Did you know there is Vegan Wine? John Salley – The Vegan Wine [Video]

Did you know there is Vegan Wine?  The majority of people are unaware that wine, although made from grapes, may have been made using animal-derived products. Thankfully, there are several common fining agents that are animal-friendly and used to make vegan wine. Now, the trick is finding out which wines are vegan.  Healthful Essence has great food, but we like wine as well. Continue reading

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Healthful Essence Benefit of Drinking Sorrel

Healthful Essence has a Sorrel Drink

Healthful Essence has a Sorrel Drink

Every holiday season in Jamaica, a certain type of drink makes an appearance. The main ingredient comes from the sorrel plant. Sorrel is a perennial herb that also goes by the names Narrow-leaved Dock or Spinach Dock. Sorrel tea can be consumed either hot or cold. Sorrel is also used as a dried herb in meals. Continue reading

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Vegetable Mafe’ a Winter Stew

vegetable_mafeBest Way to Cook Squash

Butternut squash presents a particular challenge because of its oblong shape. To halve it, slice off the top and the bottom so it sits flat on a secured cutting board. Rest it on the widest end, and using a heavy knife, slice down vertically. If you face resistance, use a mallet – ideally rubber – to tap gently on the tops of both sides of the blade. Work as slowly as you need to. Continue reading

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For the new vegan: Lentil and Cashew Hummus

Update: The recipe below was originally from The Kind Cookie. Go to her website for the original recipe and check out her other awesome content. Sorry we didn't cite the original author of the recipe. We have since received permission to post Kind Cookie articles on our site with a linkback.

Update: The recipe below was originally from The Kind Cookie. Go to her website for the original recipe and check out her other awesome content. Sorry we didn’t cite the original author of the recipe. We have since received permission to post Kind Cookie articles on our site with a linkback.

When starting out on a plant-based lifestyle, hummus is a must-have in your refrigerator. Not only is hummus a healthy, delicious way to get the energy you need; it also is affordable and easy to prepare. You can buy hummus at the store but often this hummus will contain high amounts of processed oils and ingredients that may not be vegan, or may not be desirable. Soak your beans, add fresh ingredients, and make your hummus in bulk at home for added value! Continue reading

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