I recently invested in a new vegan cookbook, The Happy Herbivore, and I could not be happier. Not only do I have hundreds of new recipes to choose from, but the author, Lindsay S. Nixon must be a Southern girl… …because the pages of Herbivore are filled with Southern and Creole style dishes (veganized) that would make […]
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A newly published study links red meat consumption to increased mortality from all causes, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.
For many reasons, more people than ever before are exploring vegan, vegetarian, or other types of plant-based diets. If you’re trying to make conscious decisions about avoiding animal ingredients, knowing how to read and interpret food labels is a vital and valuable skill: animal products turn up in strange places!
Every year, from the end of November until Christmas Eve, a large Christmas market is set up in the center of Wrocław, Poland. It includes tons of little stalls selling handmade toys, handmade crafts of various sorts, clothes, food, drinks, sweets, etc. As far as the ready-to-eat food goes, there generally aren’t many options […]
As you prepare to celebrate Hanukkah this year, make it a little green by serving vegan or vegetarian foods, which are cruelty-free and entirely sustainable. Transforming your regular Hanukkah spread into one that includes plant-based components will spread joy, happiness, and good health to all.
Make your favorite mashed potato dish without butter or regular milk with some easy and practical substitutions–use a vegan milk and margarine or olive oil instead!
Now that fall is here the results of my summer heirloom bean project are in: a total yield of almost four pounds of beautiful dry beans of several types. In all I grew seven runner beans and five varieties of “common” beans in my suburban garden. Why the excitement? I think it’s fantastic to be able to grow a healthy, delicious, protein source in my own back and front yards. Besides that, I love the versatility of bean dishes, and the varieties are endless if you search beyond the grocery store. You can grow your own and enjoy cooking them all winter.
Jen Masterson works at Wollersheim winery in Wisconsin where they produce 17 regional and varietal wines, all of them vegetarian. Jen has been working on a number of food and wine pairing options for Vegetarian Thanksgivings and she shares them with us today.
Rather than packing a lunch loaded up with animal products like meat, cheese, and milk, try upping the health factor and adding more plant-based foods to your kids’ packed lunches.
Some great ideas for a vegan Halloween that your entire family will love.
It seems like the differences between those that want to cook and be healthy and those that want quick, cheap meals is becoming more defined. What can we do to make a difference?
I know, it’s hard to imagine why gummy bears wouldn’t be vegetarian, but most gummy bears contain gelatin, which is an animal product. So, you can imagine my delight when the folks at Goody Good Stuff contacted me about trying out their gelatin-free gummies! Unfortunately, the Koala Gummy Bears weren’t vegan, since they contain beeswax, but the Sour Fruit Salad was totally vegan. The whole line of Goody Good Stuff is also gluten free!
I just got back from a visit to Atlanta, Georgia where I got to a visit to some outrageous farmer’s markets. All of that fresh, local fruit inspired this recipe for a peach salsa that will go great with just about anything.