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New York Times Gets the Scoop on Vegan Passover

The newspaper examines meat- and dairy-free options for the Jewish holiday.

Passover is steeped in traditional foods and can be particularly daunting for those with plant-based diets due to the holiday’s myriad restrictions, which include grains, beans, and corn. The New York Times recently interviewed vegan Jews to find out how they navigate the sacred holiday. Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory told the news source that during the Seder meal, she replaces the symbolic lamb shank bone and hard-boiled egg with a roasted beet and an egg-shaped musical shaker for her children. To circumnavigate the bean and rice restriction, the Times notes that quinoa is usually implemented, whereas matzo balls, which usually use egg as a binding agent, still pose a challenge.

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Luxe Shop Debuts Vegan Avocado-Shaped Ice Cream

London's luxury gelato stand Snowflake sells vegan ice cream made from, and shaped like, an avocado, complete with an edible pit.
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IKEA Promotes Plant-Based Eating for Earth Day

The furniture chain sent a newsletter in time for Earth Day with three plant-based recipes it says are good for your body and the planet.
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'50s Style Vegan Diner Opens in Michigan

Former Detroit-area food truck Shimmy Shack's new retro diner will serve Coney dogs, burgers, and shakes, and host birthday parties, gift-basket making events, and vegan vintage clothing pop-ups.
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