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.
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.
CSA popularity is at an all-time high, which is cool because it means that more people are finding ways to connect directly to farmers, investing in local agriculture, and eating more healthfully in the process. If you’ve taken the plunge and joined a CSA this year, we think that’s awesome. But now that we’re deep into the hottest, most prolific weeks of the summer, you may be feeling CSA burnout. Are you drowning in zucchini? Choking on cauliflower? Fear not! Follow our 5 rules for surviving your CSA this season.
Coconut, almond, hemp, cashew, soy. The nondairy milk options seem to keep multiplying, and are available more widely now than ever. Soymilk has long been a fixture in many coffee shops; last week Starbucks announced that it will be making coconut milk an option in its U.S. stores, and almond milk has been on the menu at select Dunkin’ Donuts outlets since September. Here's everything you need to know about how your favorite nondairy milk of choice stacks up.
Boy do people love their cheese. Have you ever noticed how otherwise rational human beings swoon and get starry eyed at the mere mention of the food? For many of the people I meet who stop eating dairy products, giving up cheese is one of the hardest parts. But with a new vegan option, the idea going cheese-less doesn't have to scare you any more!
Resolving to eat less meat in 2015? You’re not alone. Loads of people make the decision to revamp their diets once the new calendar begins, with “lose weight,” “improve health,” and “eat healthier” all in the top ten New Year’s resolutions for 2015, and for many, cutting back on meat will play a major role in achieving one of those goals.
It's March, which means it's Shamrock Shake season at McDonald's restaurants across the United States (Canada and Ireland too, we're told). Each year, the seasonal St. Patrick’s Day offering—a bright green minty whipped cream- topped shake—seems to develop more and more of a cult following. If you're not headed to the golden arches to get one this month, surely you know someone who is.
Have you heard about chia? These little seeds—the same ones used to grow the grass-like "hair" in those infamous Chia Pets—are all the rage in the food world. Not only are they fun to cook with, but they're also a good source of the plant-based form of omega-3 fatty acids, the nutrient found in fish that is good for your heart, brain, skin and more.