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4 Great Vegan Grilling and Barbecue Cookbooks

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There isn’t a huge selection of grilling cookbooks for vegans to choose from, but I have come across some. I’ve even found a few in my local library, worth trying if you live in a big city. Here are the 4 best vegan grilling cookbooks in my opinion.  I’ll give you a quick summary of what you’ll find in each book, and why one book may be a better choice than the others for you. Best...

Cruelty-Free and Bone Char-Free Sugar Brands in 2019 [Vegan Friendly]

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Yes, some white sugar still has bone char, even though there are cruelty-free ion exchange alternatives. Many large sugar companies have made the switch, but a few are lagging behind. So while it’s not too hard to find bone char-free sugar, it’s good to know which brands to look for. Quick reminder: Bone char is only a worry for non-organic white and brown sugar, made from...

Is Molasses Vegan? Here’s What You Need to Know…

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The short answer is that yes, molasses is typically vegan, but isn’t always. But there’s one aspect of molasses manufacturing that you might not consider vegan. I’ll keep it as brief as possible, but you do need a bit of background information to understand why. How Molasses is Made The sugar products we use today have been made for hundreds of years by boiling and...

Can Ground Flax Go Bad?

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As I’ve recently experienced first hand, yes it can. But it’s not always easy to notice. Because you’re likely only eating a tablespoon or two at a time, eating rancid flax typically won’t cause more than mild stomach issues. How to Tell If Ground Flax is Expired There are really only 2 ways to tell if it’s gone bad: Smell – This is the most reliable way. If it smells weird (almost...

The Best Lettuce for Lettuce Wraps That Doesn’t Fall Apart

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Lettuce wraps are a savior if you still want to eat burgers and wraps while watching your calories. They don’t work as well as bread does, but some types of lettuce are better than others. After eating dozens of wraps over the years, and trying many types of lettuce, here are my top 4 from best to worst. 1. Butter Lettuce It’s not always easy to find, but if you have access to butter lettuce...

The 5 Best Vegan Alternatives to Heavy Cream

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Heavy cream might not be an option for vegans, but there are quite a few decent substitutes if you’re trying to veganize a recipe. They focus on 3 main types of ingredients: Coconut Soy Nuts Not surprisingly, these are also the main types of non-dairy milks. 1. Mix Soy Milk With Olive Oil Heavy cream is made from milk and butter, and non-dairy milk is already comparable to dairy milk...

The 3 Best Vegan Alternatives to Butter

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There are some foods that vegans need to go without a good alternative to, but butter is not one of them. I literally can’t tell the difference between a good vegan butter and dairy butter that I had in the past. I’ll go through all the best vegan butter alternatives in this post, from best to worst. The Best Alternative: Store-Bought Vegan Butters or Make Your Own When I first went vegan, I...

The Best Vegan Alternatives for Eggs (For Breakfast, Baking, and Binding)

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Before going vegan, I ate eggs every day for years. So I had a big hole to fill after making the switch. Luckily, it’s not hard to substitute for eggs in baking with vegan alternatives, and there are even some plant-based egg recipes that come close to the original. The Best Direct Vegan Egg Substitutes for Cooking and Baking I’ll break down all your alternatives, but keep in mind that the best...

Substituting Eggs in Cake Mix (The Vegan Way)

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One thing vegans have gotten really good at is finding creative ways to go without common baking ingredients like eggs and milk products. It turns out that while you won’t find a perfect match for eggs, there are a few ways to substitute eggs in a cake mix that will still get you a reasonably fluffy result. Let’s go through them, one-by-one: Vinegar and baking soda: The classic volcano reaction...

Can You Get Food Poisoning From Tofu?

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The short answer is yes, you can get food poisoning from tofu. But the real question is it likely? And is there a way to prevent it? A Quick Summary of Food Poisoning Food poisoning comes from eating either spoiled or contaminated food. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. The consequences, of course, are vomiting, nausea, and a host of other...