Indian City Becomes First Vegetarian City in the World

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Worldcrunch reports a historic change in Palitana, an Indian city, which has become the first all-vegetarian city in the world.

Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a hunger strike to pressure the state of Gujarat to outlaw animal slaughter in their city. The hunger strike was successful and the Gujarat government imposed a ban on animal slaughter and outlawed the sale of meat and eggs.
About 5 million people in India practice Jainism and agree with the ban.
Virat Sagar Maharaj, a Jain monk, says, “Everyone in this world – whether animal or human being or a very small creature – has all been given the right to live by God.”
As individuals, the best thing you can do to protect animals is to adopt a kind vegan lifestyle. For more information and tips for transitioning…

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50 Monster Vegan Burgers and Sandwiches for Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is almost here and everyone will be barbecuing and grilling outdoors. If you don’t have much patience for standing by an open fire, try making a gut-busting sandwich instead. You can even bake your veggie burgers and sandwiches in advance of the al fresco event and bring them along to share the glory of vegan food.


If you’re watching your weight or want something lighter, but that’ll also keep you full throughout the frisbee throwing afterwords, try making a vegan salad like this Vegan Chik’n Salad with Cranberries and Pistachios.


Here’s another light sandwich idea: Vegan Humdinger — Hummus, Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado, and Alfafa Sprouts Sandwich.


Who says cookouts have to be meat-laden and unhealthy? Make the following vegan, gut-busting burgers and sandwiches for the ultimate Memorial Day weekend.


9. Quinoa and White Bean Burger


10. How to Make Homemade Vegan Hamburger Buns


32. Portobello Eggplant Burger with Cauliflower Cashew Cheese [V, GF]


34. Potato Chip-Encrusted Baked “Chicken” Salad Sandwiches



50 Jaw-Dropping Vegan-Friendly BBQ and Grilling Recipes for Memorial Day!

50 Jaw-Dropping Vegan-Friendly BBQ and Grilling Recipes for Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is almost here! It’s a day to remember the men and women who have died while serving our country. It’s also the kickoff day for grilling season.


Enjoy the outdoors on Monday as you fire up the grill and cook up delicious food to share with family and friends. Although cookouts are prone to be meat-laden, start a new, all-vegan barbecue tradition and challenge your family, friends, and even neighbors to make savory recipes without the cruelty.


If you don’t know where to start, how about making these mouthwatering Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs or these Authentic Smoked Seitan that resembles Texas brisket?


What will you be barbecuing on the grill for this commemorative day? Here are some Memorial Day-worthy barbecue and grilling recipes to get you started.


12. Quinoa and White Bean Burger

40. Roasted Red Potatoes with Turmeric and Thyme [V, GF]

42. Portobello Eggplant Burger with Cauliflower Cashew Cheese [V, GF]

43. 12 Greatest Homemade Veggie Patties Ever