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Stress Free Holiday Hacks

The holidays can be a stressful time of year, trying to pack in all the social events, braving the crowded malls, and don’t forget the amount of money that comes with buying everyone you love (and maybe even the ones you don’t) a gift. We wanted to share some of our tips for making the holidays enjoyable, fun, and most importantly as stress free as possible. Make a priority list for the holiday season Ask yourself; What’s really important to you at Christmas? Maybe spending money isn’t at the top of your priority list and instead you want to make an effort to connect with the people you love. Some priorities that have nothing to do with gift buying: Spend...

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Easy Vegan Holiday Side Dishes

With American Thanksgiving just passed and the holiday’s right around the corner we wanted to share our favourite holiday side dishes. These dishes are perfect to bring to all of your family get-together and dinner parties, or to just whip up for a cozy night at home.  ORANGE AND BROWN SUGAR GLAZED BEETS For the beets 2 pounds red beets 1 tablespoon vegetable oil For the sauce 2 tablespoons oil or vegan butter 2 shallots, peeled and diced 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ¼ cup brown sugar, packed ½ to ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice Kosher salt and black pepper to taste For the garnish 1 navel orange, skin removed, sliced into ¼-inch pieces 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped Instructions...

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How To Read Nutrition Labels

Large companies and food manufactures work hard to confuse us when it comes to ingredient and nutritional labels on food. The thing is, reading ingredient labels doesn't have to be a confusing thing, it can actually be pretty straight forward if you know what you want to see and what you should be looking out for. It's just as important to be just as aware of what has been taken out of the food as what has been added in! This is something that a lot of people miss but there is a reason that real whole foods are so beneficial, it's because they are as close to their natural state as possible and nothing has been taken out. For example when you buy a processed...

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Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning

Lemon water is definitely trendy but in the wellness world, trendy doesn't necessarily always mean it is actually beneficial. Lemon water though is definitely not one of those fad trends, it actually has a ton of benefits! We're even going as far as to say that it is something you should be incorporating into your morning routine every single day. The Benefits..  1. Hydration - Starting your day with lemon water starts you off on the right (hydrated) foot, listen we love our morning cup of coffee just as much as the next person but it's actually super important that you hydrate yourself adequately prior to caffeinating because coffee is extremely dehydrating. 2. Promotes PH Balance - Even though lemons are technically...

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Cozy Vegan Meals For Fall

If you haven't seen the sun in what feels like weeks and are starting to feel the cold weather blues sink in we have the perfect solution (well aside from a trip somewhere warm and sunny). The key to feeling good and staying warm during the cooler months is making sure to nourish your body with warming foods, meals and spices. We've put together a list of some of our favourite cozy vegan recipes from bloggers that we love. 1. Feel Good Hot Chocolate from Minimalist Baker There really isn't much on earth that is better than a rich, creamy, decadent cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. This one will blow you away. 2. Spicy Peanut Ramen from Rabbit &...

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