Ryan is a cook, writer, and musician born and raised in Tampa, FL. With years of recipe testing for his Asian-American food blog, No Eggs or Ham, behind him, he strives to sharpen the image of vegan food by highlighting chefs who push the boundaries of plant-based cuisine. Unlike the advice your mom lent you, he encourages you to play with your food every chance you get!
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Fashion & Beauty
Your Cruelty-Free Apparel Guide
Vegan apparel isn’t difficult to come by. In fact, most clothes at places like H%M, Forever 21, and the likes are made without animal products, only the companies aren’t producing those clothes for the environment or animals, they’re doing it because it’s cheap. That’s why this article focuses on cruelty-free products from outlets that take factory conditions, workers’ health, fair wages, animal welfare, water usage, and reusable materials into consideration. The list features local boutiques, chains, and online stores, most of which are from Los Angeles. Not every brand mentioned is entirely vegan, but they all have a large selection of plant-based clothing and pay particular attention to sustainability, environment, and employee well-being.
Food & Drink
9 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in LA’s San Gabriel Valley
The San Gabriel Valley is one place you might not expect to find restaurants loaded with vegan options, as people often think of roast duck, beef pho, or sweet & sour chicken when they think of the area. However, there are actually many restaurants that have staggering vegan options that’ll have you wondering, “How have I not heard about this place?" That’s why we’re here to show you some of the area’s finest spots for vegan Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese fare!
10 Festive Vegan Holiday Drinks in Los Angeles This Season
We’re cold, you’re cold, everyone’s complaining about the weather as if it were the Arctic, but does that mean we’re going to stop sippin’ on milkshakes and cold brew? Not in our lifetime!
L.A. Vegan Donut Tour: 13 Best Spots for Vegan Donuts in Los Angeles
Donuts—deep-fried sugary dough coated with crystalline glaze, dunked in vibrant frostings, and sprinkled with … you guessed it, sprinkles. LA produces some of the country’s finest, softest, and fluffiest dough rings, many of which are vegan. How do they do this? Where do they do this? Well, read on dough-nnoisseurs!
How to Order Vegan at Tocaya Organica
Tocaya Organica is a fast-casual Mexi-Cali chain with meaty plant proteins, melty vegan cheeses, bartender-crafted margaritas, and decadent vegan churro waffle bites.
How to Make Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lightly caramelized bottoms, soft and chewy interiors, brown sugary depth, and melty chocolate chips throughout make these the vegan chocolate chip cookies of your dreams.
How to Make Vegan Baked Beans From Scratch
Tender white beans in a thick, sweet and salty, smoky tomato-based sauce.
How to Make Vegan Pound Cake
A fine crumb, buttery flavor, and moist interior make this pound cake impressive enough to fool any hardcore traditionalist. A zesty lemon glaze is the metaphorical cherry on top of this classic dessert.
Melt Organic Perfect Fudgy Vegan Brownie Recipe
The only description we need for these brownies is a series of adjectives, because words simply don’t do them justice. So, ahem, here we go: Chewy. Fudgy. Rich. Deep. Sweet and salty. Clouds of chocolatey heaven induced by a pinch of espresso powder and touch of flaky sea salt. Okay, maybe that last one was a little more than an adjective, but you get the point—this is brownie PERFECTION.
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