• Last week, Rooterville welcomed in two new farm pigs, Ruby and Ballerina. After a two-hour drive from Tampa, Florida, the two old girls arrived to Rooterville tired and afraid. Their situation back home was grim – their owner lost her house in a terrible fire, which burned down the entire [...]

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    Banana-Oat Pancakes These satisfying pancakes contain generous amounts of heart-healthful oats. They are delicious when served with orange slices or other fresh fruit (Elaine likes to put blueberries in hers!), or a bit of real maple syrup. You can purchase oat flour at a natural foods [...]

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    The answer is simple – stop consuming and using animal products. Transitioning to a vegan diet is easy. We recommend finding vegan versions of your favorite recipes that you can whip up effortlessly, and finding vegan alternatives to items with animal products in them. At Rooterville, we love [...]

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    Social justice is justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. Switching to a vegan lifestyle supports justice for animals, rejecting the belief that animal lives are worth nothing more than food on your plate. Vegans believe that all animals [...]

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    The meat industry has terrible consequences for our environment. It pollutes our water, destroys our land and poisons our air. Factory farms force thousands of cows, pigs and chickens to live in a confined space without access to the outside world. These animals produce over one million tons of [...]

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    Vegan diets can be high in complete proteins with very little effort. Quinoa, buckwheat, soy and seitan contain all 9 essential amino acids and pack a solid protein punch of 8-20 grams per serving. Quick combos like rice and beans, hummus and pita and even the good old peanut butter sandwich all[...]

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    Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient needed for a healthy body, and it is important for vegans to supplement it. Here’s why – vitamin B-12 helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, and also assists the body in DNA production. Without it, you may experience weakness, shortness [...]

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    What is Vegan?

    18 Jan 2018 | Elaine West

    “Vegan” is a lifestyle in which one does not consume or use animal products. Unlike vegetarians, people who are vegan do not consume milk or eggs. Vegans also do not buy or use products like leather or wool, because they come from an animal. Many people are deciding to start a vegan [...]

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    Are you sick of being sick?   It's that time of year again! No, not the holidays, that's the good part. Just about everyone is SICK, hacking, sneezing, sniffling, complaining of nights up vomiting, just not feeling good..... EXCEPT, us plant powered people! Yes, it's true, not simply vegan [...]

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    On a busy Saturday I was micro-chipping our chickens together with 3 volunteers. Chicken Bigfoot Every chicken we held got a careful examination. We made sure we inspect everything, this way we wouldn't miss anything. Because it is dangerous for prey animals to show weakness, chickens [...]

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