Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Pumpkin is a fabulous vegetable, great for both sweet and salty preparations. It is characterized by a delicate taste,  can be baked in the oven, or can be used for making soup. Pumpkin is also ideal as cake dough, or it can be blended to make a cream and much more.

It is rich in benefits: it fights constipation, it is good for sight and heart, it has calming and anticancer properties, it is good for skin care and it has also diuretic effects. Today, I will use it to prepare a thick and velvety pureed soup with carrots and potatoes, served with some crunchy toasted bread: a simple, healthy  and quick dish!

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Stuffed Cabbage – Vegan Recipes

Stuffed Cabbage – Vegan Recipes

Today, I prepare savoy cabbage stuffed with barley, potatoes, onions and carrots, a cooking method that can surprise even those who don’ t particularly like this type of cabbage.

Cabbage is a delicious food. In fact, among its properties it lowers the pressure because its high potassium content, it reduces the risk of allergies, it is rich in fibres, and it facilitates, therefore, digestion. It is even good for eyesight and its cooking water can cure skin imperfections.

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Vegan cosmetics: it’s a blast!

Vegan cosmetics: it’s a blast!

Vegan products are spreading up even in the cruelty free makeup market brands.

Every year the list continues to spread with the latest and newest brands.

There is a huge number of green and natural cosmetics, but also body and face lotions are becoming popular among vegans and not only.

You can shop the vegan and cruelty free products almost everywhere: from herbalist’s shops to online websites. There are arguably many popular vegan make up brands, which offer tones of choice of every kind makeup…

It is arguable that animal ingredients are cruel and unpleasant. There are so many cruelty-free brands you can find just surfing the web: it’s just up to you!

The world is changing….

Still many companies exploit animals for their business and many people are still ignoring that their cosmetics are made of animal derivatives, such as placenta-derived (collagen); elastin (from animal tissue); lanoline (wool grease). Some other examples are the cochineal, which is extracted from the body and the eggs of insects to make lipsticks and many other cosmetic products, or squalene, which is a compound that you can find in shark liver to make body lotions, as well as beef bone marrow and placenta. These last two animal derivatives are used to make hair products.

An immediate end…

Animals will soon stop suffering in the name of the entertainment and human exploitation. The ultimate goal is raising the awareness in all worldwide companies, which still exploit animal derivatives. The Web will certainly contribute to radically change this compromised system.

Today, news access and transparency leads to awareness about how cosmetics are produced. This influences every consumer to reflect, otherwise to ignore it all or to boycott the use of animal derived products. If so, the consumers will rationally opt for natural and cruelty-free products; indeed, the predominant choice is pretty obvious!

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