Dairy-Free Dessert-Inspired Breakfast Recipes for #NationalMilkDay

It’s #NationalMilkDay, but going dairy-free doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. There’s a wide variety of plant-based milks to choose from that are both delicious and nutritious. Plus–they’re not just for drinking. Non-dairy milks like almond, soy, and cashew are also perfect for cooking and baking and can seamlessly replace cow’s milk in any recipe. Not sure which to use? No … Read More

TryVeg & Joyful Food Markets Bring Fresh Food to DC Families

TryVeg.com is proud to be this year’s sponsor of the Joyful Food Market at Drew Elementary School in Washington, DC. This fully vegan “market” in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank pops up at the Ward 7 school every month, offering students 15lbs each of fresh produce and healthy non-perishables. Simple recipes and lessons on nutritious plant-based eating are also … Read More

10 of Our Favorite Vegan Halloween Candies

Though many people go vegan for their health (and for animals or the environment!), there’s nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while–especially if you can do that while ditching cruel dairy, eggs, and other animal products. Whether its a fully-vegan company or an “accidentally vegan” classic, there are all kinds of options for trick-or-treaters with a sweet tooth … Read More

Cincinnati Eatery Hopes to Bring Plant-Based Eating to Your Doorstep

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As compassionate and healthy eating continues to gain popularity, the plant-based market is booming. From shopping at stores to ordering at restaurants, more and more consumers are choosing nutritious and sustainable vegan meals at an affordable price. In cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC and often beyond, it’s even easy to have a delicious plant-based meal delivered … Read More

10 Vegan Clothing Companies to Help You Wear Your Message

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Vegan fashion isn’t just about wearing clothes free from animal products. Sometimes, it also means displaying your ethical stance and using your style to communicate your message! To make shopping easy, we’ve compiled a list of ten companies that sell vegan-wear that is not only free of animal products and unethical fast-fashion practices, but that also encourages veganism in a … Read More

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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These gooey flourless peanut butter cookies are simple to prepare and perfect to share. They’re an easy gluten-free baked treat that can be recreated with any nut or seed butter of your choice. Add oatmeal, raisins, or vegan chocolate chips for a extra special treat that you and your friends will love to eat. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Votes: 0 … Read More

Vegan Health & Intimacy Products

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Did you know that it is common to test on animals and incorporate animal byproducts in the production of condoms, tampons, and pads? Luckily, cruelty-free options are easy to find! Switching to vegan health and intimacy products improves the lives of animals, humans, and the planet, and there are plenty of options. We’ve compiled a list of some of the … Read More

Interview With Genesis Butler, Inspiring Young Activist

At this year’s Animal Rights National Conference we were able to meet up with young animal activist, Genesis Butler. At age ten, Genesis became the youngest ever TedX speaker when she gave her inspiring talk on healing the planet through vegan eating. Now, she continues to advocate for animals through speaking engagements, social media, and has even started her own foundation … Read More

Cookie Dough Nice Cream

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This Cookie Dough Nice Cream is a cold and creamy treat that is simple to prepare and completely dairy-free.  Make you own cookie dough using this recipe from TryVeg.com, or purchase a vegan prepared option. To assemble, simply blend and freeze for a naturally sweet treat. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a … Read More

Caribbean Soul Bowl with Barbecue Jerk Jackfruit

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      Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes and hosts cooking demos, develops online trainings and multimedia content for TryVeg.com, and coordinates collaborations with vegan influencers. Her recipes have been featured on FOX45 Baltimore, Let’s … Read More

8 Vegan Recipes For Your Independence Day Celebration

Many outlets have been citing vegan eating as the hottest food trend of 2018. Plant-based products have been flying off shelves, and all signs point to them continuing to sizzle this summer. Your Independence Day barbecue (or any other summer celebration!) is the perfect place to show off some impressive vegan recipes. We’ve put together a few delicious ideas to … Read More

9 Tips for Traveling While Vegan this Summer

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Traveling while vegan (especially if you’re new to the lifestyle) can seem daunting, but there’s really no reason to panic. With some simple preparation, it’s easy and fun to remain vegan on a summer trip–or any time! Whether you’re flying, road-tripping, or even camping, vegan food is abundant and delicious. To help, we’ve put together a few tips to make … Read More

Growing Up Veg: COK Interns Share Their Stories

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This summer, Compassion Over Killing is joined by two dedicated Outreach Interns in DC, Soleil and Erika. Both are vegans and inspiring animal rights activists who went vegetarian at a young age. Check out this interview, in which they share their stories of growing up veg! What made you go vegetarian as a child? E: I grew up with a … Read More

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

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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

Baked Fudgy Chocolate Donuts

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These chocolate cake donuts are simultaneously rich and light. Skip the plant-based baking substitutes — all you need is club soda and a bit of applesauce to create a baked treat that everyone will crave. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making … Read More