Vegan Living Fresh reviews for a full vegan life <![CDATA[Avocado Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua]]> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:39:58 +0000 <![CDATA[Fruit Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:26:05 +0000 <![CDATA[ Wow more people should know the facts on our diet choices]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:51:02 +0000 <![CDATA[Apple Juice Quick Tip by JadeLouiseDesigns]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:20:46 +0000 <![CDATA[Daiya Quick Tip by Michaela_Renee]]> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 23:36:23 +0000 <![CDATA[Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Quick Tip by Michaela_Renee]]> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 23:31:53 +0000 <![CDATA[Lemon Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:49:09 +0000 <![CDATA[Mango Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]> Mango rules!]]> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:34:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Spinach Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:41:08 +0000 <![CDATA[Garlic Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:55:38 +0000 <![CDATA[Tofu Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:24:49 +0000 <![CDATA[Strawberry Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 19:42:55 +0000 <![CDATA[Whole Foods Market Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:32:47 +0000 <![CDATA[Avocado Quick Tip by Sharrie]]>

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<![CDATA[Mango Quick Tip by Sharrie]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 02:50:29 +0000 <![CDATA[ UN-Sustainable!]]>
In fact, I started shopping there more than 20 years. Very friendly employees, fun & colorful packaging, easy to handle and perfect for bachelor/ettes & college students, loooow prices, and kitchy titles on self-branded items.

But my boyfriend & I no longer patron them. This is why: Processed foods from far away places (talk about 1500 miles from farm to table; transporting foods is a huge source of global warming); loads & loads of packaging; heavy use of palm oil in every one of their desserts and other products (unless it specifies "sustainable certified", palm oil is the #1 reason for deforestation, esp in Indonesia where orangutans are going extinct); fake "dolphin safe" tuna from Indonesia (false labeling, only one dolphin safe tuna is guaranteed:; and harmful toxic products in nearly all of their beauty goods.

I've sent a letter about the palm oil, talked to more than 3 store managers at 3 of their W LA stores about packaging and toxic beauty product materials...but more customers need to speak up.

Trader Joes never claimed to be an eco-friendly store, but I think most of its shoppers would be shocked to find out just how Un-sustainable they are. I do wonder if they could use some guidance at their corporate office, e.g., a sustainability coordinator?

So until some effort's been made on their part to step green, we'll continue to use their hardy tote bags (made from non-organic cotton), but that's where our buck stops at TJ's.]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:09:26 +0000
<![CDATA[English Retreads Quick Tip by devora]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:34:38 +0000 <![CDATA[Food, Inc. Quick Tip by greengenerationny]]> Sun, 6 Mar 2011 01:28:21 +0000 <![CDATA[Edamame Quick Tip by Clay_Miller]]> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:24:08 +0000 <![CDATA[Trader Joe's Quick Tip by Clay_Miller]]> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:02:13 +0000 <![CDATA[ Yum]]> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 03:47:48 +0000 <![CDATA[Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe Quick Tip by bstriepe]]> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:55:22 +0000 <![CDATA[Vegan with a Vengeance Quick Tip by bstriepe]]> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:54:33 +0000 <![CDATA[Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Quick Tip by bstriepe]]> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:53:55 +0000 <![CDATA[Agave Nectar Quick Tip by EcoMama]]> read some info for yourself: "The process which many, if not most, agave producers use to convert this inulin into "nectar" is VERY similar to the process by which cornstarch is converted into HFCS1.

Though processing methods can differ among manufacturers, most commercially available agave is converted into fructose-rich syrup using genetically modified enzymes and a chemically intensive process involving caustic acids, clarifiers, and filtration chemicals." This sounds neither, natural, nor healthy or environmentally friendly. 

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<![CDATA[ Wow. If You WANT to Know, This Film Will Inform You.]]> I tend to avoid constant streams of news because the flow of bad and dark overwhelms me and makes me feel hopeless. I can't watch the endless commentary on why people do some of the hideous things that they do, or how our world is becoming more and more hostile. So the fact that I generally love documentaries surprises e.

Food Inc was one I put off for a very long time. I'm not naive - and maybe that's why I did put it off - because I know just enough. But seeing is different than knowing.

Super Size Me and King Corn of two of my favorite documentaries. Food Inc both picks up where they left off and becomes the missing piece of the puzzle.I expected to be challenged and horrified by Food Inc, but I didn't expect to be as moved as I was.

Some of the statistics and facts presented are staggering. Animals housed and fed to become the end product that are so heavy that their legs can't hold them, diseased animals tossed into the meat mix, A semi-solution that is not taken wherein the cattle being fed a different diet for days could kill 80% of the e coli bacteria. Farmers carrying debt of a half million but making a mere 18K a year. Larger corporations refusing to make statements or appear on camera. Those are almost enough to paint a compelling picture of serious issues.

But there's more....the family who eats dollar hamburgers from a fast food outlet based on budget restrictions of both time and money. This same family is shown in the grocery store lamenting the $1.29 per pound price tag on broccoli and when a daughter looks longingly at pears, they are weighed and rejected because $.99 price tag per pound would only buy them two or three pears. However, pop was cheap. The father was diabetic. The mother explained that $260.00 a month went to his two diabetic medications. They had to make a decision between food that might make them all healthier and medicine to keep him healthy.

Then there was the political activist who became one when she lost her small child to e coli from tainted burger.

I could go on but I won't.

If you are concerned about what goes into your mouth, and the mouths of those you care about, you need to look further into America's food supply and Food Inc could be a good starting point.]]> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 00:28:33 +0000
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With these feelings aside, any of Isa's cookbooks are wonderful additions to a kitchen.  Rather than using highly processed ingredients (mainly meat substitutes) that a lot of vegetarian cookbooks use, Isa's recipes utlize a plethora of healhy ingredients that are easy to find.  The recipes I've tried are delicious, and get rave reviews from my meat-loving boyfriend.   


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<![CDATA[necessities]]> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 18:45:30 +0000 <![CDATA[Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Quick Tip by simbaraves]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 06:04:45 +0000 <![CDATA[ Great!]]>


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<![CDATA[The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health Quick Tip by sabres2332]]> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:01:23 +0000