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9 Essentials for the Ultimate Fourth of July
Celebrate our stars and stripes in style with these must-haves for a killer Independence Day.
14 Game-Changing Avocado Recipes
Vegans know how to make the most of this buttery green treat, and here are 14 next-level ways to enjoy it.
How to Host a Summery Vegan Cocktail Party on the Cheap
Don't let limited funds get in the way of your urge to throw a swanky soirée—just think thrifty with these tips.
DIY Vegan Cheese Guide
From smooth sauces to tangy crumbles, making your own vegan cheese is easy and rewarding.
How to Make Your Favorite Foods Raw
Going raw doesn't have to mean sacrificing favorites such as pizza, burgers, or pasta. These live recipes are just as hearty and enticing as their cooked counterparts.
11 Ways to Elevate Your Salad From App to Entrée
Bulk up your bowl with these easy steps for turning your meal from simple to superb.
10 Spicy Vegan Dishes for Hot Sauce Lovers
Turn the heat up—all the way up—with these scrumptiously spicy recipes that are also meat- and dairy-free.
Girl Scout Cookies, Veganized
DIY-ify these childhood classics and relive your favorite Girl Scout cookies in veganized versions.
A Romantic Valentine's Dinner for Two
This Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetheart to a memorable gourmet meal with these recipes from our favorite chefs.
5 Vegan Tattoo Tips From an Expert
Thinking of inking? We asked vegan tattoo artist Brian Wilson for the lowdown on cruelty-free commitment through body art.
The VegNews Guide to Macrobiotics
Interested in the much-touted benefits of macrobiotic living, but not sure where to start? Here's a crash course on this healthy approach to a vegan diet.
9 Vegan Things To Do in Palm Springs
This quirky Southern California city is the perfect place to enjoy a veg-friendly weekend oasis in the desert sun.
DIY Hair & Skin Care
Why use harsh chemicals on your hair or skin? Here are simple ways to stay naturally glowing all summer long.
New Year’s Eve With the Spork Sisters
Make your end-of-year countdown memorable with the Spork sisters' tips for cruelty-free glamour.
Holiday Classics Veganized
This holiday season, indulge in all of your favorite traditions with these cruelty-free renditions of winter's most-anticipated treats.
Toddy Takeover: 10 Amazing Vegan Cold-Weather Cocktails
There’s nothing quite like a warm and boozy beverage to take the chill off—and these 10 seasonal sippers are guaranteed to satisfy.
VegNews Music Week: Converge’s Jacob Bannon's Ethical Arsenal
The hardcore vocalist shares what’s spinning on his record player, his current creative projects, and the connection between vegetarianism and punk rock.
VegNews Music Week: Moby’s Punk Roots and Compassionate Activism
In our exclusive interview, the activist artist discusses his surprising influences, biggest challenges, and how veganism has changed over the past 25 years.
VegNews Music Week: Justin Bua Raps About the Ethics of Hip-Hop and Veganism
Whether he’s portraying the urban landscape he grew up in or discussing plant-based nutrition, Justin Bua conveys an unbridled passion in his art and diet.
Arrest Made in Major European Horse Meat Scandal
Dutch authorities have made an arrest related to the recent scandal of mislabeled horse meat throughout Europe.
Vegan Chef to be Featured on Food Network’s Chopped
Popular vegan restaurant Vedge’s chef Rich Landau will be duking it out with fellow contestants on the hit show next month.
Surprising Vegan Finds at Mainstream Grocery Stores with The Laziest Vegans
No Whole Foods? No Trader Joe’s? No problem! Thanks to The Laziest Vegans, finding vegan eats at your typical American supermarket is easier than you think.
Anthony Bourdain’s Wife Ottavia Tries Veganism
Despite her husband’s vocal anti-vegan sentiments, Ottavia Bourdain adopted a vegan diet for two weeks.
Many Tobacco Farmers Are Turning to Chickpeas
Due to the increased consumption of hummus, a rise in the demand for chickpeas is affecting Southern agriculture.
Celebrate St. Patty’s at One of These 7 Vegan-Friendly Bars
With notoriously boozy St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, grab your next brew at one of these vegan-friendly spots.
Anne Hathaway Flaunts Vegan Shoes at Oscars
The Oscar winner had cruelty-free heels custom-made for the evening by Giuseppe Zanotti.
New Report Shows Alarming Drop in Tuna Population
A new stock assement shows that the number of Pacific bluefin tuna worldwide has experienced a shocking decline.
Woody Harrelson Teams with HSUS for Fur-Free 2013
The vegan actor narrates a new anti-fur public service announcement from the animal-welfare organization.
Business Insider Names Top Reasons to Go Plant-Based
The business and media website recently featured seven reasons to adopt a fruit- and veggie-heavy diet.
Top Chef’s Padma Cooks Vegan Cuisine with Ellen
On Tuesday, Padma Lakshmi visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show and demonstrated an all-vegan recipe.
Zagat Names Top Vegetarian Restaurants in NYC
The restaurant guide recently counted down the eight best vegetarian eateries in the Big Apple.
Billionaire Hopes for All-Vegetarian Colony on Mars
A technology mogul has hopes to build a large settlement on Mars in the future, but it would only be open to vegetarians.
New Pasadena Cooking Classes Feature Vegan Chefs
A new Southern California cooking-class series will showcase culinary techniques from prominent vegan chefs.
Alan Cumming Talks Vegan Food with Anderson Cooper
The Scottish actor visited Cooper’s show and discussed his transition to veganism last year.
New Vegan Show to Debut on The Cooking Channel
On January 6, viewers will be treated to a new cooking special entirely based on plant-based eating.
Singer Ne-Yo Goes Vegan as New Year’s Resolution
The pop star announced on Twitter that he is adopting a plant-based diet for numerous reasons.
Report: Fast Food Health Claims Fall Flat
A health publication reports that although fast-food menu options are increasing, their nutritional value isn’t.
Hathaway’s Vegan Costume for Les Mis
The A-list actress had special cruelty-free accessories made to align with her vegan lifestyle.
A Rich Vegan Holiday Meal—That’s Secretly Healthy
Think you have to sacrifice decadence for diligence? Not with these tasty but healthful recipes.
Vegan Restaurant Seeks Funds for Seattle Food Truck
The Emerald City's Plum Bistro has launched a Kickstarter project in hopes of opening a mobile vegan eatery.
E. Coli Outbreak Could Lead to Petting Zoo Ban
An outbreak of disease in North Carolina is leading to reconsideration of the safety of petting zoos.
The 13 Most Decadent Vegan Recipes Ever
Shamelessly seeking the richest vegan dishes on the planet? You've come to the right place.
Study: Vegetarians Live Longer, Cut Disease Risk
The ongoing results of a new large-scale study illuminate the health benefits of adhering to a vegetarian diet.
HuffPo Names Top Diet Mistakes Vegans Make
The Huffington Post addresses common problems that new vegans encounter when transitioning to a plant-based diet.
Celebrities Collaborate for Vegan Hair Care Line
Rosario Dawson and Natalie Imbruglia have teamed up with hair care expert Tara Smith for a new cruelty-free product series.
American Express Mag Names Vegan Treats as Top Bakery
Online luxury magazine Departures included the dairy-free establishment in its countdown of the world's best bakeries.
McDonald’s To Open Its First All-Veg Restaurant
Due to high demand for vegetarian meals in India, the restaurant chain will be opening a meat-free establishment.
Government Performs Massive Bailout of Pork Industry
The Obama administration will be purchasing hundreds of millions of dollars of meat products in hopes of aiding farmers.
New York Carriage Horses Spark Cruelty Outcry
After multiple collapses and a collision with a vehicle, advocates are calling for a ban on urban carriages.
Popular Vegan Bakery Burglarized in Pennsylvania
Earlier this week, thousands of dollars were stolen from premier vegan bakery Vegan Treats.

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