First Look: DC VegFest 2019’s TryVeg Tasting Booth

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TryVeg followers will recognize COK Vegan Food & Lifestyle Coach Jessica Carter–but have you ever seen her in action? Those in the Washington, DC area will have the opportunity to this weekend at the DC VegFest on Sunday, August 11th. In its first year, the TryVeg Tasting Booth will be located on Nationals Park’s Terrace level. You’ll be able to … Read More

An Interview with Mark Perlmutter of VegReady

TryVeg had the opportunity to chat with Mark Perlmutter, the passionate vegan behind VegReady, a healthy and convenient vegan meal service. From his home in Peru where the meals are produced, Mark explained his motivation for starting the company: “VegReady strives to make ridiculously convenient plant-based meals, so that millions of non-vegans can begin replacing two fast food meals each … Read More

This Father’s Day Fight Heart Disease With Plants

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of men in the United States? As early as age 45, men run a huge risk of sudden death due to heart disease. Luckily, there are steps dads –and everyone–can take to prevent or mitigate dangerous heart complications. According to various studies and research by the Physicians Committee for Responsible … Read More

Vegan-Friendly Jobs for High School and College Students

Guest blog by Leah DeFreitas, Compassion Over Killing Outreach intern If you’re a vegan student looking for a job right now, chances are you… Are looking for a part time or summer job. Have no formal degree. Have minimal job experience. Are starting to get a little bit desperate. Whether it’s gas, tuition, rent, cell phone bills, or even just … Read More

All Moms Need Your Love on Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is a special holiday that offers an opportunity to express our love for our own moms and compassion for all mothers, including those who sadly spend their lives on factory farms: mother pigs, mother cows, and mother chickens.

6 Meatless But Meaty Vegan Recipes

Even after we go vegan, it’s totally natural to crave the foods we grew up on, even if they involve animal products. After all, a lot of us were omnivores for decades before learning about veganism and deciding to adopt a more compassionate lifestyle! Though not everyone wants to emulate meat-like tastes and textures (and that’s ok!), it can often … Read More

Eco-Friendly Vegan Bags

The market for vegan fashion is growing rapidly–just like the market for plant-based food! More and more brands are choosing kinder and more sustainable materials that are just as stylish and durable. Spring is just around the corner, and for many that means a wardrobe change. It’s time to embrace light colors, florals (for spring? groundbreaking.), and luxurious weekender bags … Read More

11 Vegan Pantry Staples and Where to Buy Them

Going vegan means overhauling your pantry just a little bit — with delicious vegan foods! It’s easier than ever, with plenty of vegan versions of what’s behind your cupboard doors. Below are some of our go-to pantry staples that we just have to have at all times, including delicious ingredients like “nooch” that might be hard for a new vegan to find … Read More

Earth-Friendly Recipes to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Climate scientists, companies, and citizens alike are concerned over the threat of climate change and emphasizing our need to reduce our impact–and fast. Luckily, there’s a simple recipe for protecting the earth: Pick vegan foods! In a report feared by the meat industry, the prestigious EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health made something clear: to mitigate a climate crisis, … Read More

Vegan Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Ask someone what prompted them to go vegan, and there’s a good chance they’ll say they were captivated and exposed to the truth by one of many vegan documentaries. There are few better ways to steel your resolve to make a change than impactful stories, moving footage, and information on Whether you’re looking for a little motivation or hoping to … Read More

No Fishes in These Delicious Dishes

Fish are incredible animals! They show affection, can multitask, and some even use tools. They can also feel pain and suffering, just like other animals. So let’s keep our finned friends off our plates! Ocean eco-systems are facing many threats, from overfishing, to pollution, to habitat destruction, and more. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to help save the sea by … Read More

Daiya Is Making Vegan Cream Cheese Mainstream

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Mornings just got tastier, as leading vegan cheese brand Daiya churned out its deliciously dairy-free cream cheese in popular coffee and bagel chains Einstein Bros., Noah’s New York Bagels, and Bruegger’s Bagels! This delicious shmear is vegan, gluten free, and oh-so-tasty on a hearty bagel. Daiya and its partners are setting a great example in the vegan breakfast space, while … Read More

7 Vegan Egg Replacements for Baking

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We’re here to show you why vegan baking is a piece of cake! Anything you’re baking–muffins, bread, cakes, or brownies–can be made vegan with just a couple tweaks! Gone are the days of relying on cruelly produced cow’s milk and eggs to make a delectable dessert. For some baking ideas and “accidentally vegan” baking mixes, check out our video with … Read More

Scoop Up These Exciting Vegan Ice Creams

Innovative new vegan options are hitting the ice cream aisle as consumers increasingly choose dairy-free products that are kinder to cows and to their health. Look for these exciting ice creams on your next trip to the store! Magnum Non-Dairy Bars Already being enjoyed in the UK, these chocolate-covered bars are now making their stateside debut in non-dairy classic and … Read More

8 Vegan Snacks to Serve on Game Day

Whether you’re watching the World Cup, World Series, Super Bowl, or Puppy Bowl, there are certain foods that just scream “game day.” Pigs in a blanket, buffalo wings, sliders–these are all snacks heavily laden with animal products. Or are they?  More and more people are going vegan–including successful athletes powered by plants–and that means a growing selection of deliciously meat-, dairy-, and … Read More