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#DoinItWellWednesday: Wu-Tang Partners With White Castle For A Vegan Slider

Fast food may be one of the quickest options when you’re on the go, but let’s face it, it may not be the healthiest. We all love a good burger and fries, so when we choose to indulge, it’s vegan.

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#VashtieVitals: Three supplements you should try

Did you get the right about of fiber in your breakfast this morning? What about a balanced portion of protein for lunch? Sometimes we don’t get all the nutrition we need from our daily routine and that’s okay. We don’t judge.

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#VeganVittles: Veggie Juices with Benefits

We often overlook a lot of things in life, specifically vegetables. Most of us grew up being forced to eat veggies, or have compromised with our parents to  not eat them but what if these veggies could truly improve ourselves

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Should McDonald’s Bring the “McVegan” Burger to America?

  When McDonald’s recently announced the introduction of a vegan burger in Sweden and Finland, Twitter responded with a mix of enthusiasm, a little disgust, and a touch of curiosity from those who swore they’d never even go near Mc Donald’s after

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#VeganVittles: Candle Cafe

Normally when I go out to eat I have to look at the menu for a while and decide on approximately two dishes I can actually eat, well that wasn’t the case with Candle Café. As a vegetarian dinning at

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#DoinItWellWednesday: 21-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl Opens a Vegan Restaurant

Let’s be real, while it’s important to maintain a nutritious diet, it isn’t always the easiest to purchase healthy foods, especially for those living in neighborhoods that fail to provide grocery stores and restaurants with fresh and whole foods. Well,

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VashtieDotCom Feature: Meet Tito Anton, The Founder of The Revival, NYC’s Next Big Thing

As a lover of both music and food, I couldn’t help but notice an event that popped up on my Instagram timeline earlier this month. The Revival is a monthly music event that gathers a small group of music lovers

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#FitnessFriday 7 Podcasts To Listen To For Your Wellness Journey

Keep your mind, body, and soul at ease with these 7 wellness podcasts. Podcasts are the ‘It thing’ right now and there are so many to choose from. Whether you are a sports fan, a music lover or just like

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6 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes So Good You Won’t Miss the Turkey

There are worse things in life than not being able to eat the Thanksgiving turkey or take a bite out of Aunt Clarise’s famous pumpkin pie. But when the whole country is happily gathered around the holiday table, it can

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Brandless tackles “Brand Tax” in the Grocery Industry

Living a healthier lifestyle often becomes another expensive habit that sways people away from buying organic, non gmo food. Brandless, an online grocery store, found a way to make food more affordable by taking away “the brand” from products that

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Best Vegan Restaurants to Visit in Paris

While our Downtown’s Sweetheart is visiting Paris for fashion week, we can only imagine how busy her schedule is. From attending fittings to fashion shows and working on personal projects, it may be hard to keep healthy while on the

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KeVita introduces New Flavors of their Probiotic and Kombucha Beverages

With the emergence of more health documentaries, more and more people are eating healthier. This has led to companies creating more vegan friendly environments meaning more vegan snacks. Among those happens to be the release of a new flavors in

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Five Vegan Labor Day Cookout Recipes

It’s finally Labor Day, the day we are supposed to celebrate “work” but if you’re like Vlad, Vashtie’s kitty, you’re just here to cookout hop. As a vegan or vegetarian, usually, no one is thinking of you as they turn

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Flashback Friday: Childhood Favorites turned Vegan

Being an adult gets hard at times. I often find myself day dreaming about food during long boring meetings or reminiscing about childhood memories. Well recently,it occurred to put two and two together, lol. As Children, health wasn’t a main

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Classic Meals Made Vegan: Spaghetti & Meatballs

Once you decide to make positive changes in your life there will always be something trying to bring you back to your old lifestyle. Food cravings can get intense. What do you do when you have a craving, but it’s

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Doin’ It Well: Going Flexitarian

How many times have you tried a new trendy diets only to relapse into your same old eating habits a few months later? Right, more than you’d care to remember! So, why does this happen? Well–in some cases–this is because

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L.A.’s ‘Vegan Street Fair’ Is Coming to NYC in June!

“Vegan Street Fair is an annual vegan food celebration where local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors come together to serve you bite-size portions of vegan eats all in one place.” Coined as the new Woodstock, the Vegan Street Fair founded in

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Plant-Based ‘Food Heaven Made Easy’ With Wendy and Jess

Food Heaven Made Easy Philosophy: Healthy eating should be delicious, cost effective and relatively painless. When eating healthy, sometimes you may become bored doing the same things with your food or run out of tasty ideas. Transitioning to a mostly

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Doin’ It Well: Smoothie Queen, No Dairy

As a vegan, there are two questions I hear all the time: What do you even eat? Where do you get your protein? Like, it never fails! We’ll be here for a while if I explained the array of options

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BEAUTY: Vashtie Discusses Holistic Beauty & Wellness for The Coveteur

VASHTIE ON VEGANISM, MEDITATING LIKE OPRAH & HATING WORKOUTS SHE GREW UP ON CHEETOS AND CHERRY COKE. IF SHE CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO. BY: Meagan Wilson (Full Interview via TheCoveteur.Com) Hands down the most addictive part of Snapchat?

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Doin’ It Well: Meatless Monday Made Simple. Try This Menu!

I lead a mainly raw and vegan diet/lifestyle and have so for more than half of my life. Many people tell me that they too would like to trying being vegan and or raw, but don’t know where to start or can’t find

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LIFE: 3 Simple Dishes To Compliment Your Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner

For those of you out there who are vegan, transitioning to vegan, or have a predominantly plant based diet like myself, I curated a list of 3 simple yet very delicious vegan recipes that you can add to your Thanksgiving

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NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

It’s been a whole 10 years since Cam’ron’s “Purple Haze” dropped. (COMPLEX) The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year is “Marsala” (REFINERY29.COM) Nike Roshe Run NM “Safari” is the best sneaker boot for this winter. (HIGHSNOBIETY.COM) Frank Ocean released a

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NEWS: “5 Things” – If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

KENZO x New Era x Spring/Summer Collection of Collaborative Caps. (HYPEBEAST) 57 Reasons to Try Veganism. (BUZZFEED) Artist Azikiwe Mohammed x Internet Inspired “Free Bieber,” “Free Max B,” & “Free Lil Boosie” Tapestries. (COMPLEX)   12 Hosting Tips Every Woman

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LIFE: Working in Los Angeles – Lunch With Sarah, Supreme Store Visit, Dinner with Scott Vener and Belated Birthday Food with Drea (Day 2/3 of 5)

So, I took an oath thanks to ELLE CLAY – that I would not be a hermit in LA and that I would venture out to see and be seen. That translated to me as “hang out with friends and

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