Loading...

Tag: vegan and vegetarian

Vegan Pancake Recipe: Banancakes!

I’ve been on a pancake kick lately: on those rare and wonderful lazy weekend mornings, nothing beats a leisurely midmorning brunch. This pancake recipe makes all of my family’s brunchers happy, especially served alongside fresh hot cocoa (or mimosas, depending on age and work schedule)!

Eating Vegan: Indulgent Vegan Sausage Gravy

Before I found my joyful vegan groove, I used to love traditional Southern biscuits-and-gravy. So whenever I have time to tinker up an indulgent late breakfast or family brunch, this gravy always appears on the menu. It tickles my taste buds and makes me sigh with happiness — and with no need to chop anyone up (except maybe the biscuit)!

Why Lab Meat Is & Isn’t the Answer

Last week researchers whisked back the curtain on a hot new invention in the food science world: lab-grown meat. The development of ‘schmeat’ lights a fire under foodies in all camps — carnistic folk or those with animal industry ties argue it’ll never be as ‘good’ as carcass-meat from actual beings; the public reception seems skeptical at best; some animal rights enthusiasts support it as a means to less killing; and some vegans stridently oppose the premise that more meat (however it’s made) could be the answer to any question worth asking. But complex problems rarely lend themselves to simple solutions: there’s more to the issue of lab-made meat than simplistic yes-or-no arguments can adequately address.

Super-Nom Vegan Wheat Roll Recipe

Once you start making your own bread, it’s totally addictive: the store-bought kind just can’t compete. This vegan wheat roll recipe works wonderfully for sandwiches or garlic bread, but (like any potentially addictive substance) should be used responsibly!

Red Meat Even Worse than You Thought? (New Study Says ‘Yep!’)

A new study published this week reveals yet another way that red meat harms human health. During metabolism, a substance called L-carnitine — found in meat — appears to accelerate atherosclerosis. So yes: cholesterol can clog your arteries, and carcinogens in red meat can cause cancer. But now there’s a whole new reason to say, “Field Roast: it’s what’s for dinner!”

Vegan Recipe: Unchicken Broth

Comforting soups, hearty Sunday dinners, or tasty sandwich-stuffing salads: none of these require bothering chickens! This broth makes a delicious base for soups, stews, and marinades, but leaves the chickens scratching happily in the barnyard.

Paleo Desserts – Cookbook Review with Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

If you think the Paleo lifestyle is just an excuse to eat bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed in a steak, you haven’t seen Jane Barthelemy’s cookbook, Paleo Desserts, or her blog at Jane’s Healthy Kitchen. Jane Barthelemy bases her recipes on ingredients potentially accessible to people living in the Paleolithic era – and creates 125 vegetarian and vegan dessert recipes.

Burger King Horse-Meat Scandal: Why the Outrage?

Burger King admitted this week that one of their suppliers has a horse meat problem. To a non-eater of cows, the ‘scandal’ looks bizarre: if you’re okay with eating a cow, why not a horse? The horse meat hubub highlights the elaborate unconscious mental gymnastics so many people routinely perform, in order to justify eating some animals but loving others. The story shines a harsh and unflattering light on our tendency to selectively check our empathy at the kitchen door (or barnyard gate), when it comes to eating animals.

Conscious Eating and the Moderation Trap: Don’t Fall For It!

We all tell ourselves stories: as humans, it’s our birthright. We create narratives to explain the world, and to find meaning for our lives within it. As an advocate for conscious eating, I hear all kinds of arguments for widely divergent food habits — and find many of the stories we tell ourselves about food to be destructively bizarre. For example, the myth that ‘everything in moderation’ applies to food choices fails ethical consumers, and needs a sound debunking.