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11 NYC Thanksgiving Dine-Out Options

Dining out this Thanksgiving? Check out our list of 11 vegan-friendly NYC restaurant options for Thursday evening’s meal! (more…)

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5 Tastiest Vegan Loafs

With the holidays right around the corner, many vegetarians and vegans frantically search the internet and aisles in search of plant-based alternatives to the Thanksgiving turkey or baked holiday ham. Well, look no further because The Seed’s done all of the research for you! Listed below are 5 delicious vegan roasts that will delight the […]

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Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Day Trip 2013

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The BluePrint Cleanse Experiment

“We think. You drink.” That’s the catchphrase for BluePrint’s juice cleanse system, which is quickly grabbing the attention of health nuts, celebrities, and competitors alike. In this hip sector of the wellness field, similarly cutesy phrases and modern marketing techniques are cropping up everywhere. Three full days of fresh-pressed juice is a relatively expensive purchase, […]

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Beyond Sushi Rolls Out The Flavor

Beyond Sushi Location: 229 E 14th St  New York, NY 10003 Reviewed By: Terry Chao  *** Whenever I hear the words “vegan” and “sushi” used in one sentence, I usually cringe in gut wrenching fear of what usually shows up on my plate: crumbly, tasteless rolls wrapped in mushy seaweed, with only cucumber or avocado as the filling. […]

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10 Plant Based Funnies

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Guest Blog: Should You Buy Organic?

Contributed by: Alexis Brill Let’s face it: Food shopping can be hard sometimes. Our society is filled with conflicting information about food – what to buy and what not to buy. Feeling overloaded with information can make it seem cumbersome to go food shopping. Also, nowadays many foods are genetically modified. One element of food […]

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5 Vegan Junk Foods to Avoid

1.) White Carbs Pastas, rice and bread can easily become staple foods for new vegetarians and vegans, but consuming too much of the white stuff can be dangerous to your health. These types of foods are heavily processed, cause bloating, spike blood sugar levels, and they lack fiber and other important vitamins. Healthier alternatives include […]

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NYC Restaurants Serving Plant Based Goodness this Christmas and New Year (32 of them!)

      Company Open Dates, 2012 Angelica Kitchen Christmas Eve and New Years: regular menu Atlas Cafe Christmas: regular menu Bliss Cafe Christmas Eve and New Years: regular menu Blossom (187 9th Ave) New Years Eve: prix fixe menu $65 Buddha Bodhai Christmas and New Years: regular menu Cafe Blossom (41 Carmine St) New […]

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Beat the Holiday Bulge

Guest Post By: Carolyn Scott-Hamilton Ah, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Filled with sugar, overindulgence and calories along with stress, marathon shopping and travel.  So how to you stay fit, beat the battle of the bulge, keep your sanity and try to stave of illness? Try some of the following healthy holiday […]

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Help NYC Carriage Horses!

Legislative Update New York State Senator, Tony Avella, and New York Assemblymember, Linda B. Rosenthal, introduced the first-ever legislation (S.5013/A.7748) in the Spring of 2011, calling for a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City. These companion bills pending in the 2012 legislative session would amend New York City’s administrative code to prohibit horse-drawn […]

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Betty Goes Vegan

3 Vegan Holiday Recipes Inspired by Betty Crocker!

Annie and Dan Shannon are pretty much the cutest vegan couple ever. In addition to writing their fantastic food blog, Meet the Shannons, they’ve also single-handedly (well, double-handedly) revolutionized The Betty Crocker Cookbook by veganizing every item in the volume. Their impressive efforts in the kitchen have caught the attention of the publishing world, and their new book, Betty […]

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NYC Animal Shelters Need YOU

Interested in volunteering at a local NYC animal shelter, but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled this helpful list of shelters across all five boroughs. Now go and get your volunteer on! The animals can’t wait to meet you!  List Compiled By: Theresa Gavin BRONX Earth Angels Canine Rescue Emelinda Narvaez, founder of this […]

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Vegan Holiday Shop-Up Alert!

3 Vegan Shop-Ups in NYC For all of you New Yorkers looking for plant based holiday shopping bliss, look no further than the Vegan Holiday Shop-Up in Brooklyn! This year, there will be three shopping events at Pine Box Rock Shop: December 8th, 15th & the 22nd. Admission is FREE and the products are all […]

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Holidaze and Veganism, Our Hen House

Thoughts, Ideas, and Survival Techniques for a Festive, Fun, and Animal-Friendly December by Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan, of Our Hen House Now that it’s December, we’re finally wrapping our heads around the undeniable fact that the holidays are back in town. Dreidels are at the ready, poised to spin, and “We Wish You a […]

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Get Cool-a at Lula’s Sweet Apothecary

Lula’s Sweet Apothecary Location: 516 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10009 (Alphabet City) Reviewed By: Terry Chao  *** One step inside the quaint, retro-creamery that is Lula’s Sweet Apothecary, I was in love. Since my very first bite into a freshly scooped, double tier strawberry and mint chocolate-chip sugar cone 3 sweltering summers ago, I knew […]

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5 Positively Plant Based Holiday Gifts

1.) GUNAS Accessories Here’s the gift that’s #1 on my list. For any vegan who loves fashion, these cruelty-free and eco-friendly designer handbags are as fashionable as they come. 2.) Vegan Cuts “Snack Box” Reoccurring Gift Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? No, it’s not the Jelly-of-the-Month-Club, it’s the Vegan Cuts Snack […]

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Get into the “Spirit” of Vegan Booze!

Did you know that there’s a good chance you’re drinking animal products with your alcohol? Yep! It’s disturbing for vegans and non-vegans alike! Most of these animal products are used during the “fining process,” which is how alcohol is filtered during brewing. The most common offenders are: Isinglass, carmine, gelatin, egg whites, seashells, honey, milk, […]

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We Have a Right to Know about GMO’s!

Guest Contributor: Ashley Shamus from Global Looking Glass Although California’s proposition 37, the right to label genetically modified foods (GMO’s), did not pass in this past election, it is easy to see that the dedicated supporters are not giving up the fight or losing momentum raising awareness on the issue. Genetic modification is a relatively […]

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Meatless Mondays are Super Fab

The Seed likes Meatless Mondays, and The Seed LOVES Meatless Mondays in the mainstream world! Did you know that Giuliana Rancic‘s online newsletter, FabFitFun, features a weekly vegetarian recipe in honor of Meatless Monday?  This fashionable resource is filled with the latest and greatest in beauty, fitness, diet and wellness, and we agree that plant-based meals […]

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