Mac Danzig’s Grubbing, Mad Men Recipes & R44 at Nordstrom

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• UFC lightweight champ, Mac Danzing’s vegan diet is the hot topic over at UFC.com today. With more and more athletes turning to this clean, high-energy diet, the false assumptions and stigma associated with veganism in “manly” sports like MMA are continuing to fade into the background, reserved for those who now come across as insecure in their masculinity or simply uneducated about advancements made in understanding human nutrition. As Danzig says in the interview, a lot of what we think we know about nutrition and protein ” was handed down, literally, by the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno days”, and that just won’t fly anymore.

Danzig’s diet made him a glaring anomaly in the MMA and society in general, where carnivores are widely presumed to have a huge edge in the all-important strength department. So for years the Cleveland-born, California-based fighter shouldered plenty of criticism and battled misperceptions about his eating habits. But Danzig, winner of season six of The Ultimate Fighter and single father to a three-year-old daughter, has noticed a gradual shift in attitudes over the past few years as the fight game evolved and ever more attention is paid to the cleanest diet possible.

Read the full article and interview here.

• You’ll find some recipes with a heaping pile of nostalgia over at VegNews.

“Celebrate the return of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce with these vegan versions of 1960s-inspired recipes,” says the article and it is followed up with some time-tested dishes like vegan Salisbury Steak, Seitan Pot Roast, Creamy Quick Mashed Potatoes, Meatloaf, Mushroom Paté, mini Tomato and Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and even Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes.

Read the full article here

Speaking of MadMen, we’re mad for this organic cotton menswear at Nordstrom from the R44 collection, especially the “Charles” colorblock tank:

R44 Rogan Standard Issue 'Charles' Colorblock Tank

R44 Rogan Standard Issue 'Gustav' Henley

R44 Rogan Standard Issue 'Echo' Plaid Shirt

R44 'Guide' Ribbed Henley

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