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)
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
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
There are a few points of controversy when it comes to vegans with pets. The first is the question of whether “pet ownership” is vegan at all. Some vegans believe “owning” another animal is fundamentally counter to the idea of animal liberation. In practice, most vegans are okay with owning pets… But there’s another question … Read more 13 Herbivore Pets That Are Great for Vegans and Vegetarians
The SNAP program for food assistance gives out more than $50 billion in benefits each year. With so many benefits going around, you might be wondering: What exactly can you get with that EBT card of yours? Can you buy energy drinks? Energy drinks that are sold as food and labeled with “Nutrition Facts” are EBT approved. … Read more Can You Buy Energy Drinks With Food Stamps? [List of Brands]
Nutritional yeast is one of the most polarizing ingredients I know of. For every vegan who’s obsessed with it, you can also find someone who tried it once and hated it. Personally, I fall on the “love it” side of things. In this post, I’ll answer a bunch of the most common questions about what … Read more Nutritional Yeast Taste: 12 Common Questions Answered
So, you left your hummus out overnight. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. (Just kidding—it happens to the best of us.) But now you’re wondering: Is this hummus still safe to eat? Hummus left out for more than two hours (including overnight) should be thrown away according to USDA recommendations. Even if you plan … Read more Hummus Left Out Overnight: Is It Safe to Eat?
So, you left your beans out overnight… Shame on you. (Just kidding—it happens to the best of us.) Now, the big question is whether you can safely just reheat and eat these beans, or if they have to go in the trash. According to USDA recommendations, cooked beans left out overnight (or for more than … Read more Cooked Beans Left Out Overnight: Are They Safe to Eat?
Anchovies can contribute a few different tastes to a dish. They’re salty, they’ve got a “umami” taste (the fifth taste) due to their glutamate content, and of course, they’re fishy, as well. So, what can you use in place of anchovies as a vegan? Here are 17 vegan substitutes for anchovies, often used in combination: … Read more 17 Vegan Substitutes for Anchovies or Anchovy Paste
I love popcorn, and I will go to great lengths to make it. Personally, I’ve cooked plain popcorn kernels in the microwave, and I’ve cooked microwave popcorn on the stove. You do what you gotta do. Am I right? Microwave popcorn can be cooked on the stove since it is just popcorn, oil, and seasoning. … Read more Can You Pop Microwave Popcorn on the Stove?