Ask the Dietitian: Do I Have To Worry About Vitamin B12?

Q: I’ve heard that most cases of vitamin B12 deficiency have nothing to do with diet but are due to problems with vitamin B12 absorption. And therefore, meat eaters are just as likely to have B12 deficiency as vegans. Is this true? Ginny Messina, R.D.: It’s true that problems with
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Garlicky-Ginger Tofu Triangles from The Friendly Vegan Cookbook. And Special Offer!

We are thrilled to be a partner to World of Vegan in promoting The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, by Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn. This tasty e-book is packed with delicious, affordable, healthy, and compassionate recipes that cover your bases for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert, and beyond. . . In this book you
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Ask the Dietitian: Which plant milks provide the best nutrition?

Almond Milk

Q: Which plant milks provide the best nutrition? Ginny Messina, R.D.: Replacing cow’s milk with almond, soy, hempseed, or any other plant milk is an incredibly easy way to reduce intake of animal foods. Pour them over your breakfast cereal or substitute them ounce-for-ounce in place of cow’s  milk in baked
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Plant-Powered Halloween!

No need to be frightened of Halloween – there are loads of plant-powered treats! Here is our trusty guide to preparing some yummy vegan Halloween goodies….   1. Vegan Candy Corn Marshmallow Ghosts These cute marshmallows are fun and easy to make. Full details.   2. Bloody Falafel Fingers These
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Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!

It’s Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!  Did you bring home a four-legged friend?  Who can resist those pleading eyes?  That cute little nose?   That sweet doggy smile?  Let’s start our new pals off right with whole-food treats that they’ll go nuts over!  We’re also including a great recipe for a plant-based dinner.  Now
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National Pasta Day!

What’s better than a warm, comforting bowl of pasta on a chilly day? This rich and creamy pasta by renowned chef Chloe Coscarelli (from her book Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen) brings a little bit of summer to the cool, waning days.  Avocado makes this smooth and delicious, while lemon and garlic
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National Popcorn Month!

Popcorn! We love it every way but burnt. Air pop it, toss it in the microwave, or shake it over a roaring fire. It’s all good! Rich in fiber and low in calories, popcorn is one of those amazing foods that tastes great and is good for you!  And did
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National Dessert Day!

Raise your hand if sometimes you think that dinner is just an excuse to get to the sweet stuff.  (We’re typing this with one hand in the air.)  We’re talking about dessert!  And you won’t need milk, butter, or eggs to make the scrumptious treats below.   Trust us – you
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National Cookbook Month: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life!

It’s National Cookbook Month! And to celebrate, we’re featuring Living the Farm Sanctuary Life by Gene Baur. Written with Gene Stone (Forks Over Knives), this informative lifestyle guide is filled with personal stories, real-world advice, and inspiring testimonials on how to lead a compassionate life.  It also emphasizes the importance of
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Ask the Dietitian: How Much and What Kinds of Soy Do People in Asia Eat?

Smoky Tofu Bacon

Q: I eat tofu almost every day and often have a little bit of soymilk in a smoothie. But I recently saw a YouTube video that said we should eat soy foods more like people in Asia do, where they mostly eat fermented soy and use it only condiment style. Now
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