What’s great about Thanksgiving? Lots of things, but pumpkin is one of them. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin casserole and pumpkin desserts. All of which taste great, but are not always easy to make if you’re going vegan. So we did a little digging and found five pumpkin-inspired desserts for Thanksgiving that are all sans dairy. Even if you’re not vegan, you have to admit, these look pretty awesome. Take a look: More
As much as we like to tout vegetarian and vegan diets (or at least, cutting out meat and dairy) on this site, the fact is that veganism just might not work for everyone. For example, it apparently doesn’t work for Justin Bieber, who tried it out at the behest of his mentor, Usher. And, apparently, it turned him into kind of a pill. More
Director Marisa Miller Wolfson openly admits that she used to make fun of her vegetarians friends. But, like most vegetarians and vegans, she had a come-to-tofu moment when she watched a small, independent film about the meat industry. So she wrote, edited, and directed her own. It’s called Vegucated, and it’s required viewing for meat-eaters and non-meat-eaters alike. More
If you watch the Food Network, chances are you’ve tuned into the Great Food Truck Race at some point–or you’ve at least heard of it. While food trucks are a definite step up from traditional sidewalk carts (think: boiled peanuts and hot dogs), the latest and greatest food trucks are offering a healthier variety–and quite possibly changing the way America eats.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster recently became a vegan, a fact broadcasted to millions of NFL viewers on Saturday when Arian’s sample meal plan showed up on the screen during a game. Arian’s diet of veggies and quinoa has been controversial in the offseason, but I hope his new eating habits will open people’s minds to the fact that meat isn’t always necessary to be a great athlete.
First the good news: You know those brown-spotted, rotting bananas on your kitchen counter that you swear you’ll make banana bread with? You may not have to deal with them anymore. Now the bad news: Those very same bananas may not be the vegan fruit you thought they were once you find out what’s on them. More
It has been ten years since I last ate red meat, and seven years since I stopped eating all meat. But there are still times when I wrestle with the decision. Sometimes, in my busy, not-good-at-cooking, perpetually-eating-in-restaurants life, I ask … More
August 10th is National S’mores Day. But if you’re a vegetarian or vegan–which means you probably don’t eat gelatin–you may have a hard time with the celebration. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to make your own vegan marshmallows that are gelatin-free and still perfect for roasting. More
Last week, we were pretty amazed by how many readers were willing to confess their favorite weird foods to eat when no one was watching. And it made us wonder: what other secrets are our readers hiding. Like, for example, are there any cheating vegans among us who, even just occasionally, slip a bit of cheese? Or, if they don’t actually do it, do they at least mess all those animal products? Ever? We received mixed results, but overall, the answer was “Yes.” More
Since going vegetarian, I’ve had to get resourceful about making sure I got healthy and adequate sources of protein. And you know what? It’s not as hard as you might think to get this macronutrient from different plant-based sources. As a general rule of thumb, you need 0.4 grams of protein per body weight each day (so a 150-pound person would need roughly 60 grams). This helps to ensure a healthy muscle mass, immune system, and heart and respiratory functions. Even if you’re a meat-eater, take a look at these 10 meat-free ways to get your protein each day and be inspired to try something new: