Vegan vs Gluten-Free

Embark on a mouthwatering journey through the realm of ‘vegan vs gluten-free’ with us! We’ve kneaded out the intriguing similarities, baked up a delectable selection of permissible indulgences, and sliced through the nuanced disparities that give these diets their distinct flavors.

Plant-Based Protein: The Definitive Guide

There’s no need to ever ask vegan and vegetarians ‘where do you get your protein?’ because there are so many different ways to enjoy plant-based protein. Whether you’re a vegan, an omnivore, or choose to eat somewhere in between, there is a huge list of plant-based protein options to choose from. It’s important to note that ALL plant-based foods have protein, even unlikely foods like oranges (almost 1 gram/orange) and kale (almost 3 grams/cup, chopped). So rather than detailing every single plant food on the planet, we’re going to cover traditionally dense protein sources like nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, grains,…

Vegan Valentine’s Day Chocolate

There is a common misconception out there that vegans can’t have chocolate, and that is so untrue! Check out these vegan Valentine’s day chocolate options. We have some that you can make and some that you can buy.

The Great Vegan Search Engine: A Custom Google Search Tool for Vegans

Eat Drink Better’s own Becky Striepe has launched a fantastically cool tool for vegans: it’s a custom Google search tool she’s dubbed “The Great Vegan Search Engine.” We were all pretty impressed and thought you might want to check it out too. I got the deets from Becky on the project. Here’s how you can benefit, too.

Are All Nuts Created Equal?

Becky’s recent post about the health benefits of nuts made me curious. Since they’re so good for you, which ones should you eat? Is one better than another?

Eating Vegan at National Restaurant Chains

You never know when you are heading out for a meal with a group and need to do the best you can with the menu you are given. No matter where you may be in the U.S. (and Canada), you should have no problem finding a decent meal at any of the places on the list below. Obviously, chain restaurants aren’t ideal most of the time, but part of eating vegan in social situations is about showing that veganism isn’t all about sacrifice, right? For a lot of folks, eating out at these big chains is where it’s at.

Guayaki Yerba Mate Review

There’s nothing like beginning the day with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Usually, I pour myself a cup of tea to wake up with, but I recently had the opportunity to try several different blends of Guayaki yerba mate. I might have started a new habit.

Eating Vegan at Disney’s Epcot

If you’re setting out on a summer tour of Florida and thinking about some of the Orlando theme parks, Walt Disney World Resort has got you covered if you or anyone in your vacationing group follows a special diet. One of the best parks to visit is Disney’s Epcot and their world showcase, where you’ll find a variety of international places to dine.

Eating Vegan: A Low Carb Vegan Diet

Switching to a plant-based diet can be very beneficial to your health and to your waistline, but for folks who are used to following a low carb diet it can be a little bit tricky. Doable, but tricky.

Non-GMO is Fastest Growing Natural Food Category

With increasing consumer concerns over genetically modified foods, sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products are growing—fast. According to natural food market research firm SPINS, Non-GMO Project verified product sales grew 27% over the past year, making it the fastest growing segment in the natural and organic food industry. In addition, Non-GMO verified product sales totaled $450 million in 2010.

Vegan Ice Cream Challenge: Tempt Chocolate Fudge

It’s been hovering in the upper 90s here in Atlanta, and weather like this makes me crave ice cream like no other. This year, I’m on the hunt for my favorite vegan ice cream! The plan is to try new pints each week and share my findings right here. I know, it’s a tough life I’ve got. This week’s pick was a suggestion from my pal Rachael who works at the local co-op. It turns out they carry Living Harvest’s Tempt, a hemp-based ice cream. Hemp! I was pretty excited to try this one. Hemp is really excellent for you.…

Wheatless Wednesday: Five Gluten-Free Alternatives to Traditional Wheat Pasta

There’s so much more to the wonderful world of noodles than old-world durum semolina pasta. And no, I’m not talking about substituting stringy spaghetti squash or strips of summer squash for pastalicious goodness.  Did you know there are gluten-free noodles made from rice, soy protein, quinoa, and even sweet potato starch? [social_buttons] Rice Vermicelli These thin noodles made from rice flour are also known as rice sticks or simply rice noodles. After cooking, rice vermicelli have a pleasant, creamy-white color. Cellophane Noodles Unlike rice vermicelli, cellophane noodles turn clear after cooking and are generally made from the starch of mung…

Vegan Ice Cream Challenge: Good Karma Organic Rice Divine

It’s been hovering in the upper 90s here in Atlanta, and weather like this makes me crave ice cream like no other. This year, I’m on the hunt for my favorite vegan ice cream! The plan is to try new pints each week and share my findings right here. I know, it’s a tough life I’ve got. OK, confession: We had a strange temperature drop over the weekend, but I remained dedicated to my quest. This is in the name of science, after all! I got adventurous this week and picked up a pint of organic, gluten free Banana Fudge…

Natural Menopause Relief-Turn Down Your Internal Thermostat

Women experiencing menopause and peri-menopause often wonder if there is anything they can do alleviate their symptoms naturally. Hot flashes, headaches, mood swings, weight gain, fatigue, sleepless nights and decreased libido are some common symptoms that can be reduced by some simple diet and lifestyle changes. With all the debates on hormone replacement, isn’t it nice to know you have the power to change how you feel naturally. Food Suggestions: Certain foods can actually cause night sweats and hot flashes. To see if you are eating your way to an internal heat wave, consider keeping a Hot Flash Journal. Try…

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