Vegetables = Top Food Trend for 2016!

Move over meat and cheese, veggies are taking center stage plate in 2016. Trend lists by publications, research orgs, and major media outlets are all listing veggies as a top food trend for the new year. Plants are rising in popularity at fast casual eateries, in the kitchens of top tier chefs, on supermarket shelves, and everywhere else food is found. QSR (Quick … Read More

Sink Your Teeth Into These 5 “Meaty” Fruits & Veggies

Have you ever thought that giving up meat means giving up those hearty flavors and textures that you’re used to?  Maybe you’ve heard that old vegetarian stereotype about “rabbit food” and wonder “How am I ever supposed to fill up on lettuce and celery?” (But seriously, does The 300 Pound Vegan look like he shares a diet with a tiny little … Read More

FDA Ruling: Just Mayo Can Still Be Called Mayo

According to an important new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration, it turns out that Just Mayo made without eggs is, well … it still can be called mayo.  And while this may not have been a debate in most consumers’ minds, the egg industry has been scrambling to thwart the success of Just Mayo, a popular plant-based (egg-free) … Read More

How to Positively Influence Your Meat-Eating Family During the Holidays

If you’re like a lot of people living a plant-based lifestyle, your relatives may not share your enthusiasm for veggies, fruits, and Field Roast. And since the holidays usually mean lots of potentially challenging family time, ‘Tis the season for stress! But dinner with your meat-eating family doesn’t have to be miserable. True, it can be tough to sit next to someone chowing down … Read More

5 New Vegan Cookbooks to Give as Holiday Gifts

If you’re scrambling to fulfill the last of your holiday gift list, cookbooks are always a win. You’ll be helping friends and loved ones enhance their kitchen skills, all while subtly spreading the vegan message. Because people need to know plant-based foods are just as delicious (if not more so!) than the alternative. There may only be only a handful of … Read More

How Not to Die Author Offers 3 Ways to Live Longer

When it comes to the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Michael Greger is an encyclopedia of knowledge. A doctor, lecturer and founder of NutritionFacts.org, he’s an invaluable resource for shooting down the many misconceptions about a veg diet. Dr. Greger just released a compellingly titled new book: How Not to Die. In it, he talks about how the vast majority … Read More

5 Reasons Fish Are Smarter Than You Think

When it comes to animals who people consider warm and fuzzy, fish are typically overlooked. Given their cold-blooded biology and underwater residence, it can be more difficult to relate to them than their mammalian counterparts. And because they look, act, and live very differently from animals we’re used to interacting with, we often assume fish can’t feel pain (they don’t scream, … Read More

6 Tips for the Perfect Plant-Based Thanksgiving

For those on the path to a plant-based diet, Thanksgiving and other holidays can feel a bit daunting — at least initially. Though there’s no need to feel left out of the festivities! What about all the traditional family recipes full of meat, dairy, and eggs? Easy: Given them a compassionate makeover! With a little pre-planning and advance prep, navigating these group dinners … Read More

6 Reasons Turkeys Are Too Awesome to Eat

Turkeys are a seriously underrated animal. Misinformation and silly urban myths (remember the one about drowning in the rain?!) about the species have persisted for decades, but the truth is, they’re intelligent, affectionate birds who deserve freedom and respect. Tragically, Thanksgiving is a horror show for these special animals. 45 million are butchered every year, just to make their way onto dinner plates. With all … Read More

Plant-Based Alternatives for Bacon Lovers

In a meat product popularity contest, bacon would probably take home top honors. Processed pork clearly has a lot of fans, and it gets added to everything from chocolate to bourbon to mayonnaise. Sadly, however, making it means the massacre of millions of pigs — each of whom is a sentient, intelligent individual. Not to mention, bacon is a killer … Read More

10 Vegan Kitchen Tricks to Make Your Life Way Easier

Adopting a plant-based diet can seem daunting… at first. If you don’t know an egg replacer from an Eggo waffle, it helps to have a little guidance. And who better to lend a hand than a vegan chef, teacher, and cookbook author? We talked to Chef Mark Reinfeld, co-author of The 30-Minute Vegan and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw, among other … Read More

No Tricks: 10 Easy Cruelty-Free Treats for a Humane Halloween!

Everyone’s favorite haunted holiday is just a few days away, and ingredients in the usual lineup of Halloween treats can be pretty horrifying, indeed. Gelatin! Milk! Egg whites! <shudder> Scary stuff. Frankly, it can seem impossible to avoid animal products on this particular holiday — so what’s a veg eater to do? Luckily, there are plenty of sweet treats that are cruelty-free, totally delicious, … Read More

4 Awesome Vegan Seafood Options

From shrimp cocktail to sushi, seafood is a diverse category of foodstuffs. Lots of people on the plant-based path tend to resist abandoning these options, often assuming that fish and shellfish don’t feel pain. Sadly, science shows they do, and thanks to habitat destruction, overfishing, and by-catch issues, the worldwide appetite for seafood is ravaging our oceans, so it’s more important … Read More

Miss Eggs? Here are Some Vegan Egg Substitutes

Be it sunny side up, over easy, or hard boiled — most of us grew up eating eggs in the morning. A breakfast, baking, and binding staple, it seems like eggs are EVERYWHERE. Unfortunately, eggs are bad for human health; inhumane for hens and chicks; detrimental for the environment; and in increasingly short supply. Luckily, if you’re a lover of … Read More

New Study Reveals Fish Can Multitask. Yes, Multitask.

Fish are incredible animals. Sure, they may look and act differently than our cats and dogs at home, but new research continues to reveal that fish are complex, intelligent animals. We’ve already confirmed that these sea creatures are fully capable of feeling pain. And we know they use tools. But who would have guessed these animals can multitask, too? According … Read More