Utensil Redemption: the grater

November 26, 2010

This is a new series we’re going to visit from time to time – you know how when you went vegan, you had to learn some new kitchen techniques?  What about the old stuff you knew from your animal-product days, and specifically, the equipment? Don’t throw it all out yet, because it turns out there […]

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What do you do for vegan “emergency food”?

November 25, 2010

Sometimes you find yourself in situations where there’s simply nothing to eat, and while there are times where you know it’s coming, at other spots you can just be caught in a jam, but without jam, because jam would solve that problem and how.  Here are some tips on emergency food of the planned and […]

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Surviving the dreaded potluck as a vegan

November 24, 2010

Of course, when I refer to a dreaded potluck I mean the kind where you’re the only vegan attending, so you might as well call it “that thing where everyone else eats your food, maybe.”  It can be a huge source of The Suck, so here are my best tips on how to deal (I […]

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What to do when you’re in a “food rut”

November 23, 2010

If you’re finding yourself in a rut with your meals, having the same thing again and again, here are a few ideas off the top of my head on how to deal with that: The question for the day, officially, is what you do to get out of a food rut, but here’s the bonus […]

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Dealing with tales of former vegans

November 22, 2010

Some story’s making the rounds about a vegan who became a former vegan: In the video I say I’m not linking to the story because I don’t care, and that’s not totally true – I care about why people stop being vegan (it’s kind of why I’m here,) but I don’t care about an individual […]

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Should vegans get the flu shot?

November 19, 2010

Today’s question comes from Sami, who was wondering about veganism and the seasonal flu shot – thanks Sami! Some links from the video: we talked about vaccinations for vegan-raised children over on Spawn Better, and the word from science is that plant-based vaccines are on the way.  Seriously, plant-based stuff is going to win pretty […]

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Cheap vegan: timing is everything

November 18, 2010

Following up on yesterday’s video about discounted produce, here’s a tip my stepmother told me that will make sure you get the very best deals and achieve cheap vegan mastery: Now, for those of you who were wondering, yes, I did indeed shoot this one right after the last one, and amazingly, I hadn’t sipped […]

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Cheap Vegan: saving money on produce

November 17, 2010

Saving money as a vegan isn’t totally necessary, because our food isn’t as expensive as you’d think, but hey, why not keep a little money in the bank to fuel projects like the drinkaphone? Every grocery store I’ve ever been to has them: the discount produce rack.  Sure, they might look a little wrong, but […]

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Making vegan pizza more amazing

November 16, 2010

Today’s top actually comes from Molly, who signed up for the newsletter but instead of telling me what the best tip I could give her would be, she told me her best tip, and here it is: Oh, and the pizza I referred to was from A Vegan Affair Event Catering, whose site is not […]

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Getting vegan food into cafeterias

November 15, 2010

Hannah left a comment last week where she mentioned working with her school’s cafeteria to get more vegan options, so I asked her to share some of her best tips: Here’s the part I missed in this video: the whole reason I reached out to Hannah in the first place was how she put it, […]

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