Tips and Tricks

Ingredients to Watch Out for as a New Vegan

The grocery store can be a scary place for a new vegan. Sometimes it’s not always obvious whether a product contains animal products or not. If it’s just bread, it should be safe, right? Sadly this is not always the case and animal-derived products can show up on the ingredients list under names you wouldn’t expect.

Next time you’re at the store, watch out for these sneaky ingredients. Where they appear may surprise you.

How to Save Money as a Cold-Climate Vegan

fresh vegetables

I’m always surprised when people tell me that it costs more money to be vegan than to be a meat-eater. Most plant-based people (including us) eat some of the cheapest items on the market on a regular basis: beans, rice, and vegetables. Living in a cold climate makes it a bit difficult to grow a lot of your own food so most of us have to rely on grocery stores and imported produce for much of the year.