Veganuary 2015: 30-day Vegan Challenge for the New Year

Categories: Happy New Year!

This week as cozy lounge pants are swapped for lycra gym shorts, cigarettes are traded in for patches, and the Fry Daddy used for holiday donut holes is secured in the back of the cupboard in favor of bringing the juicer front and center - New Year's resolutions (both eventually doable and somewhat predictable) are being carried out everywhere. But what makes certain resolutions stick while others last until a vulnerable breaking point, say around January 13th?

Taking note of people's propensity to strive to be their best versions of themselves the first month of the New Year, the creators of Veganuary (a global campaign aimed at reducing meat and dairy consumption one pledge at a time) say a resolution that is grounded in support, easability, community and with a dedication to some sort of greater good is one that'll last past the 30-day benchmark.

See also: Five Best New Vegan Products of 2014

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The Ultimate Hangover Menu: Rawsome Eats Chef Nina Kauder Tells Us How to Get Rid of a NYE Hangover

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Don't you dare underestimate the power of the lemon to cure your booze-fueled ails.

Is everything too loud this morning? If you partied so hard on New Year's Eve that your hair hurts, you need to act fast to ensure New Year's Day isn't spent shriveled in a ball on the couch. Clean Plate Charlie has been searching high and low this week to find as many tips and tricks as possible to help readers battle the dreaded hangover. (See links below.)

Raw food private chef Nina Kauder -- of Palm Beach County based Rawsome Eats -- has given us the nitty gritty details on the ultimate hangover menu, and why these foods are what the body craves. After the jump, find details on what you should consume from the start of the day to the finish, so that you'll feel back to 100 percent by the time the evening rolls around.

See Also:
- Raw Thanksgiving Recipe: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup from Rawsome Eats Chef Nina Kauder
- Five Crazy New Year's Hangover Cures From Across the World
- New Year's Day Hangover Cures: Let's Get Scientific
- Want a Better 2013? Five Good Luck Foods for New Year's

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Want a Better 2013? Five Good Luck Foods for New Year's

Categories: Happy New Year!
Pop some of these in your mouth for good luck
Hopefully, 2012 was an awesome and successful year. If not, that kind of sucks. On the bright side, there are some good luck remedies you can conjure up for the New Year. Do they work? Heck if we know, but trying never hurts.

We present to you five foods to help you get lucky in 2013.

See Also:
- Cirque- A- Licious Offers a High-Flying New Year's Eve
- How to Make Candy Buffet for Your New Year's Eve Party (via Kimberly Hale of Extraordinary Sweets)

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The Creators of Moonfest Hosting "War of the Worlds" New Year's Eve Party in West Palm Beach

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If you love Moonfest, you're going to really love this year's War of the Worlds New Year's Eve party in West Palm Beach.

The creators of Moonfest are bringing back the 500 Block New Year's Eve party to Clematis St., which shuts down the west end of the street for an evening of live music and celebration.

According to O'Shea's Irish Pub owner Maurice Costigan, also the Moonfest founder and event organizer alongside South Florida restaurateur Rodney Mayo, this will be the duo's third New Year's Eve party -- an event that began several years ago, but didn't happen last year due to funding.

"In the past, we've used the money raised from Moonfest to put towards the [two previous] New Year's Eve part[ies], but because we did not charge for Moonfest [in 2011], there was no money to put on a New Year's Eve party last year," Costigan told Clean Plate Charlie.

Luckily, October's 2012 Moonfest was successful enough to fund one of the biggest, baddest New Year's Eve events yet, he said, and there's plenty to get the party started once again.

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