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Eating Less Meat Will Reduce Earth's Heat

David Suzuki | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

Estimates of how much animal agriculture adds to greenhouse gases range widely, from about 14 to more than 50 per cent of total global emissions. Agriculture exacerbates climate change in a number of ways. Clearing carbon sinks such as forests to grow or raise food can result in net greenhouse gas increases. Farming, especially on an industrial scale, also requires fossil fuel-burning machinery, as does processing and transporting agricultural products.

Animal Rights Advocates Are Targeting Your Taste Buds

Peter Fricker | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Peter Fricker

The stereotype of vegans and vegetarians as self-righteous, hectoring, spoilsports pushing their puritan agenda was never fair. Now that negative perception is disappearing altogether. The promotion of plant-based pleasure has arrived.

8 Reasons You'll Love Drinking Healthy Smoothies

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Maybe the thought of bringing a glass of thick, green, fluid up to your lips leaves you thinking something along the lines of "not in my lifetime." If this is you then now is the time to expand your smoothie horizons; who knows what kind of health benefits await you with your first sip?

The History Of Healthy (And Not-So-Healthy) Ice Cream

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

The history of ice cream is a messy one. No one has been credited with inventing ice cream, but many nations and individuals claim to have. Between its origins almost 2000 years ago and the present day, huge tweaks and changes have been made to the formula, bringing us to a present day where we may finally have created a healthy ice cream. But to know where we're going, we first need to know where we've been.

Plan Ahead When Travelling With Food Restrictions

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

One of the great pleasures of travel is, of course, the different food options that are available at different destinations. But for those travelling with food restrictions -- allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or religious boundaries -- it requires some definite pre-planning.

Vegans Must Stop Settling For Sad Salads

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

I know, nobody wants to feel like a pain or an inconvenience to a restaurant or our dining partner. But the reality is that every time we cede to the salad, we are allowing people continue to believe that vegan food is dull, boring, tasteless and unfulfilling.

2 Must-Try Vegan Dishes That Will Make Carnivores Question Meat

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living

Your enchiladas won't know what hit 'em.

Kupfert And Kim Offers An Accessible Take On Vegan Fare

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Suss and Kupfert's aim is just to offer another choice to the city -- not just for vegetarians and vegans, but for those who are seeking quality foods to enrich their diets with. Even the most staunch of carnivores can enjoy meals here (points at self)

The Magic Is Real And It's Spectacular

Miriam Porter | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Miriam Porter

Disney World's Magic Kingdom is so much more than attractions, rides, entertainment, activities, shopping, and food, -- it's about believing in the power of dreams and "taking the dream with you wherever you may go."

As An Animal Lover, I Don't Accept The Vegan Argument Against Milk

Samita Sarkar | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Samita Sarkar

Cows are loving, motherly animals and hold a special place in Indian culture. When loved and treated well, they will happily give their excess milk to humans after their calves have had their fill. Dairy products are commonly used in Hindu rituals. I just could not get behind the vegan argument that drinking milk was fundamentally wrong.

The 10 Best Holiday Gifts For Foodies and Wine-Lovers

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Whether your family, friends, or co-workers are into healthy eating, gastronomy, entertaining, or fine wine, here are my top picks for presents that will have them impressed and awed by your thoughtfulness.

A Holiday Survival Guide For Vegans (And Their Hosts)

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

Don't feel badly. Especially if you're a new vegan, you may feel terrible for "imposing" on your host, or intimidated by the looks you're being given by others. Stay firm with your beliefs and don't let anyone make you question the legitimacy of your position.

Don't Blame Veganism For Your Eating Disorder

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

Veganism isn't about deprivation or being extreme. It's about leaving animals off our plates. I see too many people -- vegans and not -- who have become obsessed with eating their version of a perfectly clean diet. They eliminate soy, gluten, corn, carbs and so on for no clear reason -- often needlessly.

Super Healthy Eating and Quick Fitness Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

A morning smoothie is a simple way to start your day with a strong nutritional foundation. It's an easy way to ensure nutrient density, and keep you satisfied until lunch, and is a much better option than other sugar-laden options on shelf.

Everyday Eats: A Monday Menu With Delicious Tiramisu Cups

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Living

With meals like these, Mondays aren't so bad after all.

15 Nutritious Ways For Vegans To Get More Protein

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Living

Bring on the quinoa!

Everyday Eats: Wednesday's Menu Is Nutritious Yet Delicious

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living

Bon appétit!

Everyday Eats: A Wednesday Menu With Something For Everyone!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Living

Mmmm!

Love-Based Activism

Miriam Porter | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Miriam Porter

A pink snout touches my hand gently. I peek in the truck to see the pig's face and she's crying. "I love you and I am sorry," I whisper through tears....

You Don't Understand Vegetarianism

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

Here's a crash course: vegans do not consume any animal products. Vegetarians consume animal products that can be obtained without killing an animal (such as eggs and dairy), but do not eat any meat or fish. Pescetarians eat a diet almost identical to those of vegetarians, with the addition of seafood.

You Can Be Vegetarian and Keep Your Man Card, Too

Ian Carey | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Ian Carey

Being a vegetarian is actually pretty easy. The food is better, healthier and provides motivation to look closer at the impacts of diet and health. What isn't easy is being a vegetarian while also enjoying a lot of "dude stuff."

Vegans Only Eat Salad (And Other Totally Untrue Stereotypes)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living

VEGANS HATE MEAT EATERS! (Also not true.)

Why is Cecil Different From the Billions of Animals We Eat?

Pamela Tourigny | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living
Pamela Tourigny

Cecil's death has caused an Internet uproar. It's almost all that I am seeing in my newsfeed. Most of it is unadulterated outrage directed at the perpetrator. The world (or North Americans, at least) are experiencing collective grief, horror, devastation and anger in a way that I haven't seen for some time.

This 'Ice Cream' Has Only 2 Ingredients

Carolyn Berry | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Best eaten right away, but can also be put into an airtight container and frozen.

6 Ways to Raise a Child Who Doesn't Eat Animals

Miriam Porter | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Parents
Miriam Porter

My son Noah and I live a vegan lifestyle. That's different from following a vegan diet -- although both are great! In fact, whatever you do that helps the environment, animals, humans or the earth is pretty awesome. For us, veganism extends past the plant-based food on our plate.