Reflecting on my First Year as a Vegan

At the onset of 2019, I made the goal to go vegetarian for the month of January. I was intrigued by the idea of veganism, but was too timid to jump right into it. However, it didn't take long at all before I decided to throw apprehension to the wind. I don't know the exact … Continue reading Reflecting on my First Year as a Vegan

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What does Good Vegan Nutrition Actually Look Like?

I've seen a lot of misinformation out there about which plant foods are good sources of key nutrients. There was an image going around that stated that broccoli had even more protein per calorie than beef does. This is incredibly misleading. Think about how caloric beef is compared to broccoli. Now imagine how much broccoli … Continue reading What does Good Vegan Nutrition Actually Look Like?

Vegan Gray Areas: The Impossible Whopper

Yesterday was the day when the Impossible Whopper premiered in all U.S. Burger King locations. There are several reasons why the vegan-ess of Impossible Meat is in question and separate concerns over the preparation of the Whoppers themselves (not to mention the larger health and financial ramifications).  I ordered one of these sandwiches today (no … Continue reading Vegan Gray Areas: The Impossible Whopper

Fermented Foods: the What, the How, and the Why

Fermentation is a process in which bacteria and yeast convert carbohydrates into alcohols. This not only acts as a method of preservation, but also promotes the growth of probiotics (healthy bacteria). Basically by fermenting your food you're making it healthier, making it last longer, and giving it a zesty, tart flavor. Some examples of fermented … Continue reading Fermented Foods: the What, the How, and the Why