Nowadays, there are such realistic mock meats on the market. But if you want to take a look back at the original mock meat, you’ve gotta try TVP. Short for “textured vegetable protein,” TVP was the classic “vegan meat”—and it’s still used widely for stuff like vegan sloppy joes. In this post, I’ll answer 8 … Read more 8 Things You Should Know About TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)
Salads are probably the healthiest meals you can eat—and they’re one of the vegan options that’s available almost everywhere. The tricky part? Finding vegan croutons. Luckily for you, I just checked the ingredients for 100+ store-bought croutons to find the vegan options! Are Croutons Vegan? Most croutons are not vegan, as they usually contain cheese, … Read more Vegan Crouton Brands: 13 Store-Bought Options
If you’re wondering about vegan options for store-bought pasta sauce, you’re in the right place. I read the ingredients for 182 pasta sauces to create this post. I used my 13 years of vegan experience to assess which ones are vegan… And I have good news. Is Pasta Sauce Vegan? Pasta sauce is usually vegan. … Read more List of Vegan Pasta Sauce Brands [182 Products Checked]
Did you know the “salsa” dance got its name from the food? Yep. Salsa is just that good. Now, if you’re newly vegan, you may be wondering if you can still indulge in salsa—and which specific brands are in the clear. Well, for this guide, I read the ingredients for 123 different salsa products you … Read more Is Salsa Vegan? [Brand List: 123 Products Checked]
Last year, I went about a month eating a block of tofu every single day. It was pretty enjoyable, actually, and it seemed to help my strength training. But I eventually decided to cut back. Why? In this post, I’ll share the research that made me decide to limit my tofu consumption a bit. I’ll … Read more Eating a Block of Tofu a Day: How Much Tofu Is Too Much?
On dairy farms, calves are typically separated from their mothers within 24 hours of birth. On beef farms, it often happens later, after a few months. From an emotional perspective, many people wonder how this affects the cows. Do cows miss their calves? Cows seem to miss their calves for at least a day or … Read more Do Cows Miss Their Calves?
Paper products can catch fire in the microwave. Unfortunately, I know this from experience. One time, I had to carry a smoking microwave outside because I tried to make popcorn in a brown paper bag. Oops… That said, paper towels are safe to microwave, aren’t they? Paper towels are generally considered safe to microwave. The … Read more Can Paper Towels Go in the Microwave? 6 Things to Know
You’ve probably heard an argument go something like this… A vegan or animal rights activist says “Milk is cruel.” Then someone responds, “Cows need to be milked, or they could die.” They say, “Cows like being milked.” But is it true? What happens if a cow isn’t milked? If you don’t milk a lactating cow, … Read more What Happens If You Don’t Milk a Cow?
I’ve been running a survey for the past few months, asking my blog readers about their biggest struggles with veganism. I’ve gotten hundreds of answers, including dining out, unsupportive family members, and more. But do you want to know the most common answer, out of everything? It’s giving up cheese. Yep. This one food causes … Read more How to Stop Craving Cheese: 14 Tips to Quit for Good
Graham crackers are often seen as synonymous with honey, and therefore not vegan-friendly. However, I recently decided to challenge this assumption. I went and checked 57 different graham cracker products to find out how many vegan options we actually have. I found 14 vegan graham cracker options: Annie’s Organic Chocolate Chip Bunny Grahams Annie’s Organic … Read more Vegan Graham Cracker Brands: Full List [57 Products Checked]