“I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.”—― Rai Aren - more veg quotes on Good Reads
Psst. We heard your requests. a Finding Vegan App *may* be in the future. (maybe. hopefully. maybe.) No where near completed (just starting to toy with the project) but if all goes well a FV App will be REAL!
The tricky part is that Apps are not cheap to develop or host. So we probably will not be able to do a “free app” … but the cost will be as tiny as we can manage. Lots of estimating and playing and brainstorming yet to do. But send us happy vibes that Finding Vegan will be found on your phone! iPhone and Android we hope.
Craving green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day? Finding Vegan has you covered with these 31 inspiring recipes from vegan bloggers! So stock up on peas, kale, matcha, mint, avocado, pumpkin seeds, kiwis, spinach and all things green in between and get in the kitchen for some very festive recipes! Green in a color you can embrace year-round for healthy eating too! Happy green eating!..
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Maybe you have noticed, and maybe not, but the past year as Buzzfeed continues to grow and evolve as one of the most popular sites on the internet, a sideline theme has emerged. In addition to being the masters of kitty video posts and random posts that make us cry, laugh and say “I remember that!” Another fact seems obvious: Buzzfeed love vegans!
Every few days or so I will be skimming the popular posts on Buzzfeed and the word “vegan” will catch my eye. Vegan recipes have obviously caught Buzzfeeds eye! And for good reason. Just one glance at FindingVegan.com and you will see the crazy huge amount of creative vegan bloggers pushing out delicious, irresistible, gorgeous, must-try vegan recipes.
Yup, Buzzfeed loves vegans. The love affair is obvious guys. Lets check out how much the ‘feed is obsessed with plant-based cuisine..
1. Buttered Toast. Melty, rich buttery-slathered toast is a simple taste of bliss. Vegans can totally indulge. HOW: Earth Balance.
2. Cheesy Pizza or Grilled Cheese. Melty, string, hot and delicious cheese is something everyone wants to eat. Well vegans can eat that too. HOW: Daiya vegan cheese shreds. (And a few other brands too!)
4. Hot Dogs. Ballpark fare that really looks exactly like the (frightening) real thing. Add all your fave “dog” toppings and I promise, you won’t miss the meat in the dog at all! HOW: Smart Dogs (And other plant-based brands too.) Make vegan chili cheese dogs.
5. Chicken. Vegan chicken is everywhere. I mean everywhere. Just go take a peek in your grocer’s freezer section, or veggie meats section. If they don’t have one, request one! Restaurants like Native Foods, Veggie Grill and more are masters of the veggie chicken scene. HOW: Try Beyond Meat for a very authentic vegan chicken experience. Many other brands out there too.
6. Mayonaise. I have always hated mayo. But as a vegan, I adore it. One word… HOW: Vegenaise. (try it) - Also newbie product Just Mayo will be in stores very soon!
7. Cookie Dough. Yup, cookie dough straight out of the fridge - raw - is not only delicious vegan-ized, but safer since you are not eating raw eggs! So many recipes for vegan cookie dough on the web. You can even buy vegan cookie dough in stores by the EatPastry brand. HOW: Make it yourself or buy EatPastry. Recipes like this and this on FindingVegan.com
8. Burgers. Veggie burgers are NOT what they used to be. Proof here! And here. Nowadays you can easily make or buy veggie burgers that either a) taste like the real thing or b) don’t taste like meat, but taste amazing (even better that a classic burger!) Show traditional burgers the door and make way for a diner countertop filled with burgers, fries and milkshakes (see #9) HOW: Make your own veggie burgers or buy in stores via Amy’s brand (many other brands out there too!) A few recipes on FindingVegan.com
9. Ice Cream & Shakes. Vegan ice cream used to just be so-so. Then coconut milk entered the picture and everything changed. Coconut milk-based vegan ice cream is just as rich and decadent as dairy-based. And the almond, soy and rice-based ice creams are pretty tasty too. Cookie Dough Ice Cream, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter and even Cookies & Cream can all be totally vegan indulgences. HOW: Try Luna & Larry’s, SoDelicious and more. Or make your own: Chunky Monkey anyone?! (ps. You can even make a vegan shake using nothing other than frozen bananas! Easy. Amazing. Vegan.)
10. Fancy Schmancy Hard Cheeses. Wine and cheese you say? Yes please says this vegan. No, seriously. Vegan cheese with that slightly bitter, fermented, pungent aftertaste that makes you swoon. Yup. Nut cheese here you come. HOW: KiteHill, DrCow and more.
11. Pie. Flaky-crusted, gooey fruit-filled pie is a classic dessert. Veganizing it? Easy!! HOW: Earth Balance or coconut oil based pie crusts. Simply use these in place of butter in any fave recipe. Try this vegan pie crust recipe.
12. Would You like Whip On That? Yes please! Coconut whip please. Or soy. Or rice. HOW: Homemade coconut milk whip is dreamy, swoon-worthy and easy. Coconut Whip recipe on FindingVegan.com. Also soy and rice whip in a can can be found at many natural foods stores. Brand: Soyatoo.
13. Parmesan. Easy and totally amazing. Vegan parma is in every Italian-food-loving vegan’s fridge. Or they have a recipe handy! HOW: Parma, GalaxyFoods Veggie Parm, Nutritional yeast ground with walnuts.
14. Chocolate Pudding. A kid-approved favorite, this classic treat is easily veganized in several different ways. HOW: Silken tofu, soaked cashews, chia seeds, avocado-based or non-dairy milk and arrowroot or agar agar based. And cocoa powder is almost always vegan! Try this recipe for chocolate pudding.
15. S’mores. Graham crackers and marshmallows are far from vegan, right. Not in today’s modern vegan world! HOW: Dandies, Sweet & Sarah. Use honey-free grahams or make some yourself: homemade vegan graham crackers. Try smores ice cream too.
“Finding Vegan is the number-one traffic source for my blog, Vegan Iowan. When I began blogging, I felt like I had valuable content to share, but didn’t have anyone to whom it really spoke. Finding Vegan has drawn thousands of people to my blog in the few short months of its existence, and its readers have sparked great conversation and provided excellent feedback to my posts.”— Kelly The Vegan Iowan. Read more awesome blogger testimonials here: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/p/findingvegancom.html (submit your own as well!)
HOORAY! The site has been transferred to wordpress from Tumblr. What does this mean for YOU?…
1 - You can now register as a user. Tip: Use your current gallery name as your new username if you want to keep your old gallery.
2 - You can monitor the status of your submission, view and save favorites and browse your gallery. You will also be notified when approved - via email.
3- Less crashing! The old site host crashed A LOT. Well not anymore :)
IMPORTANT: When submitting post remember to add tags that are relevant. (gluten-free, raw, am, oil-free, grain-free, sugar-free, holiday,dessert,entree,video and more) limit on tags, if they do not fit, I will delete one or a few.
***NEW CROPPING TOOL*** You can submit a photo that is ANY size! You will be able to crop in the tool.
***BAGDES - GALLERY LINKS*** If you placed a link to your gallery on your site here is your new gallery link - example for my gallery: OLD: http://www.findingvegan.com/tagged/lunchboxbunch/ NEW: http://www.findingvegan.com/tagged/userlunchboxbunch/ ..add the user before your username in the URL.
Questions? email kathy @ findingvegan dot com THANK YOU!!
PS… if you are missing any submissions in your gallery from past week please RESUBMIT them. I will re-approve them. I will personally be working to restore a few of the posts that were “lost” but not all will be possible.
Hello to all the wonderful bloggers who submit to Finding Vegan. I must say, the content you are submitting just keeps getting better and better and I am more thrilled than ever to check my FV inbox! But with the success of the site, there are more submissions than ever. So I am sorry if you have noticed delayed approval times!
But the good news is that I am HARD at work catching up on the current submissions AND improving the site to make the submission process run more smoothly for both you and me. I will update you here with news on this.
Trust me, this big update will be AWESOME (if all goes well) fingers crossed!!
I am SO EXCITED about the future of FindingVegan.com.
I want to bring you all even more traffic, increased visibility and a more efficient way to send in your beautiful blog posts. With us working together, we are sharing how delicious, fun and inspiring a plant-based, animal product free lifestyle can be!
THANK YOU. thanks you. THANK YOU for being a part of the FindingVegan.com community!!!
Happy 2013 everyone! Here is a submission tip for all you talented bloggers: The number one reason submissions get rejected: not resizing your image before submitting. The proper size is 300px wide by 260px height. However, you can submit any ratio that is close to this sizing. Please do not submit any image smaller than 300px in width. Thanks and keep the beautiful vegan recipes coming!
Did you know that FV uses some cool tags to organize posts - like #glutenfree and #raw and #dessert. If your recipe is a tag that is not so obvious (dessert = obvious) (gluten free = not so obvious) just include a little note in your submission description text. I will properly tag it and delete your note(s) upon posting. More tags mean more pages for your post! gluten free tag = http://www.findingvegan.com/tagged/glutenfree
1. Forgot to include direct permalink to blogpost (specific post, not just the main blog site). 2. Forgot to resize image to 300x260. (Or at least make 300px width - image may be cropped if not sized exactly upon submission.) 3. Did not include short & sweet title/description. 4. Included non-vegan ingredients in recipe. 5. most common issue -> Photo issues (see next top 5 list for top 5 photo issues!)