This Thanksgiving will be marking two milestones in my life. Not only is it my first Thanksgiving since becoming vegan, but it will also be our first time hosting. We're admittedly only having my mom and grandma over, but I'm still embracing my first introduction to the world of holiday hosting and, to be honest, … Continue reading A Vegan Thanksgiving
I was watching this video the other day that was about how not all vegans think alike. Several statements were made to five different vegans and they had to decide whether they agreed, strongly agreed, disagreed, or strongly disagreed. You could see that every statement received a variety of answers, so clearly the vegan community … Continue reading Can Everyone be Vegan?
I stumbled upon this creation quite accidentally, but I have to say this was a most pleasant surprise. I'm not usually a huge chocolate ice cream person (I'm more of a vanilla girl), but something about this just really did it for me. It's made with ingredients most vegans would have around their house anyway … Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)
The last couple of weeks one of my lovely stepsisters has been kind enough to share some of the produce from her garden with me. Yesterday I received some freshly cut microgreens and a fairly large container with microgreens that were still planted. She gave me a quick run down on how to harvest them, … Continue reading A Quick Run Down on Microgreens
People unfamiliar with this world often think vegans can only eat "rabbit food". If you just take a second to think about it, you'll see there are a lot of foods, even junk foods, that contain no animal products. Key example: Potatoes. Potatoes are a plant, but they make French fries, hash browns, tater tots, … Continue reading What Vegans Eat
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?
Living in a non-vegan world constantly exposes us to the fact that many people simply don't want to know the uncomfortable truth about animal agriculture. Going beyond willful ignorance, certain animals, like fish, elicit absolutely no compassion from most people. They are seen as too simple, too stupid, and too unaware to be capable of … Continue reading Our Bias Against Fish
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
I think to have a real opinion on this subject you have to understand a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes. So, let's jump right into exactly what honey is and how it's produced in a controlled setting. Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay Step 1: A male honey bee aka drone … Continue reading Vegan Gray Areas: Honey
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."- Hippocrates You've probably heard this quote at some point in your life. It's an ideology that I've come across a lot in the vegan community, but it certainly spans across a wide variety of diets/lifestyles. It's certainly a consensus that a healthy diet plays a … Continue reading Is Food Medicine?