Food

I could never be vegan. I like ____ too much. Chances are most vegans have said this at some point in their lives. Unless you are raised vegan, converting to a lifestyle free of animal products is a big change. Our society uses animal products in almost everything we eat,...

All About Chinese New Year

It's almost Chinese New Year! This year, the lunar new year falls on February 16th. 2018 is the year of the dog, according to the Chinese zodiac, which repeats every twelve years. Even though China is beginning to incorporate more and more Western customs and holidays, Chinese New Year is still the...
Walking past Fiction Kitchen in downtown Raleigh, the first thing you'll notice is the bright green paint and the large yellow sign. Peering in for a closer look, you will see the mismatched furniture, quirky decor, and laid back feeling of the restaurant. Although the atmosphere is casual, the...
There are over 45,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. That's more than McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC combined. The majority of these restaurants offer very similar looking and tasting food, even though these restaurants are independently owned and operated. I grew up in a household where my mother only cooked...
Introducing: a brand new series, called Too Good to be Vegan! A lot of omnivores automatically assume vegan friendly foods means bland, sub par dishes that consist mostly of salads and tofu. This is absolutely not true. Not to mention, salads and tofu can be very tasty when prepared well! In...
Originally published on Thirty on Tap Being a vegan can be hard, especially when living in a small town in the South. Lack of convenience is one of the biggest drawbacks. I can’t just go to a drive-thru and grab a vegan-friendly (albeit unhealthy) lunch and the selection of vegan/vegetarian...

Kombucha for Beginners

Have you heard about this new health drink that's invading grocery store shelves and even has its own section at Whole Foods? The drink first became popular in this country in the early 1990s, fueled by the AIDS epidemic and the many perceived health benefits of kombucha. In recent...

Vegan Weight Loss Journey

My husband, Kyle, was overweight for most of his childhood. He comes from a divorced household, and he frequently sought comfort and stability in food. Growing up, he often dealt with teasing from other kids, and even family members, contributing to his low self esteem and self-image issues. In December...
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