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Top 5 Most Vegan-Friendly World Cuisines

If you were raised in a culture where “meat and potatoes” was the standard evening meal, then you might not realize that in many other cuisines around the world it’s the vegetables, grains and legumes that take center stage. While there are plenty of global cuisines that are largely plant-based, in this list I’ve narrowed…

Quick & Easy Red Bean Burgers

Who would have thought that beans, oats, and other healthy plant-based ingredients could come together to form a delicious vegan burger? Well, they can—and this bean burger recipe shows you how. This recipe comes from Vegan 101, the latest vegan cookbook by superstar sister duo Heather Bell and Jenny Engel. These two have been cookin’…

Hopeful Eyes: Meet The Dogs Rescued From the Dog Meat Trade

As I stepped into the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation located in Sherman Oaks, California, the air was filled with positive energy and the curiosity of visitors, including my own. I was instantly greeted by staff members who enthusiastically told me the history and stories of the dogs that had been rescued from the dog…

The Humane Cosmetics Act and How You Can Help End Animal Testing!

Did you ever stop to think about how many products you use in a day? You most likely use shampoo, conditioner, and soap in the shower. Once you’re good and clean, on goes the moisturizer, deodorant, and hair gel (Oh my!). Don’t forget your makeup! You get the point. Most people use multiple hygiene products…

Vegan Tuna Salad—Made From Chickpeas!

Move over, tuna! The surprise ingredient in these “tuna” salad sandwiches? Chickpeas. This versatile legume takes on the taste of the sea while delivering a protein punch. It’s perfect as a sandwich filling or on a bed of lettuce. This vegan tuna salad sandwich recipe appears in my book, MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat…