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How to Go Vegan as a Family

Becoming a vegan is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do – but it can also be one of the most challenging. Add a partner and a mini-me or two to the mix and you’ll wonder how on earth you’re going to manage this. So, before you decide...
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Getting Your Kids Active in Your Vegan Organic Garden

Aside from the standard pests that we all see in our gardens, one of the most destructive of all forces is our kids… Aside from putting up 6-foot high fences topped with barbed wire (these wild creatures will always find their way into your freshly planted patch and create havoc),...
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Mother, Are You Telling Your Children the Truth?

Just before Christmas, I took my kids to see a production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack, our hero, took delight in telling the audience about some meatballs he had recently enjoyed. In the very next scene he had to take his beloved cow Daisy to market – he was...
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Surviving the Chanukah-Christmas Holidays as a Vegan

Traditional ways of celebrating Christmas and Chanukah aren’t exactly vegan friendly. The extensive use of animals for food, clothing, and gifts can make the holiday season seem daunting for inexperienced vegans. Moving into my twelfth year of veganism, I have some tricks up my sleeve for not only surviving the...
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Vegan Richa’s Thanksgiving Lasgna Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means a whole lot of delicious vegan food! As the only couple choosing to eat plant based diet in our friend circle, it becomes somewhat important to cook up an almost whole meal by myself and take it to the feast. And...
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Top 10 Vegan Halloween Recipes and Treats

After all the spooky vegan Halloween drinks that Jackie made for you, you must be craving some munchie treats! We have searched close and far, entered spooky zones, roamed the Halloween web buzz, and found the best Halloween recipes and treats, just for you. So here they are, our top...
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Happy Rosh Hashana: Celebrating the Jewish New Year the Vegan Way

With Rosh Hashanah (otherwise known as Jewish New Year) approaching it is time for us Jewish vegans to think of innovative new traditions in the spirit of the customary food. Honey is the main focus of this holiday as it is sweet and represents the beginning of a “sweet new...
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My Vegan Family’s Pantry

I try really really hard to plan my family’s meals a week in advance so I can shop accordingly and only buy what I need to eliminate wastage and be more organised, but for some reason it never works! Things always change, we get caught up with spontaneous activities leaving...
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No Pigs Were Harmed in the Making of This Luau

No matter which way you look at it, a Hawaiian luau (pronounced ‘lou-oww’) is not even remotely vegan. Basically, it’s a feast centered around a whole pig in a BBQ pit. What could possibly be vegan about that? Ugh – no thanks! It is pretty impossible to create an exact...
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A Guide to Healthy Vegan Junk Food: Sneaking in the Good Stuff

I have always encouraged my daughter, Leilani, to make healthy eating choices. I provide her with lots of lovely snacks and meals based around whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts. But somewhere down the line, after going to many birthday parties and gatherings, I suppose, she discovered chips and...
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My Vegan Wedding: Part III – The Big Day

After all the planning, choosing, preparing and stressing the big day finally arrived.Scott and I got married on June 1st, 2012, in a white, vegan, semi-traditional wedding. Even during the week of the wedding itself we were still frantically putting together the finishing touches. Since I was doing my own...
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Explaining Veganism to Children

Explaining veganism to children is a sensitive yet important task. Our Vegan Family columnist, Natalie, shares her experiences and tips below....
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How to Throw an Awesome Fairy Party for a Vegan Child

Throwing a birthday party for a child can be an overly daunting experience… The preparations, the cooking, the decorating, the cleaning, the mess, the millions of little munchkins running around in a pool of chaos… But when you see them laughing with chocolate smeared across their faces and cake crumbs...
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My Vegan Wedding: Part II – The Engagement Party

You’re engaged:  congratulations! It’s such an amazing time! If you are anything like me you must be super delighted and excited about making your vegan wedding plans. But before we get there, there are a few more things to consider: an engagement party is probably a good place to start… ...
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My Vegan Story

I often feel like veganism for me is partially innate and partially a legacy of my mother. As a child, I didn’t take a dummy, but I had a security toy – a stuffed white harp seal that I named Sealy. My other favourite toy was “Ducky”, a stuffed duck...
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Vegan Since Birth: Meet Shaun Durrance

Remember those ads on TV in the 80s which insisted that every child must have at least 3 serves of dairy per day in order to prevent children’s bones from crumbling into chalky nothingness? Remember as a result, guzzling down litres of milk, eating cheese sandwiches for lunch and a...
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How to Love Soya and Avoid a Soy Overload

Ah, the great soya debate. ‘It’s a super food. It’s what keeps Japanese people so healthy. It’s great for menopausal women. It lowers your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis’ ‘It’ll give you breast cancer. It’ll result in males growing boobs. It’s responsible for an increase in thyroid conditions.’ These...
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The Vegan Easter – Passover Mix

My husband Rob and I are like polar opposites when it comes to our backgrounds. I am Jewish and I have a mostly Polish/Eastern European background. Rob is Catholic and he is half Burmese and half Scottish. Our daughters, Leilani, 3 and Malia, 9 months are a cultural smoothie and...
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Preparing for (Another) Vegan Pregnancy

So this is the situation: Baby Malia is almost 9 months old, being super cute, crawling around and on the cusp of walking, blabbering away, downing loads of food and cutting down on breastmilk. Loving her cute gummy smile! And after 6 months of literally not sleeping at all, lucky...
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Eating to Lose Weight – the Vegan Mum Style

Anyone convinced that vegans are all super skinny should really think again. All the tempting vegan offers out there (vegan ice creams, vegan desserts, and of course all the vegan snacks invented just for us vegans) have taken their toll and I suppose it’s time to do something about it. Now,...
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On Being the Only Vegan in a Family of Omnivores.

I live in a household full of boys, who are all omnivores, bordering on carnivores if they had a choice. This puts me often in difficult situations when it comes to preparing and cooking their meals. I made the ethical choice to become a vegan. Handling meat is a major...
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