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We have a beautiful monthly newsletter featuring a few of our most-loved, favorite and seasonal recipe posted to our site.

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Check out the design tweaks to Finding Vegan! We hope you will share us on —> google+ (new page!!) , stumbleupon, twitter, facebook and more!

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Amazing! So exciting to see how many people are looking for amazing vegan recipes. Found

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Curious how to be vegan? There is a book on that! How to be Vegan

I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.

― Rai Aren - more veg quotes on Good Reads

Finding Vegan App!

Psst. We heard your requests. a Finding Vegan App *may* be in the future. (maybe. hopefully. maybe.) No where near completed (just starting to toy with the project) but if all goes well a FV App will be REAL!

The tricky part is that Apps are not cheap to develop or host. So we probably will not be able to do a “free app” … but the cost will be as tiny as we can manage. Lots of estimating and playing and brainstorming yet to do. But send us happy vibes that Finding Vegan will be found on your phone! iPhone and Android we hope. 

:) ps. Happy Spring

k

31 Green Vegan Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day!

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Craving green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day? Finding Vegan has you covered with these 31 inspiring recipes from vegan bloggers! So stock up on peas, kale, matcha, mint, avocado, pumpkin seeds, kiwis, spinach and all things green in between and get in the kitchen for some very festive recipes! Green in a color you can embrace year-round for healthy eating too! Happy green eating!..

1. Mint-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by WallflowerGirl
2. Green Pasta by Vegenista
3. Kiwi Green Smoothie by Vegan Sandra
4. Thin Mints by The Sweet Life
5. Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bites by Season to Season
6. Boozy Healthier Shamrock Shakes by Hidden Fruits and Veggies
7. Rosemary Cauliflower Flatbread by Begin Within Nutrition
8. Chocolate-Mint Pudding by An Unrefined Vegan
9. Green Pea Avocado Sandwich by Compassionate Cuisine
10. Lucky Leprechaun Green Dip by Lunchboxbunch
11. Homemade Lucky Charms Cereal by Fork and Beans
12. Mint-Chocolate Green Cupcakes by Vegan Yack Attack
13. Spring Green Fruit Salad by Lunchboxbunch
14. Green Bagel with Avocado by Babble
15. Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad by 86Lemons
16. Green Swirl Cheesecake by Fragrant Vanilla Cake
17. Leprechaun Cookies by Lucy’s Friendly Foods
18. Superfood Avocado Toast by Lunchboxbunch
19. Leek Soup by Vegan Iowian
20. Minty Brownie Bites by Fragrant Vanilla Cake
21. Green Smoothie that tastes like a PB-Banana Shake by Minimalist Baker
22. Kale Salad by Vegan Miam
23. Kale Spinach Ginger Soup by Vegan Richa
24. Shamrock Shortbread Cookies by Namely Marly
25. Lemon-y Blackened Broccoli Pizza by SpaBettie
26. Mint-Chocolate Fudge Pie by Choc Covered Katie
27. Mint-Chocolate Chip Donuts by Season2Season
28. Green Tea Tiramisu by Hello Vegan
29. Fresh Pea Soup by Bittersweet
30. Green Monster Hummus by Namely Marly
31. Matcha Muffins by Lunchboxbunch

Find thousands of vegan recipes for spring, from talented bloggers, on FindingVegan.com! Simply click on the image to be directed to the source website to find the complete recipe.

Happy Spring Greening!

image copyrights: their source websites, via FindingVegan.com

Giveaway: $50 Whole Foods Gift Card! — Help FindingVegan.com Get to 50k Facebook Followers!

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FindingVegan.com is SO close to reaching 50,000 Facebook followers! And as a thank you to everyone who has “liked” us already + welcome to new FV friends, we are hosting a $50 Whole Foods gift card giveaway! Click over to Lunchboxbunch.com to enter…

ENTER HERE, over at Healthy. Happy. Life.

Thank you for your continued support of Finding Vegan! 

~Kathy

Buzzfeed Loves Vegans: 24 Examples of This

Maybe you have noticed, and maybe not, but the past year as Buzzfeed continues to grow and evolve as one of the most popular sites on the internet, a sideline theme has emerged. In addition to being the masters of kitty video posts and random posts that make us cry, laugh and say “I remember that! Another fact seems obvious: Buzzfeed love vegans! 

Every few days or so I will be skimming the popular posts on Buzzfeed and the word “vegan” will catch my eye. Vegan recipes have obviously caught Buzzfeeds eye! And for good reason. Just one glance at FindingVegan.com and you will see the crazy huge amount of creative vegan bloggers pushing out delicious, irresistible, gorgeous, must-try vegan recipes. 

Yup, Buzzfeed loves vegans. The love affair is obvious guys. Lets check out how much the ‘feed is obsessed with plant-based cuisine..

24 Ways Buzzfeed Loves Vegans

1. Yup, those Buzzfeed folks totally get us vegans: The 24 Things Every Vegan Knows to be True.

2. They know even vegans like a good burger. Ahem, veggie burger. 25 Tasty Hamburger Alternatives that are Actually Good for You!

3. And a good sandwich too.. 13 Pieces of Vegan Sandwich Porn

4. And that we celebrate holidays too.. 41 Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

5. Yes, we REALLY like Thanksgiving.. a turkey-friendly one. 32 Vegan Recipes that are Perfect for Thanksgiving

6. And cupcakes. And yes, the cool kids are catching on too.. Watch this Adorable Kid Teach You How to Make Red Velvet Vegan Cupcakes

7. And that though some people are skeptical, vegans are making EVERYTHING deliciously vegan nowadays… The Drool-Worthy Vegan Steak (We Swear)

8. And Buzzfeed knows that Rachael Ray doesn’t own the market of 30-minute meals, vegans have busy weekdays too!.. 30 Delicious vegan Meals you can Make in Under 30 Minutes

9. And yup, many vegans like sports too. Or at least the party food part.. 19 Delicious Vegan Superbowl Recipes

10. And yes, sometimes we put away the kale and chickpeas and indulge in junk food too.. 13 Junk Foods You Won’t Believe are Vegan

11. And vegans can be funny as heck.. Sh*t Vegans Say (video)

12. And Buzzfeed knows more people are trying and LOVING veganism. Maybe even to their surprise.. 17 Signs Your Vegan Phase is no Longer a Phase

13. And oh yes, we do fashion too guys.. 27 Vegan “Leather” Fashion Accessories Your Wardrobe Needs

14. And we eat. We eat a lot of yummy things.. What Vegans Eat (a visual)

15. And we socialize. And love to share our food!.. 12 Vegan Potluck Picnic Dishes

16. And we get lazy too.. 3 Easy Vegan Snacks Anyone Could Make

17. And we love ice cream just as much as you. Vegan ice cream social please.. 29 Amazing Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

18. And we dig into the candy bowl on Halloween night too.. 18 Delightful Halloween Treats Vegans Can Enjoy

19. Yup, Buzzfeed just totally gets us vegans.. Questions Every Vegan is Tired of Answering (video)

20. And that vegans are definitely not all the same.. The 12 Types of Vegans

21. And that we love a good pumpkin muffin too!.. 49 Vegan Gluten-Free Recipes for Baking in October

22. And that things are changing.. 10 Vegan Dishes that will have you Questioning your Beliefs in Animal Products

23. And yes we agree that some vegans just need to STOP and breathe.. 6 Ways to Stop Ruining Veganism for Everyone

24. And this.. YES Buzzfeed. Yes. The 24 Things Every Vegan Knows to be True.

So in closing, thanks Buzzfeed for crushing on us vegans. We heart you right back. Keep the vegan love coming!

By: Kathy Patalsky, founder of FindingVegan.com and Lunchboxbunch.com

16 Foods Vegans Can Totally Eat. Even though You Think They Can’t. (Plus Recipes)

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pictured: Daiya provolone slices, vegan photo by: Kathy Patalsky (recipe)

1. Buttered Toast.
 Melty, rich buttery-slathered toast is a simple taste of bliss. Vegans can totally indulge. HOW: Earth Balance.

2. Cheesy Pizza or Grilled Cheese. Melty, string, hot and delicious cheese is something everyone wants to eat. Well vegans can eat that too. HOW: Daiya vegan cheese shreds. (And a few other brands too!)

3. Bacon. What, you’ve never seen a vegan eat a BLT? Look again. Vegans love tempeh baconcoconut bacon and even mushroom-based bacon! HOW: Some vegan liquid smoke will greatly help your homemade vegan bacon cause. Grab this BLT recipe from FindingVegan.com.

4. Hot Dogs. Ballpark fare that really looks exactly like the (frightening) real thing. Add all your fave “dog” toppings and I promise, you won’t miss the meat in the dog at all! HOW: Smart Dogs (And other plant-based brands too.) Make vegan chili cheese dogs.

5. Chicken. Vegan chicken is everywhere. I mean everywhere. Just go take a peek in your grocer’s freezer section, or veggie meats section. If they don’t have one, request one! Restaurants like Native Foods, Veggie Grill and more are masters of the veggie chicken scene. HOW: Try Beyond Meat for a very authentic vegan chicken experience. Many other brands out there too. 

6. Mayonaise. I have always hated mayo. But as a vegan, I adore it. One word… HOW: Vegenaise. (try it) - Also newbie product Just Mayo will be in stores very soon!

7. Cookie Dough. Yup, cookie dough straight out of the fridge - raw - is not only delicious vegan-ized, but safer since you are not eating raw eggs! So many recipes for vegan cookie dough on the web. You can even buy vegan cookie dough in stores by the EatPastry brand. HOW: Make it yourself or buy EatPastry. Recipes like this and this on FindingVegan.com

8. Burgers. Veggie burgers are NOT what they used to be. Proof here! And here. Nowadays you can easily make or buy veggie burgers that either a) taste like the real thing or b) don’t taste like meat, but taste amazing (even better that a classic burger!) Show traditional burgers the door and make way for a diner countertop filled with burgers, fries and milkshakes (see #9) HOW: Make your own veggie burgers or buy in stores via Amy’s brand (many other brands out there too!) A few recipes on FindingVegan.com

9. Ice Cream & Shakes. Vegan ice cream used to just be so-so. Then coconut milk entered the picture and everything changed. Coconut milk-based vegan ice cream is just as rich and decadent as dairy-based. And the almond, soy and rice-based ice creams are pretty tasty too. Cookie Dough Ice CreamButter PecanChocolate Peanut Butter and even Cookies & Cream can all be totally vegan indulgences. HOW: Try Luna & Larry’s, SoDelicious and more. Or make your own: Chunky Monkey anyone?! (ps. You can even make a vegan shake using nothing other than frozen bananas! Easy. Amazing. Vegan.)

10. Fancy Schmancy Hard Cheeses. Wine and cheese you say? Yes please says this vegan. No, seriously. Vegan cheese with that slightly bitter, fermented, pungent aftertaste that makes you swoon. Yup. Nut cheese here you come. HOW: KiteHill, DrCow and more.

11. Pie. Flaky-crusted, gooey fruit-filled pie is a classic dessert. Veganizing it? Easy!! HOW: Earth Balance or coconut oil based pie crusts. Simply use these in place of butter in any fave recipe. Try this vegan pie crust recipe.

12. Would You like Whip On That? Yes please! Coconut whip please. Or soy. Or rice. HOW: Homemade coconut milk whip is dreamy, swoon-worthy and easy. Coconut Whip recipe on FindingVegan.com. Also soy and rice whip in a can can be found at many natural foods stores. Brand: Soyatoo.

13. Parmesan. Easy and totally amazing. Vegan parma is in every Italian-food-loving vegan’s fridge. Or they have a recipe handy! HOW: Parma, GalaxyFoods Veggie Parm, Nutritional yeast  ground with walnuts.

14. Chocolate Pudding. A kid-approved favorite, this classic treat is easily veganized in several different ways. HOW: Silken tofu, soaked cashews, chia seeds, avocado-based or non-dairy milk and arrowroot or agar agar based. And cocoa powder is almost always vegan! Try this recipe for chocolate pudding.

15. S’mores. Graham crackers and marshmallows are far from vegan, right. Not in today’s modern vegan world! HOW: Dandies, Sweet & Sarah. Use honey-free grahams or make some yourself: homemade vegan graham crackers. Try smores ice cream too.

16. Eggs. The Vegg -> game changer! And in baked goods recipes flax and chia eggs are winning substitutions. HOW: The Vegg for starters. Also this -> Vegan egg (and other food!) substitutions galore.

For more amazing VEGAN recipes and inspiration, head over to FindingVegan.com!

-Article by: Kathy Patalsky, founder of FindingVegan.com & lunchboxbunch.com

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