In our society, the most common images we see of human bodies are those of Photoshopped models. And this affects how we see and think about our own bodies! You may have noticed that your belly fat is kind of lopsided or uneven. Is this normal? Uneven belly fat is not usually a cause for … Read more Uneven Belly Fat: Why Is One Side of My Body Fatter Than the Other?
There’s an old saying: “Feed a cold, starve a fever.” The idea is that eating can help warm you up during a cold, and fasting can cool your body from a fever. Unfortunately, it’s a misguided saying—you should eat during colds and fevers! But oh well—that leads us to our topic today. Do you burn … Read more Do You Burn More Calories When You’re Sick?
The SNAP program for food assistance gave out $55.6 billion of benefits in 2019! That’s a lot of benefits! With so many benefits going around, some questions arise: What exactly can you buy with your EBT card? Can you buy protein powder? Most protein powders can be purchased with food stamps (EBT), but it depends … Read more Can You Buy Protein Powder With Food Stamps (EBT)?
As a fermented soy product, tempeh adds something pretty distinct to a recipe. That said, if you’re wanting to try a tempeh recipe and you don’t have any on hand… There are quite a few other foods that can step in and fill the position in a pinch. Here are 10 tempeh substitutes to use … Read more The 10 Best Tempeh Substitutes to Use in Recipes
Tempeh is one of the best sources of plant-based protein you can find. It’s a top meat substitute for vegans and vegetarians worldwide. But despite its rise in popularity, its fermented nature also leads to many questions—like how to tell if your tempeh is bad. Rotten tempeh usually has a strong smell of ammonia or … Read more How to Tell If Tempeh Is Bad: A Practical Guide
I love edamame, and I get it all the time at Japanese restaurants. But my friends and family often have questions for me: “How do you eat them?” “Is the pod edible?” “If you’re not supposed to eat the pod, then why are they salted?” Edamame pods are not poisonous, but they are very tough. … Read more What Happens If You Eat the Edamame Pod?
Subscription boxes have exploded in popularity in the last decade. Between 2011 and 2016, the industry nearly doubled each year! In more recent years, things have slowed a bit, but now we’re seeing more niche options arrive—like vegan snack boxes! Urthbox is a subscription box for organic, non-GMO, and natural snacks. There are four options: … Read more Urthbox Review & Unboxing: The Best Vegan Snack Box?
As a vegan of 13 years, I personally love nutritional yeast. But I also know that not everyone does! If you have yeast sensitivities, you hate the taste, or you just don’t have it on hand, you may need a replacement. Luckily for you, there are many good alternatives! Here are 10 great nutritional yeast … Read more The 10 Best Nutritional Yeast Substitutes to Use in Recipes
I have a secret… Want to hear it? I actually love tofu. And honestly, I’ve loved it for all 13 years that I’ve been vegan. So I’ve ended up buying tofu from a lot of grocery stores over the years! Tofu can be found in most grocery stores, including large chain stores. It’s also stocked … Read more Where to Buy Tofu and How to Find It in the Store (With Pics)
As a vegan, I try to focus my diet on fresh, whole foods. But that doesn’t mean every meal needs to be raw fruits and vegetables. There are plenty of non-perishable, shelf-stable vegan foods to keep on hand. In this article, I’ve compiled a huge list of 272 non-perishable vegan foods. Whether you’re trying to prep for … Read more Huge List of 272 Non-Perishable Vegan Foods [Prepper Guide]