Summer travel season is here, woo hoo! Today, we’ve invited SmartGirlVeg intern Leah Negrin to share her experiences eating as a gluten-free vegan in the decidedly Southern (think buttery grits, buttermilk biscuits, and so on) city of Charleston, South Carolina.
Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to whip up a delicious breakfast that the whole family can come together and enjoy, regardless of their individual dietary preferences. Check out our beginner-safe, completely vegan (but everyone will love it), perfect for Mother’s Day brunch recipe: Coconut Chia Breakfast Bowls.
If you’ve read The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian, you know that we do not promote an “all or nothing” approach to plant-based eating. That’s why I was so excited a few years back when I learned of a new term that fit right into the plant-based eating spectrum: Reducetarian. The word was coined by activists Brian Kateman and Tyler Altermann, and means “a person who aspires to eat less meat.”
Honey. For many the word brings up some great memories; drizzled on a bowl of oatmeal, a huge spoonful to go in tea, honey cake for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. If you’re vegan, however, honey may not have the same sweet connotation. Here are six ways to get your sweet and sticky fix without bugging any bees.
It’s finally graduation season! If your favorite teenage vegetarian is headed to college to live in the dorms and experience what it's like to live on her own for the first time, she (or he) may be anxious about finding food—especially if she doesn't have access to a kitchen, like most first-year college students. Ease her worries by gifiting her with a graduation present that will help her make the transition to plant-powered eating on campus!
We love hummus, really, we do. But face it—sometimes it's the only thing us vegheads can eat at parties. And that gets a little boring. This Superbowl Sunday, we want you to do a little better. Our new smoky butternut hummus is a little sweet, a little savory, and a lot yum—and something that everyone at your party will love.
Now, you don’t need to like vegetables to be a vegetarian, and many a vegetarian has existed on pizza and fries alone. But…would you be surprised to hear that we don't recommend that (nah, we didn’t think so)? Eating vegetables is central to being a healthy vegetarian. Learning to love them will make following a good-for-you plant-centric diet come naturally. For today’s mission to make you a more plant-based eater, we’re going to put the spotlight on the true stars of the show: Vegetables.
Congrats! You’ve made it to Friday of The Smart Girl’s Guide To Going Vegetarian’s 7 Days To Veg! Now that it’s almost the weekend, we have a totally fun assignment for you that we hope you will be able to find time for over the next few days: Go to a restaurant. Not just any restaurant, that is: A vegetarian one. Read on to find out why, and how to find a veg restaurant in your area.
Happy New Year! Wondering how you can plant power your diet in 2016? We created a 7-day starter guide that will give you tangible tips to help you eat more plants and less meat. Try a new goal out every day for one week, and by the end you'll be a little more plant-strong than you started—and ready to take on the year. Today's mission: Celebrate Meatless Monday.
Holiday season is in full swing, and all us vegetarians want for Christmas (and Chanukah and Kwanzaa and New Year's and Festivus) is a guarantee that there will be something satisfying for us to eat at the many parties we're getting ready to attend. Sure, we love chips and guacamole, but there's got to be something more...like our crispy roasted chickpeas.
Have you heard about the hot new vegan restaurant in NYC's West Village, by CHLOE.? At its helm is 28-year-old Chloe Coscarelli, a smart girl if we ever met one. We were lucky enough to interview this super chef who's attracting long lines and celebs like Miley Cyrus and Anna Kendrick with her mac and cheese with shiitake bacon, kale cookies and cream ice cream, and more (all vegan, and uh-mazing).
Ah, the annual panic that shows up in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving among vegetarians and the people preparing to host them for dinner. While other holidays can be just as (if not more) challenging for plant-powered eaters, there's something about Turkey-centric Thanksgiving that makes people get totally stressed out. We're here to help!