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Justin’s Buffalo Tempeh Reuben

Justin's Buffalo Tempeh Reuben

A good sandwich can be a pretty big deal. An average sandwich needs some sides to complete the meal. But a good sandwich? A good sandwich is a meal in itself. Justin and I both love sandwiches, and we both especially love a good Reuben sandwich. The other day we both had a major craving for tempeh Reubens. Justin decided to get creative in the kitchen and came up with this amazing buffalo tempeh Reuben recipe.

This recipe mixes classic Reuben flavors with some kick. There’s the smoky tempeh, the tangy “thousand island” sauce, gooey melted cheese, the salty tartness of sauerkraut, and the heat of buffalo sauce and pickled jalepeños. On their own all of these ingredients are good. Brought together between two slices of toasted bread? This is an amazing combination!

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Orange Juice with Strawberries and Blackberries

Orange Juice with Strawberries and Blackberries

I have been on a big juice kick lately. Having freshly made juice at home is such a luxury. It tastes so much better than anything store bought, and I love being able to to customize the blend. I loved the idea of orange juice with strawberries. It’s a great way to get the vitamins from oranges with a fun twist. Adding some blackberries really turns things up a notch. This is a delicious fruit juice and a perfect break from traditional orange juice.

While any juicer will work for this recipe, I personally use and love the Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer. Justin surprised me with this juicer as a present and it is amazing! I am surprised at how much juice is gets out of fruits and vegetables. Especially leafy greens and softer fruits, like berries. If you don’t have a juicer, feel free to use a blender, add some ice, and make this into a smoothie!

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Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n with Veggies and Coconut Rice – #MeetChef with Gardein!

Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n with Veggies and Coconut Rice - #MeetChef with Gardein!

Every Monday I post a recipe here on Logical Harmony. Not only do I think that it is a good thing to start the week feeling motivated to make healthy food choices, but I am also a huge fan of the #MeatlessMonday movement. GardeinTM is revolutionizing dinner tables everywhere by providing people with a delicious plant protein that is easy to use in the recipes you already love.

I am a huge fan of their products and was able to partner with them to create an awesome recipe to share here on Logical Harmony. I created my own #MeatlessMonday recipe featuring my favorite Gardein item to show you how convenient and delicious plant protein really can be.

In case you are not familiar with the brand, Gardein is a delicious and sustainable plant protein that provides the taste, texture and nutrition of meat but with less fat, less calories and no cholesterol. This means that you can create many of your favorite dishes in a way that is better for your body and our furry friends.

Health reasons aside, there are also many environmental reasons to reduce or eliminate your intake of animal products. Did you know that it takes approximately 2500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef. It takes only 50 gallons of water for a plant-based meal! To put this into perspective, this is the equivalent water savings if you did not shower for 6 months.

Knowing facts like this, I think it is very important for everyone to think about the impact they can have. If you already eat a plant based diet like I do, Gardein is great to use to introduce your family and friends to meat-free options. All of their products are delicious and so convenient to use in cooking! Plus, I promise that you, your friends, and your family will love them. I cook with Gardein a lot and have often served it to meat eating friends and family. They are always blown away by how great it tastes and how much better for them it is than meat!

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South Korea Animal Testing Ban News May Have Been Premature

South Korea Animal Testing Ban News May Have Been Premature

Last week the cruelty free blogging world was buzzing about a potential ban on animal testing in South Korea. What many blogs were posting was that animal testing on finished products was going to be banned. I did a lot of digging and could not find conclusive documentation to show that this was the case. In fact, very few reputable organizations were reporting that South Korea had changed their animal testing stance, much less implemented a ban on animal testing.

At the same time that I was digging, Humane Society International (HSI) reached out to me with an update from their end. HSI has always been very research driven and detail oriented. When it comes to organizations, I honestly can say that I trust their research about animal testing policies and changes more than that of any other organization.

What is important to know is that a five year plan has been proposed that, if passed, would potentially phase out animal testing for finished cosmetic products. This is part of one of several five year plans that have been proposed. There is no guarantee that this specific five year plan would be implemented. These proposed five year plans are now being reviewed by several departments before they would then potentially move forward with one. At this time, none of the proposed five year plans have been enacted and neither has a South Korea animal testing ban of any sort. 

What is also important to note is that, in South Korea, most of the animal testing occurs on ingredients and not finished products. The large majority of brands there have already phased out animal testing on finished cosmetic products. A real impact would be made if a ban on animal testing on ingredients was put into place.

Continue reading to find out more about the South Korean animal testing ban – what changes have been proposed and what they would impact.

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Beauty for the Holidays – A Cruelty Free & Vegan Gift Guide in Vegan Lifestyle Magazine

Beauty for the Holidays - A Cruelty Free & Vegan Gift Guide in Vegan Lifestyle Magazine

The December issue of Vegan Lifestyle Magazine is now available! In this issue, I wrote a cruelty free and vegan gift guide. It features some of my favorite items that I would love to give (and receive) this holiday season. Featured are items from NCLA, Lush, Gressa, Kypris, Georgie Beauty, Olivine Atelier, Pacifica, Root Science, Skinny Fox Detox, MarieNatie, and Mane Message.

Another great gift item is a subscription to Petit Vour. I have had two collaborations with them and absolutely love their month beauty box! All items included are cruelty free and vegan. Plus, they are how I discovered several of the brands included in this gift guide.

Get your copy today through iTunes, the appStore, or Google Play.

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