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Should I Eat This? The Flowchart

So you resolved to eat better this year? Or maybe you’re just confused about food. Here’s the ultimate flowchart to make your eating decisions easy. [hr] Should I Eat This? The Complete Series Find out more about where food comes from and how it affects your health and the health of the planet. Should I […]

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Should I Eat This? Cheat Sheet

When I first set out to write Should I Eat This? A Guide To Food In The 21st Century my goal was to create a simple guide to eating in a complex world. Looking back, I realize my simple guide is almost as complicated as the complexities it was trying to simplify. So, taking a […]

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Fruits and Vegetables

Should I Eat This? Part 8: Fruits & Veggies

What if I told you there was a magical pill you could take that would help you lose weight, prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer, even the common cold? Oh, and it will also make your skin glow. You don’t need a prescription and your daily dose would just be a couple of dollars a day. […]

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Happy Tofurkey Day

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Foods I Have Adored

I am Canadian. I am vegan. I am not a fan of the mass slaughter of indigenous peoples. And yet, there is something I love about Thanksgiving. That something, specifically, is the food. In honor of that love (and to dispel the idea that turkey day is all about turkey), I present this guide to […]

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Should I Eat This? Part 7: Grains

We food-obsessed Westerners have spent much of the past decade freaking out about grains. Remember Atkins? There was a guy in my office who ate huge plates of bacon and sausage every morning, but would shudder in disgust at the sight of toast. South Beachers also said “no” to grains, but were at least a […]

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Caged Chickens In Syria

Should I Eat This? Part 6: Eggs & Dairy

Lots of people are quite happy to imagine going meatless. But when it comes to dairy products, they would rather lose an eye than lose eggs, cheese, and milk from their diets. True, eggs and dairy pack a nutritional punch; they are a great source of calcium and protein. They are also a great source […]

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Thin Crust Pizza

Vegan Weekend: Perfect Thin Pizza Crust

A huge welcome back to guest poster and master pizza cooker Stephen Ewashkiw. This is not a simple recipe, but it’s well worth the effort. Can you make perfect Italian Thin Pizza Crust at home? Yes, you can. I have been working on perfecting my pizza for more than a decade. As research, I’ve eaten […]

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Chickens

5 More Reasons To Boycott Chick-fil-A

There’s been a lot of squawk this week about Chick-fil-A’s ties to homophobic hate groups. While this is an excellent reason to never eat there again, it’s not the only one. Not by a long shot. Here are 5 More Reasons To Boycott Chick-fil-A. #5: The Ingredients These are the ingredients in a Chick-fil-A Spicy […]

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How To Eat Better And Spend Less Time Cooking

I love cooking, but sometimes it is a royal pain in the ass. There’s no getting around it. Some days you’d rather eat your own arms than cook another damn meal from scratch. So what do you do? Suck it up and cook anyway? Eat microwave food? Order in? Go out? There’s a better solution. […]

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No Antibiotics

Should I Eat This? Part 4.1: Meat & Your Health

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Albert Einstein said this long before our meat moved from pastures to factories, long before our meat was filled with hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics, long before pink slime and meat glue were ingredients in […]

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