Vegan Bytes #50: Do Your Homemade Burgers Fall Apart in Your Hands?

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*Nutritional Spotlight: The Anti Cancer Diet
*Vegan Travel: The Chicago Diner
*Question: "Are bagels vegan?"
*Vegan Ebooks Collection: My Favorite Meal Plans and Recipes
*Recipe of the Month: Black Bean Burgers That Don't Fall Apart
*Book Review: Main Street Vegan
*What's New?: What's New With Vegan Nutritionista?

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Nutritional Spotlight: The Anti-Cancer Diet of GOMBS

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If you're a curious vegan like me, or someone who came to the plant-based world because you learned about the health benefits, you've read stories about people who cured cancer by eating a vegan diet. In some cases you might be a survivor yourself, or might know someone who has beaten the odds by changing what they put in their bodies.

But do you know the absolute best foods to eat to prevent or cure cancer? Dr. Fuhrman popularized the anti cancer diet, and it's making waves around the world. You have to read this now if you know someone dealing with a critical illness... there might be a way to change their fate that no one else has told them about.


Vegan Travel: The Chicago Diner

The Chicago Diner Vegan Restaurant

The Chicago Diner is probably the most famous vegan restaurant in Chicago, and for good reason; it's been "meat free since '83." That's a lot of time spreading the vegetarian word around town!

I've been to Chicago twice, and that means I've also been to The Chicago Diner twice. The first time we dined in at one of their cute, red, retro diner booths, and the second time we picked up carry out and brought it to a Cubs game. Both times we ordered a lot of food, so I have a pretty good feel for their menu and was therefore excited to write a review of it.

Find out what I think of The Chicago Diner here.


"Are bagels vegan?"


Question: I had an onion bagel with hummus today, are bagels vegan?


This is one of those simple questions that occur to most people when they're traveling or on the run somewhere. Is there anything in bagels that would make them un-vegan?

People are always wondering if bagels are vegan, and there's a quick and simple answer here.


If you have any vegan questions and you want some guidance, feel free to send them in by following this link.


Vegan Nutritionista Downloadable EBooks

Vegan Meal Plans for Spring/Summer

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The spring meal plan book is available and is getting great reviews! It focuses on seasonal spring vegetables like kale, lettuce, carrots, peas, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, and more! Just like in the original Vegan Nutritionista meal plans, the menus include 66 recipes for full dinners for 4 work weeks complete with nutritional information, tips, and many pictures. No repeats!

Get your Vegan Meal Plan for Spring/Summer, now for just $9.75.

If you have an e-reader, you can get Vegan Meal Plans for Spring and Summer designed specifically for that device for $9.99:

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The Vegan Bread Box: 30 Simple and Delicious Vegan Bread Recipes

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This is one of our most popular cookbooks. I've found it really difficult to find a vegan bread cookbook on the internet; there are tons of recipes out there, but they're scattered all over different sites and you never know which ones are good. This book has everything from an eggless brioche to a classic whole wheat boule recipe, so you'll never have to go scrounging the internet again. I'm so happy people have gotten so much out of this ebook.

Learn more about the bread baking tip that's almost too easy here or download your copy for only $7.95 now.

Get iPad/Kindle/Kobo/Reader Formatted Vegan Bread Recipes for only $7.99!

Cut the Cheese: Quit Your Cheese Addiction to Transform Your Life

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There is no one particular book on quitting cheese available in stores, and not many people are aware of the physically addictive qualities to dairy cheese. Instead of being sick and fat, you can give up cheese and feel light and free. This ebook also has the very best vegan cheese recipes, so you don't have to eat packaged versions that don't taste quite right anymore.

These recipes are flavor/texture/instruction-tested and approved! Download your copy now for only $9.75.

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Just the Menus Ebook Package Deal

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Just the Menus Ebook Package allows you to have both Vegan Nutritionista meal plans, one for the fall/winter and one for the spring/summer at a discounted rate. Download your copy for only $16.99 here.

Menus and Cookbooks Ebook Package Deal

Menus and Cookbooks Package

Menus and Cookbooks Ebook Package allows you to have both Vegan Nutritionista Meal Plans, one for the fall/winter and one for the spring/summer at a discounted rate, as well as The Vegan Bread Box and Cut the Cheese. Download your copy for only $37.99 here.

Vegan Grocery List

This massive, complete vegan grocery list is the only one you'll ever need. Print out copies of it to hang on your fridge, and then mark what you need as you go throughout the week. Download a copy for only $0.99.

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Get Cut the Cheese, The Vegan Bread Box, A Fresh New Vegan You, both Vegan Meal Plans and Vegan Meal Plans for Spring, Vegan Christmas Cookies AND a free copy of the massive Vegan Grocery List for only $59.95. Save BIG on this package! Download this package here. *Note: this does not include a separate file for Soak, Rinse, Boil! because you get it within A Fresh New Vegan You.


Recipe of the Month: Black Bean Burgers That Don't Fall Apart

Vegan Burgers with Black Beans

Whether you've been vegan for 25 days or 25 years, you've probably eaten quite a few vegan black bean burgers. It tends to be the vegan option on most restaurant menus, right behind the hummus sandwich and the grilled portobello.

But, just because we've all had many run-of-the-mill, boring black bean burgers doesn't mean we can't create our own at home that are absolutely fantastic.

I love this burger recipe because it has a great smoky flavor, it's incredibly easy to put together, and because it sticks together! I haven't tried it, but you could probably even stick it on the grill once it's mostly cooked, which is really saying something for a homemade black bean burger that has no soy products, "fake" meats, or binders in it.

Try this vegan burger recipe for yourself and let me know how you like it in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


Book of the Month: Main Street Vegan

Main Street Vegan

Main Street Vegan is Victoria Moran's eleventh book and is absolutely packed with information on veganism. She was voted one of the most influential vegetarian writers and has been a vegan for over 30 years, so her experience has earned her the right to write on the variety of topics included, ranging from steps to going vegan and the discussion of animal treatment on farms to tips on vegan travel and lifestyle issues like clothes, shoes, toiletries, and cosmetics.

What I was most blown away by was her age. You will be absolutely shocked when you see a picture of her and then find out how old she is. Gotta love the vegan diet for slowing aging!

Learn about Victoria Moran and check out my review of her latest book, Main Street Vegan, here.


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