A Vegan’s Guide to Vending Machines

We’ve all been there. Stayed too late at work, forgot to bring healthy snacks, desperately need to cram food into our mouths. The vending machine starts to look like an angel come to rescue us from our hunger pains, but navigating the choices gets tricky for a vegan. Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, even Chex mix—all nixed. So what can a vegan safely snack on?   Continue reading for recipe.

May 31, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Have a Heart. 4 comments.

For the Birds

It looked like a big bag of birdseed from the pet store got compressed into a thin, rectangular block and was placed on my refrigerator shelf, so I really didn’t have high hopes for tempeh. But, being new to veganism, I told myself I had to try it at least once before chucking the rest in the trash.   Continue reading for recipe.

May 30, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Have a Heart. 4 comments.

How To Cut A Raw Egg In Half

Eggs are the bane of my baking existence. One of my favorite chocolate cake recipes yields two layers or two dozen cupcakes, but on days where I don’t need twenty-four sinful temptations, I’d rather cut the recipe in half. The problem? It calls for three eggs.   Continue reading for recipe.

May 26, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Have a Heart. 4 comments.

Spilling the Beans

I dreaded telling people at work about my new vegan diet. They already take immense pleasure in teasing me about eating so many fruits and veggies, and although it’s all in good fun, I thought I’d never hear the end of it when they found out I was eating only plant-based products for the next month. Sure enough, when they heard the news, they started talking.   Continue reading for recipe.

May 24, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Have a Heart. 6 comments.

Have a Heart: The Vegan Challenge

No, I don’t believe that carnivores are heartless human beings. I eat meat, and I haven’t been condemned to a life in the underworld because of it. But what about vegans? Can vegan food ever taste better than cardboard or chalk dust? I’m about to find out.   Continue reading.

May 23, 2011. Tags: , , , . Have a Heart. 2 comments.

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