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Dear Omnivores, Cooking for Vegans is Easy!

This page originally appeared last Fall. I was inspired to write it after a conversation with my boyfriend. As I have mentioned, I left my corporate job recently and on my last day, my team had a going away lunch for me. As the only vegan at the table, the topic of cooking for vegetarians and vegans came up. I think it is fitting to repost this as the It’s Easy Being Vegan audience has grown quite a bit since Fall.

When do you think “so and so” is going to invite us for dinner, B asked while cooking vegan mac & cheese.

You’re going to have to get a new girlfriend before that’s going to happen, I said.

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Making Vegan Easy Week 23 Round-Up

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Seven more tips for living an easy vegan life. Enjoy!

Tip #155: Practice 5-minute activism.

Your voice counts. Do it now.

Tip #156: Eat to Live.

Dr. Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live, was on the Dr. Oz show last week. His guidelines for losing weight work. Plus, you will eat healthier than ever if you follow his plan.

Tip #157: Share your recipes with others.

If you often cook with local ingredients and have a recipe of your own that rocks, then enter this contest ASAP. Sunday at the farmer’s market I noticed that the longest lines were for bread, cheese and meat. This contest is an excellent opportunity to get people focused on veggies.

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Tip #158: Spread the word.

Use message stickers and wear t-shirts to raise awareness for veganism. Here is my newly decorated laptop.

Tip #159: Get the “Eat to Live” Cliff Notes version here.

Read the rules of Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live program without reading the book plus you will find a bunch of eat-to-live-worthy recipes.

Tip #160: Summer’s here.

Learn how to grill vegan-style.

Tip #161: Give gifts that keep on giving.

A vegan cookbook would make a great graduation gift. I also think John Robbins’ Healthy at 100 is a nice, inspiring option.

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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Making Vegan Easy Week 22 Round-Up

I’ll say it again and again. It’s easy being vegan! Follow my “making vegan easy” tips and soon you will say it too.

Tip #148: My favorite raw cookbook is Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen.

Try the Wakame Hemp Power Slaw.

Tip #148: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World may not offer the healthiest recipes, but they sure taste good.

If you want vegan cupcakes, you can’t miss with this book.

Tip #149: Being vegan is fun.

Let’s move the world past the old stereotype of the “humorless vegan.” It’s fun living compassionately. Don’t let all the sad stuff get you down. Focus on the positive, so we can be good role models for the world.

Tip #150: If watching videos of animal cruelty makes you sad or depressed, don’t watch them.

This does not make anyone a bad vegan. Be grateful there are folks who can handle this work of undercover filming, however, so that this information gets out to the public. I watch these types of video occasionally–maybe once or twice a year as reminder of why I’m vegan. The rest of the year, I just enjoy living vegan. What’s your strategy? Share in the comments below.

Tip #151: Exchange your favorite recipes with friends.

Let’s start here with online recipes. Do you have a favorite recipe that’s online? Share it with us today. One of my favorite vegan recipes online is from veganyumyum. This blog is no longer updated but there are a wealth of good recipes here. I have been making this one for years.

Tip #152: Attend a veg festival this summer.

Meet new friends, listen to vegan speakers and, of course, EAT!

Tip #153: Save money by making food at home.

I found this website by The Gentle Chef that offers up a number of vegan cheese recipes. I know I will be trying some of these recipes over the next few months!

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Cruelty-Free Beauty: Nail Polish

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It’s that time of the year again — sandal season. This is a re-post from last year. I hope you find it helpful.

I love wearing flip-flops. My feet can breathe. I can spread my toes. It’s also a great excuse to treat my feet to a pedicure — one of my favorite guilt-free pleasures. Unfortunately, most pedicures involve harsh chemicals including formaldehyde — also used to embalm dead people. Do we really want to put that on our toes? No, according to the U.S. government, which recently added formaldehyde to a list of known carcinogens as reported in The New York Times. Most nail polishes contain formaldehyde as well as other unhealthy chemicals. Back in 2008, I blogged about vegan nail polish which isn’t tested on animals but also does not contain harsh chemicals.

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Making Vegan Easy Week 20 Round-Up

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Seven more makin’ vegan easy tips coming your way. Like my Facebook page to get them daily, and share with your friends and family. You never know what will be the “thing” that makes someone go vegan. I like to think that the easier we make it, the more people will embrace it. There’s no way around it. It’s easy being vegan.

Tip #134: Make time.

Someone said to me recently, “so many great recipes, so little time.” Don’t let time stop you from trying new recipes. You don’t even have to buy a new cookbook to be inspired. How about picking up an old, forgotten cookbook and trying a new recipe or two? You might be surprised by the gems you will find. Just last week I picked up a cookbook I’ve had for over 20 years and found two excellent vegan recipes.

Tip #135: Expect results.

Every day I find evidence the world is changing—for the better. There was a time not long ago that I thought I would never see a vegan product in the Sundance Catalog, which sells a boatload of expensive leather products. This weekend I opened it up to find this cute vegan bag. Woohoo!

Tip #136: Move over Yelp, there’s a new kid in town.

VeganCorner is a new website for all things vegan. If it’s vegan, you can write a review for it on this site. This is a great idea but remember, it will only work if we all do our part.

Tip #137: Eat your greens.

Dark, leafy green veggies are ranked numeral uno on the nutrient-density scale, which means we should eat a lot of them. Maybe this new cookbook, Wild About Greens, will help increase our consumption.

Tip #138: Be “cheezy.”

Check out the VegNews Guide to Vegan Cheese. This is an awesome list.

Tip #139: On a budget, all the recipes you will ever need are online.

Good sources include VegNews, Vegetarian Times, fatfreevegan.com and theppk.com. The list is long and google is your friend.

Tip #140: Vegans play sports.

For those who play baseball (or softball), Carpenter Trade makes custom vegan gloves. They’re a bit pricey, so another option is buying used equipment.

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