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necessaryveganism:


Currently nearly half of all US land is already dedicated to animal agriculture. If we were to switch over to grass-fed beef it would require clearing every square inch of the US, up into Canada, all of Central America and well into South America. (this includes all mountains, forests and cities)
And this is just to feed the United States’ demand on meat. 

Animal agriculture of any kind is unsustainable and inhumane. The only Earth, human and animal friendly decision you can make is to go vegan
- Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

necessaryveganism:

Currently nearly half of all US land is already dedicated to animal agriculture. If we were to switch over to grass-fed beef it would require clearing every square inch of the US, up into Canada, all of Central America and well into South America. (this includes all mountains, forests and cities)

And this is just to feed the United States’ demand on meat. 

Animal agriculture of any kind is unsustainable and inhumane. The only Earth, human and animal friendly decision you can make is to go vegan

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

lexliftlove:

thepetiteathlete:

Lol!

I put both on my lettuce wraps and load myself up with yummy fats.

lexliftlove:

thepetiteathlete:

Lol!

I put both on my lettuce wraps and load myself up with yummy fats.

"Before I went vegetarian, I did not like broccoli and cauliflower, I had never tasted avocadoes, never thought about mixing in nuts and seeds with my food. Never really appreciated the sweetness of fruits and orange veggies.
Before I went vegan, I had never experimented with dates and peanut butter, never realized that dark chocolate is so much tastier than milk chocolate and so much more satisfying. Never knew how ice cream and yummy cookies can be made out of a bunch of over ripe bananas, which you got for free. Never guessed how magical cashews are and how they can be turned into cheesy sauces or dips, or that almonds make the best white crumbly cheese. I had never really appreciated hummus, delicious homemade pesto and the yumminess of smoothies.
I discovered chia and flax seeds, which are excellent egg replacers and thickeners, Who knew oats left to soak overnight could be so good?
No, vegetarianism and veganism are not limiting. They just open you up to a whole new world. And the awesome feeling of knowing that you’re living healthily while leaving less marks on mother earth, and hurting no animals is irreplaceable."
Mary Lyse (via fightingforanimals)
A message from Anonymous
Do you have any extremely simple lunch recipes? I also just wanted to thank you for running such a great blog. Sending endless amounts of love and positivity your way. x

alloftheveganfood:

Here is a vegan quick and easy round up. Check out this post for quick and easy meal recipes. Check out this post for easy meal ideas as well as this one. Here are easy recipes that the-secret-vegan put together. The vegan kid lunch round up has some pretty simple recipes included in it. Below are a few other easy lunch ideas. Thank you for the kind words! Enjoy!

september challengers

vegan

vegetarian

pescetarian

eating more whole, unprocessed foods

eating more fruits and veggies

increasing protein and iron intake 

A message from Anonymous
hi :) i was wondering where i can buy vegan boots? i'm walking to scotland soon and need a good pair of boots. thanks!

adviceforvegans:

Hey lovely! :) 

How about one of these stores?

Vegan Store
Mens and womens shoes, clothing, accessories, as well as food items, vitamins, home goods and more.

Nice Shoes
Shoes for men and women and e everything else a vegan may need including belts, bags, food, books, candles, etc.

MooShoes
Shoes, jackets, belts, bags, wallets, etc for men and women.

Vegan Store UK
Shoes for men and women, and all things vegan.

Alternative Outfitters
Shoes and accessories for men and women.

Vegan Chic
Shoes and accessories for women, men and kids.

Muso Koroni
Men’s and Women’s Clothes, shoes, accessories, products.

Noah
Italian vegan shoes for men and women.

Vegetarian Shoes
(All vegan, despite the name) Shoes, clothes, accessories and products. (UK international orders.)

Cow Jones Industrials
Vegan Boutique for Women (shoes, clothing, products).

Cri de Coeur
Couture women’s shoes and basics.

Olsen Haus
Couture women’s (children’s and some men’s) footware.

Mama Shaman
Women’s, men’s, and children’s shoes and accessories.

Veganwares
Shoes for women and men.

Freerangers
Vegan shoes, belt, and accessories for women and men.

BBoheme
Quality shoes and accessories for men and women.

Ethicalwares
Shoes for men and women.

Melissa
Recycled plastic designer shoes.

Neuaura Shoes
Shoes for Women

Roni Kantor
Vintage style shoes, clothing and accessories for women. International customers place order inquiries here

Beyond Skin
Women’s Shoes

Cri de Coeur
Women’s shoes and basics.

Love is Mighty
Women’s Shoes

Compassionate Couture
Women’s shoes and accessories.

Charmone
Women’s Shoes

No harm
All mens shoe collection.

Brave Gentleman
Mens shoes, clothes, ties, cologne and more.


Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Mushrooms (x)

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Mushrooms (x)

Challenge starts tomorrow!!!

Comments, questions, concerns? Casey and I are happy to help!! —Carolyn

don’t know what we’re talking about? This challenge!

A message from labelmehealthyyy
Vegetarian diet tips/essentials please! :D Awesome challenge!

Hi! Of course!! They’ll be coming in throughout the whole month. Thanks for your message dude, we’re pretty excited :) —Carolyn

A message from Anonymous
Hello, I would really like to join the party, my url is ciasteayogi - I would also like to give out my email adress to communicate with other participants, but only to them ;) I will try to eat completely lacto- vegetarian food.

okie doke love bug, here’s how the email challenge works. We’ll be creating the email ring, so you only have to send your email to us. Once the challenge is up, we’ll send the entire group who sent us emails the group thread (it’ll be just all the emails together where you can see each other and then y’all go from there). You can send us your email via ask or pm. It won’t be published. —Carolyn

toethefinishline:

How to make the transition to veganism!
I had wanted to make the transition to veganism for so long but I never knew where to start. I began as a vegetarian for 4 years and then made the switch to veganism! I have compiled a list of things to help YOU make the transition (: Even if you have never considered this I definitely think you should try it out for a few days or a week and just see what you think! 
I, like many others, used to think that going vegan would limit me so much to what I could and couldn’t eat! I was wrong- veganism has expanded my food range so much and I have begun to try things that I had never even heard of before! Making this transition has allowed me to try so many new recipes and ways of cooking things! I have some wonderful recipes I cook frequently now and am working on posting them all on my blog (:
Some useful resources that helped me:
The book Vegan for Life was a HUGE help! It helped me to learn so much more about nutrients and how to make sure I am eating healthy, eating enough, all the while eating vegan ! This is a must read if you are making the transition!
Vegankit helped me when I started too! It helped me to learn about how to live a vegan lifestyle- including foods, products, clothes, and more!
Earthlings- I never finished it but it is a documentary about animal cruelty and it is just absolutely heartbreaking! I have been told by many that it makes people want to go vegan!
From excuse-itarian to vegan! This video discusses a lot of common/important topics that are relevant when making the transition! You should defintiely watch it! 
Pinterest ! I found it my favorite source for finding recipes! They are free and easy and there are a million to choose from! If you check out my pinterest (linked above) I have a bunch of recipes under my vegan board that I have made & loved!
Vitamin B12- of all supplements this is the one you need! So make sure you are taking it :D 
Some other things to keep in mind when making the transition:
Choose around 10 easy & basic recipes that you can fall back on! Many families stick to the same recipes throughout throughout their weeks and rotate them and if you have 10 to rotate through then you will be set!
Let people know you are vegan before you visit or come prepared! Many people are willing to work with you and help you to meet your dietary needs but you should let them know in advance so they will be prepared!
Prepare in advance. Whether you are traveling or just going out to eat it helps to pack snacks along or see where you are going and check if they have vegan options!
When you go out to eat the best thing to do is ask the waiter what options are available or ask for the specifics of a certain item on the menu!
Keep food ready in your pantry/fridge! If you have food ready to eat then when you are hungry you won’t be tempted to eat anything that is not vegan!
Remember your reasons for doing this! Whether you are motivated for your health or to help the animals, keep it in mind so you do not give up!
Make a vegan friend! There are many vegans on tumblr and sometimes it just helps to be able to talk to someone that you have veganism in common with! You can share ideas, tips, recipes, etc!
Know your stuff! Don’t be pushy when talking to others about veganism but be able to stand your ground! Never be a rude vegan (because they already have a bad rep) but don’t let non-vegans push you around and insult your beliefs either ! 
I hope this helps everyone and if you need more info I will do my best to help you! These are just some general tips and I would be happy to provide more info to anyone and if anyone is interested in going vegan (or vegetarian) please let me know! It is such a wonderful lifestyle! :D
-Casey

toethefinishline:

How to make the transition to veganism!

I had wanted to make the transition to veganism for so long but I never knew where to start. I began as a vegetarian for 4 years and then made the switch to veganism! I have compiled a list of things to help YOU make the transition (: Even if you have never considered this I definitely think you should try it out for a few days or a week and just see what you think! 

I, like many others, used to think that going vegan would limit me so much to what I could and couldn’t eat! I was wrong- veganism has expanded my food range so much and I have begun to try things that I had never even heard of before! Making this transition has allowed me to try so many new recipes and ways of cooking things! I have some wonderful recipes I cook frequently now and am working on posting them all on my blog (:

Some useful resources that helped me:

  • The book Vegan for Life was a HUGE help! It helped me to learn so much more about nutrients and how to make sure I am eating healthy, eating enough, all the while eating vegan ! This is a must read if you are making the transition!
  • Vegankit helped me when I started too! It helped me to learn about how to live a vegan lifestyle- including foods, products, clothes, and more!
  • Earthlings- I never finished it but it is a documentary about animal cruelty and it is just absolutely heartbreaking! I have been told by many that it makes people want to go vegan!
  • From excuse-itarian to vegan! This video discusses a lot of common/important topics that are relevant when making the transition! You should defintiely watch it! 
  • Pinterest ! I found it my favorite source for finding recipes! They are free and easy and there are a million to choose from! If you check out my pinterest (linked above) I have a bunch of recipes under my vegan board that I have made & loved!
  • Vitamin B12- of all supplements this is the one you need! So make sure you are taking it :D 

Some other things to keep in mind when making the transition:

  • Choose around 10 easy & basic recipes that you can fall back on! Many families stick to the same recipes throughout throughout their weeks and rotate them and if you have 10 to rotate through then you will be set!
  • Let people know you are vegan before you visit or come prepared! Many people are willing to work with you and help you to meet your dietary needs but you should let them know in advance so they will be prepared!
  • Prepare in advance. Whether you are traveling or just going out to eat it helps to pack snacks along or see where you are going and check if they have vegan options!
  • When you go out to eat the best thing to do is ask the waiter what options are available or ask for the specifics of a certain item on the menu!
  • Keep food ready in your pantry/fridge! If you have food ready to eat then when you are hungry you won’t be tempted to eat anything that is not vegan!
  • Remember your reasons for doing this! Whether you are motivated for your health or to help the animals, keep it in mind so you do not give up!
  • Make a vegan friend! There are many vegans on tumblr and sometimes it just helps to be able to talk to someone that you have veganism in common with! You can share ideas, tips, recipes, etc!
  • Know your stuff! Don’t be pushy when talking to others about veganism but be able to stand your ground! Never be a rude vegan (because they already have a bad rep) but don’t let non-vegans push you around and insult your beliefs either ! 

I hope this helps everyone and if you need more info I will do my best to help you! These are just some general tips and I would be happy to provide more info to anyone and if anyone is interested in going vegan (or vegetarian) please let me know! It is such a wonderful lifestyle! :D

-Casey