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Vegan School Food Bill Passes California Legislative Committee With ZERO Opposition [by Jackie Day]

Share California State Assembly Committee on Education Chair Patrick O’Donnell garnered a round of laughter as he introduced what he calls, “The Vegan Bill,” otherwise known as CA Assembly Bill 479. The bill, authored by Assembly Members Nazarian and Kalra, would establish within the California Department of Education (CDE), incentives for making plant-based food and beverages for students. Under the… Read more →

Homemade Vegan Red, White and Blue Fruit Popsicles to Beat the Heat!

ShareHere’s a quick and easy way to make festive 4th of July popsicles to take the edge off of the sweltering heat! Here’s all I did to make em’ For the blue and red sections, I simply used coconut water immersed with fresh fruit: strawberries for the red layer and fresh blueberries for the blue layer! The white middle section… Read more →

Did you hear? If you do THIS, everyone will go VEGAN. If you do THAT, no one will!

SharePlant-based vs. vegan. In your face activism, vs. armchair advocacy.  Single issue animal welfare groups, vs. multi-issue animal rights groups. A healthy whole foods plant-based diet vs. processed, vegan food that looks like meat. What side are YOU on? I’m hoping you’re cheering for all sides, but that’s not what I’ve been witnessing lately. Angry fingers waiving, social media tongues… Read more →

Intro To Vegan Way of Life Webinar On New Hope Network by Jackie Day, Author of The Vegan Way

ShareThanks to an avalanche of interest in all things vegan, New Hope Network is hosting an “Intro to The Vegan Way of Life” webinar this Friday at 11am PST (2pm East Coast Time!). It’s free, and the presenter is… me! I asked what prompted the host of the largest natural products expo in the world to host a vegan webinar,… Read more →

Three Sisters Chili Recipe from The Vegan Way by Jackie Day

ShareThis recipe was inspired by the brilliant crop-growing strategy of Native Americans who planted beans, corn, and squash together because they were so beneficial to one another. The corn provides the structure for the beans to grow (no need for poles), the beans provide nitrogen for the soil, and the big squash leaves create shade, which helps prevent weeds from… Read more →

Macmillan Launches The Vegan Way By Jackie Day Into Bookstores Nationwide

ShareSeizing the opportunity to capture the ever growing interest in all things vegan, St. Martin’s Press at Macmillan has published The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier, Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet and You by Jackie Day (oh, hey! that’s me!). This week’s launch follows the success of Macmillan’s plant-based “How Not To Die”… Read more →

Vegan Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek Hikes 2,189 Miles, Breaks Record!

Share Scott Jurek just became the fastest person to finish a supported thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, completing the 2,189-mile journey in 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes! That’s three hours faster than anyone else has ever completed the incredibly long and strenuous hike. Jurek started on Springer Mountain in Georgia, on May 27 and finished today on the summit… Read more →