Let's face it, even though being vegan and eco-friendly encompasses your entire life, you're most interested in the food. But finding and making delicious healthy, compassionate and ethical meals can be challenging, especially if you're brand new to this way of living. Eco-Vegan Gal is here to help you navigate the water, sharing her favorite finds and best resources in the following sections.
Las Vegas isn't usually the place to go when you're eating healthy. One would assume it's also not great for vegans either, but when you look closely and do your research both assumptions are quite false. You may have seen my reviews from my trips to Vegas in the past, but those were the old days - my diet has changed and the city is getting healthier and healthier, so I can't wait to go back and try it all out.
Just wanted to check in for those of you who don't follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or YouTube (though I can't imagine you don't follow at least one of those!). My cleanse is off to a great start - on Day 3 and going strong/feeling wonderful! Plus, my boyfriend decided to do it with me, which has been really great (see Cleanse Day 2 video). I haven't had a lot of free time to write so I've been doing mainly video content - check out the following videos when you have a chance. If you're doing a cleanse as well and would like some support I encourage you to join the Google Group (which has 34 members) and stay tuned for live video hangouts on Google Plus and occasional UStream live Q&As. I love hearing from you so would love an update on your cleanse in this comment section or any of the above sites.
I used to think agave nectar was the perfect sweetener because some raw foodists I trusted introduced me to it. Finally, it seemed like a great unrefined alternative to sugar and honey! But a year or so ago I did some research and discovered that it's not all it's cracked up to be - how disappointing! And over time, I learned that all unrefined sugars have some drawbacks - I outline the details in this article on Organic Authority.
I wasn't a big beer fan until a couple years ago. Don't know what happened, but suddenly I liked it. Especially Fat Tire by New Belgium (totally eco-vegan!). When I went gluten-free I got even more into beer, probably because of the novelty of finding the best GF options. That came to a halt when I started a cleanse back in April and I haven't felt the desire to drink much of it since. However, my boyfriend LOVES beer and drinks it like water, which got me curious about the health effects - what are the pros and cons of it? I explored the topic for my recent Organic Authority article called, "The Lowdown: Is Beer A Healthy Drink?"
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- Apple Valley Natural Foods (Berrien Springs, MI)
- Bedner's Farm Fresh Market (Boynton Beach, FL)
- Better Health Market (MI)
- Cooportunity (Santa Monica, CA)
- Country Cupboard (East Aurora, NY)
- Debra's Natural Gourmet (Acton, MA)
- Earthfare (East Coast and The South)
- Foods for Living (East Lansing, MI)
- Fred Meyer
- Fresh by Brookshire's (Tyler, TX)
- Fresh & Easy
- Fruitful Yield (Darien, IL)
- Health Hutt (MI)
- Harvest Health Foods (MI)
- HyVee (IL)
- Marlene's Market & Deli (WA)
- Nature's Market (Holland, MI)
- New Life Health Center (Tucson, AZ)
- Noah's Foods (Ontario, Canada)
- Orchard's Fresh Foods (Whittier, CA)
- Perelandra (Brooklyn, NY)
- Plum Market (MI)
- Rainbow Grocery (San Francisco, CA)
- Santa Rosa Community Market (Santa Rosa, CA)
- Sevananda Natural Foods Market (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Sunac Natural Food (Brooklyn, NY)
- Sunflower Market
- Trader Joes
- Wegmans Nature's Marketplace
- Wheatsville Food Co-op (Austin, Texas)
- Whole Earth Center (Princeton, NJ)
- Willy Street Co-op (Middleton, WI)
- Wild by Nature (NY)
- Whole Foods
- farmer's markets
- community gardens
- your backyard!