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Anybody Can Be Vegan

By: Guest | 10 Comments | Category: Blog

By Sarah Simmons My name is Sarah and I have been mostly plant-based for a year. Before, I was vegetarian for four years. It may not be the easiest transition to make where you live, but for sure anyone can do it. You just need to find your reason and... more

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Want to save money on milk? Purchase non-dairy!

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

On a recent visit to my favorite grocery store, I noticed the majority of people with milk in their carts were purchasing almond milk. I went over to the dairy section to investigate why that may be and found that it’s because Almond Breeze was the second cheapest 1/2 gallon option... more

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Hip Hop is Green

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

Take a look inside this healthy school initiative that introduces plant-based food to children in urban communities. More info here:

Last week I had the privilege of attending a Hip Hop is Green dinner in Oakland, CA with my friends of Dead Prez and well-known holistic nutrition expert, Afya Ibomu. The dinner was held at an elementary school where children were introduced to healthy plant-based foods, nutrition information, and were able... more

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How To Make an Easy Vegan Meal: Quinoa Salad

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

Light, filling, delicious Quinoa Salad!

Next in my series of easy, inexpensive versatile meals is a Quinoa Salad. I used this recipe in the video, but really it’s just a guide. Once you make the quinoa, the possibilities for spicing it up are endless. You can do any kinds of olives, chopped spinach or kale, garlic,... more

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How To Make an Easy Vegan Meal: Chickpea Sandwich

By: Toni Okamoto | 6 Comments | Category: Blog | Tags : , , , , ,

Easy, delicious, low-cost Chickpea Sandwich!

I recently started a series of videos to help provide inspiration for easy, quick, low-cost meals. This is one of my favorites! It’s Terrence’s Chickpea Salad, using fresh onion and garlic instead of powders. If you don’t have the fresh onion and garlic, the powders are equally delicious in this recipe. What... more

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Say Yes! To Vegan Soulfood: Evolving the Soulfood Tradition for the Plant Based Kitchen

By: Toni Okamoto | 13 Comments | Category: Blog | Tags : , , ,

I’d like to give a special “thank you” to Afya for writing this beautiful article about Vegan Soul Food. If you don’t have it already, please pick up her latest book A Vegan Soulfood Guide To the Galaxy. -Toni   By Afya Ibomu Soul food in general is comfort food prepared... more

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Toni’s Interview on Big Fat Vegan Radio

By: Toni Okamoto | 6 Comments | Category: Blog

  Huge thank you to Laura and Big Fat Vegan Radio for this awesome interview. Check it out: more

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Plant Based on a Budget Challenge – 1 Person – Week 4

By: Toni Okamoto | 10 Comments | Category: Blog, Meal Plans

Welcome to the Plant Based on a Budget Challenge! First off, thank you very much for considering this challenge. We’re hoping to show that a plant-based diet can be done without breaking the bank, and we really hope it works out for you! There’s no specific day to start just... more

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Plant Based on a Budget – 2 People -Week 4

By: Grace Kuhn | 8 Comments | Category: Blog, Meal Plans

Welcome to the final week of the challenge! This has been a really great experience for me, and I hope that it has been so for you as well. My partner David and I have been able to save almost half of our income for the month, which has never... more

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Sharing is Caring

By: Toni Okamoto | 1 Comment | Category: Blog

Although Plant Based on a Budget is not a non-profit (we make zero money and only spend our own on keeping this blog running), I believe that it is a valuable resource worth supporting. In 2013, myself and the wonderful contributors of the blog poured ourselves into providing thoughtful articles, tasty... more

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