Storing Tomatoes for the Winter

I know the timing of this post isn’t the best, but, hopefully, it will give you some food for thought for next year and what to do with all those delicious tomatoes. Look at all these lovely tomato varieties I got this year from our market share, produced by one of our many local, organic-on-a-handshake, CSA farms—Barefoot Gardens. This is the advantage of buying from a small farm that produces quality and heirloom variety produce. I can’t remember what any of the... Read More

Product Review: Veestro–Nature’s Cuisine

When I think about frozen foods, I think of things like peas or Tofurky pizza that I pick up occasionally at the food store. I was so excited when Monica from Veestro contacted me about sampling their goods. Veestro products are a healthy alternative to your frozen food section, and really convenient because they deliver right to your doorstep! Most people I know are conscious of their food choices, or trying hard to think more about them on a daily basis. With Veestro products,... Read More

To Vegan Meat or Not Vegan Meat? That is the question.

Oh, the conundrum. Not really. It’s really a no-brainer, literally —no animal brains were consumed during this post. I decided to write about this because we love to eat and we post a lot of food reviews, most of them including some product or dish with a vegan meat or dairy analog. Occasionally people will ask us why we eat vegan versions of typically animal-derived foods. We’ve even had a non-veg friend who was appalled when we once tweeted that we were eating vegan calamari... Read More

The Dreaded Office Holiday Party

Every year I dread our holiday office parties, since I am the only vegan. Our CEO loves to eat steak, so we are forced to always pick a restaurant that serves it. Last year we went to a local hotel and my vegan entrée was pasta with tomatoes on top. There were no appetizers for me to eat because they all had meat or dairy in them. My dessert was excellent—it was five different sorbets. This year’s office holiday party was way better. It was held at the same hotel and I got... Read More

Is that wine vegan?

You would think that wine would be vegan. I mean, it is only fermented grapes right? Unfortunately, this is not the case; wines can contain blood and marrow, casein, shells, egg white albumin, fish oil, gelatin, or isinglass and they do not need to be put the ingredients on the label. These ingredients are used to remove protein, yeast cloudiness, flavors, coloring, and particles that cloud the wine making it visually unappealing. This process is called fining and is used to give... Read More

Sticky Fingers Taking Orders for the Holidays

If you are ever in Washington, DC you need to stop in Sticky Fingers Bakery. They are now taking holiday orders from December 18th to New Years Day. You can order Lasagna with marinara sauce, spinach, tofu ricotta and Daiya mozzarella; White Bean and Escarole Soup; and a Chocolate Cream Pie for $15.00. In addition, you can order peppermint cookie sandwiches, peppermint brownies, holiday assorted sugar cookies, ginger people, gingerbread whoopie pie, merry cran & ginger loaves,... Read More

Nasoya Pasta Zero

                        Nasoya has a new line of spaghetti and fettuccine called Pasta Zero containing 40 calories and 8 grams of carbs per 8 ounce serving. Pasta Zero will be made out of chickpea flour, yam flour, and water for a real past taste and texture without the carbs and calories. These all natural, vegan, and gluten-free noodles will retail for $2.99. Share this post:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrStumbleUponGooglePocketLike... Read More

Alberton’s to Carry Better4U Vegan Pizza

Alberton’s will carry Better4U vegan and gluten-free roasted vegetable pizzas in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The pizza is topped with roasted red and yellow peppers, roasted eggplant, roasted red onion, roasted artichokes, dried tomatoes, and vegan cheese. Better4U is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida and maintains a certified gluten-free facility in Ontario, Canada. Share this post:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrStumbleUponGooglePocketLike... Read More

China is Consuming More Meat and Dairy

The Center for Investigative Reporting’s series “Food for 9 Billion” discuses China’s hunger for meat and dairy products. Over the last 30 years, meat consumption has quadrupled with city residents eating twice as much as residents in the countryside. China produces and consumes half of the world’s pork in crowded enclosed buildings. They release pork reserves to keep prices down even though drought, disease, and feed prices have increased. Pork can contain clenbuterol,... Read More

Is being vegan extreme?

I have heard this argument from people who defend eating meat. I don’t think veganism is extreme at all. What is extreme is feeding grain to cattle to make them sick and then using medicine to fix the problem. It is extreme to feed cattle 5 pounds of grain to get one pound of meat. It is extreme to feed 50% of U.S. grain to animals while 800 million people around the world suffer from starvation and malnutrition and 22 million will die. That pound of meat also requires 2,500... Read More

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