ON July 16,2021

Botanical Vegan Tamales Recipe

This vegan tamales recipe is a fun twist on traditional tamales. I love how the edible flower colors and shapes appear to be painted on the masa after steaming. The spiced and hibiscus-infused jackfruit is a pleasing plant-based close companion in taste and texture to carnitas. You might find it more refreshing as a light…

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2019 Vegan Spice Guide For Vegan Cooking | Herbal Academy | Using this vegan spice guide can add depth and flavor to your vegan meals and open up a whole new world of opportunity to be creative in the kitchen.
  ON January 17,2019

2019 Vegan Spice Guide For Vegan Cooking

Vegan foods can get a bad rap for being bland and tasteless. In the Western world, meat has become a predominant part of every meal. Many people have become so accustomed to the salty, fatty flavor offered by animal protein that they find it difficult to imagine how a person could subsist on a diet…

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How To Stock a Vegan Pantry | Herbal Academy | Are you just beginning a plant-based journey towards a vegan diet? Here's a basic list of foods to help you stock a vegan pantry!
  ON October 27,2017

How To Stock A Vegan Pantry

Just over a year ago, after watching a few documentaries, my partner approached me and suggested we embrace a plant-based lifestyle. The more we weighed the health benefits, ethical implications, and environmental impacts of choosing to eat only plants, the more we were convinced that a vegan diet was a sustainable option for us. The…

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Vegan Herb and Veggie Stew | Herbal Academy | Nothing says warming and comforting like a big bowl of stew! Your family will love this hearty and nutritious Vegan Herb and Veggie Stew!
  ON March 10,2017

Vegan Herb And Veggie Stew

Because nothing says warming and comforting winter foods quite like a big, hearty bowl of stew. Yes, even vegan herb and veggie stew! This plant-based soup is nutrient dense and loaded with beans, kale, herbs, and other seasonal winter veggies that will make any belly happy—especially after a long day of trekking around in the…

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  ON August 14,2015

Arugula, Peach, Radish & Corn Salad

Summer produce is still plentiful, even as we head towards September. There are lots of healthy, plant-based meal choices to be created with ingredients like bell peppers, fresh herbs, zucchini, tomatoes, and peaches. And this super corn salad includes lots of them! A sweet, crunchy, savory, peppery salad base pairs perfectly with a cumin-spiked zesty…

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  ON March 03,2015

Can You Be Green and Glamorous? Part II

Editorial Note: This is the second part of a two-part post focusing on the use of cosmetics and personal care products. This post examines natural products and environmental impacts; the first part explored the subject of animal testing and cruelty-free alternatives. For many people, the idea of natural health and beauty products conjures up images of hippies…

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  ON February 09,2015

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Cashew Queso

Superbowl munchies might be over now that the Pats are officially champs, but fun, game-day food should be enjoyed all year long! Perfect for any sporting event, Sunday fun day, or just a creative, beautiful appetizer to serve when you’re hosting a party, these Southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes are easy to make and a healthy…

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  ON January 30,2015

Can You Be Green and Glamorous?

Editorial Note: This is the first part of a two-part post exploring the realities of the cosmetics and personal care product industry. The first part focuses on animal testing and cruelty-free alternatives. The second post will delve deeper into natural products and environmental impacts.  As human beings, we are multi-faceted creatures. But what happened when…

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  ON December 03,2014

Vegan, Gluten Free, No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of pumpkin pie season for many folks. This vegan, gluten free, no bake pumpkin pie recipe is absolutely delicious, and a perfectly healthy addition to your holiday dessert table. It’s a cinch to throw together, and requires almost no settling time either. A yummy, easy, good-for-you pie? This one will be…

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