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Thanksgiving Side Dishes That You Need to Make ASAP | peta2

Vegan green bean casserole…

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Super Easy Vegan Pies to Make or Buy | peta2

Both Claim Jumper and Marie Callender’s are Brands you’ve heard of or seen in your grocery store freezer, but did you know that many of their pies are actually Vegan?!

https://www.peta2.com/vegan-life/accidentally-vegan-pies/

Vegan Thanksgiving ‘Turkeys’ and Roasts | peta2

Tons of compassionate vegan food companies make some seriously delish vegan turkey and it’s available at countless grocery stores across the country, including many Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Publix, Target and Korger locations.
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Dreams Do Come True! You Can Now Get Vegan Cookies That Boast 12 Grams of Protein | One Green Planet

Michelle Neff
November 15, 2017

High protein cookies!? Yep, it’s a thing, thanks to vegan brand No Cow. No Cow recently revealed their new high protein, low sugar, and 100 percent dairy-free cookies and we can’t wait to get our hands on them. The yummy cookies boast 12 grams of protein and will be available in four flavors including, peanut butter, chocolate chip, double chocolate, and snickerdoodle. They will also be releasing new flavors of their flagship protein bars that offer 20 grams of protein each and only 1 gram of sugar!
You’ll be able to find the new No Cow products in stores nationwide starting November 2017, all with a new logo and updated packaging.
https://nocow.com 

 

No Cow, formerly known as D’s Natural, was founded in 2015 by Daniel Katz after he realized he had a dairy sensitivity. “I created the No Cow Bar from a personal need and it has since acted as the inspiration for our mission here at No Cow- to create high-protein, dairy free, and ridiculously low sugar products that people love,” Daniel said in a press release.
This commitment to expanding protein to include plant-based options is undoubtedly a great move for the planet. The industrial animal agriculture system is one of the most environmentally destructive industries on the planet and we need to start shifting away from animal proteins and towards plant-based alternatives, if we want to create a truly sustainable food system that will be able to support our growing population. With this in mind, seeing all of the new plant-based alternatives coming to the market to meet virtually every consumer’s needs and wants is extremely heartening.

Looks like the question of where you get your protein from if you eat plant-based foods, is quickly going out of date!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge  Recipe [Vegan, Gluten-Free] 


Larice Feuerstein
November 3, 2017 

It’s an edible cookie dough in a rich, fudge-y form that is easy to make with your kids! This dairy free and egg free cookie dough fudge is made with 7 simple ingredients, that you can find pretty much everywhere. You don’t need any special equipment, just a bowl and a spoon. Best of all there is no cooking or baking required, just mix and set for a bit in the freezer.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Ingredients

1/4 cup natural, smooth nut butter
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted or softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup oat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 handfuls of vegan chocolate chips

Preparation

Combine the nut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.
Add in the oat flour and salt and combine again. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Use a spatula to scrape the mixture into a parchment-lined, tiny container or you can scrape into silicone ice cube trays, those also work very well.
Cover and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes or so.
Eat straight from the refrigerator or freezer (storing in the refrigerator will keep them slightly softer).

Nutrional Information
Per 1/8: Calories: 98 | Carbs: 10 g | Fat: 6 g | Protein: 2 g | Sodium: 24 mg | Sugar: 4 g
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Top Vegan Finds at Walmart

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Save money and live better with these tasty vegan products!

Source: Top Vegan Finds at Walmart

Whole Foods Launches Nationwide Holiday Vegan Menu!!!

The Vegan Treasure Hunter

If you’re a frequent Whole Foods shopper, you probably know that they offer some pretty tasty vegan options at their hot bar. If you haven’t tried their chicken fried tofu, please put that at the top of your To-Do list!

Last week, Whole Foods announced that they will be launching a new, vegan menu for the holidays! The festive dishes were created by Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby, the culinary plant-based geniuses behind the super swanky VEDGE restaurant in Philadelphia.

According to VegNews, this special holiday menu will include “mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil-mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee miniature cake. The vegan menu will also be available to order online from November 1 until November 6, and the promo code “VEGAN” will discount the price by $5.”

I don’t know about you, but I would love to have some unique dishes this holiday season…

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Samhain Baked Apples ~Vegan Recipe

Actual whole apples baked in a vegan pastry shell and stuffed with rich dried fruit.

Source: Samhain Baked Apples

We’re All Screaming for Halo Top’s New Vegan Ice Cream Line! | One Green Planet

Michelle Neff
September 29, 2017

I scream, you scream, we all scream for (vegan) ice cream! We are excited to share the news that Los Angeles-based, low-calorie ice cream brand Halo Top Creamery’s is launching all-new vegan ice cream flavors. The coconut milk-based line includes seven flavors: Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate, Oatmeal Cookie, Sea Salt Caramel, Caramel Macchiato, Cinnamon Roll, and Chocolate Covered Banana. The flavors sound so yummy!
The new dairy-free line will be hitting shelves in mid-October. Yes, please!

With Häagen-Dazs and Breyer’s already in on the vegan ice cream game, not to mention Ben and Jerry’s line of vegan ice cream flavors, we aren’t surprised to see Halo Top coming out with their own line. In fact, Halo Top CEO Justin Woolverton told VegNews, “The number one request that we get from our fans is to make a non-dairy and vegan-friendly version of Halo Top.”

Consumer demand for milk alternatives is on the rise. People are becoming more concerned about their own health and are also coming to realize the impact that their food choices have on the planet and animals. As a result, they are actively looking for alternatives that can not only replace the traditional animal products they grew up with – but also surpass them in taste and quality as well. With the entire plant-based milk market expected to reach 16.3 billion in 2018, it seems like a total no-brainer that Halo Top would want to offer their own awesome non-dairy ice creams to meet this rising opportunity.

We can’t wait to try Halo Top’s new vegan ice cream flavors! To learn more about the environmental impact of our food choices as well as trends and developments in the plant-based food space, check out our podcast #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias.

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/halo-top-makes-vegan-ice-cream-line/
Image source: Halo Top Creamery/Facebook

A Hurricane of Distortions Surrounding Animals and Veganism

By Lorelei Plotczyk | September 24, 2017 | Categories Animal Rescue Stories

Cowboy leading cows down a city street after hurricane Harvey.
A cowboy leads “rescued” animals down a city street after hurricane Harvey hits Texas.

As we all know, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have brought devastation upon so many. As someone with family in Florida, including my Mom, I anxiously followed Irma’s path and was immensely relieved when she only lost a couple of shingles along with power for several days. Many others, as we know, were not so lucky.

Yet even during such nail-biting times and now the tremendous destruction left behind, I couldn’t help but notice that, somehow, a perfect storm had been created for glorifying animal exploitation and ridiculing veganism (of all things).

Although I really wish we didn’t have to talk about this right now, unfortunately, letting these distortions go unchallenged would be a great injustice, both to the animals and those who truly defend them.

Are farmed animals really “rescued?”

A disturbing trend is exemplified by the viral video the above image was taken from, as well as by articles like The New York Times’ “A Flying Cowboy Arises to Rescue Cattle Stranded in Harvey’s Floods” and CNN’s “Texas Ranchers Battle to Save Cattle From Harvey’s Wrath,” all depicting the moving of cattle to dryer ground as some sort of compassionate intervention to save these animals for their own sakes.

But despite appearances and claims – unless, of course, they are being rescued by a vegan sanctuary – farmed animals in situations such as this are NOT being rescued or saved from weather events or fires; sadly, it’s just being made sure they don’t die before they can be further exploited and killed for profit.

Positioning this profit-protecting as “rescuing” or “saving” those you are going to restrain and kill at a later date is obtuse and deceptive if not downright diabolical, and the media and public’s uncritical acceptance of that framing reveals a glaring disconnect. It’s all part of the ludicrous charade required for people to support animal exploitation and slaughter in the total absence of necessity.

The farmers, of course, are all too happy to use the confusion to their advantage. In an Orwellian piece for Farm and Dairy, editor Susan Cromwell has sunk so low as to claim that the fact that so many so-called “livestock” (that word alone speaks volumes) were “rescued” by farmers from the hurricanes not only proves that commodifying and killing sentient individuals is an act of “compassion” rather than exploitation (they give them bedding and hay, tho!), but that animal activists are the true dangerous hurricane, metaphorically speaking.

I kid you not.

Not surprisingly, this spot-on comment left by Free From Harm’s founder Robert Grillo has since been deleted/censored from the article’s comments section:

Are we really to believe your assertion about farmers “rescuing” their animals from Harvey and Irma, that the real “victims” are those who artificially breed, exploit and kill baby animals for profit? Are we to hail exploiters as heroes for rescuing their “livestock” because they view them as nothing more than valuable commodities they can’t afford to lose? Are we to conflate real compassion, altruism and empathy with financial self-interest? Everyone knows that these animals have a price tag on their heads and will soon be sent off to slaughter by these same “compassionate rescuers” where they will be shot point blank in the head, have their throats slashed and then have their bodies hacked up into “edible” body parts. You are shamefully and dishonestly propping up an industry built upon violence and killing as some kind of rescue mission.

When we trust the ones doing the direct exploiting on our behalf, it’s the desensitized leading the disassociated. It’s a very convenient dynamic, allowing them to profit while consumers enjoy the results and absolve ourselves of responsibility and moral consequence. When it comes to justifying needless exploitation and killing, apparently nothing is too ridiculous and absurd for otherwise savvy people (including reputable journalists) to believe.

And where is the journalistic integrity and responsibility in accurately covering such stories? Journalists hold the power in either informing or deceiving the public about news stories. Rather than getting at the truth and the facts, they’ve conflated rescue with financial self-interest. It flies in the face of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, particularly these two principles:

Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.
Never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information.

If they were truly being rescued, these animals would be destined for sanctuaries, not slaughterhouses.

Making the disconnect even more obvious, a Washington Post exposé published on the same day as Cromwell’s article explains that the FBI is currently dedicating resources to try to recapture truly rescued farmed animals from their caretakers at vegan sanctuaries – in order to return them to their killers. Are we to believe that is “rescue” too?

Animal exploitation is not compassion. Please don’t fall for it.

Does nobody really want the vegan food even during a natural disaster?
Vegan food left on grocery shelves while non-vegan foods are all bought.
Vegan products apparently still on grocery shelves in Houston after hurricane Harvey. Credit: Viral photo shared by comedian Matt Oswalt.

A second wildly popular meme that managed to spread in the midst of hurricane preparation, covered by The Daily Dot, also perpetuates a falsehood to the great detriment of animals: the idea that “even during a natural disaster nobody wants the vegan food” and that Americans would rather starve to death (and go to hell) than eat vegan food.

The photo in the meme, popularized by a comedian, is admittedly a funny sight, and I get that it capitalizes on an incredibly easy target. But regardless of whether it was intended just for laughs, it was gleefully shared by non-vegans everywhere to further reinforce what’s been drilled into our heads since childhood: that plant-based sources of the same nutrients found in animal foods are somehow inferior and undesirable, and that people who opt out of animal exploitation should be unceasingly ridiculed by those who opt in.
Oh, and if you dare to critically respond, they’ve “found the vegan.”

First, since a relatively small fraction of the population is vegan, it’s reasonable to imagine that the vegan specialty items may typically turn over much more slowly than other foods. Of course, many popular foods that move quicker are also vegan, we just don’t generally think of them as such (I’m pretty sure people eat things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and bananas during hurricanes).

In fact, the Hurricane Ready Cookbook developed by Florida International University seems to include more vegan and vegetarian options than not, judging from the sample recipes published by the Miami Herald such as hummus, eggless egg salad, chickpea curry, and bean salad – which makes sense given the highly perishable nature of animal flesh and secretions.

But the meme refers specifically to tofu and other plant-based meaty and/or cheesy options still only consumed mostly by vegetarians and vegans and perceived as subpar to people eating typical Western diets.

Therefore when a mad rush occurs before a bad storm, it makes sense that these particular items will still remain largely untouched by anyone other than vegans. This is America after all. Despite the fact that as of 1999 it was estimated by researchers that globally “4 billion people live primarily on a plant-based diet” as required by “shortage of cropland, freshwater, and energy resources” – and that items like tofu and “wheat meat” and even almond milk have been nutritious, affordable staples for many cultures for many millennia – our sense of entitlement to constantly eat the resource-intensive flesh and bodily fluids of exploited animals doesn’t suddenly go away just because a hurricane is coming.

Yet the resulting visual created the perfect opportunity to ridicule veganism and reinforce the status quo.

This photo doesn’t prove the inferiority of vegan food. It just proves the extent to which we’ve been conditioned to believe it’s inferior, to the point we will turn our noses up at it even if it might mean going hungry. (Although I believe that again, as Americans, people didn’t really believe they would go hungry, otherwise that vegan section would have been cleaned out.)

It also contradicts a common rationale for non-veganism that claims vegan food is typically unavailable (true in food desserts and remote regions but not at typical U.S. chain grocery stores). Here it is so incredibly available it is apparently the only thing left. It all calls to mind this quote from Dr. Will Tuttle from his book The World Peace Diet: “There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism, but in our culture.”

Secondly, it’s worth noting that the science tells us that animal agriculture dramatically exacerbates climate change, which in turn exacerbates the intensity and frequency of storms. Despite the popularity of films like Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, this connection still remains tragically trivialized or ignored by most people, a fact made extra ironic by this meme.

Finally, while vegans were being poked fun at, here’s what they were really up to during the hurricanes.
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Loving Hut Houston delivered hundreds of free vegan meals after hurricane Harvey. Credit: Shared by Vegan Society of PEACE.

Vegan food relief organization A Well-Fed Word was busy matching all donations up to $5,000 made on behalf of Food Not Bombs Houston to increase their free vegan food distribution to flood victims.
Food Not Bombs Houston (a regional wing of a national vegetarian food relief organization) shared a post showing a large group of people volunteering at their Friday night Hunger Fight: “While we are still facing Harvey’s devastating trauma & challenges, the continued effort of last night’s folks was a testament of perseverance and dedication.” The post included a call for donations along with the hashtags “#vegan #vegetarian #nonviolence #community.”
Vegan Society of Peace shared: “On Wednesday, #Govindas gave out 200 free meals from their restaurant. And for the past few days, #Udipi Vegetarian Cafe has been delivering 500-700 free meals to #vegans and vegetarians currently in shelters at the GRB and at NRG Park. #VeganSocietyofPEACE greatly appreciates these businesses giving back to those in need during times of disaster.”
The same group shared the vegan food efforts of Loving Hut Houston (a vegan restaurant chain) in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the devastating floods. “They are preparing hundreds of FREE vegan meals to deliver to those in need around the #Houston area!”
Food For Life Global, who travel around the world during times of disasters to feed those in need, shared a call to help Texas flood victims, adding “The Govinda’s vegetarian restaurant in Houston has been offering 300-400 free vegan meals to victims since the storm hit, however, they are now delivering free vegan meals to area shelters, including 200 hot meals to volunteers at the University of Houston who are doing volunteer service at various shelters.”
G-Zen Vegan Restaurant in Branford, CT announced that a portion of bills are being donated “towards disaster relief in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Unicef, Friends of Culebra Animals and other hurricane relief programs in the Caribbean.”
Chilis on Wheels, who build community around free vegan food, posted that they are reactivating their Chilis on Wheels Puerto Rico chapter “to aid in food relief efforts as a result of the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria… We will be joining existing relief efforts and providing #vegan meals to everyone affected.”
   

A tasty looking plate of vegan food

Who would turn up their nose at this mouth-watering vegan buffet at Udipi Vegetarian Café in Katy, TX, which delivered hundreds of free meals to shelters at the GRB and at NRG Park after Harvey? Credit: Shared by Vegan Society of PEACE.

And those are just the few I happened to come across.

I’m sure this article will be seen by some as “trying to make everything about veganism,” but in a society hell-bent on systemic mass animal exploitation and slaughter for reasons other than survival – along with, conveniently, the rampant mischaracterization of vegans – this is the unfortunate context in which we exist.

And if talking about this right now is insensitive, as I anticipate some will also argue, then so is dedicating efforts to rescuing pets during hurricanes. All animals are sentient individuals with a fierce will to live and survive, including the ones whose lives we so callously snuff out for our palate pleasure, fashion, and other forms of exploitation, while their killers are framed as their saviors. We will speak out for them all.

My heart goes out to family and friends and everyone else, both human and non-human, affected by these recent (and ongoing) disasters. The justice, empathy, and compassion people have shown others, including the most vulnerable, have been incredible. Veganism is simply the logical extension of such values. In these tumultuous times, may more of us be galvanized to make this connection so urgently needed of us, now more than ever, and join the growing vegan movement.

Lorelei Plotczyk, who holds her MBA with an Environmental Management specialization, is a vegan environmentalist and content producer. She strives to position veganism in a new light on her site Brain on Hugs and to help more people make the connection between water scarcity and animal agriculture through the grassroots campaign Truth or Drought, and she contributes to Vegan Publishers’ blog and social media. After having spent several years touring extensively as bassist in the indie band Film School and working as a segment producer in the LA television industry, she now lives and writes in the Massachusetts countryside with her fiancee Craig, a vegan molecular biologist.

http://freefromharm.org/animal-rescue-stories/a-hurricane-of-distortions-surrounding-animals-veganism/

3 Incredibly Simple Reasons I Eat a Vegan Diet for Animals (in Fewer Than 350 Words) | One Green Planet


There are three concepts that animate my decision to eat a vegan diet.

First

Eating a vegan diet applies the “Golden Rule” across the species barrier. Most people seem to understand this concept where dogs and cats are concerned — most of us would recoil at the idea of eating Fido or Fluffy, absent some apocalyptic scenario. I see chickens, pigs, fish, and cattle in the same way — there is no moral difference between eating a dog or a pig, a cat or a chicken.

Second

Eating a vegan diet means that every time I sit down to eat, I’m choosing to support a less cruel world. Where I can make choices in opposition to violence and killing, shouldn’t I? There is a lot of suffering in the world, and the vast majority of it is beyond our control. But choosing to eat a plant-based diet is something we can all do, and it takes a stand on behalf of a kinder world — at every single meal.

Third

Eating a vegan diet recognizes that morally speaking, killing and paying someone else to kill are indistinguishable actions. I would not personally slice animals’ throats, and so I don’t want to pay others to do that for me. Of course, all of us could spend an afternoon shucking corn, watching a factory turn plants into plant-based foods, and so on. We could all take part in every other aspect of getting plant-based foods to the table. But most of us would recoil at being asked to castrate animals, slice animals’ beaks off, and kill them. I feel like I’m in deeper integrity when I’m not paying others to do things to animals that I oppose.
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In sum, it seems to me that every time we sit down to eat, we make a choice about who we are in the world. Choosing a plant-based diet casts our vote for a more compassionate world, recognizes that animals are not disposable commodities, and rejects support for practices that we would find morally objectionable if we had to do them personally.

And that’s something to celebrate!

Image source: Renee Press/Fire and Earth Kitchen

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/simple-reasons-i-eat-a-vegan-diet-for-animals/

Kylie Jenner, Here’s How You Can Go About ‘Trying This Whole Vegan Thing’ the Right Way! | One Green Planet

Don’t forget to check out their many vegan friendly recipes!

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Demand More Vegan Food Options to Save Animals

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There is no way to humanely kill an animal who doesn’t want to die. Yet while cafes and coffee houses are beginning to become more vegan-friendly in the drinks they offer, they are still hesitant to offer humane vegan food. Please sign this petition to urge Barnes and Noble to offer vegan options in their cafe and prevent needless animal suffering.

Source: Demand More Vegan Food Options to Save Animals

Double Lemon Cake, Raw Vegan Princess Cake, and More … 15 Sweet, Delicate Treats for Easter | One Green Planet

                                                              🌷 🐇🌷   HAPPY  🐣   EASTER  🌷 🐇 🌷

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Muscle Milk Gets into the Plant-Based Protein Game


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Coffee-Mate Stocks Store Shelves With New Vegan Creamers

Coffee-Mate has chosen to be compassionate by releasing four flavors of smooth, rich, and—most importantly—vegan coffee creamers.

Source: Coffee-Mate Stocks Store Shelves With New Vegan Creamers

Vegan Pizza Delivery Courtesy of 3 Brothers Now Available Nationwide

Are you a pizza lover? Do you live in the U.S.? Well, you’re in luck, because this company will deliver vegan pizza to your doorstep.

Source: Vegan Pizza Delivery Courtesy of 3 Brothers Now Available Nationwide

Breyers Secretly Releases Almond Milk Ice Cream

Breyers released vegan almond milk ice cream onto Meijer store shelves in the Midwest, much to the delight of cookies n’ cream lovers.

Source: Breyers Secretly Releases Almond Milk Ice Cream

Domino’s–We Want Vegan Pizza!

 

Please sign the petition asking Domino’s to offer vegan cheese and vegan meat toppings.

Source: Domino’s–We Want Vegan Pizza!

Tell Chili’s That We Want Vegan Options

And we’re not gonna stop asking for them until we get them—so there!

Source: Tell Chili’s That We Want Vegan Options

Vegan at Burger King?! Really?

 

Yes, even Burger King has great vegan options.

Source: Vegan at Burger King?! Really?

Vegan Date + Peanut Butter Candy | The Friendly Fig

RECIPE….🎃 

http://thefriendlyfig.com/2016/10/31/chocolate-covered-dates/#comments

Would you go vegan for free dinners? | Grist

Enter To Win

http://grist.org/article/vegan-free-dinner-purple-carrot/

Applebee’s, It’s Time for Vegan Options!

Please sign the petition asking Applebee’s to introduce vegan options.

Source: Applebee’s, It’s Time for Vegan Options!

Vegan Potato Salad Recipe | The Friendly Fig


http://thefriendlyfig.com/2016/08/29/vegan-potato-salad/#more-6497

Which Girl Scout Cookies Are Now Vegan?

This is serious news, folks.

Source: Which Girl Scout Cookies Are Now Vegan?

Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Flavors Should Be In Scoop shops and Grocery Stores In The Next Few Weeks

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You probably saw the news on February 3rd that Ben and Jerry’s has announced the non-dairy flavors! Even better, they’re on their way and should be in scoop shops and grocery stores in the next few weeks:

http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/non-dairy

Thank you so much for taking action to make this happen, and bringing about a kinder, tastier world!

We called our local scoop shop to ask when they would be stocking the delicious, non-dairy flavors and they told us that they’d be in at the beginning of March. They also told us that they are keeping a tally of the number of people who call or come in to ask about the non-dairy flavors. They are clearly going to be tuned in to customer demand in these first months, so please call your local scoop shop to let them know you’re excited about the incoming non-dairy flavors and to check on when they will be stocking them!

Best wishes,
Jenny and Doug
Introducing Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy!
Introducing Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy!
Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy flavor creations are made with almond milk, certified vegan, non-GMO, Fairtrade, and boldly loaded with chunks & swirls…
http://www.benjerry.com

This non-dairy ice cream victory is so sweet
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25 Best Vegan Food Finds At Target

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25 Best Vegan Food Finds at Target | VegNews 

Wednesday Feb 10 2016

Posted by ThomasSTL

Tofu, hummus, almond butter, and an entire produce section means there’s something for every vegan at Target.

In our recent Ultimate Vegan Tour of Target, we spent hours parading down the aisles, trying on shoes and overcoats in the women’s department, tossing a few balls in the sports section, and sniffing lotions in the beauty area. We left that day with a bounty of vegan goodies such as cruelty-free clothing, a plethora of leather-free shoes, Nerf balls, essential oils, and eco-conscious detergents, but one thing noticeably absent from that tour was the food department. Now, however, it’s all about the grub as we returned to the big-box store to squeeze all the snack bags, tap a slew of produce, and freeze in the refrigerator section while squinting to read every label we thought might be vegan. After hours of in-store research, we give you our top 25 vegan food finds from a Target near you.

  1. Chocolate Almondmilk by Silk
    Just because kindergarten is a distant memory doesn’t mean we can’t whip out the bendy straw and chug some chilled chocolate milk.
  2. Golden Fishless Filet by Gardein
    With a little vegan tartar sauce and a beer, these convincing fried fish filets are why Friday nights were invented.

  3. The Curry Tiger Burrito by Sweet Earth
    These meatless meat makers rolled up their artisanal creations into a frozen, handheld burrito that’s bursting with flavor.

  4. Veggie Loaf by Amy’s Kitchen
    Going vegan means falling in love with loaves again. This one—found in the freezer aisle—is reason to swoon.

  5. All Natural Creamy Almond Butter by Simply Balanced
    Nut butters are the glue that keep vegan life balanced. Even better? This one’s organic and palm oil-free.

  6. Snickerdoodle Bunny Cookies by Annie’s Homegrown
    While fresh-baked are best, Annie’s Homegrown are a great quick fix when you’re itching for cookies. Just remember to pay for the empty box when you get to the register.

  7. Biscoff European Cookie Spread by Lotus
    When our Trader Joe’s Speculoos stash gets low, we fill up on its separated-at-birth European sister at Target. Same crushed up creamy cookies, different label.

  8. Dry pasta and veggie kits by Modern Table Meals
    For those times when your crisper drawer is empty, these all-in-one kits of dried pasta and veggies with international spices save the day.

  9. Miso Soup Bowls by Annie Chun’s
    This easy cold-weather lunch is slightly reminiscent of our carefree college days of feasting on styrofoam containers of soup, but with less junk.

  10. Trilogy Kombucha by Synergy
    This fermented (and, therefore, slightly alcoholic) beverage used to be available mostly at health food stores, but finding it at Target means that kombucha has exploded—often literally—into the mainstream.

  11. Hummus by Sabra
    On a cracker, celery stick, or spoon, we’ve never met a hummus we didn’t like. But this one with pretzels or pita is especially great.

  12. Tofu by Nasoya
    Whether you press it, bake it, or eat it raw, Target’s refrigerated section is where to find affordable tofu.

  13. Just Mayo by Hampton Creek
    Vegan startup Hampton Creek’s most popular product recently stuck it to the big guys—namely the American Egg Board, Unilever, and the FDA. Just(ice) is served … on toast with tomato, lettuce, and coconut bacon.

  14. Sun Chips
    These were one of our first accidently vegan discoveries, and the best way to experience nostalgia is by eating one crunchy hippie chip at a time.

  15. Gluten Free Rolled Oats by Bob’s Red Mill
    If your gut hates gluten but your body loves breakfast, this classic morning staple is a must-have.

  16. Veggie Sticks by Sensible Portions
    Free from the eight major allergens, these crunchy sticks get their red, green, and yellow colors from beets, spinach, and turmeric.

  17. Chicken-Free Strips by Beyond Meat
    These versatile strips have helped us turn a side salad into a filling entrée with loads of protein per serving.

  18. Roasted Coconut Chips by Danielle
    The gorgeous artistic packaging drew us in, but the toasted sweet and salty coconut chips kept us reaching for more.

  19. Organic Alphabet Soup by Amy’s Kitchen
    The little pasta noodle letters floating in organic tomato broth taste extra delicious for us word nerds.

  20. Habanero Chickpea Snacks by Biena
    Two “hots” make these spicy dried chickpeas really pop.

  21. Hot sauce by Cholula
    Tapatio fans avert your eyes because no vegan taco is complete without a squirt of this hot sauce classic.

  22. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar by Bragg
    This pantry staple makes for a killer salad dressing while acting as a belly-balancing probiotic.

  23. Elderflower Lemonade by Belvoir
    Made with real British elderflowers, this UK import is the fanciest belle on our list … and the epitome of sophistication at Target.

  24. The produce section
    We chose all the vegetables because honoring only one would be akin to picking a favorite child, and that’s just bad parenting.

  25. Vitamix
    Okay, this may not be a food product but the store sells two models of “the vegan dream machine,” plus all the frozen berries, almond milk, and fresh bananas you need to make stellar smoothies.

Source: 25 Best Vegan Food Finds at Target

 

 

 

 

Breaking: 🍧 Ben and Jerry’s Announces 🍦 Four New Vegas Ice Creams ‼ YUM 🍧

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BREAKING: Ben & Jerry’s Announces Four New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors!

February 3, 2016
In the Summer of 2015, Ben & Jerry’s announced that in 2016, they would launch a new line of dairy-free ice creams. While the initial announcement was that they would begin their line of almond milk ice cream by releasing one beloved flavor, the popular ice cream company has surprised their fans with news that they’re releasing not one, but FOUR flavors!

The drool-worthy flavors are none other than Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Coffee Caramel Fudge, and P.B. & Cookies. It’s going to be tough trying to decide which one to try first!

While many were shocked at Ben & Jerry’s choice to release a dairy-free line, the fact is consumer demand for milk alternatives is on the rise. People are becoming more concerned about their own health and are also coming to realize the impact that their food choices have on the planet and animals. As a result, they are actively looking for alternatives that can not only replace the traditional animal products they grew up with– but also surpass them in taste and quality as well. With the entire market for dairy-free milks projected to reach $1.7 billion by this year, it seems like a total no-brainer that Ben & Jerry’s would come out with an awesome product to meet this rising opportunity.

“Americans, on average, drink 37 percent less milk today than they did in 1970, according to data from the USDA. That’s an astounding fact. What are they consuming instead? Plant-based alternatives like almond, soy, and coconut milk!” said Nil Zacharias, Co-Founder of One Green Planet. “If you stop to think about how consumer trends in the food space have been experiencing a monumental shift in recent years, it is pretty clear why Ben & Jerry’s would make this move.”