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Looks Like the Plant-Based Food Trend is Here to Stay

There are many hot food trends this year. So far, most of them have one thing in common—they are plant based.<p>It’s all about the green<p>The biggest food …

EPA

How Giving Up Meat For A Month Improved My Productivity

Eating plant-based whole foods for a month affected my work in unexpected ways.<p>Food occupies so much of my mental space. Throughout the day, when I’m at meetings or writing stories, my mind often drifts to what I’ll be eating for lunch. On a good day, I’ll spend time plotting how to get myself a …

Nutrition

6 Ways to Liberate Yourself From Toxic Habits!

We've all been in situations where it feels as if your life is on replay, as if you were in a time loop.<p>Things are happening, events are exchanging but somehow its all the same experiences day after day... Monotonous. Different situations yet the same outcome. When this occurs it often takes a lot …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Happiness

The Best Marriage Advice EVER

When Ashley and I got married thirteen years ago, we were young and in love, but we were also pretty clueless (me especially)! Along the way, we've had so many people share wise advice and life experiences with us, which has helped guide our family through good times and hard times.<p>Through the …

Texan, Vegan, Red, Verde: 15 Game-Day Chili Recipes for Every Taste

Political controversies, financial debates, and social science arguments may come and go, but it's safe to say that here in the US, chili will remain a contentious subject for all time. Beef or pork (assuming you're using meat at all)? Beans or no beans? Tomatoes or sans tomatoes? What kind of …

Cooking

You Should Be Roasting Your Radishes

When it comes to eating my vegetables, I have a habit of repeating myself. Roasted Brussels sprouts? Check. Salad? Check. Sautéed greens? Check. Now …

A (Vegan) Gumbo with a Trick for Richer Soups

The greater challenge in creating veg versions of traditional meat-based dishes is most often not in replacing the meat itself, but rather layering flavor the meat imparts to a dish typically by way of a rich stock or broth. Often, a good homemade vegetable stock does the trick, but sometimes it's …

20+ Vegan Finger Food Recipes for your next Party

The post 20+ Vegan Finger Food Recipes for your next Party appeared first on Vegan Family Recipes.The super bowl is coming up soon! To be honest, I …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Meditation

Breast Cancer Maven — General Tso's Tempeh

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General Tso’s Tempeh

I absolutely adore asian influenced flavors as shown in examples A and B. One of my most favorite dishes when I ordered Chinese takeout in the past …

Vegan Backyard Barbecue

I absolutely love summer time grilling. For me, that is what really signifies that summer has arrived. When I first changed to a plant based diet, I …

Food For Thought 11

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” -Sydney J. HarrisThe post Food For Thought 11 appeared first on Breast Cancer Maven.

Say Hello to Good Bai

I was just sitting down to write a new post about a delicious carrot salad I made this morning. Before I did, I checked the results of a contest I …

Food for Thought Quotes 10

“Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal.” – A Course In Miracles June 7 is National Survivor Day. In retrospect, when I …

Seven Flavors of Meditation

Check out Easy Things to Make You Meditate by Breast Cancer Maven at Mode As I know many survivors have, I’ve considered my breast cancer as a type …

Vegan and Gluten Free

Banana Split Dessert Pizza – Vegan and Gluten Free

Today I am sharing a vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free dessert pizza. It is a banana based crust topped with chocolate ganache, fresh fruit, …

Tropikale Juice

This green juice is a taste of the tropics and is a perfect juice for someone new to juicing. Unlike most of the green juice I consume, this juice is …

Truffle Macaroni and Cheese, Vegan and Gluten Free

Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day. Who says that being vegan has to exclude you from such an awesome holiday? There are many different vegan …

Recipes