8 Things You Should Know About TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)

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)

Can Paper Towels Go in the Microwave? 6 Things to Know

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

How to Stop Craving Cheese: 14 Tips to Quit for Good

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

13 Herbivore Pets That Are Great for Vegans and Vegetarians

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

Can You Buy Energy Drinks With Food Stamps? [List of Brands]

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]

17 Vegan Substitutes for Anchovies or Anchovy Paste

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