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Penne made of garbanzo, tapioca, pea protein, and a little tapioca starch. High in protein (25g for 3.5 oz), and very digestible (no troubles for my sensitive stomach). The texture is perfect if you like al dente; there's none of that gumminess, which comes with most gluten-free pastas.
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#pasta #aldente #proteinrich #vegan #whatveganseat #meatlessmonday #veganprotein #garbanzoflour #besan #pennepasta #glutenfree

From NPR news: "director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services, Nick Lyon, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office over the Flint water crisis. Both are felonies in Michigan.
The state's chief medical executive, Dr. Eden Wells, will be charged with obstruction of justice. Four other officials, including the former Flint emergency manager and former director of public works, were also charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Lyon and Wells are the highest-ranking state officials to be charged in the crisis. The charges stem from an investigation led by Michigan's attorney general."
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#flint #michigan #justice #waterislife #nationalnews #usa #npr #waterquality #pollution #politics #uspolitcians #obstructionofjustice #water #waterquality

Cappuccino shakes // If you're looking for a great vegan protein powder, I turn you to @nuzest_usa - I have 3 flavors, and am addicted! I used ground espresso beans from @bluebottle, their cappuccino protein powder, hemp milk, barley grass juice powder from @vimergy, a frozen banana, as well maca and cacao powders from @sunpotion. Spot on. 👌🏼
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#smoothie #milkshake #proteinshake #vegan #whatveganseat #veganprotein #peaprotein #coffee #butfirstcoffee #veganbreakfast #dessertsmoothie #smoothieoftheday #sunpotion #bluebottlecoffee #nuzest #vitamix #plantfood #plantbased #plantprotein

The Truth About Mammograms /// There's no controversy here, just a cover-up. Independent scientists and research professors have concluded and warned that mammograms are extremely high in ionizing radiation, and even the inherent pressure of the machine used to compress breasts can engender a proliferation of cancerous cells, should any exist. Pre-menopausal women are more at risk. The amount of radiation exposure is 1000 x more than that of a chest X-ray. In patients who have no reason to get one, 35% find that the "test" will actually cause breast cancer complications down the line. In fact, an analysis of multiple studies over the years from various institutions have uncovered that mammograms arguably only "help" 0.4 people out of every 1000. Are these odds enough to justify screenings? Not to me. Make sure to do your research before going in for anything that can plant radiative seeds in your body, especially if you are using oral contraceptives or any kind of synthetic hormones for birth control. If you are, I would recommend looking into the position against using anything with synthetic hormones, as there is plenty well-founded data from reputable sources encouraging women to rethink resorting to the ubiquitous birth control that is readily handed out. This is not to say it is not needed, and that my position is one entirely against it, because as life is, many times you are left with few choices at times...however, I personally do not recommend my close friends and family who have access to certain "luxuries", and knowledge to avoid them to save themselves from future troubles. .
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#womenshealth #mammogram #radiation #fukushima #seafood #screenings #breastcancer #cancer #truth #detoxlifestyle #womenschoice #feminism #feminist #scarytruth #anticancer #birthcontrol #hormonaltherapy #menopause #premenopausal #pregnancy #motherhood #estrogen #antiestrogen #vegandiet #veganlifestyle #bikinidiet #healthydiet

These protein bars are simply the best. Clean #plantbased ingredients only, too. The only trouble is they're not readily available in healhfood stores around Southern CA, anyway, so I recommend buying in bulk on their website, where they are generous with discounts when you join their medallion club. @sunwarriortribe .
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#vegan #vegetarian #veganfriendly #veganprotein #veganproteinbars #proteinbars #sugarfree #plantbasedfoodie #plantfood #veganathlete #betaswitch #blueberry #wildblueberries #detoxdiet #superfood #sunwarrior #losangeles #keto #peaprotein #womenshealth #healthyliving #healthyfood #healthytravel

Global Warming // Green Moss + Glaciers? // And now Trump's newest executive order has made arctic drilling much easier...this is no joke, and we need to do our part and force the ludicrous non-believers that climate change is REAL. Greenpeace is organizing to oppose and combat drilling. We have to use our voices, especially those of us with children. It's not too late to make a difference. Photo by Matt Amesbury
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#globalwarming #climatechange #greenmoss #arctic #savethearctic #globalwarmingisreal #climatechangeisreal #greenhousegases #habitatloss #speciesloss #savepolarbears #nooffshoredrilling #trump #savetheplanet #savetheenvironment #narwhal #beluga #seal #canada #alaska #greenland #arcticsea #arcticdrilling #greenpeace #future #bipartisan #sustainable #smallstepbigchange #iceberg

Vegan Birks! So great to learn that leather alternatives are becoming more readily available by larger brands that many people are so attached to. One of the most difficult transitions into leading a more sustainable and/or vegan lifestyle is just this concept of animal products and style, whether it be personal fashion, home design, or auto interiors... You'll find it's common to find people who are against wearing fur, or donning alligator bags, but cannot bring themselves to withdraw from the more normalized forms of animal exteriors such as leather, suede, or down, among other things. I have been to an alpaca farm that produces wool on an extremely low-scale, humane manner in which the alpacas are not only unharmed, but well cared for. This is not the norm, however, and it is sad that the most people find it so difficult to face the fact that leather and suede and down are never naturally obtained, but instead, just like meat, done so very brutally. Returning to the happier message that prompted this post - it's wonderful to see these leather alternatives popping up, which make it much easier on people to make more environmentally sound, and compassionate choices without sacrificing style. 💙
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#leatheralternative #leatheralternatives #veganshoes #veganlife #veganlifestyle #crueltyfree #crueltyfreefashion #newlyvegan #veganleather #veganbirks #veganstyle #summershoes #compassionate #sustainablefashion #climatechange

Brownies // I made these a few different times and tweaked the recipe to suit my cupboard and fridge contents, as well as whatever special diet my visiting friends were likely to be following (ha! #LAlivin)...they were always pretty good, although the one with coconut flour didn't taste great the next day. I never followed the original recipe, so I don't really want to put that out in case it's gross... The last pic has choco icing made of raw local honey (I support my nearby apiary, but strict vegans can roll with maple or a sugar alternative), cocoa, cacao, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. .
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#dessert #vegan a#whatveganseat #veganfriendly #vegandessert #eggfree #dairyfree #brownie #paleo #keto #indulge #plantbased #plantfood #healthyfood #detoxdiet #treatyoself #losangeles

New Yorkers! Legend has been in a shelter since 2015, and needs a home! He is a sweet 4 year old, 90 lbs. boy full of love seeking a family with older teens, or no children, no other pets, or perhaps a gentle older dog. If you or anyone you know is interested in giving this darling a good life, please see @adoptlegend or @friendsoftohanimalshelter profiles for more details. Alternatively, you can inquire at the shelter directly: Legend is 1 of 100+/- dogs (it's easy to see why he's been overlooked with these stats) living at the Hempstead Animal Shelter, located at 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh, NY, & their phone # is 516.785.5220. .
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#iamlegend #legend #sweetboy #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #dogsofig #pitsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #dogrescues #rescuenow #animalwelfare #animalrights #animalrescue #dogrescue #ny #newyork #doglover #doglovers #wantagh #pooch #adoptme #adoptdontbuy #rescuedog

PYT // Had dinner at this cute vegetarian restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, which shares a space with Ledlow, and is nestled between its sibling and Bäco Mercat. I've never had a bad dish there, and the service is always great, beginning with a rotating sweet, personable hostess. It has a full bar, and the desserts are good, too! The pretty dishes and amuse bouche got eaten too fast to take a picture, so this is all I got... .
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#losangeles #losangeleseats #losangelesrestaurants #losangelesrestaurant #dtla #downtownlosangeles #socal #vegetarian #vegan #veganfriendly #vegetarianfriendly #vegetarianrestaurant #veganrestaurant #plantfood #plantbased #pyt #plantbasedfoodie

1 month until the Yulin Dog Festival begins. We can't stop making noise, & protesting until the changes we seek become permanent. Certain media outlets have falsely reported that the festival has been banned in China, and it has not. Continued pressure, and support of organizations that go overseas to help save thousands of dogs and cats from live torture will have an impact. There are already tons of Chinese citizens picketing, and actively opposing the brutal festival out in the streets. .
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#staystrong #yulin #yulindogmeatfestival #yulinfestival #onemonth #1month #tminus30 #Tminus30days #comingsoon #doglovers #doglover #china #chinesefood #cage #canine #dogsofig #adoptdontshop #adoptdontbuy #animalhopeandwellness #istandwithmypack

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