Animal-Free Super Bowl Feasts: Because Vegans Love Football Too

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When you think big-budget organized sports like the NFL, a vegan fan base may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Save for the Skittles commercials this coming Sunday, most of the fancy halftime food ads are totally lost on us. Big Game supermarket deals focus heavily on the burger and barbecue variety, and local bars usually hock chicken wings by the bucketful while we sift through the bowl of complimentary peanuts and pretzels. But there are plenty of (nonleather) pigskin fans out there who will be in search of something fresh and meat-free to gnaw on while watching the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots this weekend. And for them, here is a handy dandy Game Day recipe guide.

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Hollywood Vegan Inner Circle Serving Beer Brats, Burgers, and Sweet Potato Pie

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All photos by Hannah Sentenac

As a vegan, I find that home-cooked comfort food isn't an easy find -- at least outside of my own (amateur) kitchen. So it's a rare treat to discover an eatery that offers burgers, nachos, and chocolate mousse, all plant-based and cruelty-free.

That's the idea at Hollywood Vegan Inner Circle, a new shop and restaurant in the Yellow Green Farmers Market that specializes in hearty, inspired menu items.

See also: Yellow Green Farmers Market Now Has a Vegan Sushi Booth


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Support Vegan Black Metal Chef's New Campaign For $1 a Month

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courtesy of the Vegan Black Metal Chef
His diet is green, but his soul is black!
It was an astute advice columnist who once said 'find that one thing you love...and then pursue it on night and weekends for the rest of your life, (thank you The Onion).

For many well-known faces on the internet (where most, if not all, content is free and ad revenue can be sparse) this means working the random 40-hour paycheck job and spending any other waking moments on that said One Thing because you just love it that much.

For Florida resident and Vegan Black Metal creator, Brian Manowitz, his 'thing' is donning evil, King Diamond-esque face paint, strapping on spiked metal armbands and black rubber body armor and creating easy and delicious vegan recipes, sung step-by-step in a terrifying but hilarious guttural howl.


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Yellow Green Farmers Market Now Has a Vegan Sushi Booth

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All photos by Hannah Sentenac

Sushi is not an item that tends to be easily veganized. Pull out the sea creatures and it's rice, seaweed, and, if you're lucky, a chunk of cucumber. Most eateries aren't particularly creative with fish-free sushi concoctions.

That's why the Fancy-I-Naturals booth at Hollywood's Yellow Green Farmers Market is such a fabulous find. Husband-and-wife team Christopher and Sherine Audouin are now serving freshly made vegan sushi with healthy ingredients like guacamole, quinoa, beets, and other plants.

See also: Yellow Green Farmers' Market Expands Hours, Raises Rental Fee


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Free Chipotle Burrito, Bowl, or Taco: How to Get Yours

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Photo by Elvert Barnes || CC Flickr
Pay nothing for a free lunch at Chipolte on January 27.
Looking for a free lunch? If so, Chipotle is offering free sofritas grub starting January 27 in all U.S. and Canadian restaurants, including here in South Florida.

There is one catch, though: Buy something first. Specifically, you must purchase a sofritas item on January 26 and save the receipt. Then, you can then exchange the receipt on any day from January 27 to February 28, for a "bounce-back," or free, burrito, bowl, taco, or salad.

See Also: What Kind of Burrito Eater Are You?

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Get Serious About Detoxing with Three-and-a-Half Day C.U.R.E. Retreat

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The holidays are gone, and with them, your excuses for overindulging. After months of champagne and coquito, you may be dying for a detox.

If you're looking for a little more than the usual juice cleanse, the upcoming C.U.R.E. (Cultivating Unlimited Rejuvenating Energy) Retreat will teach you everything you need to know to get your innards (and outards?) in tip top shape.

See also: Green Bar Kitchen Kicking Off Group Cleanse


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No Meat Athlete Group Hosting Fort Lauderdale Beach Run & Brunch This Sunday

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Courtesy of Alex Ruiz

Healthy lifestyles are a lot easier to maintain when you've got a team of people cheering you on -- hence the popularity of Weight Watchers meetings and Crossfit boxes.

So if you need a little extra motivation to stay meat-free and on the move, the No Meat Athlete run group is probably a perfect fit. The fitness and social group, which has branches all over the country, recently launched a Miami arm.

This Sunday, it's hosting a run and brunch outing in Fort Lauderdale, so Broward County is getting a little love too.

See also: Green Bar & Kitchen Expanding With Second Location on Galt Ocean Mile


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Green Bar Kitchen Kicking Off Group Cleanse; First Meeting January 5th

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The new year is here, which means the annual tradition of bemoaning holiday overindulgence has probably started in your household. WHY OH WHY did I eat that fruitcake? Did I really need to drink a whole gallon of eggnog? How could mom let me raid her butter cookie stash?

Regrets, however, are entirely pointless. Instead of feeling guilty, now's the time to start fresh with a new routine. That's the idea behind Green Bar Kitchen's seven-day group cleanse, kicking off on January 12th. If you're interested in learning more about the collective effort, you can attend GBK's information meeting on Monday, January 5th at 7 p.m.

See also: Meatless Monday: Burgers and Ice Cream at Green Bar & Kitchen


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Five Best New Vegan Products of 2014

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January is imminent, which means your Facebook feed is full of summations about the year behind us -- lists upon lists upon lists judging 2014 by various criteria. The best of this, the worst of that, the most whacked out Floridian nonsense.

We love lists, so we're adding to your influx with yet another -- the five best new vegan products of 2014. In a year full of awesome plant-based products hitting the market, it was tough to choose, but choose we did.

See also: A Holiday Chain Restaurant Survival Guide for Vegans


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VegNews Names Esther the Wonder Pig as Person of the Year; Award Given to a Nonhuman for the First Time

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Esther the Wonder Pig on YouTube.

Each December, vegan lifestyle magazine VegNews names its favorite places, products and people, from Restaurant of the Year to Cookbook of the Year to Person of the Year. And in 2014, it's making history with the latter choice.

For the first time, the popular publication has named a nonhuman as its Person of the Year: Esther the Wonder Pig. If you're unfamiliar with Canada's porcine celebrity, she's larger than life (literally).

See also: Five Awesome Gifts for Vegan Foodies


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