Make your meal healthy at Blaze Pizza

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My build your own pizza at Blaze Pizza. Photo by me.

I am heading into week five of my vegan journey, and I am finding that if you don’t educate yourself on veganism, it is easy to feel as though there is nothing a vegan can eat.

One of my all time favorite foods is pizza. Friday night I decided to take on the challenge of making my meal vegan at Blaze Pizza… Spoiler alert, it was easy! Read the rest of this entry

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RIP Prince: One of many influential, vegan celebrities

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“We’re all members of the animal kingdom. Leave your brothers and sisters in the sea,” said Prince in his song “Animal Kingdom.”

Music recording legend Prince made global headlines Thursday morning, one day before Earth Day, with the announcement of his death at age 57. What you may not know is, Prince, one who engaged in  both vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, was one of many celebrities that refrain from eating meat.

A vegetarian lifestyle excludes all meat, while a vegan lifestyle eliminates all animal products including meat, dairy, eggs and honey.

Prince

The seven-time Grammy Award winning artist was famous for both his love for women and his love for the environment.

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Prince at Coachella Music Festival, 2008. Photo Courtesy of Common Creatives: Wikipedia: Flickr @Scott Penner.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s named Prince the Sexiest Vegetarian Alive The Academy Award winner also donated “Animal Kingdom” for PETA to use as a musical invitation to its 20th anniversary party in New York.

In an interview with Vegetarian Times, Prince notably said he did not “eat anything with parents.” Read the rest of this entry

Earth Day: Embrace nature and go vegan

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How does someone celebrate something they have known all their lives? Do you throw an earth themed party? Do you plant a tree? This year I chose to celebrate this beautiful world with food and exercise.

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View from Steep Canyon Trailhead. Photo by me. 

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Four reasons why vegan restaurants should not scare you

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Veggie Grill’s Buffalo wings, vegan ranch dressing and celery sticks. Photo taken by me.

1. Yes, there is food that you will actually want.

At first sight, vegan cuisine can be intimidating. You look at the menu and see photographs of what appears to be meat and yet it is not meat at all.

However, take a closer look. There is usually an “about” section of the menu that explains the food. If not, there are nutrition facts, for example dairy free, antibiotic free and hormone free. You will not be disappointed.

Tuesday night I visited Veggie Grill in Pasadena, California. I am no stranger to their delectable carrot cake, and I have indulged in their crab-free crab cake. So, as a new vegan I decided to try their Buffalo wings, and let me tell you – there is nothing to be afraid of. Read the rest of this entry