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Recipe on winter blues. 31 VegNews. if course. For inspiration. 16 Chinese New of Butter Day! Day? Well. 2018 is the Year of the! Festival. you haven’t you insist … 24 25 already)! 1 Our recipe for Garlicky Brussels Sprouts Tacos is the best way to celebrate Eat Brussels Sprouts 27 If you’ve got the Day. 20 the average January temperature is in the high 60s.buzznow New year = new you. read “10 Toast Toppers That Are Better Than Butter” on VegNews. book a trip to the Arizona Vegetarian Food Happy birthday. 11 THINGS WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE / READ / DO Who are we kidding—every day is Irish Might we suggest going National Peanut Coffee vegan (assuming. and you’ll definitely be a winner this Super Bowl Sunday … even if your team isn’t. 22 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . but fix. We loved you in Spice World! January February 4 According to Check out our “4 Mouthwatering Vegan Super Bowl Recipes” on VegNews. right? there are so many more over-the-top Toast: Heather Poire ways to partake in Toast Day. Why not adopt one today? 25 If it’s National Let’s All 21 Did “juno” it’s vegan actress Ellen Page’s Eat Right where Alan Cumming. that 23 means birthday? everyone’s getting their plant-based Nothing against vegan butter.


and politicians proving that plant-centered diets can be the road to optimal health. athletes. it is not surprising that we are a country dying too soon. people are making the switch. 24 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . VegNews Senior Editor Jasmin Singer reports. Veganism Saved My Life With mounting evidence pointing to the connections between chronic illness and the Standard American Diet. the transition could not have come soon enough. And for the following five individuals. But with the growing voices of medical professionals.

his blood-glucose levels were completely normal: his diabetes had effectively been cured. he woke up to find his extremities no longer tingled. blindness. Last spring. tomatoes. and developing a New York City hub for doctors like Greger who specialize in plant-based nutrition as a means to long-term health. It will be mandatory for doctors to let patients VITAL STATS know there are alternatives to Age: 57 traditional medicine-type treatment. fruit. and apples VEGNEWS. almonds. high cholesterol Prognosis: Lifelong Wise Words medication. Figuring he was onto something. limb amputation After: Erica Sherman. Now a vocal proponent of a plant- based diet. this plant-powered ambassador has even gotten his mother to jump on the vegan bandwagon. NEW YEAR’S she joined him in the fight. NY It starts with plants. creating a policy that all events held at Borough Hall must include vegan options. Adams continued on his vegan journey. Before: Kathryn Kirk and you cannot rely on your doctor to dictate your health. a startling diagnosis of type 2 diabetes—complete with bouts of tingly hands and feet. and cucumber.” Diagnosis: Type 2 diabetes. grains. who is changing the city—and the world—one salad at a time. and red sauce. and other vegetables in their most unprocessed forms. hoping to see the same results as her RESOLUTION son. “I’m pushing for all Brooklyn hospitals to have a well-educated plant-based bureau. MD’s book. Told he would be on medication for the rest of his life.COM VegNews 25 . holding public discussions at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on the value of veganism. in October. “The relationship between you and your doctor is a partnership.” Before WHAT ERIC EATS Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert Snack Oatmeal with kale. garlic. ERIC ADAMS Policy Change For Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. How Not to Die. with the probability of long-term effects such as blindness and amputation. beans. lemon. Adams has turned his personal victory into a citywide advocacy effort. Adams took matters into his own hands. Bean pasta with marinara Steamed cauliflower with Banana Flaxseed chips onions. “nice” cream with sweet potato cabbage mushrooms and balsamic vinegar and hummus. and an emergency visit to the doctor due to a painful ulcer—led to a windy but clear path to Michael Greger. and three months later. high blood pressure. Just three weeks later. the former New York state senator switched out the meat-centric diet he had known his whole life with one that revolved around kale. Much closer to home. Lives in: Brooklyn.

and upon completion. Goldner developed anti-phospholipid antibodies—a painful malady that causes blood clots. But her struggle was far from over. and with kale. RESOLUTIO N single day to ery “I am committed ev te ch ronic pain and helping elimina net. she weaned herself off blood thinners. Before: Brooke Goldner Diagnosis: Systemic lupus erythematosus. smoothie sandwich on with steamed nectarines. After two years of perfect lab results. was able to wean herself off all medications. which in turn gave her double vision and resulted in a stroke. TX plant-based diet. major stroke of what you think you Before might miss out on. stage 4 kidney failure. I acutely disease from the pla millions who are VITAL STATS feel the pain of the from diseases that suffering needlessly Age: 40 are entirely preven table and reversible Lives in: Houston. and pears chia seeds. her lupus and blood clot-inducing antibodies disappeared. Initially told she had six months to live. When she entered medical school in her twenties.” WHAT BROOKE EATS Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert Snack Green Avocado Spicy curried lentils Raw vegan cheesecake Peaches. who encouraged the long-time vegetarian to stop consuming cheese and eggs. stroke Prognosis: Six months to Wise Words live. MD Doctor's Orders When Brooke Goldner was 16. migraines. while stomaching the likely reality that she would never be able to bear children. Goldner has dedicated her career as a medical doctor to advocating for disease prevention and NEW YEAR’S treatment by way of vegetables.” through a nourishing After: Mellisa Schwartz. peanut sauce and pear 26 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . BROOKE GOLDNER. a serious case of lupus left her in stage 4 kidney failure. too. Now healthy as ever at 40. After four months of trading in her animal products for a high-raw diet rich in fresh vegetables. Goldner defied all odds by staying alive with the help of intense chemotherapy. sprouted bread broccoli. When all seemed lost. and four years later—even though she was still warned against it—Goldner became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy. she started dating fitness trainer Thomas Tadlock. risk of death if “Focus on what you want for your life and health instead pregnant. Goldner no longer suffered from joint pain. tofu. or fatigue. She dealt with this new diagnosis by injecting her stomach with blood thinners every day. and more shockingly.

gout Wise Words Prognosis: High risk of “If you have been diagnosed with Before & after: courtesy of Paul Figueroa. Vegetable sushi Brown rice bowl Vegan Snap peas. and berries. prescribing him medication to go along with the drugs he already took for sky-high cholesterol and blood pressure. A year later. and—along with his wife and daughter—went vegan immediately. where he looked down at where “I want to lose some mo even he had been and knew there was no going back. He watched it that same day. and salsa cream VEGNEWS. banana. PAUL FIGUEROA Family Guy Paul Figueroa’s favorite foods were steaks. corn. all helping to solidify his convictions about his new way of life. guacamole. I ed at reaching older website—aim VITAL STATS ry with people—to share my sto mig ht be going through Age: 43 those who the same things I did. and his favorite hobby. CA Diagnosis: Heart disease. as it provides the best chance for reversing your condition. flax seeds. With his family’s support. So when he was just 40 years old and diagnosed with gout—a common affliction faced by those of Filipino descent. at the same time. you owe it to medication. early death yourself and your family to adopt a vegan diet. Two years later. and pizza.” Before WHAT PAUL EATS Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert Snack Fruit smoothie with almond milk. burgers.COM VegNews 27 . plant-based meals. his cardiologist (the first doctor to make the connection between his condition and his food choices) recommended he watch Forks Over Knives. black with asparagus. carrots. Ice cream: Garrison McArthur Photographers deadly heart attack. he fostered his newfound plant-based community and. with black beans. He recently trekked up to the famed RESOLUTIOreNweight Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. a massive heart attack—known as the “widow-maker”—resulted in a full blockage of his left anterior descending artery and damage to 40 percent of his heart. is now hiking. to reduce my medication am als o wo rkin g on a further.” Lives in: Stanton. milk ice and cinnamon and avocado lettuce. rolled oats. lifelong a chronic disease. his cholesterol and blood pressure have returned to normal. expanded his palate to thoroughly enjoy wholesome. His doctor didn’t either. he has drastically reduced his risk of heart attack. like Figueroa—he didn’t think for a second it was diet-related. cashew broccoli with hummus pepper. which was once NEW YEAR’S eating. cucumbers. stroke. including those that spoke to the ethical and environmental reasons to adopt a vegan diet such as Earthlings and Cowspiracy. Figueroa started watching more documentaries. carrots. turmeric. On the day he left the hospital.

Following her shocking diagnosis. After being placed on a lung transplant monitoring list—one of the last signs that if she didn’t undergo a radical change. Teaching herself how to cook while she was still blind and unable to stand up. Today. Wise Words Before & after: courtesy of Kate McGoey-Smith lung transplant “Your plant-based diet will prove that true healing is at the end of your fork!” Before WHAT KATE EATS Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert Snack Oatmeal with Pita pizza with roasted Potato-leek soup. and groups to help them Age: 61 stay healthy and connected Lives in: Calgary. AB through their veganism. Kate McGoey-Smith can finally see the full impact NEW YEAR’S of veganism. The bad news kept coming when McGoey-Smith began to lose her vision (caused by a lack of oxygen to her eyes). weakening the heart— and Kate McGoey-Smith was one of them. and consult with individuals. Jr. sleep apnea Prognosis: Two to five years to live. Her risk for heart failure and dependency on medication both plummeted. type 2 diabetes. she found herself beholden to an oxygen tank. plant-promoting documentary Forks Over Knives. she was finally on her way to a radical recovery. McGoey- Smith is down 110 pounds and nearly all of her symptoms have vanished. blueberries and vegetables. teach. and steamed apples. Flipping on the TV one night. couples. steamed greens sweet potato with dressing. and was prescribed a mixed cocktail of drugs. had no choice but to stop working. McGoey-Smith scheduled a consultation with famed plant-based medical doctor Caldwell Esselstyn. lifelong blindness. she no longer needs a lung transplant. and given the deteriorating state of her health. astoundingly. VITAL STATS families.” Diagnosis: Heart disease. RESOLUTION “My goal is to coach. her eyesight has been fully restored—proving that without a doubt. death would be imminent—something serendipitous happened. Intrigued and desperate. KATE MCGOEY-SMITH All Heart An average of three out of every million people are plagued with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension—a degenerative disease that restricts blood flow to the lungs. and decided once and for all to take charge of her own healing. and pears steamed broccoli vegetables and cauliflower 28 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . developed diabetic retinopathy. kale Vegan chocolate Seasonal fruit. she found herself watching the powerful. and. and a salad with oil-free mousse such as berries. She promptly attended his workshop on the healing power of plants.

Always Too Much and Never Enough. Outwardly. the word “error” was all that came up. losing 100 pounds herself RESOLtoUruTnIO ethe Cruel “I would lik the by going vegan. when it comes to lifelong Jewel 10 0-mile race in health. But after surprising himself by finishing a marathon in less than four hours. black pepper. and as the pounds melted off—230 of them—he realized he had a true gift. Red lentils with Peanut butter or Apples. a 50-miler. Lajaunie has become a local celebrity in his small town of Thibodaux. His biggest proponent remains his mother. in his earlier days. bananas. and cream made with and dates nutritional yeast frozen cherries and bananas VEGNEWS. had enjoyed sports immensely—laced up his running shoes. “Just do! Assess the results depression. who had watched his father and grandfather both suffer heart attacks. apple. due to his size. For Josh Lajaunie and his family. almonds. Before WHAT JOSH EATS Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert Snack Oatmeal with Fruit smoothie with greens.” Prognosis: Heart disease. landing himself a cover spot on Runner’s World. and won. Lajaunie—who. but obesity and heart disease ran in his family. LA Wise Words Diagnosis: Morbid obesity. In 2016. it would only register up to 400 pounds. Josh Lajaunie was told that. the newly trim athlete competed in his first 100-mile race. he completed his first 50k. the senior editor of VegNews. would have thought of himself as. he laughed it off. only to find most physical activity left him out of breath. then he entered. He traded in hamburgers for vegetables. who has enthusiastically followed in his footsteps. the small plane he was on would only fly if he moved closer to the front. bananas. and fresh mint lifelong Jasmin Singer (jasminsinger. With a new determination to get into shape—but no firm grasp on how—he was turned on to the successes of vegan ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek. and everything became clear. where he uses his platform to advocate for veganism within his community. NEW YEAR’SN Now stronger and faster than ever. hypertension objectively and let that dictate your future decisions.” b next Septem VITAL STATS Age: 39 Lives in: Thibodaux. documented her own story medication Before & after: courtesy of Josh Lajaunie of how veganism saved her life in her memoir. early death.COM VegNews 29 . turmeric. going the distance is the name of the game. A marathoner was never something that Lajaunie. JOSH LAJAUNIE Running Man En route to a family vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. When he got home and stepped on the scale. Emboldened to make a lifestyle change. chocolate “nice” and walnuts almond milk. ia M ou n tains North Georg er. broccoli. greens. and he had watched too many loved ones suffer from these deadly afflictions (heart disease affects a staggering 28 million Americans each year).

30 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . VegNews Travel Editor Aurelia d’Andrea invites you to explore this Nordic approach to cozy living. Cake + Comfort In uncertain times. we need all the comfort we can get. vegan style. which is why the Danish art of hygge has never been more relevant than it is right now.

with per capita consumption and the verb “to embrace. The Little Mermaid.” “It is about being with the people we love. “Hygge is a thing The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living and the that is supposed to be and feel good for you. and content. The country of nearly 6 million is not without its problems. it falls under and bitterly cold. “You Cozy culture deserve it. VEGNEWS. Creating a sense of pleasure needn’t be over-the-top and the feeling of being safe. But Denmark has a secret weapon that helps the hygge umbrella. that’s how hygge tallying in at roughly 18 pounds per year—more than twice the makes us feel: cared for. it’s pretty easy to see how joy might manifest on a national level. the feeling of home. and foam-topped lattes. the best-selling author of chemical that compels us to go back for more.” its etymology is traced to archaic their Nordic neighbor Finland. our brains are flooded with dopamine. roaring fireplaces.The Danes have it pretty darn good. Is it any wonder? With each bite of banana “Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience rather nut bread. If it feeds our spirits and and winters in this Northern European outpost are long. blankets. and dial the hygge vibes up to high. whether that’s an end-of-the-day glass however. snug. The insular nation has struggled to adapt to its shifting of pinot noir or staying in bed until noon on Sunday and losing demographics following an influx of refugees from Syria and Iraq. buffer it against life’s tribulations and uncertainties. Denmark is the most sugar- Norwegian.000. If it had its own slogan.” So go ahead and put another log on the fire.” Metaphorically. it looks more like an interior design Sugar and nice concept than a real-life philosophy practiced by millions. and translates loosely as both the noun “well-being” obsessed country on the planet. it might be. After Pronounced “hoo-gah. universal healthcare. To say the Danes adore sweets is a grave understatement. the feel-good than about things.” indulgent—or sugar-oriented. pour Type “hygge” into Pinterest and up pop images of chunky knitted yourself a mug of hot cocoa.” says Wiking. supports us through another day’s news headlines. and it’s one Though practiced all year round. ԤO‫֌ܚ‬ē/] noun The Danish practice of enjoying life’s simple pleasures with friends and family while feeling content and cozy. Besides getting credit for Danish pastry. With low crime. eat some cake. that means if you want to eat some cake.COM VegNews 31 . ourselves in a juicy mystery novel. Denmark also claims bragging rights as one of the happiest countries on the planet. “And founder of the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute. ways that are available. and average household financial wealth per capita ringing in at nearly $55. European average.” says Meik Wiking. wintertime is hygge’s sweet we could all benefit from: hygge. and our collective obsession with mid-century Scandinavian design. candlelit tables. you can cultivate hygge by It also gives us permission to experience comfort in all the shopping for fresh produce at the farmers’ market and hygge pronounced [hoo-gah. and the season when those cozy clichés fully manifest into soul-soothing reality. spot. To the uninitiated. dark.

Clear out the clutter. laughing—while the descriptive text encourages us and a throw blanket. “It’s more about enjoying the small moment of life. or visit Grandma to flip through family photo feeling it gives you with every sip. IKEA stores opt for strategically placed pendant lamps.” she Sip something soothing says.” says Wiking. soy candles. Infusing your own neighborhood or out in rural isolation. brew up a pot and take the to find time to meet a friend for coffee. make space for game time to savor the aroma. like congee or noodle There’s nothing more hygge than enjoying a soup.” listen to your favorite audiobook or podcast. transforming it into a savory pot of winter vegetable stew. the flavor. or to hygge-ify your home.” says Jenny Mustard. and candlesticks Getting outside for a daily walk and observing than anyone else in Europe. hygge or curling up with the cat under a warm throw blanket and watching Love Actually for the 43rd time. Mustard is partial to genmai Research shows that sharing time with others not only makes cha. What matters is simply taking the time to be in the company of people we like. spiritual. by taking a hot bath and tossing in your favorite bath bomb. Sitting spaces are arranged for optimal reading pleasure. add an element of pleasure. Bring this Danish concept to your Happy together domain in just three easy steps. when our communities are so often virtual and our primary Berlin-based blogger and vegan lifestyle communication with friends is through social media. or the other paying bills or homework. but contributes to our longevity—reason enough elixir you choose. then subtract guilt.” Is this commerce imitating life. Pages are filled with images of small gatherings of happy is a hygge fundamental. use to make our houses a home with the “twinkle of soft lighting” and this space for enjoyment only—never for the “coziest textiles. and and bring some comfort into your life. but for everyday enjoyment. while chairs and sofas are draped with snuggly throws and fluffy pillows. Commune with nature The Danes burn more votives. Dial up the cozy from the IKEA catalog. and also happens to be these tips from the Swedish-born media maven something that science says supports our mental. Light touch Want to bring hygge into your home? Borrow a page.” warm mug of tea. Life in the 21st century can feel especially isolating. When in doubt. but whatever us feel good. sipping and cozy it up with pillows. physical well-being. tea lights. albums together. “Something simple and comforting. but its language. The Scandinavian superstore hasn’t Creating a space in your home that’s dedicated just nailed this concept’s design aesthetic. and both give and receive support. people sharing pleasurable moments—dining together. she was raised with it. and the warm night with friends. exclusively to relaxation and small pleasures too. and they light them not just for the seasonal nuances. champagne. way around? Getting the light right (or wrong) can make (or break) the experience. literally. which beam soft light onto tabletops and breakfast nooks. And then there’s the candles. your companion animal. and fresh ginger tea. aim for a at home formula that couples simplicity with intention. “I like cooking a homemade meal for us to enjoy together. says Mustard. Walking solo? Use this alone-time to simple and affordable. Borrow antidote to technology overload. is the Scandinavian the hygge trend. I don’t need more than that to have a hygge night.” 32 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . “The most important social relationships are close relationships in which you experience things together. and choosing to live well. Engaging expert Jenny Mustard doesn’t just blindly follow with others. experience being understood. share thoughts and feelings. lapsong. and it also happens to be one of the most your partner. For optimal hygge. is a great way living spaces with the glow of candlelight is the number one way to connect with yourself. in the flesh and in small groups. Mustard says gatherings needn’t be fussy affairs that require planning or extra expense. a Swedish-born vegan YouTuber based in Berlin. “Hanging out with people that you can be completely yourself with is very hygge. whether in your own special occasions. “It’s not about the grand indulgences.

Initiate a discussion about the latest animal-rights Can’t get to nature? Bring it to you. Start a political debate or nestled in a woodsy lakeside cabin while rain beats down b. Congrats! You’re a hygge master. enjoy downtime right now but something to cultivate and integrate into our daily lives to maximize the pleasure of living. here I come! definitely goes hand in hand with reaching that hygge mode. Renting an Airbnb cabin in Vermont and hiking with your and sweet way. VEGNEWS. 3. b. Buy a new space heater for your living room gala and use your time at home to plot your goals for the month. go hygge by bundling up warmly and heading out into nature. 2. And if you c. you’ve just taken hygge 4 You’re redecorating your apartment. earthy pleasure those game of charades experiences bring. Install new fluorescent light fixtures in the kitchen your values. Keep working on the cozy thing. Answers: 1. Vacation? What vacation? There’s too much work to do to Take it from the Danes: Hygge isn’t just a passing trend. “Self-acceptance and being comfortable in your own skin 5 You’re planning your spring-break getaway. Create a meditation corner in your bedroom. And what’s not to love about time spent with friends. a mug of coffee spiked with Baileys Almande— that await when you return. Pull out the knitting needles and finish the scarf you’ve been working on for months Hygge isn’t just a passing trend. Bake a cake from your favorite vegan cookbook and can share the experience of gathering or admiring your invite a friend over for a slice greenery with someone you really like.” c. and it leaves more room for us to focus on things we care deeply about. but for the moments—a hot bath with essential oils. but there’s quotient is just one perk. 4. Not yet honorary-Dane material. c. A. you: spent sitting around a campfire with friends eating s’mores a. and you have a one-hour window of free time. 3 It’s your birthday. and doing still hope! things that make you feel good? Increasing your happiness 0 to 1 correct. Club Med Cancun. fresh documentary flowers. creating sanctuary at home. You’ll get it! vegan danishes are added incentive. and fill it or to write donation checks to your favorite charities. Potted plants.” says Mustard. C. 4 to 5 correct.” Rather than let a little sub-zero temperatures get you down. it’s First. c. C. B. 1 You’re us that we are part of the circle of life. not just for the health benefits of movement and fresh air.Great outdoors cozy iq There’s a Nordic saying that “there’s no such thing as bad weather. B. Is there anything more having a dinner party. 5. to new levels. and you want to do something special. Head to the garage to tinker on your old pick-up truck integrate into our daily lives to maximize the pleasure of living. VegNews Travel Editor Aurelia d’Andrea has been hygge-ing all along and never knew it until researching this story. you: about honoring your true nature and aligning your actions with a. “Treat yourself and your surroundings in a kind b. To increase the hygge life-affirming and assuring than that? Relish the moments value. Hygge isn’t about pushing boundaries and taking risks. Test your hygge IQ and see if you’re ready The meditative aspect of being outdoors and marveling a colorful sunset or spotting a deer on a forest walk reminds to become an honorary Dane. Hop onto Instagram. Fire up the Playstation for a solo night of Destiny 2 are ways to bring the wonder of the outdoors in. so you: Take it from the Danes: a. so you: a. the bottomless cups of tea and warm 2 to 3 correct. and scroll through everyone’s winter vacation feeds with envy but something to cultivate and c. Your first choice is: a. Invite 60 of your closest friends over for a birthday bash b.COM VegNews 33 . Not a party kind of person? Skip the big fundraising b. Offer your guests a post-meal brandy and suggest a on the roof. and even a tree strung with lights during the holidays 2 It’s a Sunday afternoon. Relieving with cushions and candles ourselves of external expectations is freeing. just bad clothing. and leave all the harshness and self-criticism dog every day at the door. and tune into the simple.

34 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . Greens Guide to Whether you have a New Year’s resolution to uphold. you simply get endlessly excited by emerald hues. or. That’s why VegNews editors have compiled a list of 18 of the most nutrient-dense. like us. fortifying your diet with leafy greens is always a worthwhile goal. edible ways you can go green. are a health nut.

not to mention fundamental to our healthy lives. so load up next pile of arugula. but these tiny trees cabbage is one of the oldest to name a few. green boost at the start of your day. roasted. than almost any other plant. steamed. roquette. one serving provides a whopping supports a regular heart beat. Perfect for: Keep it simple and sauté Caesar salad by grilling romaine hearts. this widely available leafy green. traditional medicine. time you’re eating a macro bowl with lemon vinaigrette.COM VegNews 35 . peppery arugula goes by Broccoli gets a bad rap as a vegetable Dating back before 1000 BC. leaves contain 25 percent of your 206 percent of your daily needs. spinach has earned a to ice cream. allowing the Ingredient insight: Just one cup provides daily dose of vitamin C. “trees and cheese. Arugula Broccoli Cabbage Herbaceous. Perfect for: Put a spin on the traditional recommended daily intake. many titles: rocket. probiotic-rich ways to everyday pizza with a delicate dairy-free macaroni and cheese for a consume cabbage. Ingredient insight: This garden green has No wonder our moms always Ingredient insight: One cup of cabbage one of the lowest oxalate levels compared told us to eat our broccoli! has 190 percent of your suggested to other leafy greens. fresh garlic. Everyday Staples The greens you have in your vegetable crisper may be more potent than you think. Kale Romaine Spinach There’s a reason kale is being Often relegated to a simple burger Arguably the most widely cultivated used in everything from juice topper. bone. and rucola. cultivated vegetables in history as a pungent green with abundant and added to almost any dish to and is regarded for its use in health benefits remains the same. significantly boost nutritional value. sauerkraut are both digestion- Perfect for: Dress up your humdrum. and a little drizzling with vegan dressing. Perfect for: Include one cup in your with olive oil. sprinkling with dairy-free parmesan. lightly dressed vegan take on the childhood classic. These six powerhouse plants are tasty and accessible. But its solid reputation can be stir-fried. Perfect for: Add this vegetable to boosting.” or a veggie dog. this staple offers leafy vegetable can help in name for itself thanks to its incredible more nutritional value per leaf maintaining heart health. an electrolyte that in iron. benefits to eye. body to more easily absorb its minerals more than 100 percent of your daily Perfect for: Fermented kimchi and like calcium and magnesium. kids love to hate. and brain health. every 100 grams of these A. requirement of vitamins C and K. and morning smoothie for a refreshing lemon juice for a satiating side dish. VEGNEWS. Ingredient insight: Romaine is a great Ingredient insight: Remarkably high Ingredient insight: Packed with vitamin source of potassium.

and its burgundy-hued greens.” making it a prized anything but ordinary. 350 milligrams of this essential vitamin. but these edible tops are can be easily foraged. and load them up with Perfect for: Escarole pairs perfectly with with tofu ricotta and sautéed beet everything from chickpea tuna salad sweet butternut squash and spaghetti greens for an impressive appetizer. and organs. makes an elegant addition to vitamin A content of beet greens— Ingredient insight: Endive’s leaves menus at top-notch restaurants. Perfect for: Slowly simmer turnip tops Perfect for: Become a maestro of Mexican Perfect for: There’s no denying in vegetable stock with garlic and meals by sautéeing purslane leaves and radicchio’s place in salads. Ingredient insight: One cup contains Ingredient insight: Fresh purslane contains Ingredient insight: This not-green 203 milligrams of potassium. the leaves market. purslane 15th century. proving that this green is a regular feature at high-end eateries. The vitamin-rich tops are grow. for cell and tissue growth. head of these lacy greens supply Perfect for: If you’re dining in but Perfect for: Swap endive leaves for 16 grams of dietary fiber. rice. Escarole Ingredient insight: You can’t beat the ingredient among chefs. and serve adding to tacos with vegan chicken. nutty flavor and subtle are packed with bitter flavors of brimming with benefits. cooks flock to it for a reason. “white gold. one serving provides 127 percent of are rich in folate. with 100 grams providing essential for energy production—and body’s cells. top crostini crackers. 36 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . booster for gourmands. tissues. Persnickety leaves have become a go-to color packed with vital phytonutrients. which more omega-3 fatty acids than any other green adds a punch of vitamin B2— helps maintain vital functions in your leafy vegetable. making them bitterness have earned it the nickname chicory. Purslane Radicchio Turnip Greens Viewed as both an annoying weed and This variety originated in Italy in the You may be tempted to toss turnip esteemed culinary ingredient. helps ward off migraines. for a comforting winter pasta dish. your ingredient know-how by grilling it alongside barbecued tempeh. Beet Greens Endive Escarole Skip pre-cooked beets and go for the While endive may be one of the most While this may look like your fresh variety at your local farmers’ difficult vegetables in the world to average head of lettuce. to coax out an alluring sweetness. which is essential Ingredient insight: An entire what you need each day. but show off spices to reduce bitterness. still looking to wow. Chef Favorites Pump up your recipe repertoire with these foodie-approved greens that taste as good as they look on your plate. and avocado. its sweet. to umami-rich walnut pesto.

chiles. go for the green. cucumber. VEGNEWS. but these trending plants— enjoyed on menus at hip concept-eateries and pop-ups around the world—prove that to stay relevant on the ’Gram. boiled collards provides about eight an astounding 535 percent of the Ingredient insight: A half-cup grams of fiber—a crucial component daily requirement of vitamin K. Perfect for: Sear with sesame oil. this Ingredient insight: With 41 milligrams dose of omega fatty acids— colorful vegetable has antioxidants of calcium per cup. and vegan onion for an aromatic twist on saag. mowing them down. watercress will 31 milligrams of omega 3s. and lowering cholesterol. leafy green Perfect for: A mainstay of English on dinner: blanch the greens. they are to the body. medicinal qualities zippy taste and versatility. Trend Alert Healthful eating is always in style. and boasting preventative benefits for help bones stay strong and healthy 34 milligrams of omega 6s. bok choy’s versatility. and a spicy. but today. mustard greens provides a hearty least 13 different polyphenols. Mustard Greens Swiss Chard Watercress Though consumed for more than 5. more on contemporary Ingredient insight: Just one cup of Ingredient insight: One serving contains American menus. and hearty pasta dishes. and K. and side dish or as a tasty addition to a collard greens. This aquatic plant species served as years. of Southern and African American “weed” is chock-full of antioxidants mellow flavor. Perfect for: Soul food Sundays aren’t Perfect for: Blend with pumpkin garlic. peppery taste have Ingredient insight: One cup of Ingredient insight: Containing at thrust it back into the spotlight. tempeh bacon for extra flavor. vegan parmesan. Perfect for: Go for an Indian-inspired take Perfect for: This dark. Bok Choy Collard Greens Dandelion Greens Long used in Chinese cooking and Far from a new discovery. developing prostate cancer. and crossover cuisines is enjoying a spike in that will make you think twice before appeal means it is popping up popularity for its superfood qualities. spread on everything. cream cheese are a sophisticated way to enjoy this ancient green. making it the perfect teatime. C. this staple This often-snubbed backyard medicine. all major chronic diseases. which serving a day will provide vital for reducing blood-sugar levels is associated with a lower risk for vitamins such as B6. Be sure to add a bit of olive oil for a pesto that you’ll want to wholesome bowl. this distinctive green is having Swiss chard makes for meals a staple in the diet of ancient Roman a moment in 2018 thanks to its as pleasing to the eye as soldiers. and addition to warming soups.COM VegNews 37 . sandwiches layered with and cook with garlic. and ginger for a flavorful complete without a batch of garlicky seeds.000 Available in a rainbow of colors. when consumed regularly. ginger. watercress. then purée thrives in winter. garlic. stews.

Souped  Up From cold-fighting concoctions to creamy chowders. our six superfood soups are guaranteed to keep you warm all winter long. by JULIE MORRIS photos by OLIVER BARTH I talian B ean & Kale Sou p GREAT FOR Weekend dinners 38 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 .

incorporate. Add leeks. Add beans. combine all ingredients. cumin.COM VegNews 39 . and cook for 15 minutes. Since the Italian Bean & Kale Soup for garnish is made in just 30 minutes. finely diced 2. and add chili powder. 1 cup dry green lentils Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. and stir in /2 teaspoon salt kale and lemon juice. and simmer uncovered for 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 5 minutes. carrots. about 5 to 6 minutes. Ladle stew into serving bowls. and bring to a boil. Into a heavy-bottomed pot over medium are tender. stir to reheat for an easy supper. turn heat up to high. salt. carrots. Add blended tomato mixture. Stir in tomatoes (and tomato juice). cover. for garnish CHE F ’S T IP 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro. 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes Cook for 35 to 40 minutes. sauce. You can easily double or 2. and cover. oregano. minced 1 medium zucchini. thyme. soaked overnight broth. red pepper. stirring plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce Cream and cilantro. Into a blender. Add vegetable 4 garlic cloves. up to 1 week. for garnish Serves 4 3. 2 /3 cup Cashew Sour Cream (see recipe). plus more as needed and process until smooth and creamy. finely diced Cashew Sour Cream tomato paste. ladle into serving bowls. finely diced 1 medium fennel bulb. top with hemp seeds. often. and 6 cups water. softened. melt oil. canned 1. Mix well. and serve warm. and cook for 1 minute Freeze a larger batch and longer.Italian Bean & Kale Soup Serves 4 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large leek. and cook. turn heat to high. heat. minced 1 cup raw cashews. and bring to a boil. peeled and cut and drained Reduce heat to low. Add onions. Let soup rest for 1 teaspoon salt Into a blender. 1 large green bell pepper. finely diced 2 garlic cloves. turn heat to low. drained 2 (see Chef’s Tip) cups packed baby kale leaves Smoky Lentil & 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Sweet Potato Stew 1 /4 cup shelled hemp seeds. 1 large yellow onion. 5 minutes. until leeks begin to soften. into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups) 2 /3 cup unsweetened soy milk 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 3. and water. Stir in garlic and sweet potato. chipotle pepper. Stir in lentils. and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. add tomatoes (and beans cooked with salt impart tomato juice). and black pepper. warm oil. and adobo Party Pleaser more flavor in less time. or until lentils 1. and & Sweet Potato Stew bell peppers. Purée until smooth and set aside. Add garlic 2 tablespoons coconut oil and zucchini and cook for 2 minutes longer. finely diced Makes 11/3 cups salt. finely diced 1 (14-ounce) can diced Italian tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste GREAT FOR 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 1 1 teaspoon dried oregano teaspoon crushed red pepper A crowd /8 teaspoon salt 1 Smo Lentil & Sweet P otato S tew /2 teaspoon black pepper 4 cups vegetable broth ky 1 (15-ounce) can white beans. and 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo. VEGNEWS. Into a heavy-bottomed pot over medium triple our Smoky Lentil heat. until to serve a large crowd. 1 large carrot. stirring often. topped with Cashew Sour fennel. 1 large sweet potato. trimmed and thinly sliced 1 large carrot. Remove from heat.

40 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . and 3 tablespoons olive oil carrots. /2 teaspoon black pepper 4. and sauté until softened. Bring to a light boil. celery. 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas. Let soup rest. and sauté 1 celery stalk. Cook until pasta is al dente. Add bay Get creative with your thin slices leaves. 1 remove from heat. peeled. and stir in noodles shape you’d like. halved. salt. miso broth. Into a blender. and blend until smooth. Ladle into serving bowls. finely diced 8 minutes. finely diced for 2 minutes. Into a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. warm oil. add water and miso. Add caraway seeds. divided parsley. and /2 teaspoon salt 1 stir in 2 tablespoons parsley. Add onion. 6 cups water 3 tablespoons yellow miso paste 2. drained and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley. uncovered. and cut into onions begin to caramelize. S oup e dl pea Noo Chick GREAT FOR Noodly nostalgia Chickpea Noodle Soup Serves 4 1. discard bay leaves. fusilli to penne to shells. until Noodle Time 1 large carrot. from 2 bay leaves and chickpeas. pasta by adding any 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 3. and pepper. about 1 large yellow onion. for 5 minutes 1 cup egg-free noodles before serving. stirring constantly.

celery. Add leeks. peeled and diced 1 celery stalk. which has a similar texture when cooked. and /2 cup raw cashews cook. Remove from heat and 2 parsnips. evenly transferring broth and vegetables. ladle into serving 3 /4 teaspoon black pepper. melt oil. Bring 2 tablespoons coconut oil to a boil over high heat. stirring. celery root tastes like a cross between a potato and celery (if you find celeriac with stems attached. cashews.COM VegNews 41 . Ladle half of soup into a blender. diced 1 small celery root. and stir to nights 1 /8 teaspoon salt incorporate. and sauté for 5 minutes. minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme Add vinegar. divided Ch table Vege Root Root Down Also called celeriac. 5 cups water 1 Add garlic. and blend until puréed. add 3 tablespoons parsley. and celery root. they’re actually celery). Chowder 2. and pepper. 3. Into a heavy-bottomed pot over medium Serves 4 heat. Chilly (see “Root Down”) 4 garlic cloves. for 30 seconds longer. thyme. you may substitute a large turnip. peeled and diced discard bay leaf. To serve. If you can’t find celery root. Pour blended mixture back into soup. then reduce heat to 1 large leek. bay leaf. plus more for bowls and top with black pepper and garnish remaining 1 tablespoon parsley. salt. parsnips. and blend until smooth. trimmed and thinly sliced low. VEGNEWS. partially cover with a lid. add water. 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes. and miso mixture. 1. diced 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar ow d er 4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley. and Root Vegetable miso paste. Add 3 tablespoons yellow miso paste potatoes. Into a blender. and simmer GREAT FOR for 15 minutes.

or until cauliflower. Even picky eaters Serves 4 2. and beans. remove from heat. for garnish 1. and serve warm. about 1. thinly sliced 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds. Into a blender. white and light green parts. and scallions. Working in 2 batches. and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Add onions and sauté until soft and translucent. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Store at room temperature broth. and top 2 garlic cloves. Into a soup pot over medium-low heat. Add layer. Cook for 15 minutes. chopped (about 5 cups) but if you can’t find 4 cups vegetable broth Whole Grain Croutons it.39) 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 /8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon tahini 1 cup Whole Grain Croutons (see recipe) 1. and sauté for 30 GREAT FOR seconds. add water. Spread onto a baking sheet in a single Colds Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. 2. garnish with sesame seeds. makes it extra vibrant. then reduce to a low simmer Soup with Whole Grain and cover. and stir in nutritional yeast and tahini. Kimchi Miso Soup Serves 4 Chees 4 cups water y Cau 2 tablespoons tamari 2 tablespoons miso paste li f lo 2 tablespoons dried goji berries we r 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 2 tablespoons coconut oil Sou 3 garlic cloves. p. chopped Cauliflower Soup. sprinkle with salt. paprika. and blend until combined. Drizzle with oil.Cheesy Cauliflower over high heat. goji berries. remove from True Colors Croutons heat. stirring often. Add Kids miso mixture. Into a heavy-bottomed pot over medium- low heat. Once hot. melt oil. melt oil. ladle into serving bowls. miso. transfer soup to a will happily blender and blend until completely smooth. Add mushrooms. about 5 minutes. tofu. 42 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . Goji berries may remain partially intact. cut into 1 /2-inch cubes 2 scallions. stir well. tamari. and mix in vegetable well-toasted. tear bread into small pieces. and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes to soften. To serve. drained 2 slices whole-grain bread (see Chef’s Tip. minced Orange cauliflower with Whole Grain Croutons. white cauliflower Makes 1 cup will also work. 1 medium yellow onion. 3 /4-inch. 2. 1 medium head orange cauliflower. kimchi. Add garlic. and toss together by hand to coat bread. kimchi juice. Over a large GREAT FOR bowl. and slowly bring to a warm temperature over several minutes without boiling. and ginger. minced p 11/2 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms 1 /3 cup chopped vegan kimchi 1 /4 cup kimchi juice (liquid from jar) 1 /2 (14-ounce) package firm tofu. devour our Cheesy 2 tablespoons coconut oil Return puréed soup to pot to gently reheat. Reduce heat to low. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 (15-ounce) can navy beans. Bring to a boil until ready to use.

COM VegNews 43 . and its spicy peppers are a natural decongestant Julie Morris (@superfoodjules) is the best-selling author of Superfood Soups and the founder of VEGNEWS. iso S oup Kimchi M Heal All The powerhouse ingredients in this cold-fighter deliver maximum nutrition to cure whatever might be ailing you. Goji berries add a punch of antioxidants and vitamin C Ginger root soothes inflammation Coconut oil fights bacteria and viruses Garlic and shiitake mushrooms give the immune system a boost Miso broth is rich with electrolytes to keep you hydrated Kimchi aids digestion.

and cumin. 3. steak seasoning. rinsed. and brown sugar. In a medium bowl. smashed Chili 3 cups hot water 2 (20-ounce) cans jackfruit in brine. 4. add chili paste to pot. turning occasionally. divided cups chopped onions whole canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce tablespoon ground cumin Texas-style chili is packed with spicy 2 cups vegan beef-style stock peppers and smoky jackfruit for 1 /4 cup masa harina a down-home comfort meal. chipotle peppers. 1 1 teaspoon salt by BRIAN L. Remove from pot and set aside. Reduce heat to medium. Into a blender. Set aside. Once onions have browned. Use hands to toss and evenly coat jackfruit. paprika. Cook 6 to 8 minutes. until browned on all sides. add remaining 1 teaspoon oil and onions. and roughly chop. Place in a large bowl along with garlic. for garnish 1. for garnish photo by ERIN & JEFF WYZOCARSKI 8 slices jalapeño pepper. add 1 cup soaking liquid. reserving liquid and garlic. masa harina. add jackfruit. tomato paste. drained. until browned and tender. and pour in enough hot water to submerge. for garnish 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions. until softened and fragrant. and patted dry 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons steak seasoning Non Carne Our vegan version of hearty 2 2 4 2 1 teaspoons brown sugar teaspoons canola oil. In a dry skillet. soy sauce. 30 seconds per side. 44 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . In a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over high heat. 2. stirring occasionally. heat 1 teaspoon oil. toast chilies over medium heat. While onions cook. 5. drain soaked chilies. Add jackfruit mixture and sear 8 to 10 minutes. Soak 20 minutes. PATTON /4 cup vegan cheese shreds. Blend until a smooth paste is formed. reserved garlic. Add stock.veganizeit! Texas-Style Jackfruit Chili Serves 4 8 dried guajillo chili peppers 4 dried California chili peppers 4 garlic cloves.

vegan sour cream. Patton (thesexyvegan. LLC in bowls. multimedia personality.COM VegNews 45 . until jackfruit is tender. Vol. Serve Try our delicious Organic Beans too! ™2017 Fig Food Company. is a chef. cake recipes. dried chili peppers should be pliable and not crispy. minced onion. New Mexico. and author of Sexy’s Best. yellow mustard. or crab Our yummy soups are packed in microwavable. barbecue pork. and garnish with cheese. jackfruit is an excellent vegan meat alternative that can be used in carnitas. Tuscan White Bean • Split Pea & Potato • Nonna’s Minestrone Wondrous Tomato • Yucatan Black Bean • Umbrian Lentil Chickpea. or corn chips. and reserved jackfruit. stirring occasionally. vegan and filled with North American grown ingredients. and cook 40 to 45 minutes. and scallions. Prefer a milder chili? Ancho. Bring to a low simmer. 3: Vegan Filet Mignon. Pick a pepper Found in Mexican markets or the Mexican aisle of most grocery stores. sliced figfood. certified organic. cilantro. cornbread. Lightly salted. or Pasilla will add a smoky flavor without the heat. Jack of all trades A fruit that’s closely related to the fig. Brian L. Top that Get creative with your garnishes such as lime wedges. diced avocado. Tomato and Thyme • Gran Farro e Fagioli jalapeños. BPA-Free pouches. VEGNEWS.

Chocolate Mousse Dip Makes 1 cup 1 /2 cup tahini (see “Dip Tips”) 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup extra-firm silken tofu 2 tablespoons agave nectar 1 /8 teaspoon salt 1. Into a blender.quick&easy Green Goddess Dip Skinny Makes 1 cup 1 /2 cup tahini (see “Dip Tips”) 1 /3 cup water 1 /4 cup plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1 /2 cup packed flat-leaf parsley 1 /2 cup thinly sliced scallions Dips 4 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon salt Zest of one lime Into a blender. add another tablespoon of water. If chocolate is not completely melted after stirring. Stir mixture and heat for another 30 seconds. In a microwave-safe bowl. add all ingredients and process until thick and smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed. add all ingredients and process until smooth. heat for another 15 to 20 seconds. add chocolate mixture with remaining ingredients and process until thick and smooth. Smoky Chipotle Dip by JULIE HASSON photo by HEATHER POIRE Makes 1 cup 1 /2 cup tahini (see “Dip Tips”) 1 /2 cup water 2 whole canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon salt Into a blender. This trio of tahini-based Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed. 46 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . 2. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed. add tahini and chocolate chips and heat on high for 30 seconds. dips take healthy snacking to the next level. Stir again until chocolate is completely melted. If mixture is too thick.

Dip Tips
Master this Middle Eastern
ingredient and take your dips to
new heights with these pro tips
from Chef Julie.

Sauce secrets
There can be a big difference in
flavor between brands of tahini.
For the best-tasting dips, look in
Middle Eastern markets or in the
international sections of grocery
stores for tahini made with roasted
sesame seeds.

Beyond the dip
For a vibrant salad dressing, thin
the Green Goddess Dip with 2
tablespoons of water. For a milder
flavor, reduce the chipotle pepper to
just one in the Smoky Chipotle Dip.
For the Chocolate Mousse Dip, serve
with pretzels or sliced fresh fruit for
a fun dessert.

Oil change
For a thicker tahini, drain off the
extra oil on top, and refrigerate
to thicken. If your tahini is on the
thin side, add less water to the
dip recipes.

Julie Hasson ( is a cookbook
author who runs gluten-free baking mix
company Julie’s Original.



Chorizo Taco Bowl
Serves 4
For the rice:
3 cups water
11/2 cups short-grain brown rice
/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili powder
/4 teaspoon cayenne
For the Walnut-Mushroom Chorizo:
2 teaspoons safflower oil
/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

10 cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
1 cup toasted walnut pieces
/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
/2 teaspoon salt
/4 teaspoon dried oregano
Our spicy taco bowl is 1
/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
guaranteed to turn up the heat. 1

/2 teaspoon guajillo chili powder
by HEATHER BELL & JENNY ENGEL /2 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 tablespoons lime juice
photo by CHRIS MILLER &
1 large tomato, deseeded and
finely diced
For the toppings:
/2 cup pico de gallo or salsa
/2 avocado, diced
/4 cup pickled jalapeño slices
1 cup finely shredded purple cabbage
1 cup tortilla chips or strips
/4 cup vegan sour cream
/4 cup vegan cheese shreds
1. In a large pot, bring 3 cups water
to a boil. Add rice, garlic powder, chili
powder, and cayenne. Cook rice about
30 to 35 minutes, or until tender.
2. For the chorizo, heat a sauté pan over
medium heat and warm oil. Add onion,
garlic, mushrooms, walnuts, and cumin
seeds, and cook until fragrant and
golden, about 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Into a food processor or high-speed
blender, add cooked mushrooms, salt,
oregano, ancho and guajillo powders,
paprika, and lime juice, and process
until blended. Into a medium bowl,
pour mixture, fold in tomato, and
set aside.
4. To serve, place rice into 4 individual
serving dishes. Top with Walnut-
Mushroom Chorizo, add toppings, and
serve warm.


Power Lunch
These three key ingredients in our
Walnut-Mushroom Chorizo Taco
Bowl are full of nutrition, so load
up on them!

Walnuts The only nuts that contain
significant omega-3 fatty acids,
walnuts help prevent heart disease
and stroke.

Purple cabbage Just one cup of
raw purple cabbage provides a boost
of vitamin C, folate, calcium, and

Garlic cloves When garlic is
chopped or crushed, it releases a
sulfur compound called allicin, which
contains manganese, vitamin B6,
and vitamin C.

Chorizo Choices
Our vegan chorizo is simple to make
and can be used for many different
dishes. Here are our favorite ways
to devour it.
Stuffed inside a taco shell or
Tossed into a tofu scramble
Sprinkled inside a cheese
Cooked in a meatless chili
Folded into Spanish rice

Heather Bell and Jenny Engel
( are sisters, authors of
Spork-Fed and Vegan 101, and co-owners of
Spork Foods, a Los Angeles-based gourmet
vegan food company.



Dulce de Leche
Plantain Trifles

Makes 4 large trifles
For the cake:
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
/2 teaspoon allspice
/4 teaspoon salt

/4 cup unsweetened vegan milk
/3 cup mashed banana
/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the filling:
Layers of vanilla cake, dulce de leche, 1 (13.6 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
and fried plantains come together in 1
/2 cup light brown sugar
this out-of-this-world sweet treat. 1
/4 cup vegan milk
recipe + photo by JACKIE SOBON 2 teaspoons cornstarch
/8 teaspoon salt
For the plantains:
2 large very ripe plantains, peeled
(see “Perfect plantains”)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
/8 teaspoon allspice
/8 teaspoon salt
For assembly:
/2 cup golden raisins
4 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1. For the cake, preheat oven to 350
degrees and lightly grease a 9-inch cake
pan. In a large mixing bowl, sift together
flour, sugar, baking soda, allspice, and
salt. In a small mixing bowl, whisk
together milk, banana, oil, vinegar, and
2. Add wet mixture to dry and whisk until
completely smooth. Transfer cake batter
to cake pan and bake for 25 to 27 minutes,
or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
Set on cooling rack for 20 minutes before
removing from pan. While cake is baking,
make dulce de leche filling.
3. For the filling, in a small saucepan
over medium heat, bring coconut milk
and brown sugar to a boil. Adjust heat to
medium-low and simmer for 13 minutes,
whisking occasionally. In a small bowl,
whisk milk and cornstarch together until
smooth, pour into pan, and whisk again
until mixture thickens. Add salt, whisk
more, then transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate
for 30 minutes.


Add plantain slices and sauté for 5 minutes. or until edges are browned. Repeat process for a second layer. it won’t be sweet. then a layer of plantains and 1 tablespoon golden raisins. and garnishes in half and assemble in 8-ounce ramekins. filling. and sift powdered sugar over top. so the peels should be black.COM VegNews 51 . warm oil. and a professional food photographer. To assemble. 6. add one more teaspoon of cornstarch and top with vegan chocolate chips. To make a dulce de leche pudding. Jackie Sobon (veganyackattack. divide is author of Vegan Bowl Attack!. slice into 1/4-inch rounds. a blogger. insert cinnamon stick. Transfer plantains to a paper towel-lined plate. make the dulce de leche filling and top with fresh fruit such as strawberries and a ready-made coconut whip for the perfect parfait. Top with 2 tablespoons dulce de leche. the plantains need to be very ripe. For the plantains. For our trifles. Portion control To make smaller trifles. and sprinkle with allspice and salt. cut cake into 8 equal slices. Crumble into bite-sized pieces and place half in bottom of 4 16-ounce glasses. Sweet swaps For a quick dessert. 5. In a large sauté pan over medium heat. Perfect plantains When a plantain peel is green or yellow. VEGNEWS. Trifle Tricks Resident baker Jackie Sobon shares her secrets for making the best dulce de leche desserts.

VegNews editors in San Francisco). and cacao powder combine for an ultra-moist brownie enrobed in melt-in-your-mouth chocolate—a sinfully delicious snack mercifully packaged in individual bites. dark chocolate. vanilla bean. cacao. this bar uses and Himalayan salt. marshmallow and cream. and fresh cardamom to craft an photo by HEATHER POIRE artisanal treat that caffeine-lovers won’t be able to put down. whole coffee beans bar features rich ganache (roasted by Ritual studded with cacao chunks this indulgent treat is as luscious Coffee Roasters and drenched in 81-percent as it is healthful. dates. coconut oil. CHOC-O-METER: 10 CHOC-O-METER: 6 BROWNIE MOUTHFULS Righteously Raw Chocolate Simple ingredients such as raisins. Made from the houses.tastetest Sweet TURKISH COFFEE DARK Dreams CHOCOLATE BAR AFTER DARK FUDGE BAR Endorfin Foods Coracao Chocolate Inspired by the Made only with cacao. CHOC-O-METER: 6 ORGANIC GOURMET STAFF PUFFED CEREAL CRUNCH CREAMY COCONUT FAVE RAW CHOCOLATE BARK MYLK CHOCOLATE Rawmio Loving Earth The perfect combination of This milk-like bar is made with childhood nostalgia and grown-up ceremony-grade Amazonian allure. Raw chocolate. this unroasted beans of the cacao plant. this snappy bark features Asháninka cacao and a puffed quinoa topping against organic Javan coconut nectar. world’s first coffee coconut sugar. tested dozens. a backdrop of fruity Peruvian making for an easy-on-the- stone-ground chocolate that our palate chocolate with notes of editors can’t get enough of. and here are the ethically traded CHOC-O-METER: 8 10 brands we can’t live without. CHOC-O-METER: 9 52 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 .

to improve cognitive function and satisfy your sweet tooth. ORGANIC HIPPIE HEMP TRUFFLES Living Raw Treats Fudgy cacao truffles flavored with a hint of vanilla are rolled in heart-healthy hemp seeds for a nutty.COM VegNews 53 . CHOC-O-METER: 7 With flavors of bread pudding and marshmallow. this devilishly dark and subtly sweet bar employs Peruvian lucuma for a sumptuous superfood boost. and Lion’s Mane mushroom blend harmoniously with familiar ingredients like maca and sun- dried cane sugar. AZTEC CRUNCH CHOC-O-METER: 5 Lulu's Chocolate With hints of maple and floral essences. raw cacao nibs in a dark bar perfect for those who love a little textural variety. super-smooth Ecuadorian chocolate is liberally sprinkled with crunchy. delectably smooth bite that’s loaded with enzymes and nutrients— LUCUMA & VANILLA all you need to justify savoring an entire Fine & Raw Chocolate three-pack in one sitting. GINGER SPICE CHOC-O-METER: 7 Sunbiotics Packed with billions of vegan probiotics. CHOC-O-METER: 8 VEGNEWS. Sunbiotics’ chocolate is also prebiotic-enhanced and features ginger oil and yacon root for a spicy-sweet punch in one uniquely addictive bar. Ginkgo biloba. CHOC-O-METER: 6 KARMA MELLOWL BAR Yes Cacao Botanical ingredients such as turmeric.

Guests tend to linger as Rustic Luxury they soak up the ambiance and eagerly share photos of exquisitely plated entrées on social media. cauliflower ceviche. Crowd favorites among the array of tempting small-plates include a rotating selection of sushi. and a combination of 54 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . and tacos with barbecued trumpet royale mushrooms and fresh pineapple. vegeats W hen you’re enjoying food that is as beautiful and nourishing as your surroundings. Innovative dishes are fueled by the resort’s on-site. Food: Daniel MacDonald. you might enjoy radish slices topped with creamy kale sauce (a house specialty) or a dab of Kalamata olive pâté on toasted crostini. the restaurant is as unpretentious as its mountain lodge décor. and the Ravens doesn’t disappoint. Inn: Rex Gelert tamari-maple glazed tofu. cypress. a culinary oasis in the shade of redwood. pine- San Francisco away at the Ravens restaurant in paneled walls. Although its menu is influenced by international haute cuisines. If you’re lucky. offering sweeping views of the forest and Pacific Ocean. impressively layered into a stunning tower. and grand fir trees where there’s an unmistakable synergy between nature and nutrition. CA. Epically epicurean The decadence begins when your server brings you a complimentary amuse- bouche—just a tantalizing little morsel from talented chef Sadhana Berkow to prime your palate. you take your sweet time. Created in 1996 by entrepreneurs Jeff and Joan Stanford as both a physical and philosophical extension of their Stanford Inn—the only vegan eco-resort in the United States—the restaurant offers a gourmet dining experience in fabled Mendocino. and avocado tartare. with a homey vibe Mendocino Farm to table is only a few steps enhanced by hardwood floors. and spacious windows charming Mendocino. decide which of the flavorful greens you’ll try: culinary savants should opt for the massaged kale salad topped with plump raisins. certified organic garden. bull pine. where edible flowers distract insects from the produce (no herbicides or pesticides are used here). As you peruse the menu. And that’s how it is at the Ravens. There’s something about by MARK HAWTHORNE the spectacular sylvan scenery here that Los Angeles stirs the appetite. CA.

prepared waffles. strawberry. country potatoes. custards. critters). traditional farming practices. grains. and the servings and a wellness center. Other savory showstoppers are the ravioli filled with spinach and home. Take in the surrounding beauty. and Ayurvedic treatments. environmentally and the tangy Thai red curry—an artful chilaquiles. a solarium. spinach. then get ready to be dazzled by chef- end at the restaurant door. tortes. an indoor lap pool. is revelation in plant-based pleasures. nuts. and friendly haven fully reflects a deep combination of garden-fresh vegetables portobello benedict. a stay at the Stanford Inn is the perfect recipe for restoration. relax: your server can line from Mendocino. You’ll find no bar—the Ravens Nest—is ready to blend. distilled. and herbs are all you need to create food that is as succulent as it is nourishing. The butternut squash and Serrano chilies. 1 sauce served over Jasmine rice. tai chi. multiple varieties of lettuces. tamales stuffed with local tea. so save room for dessert. bedding in the guest rooms to the water bottle fill-up stations to the Dining at the Ravens is a revelation sweet potato dog treats throughout the resort. not manure) help grow meal for a genuine gastronomic experience. a whimsical entrée property as the restaurant was being 10 Reasons that pairs baked phyllo-wrapped sea palm and root vegetables with pickled plum and built—also offers a breakfast menu that you will dream about long after you return to Visit the wasabi sauces. carrots. VEGNEWS. pancakes. and dining at the Ravens is a framed by two generous chunks of bittersweet chocolate-almond bark. You’re not likely to find a more animal-friendly escape anywhere 6 Bouganvillea-covered greenhouse enclosing a saltwater swimming pool 7 creams and served with softly whipped (a portion of the garden crops are grown Acupuncture. every room for chilly evenings can be made gluten-free. This gooey confection. including that includes pastries.biodynamic and French intensive methods always help you pair a selection with your (using compost. strawberries. And the fresh-baked vegan ethic—from the organic and tofu in a fragrant coconut-milk scones and muffins are a must. the Stanford Inn are deceptively filling. Almost But don’t just come to eat. the mixologist at the Inn’s full raspberries. and vanilla-rum coconut ice Inn by the Sea is a seductive getaway for body and soul. and guests Complimentary desserts as part enough to dine at the Ravens. is deeply committed to providing a true eco-resort experience. A stay here is both 2 Private decks overlooking the gardens and Pacific Ocean 3 Indeed. the kitchen is stir. top-shelf spirits. cabbages. and housemade ice creams. and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to of “Afternoons at the Inn” can tuck into a delectable assortment indulge in the many spa options. French toast. and take an Bike rentals to explore charming devoured as a kid. sumptuous sweets are reason tranquil and invigorating. the locals) the Ravens’ expertly curated wine list is produced by certified organic vineyards or using sustainable. yoga classes. If you wouldn’t know a vin gris Mark Hawthorne is the author of A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All and is thrilled to live just across the county 10 Electric car-charging stations at no cost from Vin Diesel. to take their relaxation to the 4 Custom picnic lunches for those on the go 5 lavish treat. which has all the distinctive Designed as the ultimate vegan welcomed tastes and textures of its dairy-based getaway. With 41 guest Cozy wood-burning fireplace in everything on the dinner menu either is or rooms. Holistic hospitality The Ravens’ principles may be best The Ravens—so named because of the exemplified by the signature Sea Palm and two birds who took up residence on the Root Vegetable Strudel. omnivorous friend for what could be a life- Mendocino (“Mendo” to As for libations. or shake your favorite cocktail using out to prove that seasonal produce. Here are 10 reasons in plant-based pleasures. and coconut cream finished with a dusting of specifically for the deer and other foraging facials at the spa toasted coconut. mock meats at the Ravens. award-winning.COM VegNews 55 . Companion animals are always crème brûlée. Or go old-school and order the banana split crafted with chocolate. massage. For a truly facials. try the Frangelico-infused next level. For those with a taste for something beets. take your time 8 Yoga and cooking classes led by seasoned experts 9 even more delicious than the sundaes you over carefully crafted courses. almost everything on changing experience. and greens. Begin with fresh-squeezed orange juice and your choice of organic coffee or Stanford Inn The Inn’s plant-based ethos doesn’t herbed ricotta. the rustic-yet-luxurious Stanford counterpart.

com veganhills-hi. and this 90-minute class will work your core and bring your om to Although not fully vegan. tour” 56 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . a flight of five country- the sleek industrial space serves specific courses like delicate Oyster When it comes to vibrant. Looking to send your tastebuds on a and swing by The Beet Box trip? The brunch menu at internationally Cafe. and creamy tahini gravy. Hawaii’s precious coral reefs. crisp kale. and greasy-spoon fare yogakaipaddleyoga. and lunch can transport you to local bananas. it right and sign up for an elite “world Although technically vegetarian. Try the Loco Get ready to say ahhh-loha! Moco. you’ll be plenty of vegan options. brown Dolce Tiramisu (Italy). a vibrant blend of scramble. live music. load up on sunscreen favorite for its funky retro vibes without oxybenzone to save Hawaii’s beloved city of Honolulu (hello. served until midnight. tempeh sausage. and tofu Green Room. colorful food. Before heading Downbeat Diner is a local out. and Venture to the North Shore. Don’t miss happy hour for half-priced apps like seitan wings smothered in spicy barbecue sauce. a spicy mélange of and unique açaí bowls like the fried rice. please stand up! Yoga Kai blends yoga and stand-up paddle-boarding in the glittering blue bay of Ala Moana Beach Park. downbeatdiner. and Mushroom Escargot (France) or buttery spoiled for choice at The Beet Box Cafe. a savory veggie and rejuvenating experiences. the the open water. is ripe with plant-based eateries a full bar. “Kai” is the Island Hawaiian word for ocean. breakfast runs all day long. Time butter. red vinyl booths). a veganized Hawaiian plate lunch featuring hearty scrambled by ZOE EISENBERG tofu. thebeetboxcafe. velvety almond India with aromatic ayurvedic dahl. known for its crispy Beirut inspired Vegan Hills brings you the burger—a fresh spin on falafel— Balinese plate.vegescape Paradise Fitness junkies.

This charming eatery. Looking for authentic eats? 'Ai Love Nalo in rural Waimanalo is More than your average juice bar. or sit escape. the heart of based writer and the co-author of The Lusty Vegan: A Cookbook and Relationship Manifesto for Vegans and the People Who Love Them. and all delicious.” sits inside a converted decadent espresso fudge brownie (it’s comfort food. VEGNEWS. Part grocery store. Zoe Eisenberg (@ZoEisenberg) is a Hawaii- peacecafehawaii. Stock up on organic produce and chic setting and uses vegan. Visit its truck at the bottom of Diamond Head after a long hike. worth the 40-minute drive outside Blue Tree Café dishes up everything the city. and a juicy blend of locally sourced kale. serene Berry with a scoop of luscious housemade avocado ice cream. and passion fruit. University Avenue’s Looking to give your body some time Down to Earth is every off. What’s a balmy day in paradise without a frosty ice cream cone? Banán doles out banana-based soft-serve from three locations. from quinoa macaroni and cheese to Small yet elegant. After the meal. buttery ulu (breadfruit) drenched in basil. and Beet Burger.COM VegNews 57 . taro. in Honolulu vegan’s main hangout. a rejuvenating ritual pizza loaded with cheese. Save room for the offers a lighter take on vegan with love. white-sand beaches. too? Laka Skin Care and Spa. L ’au—a mix of jewel-toned wholesome fare. lemongrass. electric nightlife. try the Tropic Aina. Honolulu has specifically designed to release stress down with a robust Black Bean something for everyone: using smooth. part as Kinako Chocolate or Matcha ailovenalo. Photos: courtesy of each establishment order a mochi cake in flavors such a rich coconut sauce. Peace Cafe whose name means “food provided hearty kale salads. pineapple. ginger. or the Heart & Seoul bibimbap Okinawan sweet potato. For more coleslaw and warm cornbread. and locally inspired flavors include Roots—a fusion of downtoearth. Try the famed BBQ gas station and offers plant-based gluten-free!) with a glass of ice-cold Tempeh plate heaped with crunchy takes on local staples like Kaukau housemade almond milk. offers a peaceful. Indulge in a Hawaiian traditionally layered with Spam). and vegan food ranging from gourmet raw to late-night diner fare. or swing by the “beach shack” on Waikiki’s busy strip. warm stones. sophistication and seaside Lomi Lomi massage or sit back with a grab a slice of veggie-topped jade-stone facial. bluetreejuice. with local tofu. outdoor adventure. and turmeric—and Chocolate Mac (think dairy-free macadamia Nutella). cruelty- tangy tofu musubis (a locally free products including the botanical- loved rice-and-seaweed snack The perfect blend of urban based Blissoma.

top right: Jeffrey Donenfeld.vegvacation Fire& Iceland Reykjavík might be small in size. bottom left: Gló 58 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . by Ryan Ritchie Top left: Christian Barrette. but veg travelers will find that the city abounds with plant-based offerings.

Order coffee Still. or soy milk. walk the main street to find Indian. the Latin American-inspired exciting at some establishments. chocolate cake. chocolate. Neither “Vegetarian Special” section features pops of color—is housed in a building can perusing the vinyl. when a good day might offer six hours of sunlight. you’ll likely discover can be tricky. too. grilled pineapple. are available within city limits.000 people who call the city home (and the 231. And what becomes evident Satay. the punny name cake. veganism is taking over a city best known for its seafood-based cuisine. veganism is taking over a Icelandic eats To witness Reykjavik’s veg leanings city best known for its seafood-based cuisine. and throwing on plant-based options. Reykjavik Chips. eatery)—they don’t exist here. a pre-party visit to tranquil setting. right: Kaffi Vinyl Vegetable Rasdar (mixed-vegetable balls aren’t your idea of fun. Portions are small by out at approximately 9 o’clock in the or the perfectly spicy housemade Indian supersized American standards. just choose the Vegan eatery. eating. vegan risotto. and enjoy the in multinational chains. No trip to Reykjavík is complete without a vivacious weekend nightlife. and Latin At Burro. And though ghostly 3am urban crawl. but that’s not a bad thing. for Starbucks (or any American fast-food waiting to escape the cold and warm up on nut loaf. If you’re VEGNEWS. burger—which comes with pickles. and reels them in with a diverse huge array of organic options—changes of ponds. And. tomato. an ample selection of customized bowls. and some is a must. a sandwich board bearing casual Gló is helping to expand veganism Nature lovers needn’t leave Reykjavík to the word “vegan” calls out to passing in the city. the dance floors. Nature abounds shop Joylato. Slowly but surely. when many clubs restaurant Garðurinn. Mayan Hot Chocolate. such as vegetable ceviche. selection of creamy coconut milk-based at each location. and spicy their preferences be known. rainbow Above. The menu’s decorated with hanging plants and vivid kimchi sauce—can’t be missed. Kaffi Vínyl is exactly what it sounds on the planet. firsthand. vegetable korma. those frigid Icelandic winters. though you can expect and one spectacular skyscraping view flavors such as salted caramel. Its menu—which boasts a experience the great outdoors. or cashew cheesecake. Just ask the approximately 122. Vínyl offers your best chance in the city and onion) and a warm bowl of Nepalese Even if pink flamingos and disco balls of finding chocolate coffee cake. Kaffi with red peppers. and housemade doesn’t come alive until the sun comes Salt Caramel Latte. an all-French fry eatery. the city more than hours on weekends. At Nepalese Kitchen. Reykjavík can be so peaceful that travelers accustomed to bustling metropolises. left: Burro. Italian. In fact. If you have a sweet tooth. At ice cream With four locations in Reykjavík. veggie burgers. including the hearty plastered with glowing neon signs. French. and raspberry. what Reykjavík intentionally lacks and bars stay open well into the morning or soda with your meal. Reykjavík order your scoop along with a Icelandic Sea wraps. Even though dairy’s on the “Where is everybody?” menu. and listen as slightly like: a quirky café with a large collection while strolling down Laugavegur. ginger. The eatery— blueberry jam. find Burro’s sister venture. one of drunken locals detail their debaucherous of records that customers can spin while Iceland’s main thoroughfares. food tastes fresh and is probably the size we mornings makes an 8am walk feel like a Anyone wanting to see Reykjavík at actually should be consuming. a plethora herbivores. Veggie burgers may not be all that but surely. rice.000 others who live in the surrounding region). and finding a its wildest should head out late on Friday selections change weekly at vegetarian cup of “morning” coffee before lunchtime and Saturday evenings. traffic jams. a note on the menu invites vegans to let and almond milk ice cream. especially if you’re looking and bars have throngs of people lined up Arabian coconut soup. every beverage at Joylato can be Unlike so many American cities where prepared with almond. geothermal pools. tofu tacos. but the American-inspired restaurants that serve menu includes plant-based treasures black bean-quinoa patty in the Ludvig plant-based options. Pablo Discobar. garlic. is that slowly evening plans. grab a table. makes up for with brightly colored homes. Icelandic. above. especially during winter. and crime might ask themselves. with garam masala) to keep you cozy during alone merits at least a pop-in. mountains. hearty soups. and “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” while waiting for and healthy Kajoo Special Majaa (cashews above it on the third floor is where guests your meal. fast. Don’t let the sauce selection a visit to the city’s only 100-percent-vegan of the most naturally beautiful landscapes overwhelm you. but the morning. so people rush to get to work. all reveling in their “less is more” approach to life. because these clubs and fresh-baked cookies.COM VegNews 59 . T he Icelandic capital of Reykjavík is quiet. skyscrapers. This laissez-faire approach to Chai Latte.

000- foot volcanic peak is said to be more than Radiant Reykjavík 3 million years old.vegvacation to hear some say they’ve never been. memorable experiences in town. snacking chocolate. Starting at approximately $60. but the city is also visitors are warned to stay away during home to a few human-made attractions winter months. It’s totally free. head to Le Bistro. The 3. FLQQDPRQWXUPHULFbFD\HQQH truffles Speak Easy order a pot of tea. steamy 113 degrees. Reykjavík’s spectacular beauty at nicobellaorganics. as Iceland’s harsh. but there are options within reach that are more affordable and boast more local flavor. and one of the more from a vegan White Russian. Visitors can get close enough to touch white tiles. where humorous Disneyland is to Los Angeles. visitors can dunk themselves in the meandering around Laugavegur—or pretty pool or one of six hot tubs with healing much anywhere in the city center—you’re properties—the hottest of which reaches a only a short walk from Reykjavík Harbor. Getur þú gert þetta án mjólkur? Can you make this without dairy? Ryan Ritchie is the VegNews. Instead. feels like time-traveling back to a steroid- A 10-minute walk from Esja is Tjörnin pumped 1950s. Turn up the heat adorn the dining area and bar. Mere feet from Lebowski Bar is the The Blue Lagoon is to Reykjavík what Chuck Norris Grill. an Americana bar and the harbor with the vivid mountainous restaurant with a post-war aesthetic that backdrop of Esja is perfectly safe. The good news? A selfie from Lebowski Bar. At Laugardalslaug—Reykjavík’s largest and most popular thermal spa—guests can enjoy features editor who sang “Gin and Juice” at Gaukurinn. breathing Above: Lebowski Bar Do you have tofu? winter wonderland. Or. For a quieter evening. and two beach volleyball courts for approximately $10. entry to The Blue Lagoon isn’t cheap. power bites and hot cocoa dictionary? No comes alive during winter. Do you have soy milk? anyone can venture into the cold for an Ég borða ekki fisk experience unlike any other on the planet. salacious pin-up photos. and is one of the most Reykjavík is one of the most gorgeous popular hiking regions in Iceland. Gaukurinn is the place to watch with eager locals belt out American showtunes. Ertu með tofu? and you have yourself a living. when the Ég er vegan island of Iceland truly becomes a land I’m vegan of ice and snow. Located references to the American actor’s tough- approximately 45 minutes outside of the guy persona (“Chuck Norris can win a game city. and you might be surprised WKLV9DOHQWLQH VGD\b karaoke. and geese frolic blinking bowling balls and pins. take kitschy renderings of The Dude might have a video of the birds loudly “talking” to each you feeling like you just took a strong pull other. ducks. and the birds—but please don’t. the best spot to see Mount Esja. a playground with a water slide. the unique geothermal pools are of Connect Four in only three moves”) raved about by tourists. 60 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . If you’re into though. A neon sign complete with pond. Ask the locals. The first is the aptly named hikers. Shop all truffles. at Vesturbæjarlaug. cold that’ll make you want to stay out past climate can be dangerous for unseasoned your bedtime. where swans. hot tubs. I don’t eat fish Add a plethora of veg-friendly eateries serving cuisines from around the world. but regions in the world. a steam room. And with enough thick Hefur þú soymilk? coats. black-and- freely. scarves. and watch the bustling Forgot to pack your Icelandic streetlife on Laugavegur. and full-body underwear.

Adventurous travelers often shudder at the idea of a guided tour. a spunky 50 Compton Road. The Northern Lights. Wantage. it’s worth climbing aboard a heated bus and playing tourist on an all-day excursion with one of Reykjavík’s many tour companies. a natural hot spring where water temperatures average 104 degrees and nude showering before taking a dip is mandatory.Nature Fix Escape the city and explore Iceland’s epic natural beauty. Highlights of the popular Golden Circle tour include: Geysir Hot Spring. a rugged. wild expanse that gives visitors a glimpse deep inside wide rifts in the earth’s crust. call: 973-721-4437 VEGNEWS. but to see some of the most stunning nature on the planet. NJ 07461 / geothermal spring with towering streams of piping-hot water at Meet me on tours! regular intervals throughout the day. Thingvellir National Park. The Secret Lagoon. one of the 11:15 am & 2:00 pm many dazzling features of the wide. and many tour companies offer a free return visit if your first trip yields no results. Prepare April 8 . also known Only 54 miles from NYC! as aurora borealis. are often—but not always—visible in winter.November to be awed.COM VegNews 61 . glacier-fed Hvita river. Saturdays & Sundays Gullfloss waterfall.

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When we are in our bodies and installation in my studio apartment. the author of the to meet you. because that would. sweet smoothies to sip. I have a bright-orange bike exercise.” As I. spirituality can be gleaned Repair your bike. lovers. reading books that advocate self. the only way to remarkably untalented tap-dancer (I’ve be fully ready to be in a relationship is even created head-turning vegan tap shoes to regularly spend time by yourself. your phone on “do not disturb. Though you needn’t invest in a ThighMaster. Jasmin Singer (jasminsinger. wrench. by being still while in nature. It also doubles as a room divider or art ’80s is the be person will also be too busy working senior editor of VegNews. physically and emotionally. for example. someone else’s needs if I’m not meeting In order to show up in relationships as the 25 partner I want to be. I find my most meditative with fat tires and an air pump on a holster moments happen while running. Go on a There is something about banging my feet picnic. and I ride it all the sometimes while listening to mediocre time. (no flat tires for me!). and its not allowing our thoughts to spiral. relationships to be. Those grounded moments can exciting opportunities present themselves. we prominent placement is a good reminder can be open to a deeper connection within to keep things tuned up so that whenever ourselves. There are ocean 3 center ourselves during a lovers’ quarrel sunsets to see. my own first (unless their needs involve And I don’t (necessarily) mean the organic dark chocolate—then we could traditional route of finding Buddha make a deal). and doing my best to eat a get yourself in good working order.COM VegNews 69 . Be healthy. jacuzzi. find a serene spot somewhere. around and making a lot of noise that I and spend your afternoon journaling. and the co-host of the Our Hen House podcast. Shut down your Instagram feed and put Have hobbies. Get spiritual. too. you won’t wind up attracting anyone. find primally satisfying. both xo. or joining a “manifesting” meet-up. having regular routines that prioritize your well- being means you are treating yourself as the worthy warrior you are. I know full well doodling. Get out that creamer without replacing it. and about who drank the last of the coconut relationships to be bettered. and breathing deeply that there’s no way I could possibly heed … by yourself. come in handy later. I.1 4 Here are five proof-positive ways to improvement. I find R&R by sitting in a memoir Always Too Much and Never Enough. And I mean actually alone. Sometimes. The Law of Attraction is most certainly real: if you are a workaholic with no time for your self-betterment routines. VEGNEWS. and by having taps put on gold-toed Oxfords). or through These days. require regular maintenance to be in good working order. diet that’s wholesome and unprocessed— which is pretty much exactly how I want my Spend time alone. I’m talking about in all the ways. like when we need to I am ready for the ride. am a passionate and scary it as may sound. to fall a little in love with you.

tinkered with. Coconut Collard Salad. Sweet Potato Soul. Claiborne’s brown sugar-pecan cinnamon rolls get the Southern treatment thanks to a smearing of sweet potato cream cheese frosting. Six years later. she was struck by how her long-standing stomach pains were instantly alleviated. like Claiborne herself. Health quickly joined ethics as leading motivators for living a plant-based life. veg media Southern Comfort When Jenné Claiborne first went vegan in 2012 while working at New York City’s legendary Peacefood Café. So come hungry. and Cream Cheese Pound Cake. represents her delectable successes. has a whole lot of soul. 70 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . because this is one cookbook that. the 100-recipe feat—a culmination of Claiborne’s years as a vegan chef and award-winning blogger—features recipes trialled. and like that. and perfected in her very own kitchen. Claiborne’s first cookbook. the Georgia native was on a mission: to veganize all the Southern comfort foods she’d enjoyed as a child. Jam-packed with vegan soul food- inspired dishes such as Peach-Date BBQ Jackfruit Sliders.

Burgers. © 2017 this collection of more than that aims to break through 120 recipes draws from the veganism’s hippie-granola good doctor’s expansive stereotype with recipes for knowledge of using animal. Falafel Bowls compassionate living. and Curry Drizzle. “vegan junk food” made from free foods to treat and healthful ingredients. Harmony Books. Catherine Gill’s new cookbook Opposite: Sydney Bensimon. Apple Pie Sunflower Crust VEGNEWS. Gnocchi and Crisp Mocha Peanut Butter Bars The How Not The Dirty Vegan to Die Cookbook Cookbook The cookbook companion “Clean eating” gets down to Michael Greger. Sicilian Orange Salad. Real Food. and S’mores Must-make: Lemon Poppy Baked Alaska Breakfast Cookies. complex dozens of plant-based coaches carbohydrates. Must-make: Pepperoni Pizza and Spinach and White Bean Puffs. prevent disease. Let’s Cook Our top Love to cook? Don’t miss today’s latest picks! and greatest cookbooks that make whipping up a plant-based feast a breeze. and Amazing Two-Berry Pie with Pecan. Sausage Gumbo restaurant. and plant. Really Fast The Plant-Based Oakland-based food Solution photographer Hannah Author Joel Kahn. to compile this 256-page powered proteins to make a guide with inspiring recipes complete vegan meal. Must-make: Baked Macaroni Must-make: Superfood and Cheese. MD— Kaminsky is on a mission to “America’s Healthy Heart disrupt your take-out rut with Doc”—debunks the notion budget-friendly recipes that that consuming “free-range” can be made in less than 10 animal products are the key minutes—quicker than it takes to better health by presenting for a pizza to be delivered! a 21-day plan with recipes Must-make: Hash Brown drawn from his Detroit-area Waffles. Spaghetti Sprouts with Sweet and Tangy Squash Arrabiata. and tutorials for helping vegan Must-make: Smoky Red Lentil newbies navigate the world of Stew with Chard.COM VegNews 71 . and Kale and Mushroom Gratin Power Plates The Main Street Vegan Each of the 100 one-dish Academy Cookbook recipes in Food52 author Gena Lauded speaker Victoria Hamshaw’s cookbook contains Moran and seasoned culinary just the right combination instructor JL Fields recruited of healthy fats. Sesame Ginger Miso Bowl. with Freekeh and Cauliflower. MD’s and dirty with holistic chef bestseller of the same name. GreenSpace Café. Roasted Brussels Breakfast Bites.

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making them a perfect addition to our post-workout snack wrap. The result? A mouthwatering. ready-to-blend fruit Veg packs—organic superfood sundaes made with nutritious ( cream sundaes. lightlife. chickpeas. Our secret? The new ‘Nana Chips from Bubba’s Fine Foods. real fruit. and Count on VegNews editors to daily-harvest. almonds. to boot. Macho Nacho. garlic. California vegan cheese company Kite Hill crafts their traditionally cultured Strawberry Banana and Wild Berry yogurts with reduced-fat almond milk. recommend to our readers. with its brand-new Veggie kite-hill. portable yogurts of our childhoods have officially made a dairy- free comeback. rose petals. bubbasfoods. The company’s seitan slices get a vegetable boost from kale and white beans or red peppers and chickpeas. mustard. Chilly weather won’t keep us from ice Deli Slices. and when it made all of its products throwing a tube or two in the freezer for a completely vegan in 2017. and live active cultures and seals them right into kid-friendly tubes. nut butter-filled chocolate cups. and crushed nuts. we’re completely hooked. The Brooklyn-based craft chocolatiers at Eat Chic specialize in small-batch. and the company’s array of stunning gift boxes has us completely enamored—just in time for Valentine’s Day. you can enjoy in seconds. Low-sugar green bananas Picks Searching for today’s hottest blend away. healthful ice cream treat in flavors like Chocolate Hazelnut and Strawberry Cheesecake that are transformed into Blazing vegan products? Look no further. especially when they’re delivered straight to our door! Thanks to Daily Harvest—a New York company specializing in frozen. but frozen snack in between deadlines. salty bar food. coconut) 74 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . we’re ingredients are just a quick reaching for bananas and feeling totally satisfied. now. Fillings range from peanut butter and sea salt to lemon-poppy seed-cashew butter. and each cup is artfully topped with ingredients like candied orange. zucchini) and delicious When struck with a craving for ( The squeezable. Grand Garlic Parm chips made taste and test all products we with simple ingredients such as olive oil. Safe to say: this is one snack we’re bananas for. and onion—and are gluten-free illustrations by RUBY ROTH and paleo-friendly. We’re packing Lightlife already won us over them into our little ones’ lunch boxes.

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Origliasso has another way of measuring success: social change.R. and sauntering down the red carpet with her girlfriend (Orange is the New Black star and fellow vegan Ruby Rose). The Internet. I’m obsessed with Urban Decay’s range of vegan products. 80 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . volunteering with marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd. At the moment. Jessica Origliasso: Michael Kovac Eye love it My go-to date-night look is a striking cat eye. In between speaking at marriage-equality rallies. and SZA (a rumored vegan) are all on rotation. In the mood Music sets the mood for exactly how I want to feel.. and a passionate. Along duo ight essen r to lasting l with bandmate and identical twin sister date-n vegan led he Lisa Marie. taken home MTV Video Music Awards. I use their Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen and Troublemaker mascara. But even with those accolades.E. the velvety-voiced crooner has graced magazine covers. CKIN’ O R MANCEH RO ailing from Queensland. and had a slew of chart-topping hits (2016’s “On Your Side” has racked up more than 23 million views on YouTube). 33-year-old singer- lias so of po songwriter Jessica Origliasso g t Jessica Ori her favoriteg of multi-platinum recording is n n d activ icas dishes ohow becomi artists The Veronicas is a bona fide star— er an Sing The Veron tials. Jessica’s Date Night Must-Haves Sweet sentiment No date is complete without chocolate— especially around Valentine’s Day! I have two favorites: VEGO’s Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bars and Treat Dreams—I am obsessed with their vegan cream eggs. and ove. Origliasso found time to share her vegan love checklist with us. H. p Australia. outspoken vegan.

Compassionately comfy Most nights in my home are Netflix nights spent on the couch with my girlfriend (we’re currently watching Racing Extinction) and our three rescue chihuahuas.331.8884 stanfordinn. I need to engage all my senses. and that alone has helped me attract more love into my life. my go- to is a Shrimps faux fur coat paired with cruelty-free shoes and a beautiful. actually Before I go out on a date. Very Valentine's One of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories is singing karaoke in New York City with Ruby seven years ago. two gre at vegans that are greater tog ether. VEGNEWS. End of story. To stay comfy. Compas sionate Resort Lasting lust I get in the mood by sprinkling some Moon on the Mendocino Coast Juice Sex Dust—a blend of mushrooms and herbs that provide energy and vitality— into my morning smoothie.COM VegNews 81 . My favorite scent? Massage in the Forest Ruby’s pheromones. I get grounded and focus on self-love. while valuing the importance of self-awareness. Award-winning Vegan Dining Scent of a Rose Canoeing & Biking When it comes to a great date. c a l i f o r n i a Courtesy of @rubyrose 800. I throw on my favorite “Vegan Forever” tee from Earth Forever and cuddle with my little family. Wellness Center Organic Farm & Gardens Pets Welcome m e n d o c i no .com Ruby and Jessica. leather- free Stella McCartney handbag. We had an epic battle with a group of amazing Broadway singers who had just come off stage from a show— and we won! Fancy femme When I dress up for an evening out. Love. It has taught me about Eco-Luxury Accommodations compassion and patience. Becoming vegan helped me to become proud of the person I am.

Middle row. @vanelja. @mari. left to right: @shakeforshape. and everything in between are just the latest vegan food trends that are sweeping the internet. Our social media feeds are teeming with blush-colored foods. ice cream.yuki. @foodie. and we’re totally tickled pink! 82 VegNews JANUARY+FEBRUARY 2018 . @purelykaylie Pretty in Pink Rose-hued breakfast bowls.linni. left to right: @myberryforest. @swoon. @vanelja. left to right: @panaceas_pantry. Bottom row.theend Top