Anna Keeve is the west coast correspondent for The Beet. Anna’s articles have appeared in LA Progressive, VegOut Magazine, Locale Magazine, Cannabis Magazine and more. With a focus on plant-based lifestyle, food, business and veg-friendly travel, Anna's always on the prowl for what's new, what's hot and what's next. Anna is also the founder of PlantBasedPopUp, a fine-dining pop-up experience that hosts wine and food pairing dinners at top restaurants. Connect with Anna (or send her a news tip) at lifesalternateroute.com or @lifesalternateroute.
Everything You Need to Know About Air Frying for Plant-Based Cooking
Say hello to your new cooking secret weapon: the air fryer. You may have been hearing buzz about this kitchen gadget, but does it suit the needs of your plant-based cooking? The answer is yes. While many tend to think an air fryer is a meat-centric device, it’s actually well suited for cooking up vegan, vegetarian and plant-forward meals and snacks all with fewer calories and less fat...
The Best Gourmet Vegan Cheese Brands for Your Holiday Cheese Board
A common sentiment you hear when talking about going vegan, or shifting to eating primarily plant-based is “Ah, but the cheese.” The good news is, vegan cheese has had a glorious evolution over the years and earned itself a seat at the cheese-tray table. Finding the rig ...
The Nut You Should Be Eating to Lower Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk
Macadamia nuts are a superfood with major health and beauty benefits. Rich in protein, fiber, healthy fats, and key nutrients, the creamy, delicious nut has even been known to support weight loss. If you’ve shied away from macadamia nuts in the past, it might be time to reconsider: While the macadamia nut has been proclaimed to be the world's most expensive nut—due to the time it takes for trees
Bill Gates Just Invested $20 Million on Lab-Grown Palm Oil to Save Our Rainforests
Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world; it’s also the most environmentally hazardous. You may not realize you’re likely consuming palm oil in one way or another on a regular basis—it lurks in many processed food products (yes, even vegan ones) and everyday consumer goods from soaps to packaging...