3 Favorite Vegan Cookbooks

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Before I became a vegetarian, I had nooooo idea how to cook! I mostly ate Top Ramen, fast food, and lots of canned or frozen meals. The thing that really changed that for me was checking out cookbooks from the library and exploring different tastes and textures of food in... more

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Plant-Based on a Budget Survey

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3-Bean Salad for Studio40

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For my latest segment on Studio40 Live, I showed Lori and Big Al how to make a delicious 3-bean summer salad! It’s perfect for potlucks, on days when it’s too hot to use the stove, and when you’re trying to save money and eat healthy! For all the ingredients, I... more

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Single-Use Plastic in the Kitchen

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My friend Colleen is so awesome all the time! She’s been posting cool memes on social media that influenced me to start making moves toward a less wasteful impact on the environment … starting with my kitchen. Believe me, I’m FAR from perfect! I still buy instant ramen noodles, store-bought... more

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What I Ate Vegan at Disneyland + Food Prices

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Toni recently took a trip down to Los Angeles with her dear friend, Michelle Cehn, and was excited to have an impromptu trip to Disneyland! She already knew that she could expect to have a blast riding rides and take pictures with cute characters, but she had no idea that they... more

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How to Start a Food Blog

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My reason for starting a food blog in 2012 was not because I’m a foodie, but because I wanted to bring a vegan resource into the world that addressed the very real concern of cost. I really had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was that it... more

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My Plant-Based Getaway at Sprouts

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If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I do most of my weekly shopping at Sprouts because of their unbeatable prices on produce! I’m regularly posting photos of 3 avocados for $1 or a pound of cherries for $2. I LOVE shopping at their store, so you... more

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Dollar Tree Haul + What I Eat in Day

By: Beatriz Buono-Core | 0 Comments | Category: Blog | Tags : , , , ,

Plant-based is the way to go, right? Good for you, good for the planet and good for the animals. Triple win! But what happens when you live in a place where having access to vegan food items is not easy? What happens when your budget is so tight it just... more

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Vegan at Trader Joe’s

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Ok, so I’m sure you know that Trader Joe’s is a bit like paradise for vegans. They have so many labeled vegan products and many accidentally vegan ones! But the coolest part is their items have such reasonable prices. I’m telling you, you don’t want to miss them! So, having... more

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Vegan at Walmart

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We teamed up with Michelle Cehn from World of Vegan to show you some vegan food you can buy from Walmart! more

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