Lebanon Now Has the World’s First Hospital That Only Serves Vegan Food

Will Kreznick

On March 1, Hayek Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon became the first hospital in the world to serve only vegan meals. The menu change came after a transition period where Hayek offered patients a choice between animal-based and vegan meals, along with information about the health benefits of choosing plant-based foods versus the dangers of consuming animal products. The hospital announced the switch on Instagram with a poignant post. “Our patients will no longer wake up from surgery to be greeted with ham, cheese, milk, and eggs … the very food[s] that may have contributed to their health problems in the

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Save 64% on these top-rated food containers

Will Kreznick

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If your food storage collection is a mishmash of plastic lids and containers with no rhyme or reason, you’re probably all too familiar with the never-ending cupboard scramble for a matching set in which to store your leftovers. But what if we told you there was a single set with which you could eliminate all your mismatched food storage container woes? Enter: The Rubbermaid 42-piece press and lock easy find set, which is currently on sale for an incredible price

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Their Food Was Outlawed in Mississippi. Now, They’re Serving Up Vegan Cajun-Creole in Portland.

Will Kreznick

It’s been nearly a year since we started social distancing, staying home to make mountains of sourdough, Korean whipped coffees, and focaccia bread art. But for all the at-home deliciousness we’ve mastered, we’re ready for our favorite restaurants! So although travel is still off the table, we’re celebrating with a mouthwatering tour of the stories—and recipes—from some of the best-loved, Black-owned vegan restaurants in America. From soul food in Detroit to Ethiopian eats in Brooklyn to a stoner-inspired burger joint in Wisconsin, get ready, because it’s time to eat.

From Mississippi to Portland

When mother-and-son team Kim and Alkebulan Moroski

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What is seitan? How to make the centuries-old meat alternative

Will Kreznick

Step aside, baked feta pasta: There is a new trend in TikTok town, and it’s … flour and water?

On Feb. 19, TikTok user @FutureLettuce posted a video of what he called his “2-ingredient chicken replacement,” and it has since exploded online. In just a few steps of creating a dough and then washing the starch out of flour, the video showcases a dish that pulls apart and looks surprisingly like, well, chicken. But for the dedicated vegans among us, this method isn’t anything new. It’s simply a version of the dish most commonly known as seitan, a form of

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The power of a meal shared, while separated

Will Kreznick

For many of us, one of the natural consequences of this past year of quarantine has been the need to cook less food. Once the shutdown took effect, all food media outlets — including The Times with our How To Boil Water series — promptly pivoted to providing recipes for one or two people. With families separated and dinner parties being a thing of the past, cooking large batches of food to share was now unnecessary, even dangerous. But as someone who has a pathological inability to cook small meals, it was the one part of our new world I

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