Just a (late) reminder to any vegans that might go to Starbucks and order pumpkin spice anything:
They do use powdered/condensed milk in their pumpkin flavoring, so even if you order something pumpkin spice with a replacement for the milk, it is not vegan.
Plant Strong vegan cookbook competition!
As you can see, I like vegan cookbooks. Some of you need vegan cookbooks. You can win a vegan cookbook from me for free. Sound simple enough? Good.
Simply reblog or like this by the end of October, and I will pick a winner at random. I’ll only be choosing from those of you that follow me, and you can only enter once. I mean you can reblog it all you want, but I’m only counting one entry from each of you. The winner will have their choice of book from any of the following:
- The Happy Herbivore
- The Happy Herbivore Everyday
- The Happy Herbivore Abroad
- Bake and Destroy
- Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World
- Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
- Ms. Cupcake
- Vegan On The Cheap
- Sweet Vegan
- Appetite For Reduction
- Viva Vegan!
- The Vegan Slow Cooker
- The Complete Guide To Vegan Food Substitutions
- Easy Vegan
- Vegan Cooking For One
- Vegan With A Vengeance
I’ll buy you a new copy from Amazon so that anyone in the world can get their prize, so they author won’t be missing out, and so you won’t have a book covered in soup stains…
We’ve always been told to eat our vegetables…but what about our sea vegetables?
There’s another frontier of edible vegetation that deserves attention; and for good reason. Seaweeds and algae are incredible sources of nutrition and are a kind and efficient alternative to eating marine animals.
Sea weeds, like wakame, are very nutritious. High in calcium, iron, protein, and a host of vitamins and minerals, sea vegetables are a necessary food, especially for vegans. They are great source of iodine, which is essential to thyroid and brain function. And they contain almost every mineral found in the ocean! All of this contributes to weight loss and improved skin and hair quality… oh, and overall improved health.
Our vanity encourages us to throw sea vegetables in wherever we can… they are a great addition to any soup, and crushed, sundried seaweeds (dulse) are a great seasoning.
Don’t care for sea vegetables or algae? Try a raw, green super food powder. Our favorite is Amazing Grass’s Raw Reserve (available at most natural food stores and Amazon.com). It contains a great blend of raw land and sea vegetables and is a excellent daily supplement.
Want to learn more? We like the explanation on Julie’s Raw Ambition.