Eating Vegan

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What’s in Subway Avocado? [updated]

An avocado option would really turn a veggie sub into a more filling sandwich, but I was wary, since fast food joints love additives that often include animal ingredients. When I got home from my trip, I checked it out on Subway’s website, and lo and behold: the avocado is just….avocado! Here’s a screenshot from their ingredients list (pdf):

June 24th

5 Food New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions related to food are probably some of the most common. I guess it makes sense, given that food is such a central part of our lives and is also such a central part of many of our problems. Of course, as Heather pointed out earlier today, a lot of people don’t take […]

December 31st

Eating Vegan: Top Ten Kitchen Staples

One of the misconceptions about vegan eats is that you’re either living on salads or making some kind of elaborate, fake-meat based meal. That can’t be farther from the truth! Sure, I dig a good salad from time to time, but most of the meals we eat around here are much heartier and take less […]

July 7th

Eating Vegan: Hidden Animal Ingredients

We touched on hidden animal ingredients briefly when talking about the gelatin problem, but there are a number of other animal products in food that you might not suspect just based on the name. Here’s a roundup of some common hidden animal ingredients. Feel free to add any you know of in the comments!

June 30th

Eating Vegan: The Gelatin Problem

Reader Lisa had a great question about eating vegan: I have a vegetarian friend and she told me she doesn’t eat jello or gummy bears because some gelatin is made from bone marrow. Is there a vegan friendly alternative? Sounds a little bit gross, but it’s true. According to Fit Sugar, gelatin is “made by […]

May 26th

Eating Vegan: Answering the Egg Question

Last week, a commenter on my post about giving up cheese mentioned that eggs are a real stumbling block for her. She didn’t specify whether it was eggs in baking or the whole egg that she missed, but either way it’s a topic that bears addressing! While I can’t promise that there’s a reasonable vegan […]

January 28th

Eating Vegan: The Cheese Problem

Probably 80% of the time when I tell someone that I’m vegan the first words out of that person’s mouth are, “I could not live without cheese!” The other 20% of reactions are usually about steak or bacon, sometimes in a mean-spirited way and sometimes not. Today, though, I wanted to talk a little about […]

January 14th