It used to be that a plant-based diet was a fad among hippies and animal welfare advocates. But as more people realize that eating meat can be disastrous for the body and the environment, there’s now a conscious effort to incorporate more plant-based meals into the everyday diet. So like it or not meat-lovers, plant-based […]
Whether you just became a vegan or you have been one for a while now, it’s clear that the process involves making significant food adjustments and compromises. While vegan food can be absolutely delicious, you have to work hard to find it or to make it, especially if you are not located in a cosmopolitan area […]
When it comes to dessert, we all have our favorite flavors. Chocolate often ends up at the top of the list but there are other equally appealing options. Among these options is lemon. Lemon ends up working particularly well because it offers a tart and tangy flavor that contrasts well with the traditional sweetness of desserts. Often, lemon also serves to make a dessert refreshing. That makes a lemon dessert the perfect end to the day, especially in warm weather where a refreshing dessert is particularly appealing.
Plant-based milks have become famous for many reasons. Some people turn to plant-based milks because they are following vegan diets, while others are simply concerned about the impact that dairy has on our bodies. And indeed, with some theories suggesting that dairy contributes to inflammation, it’s easy to see why some people are making the […]
Protein is essential for health. It plays a crucial role in muscle development and how our body functions. The most potent protein sources tend to come from animals, which can mean that vegans struggle to get enough protein in their diet. Thankfully, there are protein rich vegan foods that you can rely on. So, in […]
If you are new to eating vegetarian-style or have long been practicing this lifestyle, vegetarian of the month clubs are an excellent way to try new dishes. These can help those new to the vegetarian diet to find meat substitutes that they like and also will introduce new recipes to others to help keep from […]
Breakfast can be a tricky meal at the best of times. After all, you’re often in a hurry to get out the door or you’re simply a bit too groggy to think about what you want to eat. For vegans, having a good breakfast can much more difficult, as vegans can’t eat most of the classic breakfast staples like eggs and bacon.
But, food restrictions don’t mean that vegans have to miss out on having a great breakfast. Instead, there are lots of different options out there that can make perfect choices for vegans and non-vegans alike.
Desserts are a wonderful invention, particularly when you end up with something that looks and tastes amazing (like many of the recipes in this list). Beyond the taste, one of the best things about desserts is that there are so many different variations. That means there are options out there to cater for anybody, regardless of their taste preferences or their diet type. In fact, there are even many desserts for people that are trying to lose weight.
If you thought that cooking Thanksgiving dinner was tough enough, try making a vegan Thanksgiving dinner. Traditional approaches to Thanksgiving certainly aren’t vegan friendly, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll get left out this year! In fact, with a little bit of hunting you can find vegan alternatives to pretty much any item on the Thanksgiving menu. This is especially great if you are entertaining or cooking for mixed company, because it means that you can prepare vegan alternatives to many dishes without people ever noticing.
You might call them fruit crisps, crumbles or cobblers, but whatever name you choose, these dishes are versatile, warming and easy to make. In many ways, the offer the same comfort that you would get from a pie but involve considerably less effort. At the same time, they can even be healthier because the topping often includes healthy ingredients, such as oats, and will tend to be lower in fat than the crust of a pie.
The thing that I love the most about crumbles is simply that they work so well at any point during the day. Many crumble recipes are healthy enough that you could have them for breakfast, while the dish also works well as a dessert at the end of the day, especially if you add in a dollop of vegan ice cream.