Recipe post: Oreo Dream Pies

The one sweet snack that gas station gods have granted us vegans is Oreo chocolate cookie sandwiches. Whenever my partner or I crave chocolate, it’s super easy to walk to a convenience store and pick up a package of these delicious morsels and then gorge ourselves until we don’t want to even look at an…

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Recipe post: Crispy, crunchy tofu

Tofu is tough to enjoy. It’s the first thing non-vegans ask about whenever the subject of diet comes up in conversation, and it’s a food that lots of people — vegans and vegetarians included — just can’t get behind. Tofu, on its own, is flavorless and fleshy and usually sopping wet. I’ve spent the last…

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Recipe Post: Crispy green bean fries

In the midst of its Earth Day celebrations, our local Whole Foods put up a table overflowing with green beans outside its sliding glass doors. Above the crates full of crispy greens, there were stacks of white paper buckets and a sign that read, “Fill the bucket for $2.” It was such a good deal…

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2015: The year of going vegan

My freshman year of college, I was given an easy assignment for my ecology and values course: do something “environmental” for a week and document the experience in a short paper. I opted to cut meat out of my diet for a week, which was easy given how little meat I wanted to eat off…

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