Category Archive: Miscellaneous

Dec 03

Is Yeast Vegan?

By Alina Petre, MS, RD, Veganism is a way of living that minimizes animal exploitation and cruelty as much as feasibly possible. As such, vegan diets are devoid of animal products, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, and any foods containing these ingredients. Oftentimes, foods can be clearly categorized as vegan or not. …

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Nov 27

Introducing The Vegan Piecaken

Introducing the Vegan Piecaken By Melinda McKee, If you can’t choose between pie and cake for dessert, we’ve got the recipe for you. The vegan “piecaken” might be the craziest thing you’ve ever seen, and it’s the perfect treat to show people how fantastic animal-free food can look and taste. We started with 3 …

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Apr 23

Did You Catch Shakespeare’s Vegan Message in ‘Henry VI’?

By PETA UK Recited by Downton Abbey star and vegan activist Peter Egan, the following passage from Henry VI describes a tragedy that’s still happening today (Warning: The video includes extremely violent acts against animals): Thou never didst them wrong, nor no man wrong; And as the butcher takes away the calf And binds the …

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Apr 23

10 Recent Studies that Will Make Non-Vegans Consider Converting

There have been a plethora of vegetarian and vegan studies released in recent months, showing the vast and diverse benefits of following a plant-based diet. Below is a list of the most eye-opening and potentially mind-changing of these studies, in no particular order.   Study: Veganism Could Save Millions of Lives Annually, Prevent Trillions of …

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Apr 20

PETA Names the Top 10 Vegan Cities of 2016

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has released their 2016 list of the top vegan cities in the United States, and some of the cities on the list may surprise a few people. Below is the full list: 1. Portland, Oregon Portland Oregon | Michael Silberstein | CC BY 2.0 This year, Portland, …

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Apr 18

Interview with Comedy Writer/Rapper Zach Sherwin

Zach Sherwin is a comedy rapper with a conscience. Known for his hilarious songs and online videos, as well as his numerous appearances on the hugely successful Youtube series Epic Rap Battles of History, Sherwin is vegan, and doesn’t shy away from mentioning it in his work. Much of his work carries a strong message …

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Mar 22

7 Facts About Meat That’ll Make You Spit Out Your Burger

By Sarah Von Alt, Mercy for Animals 1. Meat Comes From Suffering Animals Arguably the most repulsive thing about meat is the incredible animal cruelty in every bite. Extreme confinement, mutilations without painkillers, and ruthless slaughter are all the norm on modern farms. See for yourself. 2. Meat Is Linked to Cancer Countless studies have …

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Feb 20

First Vegan Butcher Shop in U.S. Now Offering Gluten-Free Meats

The Herbivorous Butcher, the first vegan butcher shop in the United States which opened last month to critical acclaim, has announced that they’re now offering gluten-free meats, one of the biggest requests made by fans and customers of the shop. In addition to the plethora of vegan meats that include gluten, such as porterhouse steak, …

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Feb 19

How Does Michelle Pfeiffer Stay Looking So Young? A Vegan Diet!

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer, known for featured roles in movies such as Grease 2 and Batman Returns (Catwoman), has explained how she famously stays looking so young: Her secret? A vegan diet! The revelation came in a recent interview with Urbanette; Pfeiffer was asked by vegan writer Hilary Rowland how she maintains the seemingly ageless aspect …

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Feb 18

Vegan Tiki Bar Opens in Seattle

A venture that began as a pop-up tent serving plant-based food and later upgraded to a food truck, now has its very own space to call home. No Bones Beach Club, located in the trendy Ballard neighborhood of liberal Seattle, is a little slice of paradise for vegans in the rainy northwestern city. They even …

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Jan 29

Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo Beats Bacon and Sausage for Customer Choice Award

Trader Joe’s recently released their 2015 Customer Choice Award winners, and vegan products won big. In addition to the overall top product – Speculoos Cookie Butter – being vegan, Soy Chorizo won in the category of “Meat/Meatless”, even though it went up against Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon and every variety of chicken sausage (Meatless Meatballs …

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Jan 28

Avocado Ice Cream has Arrived

One of the toughest parts for people transitioning from being omnivorous, or vegetarian, to veganism is the lack of dairy. Dairy is a pillar of western diets and culinary traditions, after all. Avoiding the consumption of meat and meat products is by no means easy, but for many it is even harder to do away …

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