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Wednesday

W: Wind Down E: Emerge D: Disconnect N: Nap E: Enter S: Sit Still D: Discover A: Appreciate Y: Yell

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Veggie Festivals

In your quest to find and attend veggie festivals you come across the name of the festival…. Do you consider it to be a difference if the name of the festival said Veggie, Vegan or Vegetarian in the title? For example, there is a festival in Los Angeles called the Vegfest this is an all-vegan

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Activated Charcoal

It relieves symptoms of nervous diarrhea, traveler’s diarrhea (turista), spastic colon, indigestion, and peptic ulcers. Some uses for Activated Charcoal: *For Food Poisoning *To Whiten Teeth Activated charcoal can do these various things because of its ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called “adsorption” (not absorption) activated charcoal

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Do you know what to eat for wellness below the belt?

1. Probiotics-are responsible for maintaining your vagina’s slightly acidic pH levels. 2. Cranberry juice. Cranberry juice has long been hailed for its ability to both prevent and relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections. This is due to the fact that the acidic compounds that help combat “bad” bacteria are not broken down during the

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The Veggie Connection Event (Inland Empire Edition)

Last Saturday, July 2nd, we went to The Veggie Connection Event at Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga. For those of you who don’t know this is the first ever Veggie Fest in the Inland Empire! It is great that the Veggie Connection decided to bring their branded event to the Inland Empire. The event was

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Should meat-eaters be treated like smokers?

Should meat-eaters be treated like smokers?, According to environment secretary Kerry McCarthy she says they should. She wants meat eaters to be targeted with public ad campaigns encouraging them to go vegetarian. How do you feel about this? 

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Interview with Stic of RBG Fit Club

The “RBG Fit Club” is a holistic, healthy lifestyle, and fitness movement. The “RBG Fit Club” was founded by hip hop artist Stic of “Dead Prez”. The RBG Fit Club is rooted in 5 core principles: Knowledge, Nutrition, Exercise, Rest and Consistency. We were able to catch up to Stic for an interview. Check out what he had

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Q&A, Interview on Vegan Outreach, Part 2 with Yuri Mitzkewich

Tell us a little about Vegan Outreach? Vegan Outreach is a grassroots organization, a non-profit started in the early 1990s to help society move away from eating animals and their derived by-products. We’re a group specializing on person to person outreach, an old-school method of social change designed to spread mass awareness effectively on a

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I Heart Keenwah Giveaway

I Heart Keenwah Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win the following (Photos via I Heart Keenwah): Two Bags of the Puffs. Two Bags of the Clusters. Post a comment here, like us on Twitter.com and you will be entered into the giveaway. Make sure you provide an email address for entry. Don’t worry your email will

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I Heart Keenwah

I Heart Keenwah hello!!!!!!!!! Quinoa puffs that are vegan, high in protein, GMO free, and gluten-free. Check the flavors that were sent to us: The Sweet Chili: Quinoa Puff (Quinoa Flour, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Pea Protein Concentrate, Baking Powder), High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Seasoning: Organic Cane Sugar, Paprika, Salt, Spices, Dehydrated Garlic,

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Superseedz Giveaway

Superseedz Giveaway! Your chance is here, to win the following: Sea Salt, Coco Joe, Really Naked, Curious Curry, Super Spicy, Somewhat Spicy, Maple Sugar and Sea Salt, Tomato Italiano, and Cinnamon and Sugar. Nine flavors will be yours for the taking!  Post a comment here, like us on Facebook.com, and you will be entered into

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Send Me Gluten Free Box Giveaway

If you’d like to enter to win the May Send Me Gluten Free box follow the steps below!    Post a comment here, like us on Facebook.com, and you will be entered into the giveaway. Make sure you provide an email address for entry. Don’t worry your email will not be shown. Giveaway ends 4/3/16

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Send Me Gluten Free Box

If you had made the choice to remove gluten from your diet and are in need of some gluten free options? Look no further, introducing……. Send Me Gluten Free!!! Send Me Gluten Free is a subscription box company that go through great lengths to bring you the most awesomeness gluten-free products ranging from foods to

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Superseedz Review

Superseedz!!!!!!! Talk about yum for your taste buds! These seeds are delicious, loaded with protein, low in carbs, gluten free, peanut free, dairy free, MSG free, soy free, and vegan! SCORE!!!!!! We were happy to sample these heart healthy little seeds. So if you are still wondering where to get your protein, look no further!

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Nourish Organic Review

Being frequent shoppers at Whole Foods we had been wanting to try Nourish Organic Skincare since we first spotted the line at Whole Foods. What caught our eye was the awesome graphics on the product, and the list of natural, vegan, and organic ingredients. And guess what happen!!!!! The good people over at Nourish sent

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GO VEGGIE! Review

The nice people at the Go Veggie! company sent us some of their products to try out and guess what we did! Pepper Jack Slices, and Vegan Parm Cheese. We had always noticed the Go Veggie! brand next to the Daiya but we never purchased them because they were only lactose free and not dairy

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Red Quinoa with an Avocado Salad

1 clove garlic minced 1 cup of spinach 1 1/2 tsp cilantro oil 1/2 lemon sea salt and pepper 1/4 avocado sliced vegan parmesan cheese (optional) 1/2 cup cooked red quinoa (organic) (follow instructions on the box) Saute garlic in olive oil until opaque. Add the greens along with the lemon juice squeezed from the

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Rawxies Review

Hello YUMMY! Happy mouth here! We recently had the pleasure of snacking on some Rawxies! These delicious, gluten free, vegan, soy free treats are created by Callie England. Who is a raw vegan who decided to extend her passion for raw vegan nutrition and health. She developed the Rawxie line which includes the following: Banana

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning

Homemade Poultry Seasoning This season is actually vegan! There are no chickens harmed for this seasoning……….. 2 teaspoons ground dried sage 1 1/2 teaspoons ground dried thyme 1 teaspoon ground dried marjoram  3/4 teaspoon ground dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper Place in a seal air tight container.

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Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo!

When The Veggie Chronicles discovered that the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo would be in San Diego on February 20 and 21. We jumped at the chance to attend as an official blogger. As one of the official bloggers The Veggie Chronicles gets to review the expo, meet all the fabulous vendors that support gluten-free life and

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Some Health Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

Some health benefits of a plant-based diet. Lower cholesterol Lower blood pressure Lower blood sugar Reversal or prevention of heart disease Longer life Healthier weight Lower risk of cancer and  diabetes May slow the progression of certain types of cancer Improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis Fewer medications Lower food costs Good for the environment

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Red Apple Lipstick

Want smooth, kissable lips without the harsh chemicals? Well I have the perfect team for you! Red Apple Lipstick is the name. They are a chemical free makeup company who prides themselves on providing makeup that’s safe, non-toxic, paraben-free, cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, and GMO-free. Heart ‘N Soul, Second Date, and Manhattan landed on our doorstep

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Interview with Yuri Mitzkewich of Vegan Outreach Part 1

Interview with Yuri Mitzkewich of Vegan Outreach Part 1 Are you a vegan or vegetarian? Vegan primarily since mid 2008. Before that I’d been vegetarian (my second time trying) from the beginning of that year. What have you found to be the main benefits of a vegetarian diet? Two things right away come to mind.

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Auromère Foam-free Mint Giveaway

If you read our review on this product and it left you wanting to purchase your own… Well here is your chance to win one from Auromère. Foam-free Mint  Giveaway  Photo  from Auromere Just submit your name and email in the comment section below for your chance to win. Don’t worry you email will not be

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Auromere Toothpaste

Looking to give up fluoride based, and unnatural toothpaste for good?  Look no further! Ayurvedic Herbal Toothpaste by Auromere is here!  Auromere’s non-foaming “Foam-Free Mint formula contains no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It combines the natural tooth whitening fiber peelu with the astringent and invigorating properties of neem and 23 special herbal extracts for optimum care

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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can work wonders! It is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” So what are the benefits are you say? The list is endless! It can possibly prevent heart disease, balance your hormones, kill germs, fine-tune your immune system, turbo-charge your metabolism, and melt off unwanted pounds, and

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Aromaflage

Aromaflage is offering The Veggie Chronicles followers free shipping and a free gift with purchase! Use code “Veggie” for a limited time.

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mykind Garden of Life Giveaway

Just in time for those cold winter months. Stock up on Vitamin D! Here is your chance to win! mykind Organics Organic Chewable Vegan D3 Just submit your name and email in the comment section below for your chance to win. Don’t worry you email will not be displayed. Giveaway ends Jan 9th 11:59 PST

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mykind Organics from Garden of Life Review

mykind Organics from Garden of Life offers a full range of Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified supplements made only from real food. All of the products are vegan, gluten free, non-GMO and USDA Organic. The vitamin C spray comes in 3 flavors: Cherry, Tangerine and Orange Tangerine. This spray gives you a 100% daily

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Aromaflage Botanical Sleep Fragrance

I love this product! Botanical Sleep Fragrance by Aromaflage.  This fabulous fragrance is only available by Aromaflage. The ingredients include the following; French Lavender, Brazilian Rose and Madagascar Vanilla Relaxing, sleep inducing, all natural perfume Free of Synthetic fragrance, parabens, and sulfates this fragrance has notes of fresh lavender, floral rose, and hints of vanilla. Botanical Sleep

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Soap and Body Scrub Set Giveaway

Want to win a Soap and Body Scrub Set from Pure Body Essentials? Soap and Body Scrub Set comes with a Honey Lavender Oat all natural soap which is a lavish bar with Coconut Oil, Corn Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Almond Oil and ground oats and lavender buds for a gentle exfoliation and aroma. Also scented

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Pure Body Essentials Review

Pure Body Essentials is an all natural an all handmade soap and body company whose products promote a healthy alternative to chemically based commercial products. In the midst of our lovely hand is the Honey Lavender Oats Soap! This bar is made with the following ingredients: Coconut Oil, Corn Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Almond Oil and ground

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Beanfields Chip Review

Introducing Beanfields! A family owned values-based company that is all about beans. They believe that beans are good for families, good for farmers, and good for our planet. Right off the back it was love at first bite! These chips are absolutely tasty! Not only do they taste good they have 6 g of fiber

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Banza Chickpeas Review

Being a pasta eater can be great! Especially when you have Banza Chickpea Pasta in your life! Banza has 25g of protein per 3.5 oz per serving, while regular pasta has mostly empty carbs. In addition to Banza is also high in fiber and gluten free. This pasta is definitely not your ole school pasta! This

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Interview with Rick LeBeau of “Rickaroons”

Please tell us a little bit about your company and what you do? Well, this is a pretty open ended question. We make the most delicious nutritious cookies ever invented. They are all vegan, gluten free, and 100% organic. And the certifications we have are: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo Friendly and Non GMO. What was your

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Interview with Dr. Joe Esposito

How did you actually get started in the wellness field? My father had a bad accident before I was born. He fell of a ladder and broke his back and fractured his skull and actually went deaf. So my whole life my father had back problems and neck problems. When I was little kid I

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Avoid the holiday blues

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. Want to avoid the holiday blues? Here are some ideas that may help: Keep it simple. Don’t let the demands of the holidays overwhelm you. Take good care of yourself. Be sure you get plenty of sleep and make time for regular exercise.   Stick

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Nature’s Bakery GIVEAWAY TIME!

That is right it is giveaway time! Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars is today’s host.  Photo Courtesy of Nature’s Bakery Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars Favors: RASPBERRY BLUEBERRY LEMON PEACH APRICOT APPLE CINNAMON STRAWBERRY ORIGINAL FIG MANGO To participate you would need to create a jingle/rhyme using the Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars Favors. Here is an example:

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Nature’s Bakery Fig Review

Ooey gooey gluten free and chewy center inside Stone ground whole wheat outside Wrap the inside in the outside Is it good? Darn tootin’! Nature’s Bakery!  Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bars! These bars are fig-tasticly good! Lets face it Nature’s Bakery figs remind you of the old Newtons we all remember. But these are gluten

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Rickaroons for the holidays!

Hey make sure you pickup some Rickaroons for the holidays. They are great for gifting, bring them to the holiday party, or grab some just for your own personal stash. 🙂 And just in time for the holidays Rickaroons has provided “The Veggie Chronicles” with a 15% off your purchase code!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So make your

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Rickaroons Giveaway

Want a chance to try Rickaroons? Post here the flavor you would like to try, and you will be entered into the drawing. Rick-or-Treat (Chocolate Pumpkin) Chocolate Blonde – Original Chocolate Chip              Mint to Be – Mint Double Chocolate Mocha – Dark Chocolate Espresso Megaroon – Super Food (Chia Seeds

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Rickaroons Review

I’ve been keen on eating ‘healthy’ sweet treats during these winter months and I must say I have done just that by coming across Rickaroons! Rickaroons are 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free, paleo friendly and family owned! They use only the best ingredients including 3 forms of coconut, dark chocolate, vanilla, chia seeds, and almonds. Rickaroons

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Book review for “Bowls” by Becky Striepe

The book “Bowls” by Beck Striepe has graced my hands this past weekend, and I must say this book is awesome! My attention was caught at how Becky made the flow of the recipes easy to grasp. They are simple, and seasonal, though it doesn’t say so anywhere on the cover, this book is vegan/vegetarian

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A Must Try Veggie Burger Joint in NYC

Thistle Hill Tavern Gastropub fare from Top Chef alum Dale Talde served in a casual, tavern-style setting. Falafel Burger White sauce & hot sauce, salt & pepper french fries.

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Beauty fix straight from your pantry

Have a blackhead you need to get rid of? Well your remedy could be right in your kitchen! Apply Cinnamon to it. Cinnamon is an anti-bacterial spice that can be used to make an aromatic face mask for removal of blackheads.   Mix one part organic cinnamon with two parts honey to form a paste Apply

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Reflexology

So you have backaches, or anxiety? Do you know that you can relive these symptoms by touching your toes? This is what reflexology claims! This ancient practice is based on the principle that in the foot, a miniature representation of the human body can be found and we can therefore, by “massaging” it, cause beneficial effects on the body parts

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Want to Strengthen Your Immune System?

Want to Strengthen Your Immune System? One way to do this is by making more LOVE! That is right moving and grooving in the bed room is healthier.  Science shows that intimate, sexual relationships have immune system perks. “Great Sex After 40” author Michael Castleman states that “A study was done back in 2004 and it shows that

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Raise your pH levels with this!

pH Lemonade Drink: This drink has some of the most potent anti-oxidant rich herbs and alkalizing elements. The whole family will love this drink. Alkaline your body!  1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice 4-6 cups of clean water (to taste) 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of ground turmeric A pinch Himalayan Salt 1 tsp ground/fresh ginger Need a

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Banana Leaves Instead Of Aluminum Foil

In India, they use banana leaves instead of aluminum foil, and those work just fine! Better than fine, since they don’t have any negative health effects. And they are used mostly for baking. But where to get banana leaves in America? After looking first at Whole Foods, I found out you can get banana leaves in

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Homemade Vitamin C

Did you know you can make your own Vitamin C? Make your own vitamin C at home, and make it better than any store-bought vitamin C.  Homemade Vitamin C are live enzymes that allow the vitamin C to be 100% assimilated into your body.  It has its own natural source of rutin, hesperidin, and bioflavonoids. It’s

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Interview with Justin Bua

We had the honors of interviewing groundbreaking artist Justin BUA. He is internationally known for his best-selling collection of fine art posters, but he is also a VEGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Why did you decide to give up meat? I gave up meat because I felt way better then I read all the books that every vegan probably reads

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Pumpkin Soup

 Ingredients 1 cup (240 ml) chicken or vegetable broth 1/4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened coconut milk 1 1/2 cups (368 g) canned pumpkin 1/2 cup (58 g) sliced onions, sautéed 1 1/2 garlic cloves, roasted 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg salt

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Manitoba Harvest Contest

How would you like a chance to win your very own bag of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts(Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds)? Just tell us how you would use Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts and post it here. Its that simple! We will announce the winner on 11/2/2015. Contest ends 11/1/2015 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.  Now get to posting….. The Contest has ended

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Workout Plan Option

Don’t like the gym? But need to workout? There are several alternatives, you can workout at home. You can workout outside. At the park, beach or even a studio. Goal is to move your body daily. Here is a workout option below….  Day 1: 30 minutes cardio (can be anything that gets your heart pumping)  Day 2:

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Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review

Hello world! Are you familiar with Hemp Hearts? If not they are going to be your new best friend! I just received my 12oz bag from the lovely people at Manitoba Harvest to review. You may be asking yourself what is hemp?  Well hemp is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. It

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Protein Sources (Nuts and Seeds)

Nuts and Seeds: Pumpkin/squash seeds       Black walnuts               Pine nuts                     Roasted almonds        Pistachios                    Sunflower seeds                  

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Vegan Milks 101

Substitute dairy milk with plant milk. Hemp Milk: a great source of Omega-3 fats and hemp milk contains 4 times more omega-3′s than soy milk does but is lower in protein. Hemp is generally well-digested and contains 10 essential amino acids. Almond Milk: Almond milk is a good source of calcium. Hazelnut Milk is rich in B vitamins, and

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Amy’s Drive-Thru Has Arrived!

It has been two years in the making Amy’s Drive-Thru and owners Andy and Rachel Berliner has opened up by Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park.   More than 95% of Amy’s ingredients are organic. All are non-GMO. Every menu item has a vegan or gluten-free option, and everything – down to the tofu,

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