Is it Ethical to Eat Eggs or Dairy from Backyard Animals?

Down to Earth Advice from Four All American Vegans We are typical American family: Mom and Dad, teenaged daughter and a pre-teen son. We live in the burbs. We drive a mini-van. We eat white bread, love baseball and a good barbeque on the Fourth of July. To look at us, you’d never suspect that we are vegan, and that’s just the way we like it. Why? Because we are living proof that the stereotypes so often associated with veganism just aren’t true. Not only can you be a vegan and relate to the average American, you can be the Read More

Ask a Vegan: Is Sugar Vegan?

Down to Earth Advice from Four All American Vegans We are typical American family: Mom and Dad, teenaged daughter and a pre-teen son. We live in the burbs. We drive a mini-van. We eat white bread, love baseball and a good barbeque on the Fourth of July. To look at us, you’d never suspect that we are vegan, and that’s just the way we like it. Why? Because we are living proof that the stereotypes so often associated with veganism just aren’t true. Not only can you be a vegan and relate to the average American, you can be the Read More

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Whey!

Excerpted from All American Vegan It has been said of vegans that we practice our diet with the fervor of religious conviction. And, as in any religion, we have our rituals. One of our most important observances, of equal significance to the “Grilling of the Waiter” sacrament, is the one we ceremoniously perform whenever we encounter a new or unfamiliar product at the grocery store—the “Reading of the Label.” We need to know: vegan or heretic? No ordinary experience, the “Reading of the Label” has all the gravity of a search for hanging chads: sweat pours off your brow, eyes Read More

A Free Vegan Guide For Grandma

Are you a vegan who dreads spending another holiday at Grandma’s house eating salad or plain pasta? Or are you a non-vegan hosting a holiday celebration who is at a loss about how to feed the vegan you have invited? If so, then The Proper Care and Feeding of Vegans: A Handbook for Non-Vegans is just what you need! This guide has it all: how to use substitution to veganize any recipe, meal planning tips, shopping advice and suggested meat, egg and dairy alternatives. Fun, engaging and friendly, this guide helps non-vegans easily accommodate the vegan in their life. A Read More

The Frugal Vegan

No question, natural food stores have the best selection of ready-made vegan foods. But although packaged foods make being vegan easy and convenient, they can also add to the cost. That is why our cookbook, All American Vegan, gives you options. Every recipe in our cookbook can be made from scratch, which will save you money but not necessarily time, while our website offers brand-name ready-made ingredients and products for each recipe which can save you time, but not necessarily money. We would like to see this trade-off disappear, and we think the best way to do this is to Read More