Sara Seitz

Sara Seitz

I'm a professional freelance writer with decades of experience learning about and living a green, clean life. I grew up in Colorado under the influence of three generations of knowledgeable women who knew their way around the garden. I graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in English. A year before graduation, my life was upended by an unexpected diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. Facing the reality of living with an incurable autoimmune disease I left to reflect hard on my lifestyle. While this type of diabetes cannot be cured or treated with diet, I was certain that focusing on my health and fueling my body with clean food would help better manage the condition. As a lifelong animal lover, it wasn’t difficult for me to transition fully to a vegan diet. When I'm not constructing articles for clients, you can find me wrist-deep in dirt in my vegetable garden, hiking with my dogs, or back in front of the computer creating imaginative worlds in my quest to become a published fiction writer. [email protected]

Latest Articles

Vegan Flax Crackers

Easy Flaxseed Crackers

This easy flaxseed cracker recipe contains only freshly ground flaxseed and spices for an oil-free, low-carb snack packed with nutrition. With a yummy toasted flavor, they pair perfectly with many dips and toppers.

Nutritional yeast spilling out of a glass storage jar.

Does Nutritional Yeast Go Bad?

Like other dry goods, there are a lot of questions surrounding how long nutritional yeast can keep. In this article, we’ll answer the question, ‘does nutritional yeast go bad?’ as well as other common nooch shelf life inquiries.

Hands from a diverse group of ages and races, holding sprouts for sustainable gardening practices.

What Is Sustainability?

Many aspects of veganism are sustainable. But we can all do more to support our planet and future. Find out what sustainability is and what more you can do to live it.

Pumpkin Pie on a white plate

23 Best Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

It’s pumpkin season once again! Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or a savory main dish, you’re sure to find some great ideas in this year’s list of the best vegan pumpkin recipes.

Wooden cutting board surrounded by vegetables

6 Best Cutting Boards for Vegetables

There are a lot of cutting board options out there, but some are better for prepping veggies than others. Here are our choices for the best cutting boards for vegetables.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

The Best Ways to Store Strawberries

Have more strawberries than you know what to do with? Find out how to store them the right way so they last a few weeks to six months and beyond.

An outdoor permaculture garden.

Clean Green Concepts: What Is Permaculture?

Permaculture is more than a way to garden, it’s a lifestyle, much like veganism. Find out what permaculture is and how you can use its principles to turn your yard into an ecosystem oasis.

Stuffed bell peppers in a cast iron pan on a wooden table

Can You Freeze Stuffed Peppers?

Frozen stuffed peppers are an easy dish when you’re short on time. Find out how to freeze stuffed peppers, as well as how to thaw and cook them, so they taste as good as fresh.

Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream in a bowl with mint garnish

12 Best Vegan Ice Cream Brands of 2023

Vegan ice cream is no longer hard to come by, but which brands are worth buying? Here are the best vegan ice cream brands, along with a simple vegan ice cream recipe.

A bowl of dried date fruits on a wooden table.

Dried and Fresh Dates: A Comprehensive Guide

Dried and fresh dates are a tasty and nutritious snack and a versatile item to have in your vegan pantry. Find out everything you never knew about this super-sweet and highly useful fruit.

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35 Foods that Are Surprisingly Not Vegan

Are you committed to eating an animal-friendly diet? You’ll want to know about these 35 foods that are surprisingly not vegan (because odds are, at least one is in your cupboard right now).

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5 Best Garlic Presses of 2023

No one enjoys mincing garlic, but these garlic presses make the job much easier. Find out which products we recommend and why in our reviews of the best garlic presses of 2023.

Best Vegan Shampoo

10 Best Vegan Shampoos for Shiny Healthy Hair

Check out our top picks for the best vegan shampoos. These products are cruelty-free, all-natural, and packed with plant-based ingredients. There’s something for every hair type on this list, from dry to oily.

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5 Best Kitchen Pots and Pans

Looking to upgrade your cookware? We ranked sets for material safety, performance, and ease of cleaning—and found the 5 best kitchen pots and pans for clean, green, simple vegan cooking.

Zucchini plant growing in a pot outside

How to Grow Productive Zucchini in Pots

If you want to feel like a successful gardener, zucchini is the way to go. Let us show you how to grow zucchini in pots and share our nine tips for a bountiful harvest.

A woman's hands holding two avocado halves over a bamboo cutting board.

How to Ripen Avocados Fast

Need a ripe avocado this instant? In this post, we’ll show you how to ripen avocados fast and how to soften them for recipes in less than five minutes.

A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables on a counter top, along with a weekly meal plan.

Meal Planning Made Simple

Trying to eat healthy on a busy schedule? Meal planning can help. Learn how to get the most from meal planning and get a sneak peek at our new meal-planning subscription service.

Various types of gourmet, homegrown mushrooms on a wooden cutting board.

How to Grow Your Own Edible Mushrooms Indoors

Growing mushrooms is nothing like growing vegetables, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow them at home. This article will show you how to grow edible mushrooms indoors in 6 easy steps.