Ilana has been a vegan for over 10 years. She originally made the switch for health reasons, but soon found herself becoming more and more passionate about the ethical and environmental implications of a vegan lifestyle. Ilana is the author of The Graceful Kitchen, a blog all about veganism. She loves to cook up delicious and nutritious vegan meals, and share her recipes with others who are interested in leading a cruelty-free life. Ilana is also a strong advocate for using whole foods as the foundation of a healthy diet, and believes that going vegan is one of the best ways to achieve this.

Vegan Nutrition – Sources of Protein, Calcium, Zinc, and Iodine

Nutrition is essential for everyone, whether you eat meat or not. As a vegan, I always get asked where I get my protein, and it can be hard to explain that there are other sources of nutrition besides meat. The truth is that plenty of plant-based foods are packed with all the nutrients your body…

Is Cheese Vegan Friendly?

For years, vegans have been debating whether cheese is truly vegan friendly. On the one hand, cheese is made from milk from cows. On the other hand, many vegetarians and vegans eat cheese without issue. So what’s the story? Is cheese vegan friendly or not? The answer, as with many things in life, is complicated….

Vitamin B12 Vegetarian and Vegan Sources

Vitamin B12 Vegetarian and Vegan Sources Finding reliable vitamin B12 vegetarian and vegan sources can be a challenge. But luckily, some vegan and vegetarian foods contain adequate amounts of this vitamin. Read on to learn more about the benefits of this vitamin, as well as vegetarian and vegan sources of B12. Sources of Vitamin B12…

Benefits of a Vegan Preworkout Supplement

For years, athletes have relied on protein-rich foods to fuel their workouts. But what if there was a better way? Enter vegan pre-workout supplements. Unlike traditional whey protein supplements, vegan pre-workout supplements are made from plant-based ingredients like soy, rice, and pea protein. And studies have shown that these plant-based proteins are just as effective…

Is Rhubarb a Fruit?

Rhubarb is a plant often used as a fruit in pies and other desserts. However, technically speaking, it is not a fruit. Fruits are typically defined as the edible structures of flowering plants that contain seeds. Since rhubarb does not produce flowers or seeds, it does not meet this definition. Despite its botanical classification, rhubarb…

Is Lettuce a Vegetable

Ah, the age-old question: is lettuce a vegetable? The answer, my friend, is both yes and no. Technically, lettuce is an annual plant in the Asteraceae family, including sunflowers and daisies. However, in common usage, the word “vegetable” typically refers to a plant or part of a plant that is edible. By that definition, lettuce…

Are Motts Gummies Vegan?

You’re at the store, browsing the candy aisle for a treat. Your eyes alight on a bag of gummies, and your mouth starts to water. But then you remember: you’re vegan. What’s a vegan to do? Never fear, Motts Gummies are here! These delicious gummies are made with fruit juice and come in various fun…

How To Freeze Dry Candy

Our friends at The Imaginary Food – Il Cibo Immaginario published a How To Freeze Dry Candy articles which I love to share with you. When you Freeze-Dry Candy, just select some sweet vegan candys. The sweet explosion when you try them is worth the small effort and time you spend preparing your Dry Candy….

Is Weetabix Healthy? 14 Things You Should Know

I have to admit; I’m a bit of a cereal addict. I love the stuff and always try new brands and flavors. But one of the cereals I’ve tried always stands out: Weetabix. This British import is unlike any other grain I’ve ever had. The texture is strange but in a good way. And it…

Minty-Marzipan Filled Chocolate Hearts

These sinful little chocolate hearts will surely be a hit for those who love mint and chocolate. The rich, dark chocolate shell is filled with a creamy mint filling made from marzipan, giving each bite a perfect balance of sweet and refreshing flavors. The chocolates are then enrobed in a thin layer of dark chocolate,…