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Our Vegan Chili Supreme Is the Hearty Spoonful You Need Right Now

1. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 7 to 10 minutes, or until beginning to brown, stirring often. Add garlic and chipotle chile, and sauté 1 minute more. Stir in mushrooms; cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add seitan, tomato paste, paprika, oregano, chili…

Climate Change Is Making Food Less Healthy – and Putting Millions of People at Risk of Nutrient Deficiencies

Get access to everything we publish when you . In 2010, economist Ekin Birol was roughly a year into her new job fighting world hunger when she first heard the news at a research conference: a growing body of data showed that climate change was eroding the nutritional content of staple crops. A seni…

The Best Veggie Burger Spots in the U.S. 2021

Get access to everything we publish when you . Sometimes, we eat nothing but kale and tomatoes picked right off the vine. Other times, we just want a burger. It’s called balance. And, when we’re ready to indulge, the choices available now are better than ever. Picking the best veggie burger is h…

Best Classic Plant-Based Restaurants

Get access to everything we publish when you . Early on in the process of creating our list of best new restaurants in the U.S., one thing became clear. We also wanted to create a space to shout out some of the best vegetarian restaurants that have stood the test of time – from a few years to whol…

The 2021 Best New Restaurants List

Get access to everything we publish when you . I’m a restaurant person. I love going out to eat and drink, being among friends and the reassuring buzz of strangers, and escaping for the length of a meal into the world created by all the people who make the restaurant experience possible. Amid the…

Our Most Magical Mushroom Recipes for Funghi and Fun Gals

Get access to everything we publish when you . October 15 is National Mushroom Day and we here at Vegetarian Times send our most warm and festive tidings to all who celebrate. To mark the occasion, we’ve pulled together a list of a few of the best mushroom recipes in our archives that we make ag…

Always Tired? Take this Quiz to Uncover Hidden Causes of Fatigue

You wake up feeling groggy. Your morning jog feels harder than it used to. Flights of stairs leave you out of breath, and you’re having trouble concentrating. It’s not for lack of sleep and it sure  isn’t for lack of coffee. So what’s going on? Chronic tiredness or fatigue can feel debilita…

Become a Turkey Guardian This Thanksgiving and Help Care for Rescued Birds

Get access to everything we publish when you . It’s ironic that so many people refer to the Thanksgiving holiday as “turkey day” when it’s actually a pretty terrible day for turkeys. In 2020, the USDA estimated 46 million of the noble birds were slaughtered just for Thanksgiving celebrations…

Awaken the Seasonal Spirits with These Fall Cocktail Recipes

Get access to everything we publish when you . Autumn is upon us and the change of season has us shifting away from the tropical drinks of summer to something a bit more dark, moody, and maybe even a little spooky. But fall cocktail recipes don’t all have to be mulled cider and whiskey (though, if…

We Wait All Year for These Fall Fruits and Vegetables

Believe it or not, there’s some truth to the statement, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Eating fruits and vegetables, like apples, has lasting benefits that extend just beyond adding more nutrition to your daily diet. So that notion can actually apply to most seasonal produce, includin…

3D-Printed ‘Meat’ Moves Forward with the Backing of Ashton Kutcher’s Investment Group

Actor-turned-venture capitalist and celebrity soap skeptic Ashton Kutcher and investing partner Guy Oseary have added a new company to the portfolio of start-ups they’ve financially supported. The funders are buying into MeaTech, an Israeli company that is at the forefront of what might be the fu…

These Sophisticated Cannabis Recipes Will Change Your Whole Idea of ‘Edibles’

I use a bunch of options for cooking infused cannabis recipes, including olive, coconut, and sesame oils and butters, which are great for cooking, but also for splashing on salads and desserts. And my garlic herb butter (you know which herb I’m talking about) is perfect on grilled vegetables or a…

Ayurvedic Practices to Ease Your Transition into Autumn

The three doshas, or energy types, that we all have inside of us in different amounts—vata, pitta, and kapha—are also connected to the seasons. Vata is a cold, dry, light, rough, and windy energy. It makes us want to try new things, create fresh habits, and make shifts in our lives. Vata has an…

Excavating the ‘Hidden History’ of Ancient Greek Vegetarian Cuisine on Santorini

Santorini – of the sea-drowned caldera, sun-bleached, blue-shuttered houses, and crimson sunsets – may be one of the most Instagrammed places in the world, but its strengths go beyond the archetypal Greek island fantasy allure. Between 2600 and 1100 BC, the Cycladic island (then called Strongyle…

Jonathan Van Ness’s JVN Hair Product Line Has Launched – and It’s As Vegan, Eco-Friendly, and Inclusive As We Hoped

Queer Eye star and hair stylist Jonathan Van Ness has released JVN, a line of haircare essentials you’ll probably want to add to cart immediately. The products are all Leaping Bunny-certified as vegan and cruelty-free, and the brand is on a mission beyond just giving you shiny, manageable locks…

Vegetarian Sydney, Australia: A Plant-Based Visitor’s Guide

Sydney is an outdoor-lover’s paradise: from the abundance of parks and coastlines to explore to the incredible wildlife and biodiversity, it’s no surprise that millions of nature enthusiasts flock Down Under year after year to experience everything the country has to offer — and that zest for…

Is Sesame Milk the Most Nutritious Plant Milk Yet?

Every week it seems like there’s another plant milk out there hitting the market – and many of them arrive to a chorus of the same critiques: too much sugar, no Vitamin D, no protein. But the newest dairy alternative, sesame milk, might provide an answer. Hope & Sesame boasts that its product, w…

Research Finds Parents Are Feeding Kids Fast Food More Often Amid the Pandemic

Parents across the United States are turning to fast food meals to feed their children more often in the era of pandemic-linked disruption, stress, and economic uncertainty, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. In the survey…

These Are the Best Companion Plants for Your Cannabis Garden

For those that haven’t grown their own cannabis plants, it’s difficult to describe the pride that comes after growing, harvesting, and enjoying your first crop. But your garden doesn’t need to be just cannabis. The best companion plants for a cannabis garden bolster the growth of your marijuan…

Could Liquid Mozzarella Solve the Age-Old Problem with Vegan Cheese?

Vegan cheese has come a long way over the years, but even the best of the bunch still can’t quite capture the melty, stretchy, burbly quality of dairy cheeses. Until now. Miyoko’s Creamery is set to revolutionize your pizza and casserole game with their latest innovation: liquid vegan mozzarella…

20 Under 20: Meet the Youth Climate Activists Saving the Planet

This Climate Week, we’re debuting the Vegetarian Times 20 Under 20 highlighting 20 youth climate activists who are making a splash with their Earth-saving ideals. Gen Z has had it with older generations trashing the planet and is stepping up to make a difference. Young people around the world repo…

Over 100 Beauty and Wellness Brands Are Mobilizing Consumers with ‘CodeRed4Climate’

When you sit down to write that a group of skincare and cosmetics companies are issuing a joint call for climate activism, you can already hear someone asking “who cares?” or “what does face wash have to do with saving the planet?” in your head. But today’s CodeRed4Climate campaign, backed…

Hollywood’s Green King Ed Begley Jr. on Vegan Eating, Solar Power, and Optimism

Ed. Note: This interview with Ed Begley Jr was originally published in March, 2014 Known to arrive at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Ed Begley Jr. is an indefatigable advocate for green living. Racking up film and TV credits including Curb Your Enthusiasm and Better Call Saul, the actor live…

Plant-Based Diets May Reduce Erectile Dysfunction According to New Research

As many as 75 percent of men will experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction, especially as they get older, a condition that can take a physical and psychological toll. But it seems going meat-free could be part of the solution. A growing body of research suggests that a plant-based diet may reduce…

Cannabis Edibles Do Expire, So You Should Probably Trash That Six-Month-Old Cookie

Let’s say you’re in the mood for a weed gummy or cookie, maybe for the first time in a while, and the only thing you have around the house is something you found in a drawer that has clearly been hanging out for a while. You may ask yourself, do edibles expire or does something about the THC in…

The Best Veggie Wing Recipes for Game Day (or Any Day)

Football isn’t exactly my thing. Think of the land use and funding for stadiums, the injuries to players, the handling of abuse allegations, the treatment of cheerleaders, the politics. And I grew up in Washington, DC, cringing at the local NFL team’s name. There are essentially two things I lik…

How a Reality Show About Activism Backfired with People Actually Improving the Planet

On Tuesday, dancer and actress Julianne Hough released a lengthy statement on her Instagram acknowledging the backlash to a new competition reality series on CBS called The Activist, which Hough is set to co-host, along with Usher and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. “Thank you for using your voices, callin…

Doing the Dirty Work: Why Regenerative Agriculture Might Be the Future of Farming

Healthy soil sequesters carbon, a key part of helping to put the brakes on climate change That makes regenerative agriculture a major player in how we are going to heal our planet. Here’s what you need to know, beyond the buzzwords. Conventional agricultural practices – including chemical-intens…

Hot Cheeto Salad Is the TikTok Trend Food Du Jour

TikTok has inspired us to try some some pretty quirky foods over the the last couple of years, but the latest viral recipe might be one of the oddest yet. A Flamin’ Hot Cheeto salad created by user @rxthism has swept through the popular platform. So, what exactly is a Hot Cheeto salad? @rxthism m…

Make Dishes from Tonight’s Plant-Based Met Gala Chefs

UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 – Fashion’s biggest night has arrived, and as stars and designers make get ready to walk the red carpet, the collection of chefs tapped to produce a plant-based menu for the Met Gala are hard at work creating their dishes. As you settle in to watch the arrivals (strea…

Vegan Food Vendors Drop Out of Chicago’s Vegandale Festival Over COVID Vaccine Policy

The Vegandale vegan food festival is set to take place in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend, attracting diners to queue up to try the offerings of dozens of vegan vendors who travel to the festival from across the country. But, Eater Chicago reports, several of those vendors have dropped out after…

How to Tell Your Family You’re Vegan or Vegetarian – and Maybe Even Get Them to Go Veg, Too

VT Note: This story about how to tell your family you’re vegan by Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul was originally published in March, 2014. When I became a vegan a few years ago, I was so proud of my decision to forgo all animal products that I wanted my family to follow me into this newfoun…

Naomi Osaka’s Vegan Skincare Line Targets the Sun Protection Needs of Melanated Skin

The highest-paid female athlete in sport history and a powerful advocate for mental health, is getting into a new, plant-based business. With her new skincare line Kinlò, Naomi Osaka is stepping onto the beauty court – and, like everything else she does, doing so with purpose, creating a totally…

I Shopped the #PumpkinPalooza: Here Are the Best Vegan Trader Joe’s Pumpkin and Fall Items of 2021

Trader Joe’s pumpkin products have begun to hit the shelves for another year, marking the annual event known to TJ’s fanatics as the #PumpkinPalooza. While I’ll admit I typically hold off on pumpkin flavored treats until October, after seeing the social media hype around the big reveal, I deci…

Impossible Has Entered the Veggie Chicken Nugget Wars

Less than two months ago that Beyond Meat chicken tenders hit the scene. Now Impossible is picking up the gauntlet and debuting a faux-chicken product of its own. Impossible chicken nuggets arrived in the U.S. on September 7. Unlike Impossible burger patties, the nuggets – available in restaurants…

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with These Vegetarian and Vegan Rosh Hashanah Recipes

The flavors we associate with Jewish New Year are often apples, pomegranate, and carrots. Really, with the notable exception of fish heads, many of the symbolic foods of the celebration are naturally plant-based. So when Rosh Hashanah starts on September 6, 2021, we’ll be sharing an array of veget…

These Famous Vegan Celebrities Are Using Their Platforms to Promote – and Invest in – the Movement

Knowing a particular movie star or musician we love seeing happens to be vegan always makes us like them just that little bit more. It’s a little connection from afar – like knowing they came from our same hometown or shares our zodiac sign – but it’s meaningful too. When famous vegan celebr…

In Minneapolis, Tabota Seyon’s InfusedLife Is Offering Plant-Based Food and a Sense of Community

“I can burn pretty well in the kitchen,” says Tabota Seyon, proprietor of InfusedLife in Minneapolis. Billed as a ‘plant-based emporium,’ the space combines a vegan cafe and catering operation with a beautiful, art-filled boutique stocked with gifts, lotions, tinctures and other wellness-min…

Main Street Farmers Market Is Chattanooga’s Most Sustainable – and Delicious – Place to Shop

There’s something to be said about visiting a local farmers’ market while visiting a new city – or exploring your own. Local markets are an unparalleled way to feel the pulse of a city, get to know the community, and perhaps even savor a few tasty treats along the way. And, if you’re wonderi…

Are Figs Vegan? Are They Even a Fruit? We’re Answering Your Big Fig Questions

Before tomato season even wraps up, fruit and veggie obsessives often find themselves moving on to another late-summer crop, figs. Your Instagram, filled with beautiful bowls of tastefully arrayed bulbs is likely evidence of that. But here’s the thing: Not everyone things figs are something vegans…

Create a Soothing and Sexy Vegan Bedroom with These Buys

A sexy vegan bedroom may seem like an odd concept, but there are real matters to consider: is your mattress and bedding vegan? Have you ever considered whether your vibrators are vegan? I have done the research for you, and have some recommendations for how to create the sexy vegan bedroom of your d…

Veggie Burger Sensation Slutty Vegan Plans to Open Four New Locations by 2022

One of the country’s most popular vegan burger restaurants is expanding fast. Atlanta-based Slutty Vegan reportedly expects to open a fourth brick-and-mortar location soon – and bring three additional locations by the end of 2021. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the fourth Slutty…

Get These Six Common Items Out of Your Kitchen Right Now

Pots and pans, baking sheets and casserole dishes, utensils; every kitchen is brimming with helpful, handy items that aim to make cooking easier. But when was the last time you went through all of your kitchen gear and assessed what’s really worth keeping around? Over years of use and through coun…

Cook a Meal Worth Eating Under the Stars with These Actually-Good Camping Recipes

We love getting outside, but we don’t love settling for weird (and not always veg-friendly) packaged camping food or relying on sugary gas station snacks. To create some actually-good camping recipes that pack light and cook quickly, we turned to Holly Priestley. Holly knows a bit about eating we…

How to Pick a Multivitamin – and Why You Might Not Really Need to Take One

Wondering how to pick a multivitamin that will fill in what you need? A lot comes down to what you are and aren’t getting from your diet. “There’s been some evidence that people whose diets include high amounts of vitamins E and C, beta-carotene and possibly lycopene are less prone to heart di…

Don’t Let Summer Melt Away Without Making These Frozen Treat Recipes

Ice cream, popsicles, and other frozen treats are icons of summer living – but when they’re homemade, they taste even sweeter. Making these desserts at home is a fun way to pass the long, light-filled days and build memories. As a bonus, your DIY sweets are likely to contain less sugar and more…

Activists Launch #MeatlessLaborDay Campaign to Call Attention to Meatpacking Workplace Dangers

Those who forego meat talk a lot about the impact of a meat-based diet on animals and the environment. This year advocates are using the Labor Day holiday as a chance to focus attention on another aspect – the human labor required to bring animal meat to consumer tables, particularly at industrial…

How to Make Popcorn Without a Popcorn Popper

Poppers and microwaveable bags are convenient, but they’re not necessary. And going without means you can buy high quality kernels in bulk and spice them up with your own homemade toppings and flavorings – no weird artificial butter flavor for you. Here’s how to make popcorn without any specia…

A Low-FODMAP Diet Might Be the Answer to Your Bloated, Cramped, Intestinal Woes

FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols—short-chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols. Found in a variety of foods, they’re not fully digested and absorbed by some people, especially those who have IBS or other gastrointestinal issues. In the co…

How Policing the ‘Perfect’ Vegan Diet Can Make Plant-Based Eating Feel Inaccessible

It’s midday and my cramped kitchen is filled with a conga line of remote-working and unemployed flatmates waiting to cook. Unless I want fries or limp salad for lunch, my nearest vegan option is some empanadas a 20-minute walk away. I’ve been postponing lunch in the hope that left-overs will mys…


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