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*NEW* Mayor of NYC Announces #MeatlessMondays at Gracie Mansion! We’ve Got Recipes!

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We love food, whether it’s a recipe that’s been passed down in the family, or updates on classics from our favorite stars. But we also want that food to be pretty healthy (we’re trying to be good, okay?), and when we heard the news that fifteen schools in Brooklyn, NY, are going to be having vegetarian meals every Monday (#meatlessmondays), we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some of the best vegetarian meals we’ve found with you. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new meal plan today, and will also be having vegetarian meals on Mondays, alongside Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, and all of Gracie Mansion (the residence of the Mayor of New York…

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100 years of veganism (okay, maybe it only felt like 100)

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My foray into veganism wasn’t what it should have been. When you embark on this type of endeavor, you should be impassioned. You should love animals so much that you can’t tolerate the idea that they would ever be used for our food. You should worry that the wool being sheered from the lamb might hurt that precious being. Or, you should at least care about the environmental impacts of your scandalous meat eating ways. I wasn’t impassioned. I didn’t care. I did it for a guy. Embarrassing?  Oh yes. But it was a worthwhile experiment. I learned that our country is obsessed with cheese. “You can’t eat cheese?” Everyone kept repeating it when I decided to become a vegan.…

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