5 Super Bowl Snacks to Impress Your Pre-Vegan Friends

As far as Super Bowl Sunday is concerned, gridiron-inspired get togethers tend to take the whole pigskin tradition a little too seriously (pork rinds are still a thing?!). As a growing number of Americans, including athletes — yes, evenfootball players! — are increasingly ditching meat, Super Bowl spreads are being redefined with “meaty” plant-based foods that are every bit as hearty and … Read More

The Easiest Vegan Shopping List Ever

Navigating the supermarket as a new vegan can be intimidating, to say the least. So many familiar items, taunting you with their animal ingredients! It takes time before you’ll be speed-shopping the produce aisle and reading labels like a ninja. To help make your life a lot easier as you embark on a plant-based path, we’ve put together a simple vegan shopping … Read More

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

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

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

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 3 Vegan Egg Substitute Options

Be it sunny side up, over easy, or hard boiled — most of us grew up eating eggs in the a.m. 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 (thanks to the avian flu). Luckily, … Read More

No Whey: All Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies Are Now Vegan!

As the Girls Scout’s say: Be prepared! Are you ready  for the 2015 cookie season? Here’s what you need to know: the latest news is that all of their Thin Mint cookies are now vegan! Last March, we shared the news about how Girl Scout cookies were starting to head down the vegan path: half the Thin Mints on the … Read More

Five Foods This Kickass Vegan Nutritionist Can’t Live Without!

Great news! Protecting animals is easy in 2015: in fact, choosing compassionate vegan foods is one of the most effective steps each one of us can take to help protect animals. It’s also a great way we can protect our own health. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to stand up for your health and for animals, you can … Read More

Eating Sustainably

“A substantial reduction of impacts [from agriculture] would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.” – United Nations Every time we sit down to eat, we can stand up for the Earth and all of its inhabitants simply by leaving animals off our plates. Compassion Over Killing’s informative Eating Sustainably brochure is packed with … Read More