5 Life-Changing Ways Raw Foods Helped My Chronic Disease

5 Life-Changing Ways Raw Foods Helped My Chronic Disease

5 Life-Changing Ways Raw Foods Helped My Chronic Disease

I went vegan to combat my thyroid disease, and I’ve never felt better. A few years ago, I was alone in my college dorm room after waking up from an eight-hour nap. Yes, eight hours. I was completely confused and delirious. The sun had set, and I was still wearing my clothes from that day. I’ll never forget the awful migraine I woke up with, as if I was I was recovering from an awful hangover. Well, it wasn’t. Soon, I discovered that I was suffering from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Unfortunately, I suffered from many symptoms due to my thyroid […]

7 Signs Your Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Isn’t Working for You

7 Signs Your Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Isn’t Working for You

7 Signs Your Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Isn’t Working for You

In an effort to improve your health and lose weight, you stopped eating meat. So why don’t you feel freakin’ fantastic like nearly every vegan and vegetarian you know? Chances are, your plant-based menu could use some tweaking.

Countless studies show that vegetarian and vegan diets can lower the risk for heart disease, diabetes , and even some cancers. And in general, plant eaters tend to be slimmer than those who eat meat. But veggie diets aren’t foolproof—and eating too many of the wrong foods (or too few of the right ones) can leave you feeling far from amazing.

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Tiger Nuts, the Next Big Thing in Vegan Baking

Tiger Nuts, the Next Big Thing in Vegan Baking

Tiger Nuts, the Next Big Thing in Vegan Baking

Have you heard of tiger nuts? In spite of their name, tiger nuts are related to neither tigers nor nuts. Also known as yellow nutsedge, tiger nuts are actually tubers from a plant in the sedge family. While tiger nuts are just now getting some traction in the paleo baking community, they have been used as a food for thousands of years. Tiger nuts are hardy and can be grown almost anywhere. California, many African countries, and countries in South and Central America grow tiger nuts, but they are primarily cultivated in Spain.

Compared to other tubers such as potatoes, […]

35 Vegan & Gluten Free Dinner Recipes

35 Vegan & Gluten Free Dinner Recipes

35 Vegan & Gluten Free Dinner Recipes

Get some dinner inspiration from these 35 dinner recipes that are all vegan and gluten free! So, I know that in my last post I talked about how I wasn’t strictly following a gluten free diet anymore, but I still eat a lot of gluten free foods and will continue to do so. I thought it would be helpful to put together a roundup of all of my gluten free dinners that also happen to be vegan because I know there’s a lot of people out there who don’t eat gluten or dairy.

I hope you all find these recipes […]

Egg-selent! These Students Developed a Bonafide Vegan Hard-Boiled Egg!

Egg-selent! These Students Developed a Bonafide Vegan Hard-Boiled Egg!

Egg-selent! These Students Developed a Bonafide Vegan Hard-Boiled Egg!

It’s no secret that eggs, in general, have dominated the mainstream breakfast scene for some time now. From omelets to scrambles to quiches and beyond, eggs are a mainstay in many people’s diets, whether they’re eaten alone or hidden in a baked treat — which is people who are following a plant-based diet could be excited to learn that a brand new vegan hard-boiled egg has been developed!

Four Master’s students at the University of Udine in Italy have reportedly developed an extremely realistic replica of a traditional hard-boiled egg from all-vegan ingredients, and have announced their plan to obtain […]