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  • The Impossible Burger

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    Check out this delicious, juicy, meaty burger…made completely out of plants! This is the famous Impossible Burger by Impossible Foods, and it was incredible. Mark my words, this burger is going to revolutionize the food industry.

    The Impossible Burger has been on my radar for months, ever since it made its first appearance at Momofuku Nishi in NYC. Foodies have been lining up to try this impossibly meaty vegan burger. I finally tried it out at Crossroads Kitchen in LA and I was blown away. I’ve had my fair share of delicious veggie burgers, but the Impossible Burger is in a league of its own because it tastes, smells, sizzles and even bleeds (yes bleeds!) just like beef.

    According to the Impossible Foods website, the creators of the Impossible Burger spent five years “studying the sights, sounds, aromas, textures and flavors” of beef – and how they could be recreated with plants. The main ingredients in the burger are wheat, coconut oil and potatoes. But the key to this burger is heme. That’s right, heme…as in what makes blood. Heme is a building block of all life, including plant life. But it’s abundantly more prevalent in meat, and that’s what lends a real beef burger its signature flavor. With a team of scientists, farmers and chefs, Impossible Foods found a way to isolate heme in plants and created this vegan burger that can fool even the most ardent meat lover.

    And in addition to its flavor, the best part of this beefy burger is that no cows are used to create it. That makes the Impossible Burger so much better for the planet and for our health. The Impossible Burger uses 95% less land, 74% less water and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions than burgers made from cows. And when it comes to our health, we know that beef is so hard on our bodies, especially our hearts. But since the Impossible Burger is made from plants it is so much easier on our bodies. It’s also 100% free of hormones, antibiotics and artificial ingredients, unlike most ground beef used in burgers.

    The Impossible Burger and its creators are no doubt going to change the face of food. So take note, and run, don’t walk, to try it out!

    Here’s where you can currently find the Impossible Burger as of April 2017.

    • Momofuku Nishi – New York, NY
    • Bareburger (La Guardia Place) – New York, NY
    • Public – New York, NY
    • The Daily – New York, NY
    • Saxon + Parole – New York, NY
    • Cockscomb – San Francisco, CA
    • Jardinière – San Francisco, CA
    • Crossroads Kitchen – Los Angeles, CA
    • Kornnerburger – Oakland, CA
    • Public House – San Francisco, CA
    • Vina Entoeca – Palo Alto, CA

    For an up to date list of where you can find the Impossible Burger, check out the Impossible Foods website, here. Each restaurant has their own way of doctoring up the burger, and some use cheese, so if you’re like me and want to keep it healthiest and cruelty-free, be sure to ask for the vegan version!

    xo,

    Tedi

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  • Holiday Gift Guide!

    Still looking for some fantastic gifts this holiday season? I’ve created one more gift guide featuring some of my favorite products out there. The guide features awesome gifts like the coziest, comfiest “KALE” sweatshirt that I wear on the regular (perfect for any healthy food lovers you know), a vegan ice cream (aka “nice” cream) cookbook, my favorite Melissa boots that are made from 100% recycled plastic, chocolate bars that raise money for animals in need, one of my favorite coffee table books made by a local NYC animal rescue photographer, and so much more! And if you’ve got a beauty lover you’re buying for this season don’t forget to check out last week’s beauty lovers gift guide too!

     

     

     

    xo,

    Tedi

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  • 30 Stylish Leather-Free Fall Boots

    It’s finally here! My list of 30 (yes thirty!!) stylish leather-free fall boots. I have been absolutely scouring the internet for the very best leather-free fall fashion. Putting this list together took days of searching all my favorite websites, cross checking with other websites to make sure the boots were leather-free, and reaching out to brands directly to confirm when I still wasn’t 100% sure. In years past it has been such a challenge to find leather-free boots that are actually cute. But you’ll see below that this year even designers like Rebecca Minkoff, Ash, Sam Edelman, Jeffery Campbell and Calvin Klein now offer high quality faux-leather options.

    The whole purpose of my blog is to make animal-free products more accessible to everyone. Because the truth of the matter is that leather comes from an industry that breeds horrific cruelty. And most people will never take the time to consider what’s truly behind the leather they buy.

    So that’s where I come in. My goal is to do the work for you. I’ll find you clothing and accessories that are cute first, vegan second. Whether animal welfare is on your radar or not, you can put your money toward boots like these because they look good, plain and simple. And when it is this easy to make fashion choices that don’t harm animals, why wouldn’t we?

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    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Sam Edelman | 5  | 6 | 7  | 8 | 9 (made from recycled plastic!) | 10 | 11 Jeffery Campbell | 12 | 13 | 14 Sam Edelman (also comes in black) | 15

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    16 Rebecca Minkoff | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 Ash | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30

    xo,

    Tedi