faqs

One of my favorite recipes calls for buttermilk. Can you recommend a vegan substitute?
Mix two teaspoons of white vinegar with 1 cup of soy or coconut milk. This substitution works equally well for cooking or baking, and your favorite recipes will turn out great.

Which vegan foods contain protein?
The following vegan foods are good protein sources: nuts, seeds, nut butters, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans, edamame, bulgur wheat, unrefined grains, potatoes, tofu, quinoa, and bread.

Which vegan foods contain calcium?
The following vegan foods are good calcium sources: soy milk or orange juice that’s fortified with calcium; tofu; kale or collard greens; and dried peas and beans.

Which vegan foods contain Vitamin B12?
Nutritional yeast is a good source of Vitamin B12. Many vegan foods are also fortified with this vitamin, including breakfast cereals, soymilks, meat substitutes, and butter substitutes. Read labels to learn more.

How can I determine a calorie count for a recipe?
We delight in presenting our site visitors with healthy, tasty, meat-free dishes. We believe that calories are not the most important consideration in healthy eating; organic fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, and legumes all play a part in a balanced vegetarian diet. Aim for fewer “bad carbs” (white bread, white rice, white flour), and add protein in the form of whole grains, beans, and tofu. If you are interested, many famous diet plans (such as the South Beach Diet) now offer vegetarian versions. You could also reference a calorie-counting guidebook to help you make good food choices.

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