Learn How to Cook Your Greens at Love & Vegetables Class January 17

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You can never have too many greens. But aside from salads and smoothies, how many ways can you really consume kale? The same recipes get old after a while, and eating greenery can feel like a chore.

Luckily, now that greens season is in full swing, Love & Vegetables is hosting a community cooking class January 17 that's all about grassy-hued roughage. Earth 'n' Us Farm owner Ray Chasser and chef Keith Kalmanowicz will lead attendees in a healthful lesson plan incorporating collard greens, kale, callaloo, spinach, amaranth, and some wild edibles too.

See also: Love & Vegetables Launches Vegan Cooking Classes: First One All About Mangoes

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Eating Vegan at Disney World Is Easier Than You Think

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Photo by Hannah Sentenac
Indian-style bread service at Sanaa in Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort.
Other than greasy French fries and jumbo-size cups of Coca-Cola, vegans don't usually have much to choose from when it comes to theme-park food.

But Walt Disney World isn't your average theme park, and a recent visit to "the Most Magical Place on Earth" proved the Orlando mecca is growing increasingly accommodating to plant-based eaters.

From Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Resort to the snack carts at the Magic Kingdom, vegan options are all over the place.

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Choices Cafe Opens Coral Gables Location Today

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Courtesy of Lori Zito/Choices Cafe
Despite the closure of its Brickell location earlier this year, Miami's leading vegan eatery is headed onward and upward. In addition to opening a new location on 27th Avenue this past June, Choice Cafe is about to cut the ribbon at 2626 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables.

The new locale brings the total to three, and the latest outpost will have all the Choices favorites plus some delicious additions.

See also: Choices Cafe Brickell Closing Due to Developers

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The Federal Offers All-Vegetarian New Year's Eve Menu

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If you're looking to get a head-start on that "eat less meat" New Year's resolution, the Federal is the perfect place. The Biscayne Boulevard eatery is offering an all-vegetarian tasting menu for its New Year's Eve affair.

The menu, priced at $65 per person, features a host of veggie delights, from an avocado tostada to chocolate banana s'mores.

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Bunnie Cakes Offers Vegan Pan de Jamón for Christmas

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Come Christmas, Venezuelans the world over will be indulging in the undeniably delicious tradition known as pan de jamón. The ham and olive bread is a sweet and savory holiday staple.

But why should vegans or folks with food allergies be deprived of this meaty treat?

Thanks to Bunnie Cakes, the bread has been veganized (and your guests won't know the difference).

See also: Mariana Cortez of Bunnie Cakes Talks Cupcake Wars, Vegan Baking, and Valentine's Day

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Five Best Egg Substitutes for Holiday Baking

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Open up a holiday cookbook, and eggs feature prominently in most recipes. Cookies, cakes, pies -- you name it, it's got an egg in it. Eggless eaters are often left struggling for substitutions.

But switching out the eggs is getting easier than ever, with new products hitting the market and time-tested stand-bys doing the job just as well. Here are five vegan egg substitutes for your holiday baking needs.

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TCBY Now Serving Almond Nog Fro-Yo for the Holiday Season

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All photos by Hannah Sentenac

Like pumpkin is to fall, eggnog is to winter. The rich, traditional Christmas treat is everywhere for the next couple weeks. But for non-dairy drinkers, the cream and eggs mean it's out of the question.

TCBY, however, has a vegan alternative. Almond Nog Fro-Yo is now available in select stores, and it's everything you'd want in a healthier holiday treat.

See also: Vegan Coconut Milk Froyo Now Available at TCBY


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Miami-Based Tio Gazpacho Wins National Beverage Showdown

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Gazpacho is HOT. Well, not literally. But metaphorically speaking, the cold soup is on fire, as proven by the fact that Miami-based Tio Gazpacho cleaned up at the BevNET Live Winter 2014 Conference in Los Angeles last week.

The company, led by founder Austin Allan, took home two titles amidst some stiff competition: Audience Favorite and winner of New Beverage Showdown 8. Plus, they were named Best Smoothie or Meal Replacement in BevNET's annual Best Of awards.

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Updated: Veganaroma Holiday Cooking Class Rescheduled for December 20

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The holiday countdown is on, and if you're scrambling for meatless meal ideas that'll impress your omnivorous friends and family, look no further. Veganaroma is hosting a Happy Healthy Holiday Cooking class. Originally scheduled for December 13th, it's been postponed until Saturday, December 20th.

They'll teach you to make a meatless Shepard's pie, an egg-less nog, a white bean and sun-dried tomato pate, and other goodies.

See also: Vegan Pages, Plant-Based Professional Directory, Launches in Miami

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Annu Raw Vegan Serving Up Milkshakes and Cakes on South Beach

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Photo by Hannah Sentenac
Nothing's more effective for the health-conscious cause than dessert. If you can eat a plant-based cake that's just as delectable as its alternative, why wouldn't you? Yet most people won't even try it.

Annu Raw Vegan is all about sweets. The shop, a pop-up cake and milkshakery within Emack and Bolio's ice cream emporium on Purdy Avenue, is the effort of brothers Owen and Ian Pearson. Together, they're whipping up tasty, better-for-you treats.

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