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How I Went Pro: Betsy Bailey

Our professional athlete interview series continues. Each week in June, learn how Vega ambassadors and professional athletes got their start and what it takes to go “pro” in a range of sports.



Betsy Bailey

Betsy Bailey is a professional volleyball player most recently competing…
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Added by Vega Kelly on June 10, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

You Asked: Is Vega Health Optimizer Raw?

Now here’s a question we get regular so it’s a natural fit for our “You Asked” column.

You’ve asked: “Is Vega raw?”





As most of you likely know, to be considered raw, food cannot be heated about 118 degrees. Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is 30% raw by weight. The primary raw ingredients are hemp at 20g per serving and… Continue

Added by Vega Kelly on June 9, 2009 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

My Chevy "VEGA"

Hi folks,



For Christmas I received a set of stickers and iron on transfer decals of the VEGA logo from Sequel. (Thanks Charles and staff)



I waited for spring and put a couple of stickers on my car.



Now I have a 2006 Chevy "VEGA"!…







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Added by Rob Dubois on June 8, 2009 at 10:06pm — 5 Comments

Fresh Fettucini Puttanesca (made with Vega Antioxidant EFA Oil)

Oh, my poor parents. I say this for many reasons, but in this case it is with respect to my impassioned culinary endeavors I pursued as a kid.



Growing up, each weekend the process was the same: first I would scour my collection of cookbooks and, without fail, choose the most complicated one I could possibly find to tackle. Next came the well-practiced whiny parental nag (pout inclusion dependent upon circumstance) to schlep me to a… Continue

Added by Julie Morris on June 8, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

My Vegan Journey June 6

It's now been four days since I made my promise not to eat anything that walks, crawls,flies or swims. I'm amazingly surprised at how easy it's been and how quickly I noticed the effects on my body. I keep wondering if this is going to be a passing phase or has something really clicked in my brain. I really really hope it's the later.



I have always been an in between meal grazer, the evening being the worst time for me. I have always been a little smug that I didn't gain weight from… Continue

Added by Rae Seay on June 6, 2009 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

Around The Web: June 5, 2009

Some of our favorite health and fitness headlines from this week:



• The Truth About Fats…Especially Avocado – Choosing Raw

• No Waste Tips for Leafy Green Veggie Lovers – Julie Morris

• Breaking Through Excuses… Continue

Added by Vega Kelly on June 5, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

June 4

Two days ago my daughter called and said "quick put up this website and watch this video." She's not one to be argued with! The website was www.earthlings.com.



I began to watch the trailer and by the time I got to the screaming elephant I was done, horrified, and couldn't watch anymore. As I was driving home I remember screaming out loud in the car, awful words and praying that there was a special hell for the people I saw doing unspeakable things to defenseless animals. Within a few… Continue

Added by Rae Seay on June 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

In the Vega Kitchen: Bif's Raw Banana "Ice Cream"

Hot sunny day? Need a cool yet healthy treat. Try Vega Ambassador, Bif Naked’s, yummy “ice cream” treat.



Bif recently forwarded this recipe and based just on the title of the email – Bif and the Tale of the Happy Belly – I knew I had to share it in the community!



Ingredients

3 frozen bananas broken into…
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Added by Vega Kelly on June 4, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Pro Series: Mac Danzig, UFC Fighter

This month, we are running a series of interviews with Vega’s ambassador team of professional athletes. Learn how they got their start and what it takes to go “pro” in a range of sports.



Mac Danzig

The series kicks off with mixed martial arts fighter, Mac Danzig. As a UFC fighter and the winner of The Ultimate…
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Added by Vega Kelly on June 3, 2009 at 9:34am — 3 Comments

Vegan Challenge Finale: Let's See The Results

EVERYONE should try going vegan for at least 30 days.



This is the advice from the nine Sequel staffers who participated in our month-long vegan challenge during the month of May. No butter on their toast, eggs in their breakfast, or steak on the BBQ. Instead they spent the month chopping veggies, testing new recipes, reading labels, and opening their minds to… Continue

Added by Vega Kelly on June 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Around the Web: May 29, 2009

Some of our favorite health and fitness headlines from this week:



• A Guide For Transitioning to Healthier Eating – G Living

• Eating Healthy During Summer VacationVegan Hope

• What’s For Dinner? Ask Your iPhoneSummer… Continue

Added by Vega Kelly on May 29, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

EASIEST Salad Ever! And Super Yummy!

Hi Everyone,



Thought I'd contribute one of my new salads. Its super duper easy and quick and really tasty.

My friend made this for me and I was hooked.

Here goes:



*Celery- chopped up

*Fennel- chopped up

Then dressing:

*lemon juice- sorry we never measure- approx 1 tablespoon I think? you can adjust to taste

*olive oil- again, you can adjust this, not very much required, 1-2 tablespoons (next time I'm trying with Vega EFA oil!!)

*sprinkle… Continue

Added by Lisa on May 28, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Goal Achievement - Research Results From the Australian Government

Goal Achievement - From the Australian Government!



Introduction




One of the central issues identified when looking at the difference between people who achieve their goals and people who do not, is the way they talk to themself throughout the process.



What stops us from achieving goals?

When we are thinking about starting something new, we start to consider the impact of the goal achievement process on us. That is, the energy and effort we will… Continue

Added by Cranky Goat on May 28, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

In the Vega Kitchen: The Extreme Smoothie

Mike Falcon is a pretty extreme guy. As the host of The Adventure Show and a world traveler, Mike has skied, surfed, swam, kited, kayaked, rafted, hiked, biked, bungeed, climbed, dropped into crevasses, raced cars and flown in fighter jets. Extreme guys needs extreme snacks. Today, Mike shares his favorite smoothie recipe. He says it provides him a great pick-me-up and keeps him go-go-going all day – whatever the day… Continue

Added by Vega Kelly on May 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

My 1st Interview

I had my first ever athlete interview yesterday. It was pretty darn intense. It was for the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. T. Campbell is who wrote the book The China Study. According to the women conducting the interview, there are not too many ‘super’ athletes that eat a hardcore plant-based diet. I am a super athlete…exciting and also, a breath of fresh air---please, keep the compliments coming. I enjoyed that mental boost.



As for the interview itself, it was a 30-minute over the… Continue

Added by Kate Pallardy on May 27, 2009 at 5:51am — 1 Comment

Mustard Seed Dill Dressing - YUM!

I made this dressing last night. My husband and I enjoyed it on a fresh crisp romaine salad with chopped yellow and red bell peppers. We were practically licking our plates when we were done. :) We'll be having it for lunch today. Yum!



Mustard Seed Dill Dressing

By Kristen Suzanne of KristensRaw.com

Yield approximately 3/4 cup



1/3 cup water

1/3 cup Vega EFA oil

1 clove garlic (mine was pretty… Continue

Added by Kristen's Raw on May 26, 2009 at 11:44am — 7 Comments

Interview: Ani Phyo + Contest Time

Raw food chef, Ani Phyo, has been eating delicious raw meals almost her whole life. As she launches, her new “un-cookbook,” we interview Ani to learn how she went raw and what she recommends to those starting along the path. Plus, read to the end of the interview for a chance to win a copy of Ani’s newest book.





How did your diet evolve? Did you one day decide to go raw or was it more of an evolution?

I was raised on… Continue

Added by Vega Kelly on May 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 24 Comments

Return and Recovery

I spent last week out at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC, jumping my horse Grafton. Well it was one heck on a week, and my sore body is happy to be back, but I'd rather be out showing than sitting in the office! The show runs for a second week, but unfortunately, my wallet, nor my employer could handle the strain of another week (and I doubt my horse or my back could either!). I went into the show much less prepared than I would wish. A VERY badly burned hand and a ruptured ovarian… Continue

Added by Frances Worster on May 25, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Freshly Minted

I recently replanted my annual herb pot with an ambitious variety of green edibles. The future was bright: fresh, pungent natural flavorings happily flourishing outside my back door, romantically waiting for their next role in an illustrious whim of kitchen-oriented inspiration.

At least that was the plan.



The slugs ate the dill, the oregano never grew, the cilantro disappeared (in all seriousness… where did it go?), and we’ll just… Continue

Added by Julie Morris on May 25, 2009 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

Racing Empty

I wish I could write about how I ended up on the podium with the perfect amount of clean alkaline food. It was clean and alkaline but I ate about 1/8 of what I needed. 2 clementines, 2 gu flasks and 4 raw cookies. I had quite a few mechanical issues which led me to forgetting about food. Silly mistake but I still did well and what a huge learning experience. I learned about my bike that day and about keeping my focus on the race and not on what was slowing me down!



I should take a… Continue

Added by Erika Tieszen on May 23, 2009 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

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