A Taste of Tomorrow, Today

Build it and they will come. The young and the old. The jet setting socialite and the hard working tradesman. They will come from near and far. And they will taste it. And they will see that it is good. So good in fact, that they will keep coming. Soon you will be building more. And even more will come. Within a few years, you’ll have seven of them and plans to go national. This is the story of Veggie Grill, a Southern California fast food vegan restaurant chain, that is quite possibly, the best vegan food anywhere, ever. We Read More

America’s Favorite Candy Bars

Some vegans have at least one or two non-vegan foods for which they still pine. For us it was the Snickers bar. For twenty years we waited patiently, and one day just a few years ago it happened. A new vegan candy bar company came into existence and began churning out versions of Milky Way, Almond Joy, Three Musketeers, and—oh joy—Snickers! Since then, they’ve added vegan versions of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Nestle’s Crunch. Get a taste of what you won’t be missing. Click here to learn more, including where to buy.

Good Food is Just a Mouse Click Away

For a shopping list with our favorite vegan foods by brand-name, click here. For our one week menu planner, click here. For brand name products to go with the recipes in our cookbook, click here. Need something not listed here, click here for links to a wide range of vegan products.

Supersize Me!

In a recently published article, “How Tofurky and Fake Bacon Actually Glorify Meat-Eating,” nationally syndicated columnist David Sirota, a vegetarian, imagines how he’ll reply to his son when his son is old enough to look in the vegetarian “meats” section of the grocery store and asks, “Why all the fake meats?” According to Sirota, “the vegetarian aisle… subliminally glorifies meat-eating.” He believes that “the message is downright subversive. It teaches [people] that as tasty as vegetarian food may be, it can never compete with the ‘real thing.’” And he fears that the message will be enough to “ultimately win out, Read More

What’s Cooking?

From the pages of All American Vegan. We’ve got plenty of desserts, too. Over 90 recipes in all. So get a taste of what you won’t be missing. Click here to buy now in hardcover or as an e-book for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other e-reader.

Let’s (Cinnamon) Roll…

From the pages of All American Vegan, this could be your breakfast: cinnamon rolls. Or you could choose danishes, glazed donuts, peanut butter coffee cake, pancakes, French toast, or scrambled “eggs” with “bacon” or “sausage.” That’s just a small sampling of the over 90 recipes for traditional American favorites in the book. Click here to buy now in hardcover or as an e-book for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other e-reader.

Just Like Grandma’s

This ain’t your grandma’s Swedish Tea Ring Coffee Cake. Unless of course, you know, your grandma was vegan. Ingredients: For the Dough: 2 packages active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees) 1/2 cup lukewarm non-dairy milk  (scalded then cooled) 1/2 cup vegan sugar 1 tsp. salt Reconstituted egg replacer equivalent to 2 eggs (Energ-G brand) 1/2 cup non-dairy margarine, softened (Earth Balance brand) 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour For the Filling: 4 Tbs. non-dairy margarine, softened (Earth Balance brand) 1 cup vegan brown sugar (packed) 4 tsp. cinnamon Optional: 1 cup raisins 1 cup Read More

Who Cares What the Aztecs Ate!

There are only four rules to being vegan: No meat No eggs No dairy No honey Everything else is a matter of taste. But you wouldn’t know that if you read many vegan cookbooks or checked out many vegan blogs. You would think you’d have to give up donuts for “apricot energy bars,” mashed potatoes with gravy for “seaweed salad,” or chocolate ice cream for “raw poppyseed cake.” You don’t. And while we welcome anyone who wants to eat vegan, including those with or without gluten-intolerance, “gluten-free” has nothing–absolutely nothing–to do with being vegan, any more than it has to Read More

A Guide to Vegan Cheese

It’s the early-1990s, and if you happen to be a vegan with a hankering for a grilled cheese sandwich, there are some formidable obstacles that stand between you and satisfaction. There is no Whole Foods down the street that you can pop into for some vegan cheese singles or a package of shredded Daiya. That’s because there is only a tiny handful of Whole Foods across the nation, and vegan cheese slices and Daiya have yet to be invented. It’s the vegan dark ages, which means that to get that grilled cheese sandwich, there are only three ways to proceed, Read More

All the Creamy Goodness, None of the Harm

From the pages of All American Vegan, this could be your lunch: creamy mac & cheese. Or you could choose a no BLT sandwich, a corn dog or sloppy Joe, a “tuna” melt with French fries, a Philly cheese steak sandwich, or a no chicken pot pie. That’s just a small sampling of the over 90 recipes for traditional American favorites in the book. Click here to buy now in hardcover or as an e-book for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other e-reader.