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Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

| June 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Macaroni and cheese is all the rage right now and everyone should have a chance to get in on reliving this childhood classic. Here’s a creamy, velvety recipe that’s vegan, gluten-free, and just as delicious as the dairy variety.

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What to Bring to the Gluten-Free Vegan Potluck: Quinoa-Adzuki Bean Salad

What to Bring to the Gluten-Free Vegan Potluck: Quinoa-Adzuki Bean Salad

Tired of taking hummus n’ carrots to every vegan potluck? Feel the quinoa love instead with this vegan, gluten-free, extra-tasty quinoa-adzuki bean salad.

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Vegan Fashion

Vegan Fashion

| May 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

The vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle extends beyond food. Compassion for animals and the planet affects what we buy when it comes to everything from body products to furniture to cleaning products to bedding to car interiors. And of course, it affects the clothing we wear.

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An Interview with Gracias Madre’s Eva Ackerman

An Interview with Gracias Madre’s Eva Ackerman

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Vi Zahajszky interviews Eva Ackerman, the General Manager of Gracias Madre, a vegan organic Mexican restaurant in the Mission. The restaurant is the “little sister” to Cafe Gratitude, a local raw vegan restaurant and a majority of their produce is grown on the company-owned organic biodynamic farm in Vacaville, Be Love Farm.

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Vegan Almond Milk Ice Cream: 3 Recipes

Vegan Almond Milk Ice Cream: 3 Recipes

I made three types of ice cream and, no surprise to many vegans out there but sort of a surprise to me, they were all amazingly good, exceeding my expectations on every level. My ten-year old daughter Maddie even exclaimed about the chocolate version “This is better than store-bought ice cream! It’s my favorite!” I have to agree. My three flavors were almond, strawberry and chocolate. All are vegan. The first two were delightful but the chocolate was really special, and all are cholesterol and fat free.

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Source: A First Impression of the New Vegetarian Restaurant

Source: A First Impression of the New Vegetarian Restaurant

| March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

First impression of Source, the brand new vegetarian “multi-dimensional” restaurant that opened in the Design District.

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Source: Vegetarian + Vegan-friendly Restaurant Opens Today

Source: Vegetarian + Vegan-friendly Restaurant Opens Today

| March 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Source, opening March 9th for dinner, is a vegetarian (and vegan-friendly) restaurant offering an extensive organic menu, as well as a host of mood-enhancing and body-healing atmospheric elements.

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Vegan Beignets for Mardi Gras

Vegan Beignets for Mardi Gras

| March 5, 2011 | 5 Comments

Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and if you can’t be in New Orleans, you may as well celebrate at home with these delicious treats. Beignets’ ingredients have simple substitutes, making for a very easily veganizable recipe. Enjoy them with a coconut milk café au lait!

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Vegan Ramen for a Rainy Day

Vegan Ramen for a Rainy Day

| February 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

A favorite soup for everyone is ramen. Yummy broth, chewy noodles, and a medley of toppings. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Unfortunately traditional ramen is not vegan; the broth contains fish (bonito), pork, and sometimes chicken, and the noodles contain eggs. So the option of going to a Japanese restaurant is out. But no need to fret! You can make easy and delicious vegan ramen at home with just a few tweaks.

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Vegan Resources for Beginners + Oprah’s Vegan Challenge

Vegan Resources for Beginners + Oprah’s Vegan Challenge

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A look at Oprah’s show on veganism plus a comprehensive list of helpful (and some local) resources for those interested in the lifestyle.

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Step Right Up: Straw is Open (and it’s Vegan-Friendly!)

Step Right Up: Straw is Open (and it’s Vegan-Friendly!)

| January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Straw opens in Hayes Valley, offering carnival-themed fare, as well as vegan and gluten-free options.

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SF Vegan Bakesale: Eat Cake, Save Animals

SF Vegan Bakesale: Eat Cake, Save Animals

| January 14, 2011 | 3 Comments

The SF Vegan Bakesale takes place this Saturday, January 15, 11am-3pm, at SpeeSees on 1415 Valencia Street. Vegans of the Bay Area band together every few months and hold a sale with all proceeds donated to charities. Organized by Laura Beck and Karin Olsson, these bakesales have been a huge success for the past two years.

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Top 12 Vegan Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Bay Area

Top 12 Vegan Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Bay Area

| December 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

Many folks believe that being a vegan during the holidays is a challenge. Au contraire! I look at it as a way to be more creative and celebrate many of the awesome vegan options that abound in the Bay Area. Here is my top twelve list of the best ways for vegans to indulge in some local holiday spirit.

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Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegan-Style

Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegan-Style

| November 17, 2010 | 14 Comments

Vegans living in the Bay Area are lucky to be surrounded by great options for a cruelty-free Thanksgiving dinner. A recipe for Nutty Vegan Pumpkin Pie is included plus links to numerous tasty vegan alternative holiday recipes.

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