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chana masala

Packed with savory spices and creamy coconut milk, this dish tastes so savory, you won’t even realize its vegan. Indian spices contain a plethora of beneficial nutrients. Turmeric in particular is a potent anti-inflammatory, and boosts your body’s ability to defend itself. Spinach, packed with iron, boosts your bones, and chickpeas and quinoa both deliver fiber and protein. Make up…

International travel as a vegan or vegetarian can be a challenge. However, with a little planning and an open mind, that challenge can turn into one of the most rewarding parts of your travel experience. A brand-new world of dishes, flavors, and smells awaits the vegan traveler, destined to be just as memorable as the people, places, and landmarks that…

Thai Papaya

This bright and spicy Thai papaya salad packs a flavorful punch, and makes anything you serve it with sing. Papaya is an amazing source of vitamins C, B, folate, flavonoids, potassium, magnesium, and carotenes. It also bolsters your digestion with special enzymes, and supplies healthy fiber. Spicy peppers are full of capsaicin, which gives them their spicy flavor, and also…

VeganShells

This lightened up twist on an Italian classic packs all the decadence and satisfaction of the original, while sparing you from all that creamy dairy. Tofu makes a convincing substitute for ricotta, and packs more healthy protein into each bite. Cashews in the creamy basil sauce add healthy fats, to help your body absorb all the vitamins and minerals in…

Tikka Masala

Though the origins of Tikka Masala have been much disputed, the popularity and deliciousness of this dish is indisputable. Normally made with chicken swathed in a creamy and spicy tomato sauce, Tikka Masala straddles the divide between British and Indian cultures, and remains a popular dish in both cuisines and cultures. In this recipe, vegan protein replaces chicken, and light…

Vegan must haves

Having traveled to over 40 countries, 37 as a vegan, I've experienced the highs of eating in the vegan mecca of Portland, OR and the lows of minimal choice in Siberia. As a traveler on a budget seeking to maintain a good level of health to prevent days/weeks spent in bed, here are the five foods I try to always…

Vegetalia

Although there are millions of vegans all over the world, it’s not always easy to maintain this lifestyle when traveling to new places. From limited food options to language barriers, some places may be more difficult to maneuver than others. But there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to see the world and avoid having to “cheat.” Here are…

As a follow up to last week’s post about gluten-free globetrotting, let’s take a look at tools you can use to maintain a vegan or vegetarian diet while you travel the world. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or school, one of the great aspects of travel is obviously the opportunity to experience different cultures, and that typically includes sampling…

Volunteer Latin America recently shared this information on eating vegan in South America. (For more information or to view the complete post, visit their website Volunteer Latin America.) Though the prospect of finding vegan food in South America can be daunting, the experience is definitely worth it. Make a list of all the vegan or vegetarian restaurants you found on…

Vegetarians and vegans going abroad should consider their dietary needs when planning for their trip.  Traveling and eating veg is not an easy feat. But with a little research and the use of the HappyCow.net website and Smartphone application you can get eat well anywhere across the world. Since I’ve traveled to more countries in the last few years that I have in…

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