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DIY VEGAN MACKINAC ISLAND FUDGE

DIY VEGAN MACKINAC ISLAND FUDGE

This recipe is about as Pure Michigan as it gets: gooey fudge that melts in your mouth and rich chocolate coats your palette as you bite into this perfect plant-based fudge. 
With only five ingredients, you are going to love this vegan DIY Mackinac Fudge. The texture is similar to fudge made with dairy and the flavor is phenomenal. Don’t worry, you will not be using those long paddles or folding your fudge for hours over marble. This recipe is straight from the double boiler to cool. 

CREATING OUR OWN “BLUE ZONES” IN TODAY’S MODERN WORLD

CREATING OUR OWN “BLUE ZONES” IN TODAY’S MODERN WORLD

This month, I wanted to write about some health and wellness specifics that are super important. Recently, I re-read the book The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner, and I want to use some principles from his book to guide us through this post. Dan spent years doing research on five areas around the world where people are known to live exceptionally long, healthy lives. He discovered nine common patterns that we will begin to discuss throughout this post.

WELCOME TO DR.  JAMIE’S HEALTH CORNER

WELCOME TO DR. JAMIE’S HEALTH CORNER

Hey, veg-friends! I’m Dr. Jamie and I’m super excited to be able to have this new place to contribute some inspiring, motivating, and educational content every month for VegMichigan supporters. I thought I would use this first month to introduce myself and write a bit about my personal mission.

13 ACTIONS TO TAKE AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE

13 ACTIONS TO TAKE AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE

Millions of people around the world are rising up against police brutality and other acts of violence against people of color. Included are some actions people can take to help bring about racial justice and equity. There are many other things we can do; this list is just a start.

WHITE VEGANS MUST ACTIVELY SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER

WHITE VEGANS MUST ACTIVELY SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER

I do not profess to be an expert in issues of racial inequality. I would, however, like to speak to White vegans about the importance of expanding our activism. Haven’t we, as a vegan community, already learned how to see the destructive biases and injustices that lurk beneath beloved cultural institutions?

OUR VEGAN OUTREACH IS GETTING NOTICED

OUR VEGAN OUTREACH IS GETTING NOTICED

A special thanks to VegFund, a nonprofit that empowers vegan advocates worldwide through grant funding, for recognizing VegMichigan’s Plant-Based 101 presentations and food tastings as a successful form of outreach!

DELICIOUS LOCAL VEGAN OPTIONS

DELICIOUS LOCAL VEGAN OPTIONS

Many of our favorite local vegan restaurants are struggling during the coronavirus outbreak. Help support vegan restaurants and those with vegan options by ordering takeout at one of your favorite restaurants or purchasing a gift card for when they’re back up and running.

GIRL SCOUTS LEARN TO COOK VEGAN RECIPES

GIRL SCOUTS LEARN TO COOK VEGAN RECIPES

In December, VegMichigan presented a “Take Out Remake” Cooking Demo and educational program for the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan in metro Detroit. The program emphasized the health and sustainability benefits of eating plant-based.