Non-dairy milks are taking over! Many large-scale coffee chains are now offering several delicious dairy-free options, including almond, coconut, and soy. The dairy industry is feeling threatened, as evidenced by marketing campaigns mocking non-dairy milks. As if drinking the milk intended for a baby cow is somehow natural for humans. Crazy, right?
For my favorite creamy, lightly-flavored, dairy-free milk, I love making homemade almond milk. When I need something...
Gena Hamshaw, a plant-passionate writer, certified clinical nutritionist and aspiring doctor behind Choosing Raw, shares her vegan and raw vegan recipes while pursuing a pre-med post-bacc at Georgetown University. Through her writing and stellar photography skills, Gena offers a fun, down-to-earth approach to healthy eating. Having overcome a personal history of disordered eating, Gena finds inspiration in her own journey and health revolution—and wants to share it with others to help...
Traditionally, Passover has many elements which are not vegan friendly, but there’s always room for compassion. Even though I am not Jewish, I enjoy this holiday with my family in a fun vegan way. My husband was raised Jewish, and although he isn’t religious, Pesach provides us with the chance to celebrate Spring and something we both care deeply about: Freedom.
For those unfamiliar, here is a summary of the holiday, Passover, which honors the ancient Israelites and...
Have you ever had crumbly cupcakes or removed a sheet of freshly baked cookies from the oven only to find they fall apart easily? How about a pie or casserole with ingredients that just don’t hold together?
This frustrating problem is usually all about the binder. Let’s talk about some various binders and how they’re used:
When you’re someone who likes to bake, one of the best ways to make your life easier is to keep baking staples in your pantry so that they’re on hand when the baking urge strikes. Below are the ones we keep on hand in our house. While some ingredients will be familiar, others may be new-to-you. Enjoy a fun learning experience as you play with recipes using these less processed ingredients.
Very versatile, fritatta shines with almost any vegetable. For inspiration, try some of these seasonal favorites: Spring - spinach and asparagus, Summer - tomatoes and eggplant, Fall - green beans and zucchini, Winter - swiss chard and mushrooms.
By Allison Rivers Samson
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups garbanzo bean flour
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup onion, quartered and cut into thin slices
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
Of all the equipment I have in my kitchen, the one tool I could never live without is my knife.
If you've ever endured chopping veggies with a dull blade, a knife that's too heavy, or doesn't fit your grip right, then you're in for a treat when you discover your perfect knife! Suddenly, prepping vegetables for a stir fry goes from being a dreaded chore to a therapeutic end of day exercise.
So how do you find the right kitchen knife for you? Well, there are several factors that weigh in, and...
Lately, I've been getting lots of questions about how to cook beans from scratch. Since it’s in the air, maybe you'd like to know too. If the only beans you’ve eaten have come from a can, a whole new world is about to open up for you!
First things first. Get yourself a good quality pressure cooker, a.k.a. your new best friend. My favorite is the electric Instant-Pot. I highly recommend it for its versatility (pressure cooking, slow cooking, and everything in between), ease,...
I have a confession. For over a decade, I’ve had a big secret about whipped cream that I’ve kept all to myself. As I’ve watched my chef friends toil over making vegan whipped cream with countless cans of coconut milk and loud stand mixers whirring away, I’ve been kicking back and enjoying my efficient and reliable method.
It’s just not right to continue keeping this secret, so I'm ready to divulge. The only problem is that my trick relies on...
If you were vegan in college, perhaps you remember the days of bland school cafeteria salads and eating in a cramped dorm room. For many students new to vegan eating, it can be challenging to know about all the available vegan resources out there to help them! Michelle Cehn from Vegan Break set out to change this after she graduated. Fast forward a couple years, and now Michelle has a popular series of vegan videos all created with that mission in mind. Michelle's passion, dedication, and...
Want to know how it would feel if you moved yourself to the top of your priority list, could lovingly say "no" to what's not in alignment, and lived your life "on purpose?"