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The Best Vegan Tea Sweeteners [List]

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There are many vegan sweeteners, but not all of them are great for teas. Unless you have a cold, sweeteners like maple syrup and agave usually aren’t great (although it depends on the specific tea). Instead, you typically want to either stick to vegan sweeteners that aren’t liquid (“dry sweeteners”), or a liquid sweetener that isn’t a syrup. 6 Vegan Sweeteners for Tea One alternative option...

What To Do With Leftover Non-Vegan Food: 3 Options

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While it’s not extremely common, you might be in charge of the food at an event, which will likely include some non-vegan food. And while I wish I could give you some clever solution to all of these situations, it doesn’t exist. Really, there are 3 options that you have, pick the one that seems the best for your situation. 1. Donate It To The Less Fortunate The best solution is to give the non...

8 Vegan Candy Bars Without Palm Oil

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The options for vegans keep on growing. But what frustrates me, is that many protein and candy bars that are “vegan,” also contain palm oil. For example, Go Max Go makes many bars that are close to bars like Twix or Snickers, but all their bars have palm oil. That’s what prompted me to go digging and find as many vegan candy bars without palm products in them. I was able to find 8...

Does Vegan Cheese Melt? [Experiment + Pictures]

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Vegan cheese, also referred to as “Gary”, can be a strange thing if you’re not used to it. The taste isn’t quite as good as “real” cheese still, but it’s come a long way in recent years. Similarly, while vegan cheese even a few years ago melted really poorly, it’s improved. To give a look at what to expect, I made a few vegan grilled cheese...

Vegan Substitutes for Whipping Cream: 2 Good Options

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I’ve tried to whip up many vegan heavy cream substitutes since going vegan, and most don’t work, or don’t work well. The only vegan alternatives that actually whip up well are coconut cream and aquafaba. I’ll go over how to whip each effectively, and how the results compare to actual whipped cream. Using Coconut Cream as a Whipping Cream Substitute This is the ideal...

Making Aquafaba From Beans Other Than Chickpeas? [Experiment]

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I, like you, wondered why do aquafaba recipes always call for the liquid from a can of chickpeas. Why not lentils? Or white beans? After all, all legumes seem to produce that foam at the top when you cook them. This is because they all contain saponins, which is a main part of that chickpea (or other bean) foam. So, I tested whipping up the liquid from a few other types of legumes. I...

The ONLY Vegan Substitute for Coconut Cream That Whips Up

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Almost every recipe that calls for coconut cream needs it so you can make a vegan version of whipped cream. That makes it pretty special, because most other vegan heavy cream substitutes do not whip up at all or very well. If at all possible, use coconut cream (the thick part of refrigerated canned coconut milk). But if you can’t, there’s one other option – aquafaba. How to...

Are Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Vegan? – Not for Strict Vegans

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Rice Krispies are closer to being vegan than most cereals, but I’d still argue that they aren’t. If you’re not that “strict” of a vegan, you still might be okay with eating them. I’ll explain why in this post. Potential Non-Vegan Ingredients in Rice Krispies The ingredients list of Rice Krispies is quite short, and most ingredients are obviously vegan: Rice Sugar Malt flavor Iron B...

Is Cream of Tartar Vegan? – Yes, Here’s Why…

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Cream of tartar’s real name is potassium bitartrate. It’s a byproduct of winemaking, used as a stabilizer in baking, most commonly when whipping up heavy cream or an alternative. You might be worried that it comes from the winemaking process, because not all wine is vegan, but I’ll walk you through why it’s not an issue. How Cream of Tartar Is Made During Winemaking Potassium...

Are Pringles Vegan? (Most Flavors Are Not)

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Many chips turn out to be accidentally vegan. Unfortunately, most Pringles are definitely not vegan friendly. I went through the ingredients list for each main type of Pringle (on their website) in order to save you time trying to find a vegan flavor. I’ve summarized the results below. Which Pringles Might Be Vegan? The base of all Pringle varieties are just: Potatoes Vegetable oil (no...