Category Archives: What The @#$! Is That?

Sprouted Grains


What the @#$! are sprouted grains?! Well, they are grains that are sprouted. Pretty neat huh? Sprouted grains are great for the digestion, and absorption of certain nutrients that can not be absorbed otherwise, like certain amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) and enzymes. So why are these grains […]

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Daiya Cheeze


What the @#$! is Daiya? It is a vegan cheese substitute that is just about as close as the cheesey, melty deliciousness of the real stuff, but without the cholesterol and calories! Yep, us vegans can have baked ziti and pizzas with mozzarella, tacos with cheddar, anddddd anything where you would […]

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Chlorella


So what the @#$! is chlorella?!?! It is a superfood! I first found out about chlorella through ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier’s nutrition and fitness book ‘Thrive’ (check out the review here!). After reading about it, I had to get some. I just started taking it consistently and already feel pretty […]

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Nutritional Yeast


What the $#@! is nutritional yeast? It is a deactivated yeast, that is an essential part of any plant-based eater’s pantry. It comes as yellow flakes or powder usually in a tub the same size as a typical can of parmesean cheese. But some grocery stores, such as Wegmans, have nutritional yeast […]

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Earth Balance


What the $#@! is Earth Balance? It is an absolute must have! It is a butter replacement that can be used as a spread, in baked goods, or in any other dish that you would use butter. It is similar to margarine, but be careful-most margarines have casein or some […]

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All Hail Seitan!


What the $#@! is seitan? That’s Seitan (SAY-TAN) not Satan. If you have Celiac disease (allergy to gluten), steer clear seitan as it will suck up your soul! But for everyone else, seitan is a meat substitue made from wheat but should not be confused with flour or bread. It […]

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Dulse


What the $#@! is Dulse? You know when you’re in the ocean and you get that paranoid creepy feeling that something is going to swim up and bite ya under that murky water? Then suddenly you feel a slimy tentacle rubbing against your legs and you frantically swim away to save yourself […]

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Vegenaise


What the @#$! is vegenaise? Vegenaise is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a vegan mayonnaise. Vegans can’t have mainstream mayo because egg whites are a main ingredient. But other than the eggs, there is nothing else in mayo that vegans can’t have. So most vegenaises you will try are just about […]

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