What Does Vegan Mean? Archive

Nut Milks

Posted June 16, 2014 By Sandy

When I first became dairy (casein) free, my first thought was what was I going to do for milk?  Since we are also gluten free, we cannot use oat milk (not certified GF).  It wasn’t until later that I discovered nut milks! My husband, Malcolm, is a huge lover of nut milks.  He usually makes […]

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What is a Flexitarian?

Posted May 19, 2014 By Sandy

Last week, I posted an article on What is a Vegan?  Because I admitted that I was really not a vegan any longer, this was a difficult post to write. So today, I am going to explain that I am a Flexitarian and why …. First, what is a flexitarian?  According to Wikipedia: A semi-vegetarian […]

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What is a Vegan?

Posted May 12, 2014 By Sandy

I have a confession to make:  I am not a vegan!  After nearly five years of eating a plant based diet, I have just recently found out that I am NOT a vegan. Why?  Because I don’t eat a plant-based diet due to the fact that  I am not an animal rights activist!!  In other […]

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Salads are Not Just Lettuce!

Posted March 1, 2014 By Sandy

I get really frustrated when I go to a restaurant and order a salad — knowing it will be gluten free and vegan — and the waitress comes back with a plate full of lettuce and maybe a carrot or cucumber on the side!  That is NOT a salad!!  How come no one tells them […]

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Sprouting Your Grains and Seeds

Posted October 11, 2013 By Sandy

If you are not srouting or using sprouts in your recipes, you are losing a wonderful chance to add  a new and nutritious food for Gluten Free Vegans. According to Wikipedia, “Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked. Sprouted foods are a convenient way to have fresh vegetables for […]

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8 Raw Foods to Add to Your Diet

Posted May 15, 2013 By Sandy

As you know, I have been paying more attention to the amount of raw food I have been eating lately.  Thankfully, the benefits of added Raw Food to your diet is becoming more widely known in the health community. Salads are a pretty easy choice for eating raw foods every day, but variety is also […]

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Giving Up Dairy

Posted April 10, 2013 By Sandy

We spent the last two weeks talking about Cow’s Milk vs. Non-Dairy Milk, Part One and Part Two.  But what about Giving Up Dairy all together?  If cow’s milk is not good for you, neither is cheese, ice cream, sour cream, ….. My favorite article on this subject comes from Dr. Mark Hyman.  He writes […]

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Cow’s Milk vs Non-Dairy Milks, Part Two

Posted April 3, 2013 By Sandy

Last week we talked about Cow’s Milk and some of the reasons why dairy is not good for our bodies.  Today, I want to talk about Non-Dairy Milks. Non-Dairy Milks are plant based milk.  In other words, they are made from plants, nuts and seeds.  Here is a short list of the most popular ones: […]

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Cow’s Milk vs Non-Dairy Milks, Part One

Posted March 27, 2013 By Sandy

Before we talk about Non-Dairy Milks, let talk about Cow’s Milk. Even if you are not casein intolerant (that is the main protein in milk) like me, cow milk is just not the best thing to drink.  Despite the hype that the Dairy Counsel has put out for years, the human body was not meant […]

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Coconut Milk

Posted August 9, 2012 By Sandy

I LOVE Coconut Milk!  I use various forms of Coconuts and Coconut Milk is several different dishes.  My favorite way is to pour it over Gluten Free cereal and bananas!  No, wait! …. I think I like Coconut Milk better in smoothies …. maybe in the ice cream dish my husband makes …. I guess […]

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