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Super Power Granola: Get Moving in the Morning

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I used to be a morning person, but somehow, over the years, I’ve become one of those people who hits the snooze button on my alarm clock one too many times. Once I finally roll out of bed, I have two minutes to get ready for work and often that means missing breakfast, which of course, is not ideal for a hungry vegan! So, I set out to create an easy granola recipe using three of my favorite products from the Vegan Cuts marketplace.

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Primal Pit Paste: Review + Giveaway

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Despite the mass quantities of lovely plants we eat on a daily basis, not all vegans smell pretty. Take me, for example. When the sun shines in Portland, I am either riding my bike, backpacking in the mountains, or walking around in search of the perfect vegan doughnut (or cookie, or brownie, or pizza). Hours later, a sniff or two is all it takes for me to realize that I STINK! Not to worry, because I recently discovered my new favorite deodorant brand, which just might become your new favorite too!

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5 Places We Never Expected to Find Kale

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St. Patrick’s Day has us in a green mood so why not push our festive spirits a little further by indulging in green foods all month long, too? Since we can’t really munch on shamrocks, let’s shift our focus towards the next best choice… Kale! Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamins A, C, and K—and a healthy dose of minerals and calcium, of course—this leafy green is becoming more popular every day.

Several Vegan Cuts staff members recenltly attended Natural Products Expo West and discovered a new food trend: Kale everything. Read on because you might be a bit surprised about just how far this trend goes.

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Taft Foodmasters Seitan: Review + Giveaway

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Photos and recipe by Cat DiStasio

In our increasingly vegan-friendly world, there are protein alternatives aplenty. We’ve reviewed a few here on the Vegan Cuts blog, and we’re tirelessly searching the globe to bring you more cruelty-free options for your dinner plate.

Taft Foodmasters is a company you may not have heard about yet, and they make delicious seitan products! At the end of the review this week, you can enter to win a tasty prize pack of seitan meats, bread, and hummus. It’s a vegan dream come true!

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TOLERANT Pasta Review + Recipe

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Recipe and Photos by Jackie Sobon

I’ve had my fair share of experiences with various types of pasta, mostly because I love making vegan mac ‘n’ cheese. Sometimes I’m cooking for a gluten-free friend, and have to find a good substitute for the semolina/durum wheat pasta that I usually have on hand. Quinoa pasta, brown rice pasta, you name it, I’ve probably tried it out. Then, a few weeks ago, I heard about TOLERANT Foods. The company is centered on providing healthy, allergy-friendly pasta that can not only replace gluten-y noodles, but also make it a healthier alternative.  Read more…

Go Veggie! Cream Cheese Review + Recipe

Go Veggie! Cream Cheese Review + Recipe

When I was a child, cream cheese was much like a food group for me. Every day, I would bring one or two of those creepy yet convenient packets of cream cheese with me and put it on just about any food item with glee. Luckily, for me, I grew out of that phase, but I definitely still have a soft spot for that creamy goodness of a spread. It’s exciting to see so many vegan cream cheese alternatives on the market.

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