What would you do with an extra $15 a week? Get a manicure? Save up for some concert tickets? If you’re already eating meat free, you might want to go ahead and splurge—you’re saving money, it seems, by preferring plants. Do you find going veg has made you spend more at the grocery store? Then click here for our one rule for eating vegetarian and not breaking the bank.
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!
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.