Vegan Know-How

Want to know more about specific plant-based food and drink related topics, like vegan “how to” guides, what the shelf life of your fresh produce is, or tips on how to store your food more effectively and eliminate waste? You’re in the right spot!

This food and drink vegan knowledge base is full of informative articles that aims to help you get more from your eating experience, save you money, and get you out of a tight spot when you need to substitute one type of ingredient for another (we’ve all been there, right?).

We’ve even got a few posts covering topics like how to reduce your oil intake, a full-blown vegan nutrition guide, and a great article pitting dates against figs! And, yes, the pit pun was most definitely intended ?

So, if you want to up your vegan food knowledge, browse the articles below. Oh, and if you want us to cover something specific, drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you to find out exactly what you want to see covered in this section of HHV.

Insoluble Fiber Foods: 39 Things To Eat That’ll Increase Your Intake

Insoluble Fiber Foods: 39 Things To Eat That’ll Increase Your Intake

As far as dietary concerns for vegans go, we’re pretty good on the old fiber intake. Plus let’s face it, talking about fiber just isn’t as sexy as asking someone where they’re getting their calcium or protein from.However, let’s get serious for a sec… a lack of fiber...

What Is A Vegan Diet? The Ultimate Guide For Complete Beginners

What Is A Vegan Diet? The Ultimate Guide For Complete Beginners

If you’ve just gone vegan or are thinking about going vegan, chances are you may feel a bit underprepared and overwhelmed. Going vegan can seem like a daunting commitment, but with the right knowledge and some helpful tips, you’ll be able to embrace this monumental...

49 Amazingly Powerful Plant-Based Protein Sources

49 Amazingly Powerful Plant-Based Protein Sources

Whether you’ve been vegan for a day or a decade, there’s one question you’ve definitely heard ad infinitum from friends, family, and strangers alike: “Where do you get your protein?”You can’t blame them, though -- after all, most people have been conditioned to think...

Vegan Baby Food: Brands And Products Guide – 2019 Reviews

Vegan Baby Food: Brands And Products Guide – 2019 Reviews

When it comes to children, especially infants, it’s important to set a good dietary example and take extra care of their rapidly developing bodies! So, for vegans, it’s crucial that the nourishment we give our offspring is both cruelty-free and...

Can You Freeze Mason Jars And Other Glass Containers?

Can You Freeze Mason Jars And Other Glass Containers?

I'm all for batching my cooking. Not only does it save time and money, it's also nice to have a stock of homemade goodness in the freezer ready to go whenever you want it. One problem, however, is storage. Plastic is something I'm seriously trying to phase out as much...

Can You Eat Fig Skin? How To Enjoy The Fruit Of The Ficus Tree!

Can You Eat Fig Skin? How To Enjoy The Fruit Of The Ficus Tree!

If you've ever felt your lips or tongue burn and tingle after eating fresh ficus fruits you may well wonder what's going on. What causes that sensation, and can you eat fig skin without experiencing that unpleasant feeling? Is it even safe to eat fig skin? In today's...

Can You Eat The Core Of A Pineapple? What Are The Benefits?

Can You Eat The Core Of A Pineapple? What Are The Benefits?

Ever peeled and cored one of these wonderful tropical fruits and wondered, Can you eat the core of a pineapple? I know I have. In fact, if you're anything like me, you've probably already had a secret nibble! So, to answer the pineapple core eating question, I decided...

How To Tell If Mushrooms Have Gone Bad: Are Your Fungi Finished?

How To Tell If Mushrooms Have Gone Bad: Are Your Fungi Finished?

Ever taken a bag of your favorite fungi from the fridge and wondered whether or not they're still good to eat? If you have, you've probably also wondered how to tell if mushrooms have gone bad, and that, dear reader, is what we're going to be exploring today. First,...

Kaffir Lime Leaves Substitute: Which Alternatives Work Best?

Kaffir Lime Leaves Substitute: Which Alternatives Work Best?

The problem with recipes that require weird and wonderful ingredients is that you can sometimes get caught out. This post on kaffir lime leaves substitute ideas is for those moments, but we'll also take a closer look at the ingredient itself and find a way to ensure...

Dark Brown Sugar Substitute: What Can You Use Instead?

Dark Brown Sugar Substitute: What Can You Use Instead?

Although the lewd lyrics have absolutely nothing to do with baking, Mick Jagger and the boys wrote a song about the sweet stuff a few decades back...and if you're here looking for a dark brown sugar substitute, you might just get some satisfaction out of this post!...

Can You Freeze Cooked Spaghetti Squash? Yes! And Here’s How To…

Can You Freeze Cooked Spaghetti Squash? Yes! And Here’s How To…

As we discussed in our previous post on when to pick spaghetti squash, this winter wonder is perfect for days when you want to up your veggie intake, can't be bothered to take out the vegetable noodle maker, or simply go without pasta. So, wouldn't it be great if you...

Dates Vs Figs: All You Need To Know And More

Dates Vs Figs: All You Need To Know And More

Dates vs figs? Argh, do we have to choose? Don't worry, that's not what this is all about. It's more of an in depth look at both to get a better understanding of what they're all about. In this post, we're going to look at everything from health benefits and...

Tamarind Paste Substitute: What Can You Use Instead?

Tamarind Paste Substitute: What Can You Use Instead?

You've set your heart on cooking up a storm in the kitchen only to find that one of your key ingredients is missing from your cupboard...argh! Either that or your local store hasn't got what you want in stock, so now you're in a fix and need a tamarind paste...

Surprising Results On Should You Switch Salt For Miso Paste

Surprising Results On Should You Switch Salt For Miso Paste

Everyone knows the danger of excess salt intake, and yet many of us still load up on the stuff. But is there another way to lift your food, get a salty hit, and lessen the health risks? How about if we switch salt for miso paste? No, that would be ridiculous, wouldn't...

Does Tahini Go Bad? How To Store Tahini And Extend Its Shelf Life

Does Tahini Go Bad? How To Store Tahini And Extend Its Shelf Life

Does tahini go bad? Will those ground up sesame seeds turn rancid? If so, how long have I got and how do I tell? All this, and more, will be revealed in today's post! Those of you who've been reading my blog for a while will already know how much I adore hummus (check...

How Long Does Hummus Last? (And How To Store It At Home)

How Long Does Hummus Last? (And How To Store It At Home)

Ahh, hummus (or is it houmous? Or maybe humus?...let's stick with hummus). Possibly the closest a savory snack can get to heaven on earth. Someone emailed the other day and asked me, "How long does hummus last?" I've never thought about it before. I've never had to!...

15 Essential Healthy Foods For Your Fridge Freezer

15 Essential Healthy Foods For Your Fridge Freezer

Adopting a healthier lifestyle should be built around what we eat, we all know that. But, what are the essential healthy foods that we need to have in our fridge freezers to ensure that we're getting all of the goodness that we need? Good question! Read on to find...

9 Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk

9 Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk

We get it. Tell someone to stop drinking milk and they'll think you're crazy, but there are good reasons to do so. For years, the dairy industry has done a great job of promoting its product. Campaigns such as Got Milk? have been pushed into homes globally, and their...

9 Vegan Food Myths Busted (And Plant-Based Truths Told)

9 Vegan Food Myths Busted (And Plant-Based Truths Told)

We're constantly bombarded with information these days but, unfortunately, not all of it is good. Take the food that we eat as an example. It's a topic that the media love, but they don't always get things right, and that's a big reason why so many food myths take...

Vegan Nutrition: The Definitive Guide To Plant-Based Diet Nirvana

Vegan Nutrition: The Definitive Guide To Plant-Based Diet Nirvana

Regardless of whether you are just starting out on your plant-based journey or have been embracing veganism for years, understanding vegan nutrition is essential if you want to live a happy, healthy life. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths, misconceptions and...

What Are the Different Types of Vegetarian Diet?

What Are the Different Types of Vegetarian Diet?

The confusion surrounding the different types of vegetarian diet never ceases to amaze us here at Happy Happy Vegan. When most people are asked what a vegetarian is, their response is probably usually something along the lines of "Someone who doesn’t eat meat." I am...

What Are The Healthiest Sources Of Fat For A Vegan?

What Are The Healthiest Sources Of Fat For A Vegan?

For our bodies to function to their full capacity and to maintain a healthy weight, it is important to eat a nutritious and balanced diet that includes all the food groups in the right proportion. So, questions such as "What are the healthiest sources of fat for a...

Is A Healthy Vegan Diet Expensive? These 15 Foods Say No!

Is A Healthy Vegan Diet Expensive? These 15 Foods Say No!

Vegans get asked a lot of questions about the lifestyle, but one that comes up time after time is, "Isn't living on a vegan diet expensive?". Well, we're happy to report that it really isn't. Not only that, we've gone and made a list of 15 fabulous foods that prove...

9 Top Tips To Help Reduce Oil Intake (And Why You Should)

9 Top Tips To Help Reduce Oil Intake (And Why You Should)

We all know that we should reduce oil intake as much as possible, but how many of us actually know how to eat less oil? Come to think of it, how many of us really know why reducing oil intake is advisable? Well, we've given this a little thought here at Happy Happy...

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