Aug 17, 2020 BY: Anja Grommons
Legume-based pasta and rice brand, Tolerant, recently launched a new line of kid-approved pasta in fun shapes. The new great tasting, organic noodles are perfect for health-conscious parents, little foodies, and kids at heart. In launching Tolerant Kids, the brand felt strongly about the existing packaged foods marketed to kids and wanted to level up the nutritional value with their one-ingredient pastas. With eye-catching packaging and playful colors, these products are nutritious for kids and a great choice for parents.
The new line of fantastically shaped pasta includes Organic Kids Chickpea Alphaland, Organic Kids Red Lentil Galaxy, and Organic Kids Green Lentil Safari. The noodles are made from only organic lentils or chickpeas, making these products a good source of plant-based protein and fiber. Not only is the pasta fun for all ages, plant-based, and rich in nutrients, it’s free from major allergens, making it a school-approved choice. Parents can serve them plain, with marinara sauce, or as part of a vegan-cheesy preparation. Feeding picky eaters wholesome, great-tasting meals just got easier.
Tolerant Kids will be available online at amazon.com and exclusively in-store at Whole Foods Markets across America starting this month.
Core and Rind—a woman-owned cashew cheese sauce brand—announced their expansion to 52 Midwest Whole Foods Market locations starting last month. The product is made from whole plant-based ingredients and is currently available in three flavors: Sharp & Tangy, Bold & Spicy, and Rich & Smoky.
Plant Cakes Bake Shop, a vegan bakery and “dessert bar,” is opening in Wake Forest, NC this fall. The shop will feature a diverse menu of sweet options including cakes, baked donuts, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cupcakes, cheesecakes, and more—all made from organic ingredients. Once open (and pending the health climate), the business will also offer wedding catering services and double as a special event space. While the bakery buildout is underway, customers can order select treats online for delivery or pickup at The Lemon Tree Cafe located at 112 South White Street in Wake Forest.
Food & Drink
Wondering who’s behind the magic at some of your favorite Black-owned restaurants and dessert shops in NYC? While we normally spotlight the restaurants, we think the chefs who create our favorite plant-based dishes should also be celebrated, which is why we’ve highlighted seven Black vegan chefs whose food we love. And after reading their stories, you’ll want to try their tasty creations, too!
You’re on a road trip and feeling snackish. The banana riding shotgun isn’t looking too appetizing. You’re in the mood for something with a little more appeal. No shame in that—you might be vegan, but you’re human! You decide to pop into the nearest gas station for a fuel fill-up and a nosh. Of course you could check out the fresh fruit stand near the cashier, the roasted mixed nuts, or the crunchy pretzels in aisle 2, but you’re thinking something more exciting. We hear you! Check out our list of 13 tasty convenience store snacks you need for your next trip.
There are situations in life when a La Croix just won’t do—socially distant celebrations, Tuesday night online trivia, and really stressful work afternoons when it’s close enough to five o’clock, just to name a few. These occasions call for something stronger. Thank goodness for canned alcohol. What sounds like a frat party beverage has evolved into a spa day splurge. We’re raising a can to salute these eight vegan-friendly cocktails, wines, and hard kombuchas that have raised our spirits during times of stress and celebration.
Remember when you first went vegan and you scoured the shelves of Ralphs for a bag of cookies that might accidentally be okay to eat? Oreos are great and all, but sometimes you just want a plant-based, fresh-baked, gooey chocolate chip cookie.
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Pasta Salad is the Midwesterner’s way of tricking themselves into thinking that they’re eating healthy. This recipe serves one. Or like eight people. Whichever.
Everyone needs a go-to chocolate cookie, so consider this your new one. Gooey and thick, this rich chocolate cookie is grain-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free—sweetened only with Just Date Syrup. It’s gonna be a ritual, starting tonight.
This uber creamy 20-minute vegan mac delivers the tang of sharp cheddar from a surprising source—sun-dried tomatoes! A few basil leaves add complexity to the flavors without making it taste “tomato basil-y.” I like to top it with hemp seeds for a little extra texture and nutrition, but that’s totally optional. Use chickpea or lentil pasta to make this mac ‘n cheez super healthy! Add a side of steamed green beans or broccoli for a complete meal.
LA-based Goodmylk Co. delivers frozen and powdered plant mylks straight to your door. Available in hemp, almond, and a new Almond Latte Creamer, these organic mylks can stay frozen up to a year and, once thawed, provide a rich, creamy, homemade taste without all the draining, straining, and hassle of making it yourself.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
Anja is a pediatric dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. She posts recipes, nutrition tips, and mediocre foodtography. Her New Year’s resolutions include building a virtual nutrition coaching business for vegan and veg-curious clients. Check out her blog at vegcentricdietitian.com.
Cayla is an event planner, copywriter, catering manager, and vegan foodie. If she’s not working, she’s probably catching one of her favorite composers in concert, riding her bike to the movies, watching a gorgeous sunset at the bluff in Long Beach, or convincing her girlfriend to go out to eat at another vegan restaurant … again.
Vegan 4 years, Kayla Pasko is originally from Milwaukee, WI and graduated from St. John’s University in 2015 with a degree in communications. When she’s not scoping out trendy vegan spots in NYC you can find her reading, taking a yoga class, or shopping at Trader Joe’s.
Vegan 15 years, Tammie is a VegOut OG, with the team since its beginnings. Self-proclaimed super-woke wellness guru, she’s an author, dreamer, and YouTube star wannabe. Her passion, aside from writing about #alltheveganfood, is helping individuals overcome personal barriers to happiness and success.
Tanya Flink is an Orange County journalist willing to run for vegan food. She’s written for several plant-based publications, including VegNews, Organic Authority, EcoSalon, and LIVEKINDLY. She currently serves as the Content Manager for Switch4Good.