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Recap of the 2nd Annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival!

It was wild, it was crazy, it was the 2nd annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival! With new products galore, the event was another smash hit. There were lots of great foods to sample and explore! The speakers were diverse and inspiring. Among them were Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, and Brendan Brazier author of Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimum Performance in Sports and Life.

Vegan Cheese: Melt Test, Taste Test & More!

If you’ve recently given up dairy, the search for good vegan cheese has probably begun! Are you looking for a good vegan cheese for your pizzas, toppings and baked dishes? There are so many new brands of vegan cheese on the market that it can be overwhelming to know which non-dairy cheese substitutes taste yummy and actually melt. Thanks to Mattie from Veganbaking.net for sharing his test results with us!

Recap from the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival – What a Show!

The first EVER vegetarian food festival that took place in Chelsea on Sunday, April 4th was a PHENOMENAL event! It was an amazing arena of super yummy vegan products like: Teese vegan mozzarella cheese, Sweet & Sara marshmallows, raw vegan ice cream, Gnosis raw vegan chocolate and soooo much more! The event’s keynote speaker was Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Dr. Barnard discussed the positive effects that a plant-based diet can have on cholesterol, type II diabetes and joint pain. He introduced the 21-day Vegan kickstart, a program designed to help beginners explore a plant-based diet.

Delicious Vegan Dairy Substitutions: Yes, You Can Still Have Your Pizza and Ice Cream!

It took me a really long time to find delicious plant-based versions of my favorite dairy treats, way too long! So to make it easier for anyone who is even thinking about giving up dairy, here is my short list of “no sacrifice” substitutions for dairy products: