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Pitfalls of Going Vegan

I think that once we learn all the ins and outs of being vegan, we can sometimes  rest on our laurels. We "achieve" this big thing that seems unimaginable to the average person and feel snug in our success. But there is still work to be done, in fact, there's always work to be done :) It's not really hard work, just things to keep in mind as you settle in. NOT RESEARCHING FROM THE BEGINNING Are you still buying from companies that test on animals? Or are you doing everything by the book, but not keeping in touch with your mental and physical health? Take inventory of what you're doing currently in your life and see how that compares...

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How To Create a Meal Plan

If you're at all frustrated by the process of making food, this might help you stress less in the kitchen and at the grocery store. There's so much that goes into eating, for many of us - indecision, lack of time, lack of money, and being so tired at the end of a workday that we don't want to cook at all. We drag ourselves through every day like this, but a lot of it is unnecessary. With a little forethought and preparation, it's not hard to make nutritious, tasty meals for your whole week.  I've been obsessed with watching meal prepping Youtube videos - they're so inspiring and give me lots of ideas for my own meals throughout the...

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How We Put Together A Magazine Article

I thought it would be fun today to show you guys how we put together an article for each issue. The final product might look like it was easily done, but there is an immense amount of work that goes into each one.  The very first thing that happens is that people (anyone!) send us proposals for articles. We look them all over, decide which fits best in which issue, and contact them with their deadline and any other info they need. Some people send us an article and photography, or an article and illustrations, or just text and we complete the work or hire an illustrator to work on it. No matter which way, they send us their work...

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Hello there!

This is so hard to come up with something to say, that doesn't sound over the top or anything, or underwhelming and boring. It's our first post on an official Chickpea blog pretty much ever. The internet is already inundated with "sorry I haven't blogged in so long" posts so I'll just get right to it. We've had our pages gracing digital (and a few physical) newsstands for almost four years now, but we've always kept it at that. We wanted to let our contributors shine and have their work come first, and we love what they create in the magazine. But we've been dying to show more, on a regular basis, on a platform that goes beyond Instagram or...

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