Monthly Archives: November 2015

8 Comfort Foods That Are Surprisingly Vegan!

Around the holidays, it’s perfectly natural to miss Mom’s home cooked meals! But what you have in your vegan arsenal that Mom might have been missing is the benefit of time and the proliferation of new and improved vegan options that comes with it, which have the same traditional flavor as the family recipes. With Thanksgiving just around the corner and so many other celebrations in quick succession after that, why not up your vegan meal game?

Grab a snack (this list will make you so hungry), and let’s go through a list of eight comfort foods that are surprisingly vegan!

 

1.) Diaya Cheezecake  —  so rich and creamy, you don’t even know it’s not the real thing!

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2.) Gardein Turkey Cutlet –  perfect for your Thanksgiving, especially when paired with mashed potatoes.

3.) Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Flavored Squares —  a cheesy cracker, something that has been unavailable to vegans until now! 

 

4.) Diaya Cheezy Mac — creamy like Velveta Mac and Cheese,  but KIND and much healthier! 

5.) Earth Balance Vegan Aged White Cheddar Puffs  — missing Cheetos? Try these! You won’t miss them anymore!

6.) Beyond Meat Homestyle Tenders — great for a quick snack or full-blown meal component, even for the pickiest of eaters in your life. 

7.) Veggie Grill- Savory Kale Caesar Salad  —  vegan Caesar salads are hot right now, and this dressing nails it! Plus you get all kinds of good protein, especially if you add the vegan grilled chicken. 

8.) Kettle Brand Chips Jalapeno chips — these are so spicy and you won’t believe they are vegan! 

Holiday Gift Guide with LOVE GOODLY!

The holiday season is upon us! Check out a few eco-beauties’ favorite things in our LOVE GOODLY Holiday Gift Guide video below! Then, head to our shop to scope out what prezzies your loved ones have in their future, and don’t forget to love yourself, too : )

Have a hectic holiday ahead? We’ve got you covered with two pre-curated gift boxes to help keep your season merry!  Read on to let us give you a hand.

Shop their picks below!

Amy Roiland, CEO, Fashion Tap

Amy’s Pick: Hurraw! Black Cherry Lip Balm
Alexis Farah, Beauty Editor

Alexis’ Pick: SW Basics Cleanser

Nzinga Young, Vegan Writer, Huffington Post

Shop Nzinga’s Pick: Deux Lux Elle Small Tote

Melinda Moore, Founder Tuesdaynights

Shop Melinda’s Pick: LOVE GOODLY Gift Subscription

 

Cornelia Grimsmo, Actress, Writer


Shop Cornelia’s Picks: Cellar Door Tokyo Citrus Candle, Dogeared Curved Tube Necklace

Bree Hanson, Business Development, TriNet.

Shop Bree’s Pick: Fountain Super Green Molecule

Stefanie LaRue, Visionary, Speaker

Shop Stefanie’s Pick: Dogeared Tiny Sparkle Karma Necklace

Heavenly Holiday Gift Set – $34.95


Relax Holiday Gift Set – $34.95

Five Steps to Natural Beauty

Do you know the difference between a paraben and a phthalate? Can you spot the endocrine disruptor on your deodorant label? Fear not, we’ve got you covered. Take our Five Steps to Natural Beauty and you’re there!

FIVE STEPS TO NATURAL BEAUTY

 

Do you know the difference between a paraben and a phthalate? Can you spot the endocrine disruptor on your deodorant label? Fear not, we’ve got you covered. Take our Five Steps to Natural Beauty and you’re there!

 

1. Read your labels. This is the most important thing you can do for your health. If you can’t understand a complicated ingredients list, chances are it includes toxic chemical ingredients that you don’t want anywhere near your body.

 

2. Know the red flags. Avoid products that list the word “paraben” on the label—those are the aforementioned endocrine disruptors. As are phthalates, which usually appear under the friendlier names of “perfume” and “fragrance.” (If the “fragrance is naturally derived from essential oils,” you’re usually okay.) Where these ingredients live, more toxic chemicals usually follow.

 

3. Do your research. This is the caveat to step one—because the dirty little secret of the beauty industry is that they can put toxic chemical ingredients in their products and not list them on labels. Check out the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database—you can even get it as an app on your phone. You can search product names as well as ingredients, and even scan a bar code to find out just what’s inside!

 

4. When in doubt, choose organic.USDA Certified Organic beauty products contain no pesticides, insecticides, antibiotics, chemical fertilizers, bio-engineered or irradiated ingredients, synthetic growth hormones or GMOs. Never. Ever.

 

5. Vegan doesn’t always mean natural. Many of us confuse the terms “vegan” and “natural” but they’re definitely not interchangeable. Vegan simply means a product is made without animal ingredients—but it says nothing about toxic chemicals. You may still have to do a little research to avoid those.

 

FCancer x LOVE GOODLY Party!

Making a difference with our cause partner FCancer in the West Hollywood hotspot Now Boarding, for our LOVE GOODLY October/November box launch!

Proud to partner with this amazing charity, FCancer, who are working on cancer prevention and early detection, along with Heather Kun, Executive Director, and Joanny Levy, Chief of Operations.

Spotted at the party: host Shira Lazar of What’s Trending with Bart Baker, the king of music video parodies; Rachelle Carson-Begley; and Stefanie LaRue, our guest speaker and survivor of stage IV breast cancer.

Read more to see video and photos of the fun!

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Stage IV breast cancer and activist Stefanie LaRue inspires us with Heather Kun and Joanne Levy, FCancer.

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Environmental activist and actress Rachelle Carson-Begley with Justine Lassoff and Tamar Gellar, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Operation Heroes and Hounds.

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The YouTube king of parody and FCancer supporter Bart Baker with event co-host Shira Lazar of What’s Trending.

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The gang (left to right) Katie Bogue Miller, Justine Lassoff, Rachel Sarnoff, Heather Kun and Joanne Levy.