Personally, I’m an agnostic but if there is a god, methinks they’d be pleased about this tasty fusion. A’ight people, here is the ultimate blend of my two favorite meals in the world: pad thai and pizza. This is an insanely simple and righteous recipe that will impress and make the world a little bit [...]continue reading
Hey, you…Yeah, you! Do you still remember us here at CarpeVegan? Do you recall that vegan survey we published months ago? Well, we have results and they are pretty darn interesting. We apologize for the site’s hiatus. Life got in the way. We make no claims on these results representing a scientific sample of vegans. [...]
If you think humans are better than other animals, you’re a speciesist, and you might as well be judging humans on the color of their skin.
At least, if you believe anti-speciesist vegans.
We sure do hope y’all are going to enjoy this survey as it asks questions I think many vegans would be very curious to know of their fellow veg-heads. And, we think it’s pretty funny too as we aren’t taking ourselves or this whole thing too seriously. Want to know the final results? Of course [...]
Dave D went vegan in 1999 for ethical reasons, and was a good obedient vegan for about a decade. He volunteered for EarthSave and several animal interest organizations, founded one of the first and consequently biggest vegan group on Meetup.com, and created one of the original vegan message boards — ‘Vegan Represent’.
Personally, I’m an agnostic but if there is a god, methinks they’d be pleased about this tasty fusion. A’ight people, here is the ultimate blend of my two favorite meals in the world: pad thai and pizza. This is an insanely simple and righteous recipe that will impress and make the world a little bit [...]
Vegan culture is certainly a fascinating collection of people and perspectives. Rather than being monolithic, vegans tend to break down into smaller tribes, bands and factions. Here’s our take on some of the more notable tribes out there as we see it. Obviously, this little vegan cultural anthropology 101 list isn’t definitive or exhaustive, and [...]
Before any fireworks begin, let me clearly qualify that I do not believe most meat-eaters are ipso facto imbeciles. That clearly isn’t the case. Obviously, there are tens of millions of people in America who eat animals that are otherwise reasonable, intelligent and decent. Our hope in coming years must be to reach those people [...]
A Talk with CarpeVegan’s 2011 Vegan of the Year, Bree Olson, about Porn, The Supreme Master, and Absolutely Nobody with the Last Name Sheen…
The 100+ Most Influential and Essential Vegans and Veganish for Building Our Culture Up and Out Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the Vegan Renaissance! By all measures, it’s easier and more enjoyable than ever before to be vegan. Resources, products, and options are better across the board. The stupid jokes about vegan food being awful [...]
There is a vegan version of pretty much everything — even cheese, depending on how well you remember cheese — but there is one elusive omnivorous delight which most vegans assumed would never have a cruelty-free substitute: animal profiteering.
CarpeVegan would like to thank everyone for voting and participating in the Vegan 100. We received over 50,000 unique visitors during our first month to kick off this site and the Vegan 100 feature. We hope you keep dropping by to see what we are up to. We’ve just posted something new on Decultifying Veganism [...]
What is the Vegan 100? – Vegan 100 FAQ [20-11] 10. Father & Son: T Colin and Tom Campbell (started at #11) +1 Overview (from Wikipedia): American biochemist who specializes in the effects of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and the author [...]
I guess I’m a pretty strict vegan though I never say I am unless directly asked. Fundamentalism and absoluteness, no matter the application, almost always bother me. Being hardcore has always sounded a little comic bookish to me. Purity and devoutness definitely don’t float my boat either. And, while I am attracted to labels and [...]
The time has come to 86 vegetarianism once and for all. Let’s face it, the term not only doesn’t help anymore, it also creates far more confusion to merit its continued usage. I will say that in certain cultures at certain times this concept has certainly made some sense.* But now, and especially in the [...]
I don’t eat as badly as you might think. Yes, I enjoy a drink or two. Or three. And, once it’s three, forget about it: it’s ten before you know it. But, besides that, I don’t really have any vices. I start most days with a ridiculously healthy fruit smoothie. I eat whole grains and [...]
My first guess was that I had pulled a ribcage muscle. I didn’t actually remember sustaining such an injury, but there was a pain like nothing I had ever felt before radiating around the entire right side of my torso: it had to be something. I tried a heating pad, Icy Hot, aspirin– nothing helped [...]
It’s extremely common for vegans to claim to have experienced dramatic improvements in their overall health upon cutting animal products from their diet. Better immune response, more energy, clearer skin, stronger nails– you name it, the vegan diet makes it happen. Interestingly enough, though, there are also a hell of a lot of ex-vegans out [...]
OK peeps, it’s time to figure out what the best commonly available vegan ingredients and food products are of all-time. So we’ve gotten the ball rolling with our own opinions, but you can alter the list order by voting up or down for each item along with suggesting new ones as well. Let’s just try [...]
As I’ve mentioned before, it really has been a joy to experience the transformation vegan food has gone through over the last 15 years. Vegan baking and dessert making has been especially dramatic in my experience. When I first started doing the vegetarian thang back in the day, vegan baked goods were mostly dreck, and [...]
Michael Greger, the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States is one of the few MD’s I can actually watch or listen to without lapsing into a coma [...]
The case for choosing a veganish lifestyle as it relates to personal health, environmental concerns, global sustainability, and ethics are each individually relatively strong. And, for me, in toto, these arguments are overwhelming. Still, we aren’t winning people over as quickly as we think we should. Duh. So, maybe, we need to start to make [...]
CarpeVegan presents to you, our righteous readers, our first ever in-depth investigation that provides indisputable proof and rare video evidence that the Swedish Chef was indeed a closet vegan who could not and would not kill animals. His alleged “creator” named Jim Henson was reportedly a vegetarian, but that was probably just a ruse to [...]
Oh that temperamental tempeh! When it’s good, it’s darn delish. But, like tofu, when it’s bad, it can turn people off the product for years. Time to bring in some peeps who know how to talk tempeh. The quotes below were compiled from PETA’s former VegCooking.com site that had a vegan chef spotlight series which [...]
I don’t really have a point here. I just thought you might enjoy some videos of Ronald McDonald in various creepy incarnations. This first one is an original McDonald’s ad from the 60′s. Crap quality, but you may still be able to tell that Ronald is portrayed by Willard Scott. And that he has a [...]
Growing real meat in a lab– without using animals? It sounds weird and science fiction-y, but it might be just the technological breakthrough we need to completely change the world: Or we could do this– literally the grossest thing possible:
In my closet, at the present moment, there are three pairs of leather dress shoes, all of which I purchased secondhand from thrift stores. I also own a pair of secondhand leather cowboy boots, two secondhand leather belts, a secondhand leather wallet, a warm wool coat that I bought at a secondhand shop, and one [...]
(Editor’s note: Um, Joe? There appear to be thirteen tips here. Are you saying that four of them are unrighteous?) During my first gig at PETA in the early 2000’s, I kicked off a vegan chef spotlight feature series of interviews that used the same basic set of questions every time. It ran on the [...]
What is it about canned foods that scare some people? Sure, sometimes vegetables and fruits can be god awful. With meat analogs though, it really doesn’t seem to matter if you buy an item frozen, refrigerated or in non-perishable form. At CarpeVegan, we are all about Americana cuisine, vegan meats, convenience, and food that sticks [...]
One of the greatest things about transitioning to veganism may be a newfound passion for cooking and trying new foods that you never considered before. As you can tell from all the vegan foodie blogs out there, we are undergoing quite a vegan Renaissance which is truly exciting to behold. Wanna saddle up too? Below [...]
The Heat is On: Essential Ingredients for Baking & Creating Desserts According to the Experts (and Not Us!)
Vegan cooking, in my humble opinion, is relatively easy and fun with wide margins for error and customization. Baking (vegan or not), on the other hand, is a whole different animal requiring more preciseness and actual good ole concentration at times. So, if you are looking to get your bake on for a first time, [...]