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Dara Hayes

Here Are Australia’s Hottest Vegan Influencers Right Now!

To celebrate the end of No Meat May, and to encourage you to keep your vegan lifestyle going, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share the hottest vegan influencers in Australia. They range from foodies and fashionistas to activists and athletes! Living a healthy vegan lifestyle is easier than you believe it to […]

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New To Veganism? Here are 6 Tips For Transitioning Into A Vegan Lifestyle

With more and more people starting to transition into a vegan lifestyle, it can be easily said that veganism has become a trend; a fad if you will. But living a vegan lifestyle is much more than a social media trend where you take photos at cute cafes and post them on Instagram. It’s just […]

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Simple Swaps You Can Make Towards Living A Plant-Based Life

Wondering how you can tweak your daily life to become more plant-based? Yes? Me too! Aside from saving the suffering of the animals and minimising the effect meat and dairy production has on our planet, it’s a major bonus for our day-to-day general health and wellbeing. The secret is working out some simple plant based […]

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Are Vegan Dating Agencies The Next Big Thing?

Love is in the air, everywhere you look around. But if you’re vegan, dating can be a tad tricky because much of dating revolves around food. And with that, all too often, comes having to explain why, when and how. Sitting opposite one another at a dinner table and staring into each other’s eyes is […]

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5 Easy Tips To Help You Build An Indoor Plant Collection

OK, so I don’t know about anyone else, but my place looks like a jungle right now with all of the indoor and outdoor plants I’ve acquired. Over the past few years, house plants have become a huge trend. This is pretty cool because it means more and more people are using their green thumbs. […]

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Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

Your No Sweat Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

OK, it’s December so we can officially start talking about Christmas. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve curated this list of cruelty-free gift ideas for the ones you love. Or perhaps you just got their name in a Kris Kringle. Whatever, the best part about these presents is you don’t even have to be […]

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Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic… What Does It All Mean When It Comes To Wine?

Ten years ago, it was a little voice in the wilderness. Today it’s a roar. Organic and biodynamically produced chardonnays and cabernets are the fastest growing wine market across the world, fuelled by claims that they are better for your health and better for the planet. In a report released late last year, wine and […]

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11 Reasons Going Vegan Will Save The Planet

Top Environmental Benefits For Going Vegan Can choosing plants over animal products really decrease your environmental footprint? Some scientists argue that eliminating meat from your diet is the single greatest thing you can do to help the earth. We’ll go over the top 11 ecological impacts of animal agriculture and how switching to eating plants […]

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Can You Have A Big Fat Vegan Wedding?

Your wedding day is supposed to be right up there among the best days of your life so what if you want to do the whole thing on a vegan ticket? Organising a wedding can be pretty stressful so add another set of must-haves into the mix and it might just push you over the […]

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Tesla Joins Luxury Car Market With Fully Vegan Interiors

Eight out of 10 vegans prefer electric cars. Well, that’s not actually a stat, more of a guess. Isn’t it a no-brainer though, that people who care about the planet should be more inclined to ditch the gas guzzler and get around in a clean green vehicle? Of course unlike other Western countries, the Aussie […]

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How To Fly The Vegan Flag (Literally)

Looking for something to jazz up your street frontage? The vegan flag was officially adopted by the international vegan community in June two years ago. You may have come across it before but if not, here’s a little recent history lesson. The vegan flag is what’s known as a civil flag, one that is flown […]

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We’ve Tracked Down The Best Vegan Fashion Tours Around The Globe

Type ‘vegan tour’ into Google and you’re rewarded with options to experience the vegan cuisine of countless cities across the globe. Add the word ‘fashion’ into the mix and… not so productive. But there is light at the end of the stylish tunnel. What do you mean? In London, named last year as the world’s […]

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The Only Vegan Easter Eggs You’ll Want This Easter

What’s Easter without chocolate? Not Easter! We’ve found the most delicious vegan Easter eggs to share. Let’s face it, what’s not to love about a long weekend and “no-excuse needed” to start and end your day eating chocolate? If you feel the same way, it turns out you’re alone. Australians are reportedly the number one […]

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Are You Vegan Because You Mean it, Or Just Because It’s Trendy?

There’s no getting around the fact that ‘vegan’ is suddenly a buzzword. Those who live a vegan lifestyle are growing in numbers faster than we can count. Anecdotal evidence is backed by market research firm Euromonitor International, which named Australia was the third fastest growing vegan market in the world (after the United Arab Emirates […]

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Love Is In The Air. Can You Feel It?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not let that special someone know exactly how you feel about them? Short on ideas? This lush list of vegan, cruelty free, sustainable gifts will be sure to spice things up! FOR HER Personalised Heart Travel Jewellery Case, $52. Pack your present in this gorgeous heart travel […]

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Veganism vs. Ethics – Where Do We Draw The Line?

For many vegans, this might seem like a fairly obvious statement. The definition of veganism, wherever you may find it, is pretty clear-cut: one who avoids animal cruelty in all aspects of their life. Easy, right? Well, yes and no. On an immediate level, it’s a walk in the park; we don’t eat meat or […]

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Vegan Australia Day, Yes, It’s A Thing

January 26, AKA Australia Day, with its traditional meaty BBQs and creamy desserts, can be a nightmare for the increasing number of Aussie Vegans. To help navigate this minefield, Australia’s leading health retailer Healthy Life, has compiled some tips to help vegans enjoy the controversial national holiday in their own way. “With millions of vegans now […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Rice On Living A Kinder, Happier, Healthier Vegan Lifestyle

Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice bursts with vitality and energy when she speaks to you. However, six years ago after retiring from swimming, Stephanie fell into a slump and struggled to get out of bed. “I felt a bit lost after I retired because I had been so used to training for seven hours a […]

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Vegan Gifts That Keep On Giving

Left your run for Christmas presents a bit late? Or perhaps you’re just “not feeling it” this year. Or the thought of spending money on a whole lot of money on gifts seems simply wasteful and that is just not where you’re at. We can relate. If you can too, but you’re still feeling the […]

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5 Vegan Wines To Enjoy This Festive Season 

Here’s a little something you may or may not have known: Not all wines are vegan or even vegan-friendly. True story! And as we are pretty much in the thick of the festive season, we thought we’d quickly cover which wines you can safely swill, knowing there’s been no animal cruelty involved. What’s the difference? […]

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A Very Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

What did one vegan buy the other for Christmas? Several of the truly amazing cruelty-free gifts on this list, that’s what! Happy Shopping! FOR HER Whether it’s Mum, your sister, your BFF or your vegan boss, slip something from this list in her stocking and she’ll love you forever! Inika Ultimate Glow Gift Set, $129 […]

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6 Vegan Candles That Will Light Up Your Life

… according to beauty and lifestyle writer, Shonagh Walker I’ve been a beauty and lifestyle writer for longer than I care to admit. So long in fact, that you’d think I’d be bored of seeing all the new products that are launched literally on a daily basis. Sometimes I am … but never, ever, ever […]

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The Best Foods To Eat Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Ever wondered if your zodiac sign might gravitate to certain foods? Here, astrologer Maren Altman explains why and offers some delicious recipe ideas. In astrology, each zodiac sign corresponds to an element. The four elements are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, and three signs are assigned to each: Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Earth: Taurus, Virgo, […]

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Eating A Plant-Based Diet Is Not The Same Thing As Adopting A Vegan Lifestyle. Here’s The Difference.

Dieting has been ingrained in our culture for centuries. Countless different types of diets have been popular over the years including the Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet, Zone Diet, Paleo Diet… the list goes on and on. What these and all “diets” have in common is that although they can lead to quick results, they ultimately […]

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Dreaming Of Starting An Animal Sanctuary?

International Model, Emily Bodhi, Opens The Doors To Her Byron Bay Animal Sanctuary Dreaming of starting an animal sanctuary? International model Emily Bodhi did exactly that, giving up a glamorous life in Dubai to open a rescue haven in the Byron Shire of NSW, Australia. Here’s her story: I grew up in a small town […]

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Got a spare $15? You Could Own This Seaside Vegan Café!

Ever dreamt of owning your own hugely successful seaside vegan café in one of Australia’s most pristine and serene tourist spots? Now you have the chance to, for just $15! Yep, Laura and Matt McNamara, owners of Island Whole Foods at Phillip Island, Victoria, are raffling off their enormously profitable seaside cafe to travel through Australia […]

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Five Ways We Can Eat for Sustainability

In honour of 2018’s Meat Free Week (September 24-30) We asked leading naturopath and blogger, Gemma Davis, co-author of The Compassionate Kitchen, for her top tips on eating sustainably. Reduce Meat Consumption – or even better – go completely plant-based Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions – more than the […]

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Goal Setting 101 – You don’t need willpower!

Thirty day challenges are all the rage in November, particularly in Australia. The weather is warming up and party season is about to hit… perhaps making it the last chance we have this year to finally achieve those new years goals. You know, the same goals we made last year. And the year before. Why […]

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The Many Faces Of Veganism

Vegan ˈviːɡ(ə)n/ n. a person who does not eat or use animal products. adj. using or containing no animal products. The definition of veganism is pretty clear and concise, not too many grey areas lurking amongst a nuanced description that is numerously interpretable. Society, however, has different ideas about what constitutes our lifestyle of choice. […]

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Finding The Change To Vegan Hard? Hang In There – It Gets Easier

Perception is a funny thing. Every change seems hard, before we do it. And every change seems easy, after the fact. Just like when we become vegan. Before I became vegan, I remember thinking that it was impossible. Only when I actually took the plunge, did I realise just how simple veganism was. At first, […]

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Ella Magers (AKA Sexy Fit Vegan) Shares Her Thoughts On Vegan ‘Junk Food’

Dieting has been ingrained in our culture for centuries. Countless different types of diets have been popular over the years including the Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet, Zone Diet, Paleo Diet… the list goes on and on. What these and all “diets” have in common is that although they can lead to quick results, they ultimately […]

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Suffering From Vegan FOMO? It Won’t Last Forever (We Promise!)

I’m not going to lie, my vegan transition experience has be one of letting go of past traditions, values, and beliefs. You could even say I went through a grieving process for some of these things. Yes, things have changed. How I eat, what I choose to buy and decisions that I make are different […]

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6 Top Tips for Transitioning To A Vegan Lifestyle

Are you considering moving in the direction of a plant-based diet but feel overwhelmed at the thought of it? These vegan lifestyle tips will help make the transition easier. The process of ditching old habits as you develop new ones takes work and can feel daunting. If you embark on the journey with the right […]

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