Soaps Some soaps will list sodium tallowate, aka animal fat, as an ingredient. L-Oreal, Dove, and Neutrogena soaps hold a "bottom" rating on the animal welfare scale, suggesting they're a company that does animal testing.. Condoms Some condoms are made with casein (the typical latex condom) or lamb intestines. Shampoos/Conditioners Ingredients like amino acids or vitamin B could be plant-based … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 2
So many everyday products are non-vegan; the most surprising thing that I discovered when I became vegetarian was how many of the "fun" foods contained gelatin, which is derived from animal bones, skin, ligaments, etc. When I learned about how gummy bears were really made, it took the innocence right out of them. This is … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 1
The world's leading cause of climate change is animal agriculture, an industry contributing more than 51% of greenhouse gas emissions (a conservative estimate). Beef is a huge product among consumers, and the love affair Americans have with the industry valued it at $60 billion (in the U.S. alone) in 2015. There is a financial incentive … Continue reading The Environmental Vegan
Vegans are typically health-conscious individuals who, after cutting meat and dairy products from their diet, also choose to eliminate highly processed foods from their diets, even if those food products are vegan (like Spicy Sweet Doritos, for example). The benefits of following a healthy vegan diet (it's okay to cheat on your diet with vegan guilty … Continue reading Vegan Side Effects: Healthy Brain & Healthy Heart
Hi guys! I made another clustered bar graph to show my common sources of calcium. The graph is based on the serving sizes on nutritional labels. If you haven't tried Califia Farms Toasted Coconut Milk, you're missing out! For more information on vegan sources of calcium, click here. Below is a quote directly from The Vegan Society … Continue reading Where Do Vegans Get Their Calcium?
Every vegan/vegetarian has been asked this question at least once. I made this little clustered bar graph to show the common sources of protein for me. The graph is based on the serving sizes on nutritional labels but I think most of us usually eat more than the recommended amount😂. If you're a vegan who's into working … Continue reading Where Do Vegans Get Their Protein?
This is by far the best guac I've ever tried (it's my mother's Honduran recipe). Be careful when making this, you may never want any other type of guac again! Ingredients you'll need for a party of one or a party of four: 1 slice of avocado (4 slices) 3 cilantro leaves (12 leaves) 1/2 a tomato … Continue reading Mayan Guac – 5 Minute Recipe
When I was a little girl, the Miami Metro Zoo and the Miami Seaquarium ranked among my favorite places to be, right alongside Magic Kingdom and Chef Mickey's. I loved seeing and learning about animals that I would never get to see otherwise. Seeing the king of the jungle hang out in real life at … Continue reading Can Vegans go to the zoo?
One of the things that people don't always realize when they become vegan is how big of a lifestyle change it is. If you're serious about it, your makeup, clothes, shoes, lotions, perfumes, shampoos, furniture, and more have to be devoid of any animal products/ingredients. In testing different vegan makeup brands, I've had my skin … Continue reading My Favorite Vegan Makeup
When I was 18 years old, my first year of college was drawing to a close and I had a part-time job as a server at the local Denny's (which I quit after 5 months working below the minimum wage) where my lunch consisted of free pancakes and bottomless coffee. I was under-informed and mega broke, but … Continue reading Why you should go Vegan