The Ultimate Guide to My Go-To Breakfast: Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble: The cruelty-free alternative to scrambled eggs.

Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian, interested in adding more plants to your diet, or just a curious eater open to trying new things, this savory and warm dish is easy to make for an energizing and filling breakfast. I’ve also enjoyed it as a quick way to make lunch or dinner. It’s flexible and you can adapt it to the amount of time you have, any food that might be reaching its expiration date, and your tastes.

But wait. Why not just eat eggs? It’s not like the chicken who lays the eggs is hurt or killed, right?

For the vast majority of egg-laying hens, life is miserable. Most chickens now live in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, where they are confined to cages in enormous windowless sheds. The average natural lifespan of a chicken is 10 years. A hen in the egg industry is generally slaughtered around one and a half years old because her egg-laying productivity begins to fall. When farms need to restock their egg-laying hens, they have fertilized eggs hatch. Of course, around 50% of those eggs will hatch male chicks, who are useless to the egg industry. 3.2 billion male chicks are killed globally every year, with about 200 million of those in the US.

So yes, unless you’re sourcing your eggs from your own backyard where you are positive the hens that produce your eggs can roam freely and live out their lives even when they stop laying those eggs, purchasing and consuming eggs supports animal cruelty and mass slaughter. But thankfully there’s a wide range of plant-based alternatives to bake and cook with!

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VegHead Profile: Trevor Price

I think of Trevor as my vegan grandchild – I was a big influence on Rachel’s decision to cut out meat from her life, and Rachel had a crucial conversation with Trevor on animal exploitation that started him on his path to veganism. I’ve never actually met Trevor, but Rachel and him have been friends for years, and the three of us had a pretty active group chat for a couple months. He’s currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) at Suffolk University. Here are Trevor’s recommendations for vegan eats in Boston, his favorite cookbook, and what made him decide to leave animals off his plate.

Quick Facts

Name: Trevor Price

VegHead Status: Vegan

Age: 20

Pronouns: He/They

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Current Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Occupation: Barista; Student at Suffolk University

Companion Animal(s): My Siamese cat Boots

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6-12 January: The Green Collar Economy and Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

So as part of this blog and as a way to become a better advocate for human rights, animal rights, the planet, and overall to just become a more informed human being, I’ll be sharing a book and a documentary or film every week, or maybe every two weeks once I’m busy with my last semester at Dickinson College. This week I’ve chosen The Green Collar Economy and the Netflix documentary Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

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VegHead Profile: Rachel Imlay

For my very first Veghead Profile, I’d like to introduce you to Rachel, who I first met our freshman year of high school in Stuttgart, Germany. She had a major impact on my high school experience and opened my eyes to a lot of social justice issues, like those of the LGBTQ+ community and women. She’s a vegetarian world traveler with a degree in Politics and International Relations from Kingston University in London. Here she recounts why she transitioned to a meat-free lifestyle, gives a handy tip on reusable facial wipes, and tells us what’s next in her life.

Quick Facts

Name: Rachel Imlay

Veghead Status: Vegetarian

Age: 20

Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA/Stuttgart, Germany? I grew up all over cause I was a military kid!

Current Location: Colorado, USA, soon to be Australia!

Occupation: Retail Worker/Professional Avoider of Adult Responsibilities

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Finding Food as a Vegan: Christmas Market Edition

If you’ve spent any time in Europe during the holiday season, especially in Germany, you’ve probably visited a Christmas market or Weihnachtsmarkt. These fests have beautiful lights and decorations, delicious smells wafting from candy, drink, and food stalls, and an assortment of crafts and local goods to purchase. This year my boyfriend and I have managed to hit three German Christmas markets in five days: Rothenburg’s, Esslingen’s, and Stuttgart’s.

And if you’ve spent any time in Europe at any time of the year, you’ll know their traditional cuisines are heavy on the meat. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, it can be tough to find food in rural areas, traditional restaurants, and fests. Here are four quick tips if you’re looking for plant-based bites in German Christmas Markets:

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