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How to Balance Ethics and Intuitive Eating

This is a topic that is especially near and dear to me as I’ve been an ethical vegan for over a decade and am passionate about embracing intuitive eating and fighting back against diet culture. But isn’t veganism restrictive? Doesn’t that go against the principles of intuitive eating? How can you ... READ the POST

Plant-Based Protein 101

A recent report advised people to get the majority of their protein from plant sources. While this advice is nothing new, it grabbed headlines nonetheless. Here is a quick introduction to the basics of plant-based protein. Why do experts recommend predominantly plant-based eating plans? In terms ... READ the POST

10 Lessons I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Veganism

2019 marks my 10-year veganniversary! To be honest, I don’t remember the exact date I became fully vegan as I was in college and it took me awhile to eat up the dairy-containing snacks I had stashed in my dorm room. When I went vegan, there weren’t a million plant-based milk choices, the only ... READ the POST

What Dietary Supplements do Vegans Need?

If you're vegan, you've probably wondered, "What supplements should I be taking?" The answer is: it depends. It depends on what you eat, your lifestyle and where you live. Supplementation should be individualized as everyone is different. In a follow up to my general post on dietary supplements, ... READ the POST

Veganism is Not a Diet

All foods fit. Unconditional permission to eat. Food freedom. No foods off limits. Sound familiar? These are the mantras of the anti-diet world and they totally rock. But how does veganism fit into that?   Veganism is not a diet. Veganism is a lifestyle based on ethics and the ... READ the POST

Oregon Backpacking & Food Adventures

Lengthy post alert! Many photos and tales from the trail lie ahead. Unfortunately I've experienced quite a few technical difficulties getting the photos to load to this post -- oh the joys of being a blogger! Alas, it's finally up! This trip has been the highlight of my summer and I already can't ... READ the POST

What You Need to Know About Veganism and Orthorexia

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness week, I want to discuss an issue I personally observe in the vegan community and is sometimes (often) misconstrued by the media. If you are into food and nutrition, surely you’ve heard the words “clean”, “cleanse” and “detox” used in reference to a ... READ the POST

Cruelty-Free & Eco-Friendly Winter Body Care

Disclosures: This post contains affiliate links for Plaine Products. And I received product from Natural Vegan Club and In the Beginning Organics to try for free. It's about that time of year: we're totally over the cold weather, seriously lacking vitamin D, and our skin is in need of tender ... READ the POST

Eating Vegan in Washington, D.C.

This is a long-overdue post sharing the excellent vegan food I had during two back-to-back trips to Washington, D.C. in June. The first trip was my very first experience in D.C., for leisure (chasing a concert) and finally getting a peek at the Declaration of Independence. The second trip was ... READ the POST