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Sour Cream Alternative

Tofutti sour cream substitute and bottle of vinegar

Almost everyone on the planet loves sour cream on baked potatoes. They go together like peas and carrots. Cake and frosting. Banana bread and nuts. They just do. We know that's a generalization of enormous proportions, but we feel strongly about it.

Now, if you don't happen to belong to the Sour Cream Lover's Association, you can stop reading now. But if you do belong to it and you also happen to be vegan then you'll want to know...


Fresh turmeric and bowl of turmeric powder

Turmeric has been given the crown of glory, the gem of all gems, the magic wand status when it comes to treating everything from inflammation to gastrointestinal disorders, adding it to popcorn, cereals, smoothies, casseroles and more. But how does it measure up?

Turmeric contains only about 3% curcumin, which is the actual health-promoting ingredient in turmeric according to Mary Beth Sodus, a nutrition therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. "One would never be able to

Understanding The Label

Woman reading a product lable

2,275 dollars. That's the value of food being tossed each year by the average American household due to the confusion over "SELL BY," "BEST BY," and "USE BY" dates.

We're getting to the bottom of all that label reading. Read on and find out what it all means.

Herbs and Spices

Wooden spoons showing a variety of spices

Herbs and spices can either make or break a recipe. Learning how to use them is essential for any good cook, but that can be a little tricky. Not only is there an infinite number of herbs and spices to choose from, each one seems to come with its own set of rules.

Vegan Wine

Wine glasses, fruit, chocolate, and vegan cheese display

Wine lovers know that not all wines are created equal. And, as it turns out, not all wines are vegan either.

The clarification process that occurs in wine-making is called fining. This process filters the wine by using such substances as albumin (egg whites), casein (milk protein), gelatin (animal protein), and...

Vegan Apps You Need To Download

Person sitting with their dog using their smart phone

You can now eat, drink, and avoid animal products without any guess work just by using vegan-friendly apps for your smartphone and other personal devices.

Being vegan has so many health and environmental benefits, but figuring out where to shop and dine can sometimes be a little tricky, particularly if you're just starting out. Vegan iPhone users can now get a little help with a variety of apps geared toward people who don't eat animal products.

Here are a few Apps that can help:


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