The Beautiful Bioeconomy of Upcycled Foods, by Michelle Schaefer, VLCE

posted July 12, 2022 Why Food Waste Is an Animal-Rights Issue Comedian Jim Gaffigan joked that he throws newly bought avocados directly in the trash on the way out of the store, just to save time. Each year, America throws out 40% of the food it produces—roughly 400 lbs. of food per person—and that’s no …

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Main Street Vegan: Entering Our 2nd Decade

(Note: Apologies for technical difficulties on Tuesday, July 5th. We’re using a new mailing service and something was lost in translation. This is the Main Street Vegan blog you should have received on Tuesday. Thanks for your patience.) I like to write blog posts about YOU — little inspiring bits to help you feel healthier, more …

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Support the FDA Modernization Act to End Drug Tests on Animals, Guest Post by Tamara Drake

posted June 28, 2022 Ethical vegans care deeply about animals and strive to live a cruelty-free life. In addition to following a vegan diet, we don’t buy leather or wool, and we carefully choose our cosmetics. When it comes to medicines, though, we don’t have the option of following our ethics. An antiquated law requires …

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15 Years Later, the Cow That Shattered My Carnism and Veganized My Soul, by Nivi Jaswal, MVLCE

posted June 21, 2022 August 2020, I sat numb in a Main Street Vegan Academy class, secretly hoping that I’d get by without much participation when Jasmin Singer declared she was going to speak about Veganism and the power of personal stories. I was numb because my father had just passed away, and my mother …

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Beyond Salads and Smoothies: 12 Surprising Ways to Eat Your Leafy Greens, by Carol Ray, MVLCE

posted June 14, 2022 Summer is upon us, my favorite time of year for frosty, frothy, bright green smoothies or juices, and colorful, crunchy, mixed green salads. Yum! There’s no shortage of different options: kale, spinach, collard greens, watercress, beet greens, turnip greens, and chard, just to name a few. But sometimes you want to …

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Towards a Religion of Compassion, by Victoria Moran

“My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him” ~ Mahatma Gandhi I was in the lunch line at Kripalu, my first time at this yoga retreat in the Berkshires that I’d heard about since the 1970s. I knew they’d gone through a major restructuring …

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine, by Laura Leal, VLCE

posted May 24, 2022 Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food. ~ Hippocrates We’ve all likely encountered this quote more than once and considered them wise words. In fact, they are. I’ve been studying human creation and find it very interesting how the world and human life were created. Both secular science …

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“The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook: Deliciously Simple Recipes to Nourish, Comfort, Energize and Renew,” by Vicki Brett-Gach, MVLCE

posted May 17, 2022 My new cookbook, The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook: Deliciously Simple Recipes to Nourish, Comfort, Energize and Renew, was just released, and I’m so excited to share it with you after working on this project for so long! Getting nutrition from plant-based foods is one of the best decisions you will ever make, …

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7 Perks from Attending Main Street Vegan Academy, by Cherie Hans, VLCE

posted May 10, 2022 I was reading my favorite magazine, VegNews, when I saw an advertisement for the Main Street Vegan Academy (MSVA) a few years ago when it was offered only in person. Sadly, the hours and days didn’t work with my schedule. But imagine my thrill when last year I discovered the MSVA …

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