Food

Curry Roasted Chickpeas

Curry roasted chickpeas have been a long time favorite of mine and I always bring a bag of these with me when I’m backpacking, camping, or on a long road trip. The ginger, cayenne and lime zest give these a refreshing bite, while the garlic, coriander and curry come in for that earthy balance. The…

Food

5 Easy Homemade Vegan Hiking Snacks

When you’re day hiking or backpacking, it’s always nice to have some delicious snacks that will give you an extra boost. Traditional trail mix can get boring quick. That’s why I’ve rounded up some of my favorite vegan snack recipes that are perfect for packing with you on the trail. Vegan Trail Mix The secret…

wellness

Your Guide to Vegan Sunscreen

Lately I’ve been diving into the world of vegan sunscreen to find the brands that seem to go above and beyond when it comes to quality and environmental friendliness. There are many “vegan” sunscreens out there, but are they also cruelty-free? Are they non-toxic to humans and marine life? Are they some, but not all…

wellness

The Best Gifts For Vegans [2020]

No doubt, there is an art to gift giving. Finding something that will “spark joy” in the giftee’s heart is not always an easy task. We take stock and mentally scroll through their hobbies, personality, and lifestyle to figure out what thing will fit perfectly into their world. For many vegans, it’s not just what…

Gear

The Best Vegan Winter Boots

Finding a quality pair of vegan winter boots can be tricky. There seems to be hidden leather features or strange animal-based glues in almost every pair of boots out there. However, there is a growing demand for vegan, cruelty-free winter boots these days, and many companies are now offering certified vegan products. I’ve found several…

Gear

The 2020 Vegan Hiking Boot Guide

The first piece of gear I bought as a wannabe outdoors-woman was a brand-spanking new pair of hiking boots. When I began my search I soon realized it would be tough to find quality boots in a style I liked that were also vegan. A few times I thought I had found the perfect pair…

Food

Are Marshmallows Vegan?

Sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and crafting a perfectly gooey s’more is a staple activity of the modern camping trip. Before you start roaming the woods for the perfect roasting stick, you stop and ask yourself are marshmallows vegan? The answer: No, traditional marshmallows are not vegan. They are made with gelatin, the substance…