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Blog Posts in July, 2014

Crazy for Carrots: Health Benefits

Quick Eats at Eternity Juice Bar Carrot Supreme: Yesterday's Dish of the Day At Eternity Juice Bar we try to make healthy food quick and accessible to you. That's why we have "grab and ...
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Tasty Tofu: Why it's Good for You

Jerkfu Wrap When cooked right, tofu is quite delicious (as evidenced by our Jerkfu Wrap pictured above). In addition, tofu is also really good for you! Derived from soybeans, tofu serves as a great ...
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Restaurant Philosophy

Your Health is Your Wealth At Original Soul Vegetarian, we take a lot of pride in our food. Everything is made fresh daily and we use ingredients that are plant-based and chemical-free. We believe ...
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Is Meat the New Tobacco?

After decades of Big Tobacco marketing cigarettes as glamorous, the tide has finally turned. Smoking is generally recognized to be linked to all kinds of negative health outcomes including a shorter ...
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How to Stock a Vegan Pantry

For people considering going vegan, stocking a pantry can be a daunting task. So here's a little cheat sheet guide (although by no means an exhaustive list) to get you started. Grains. Pasta, ...
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Seitan: Satisfying Vegans, Vegetarians, and Omnivores Alike

Contrary to popular misconception, being a vegan isn't just about consuming salads. It means eating full, balanced, plant-based and animal-free meals. When done right, meat substitutes (such as ...
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Combating Climate Change with Veganism

Most people have gotten on board with global warming being a real phenomenon (although the onset of the polar vortex brought about some debates and doubts). But with the acknowledgement of the ...
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Bananas for Bananas: 5 Reasons to Eat Them

Today's ice cream flavor of the day is banana. Here at Original Soul Vegetarian we carefully select all of our ingredients to make sure that our food not only tastes good but is good for you. ...
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5 Reasons to Go Vegan

Five Reasons to Go Vegan You've probably heard before that "you are what you eat." What does that really mean? Well for one thing, every 35 days your skin replaces itself and makes new ...
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Difference Between Being a Vegan and a Vegetarian

Original Soul Vegetarian has been serving delicious vegan soul food before "being vegan" was even a thing in Chicago. For thirty-three years we've been pioneering and providing vegan ...
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10 Foods That Decrease Stress

10 Foods That Decrease Stress Soul Food is often equated with comfort food. Here at Original Soul Vegetarian, we serve food as medicine that comforts your mind, body, and soul. All of our food is ...
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Vegan Lifestyle Can Keep Asthma Away

Owner's Kids: Vegan Raised Arel Brown, son of the founder and now current owner of Original Soul Vegetarian, has been vegan his whole life and raised his own family in this lifestyle. When Arel ...
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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Living

Chicagoans boast that no city is better than Chicago in the summer. Here's some tips to keep you healthy and happy all summer long so you can make the most out of it and enjoy everything that the ...
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Your Health is Your Wealth: Benefits of Kale

Original Soul Vegetarian has been serving vegan soul food for over 30 years and has been named "Best Soul Food" by Chicago Reader's Poll for the last three. Original Soul Vegetarian ...
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