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.
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.
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.
Is it us, or does it always feel like time for a cookie? Of course cookies are not the best choice for breakfast, or a healthy snack. But how would you feel about a completely plant-powered recipe that can help you ease that cookie craving AND feel totally energized? Then check out our no-bake, gluten-free, vegan, oatmeal raisin cookie balls.
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.
The New York Times once called Smorgasburg, the all-food spin off of the popular flea market Brooklyn Flea, “the Woodstock of eating.” We think of it more as food heaven—that is, if heaven had a lot of tents, and magically appeared in Brooklyn every Saturday and Sunday. But is it a place you can go—and enjoy—if you're vegan or vegetarian? We set out on a two-weekend mission to find out! (spoiler alert: you're gonna be OK)
So. Thanksgiving is coming. You’re not eating turkey. But what are you going to have? Sure, you can build a meat-free meal of stuffing, yams, and string beans. But there’s something about overloading on sides that can make you feel kind of empty. We've compiled a round up of protein-rich dishes that will keep you satisfied and be a welcome addition at any holiday table.