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Memorial Day Weekend: BBQ Season Begins

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There’s something about Memorial Day weekend that just spells SUMMER. And for me, summertime has always been about spending as much time as possible poolside, lingering with family and friends into the cool evening hours — which means lots of opportunities for grilling outdoors.  In contrast to Texan barbecues I later encountered during my days in Houston and Austin, the …

Bravo Packing: The Dirty Business of Pet Food Slaughterhouses

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Bravo Packing’s years of flouting food safety laws just caught up with it and the slaughterhouse’s latest legal troubles are in part due to laboratory testing Animal Outlook conducted on the company’s raw dog food in late 2020. Bravo Packing (not Bravo Pet Foods), a family-owned slaughterhouse in southern New Jersey that slaughters cows for dog food and horses for …

The TryVeg Guide to Vegan Sports Equipment

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Many sports leagues won’t  take place this summer due to coronavirus lockdowns. But many of us desperately want to get out and play in the sunshine. Vegan sports gear, however, can be tricky to navigate, but we all know that veganism goes way beyond what you eat.  Equipment like baseball gloves and dance shoes are often with leather–an undeniably cruel …

Decadent Vegan Recipes for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s no better way to show someone you care than to make them something from the heart that they can eat. Let’s spread the love with recipes for delicious and decadent dairy-free sweets. All of the recipes featured are full of rich chocolate flavors, and they’re 100% vegan. Rich and Tart Chocolate …

Healthy Vegan Swaps for Veganuary

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It’s the start of the new year and Veganuary is in full swing! It’s no surprise that a growing number of people are looking for simple ways to add plant-based ingredients into their meals: adopting a plant-rich vegan lifestyle is one of the best ways we can protect our health, the planet, and animals. I was recently invited into WJLA’s …

An Interview with Mark Perlmutter of VegReady

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TryVeg had the opportunity to chat with Mark Perlmutter, the passionate vegan behind VegReady, a healthy and convenient vegan meal service. From his home in Peru where the meals are produced, Mark explained his motivation for starting the company: “VegReady strives to make ridiculously convenient plant-based meals, so that millions of non-vegans can begin replacing two fast food meals each …