Can You Pop Microwave Popcorn on the Stove?

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

Do You Burn More Calories When You’re Sick?

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

Can You Buy Protein Powder With Food Stamps (EBT)?

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

The 10 Best Tempeh Substitutes to Use in Recipes

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

How to Tell If Tempeh Is Bad: A Practical Guide

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

What Happens If You Eat the Edamame Pod?

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

Urthbox Review & Unboxing: The Best Vegan Snack Box?

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