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My sushi bowl from lunch today- sushi rice topped with greens, cucumber, broccoli, tofu, baked sesame seeds, sushi nori and avocado with some small cucumber and avocado sushi! Happy New Year everyone! Bring on 2017 ✨✨ 

I hope you all have an incredible year ahead of you

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For our post workout lunch we headed out for vegan sushi! We loveeee dipping them in organic coconut amminos! Seriously try it guys! It’s a great alternative to soy or other high sodium sauces. And if you haven’t seen our newest VLOG, check it out guysss! Link is on our page. 

My lunch bowl from today-fair trade quinoa, corn, kale, kumara, sautéed mushrooms and zucchini, sprouts, pumpkin seeds, crispy tofu (marinated in lemon juice, soy sauce and tahini). Topped off the kumara and kale with sesame seeds and tahini 😋😍  instagram: @veganzoejessica


“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

5 things you didn't know were vegan

1. Oreos
Most people are surprised to know Oreos are vegan because they’re so associated with milk. The filling is just a made of sugar and vegetable crisco so they are A okay 👌. I recommend not eating them that much because they obviously aren’t healthy but are okay once in a while. When I first became vegan I was obsessed with Oreo and then got sick of them.
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2. Sour patch kids
These are by far one of my favorite candies. These only contain corn syrup sugars and artificial color and flavoring but no gelatin! It’s definitely not good for you, but a great snack for the movies.
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3. Store bought frosting
A lot of store bought frostsings are actually vegan to my surprise just always makes sure to double check the ingredients and you are good to go. If your making something like a vegan cake and you don’t want to make frosting from scratch this is good for you.
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4. Jello instant pudding mix
Upon research I discovers the flavors vanilla, chocolate, lemon, pistachio, and banana cream are all vegan!! This came to my surprise because I thought it would contain gelatin. I will try this out soon. Add your favorite plant milk and your good to go!
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5. Unfrosted pop tarts
All flavors of unfrosted pop tarts are vegan because the regular ones contain gelatin. I’ve had these before and they’re quite good.
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I’m sorry I’ve been inactive lately I’ve just been really busy in school! But I’ve missed posting as much as I used to! And btw thanks for almost 700 followers!!!! Can we get to 60 notes??? Please like, reblog, and follow ❤️ got any questions, comments, concerns? Feel free to ask.

Lentil sweet potato curry with warm naan, lime, coriander and jasmine rice 😊 For the curry I used 1 cup of red lentils, (rinsed beforehand), 1 tsp of ginger, about 2 tbsp of turmeric, dash of chilli powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp cumin, 1 small diced onion, 2 gloves of crushed garlic, ½ tsp of garam masala, 2 tbsp of lime juice, 1 cup of chickpeas, 1 cup of kale and one cup of diced sweet potato and carrot. I put the lentils, onion, garlic, sweet potato and carrot on first to cook with water and a dash of coconut milk. Good for the earth, good for your health and good for the animals 🌱🌏🐷🐮 Please do what you can when you can

sending lots of love, Zoe ♥️️

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5 vegan tips

1. Do your research
Research and expand your knowledge on veganism! Find out about vegan youtubers, local vegan restaurants around you, recipes, articles and so much more! Before going on a road trip this fall, I was researching on all the fast food restaurants to find out what vegan options they offered. And let me tell u, this was VERY useful! Once I gained my knowledge on what is not vegan and what is, I got a general idea of what I can eat. So now when people offer me things that aren’t vegan, I don’t have to read the ingredients like a maniac, I just kindly reject. Also finding a vegan community online can be very helpful and supportive!

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2. Try new vegan recipes
I challenge you to try at least 1 new vegan recipe every week. This will help you get a feel of what food you like, and make it easier for u to cook. I suggest even getting a cook book. For ex. Forks over knifes. This book gave me great food ideas and sometimes I switch up recipes to make them my own.

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3. Stock up on fruits and veggies
This is so you always have something on hand. This will prevent you from running to the store constantly. Normally I go to the store once a week and get all the basics: fruits, veggies, almond milk, and 1 frozen dinner. Normally I buy big boxes of rice and pasta 1 a month and then I use my fruits and veggies to make meals out of them, I use the almond milk for random things, and I get the frozen dinner for when I have that lazy weekday. Sometimes I get tofu but it all depends. My grocery list is pretty cheap and far from expensive. Always having fruits and veggies on hand with make it easier to whip up a meal real quick.

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4. Make sure you’re getting your calories in
As a healthy vegan, you have to make sure you are getting enough calories in that your body needs. Being vegan it is easy to under eat, especially if you’re new to this lifestyle. At first you’re so used to the mind set of eating smaller portions, because animal products are heavy, and very calorie dense. But on a vegan diet things tend to be lighter, and less calorie dense. So after saying this, make sure to eat eat eat those fruits and veggies, and don’t shy away from bigger portions.

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5. Be happy
Try to be happy despite all the animal abuse that continues on. Be happy because you are truly making a difference! You are helping the environment, animal, and your body!

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Had a lot of fun decorating my dinner from yesterday-pasta with smoky tofu marinated in maple syrup and soy sauce, salad, avocado and lime :)

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