile app that allows users to search for vegan events by city and/or event date. We believe that having a centralized list of vegan events available as a mobile app will help people become and stay vegan. Vegan events — potlucks, VegFests, Meetups etc. — help significantly to create a supportive vegan community. We hope that no vegan ever has to feel like they are the only vegan they know. Vegan Here will serve as a tool where vegans can connect with other vegans through these events.

Tip #347: Books make great gifts. There are several vegan-related children’s books available. Why not give one to a special child in your life this holiday season? The sooner children start thinking and living compassionately the better!

Here are some ideas:

  1. Vegan is Love by Ruby Roth
  2. Animals Have Feelings, Too: Exploring Emotions from A to Z by Karen Lee Stevens
  3. Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried
  4. Steven the Vegan by Dan Bodenstein and Ron Robrahn
  5. Meet Panda: The Friendly Story of an American Pit Bull by Cammeron Batanides
  6. The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero by Marla Rose

Tip #348: Check out the fun children’s game, Fur & Feathers, for a perfect holiday gift!

Tip #349: Do you know about the Humane Myth? Read about it here.

Tip #350: Interested in trying the many non-dairy milks now available or encouraging others to ditch the dairy from their diet? How about hosting a taste test party for non-dairy milks while serving a delicious vegan brunch.

Hemp, Rice, Coconut, Soy, Almond, Oat…so many to try. What’s your favorite?

Tip #351: Thinking about going back to school? Consider a degree in animal studies. Here is a list of some of the programs available in the US.

Tip #352: You can’t force others to change but positive peer pressure can have a powerful affect on others.

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~Albert Schweitzer

Tip #353: If you typically make New Year’s resolutions, now is a good time to formulate your plan. If you typically set a weight loss goal, how about focusing on getting and staying healthy instead of losing a specific number of pounds?

Tip #354: Need a last-minute gift idea? A subscription to a vegan magazine would make a nice gift for a vegan or even someone just curious about the vegan lifestyle. Check out my resources page for ideas including the new magazine, Laika.

Tip #355: Scientist discover the tipping point for new ideas.

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.

When I went vegan it was estimated that only 1% of the population was also vegan. Just eight years later, it’s now reported by the Vegetarian Resource Group that about 2.5% of the U.S. population is vegan. Change may be slow but it’s happening. Stay strong.

Hey friends, have you shared these tips with your family and friends yet? If not, do it today. Join me on Facebook to read these tips daily and to learn more about what’s going on in the vegan world.

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Vegan Resources: Magazines

I love magazines. If you stopped by my home, you would find stacks of them everywhere. As you might suspect, I especially enjoy vegan magazines. Although VegNews is probably the most successful vegan magazine on the market, it isn’t the only one. Here are some vegan mags that either publish print and/or digital issues. (This list will also be published under the Resources section of this website for future reference.) Enjoy!

American Vegan

Animals Voices
(No longer publishing. Past digital issues available online. )

Chickpea Vegan Quarterly

Living Vegan

Peace to all Creatures ‘Zine

T.O.F.U. Magazine

Vegan

The Vegan Culinary Experience

Vegan Health and Fitness

Vegan View

VegNews

VegWorld Magazine

Vegetarian Journal

V-Stream

If you know of a vegan magazine (digital or in print) that should be added to this list, send it to itseasybeingvegan@gmail.com and I will update this page. Thanks!

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Making Vegan Easy Week 33 Round-Up

Every day in 2012 I am posting one tip on my Facebook page to make living vegan easier. It’s going to take an army of vegans to move the world in a more compassionate direction. Join us today!

Tip #225: When you attend a veggie festival, be sure to where your favorite message shirt. Why didn’t I think of wearing one to Veggie Fest? Everyone else did. (By the way, did you know you can buy It’s Easy Being Vegan t-shirts now? Well, you can!)

Tip #226: Vegans need to have thick skin. This is really tough for many of us who are super sensitive. There will be people, many close to you, who will push your buttons. Some intentionally, some not. Be thoughtful in your response, if any. I have found it better to ignore them most of the time.

Tip #227: Often when the topic of meat/dairy/eggs/leather (you name it.) comes up between a non-vegan and a vegan, the non-vegan will apologize for “needing” to eat or use animals for some reason. Honestly, nothing annoys me more because they are apologizing out of guilt. But because I don’t want to make people feel bad and I hope that eventually they will move to a more compassionate diet on their own terms, I kindly let them know apologies aren’t necessary around me. Then I try to move the conversation in another direction. I really like to keep things positive. How do you handle these types of conversations?

Tip #228: There’s a new vegan magazine on newsstands called Vegan Health & Fitness. Have you seen it yet?

Tip #229: The animal rights movement has its very own “David vs. Goliath” situation. If you care about animals, read this. It’s long but worth your time.

Tip #230: Read this post from Vegucated about the importance of community. Remember my tip #2: Find Your Tribe? It’s important! I don’t know what I would do without my tribe and I certainly don’t want to find out. How have you met other vegans?

Tip #231: Today is the perfect day to go vegan. How can I help? Send “Ask a Vegan” questions to itseasybeingvegan@gmail.com.

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Making Vegan Easy Week 17 Round-Up

Enjoy these making vegan easy tips-of-the-day from my Facebook page, and share with your friends and family. Let’s change the world together.

Tip #113: Celebrate Earth Day everyday.

Go outside and spend some time in nature. Enjoy what Spring has to offer. Take a walk, ride a bike or have a picnic. I promise you won’t regret it. Love planet Earth. Home sweet home.

Tip #114: Try jackfruit.

It’s a “meaty” like fruit that can be used as a meat substitute. I ate it for the first time last year at a restaurant in Madison, WI. It was delicious in a BBQ sauce. You will want to buy it canned in water (not a sugary syrup). It’s available at Asian markets. The recent issue of VegNews has a delicious jackfruit curry recipe. We made it last night with a lot of fresh spices and it was a wonderful aromatic experience. If you haven’t tried jackfruit yet, give it a try. I think you will like it.

Tip #115: Read to your kids.

The new book, Vegan is Love, is now available. Isn’t it great there are vegan books for kids too.

Tip #116: Eat out.

Mercy for Animals has an excellent web page of restaurant guides. But if you live in an area where vegan food is hard to come by, then use their detailed “how to” guide to get vegan dishes added to menus of your favorite restaurants. MFA has successfully worked with many restaurants in Chicago. It may takes some effort but it will be worth it.

Tip #117: Spring clean.

Say no to harsh chemicals and animal testing, and make your own safe and cruelty-free cleaning products. My favorite cleaning supplies are baking soda and white vinegar. I use those a lot to clean the kitchen and bathroom.

Tip #118: Eat fiber.

I like this article, not because it’s about weight loss, but because it talks about “crowding out” and instead of “cutting out.” It’s a positive shift on making healthy food choices.

Tip #119: Spice it up.

Cinco de Mayo is May 5th. Celebrate with some homemade vegan Mexican food. I fell in love with Mexico last year and I’m celebrating with a tortilla making party.

Related article: Earth Day, Everyday on GOOD

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Making Vegan Easy Week 16 Round-Up

Here are seven more tips for an easy vegan life. This week I focused on Earth Day. Enjoy!

Tip #106: Connect the dots.

Check out the Peace to All Creatures  ‘zine. It connects the often missing link between cats and dogs, and farm animals.

Tip #107: Don’t be alarmed.

Many vegan restaurants opt to spell meat substitutes on their menus using the real name. You may see chicken, turkey, etc. but rest assured it’s not an animal product. For example, Herbivore restaurant in San Francisco spells everything like this but it’s a vegan restaurant. Some use alternative spellings such as eggz and chi’ken. If you’re confused, just ask. People love to help.

Tip #108: Reduce.

Check out The Story of Stuff Project. Consider ways you can reduce your impact on our home planet. Small steps make a big difference over time. Can you take one today?

Tip #109: Reuse.

I reuse plastic zip lock bags, over and over. Just wash out between uses. What can you start reusing today?

Tip #110: Repair.

Before you toss something broken into the recycling or trash, consider the possibility of repair. Of course, replacing it with something shiny and new is fun, but the process of repair can also be fun AND rewarding. Have you repaired anything lately?

Tip #111: Repurpose.

Get creative and reuse stuff another way. For instance, use newspaper to clean windows (instead of paper towels) or make a sculpture out of worn-out kitchen tools. When it comes to repurposing, the possibilities are limitless.

Tip #112: Recycle.

Before you recycle (or throw away), consider tips #108-111 (reduce, reuse, repair and repurpose), then recycle. Toss in the trash only as a last resort. Learn more about what can be recycled and where to drop off on earth911.com.

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Hey friends, have you shared these tips with your family and friends yet? If not, do it today. Join me on Facebook to read these tips daily and to learn more about what’s going on in the vegan world.

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