Category Archives: Vegan

Vegan and Vegetarian FAQ

I just posted my uber list of links and references that I collected when I was choosing to become a vegetarian. It is organized into Frequently Asked Questions and as much as possible, I have tried to include arguments for both sides of the eat meat, don’t eat meat debate and included links to research….

Grains Free Diet Day 29 – The End

So yesterday was the 30th day of my grain free diet experiment. I had fully intended to put a little grain back in my diet once the 30 days was over, but now I am rethinking what I will do with grains moving forward. I’ll tell you why.
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21 Days Without Grains

It has now been three weeks since I had any grains in my diet (except for a very small amount of rice protein in my protein shakes).
I still can’t say I notice any difference versus how I felt while I was consuming grains and I still crave bread and oatmeal.
One neat thing now that…

Great Vegan Eats

Back in December, my wife Chay decided she wanted to make every single recipe in her two favorite vegan cook books, Tal Ronin’s “The Conscious Cook” and Colleen Patrick Goudreau’s “The Vegan Table” and created a blog to share her experiences.
At PinkVegan Chay writes about every recipe she makes, how it was prepared and how…

Experiments in Clean Living

Was reflecting on all the ways I have reduced my exposure to toxins over the last few years and all the benefits I have experienced as a result. Here is a list of the things I have recently eliminated from my life either through diet and/or changing personal care products:
Meat – Stopped eating animals more…

Myths About Veganism

Some people will say that a vegan diet is too complicated or that it is risky. That it takes too much effort to prepare tasty meals without meat and dairy or that by eliminating these from your diet, you may be exposing yourself to some serious medical issues.
I think its more inconvenient and risky…

How to be a Vegan Away from Home

“OK, so let me get this straight. You want the veggie pizza with no cheese?” If I had a penny for every time I confused a server at a restaurant by asking for a vegan version of something on the menu, I’d be rich. We live in a meat eating dairy, loving world.
It’s one thing…

A Delicious Smoothie

Want to get a whole load of good nutrients in one tasty drink? The mud smoothie is an ideal alternative breakfast or snack and is easy to make (I will explain the mud part in a second).
You will need a blender and the following ingredients:
– cup of baby spinach
– half cup of strawberries
– half cup…

Comparing Different Types of Non-Dairy Milk

If you are looking to cut back or eliminate dairy you have a lot of options for substitutes. Soya is the most common dairy substitute, but there are others that taste better and don’t have the health risks often associated with soya. Click here to continue reading this post…

Why I Chose to Become a Vegan

In December 2008 I became a Vegan.  Many who heard about my diet were, and still are, confused about what it means to be vegan why I chose to live this way.
First of all, being a vegan means eating diet consisting exclusively of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds, or more simply, not eating anything…