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Veganism is on the rise. Between 2016 and 2019, the number of Americans who identify as vegan increased 600 percent. We're seeing a surge in the types of vegan food available at mainstream grocery stores across the country. As more and more people explore a whole food, plant-based lifestyle, I get frequent questions about the products, recipes and resources I recommend. Here's the LO down on all my favorites!                   Veggies: Broccoli and Kale Burger: Ope's Olive Burger (spinach, olive sauce, tomato, spicy mustard) Buddha Bowl: Wild rice, tofu sprinkled with nutritional yeast, steamed broccoli, steamed kale, no sauce Gorilla Salad: Oh She Glows Kale Salad  Cookbook: Chloe's Kitchen and all of the Thug Kitchen...

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Running on Cookies

I’ve been a runner for basically, my entire life. Okay, maybe not my entire life, but most of it for sure. Over the years, I’ve finished three full Ironman races, a 100-miler, and 30+ marathons. My current goal? To run a marathon in every state! I love to run. I would have to, right? People look at me like I’m crazy when they find out about that 100-miler. But running is like therapy, only it’s free! It helps me shake off the stress when my life is busy -- I am a small business owner, a freelance bookkeeper, and a massage therapist -- so some days are straight up chaos. Running provides an opportunity to forget about my to-do list for...

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To My Dad

If you don't know much about the Ope's story, there's one thing you should definitely know -- my dad, Dr. Richard Oppenlander -- is one of the most amazing humans on the planet. True story! On top of being a great dad who is profoundly committed to his family, he is an author, an activist, and a dentist. He's spent more than 40 years studying nutrition, and the implications of our dietary choices on the environment and the food industry. We wouldn't be selling the world's tastiest, vegan, certified organic cookies if it weren't for the values instilled in me by both my parents, actually. They raised me and my sister and brother to be forward-thinking, conscientious, committed to our health and our planet. Ope's...

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