Vegan Gluten-Free Matcha Waffle Recipe

Since everyone is staying inside and practicing social distancing during this wild time we thought it would be a perfect time to cook up a new recipe to share that features a local partner Mizuba Tea! Since breakfast is a favorite we wanted to incorporate the granola and some matcha to create something special for…


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6 PDX Spots For A Very Vegan Valentine’s

If you’re a vegan and live in Portland it’s pretty much a food playground. The options are endless and it keeps growing everyday. But what about vegan options around the holidays? How do you wow your honey-free honey on days like Valentine’s Day? You’re in luck because we have laid out 6 options for you…


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Ginseng: Asian Root Of Life

Ginseng: Asian Root Of Life Ginseng, comes from the Hokkien word ‘jinsim’ which translates to “the essence of life.” The word refers to the root’s characteristic forked shape, which resembles the legs of a person. Ginseng is the root of a variety of plants within the genus ‘Planax’, a Greek word which translates to ‘all-…


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Natural Sugar Vs Refined Sugar

Refined sugar and its chemical analogs are the prominent sources of the United States’ collective sweet tooth. Refined sugar has become implanted into the average American’s diet, so much so that the average American ingests 80 grams, or 20 teaspoons, of the stuff every day. As our collective refined sugar intake rises, scientists are arguing…


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Herbal Medicine: 5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally 

Your immune system is the organs and processes of the body that fight infection and toxins. It’s the first line of defense against all the nasty bugs that are trying to get us sick all the time. The main parts of the system are your white blood cells, bone marrow, spleen, thymus, complement system, and…


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Quinoa Vs. Kaniwa, What is Kaniwa?

Kaniwa (pronounced kah-nyee-wah), a “superfood” grain native to South America, is quickly rising in popularity due to its similarity to it’s cousin, quinoa. Both grains are native to the Andes Mountains region and have both been staple foods in the native cuisine for generations. Now, it’s time for kaniwa to get it’s time in the…


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Gluten-Free Vegan Fruit Crisp

One of our favorite times of the year living in Portland is summer. There’s a quote from Evelyn Waugh that reads, “If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” Summer is one the best times of year in Western Oregon to purchase local produce. The options…


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Gluten Free and Vegan Burger Options During PDX Burger Week 2019

Portland’s legendary burger week is upon us and Portland Mercury has the juiciest suggestions all over the city. With over 37 options, us gluten free and plant-based humans (and our stomachs) have reason to celebrate! Scratch that burger itch from August 5-10, for $5, all over town. Without further ado, here’s an exhaustive list of…


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6 Low Carb Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the first and most important meal of the day. When picking vegan breakfast foods it’s hard to find options that are low in carbs. The reason most breakfasts are higher in carbs is because carbohydrates is what gives the body energy. But it isn’t so simple. There are good carbs like fiber-rich vegetables…


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7 Tips To Stay Healthy During Vegan Pregnancy

Finding out you’re expecting a child is an exciting time in parents lives. Additionally, a million different questions and worries can also flood the mind. If you’re vegan and just found out you’re pregnant, you may wonder about the healthful ways you can stay a vegan while also considering your unborn child. NPR wrote an…


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