Friday, 14 January 2011 13:13

Eco-Vegan Daily Download: Nuts, Kale Chips, & Healthy Beauty

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  • Vegan Alfredo (cashew & almond based) with Ancient Harvest Quinoa spiral pasta and broccoli. Wow. This recipe proves that you don't need gluten or soy to have a delicious vegan meal!
  • In order to make the alfredo I made my own almond milk. After soaking the almonds I blended them with some water and added a few drops of vanilla, then strained it through my awesome nut milk bag.
  • I'm obsessed with baking kale with vinegar and salt - sooo yummy! I ate a whole bunch of kale today buy making it this way. Got the inspiration from Elana's Pantry.
  • Went to Co-opportunity in Santa Monica for the first time this year - I love this place almost as much as I love Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco (the latter's bulk section is beyond words). Co-op is remolding and making some nice improvements. I got some delicious produce, grains, legumes, nuts, spices, home supplies, and left with only a few packaged products.
  • If you're in Los Angeles please check out LA Veg Society. I'm friends with the organizers and I just checked out their site and was blown away by how great it looks and how easy it is to navigate. Lots of great information on there.
5 Eco-Vegan Things Worth Sharing from the Web:
  1. My friend Emily Penn, who is doing amazing things to preserve the ocean, was crowned RYA Yachtmaster® of the Year 2010! She beat out 3,200 people for this for her sailing skills.
  2. Rose Pedals Vegan Weddings ~ featuring real vegan wedding and proposal stories, and resources for all-things-vegan on the big day. They're launching their site on Valentines, so stay tuned or add it to your RSS feed.
  3. Can a Veggie-Rich Diet Make You More Beautiful?/Eat Veggies, Cheat Death ~ a study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behaviour found that eating foods high in carotenoids — a nutrient found in some fruits, leafy greens and root vegetables — gave them a healthy glow that rivaled a sun tan and made them more attractive in tests. 
  4. Klean Kanteen introduces new Reflect plastic-free bamboo stainless steel water bottle ~ the title speaks for itself, and I'll ultra excited about this! Be sure to read the end of the post though and consider whether or not you need to buy anything new just because it's new.
  5. Vending Machines Go Organic ~ they'll have vegan snacks (including gluten-free options) and fruit. We're making some headway, but this article wonders if it's a marketing scam.
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