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.
We were so busy with work (deadlines!), fun (National Kale Day!), and interviews (we chatted about vegetarian teenagers, secret smoothie ingredients, hemp seeds showing up on drug tests with Samantha Heller on her awesome Sirius XM Doctor Radio Nutrition and Fitness show!) that we totally forgot to post this on Friday. Without any further ado, all the vegetarian-related news, recipes, and tips you’ve been craving.
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.