Spinach Dumplings with a Tangy Twist

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These delectable spinach dumplings are filled with orange cauliflower, black lentils, and quinoa, and are finished with shaved toasted garlic and a spicy mango dipping sauce… Now that’s a mouth full! “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight”🍴 If you love whipping up special, unique creations in the kitchen, you’re going to adore this dish. We’re talking about […]

Unlikely Vegan Duo Saving Millions of Lives in Bulgaria

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An Unlikely Vegan Duo Has Teamed Up To Make History By Saving Millions Of Animals (and kids!) Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. -Denis Diderot And it is exactly that – a great passion for compassion that has brought Ashton and Denitsa together in the Vegan Beyond project to accomplish […]

Top 2 Reasons Yogis are Going Vegan in 2017

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It’s easy to leave our yoga practice behind on the mat, but for a truly integrative approach to health and spirituality, more and more yogis are going vegan. Because of the belief in ahimsa, non-violence, and karma, the idea that all of our thoughts and actions have a reaction in the universe, many people of […]

Top 5 Plants for Hormone Balance

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Many plants have hormone-balancing properties, and consuming them can be helpful if you’re experiencing symptoms related to imbalances. Hormones are our bodies’ chemical agents for regulating the various biological functions. However, sometimes the endocrine glands that produce these hormones don’t perform at optimum levels, causing hormonal imbalance. This can happen due to disease, environmental factors, […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living Part 5

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We ended part 4 with the question, “If you were so passionate about animal rights Ella, why weren’t you out there taking action and protesting?” To answer, we have to take it back to my middle and high school years. As I kept uncovering the reality of abuse taking place behind the closed doors of […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 4

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Part 3 of my journey left off when I was somewhere around 26 or 27 years old, managing the Flamingo Athletic Club, living it up in South Beach with my Muay Thai crew, while struggling behind closed doors with disordered eating cycles, depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, and insomnia… When I put my situation out there […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 3

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I’ll start by setting the scene (where we left off from Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 2)… I was in my mid twenties, and if you had asked me back then, “Who are you, Ella?” I probably would have replied, “I’m an ethical vegan number one, and secondly I’m into vegan fitness. I run the […]

From Disordered Eating to Plant-Empowered Living: Part 2

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Part 2 of my journey starts in my college years, where the diet mentality kicks in and disordered eating starts to snowball out of control… Part 2: Journey into Diet La-La Land [If you haven’t read PART 1 of my multi-part “From Disordered Eating to Empowered Living” series, I invite you to start there.] During […]