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Pizza Hut Addresses Rumors That It’s Adding Vegan Cheese To Its US Locations

Pizza Hut has addressed rumors about adding vegan cheese to all of its locations nationwide in a statement given to Foodbeast.

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The story began with the Vegan Herald, who first reported on an apparent e-mail exchange they had with the pizza giant. They announced that Pizza Hut had stated that they plan to have vegan cheese available in all locations across the USA this summer, with a target date set for August. Following that report, plant-based news sites across the internet ran similar stories on their own pages.

It certainly would have been a monumental move for the plant-based fast food movement. While vegan cheese is already available at chains like Blaze Pizza and Pieology, Pizza Hut would have easily become the biggest ‘za chain in the country to add their own plant-based variety. Since they already have it as a permanent option in the UK, it also is in line with what the company has been doing.

However, Pizza Hut shut down those rumors in a statement, telling Foodbeast that “while we’re proud of our dedicated vegan menu in the UK, the report is inaccurate and we have no plans at this time to carry vegan cheese at our US locations.”

Of course, this doesn’t mean Pizza Hut wouldn’t consider utilizing a vegan cheese in the US sometime soon. Considering how well plant-based foods are doing for chains like Burger King and Carl’s Jr., it also makes sense for somebody like Pizza Hut to be the next to enter that space.

Either way, it’s eyes front on Pizza Hut to see if and when they will ever bring a plant-based cheese substitute to the United States.


Gratuitous Food Porn: Vegan Edition

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The vegan lifestyle has become crazy popular in recent years with proponents advocating it as “kind” lifestyle. With restrictions on animal products of all kinds it seems crazy to a carnivore like myself that sustaining a vegan diet could be possible, I mean c’mon, you can’t even have cheese. What kind of life is that? After much deliberation and a considerable amount of time searching through vegan food blogs I managed to round up alternative recipes that even I would eat. Some of these recipes sound so delicious that you might not even miss the meat or dairy. Maybe. Let’s not get too crazy. Either way this post goes out to the vegans out there livin’ that kind life and helping to save those animals one meal at a time.


Mac & Cheeze

Mac and Cheeze
Mac and Cheese without the cheese. Isn’t that just Mac then?

Recipe: Vegan Yum Yum


Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup
The “cream” is really cashews soaked in water. Apparently it’s the same thing as milk. Kinda.

Recipe: Joy the Baker


Sushi Roll Edamame Salad

sushi roll salad

Basically a sushi roll that’s been unrolled, chopped up and thrown together minus the fish and topped with Foodbeast’s favorite condiment, Sriracha.

Recipe: Shutterbean


Vegan Big Mac

vegan vegetarian big mac recipe
Yes, even vegans sometimes miss the taste of an American classic, a McDonalds Big Mac. Revamped with some vegan friendly substitutions including American “cheese” this seems like a suitable alternative. Or you could just break down and get a real one. Your call.

Recipe: Veggieful


Spaghetti No-s With Mini Lentil Meatballs

Spaghetti Nos
For your inner child that used to eat meat this is the 100% animal product free version of that canned classic you know and love.

Recipe: The Post Punk Kitchen


Bulgogi Steak-less Sandwich

Tofu marinated in Asian flavors, sliced thin and dressed up to look like beef in this Korean sandwich.

Recipe: Manifest Vegan


Mexican Pizza

Vegan Pizza
Seitan chorizo and soy cheese are used to mock traditional toppings on this fiesta pizza.

Recipe: Vegan Good Things


Grilled Mac ‘n’ Cheese BLT

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Vegan or not if I hear the words “mac and cheese” in the same sentence as “BLT” chances are I’m about it.

Recipe: Vegan Yack Attack


Raw Molten Lava Cake With Goji Berries

Raw Chocolate Vegan Molten Lava Cakes

Completely raw and vegan these impressive no bake chocolate lava cakes have all the frills and thrills of the real thing, including the chocolate oozing out of the middle. *drool*

Recipe: This Rawsome Vegan Life


Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Another no-bake dessert that brings together the sinfully delicious combo of peanut butter and chocolate into a vegan friendly dessert.

Recipe: Lunch Box Bunch


Peaches and Cream Donuts

Peach donuts topped in a dairy free vanilla glaze and garnished in chopped pistachios. Vegans might have the right idea if these is the kind of sweets they’re turning out.

Recipe: Keepin It Kind


Mars Mission Astronauts Will Have Just Two Menu Options, and Both Seem Pretty Miserable

I’m sure being locked for three years in a pressurized metal container would be enough to turn anyone into a green, hulking rage monster, but imagine if your only diet options while up there were to go completely vegan or only eat pre-packaged space food.

Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to see us when we’re hungry.

In preparation for a planned journey to Mars in the 2030s (about 18 years from now) scientists are racing against the clock to create a sustainable meal plan for a team of six to eight astronauts to last the duration of the trip, or a whole two and a half years. Laid out, this will come out to approximately six months getting there, six months back and 18 months in between doing like, science and stuff.

The main problem with such a trip is the distance, says Maya Cooper, one of the senior researchers on the Mars Meal Plan Project. “Mars is different just because it’s so far away,” she explains, “We don’t have the option to send a vehicle every six months and send more food as we do for International Space Station.”

To tackle this issue, Cooper and her team are experimenting with a “Martian Greenhouse,” which will allow astronauts to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables to be used in their 100% vegetarian meals, as meats and dairy products won’t last the trip. They are also considering the alternative of having all pre-packaged meals which will have to sustain a five year shelf life.

Citing the importance of variety to both psychological health and nutrition, researchers say the ideal would be to combine the two menus, though Gizmodo joked that a third option could be to make a preservative-chocked McDonalds run the night before the launch.

Personally, I think all three options are bunk, but hey, even vegan pizza is bound to sound better than soggy fries after the first three to four hours (or you know, seasons). Let’s just hope Cooper and co. can get their act together in time.

[Via Huffington Post]