• This easy cake recipe by the Minimalist Baker is a perfect dessert for Easter dinner. It is both vegan and gluten free, so it can accommodate everyone on your guest list, no matter their dietary needs. We recommend serving it with this coconut whipped cream. Yum! 1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free [...]

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     This coconut whipped cream is incredible! Try putting it on vegan ice cream, cake, or just eat it right out of the bowl. It pairs perfectly with the Minimalist Baker's 1-bowl gluten free vegan cake. Coconut Whipped Cream An easy, step-by-step recipe for how to make coconut whipped [...]

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    Too Many Birds, Not Enough Homes Recent trends for "backyard farming" and the push for eating local has led to a dramatic increase in the number of homeless hens and roosters, and jaw-dropping death rates among birds who are cared for improperly. At Rooterville A Sanctuary, we see the [...]

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    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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