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Kelly Madrone: My Battle With Crohn’s – How Going Plant-Based Gave Me My Life Back

At age 12, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease—an autoimmune disease that affects the digestive system and that, at the time, almost no one had heard of. I had emergency … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Christian Kroll: Agriculture is broken, but we can fix it

I remember cycling past corn fields on my way to school. What ten-year-old me didn’t realise, of course, is that the huge machines and the beautiful, tidy monotony of the … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: 73 Cows

. A Derbyshire farmer gave his cows to a sanctuary because he could no longer justify killing sentient individuals. 73 Cows is the story of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen

. With all the nutrition advice on the internet, making decisions about a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming. In this short video, nutrition expert Dr. Michael Greger gives us a simple … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Korsha Wilson: Cooking Stirs the Pot for Social Change

Preparing food—and letting others cook for us—is a way to become good citizens who engage with the communities around us. . My arms hurt as I walked through Brooklyn on … Continue reading

July 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

These fat-free, gluten-free macaroons are pure magic and delicious.  Try out the aquafaba – you won’t miss the egg whites at all.   Ingredients Aquafaba* from 1 can of organic … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Parsnip and Apple Soup

This lovely, creamy soup is very soothing and has a great delicate flavor. It’s texture is enhanced by a sprinkling of deep fried parsnip shreds. YIELD:  Makes about 6 cups … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · 8 Comments

Doug Anderson: Chopping Garlic

Never take this for granted: the smell of it on my fingers and the way when I drop it in hot olive oil it blooms yet again and when I … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Teresa O’Connor: Decolonize Your Diet

Love your Mexican food? Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest. Pre-colonist cuisine was entirely gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat and fish were … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Eva’s Garden Angel Scones

I never liked the fuss of making biscuits – all the little bits and pieces that were leftover when cutting out the biscuits seemed such a waste, and the miser … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Vegan Kitchen: Roasted Tomato, Mustard Greens, and Chorizo Chili

I grew up in Texas where chili is part of the holy trinity of cuisine. As a Texan, you have your barbecue, your guacamole, and your chili. What these three … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Eight Tropical Fruits We Should Eat More Of

One of the great joys of summer is eating fruit. In the northern latitudes, berries, peaches, apricots, and melons ripen in the warm sun, and we can buy them at … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Curried Cauliflower, Peas, and Potatoes

Our version of this curry, a favorite combination of vegetables in India, unites cumin, turmeric, coriander, ginger, mustard, cinnamon, and cayenne. Fresh cilantro provides an herbal note. Serve the curry … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Dolmas — Wonderful Lebanese Grape Leaf Rolls

Think of this filling like a pilaf that can be varied in all kinds of ways. Try bulghur instead of rice, or add other herbs like cilantro or mint. Toasted … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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