Category Nutritive Science

Recipe: Blackened Tofu Slabs with Peach Salsa

Wandering aimlessly down the cookbook aisle at my local bookstore is how I’ve found some of my all time favorite recipes. About a week ago, I was doing just that. Looking for inspiration and new ideas, I came across a cookbook I haven’t seen before, Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry. After flipping through the pages, […]

How To: Homemade Brazil Nut Milk

In the last five years or so, I’ve really slowed down my consumption of store bought nut and seed milk. I used to buy it all the time and drink it daily, but those days are long gone. Now I’ll keep a small container of it in the fridge in case I need to bake […]

In My Bag Week 3: Favorite Non-Essentials

Last week, I went over most of the produce I buy on a regular basis and how I prepare it. Now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, it’s time to start exploring the stuff you’ll use all the time that isn’t technically essential to your survival. These can be a littler pricer than your basics, but […]

In My Bag Week 2: Produce

Last week, I covered a few of the basic items I buy regularly and like to keep around the house. This week, I’m focusing on produce exclusively. Ideally, an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables would make up a majority of our diets. However, what produce we should be buying regularly varies so much seasonally and by […]

In My Bag Week 1: The Basics

When someone approaches me about adopting a cruelty free lifestyle, normally their first question is “What do I eat?” Since most of what we eat starts with what we buy, I’ve decided to answer that question with a series of posts on what I buy when I go shopping. I wish I could go shopping with […]

Carnivores vs Humans (and Other Natural Plant Eaters)

People are always asking me about our biology, and if we, as humans, can live off of a plant based diet, looking at our ancestors and how we have survived throughout time as a species. I am here to tell you, you ABSOLUTELY can thrive on a vegan diet, because humans are natural plant eaters. […]

Fish: The Forgotten Meat

Ethical arguments against eating meat usually take a backseat for fish eaters, who focus mostly on what they believe to be the health benefits of including fish in their diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are considered the healthiest part of eating fish, however, this beneficial fatty acid can be found, and is actually more easily absorbed, in […]