“What is Nooch?” And Other Un/Common Vegan Ingredients

vegan ingredients

Whether you’re new to veganism or just beginning to get into cooking at home, there may be some ingredients you come across that you’ve never heard of. That’s okay! Here’s a quick guide explaining some of these new foods so that you can start experimenting in the kitchen. Nutritional Yeast When you first delved into vegan cooking, this was probably … Read More

Kip Andersen on ‘What the Health:’ It’s ‘So Liberating to Free Yourself from this Horrific Industry’

In 2014, Cowspiracy showed the world how animal agriculture is destroying the planet. Now, What the Health is here to reveal how the very same industry is sabotaging human health and killing millions of Americans every year. The powerful new documentary (now available on Netflix!) follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he seeks the truth about the consequences of eating animal products — and … Read More

Netflix Documentaries to Add to Your Watch List

Have some time? Netflix awaits. And if you’re looking to get a little education along with your binge watching, there are a ton of quality, available-for-streaming-now documentaries about plant-based eating or about animals. To get you in an advocacy state of mind, we’ve picked a few of our favorites flicks for your next night in. Here are seven Netflix documentaries … Read More

It’s World Vegan Month: 6 Easy Recipes to Get You on the Plant-Based Path

It’s the holiday season, and while we love many festive occasions, we can’t help but be especially excited by one particular celebration: World Vegan Month! This is the chance for eaters everywhere to learn more about a cruelty-free lifestyle — and hopefully try lots of delicious herbivorous eats. If you’re thinking about giving veganism a try (or if you’re already vegan and … Read More

Vegan Diets for Athletes: The Power of Plants

Despite what you may have learned in school, plants are loaded with power and can fuel you to a supercharged physique! In fact, an increasing number of athletes attribute their success in part to their healthy vegan diet, which they consider the ultimate “performance enhancer.” Just ask UFC Fighter Nate Diaz (seen here), who recently conquered the formerly undefeated Conor McGregor in … 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

Three Simple Tips for Raising Vegan Kids

A growing number of kids are, well, growing up vegan! Polls show that the Millenial generation now makes up 42% of vegetarians and vegans in America – and are carving out their own version of “mainstream” by raising their children with healthier and more humane foods too. This is good news everyone! Last week, the UK’s Guardian featured an article … 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

Controlling Your Weight

Obesity rates in the US continue to increase at an alarming rate. In fact more than one-third of American adults and almost 17% of youth are classified as “obese.” According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death”. … Read More

Stopping Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is widely considered preventable, yet, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it accounts for about 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in the US. And while it was once associated with older age, Type 2 diabetes is now considered a worldwide epidemic that includes increasing numbers of children and young adults being diagnosed … Read More

Preventing Cancer

There is also strong and growing scientific evidence that a vegetarian diet lowers the risk of developing various types of cancer. Health and nutrition researcher Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of the groundbreaking and best-selling book The China Study found that “no chemical carcinogen is nearly so important in causing human cancer as animal protein.” A recent study funded by … Read More

Beating Heart Disease

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. The good news is that clinical studies are showing how, in many cases, heart disease can be prevented — and even reversed — simply by choosing plant-based foods. In fact, a few years … Read More