Summer is essentially here and that means longer days and of course, a lot more time to eat vegan food. It’s the perfect time to experiment with recipes and make food appreciation a part of every day—especially vegan food.
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Just how much organic food is out there? While it may seem like the organic food industry is a quiet little subset of your local produce seller, or the pricey stuff at Whole Foods, how’s this for sticker shock: Costco sells more organic food than Whole Foods.
When we think about weight loss, we often think about restriction, suffering, giving up delicious food, eating lots of cabbage. But healthy weight loss doesn’t have to be awful. In fact, it’s one of the first side effects people report when switching to a vegan diet, besides all of the yummy foods they get to eat.
Even before the California drought was threatening food security for basically every American, almond milk drinkers were being singled out. No longer could California’s Millennials sip their almond milk lattes in peace, they were now pariahs, wastefully sloshing around a few almonds in a whole lot of water for an over-priced latte they probably had to stand in line a half an hour to get. What a way to spend a Saturday. Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott lovingly scolded almond milk drinkers last year for partaking in “an abuse of a great foodstuff,” he wrote, noting that a protein-packed almond gets quite diluted in a jug of almond milk (which is mostly water)—a fool’s gold, of sorts.
McDonald’s is reportedly now serving kale in select Southern California locations, despite taking aim at the trendy leafy green vegetable in a recent ad campaign.
As consumers across the country are embracing healthier foods, PepsiCo announced that it’s removing aspartame, the controversial artificial sweetener in its popular Diet Pepsi soft drink. The company says it is switching to a sucralose-based sweetener, better known as Splenda, an artificial sweetener the company believes is less controversial than aspartame and could help declining sales rebound.
Pass the watercress. Or the arugula. I’ll even take some purple cabbage; anything dark, leafy and other than kale, please.
We reported on this story a while back and it’s now official: IKEA is offering a vegan take on its popular Swedish meatballs throughout its U.S. locations. The new IKEA vegan meatballs, named GRÖNSAKSBULLAR, made “entirely of vegetables” including the ever-popular leafy green kale, are available at IKEA locations for $4.49 for a pack of ten.
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos—the spicy, cheesy, leave your fingers day-glow orange while your stomach burns flamin’-hot snack loved by children and adults alike—is as healthy a food as is the Twinkie. But according to recent federal guidelines on healthy snack options for children, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos now qualify as a “Smart Snack” in our nation’s schools. A snack they may technically be, but smart?
I’m pretty certain that I never once–not ever!–ate quiche in the first 40 or so years of my life. That is, until a few months ago. Eggs were never my thing and quiche sounded too fancy to bother with anyway. But then I discovered vegan quiche and everything changed. It’s safe to say I’m obsessed.
You’ll be able to get healthy fast food at IKEA starting this spring. IKEA vegan meatballs are coming to their stores.
Millions of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. It’s an epidemic that’s not only treatable, but preventable. What we eat helps. These foods that lower blood sugar are plant-based, effective and just also happen to be delicious.
Washington State might be progressive when it comes to passing laws that allow the use of recreational cannabis, but it’s taking a turn back in time towards oppressing its residents freedom of speech with one of the first proposed laws of 2015: House Bill 1104—an “ag-gag” bill sponsored by state Reps. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) and and J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) that will make it illegal to record audio or video of activity taking place inside Washington factory farms without consent.