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Why Coconuts Are A Girl’s (And A Boy’s) Best Friend

The coconut is known as the Swiss Army penknife of the plant kingdom because, in one tidy package, it provides food, water, fibre that can be spun, and a shell that can be burned to keep you warm. Oh, and it floats. Just what you need on a desert island, where, handily enough, you might […]

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They’re A Bit Late To The Party, But Finally McDonald’s Is Catching Up

Vegetables? No thanks! Or that’s what McDonald’s said when it debuted the McVeggie in Australia back in 2011. It was gone from the regular menu in less time than it takes to say Supersize Me! due to “lack of demand”. Now, McDonald’s has revised its opinion and joined other fast food chains – including Hungry […]

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Edible Water Pods Replaced 200,000 Plastic Bottles At The London Marathon

The London Marathon took a firm stance against plastic waste yesterday, replacing 200,000 water bottles with innovative water “pods” made from edible, biodegradable seaweed. The water pouches are made by Skipping Rocks Lab, a London startup that’s developing alternatives to consumer products typically delivered in plastic. “The changes and the trials we’re introducing for this […]

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How Should Vegans Vote?

With the general election looming, many of us are wondering how to cast our votes in a way that reflects and benefits our lifestyles. So does being vegan affect who you will choose to elect? Perhaps unsurprisingly it’s not that easy to find out where the major parties stand on animal rights. But we’ve had […]

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Protect Yourself From The Upcoming Cold & Flu Season

Want to stay well this winter and avoid any colds or flu? Prefer to do so without having the ‘flu shot’ or taking pharmaceuticals? Great! So do we and it seems we have the perfect, anti-bug, natural solution. Turmeric. Of course, you’re thinking, we have all heard it before about turmeric being such a wonderful […]

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Get Your Family On Board With One Day A Week

The family behind Meat Free Monday is going all out on Animal Agriculture with a self-produced short film. We’re HUGE fans of fashion designer Stella McCartney, a key driver of sustainable, cruelty free fashion long before it become a trend. And Stella is not the only family member doing her bit for the planet. The […]

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The Only Eggs You’ll Want To Eat This Easter

Easter and chocolate. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, popcorn and movies, macaroni and (vegan) cheese. Let’s face it, what’s not to love about a long weekend and “no-excuse needed” to start and end your day eating chocolate? If you feel the same way, it turns out you’re alone. Australians […]

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Vegans Get Schnitty With It

Eating out as a vegan, especially with a group of omnivores, is historically a less than fulfilling experience. But that’s all been changing in recent years. In forward-thinking cafés and hatted restaurants, vegan food has been making waves. And now it’s coming to a fast food chain near you. Schnitz is the latest to join […]

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Are You Vegan Because You Mean it, Or Just Because It’s Trendy?

There’s no getting around the fact that ‘vegan’ is suddenly a buzzword. Those who live a vegan lifestyle are growing in numbers faster than we can count. Anecdotal evidence is backed by market research firm Euromonitor International, which named Australia was the third fastest growing vegan market in the world (after the United Arab Emirates […]

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Celebrating Inspiring Vegan Women (Part 2)

Welcome to Part two of our Inspiring Vegan Women Series for International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019. These two women work tirelessly to help animals and as such, we feel they should be celebrated. Not just today, but all year round! Elise Burgess – Head of Communications, FOUR PAWS Australia As one of the largest […]

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Celebrating Inspiring Vegan Women (Part 1)

Friday, March 8, 2019, marks the 108th International Women’s Day. This year the theme is #BalanceforBetter, aiming to create a gender balanced world. Nobody would argue that is long overdue, but here at The Vegan Company, we’d like to see that balance extend to all living creatures, embracing the animals that we share our planet […]

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Vegan Australia Day, Yes, It’s A Thing

January 26, AKA Australia Day, with its traditional meaty BBQs and creamy desserts, can be a nightmare for the increasing number of Aussie Vegans. To help navigate this minefield, Australia’s leading health retailer Healthy Life, has compiled some tips to help vegans enjoy the controversial national holiday in their own way. “With millions of vegans now […]

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The Great Sunscreen Debate – Chemical vs. Physical

Wherever you live in the world, applying sunscreen every day (summer or winter) is pretty much non-negotiable, particularly if you live in a country like Australia, which has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world (per capita), according the Cancer Council. However, navigating the vast array of sun care products as a vegan […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Rice On Living A Kinder, Happier, Healthier Vegan Lifestyle

Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice bursts with vitality and energy when she speaks to you. However, six years ago after retiring from swimming, Stephanie fell into a slump and struggled to get out of bed. “I felt a bit lost after I retired because I had been so used to training for seven hours a […]

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Want Better Sex? Then It’s Time To Make The Switch To A Plant Based Diet

Hey Healthy Hottie, Let’s talk about sex today! Anyone else excited? Have you ever wondered if there was a magic potion or pill you could take to improve your sex life? Sorry, but the pharmaceutical industry has been conning us all—we don’t need drugs to have better sex! Nature already has a much more effective […]

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How To Master The Urge Of Snacking – Yes! It’s Guilt Free & Vegan!

In a world of mixed nutritional messages, one of the most confusing concerns the humble snack. To snack, or not to snack? That is the question. Unless you’ve got the discipline of a Zen master, the urge to eat between meals happens to all of us. The question really should be – when I snack, […]

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Simple Swaps You Can Make Towards Living A Plant-Based Lifestyle

With World Vegan Day around the corner (November 1st, 2018), you might be wondering how you can tweak your daily life to become more plant-based. Yes? Me too! Aside from saving the suffering of the animals and minimising the effect meat and dairy production has on our planet, it’s a major bonus for our day-to-day […]

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The Best Foods To Eat Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Ever wondered if your zodiac sign might gravitate to certain foods? Here, astrologer Maren Altman explains why and offers some delicious recipe ideas. In astrology, each zodiac sign corresponds to an element. The four elements are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, and three signs are assigned to each: Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Earth: Taurus, Virgo, […]

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Eating A Plant-Based Diet Is Not The Same Thing As Adopting A Vegan Lifestyle. Here’s The Difference.

Dieting has been ingrained in our culture for centuries. Countless different types of diets have been popular over the years including the Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet, Zone Diet, Paleo Diet… the list goes on and on. What these and all “diets” have in common is that although they can lead to quick results, they ultimately […]

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Goal Setting 101 – You don’t need willpower!

Thirty day challenges are all the rage in November, particularly in Australia. The weather is warming up and party season is about to hit… perhaps making it the last chance we have this year to finally achieve those new years goals. You know, the same goals we made last year. And the year before. Why […]

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