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Sep 23, 2021
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Our Immunity Boosting Foods program is the first step in our endeavors as we pursue our goal for the food for medicine program. We like to thank our partners I.G.I. and I.F.P. For your continued support. Thank you so much.
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Jan 12, 2021
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Anyone who has subscribed or became a member of this website and want to be apart of our FREE DELIVERY PROGRAM please send us an email at mvvegansoc@gmail.com to make sure your on our list. Remember to leave your name, phone number, and address for delivery. Thank you, Patrece Petersen
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Jan 10, 2021
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Have you tried our 72 HR. CHALLENGE ? THREE (3) DAYS NO DAIRY. No Milk, No Ice Cream, No Butter , No Creamer , No Yogurt, No Cream Cheese, No Cottage Cheese, No Eggs. NO MILK PRODUCTS ! Not a Curd ... Try our 72hr. Challenge and let us know how you feel.
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Dec 12, 2020
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Dec 12, 2020
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Let us know how we doing. Please leave a comment and share your thoughts and testimonies. Thank you, MVVS
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Jan 30, 2020
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It was a great honor and a privilege to service our first Centennial and we wanna thank Martha's Vineyard Hospital for the opportunity.
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Jan 07, 2020
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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VEGAN MEAL PREP WITH GROCERY LISTS Are you looking to make a change in the healthy direction? See this ultimate guide to vegan meal prep with grocery lists to kick start yourself into action! A collage of vegan dinner ideas in a meal plan with a shopping list Making a change is hard. Especially one that is out of your comfort zone. But in order to make a change, we need to get uncomfortable. Change does not happen if we don’t push ourselves, and even little steps in the right direction count. MAKING THE CHANGE TO A VEGAN OR PLANT-BASED DIET Diet change is an area that can easily be chipped away at slowly. One simple healthy choice at a time can lead to a future of big changes. The key is to cover the basics in order to set yourself up for success: WHAT IS A VEGAN MEAL? It’s hard to know what all these terms mean, so many rules to learn! I’m here to help, ask any questions you want because I am the last person that will judge you. vegetarian: There are many types of vegetarians, some eat eggs, some eat fish, and some don’t eat any of those and simply just dairy. vegan: vegan means you consume no animal products. In fact, true vegans don’t even eat honey. Many are even careful about sugar and wine that has been processed with animal products (some sugars use bone char in the processing system and wines can use fining agents such as milk protein, egg whites and fish bladder). TIPS FOR STARTING A VEGAN MEAL PREP PLAN Start slow. When one change becomes easy, start with two. Then keep going and pushing yourself until you reach your ultimate goal.  It is not a crash diet, it is an overall lifestyle change that will bring you your healthiest self. Don’t expect to change all at once. You can’t build a house without the foundation or frame, it would fall. You can’t make a lifestyle change without setting yourself up for success. And the best way to gain success, is seeking support from those that know the way. A collage of seven days of vegan meal plan ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert If you’re coming from a place of meat all day every day, perhaps jumping into all vegan recipes is a stretch. Many people find success by starting with healthy vegetarian recipes. Here are some ways to take any meal and make it vegetarian: Meat based meals: swap out the meat for another protein. Beans are a great option for a lot of recipes. Chickpeas are super versatile so when in doubt, use those. Vegan meals: use the dairy counterparts for the vegan based cream ingredients. Like these Black Bean Pumpkin Enchiladas for instance, use sour cream for the cream portion to make this an easy transition food. Creating your own: pick a grain, a sauce, some veggies and a non meat protein like beans, quinoa, tofu or a vegetarian sausage. Combining those in a bowl type meal is an easy way to start. A collage of a weekly vegan meal plan for a variety of dinner ideas. The truth is that the plant-based world offers a culinary abundance if we just take a closer look. There are literally thousands of different types of fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds far beyond the apples, carrots, and lettuces. With whole plant foods alone, you can already create a myriad of flavorful and satiating dishes but there’s even more: With the rapid growth of veganism these days, companies go out of their way to come up with extraordinary pre-made plant-based products that not only resemble their animal-derived equivalents but often times outmatch them in terms of taste. Being vegan has never been as easy and convenient as today. To give you an overview of all the possibilities, we put together this vegan grocery list to inspire you for your next trip to the supermarket or farmers market. As a little bonus, we also created a printable list. Whole and Minimally Processed Foods Let’s start out with having a look at all whole plant foods, the foods that nourish your cells with high-quality nutrition and create the perfect environment for a healthy and glowing body. Fruits blueberries Choose from a wide variety of fruits and have them daily. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrients: All the good stuff your body needs to operate at its best and prevent disease. It doesn’t get much easier than having some bananas or dates (maybe together with some nuts) as a snack: Their simple sugars provide you with quick energy along with all the health-promoting components. Make sure to consume your fruits ripe, because that’s when they’re most nutritious and alkalizing. If they become overripe, simply freeze them to make smoothies, smoothie bowls, or ice creams later. Fresh, dried, and frozen fruits are all perfectly fine. Besides smoothies, sprinkling some fruits (such as berries, finely chopped apples, mangoes, peaches etc) in your oatmeal is always a good way of sneaking that fruity goodness in. Fresh Apples Apricots Bananas Blackberries Blueberries Cantaloupe Cherries Clementines Coconut Cucumber Currants Durian Figs Grapefruit Grapes Guava Honeydew Jackfruit Kiwis Kumquats Lemons Limes Lychees Mangoes Mangosteen Nectarines ​Oranges Papayas Passionfruit Peaches Persimmon Physalis Plums Pomegranate Raspberries Strawberries Watermelon Frozen Blueberries Cherries Mangoes Mixed Berry Blends Mixed Fruit Blends Pineapple ​Raspberries Strawberries Dried Apples Apricots Cranberries Dates Figs Goji Berries Mulberries Prunes Raisins Vegetables vegetables Veggies are your best friends on a vegan diet, so load up on them in unlimited amounts. Vegetables are so calorically dilute that you practically can’t overeat on them. They are nutritional powerhouses filled with plenty of fiber and tons of important minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. Leafy greens are especially nutrient dense and boast with chlorophyll as well as minerals that fruits sometimes lack. If you have a hard time eating that many vegetables or leafy greens, you can juice some of them to flood your body with nutrients and enzymes. Just don’t overdo it – you don’t want to miss out on all that wonderful fiber. Take the best out of the raw and cooked world. Frozen veg work just as well by the way: They’re usually picked and packaged at the peak of ripeness and come with an almost identical nutrient profile as their fresh counterparts. Fresh ​Artichoke Bamboo Shoots Asparagus Avocado Beets Bell Peppers Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Cherry Tomatoes Chilies Collard Corn Cucumber Eggplant Fennel Green Onions Jalapeno Peppers Kohlrabi Leek Mushrooms Olives Onions Okra Parsnip ​Peas Potatoes Pumpkin Radishes Rhubarb Shallots Sprouts Squash Sun Dried Tomatoes Sweet Potatoes Tomatoes Turnip Yams Zucchini Leafy Greens Arugula Baby Spinach Bok Choy Chard Endive Kale Lamb’s Lettuce Lettuce Mixed Salad Romaine Lettuce Spinach Spring Greens Sorrel Turnip Tops Watercress Wheatgrass Frozen Asparagus Baby Lima Beans Broccoli Cauliflower Corn Green Beans Mixed Vegetables Peas Spinach Stir-Fry Blends Starches starches Starches in the form of whole foods are a reliable and healthy staple food on a vegan diet. These foods contain large quantities of complex carbohydrates that supply you with long-lasting energy and satiation. 25 Essential Vegan Staple Foods → Not only do starches fuel your body and brain with energy, they also come with an abundance of essential amino acids from proteins, essential fats, fibers, and minerals. Some starches like potatoes even provide you with a whole host of vitamins. Stick to whole grains instead of refined ones and indulge in the variety of beans and lentils. A quick word on gluten: ​According to Dr Michael Greger, gluten containing grains are very health-promoting for people without celiac disease. While the term gluten sensitivity is also floating around, it’s still unclear if people are actually reacting to the gluten. So if you don’t feel any drastic side effects, make sure to eat a great variety of the following grains and legumes: Whole Grains Amaranth Barley Brown Rice Buckwheat Bulgur Corn, Cornflakes Einkorn ​Farro Kamut Millet Quinoa Oats Rice Cakes Rye ​Spelt Wheat Whole Grain Bread/Rolls Whole Grain Flour Whole Grain Pasta Wild Rice Refined Grains Couscous Pasta Seitan Tortillas White Bread White Rice Anything else made from White Flour Legumes ​Alfalfa Sprouts ​Azuki Beans Bean Sprouts Black Beans Black Eyed Peas Cannelini Beans Chickpeas Edamame Fava Beans Green Beans Kidney Beans Lentils Lima Beans Mung Beans Navy Beans Pinto Beans Red Beans Snow Peas Soy Products (Tofu, Seitan) Split Peas Sugar Snap Peas White Beans Healthy Fats almonds People eating a Standard American Diet get more than 30% of their calories from fat, most of which is unhealthy trans fat or saturated fat. That’s why fat has a far worse reputation than it actually deserves. In fact, unprocessed fats from whole plant foods are extremely health-promoting and support many functions of our body. They are critical for the proper development and functioning of the brain and nervous system, ensure cell health, and help with the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Eating a wide variety of healthy plant fats will provide you with the two essential fatty acids Linoleic Acid and Alpha-Linolenic Acid and in most cases give you an excellent balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. You don’t have to go overboard with fats. A handful of nuts and a tablespoon of ground flax or chia seeds a day should do. But feel free to try out any of the following super delicious and healthy fats: Nuts Almonds Brazil Nuts Cashews Chestnuts Hazelnuts Macadamia Nuts Pecans Pine Nuts Pistachios Walnuts Seeds Chia Seeds Flax Seeds Hemp Seeds Pumpkin Seeds Sesame Seeds Sunflower Seeds Butters from Nuts & Seeds Almond Butter Cashew Butter ​Macadamia Nut Butter Peanut Butter Sunflower Seed Butter Tahini Other Avocados Olives Herbs & Spices basil Adding herbs & spices to your food not only kicks up the flavor but is also quite beneficial to your health. Many of these seasonings come with enormous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. No matter if we’re talking about fresh herbs like basil or ground up roots such as turmeric, different herbs & spices offer different benefits, so try to vary things a lot and nourish yourself with these little health boosters: ​Anise Basil Bay Leaf Celery Seed Chamomile Chili powder Chives Cilantro Clove Coriander Cumin Curry ​Dill Garlic Powder Ginger Italian Seasoning Lemongrass Marjoram Nutmeg Nutritional Yeast Onion Powder Oregano Paprika Parsley Pepper Peppermint Poppy Seed Red Pepper Flakes Rosemary Saffron Salt Spearmint Thyme Turmeric Vanilla Condiments, Sweeteners and Miscellaneous Goods hummus In this category, we have all the condiments, sauces, sweeteners, packaged foods and other foods that didn’t fit anywhere else. If you have trouble getting in good amounts of veggies, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sprinkling a little bit of sauce on top to make it taste more delicious. Think about it as the proverbial sugar that makes the medicine go down! Add the following foods here and there to your meals to keep things fun and exciting: Sweeteners Agave Syrup Coconut Sugar Date Syrup ​Maple Syrup Molasses Organic Cane Sugar ​Rice Syrup Stevia Condiments ​Apple Sauce Baked Beans Canned Tomatoes Coconut Milk Curry Paste ​Guacamole Harissa Hummus Lemon Juice Miso Paste ​Mustard Salsa Sambal Olek Vinegar (Apple Cider, Balsamic, Rice etc.) Misc Baking Powder Cocoa Coffee Corn or potato starch Tea Tea Trail Mix Dairy Alternatives almond milk The dairy alternatives market is growing like crazy these days with new plant-based milk alternatives sprouting up everywhere. Forget about the puss-filled, health-damaging liquid meant for baby cows and choose from the abundance of super delicious plant-milks instead: Almond Milk Almond Yogurt Coconut Milk Coconut Yogurt Cashew Milk Flax Milk Hemp Milk Oat Milk Rice Milk Soy Milk Soy Yogurt What about processed food? processed foods So far, we primarily covered whole, plant-foods that are ideal if you’re striving for optimal health. That being said, having a little processed or junk food every once in a while is not the end of the world and your body should be able to deal with it pretty well if you make it the occasional treat and eat whole foods most of the time. Also, if you’re in the process of transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, these refined foods can make the shift tremendously easier. Do what it takes to stay away from the hormone, saturated fat, and cholesterol laden correspondent. When possible, buy processed foods in organic stores such as Whole Foods. There you will find plenty of processed foods of decent quality that are explicitly labeled as vegan. In conventional supermarkets, things can be a little trickier and you will have to examine the ingredients list a little more carefully. For each food category, we named a few typical brands that by accident have some vegan products in their line-up. For a full list of these accidently vegan groceries, make sure to check out Peta’s guide on that topic.​ Snacks & Sweets Popular brands are: Back to Nature, Clif Bars, Cracker Jacks, Fritos, Fruit by the Foot, Kettle Brand, Landgarten, Mission Foods, Nabisco, Nature Valley, Ritz, and Simply. ​Candies Chocolate Cookies Crackers Corn Chips Granola Bars Oreos Potato Chips Popcorn Pretzels Dairy Substitutes Popular brands are: Alpro, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Daiya, Earth Balance, Follow Your Heart, GO Veggie, Provamel. Silk, So Delicious, and Tofutti. Cheddar Style Shreds Cheese Slices Chocolate Flavored Almond/Soy Milk Coconut Milk Creamer ​Cream Cheese Earth Balance Butter Ice Cream
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Jan 02, 2020
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This Year with Martha's Vineyard Vegan Society. Our History Martha's Vineyard Vegan Society is a 501(3)c non profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion, production, education, advocacy, consumption, empowerment, encouragement, and sustainability of Vegan and plant based, living, lifestyles, as well as the benefits to the community health and our environment. Although this is our motto we do not push anyone to become a vegan. We only encourage our participants to eat healthier diets. Established in 2018, we have enjoyed a very unique and important relationship with the residents of Martha’s Vineyard homeless, low income, elderly and vegan curious communities. Our Model Vegan outreach program Since October 2018 we have sponsored Numerous community outreach events, distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, while providing a free vegan luncheon or dinner monthly, with recipes and nutritional advice, which introduces the guests to great vegan options they can touch, taste, and share with their families. We hope to add an additional location and date to our program based on need and demand from neighboring residents Health and wellness program With our Fresh Fruits and vegetables program we have distributed bags full of fresh fruits and vegetables for free within two public Libraries to assist with the ongoing increase in price and unavailability in neighboring stores. In the belief that this will introduce and incorporate these products in their everyday diet and assist low income families to help manage a healthy diet. Elderly, Recovery and Homebound Program We recently started a home delivery service for elderly and recovering patients in need who can not physically travel to our events to receive assistance. This program is now by referral only from our collaborating visiting nurses. We intend to educate on how each individual can contribute towards a more sustainable environmental by providing a healthy low cost vegan based meal using fresh fruits and vegetables and natural foods. Why are we Unique Our motto "We don't want you to be vegan, we want you to eat vegan. We encourage all of our participants to eat a healthier diet incorporating fresh fruits and veggies into every meal. With each bag and at all events we also provide nutritious snacks and vegan meals, alongside take home recipes, meal planners, nutritional information, and medical research. All of our fruits are Fresh and mostly organic or locally grown. Our Impact We have impacted over 6400 families since October. 2400 took home a bag of fruits and vegetables. 4000 Participants experienced a Vegan Meal. 2320 Participants Weren't Vegan. Over 154000 Followers have visited or joined our Vegan media pages. Thank you to everyone that's donated to the program. You helped make this possible.
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Aug 09, 2019
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Jul 26, 2019
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LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR FAVORITE FOOD IS. TAKE A PICTURE AND SHOW US . TELL US HOW YOU MADE IT. WHERE CAN YOU BUY IT.WHATEVER IT IS YOU GOT OR LOVE ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE FOOD WE WANT IT.
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Jul 24, 2019
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A lot of people are taking that trending dive in to Veganism. Some stay on the shallow end of the pool while others dive deep into depths of being Vegan. For some the transformation is easy and for others it's process. Either way you cut it Veganism is the future and the only question that remains is why are you vegan ? Was it for you health ? Was it for the animals ? Was it for the planet ? Where you born Vegan ? Was it for the life style ? Was it for the food ? Tell us about your journey and why are you Vegan.
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Jun 06, 2019
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Apr 16, 2019
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Hello Family We need your help. Saturday April 20, 2019. is the big day and we need volunteers to set up and break down, Food distribution, food preparation, face painting, arts and crafts assistance, vegan outreach worker's. Please inbox me for further information. Thank you
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