Going Veg.

Two months ago, I made the change to a plant-based diet, largely eliminating my consumption of meat, fish, dairy, and eggs. While I’ve certainly had my share of challenges since then, going meatless has also allowed me to appreciate food in new ways.

Many people choose to be vegetarian or vegan for ethical reasons; others adopt a plant-based diet for health reasons. For me, it was a combination of the two. Still others are curious about what it’s like to live with fewer animal products. Maybe you’re interested in trying it out, but have no idea where to start and how to do it in a healthful, balanced way. Whatever your reason for reading this far, here are some resources for venturing into the plant-based world should you choose to do so. Continue reading “Going Veg.”

Happy (vegan) Holidays!

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Happy (vegan) Holidays!

Are you a vegan living in self-imposed food exile, avoiding holiday parties? Are you afraid to bring dessert to a potluck, lest it taste like dense cardboard? Are you tired of answering the question, “but what do you eat”? Perhaps you’re just an adventurous cook who wants to experiment with some new recipes. Either way, these vegan cookbooks offer foolproof, palate-pleasing, holiday appropriate recipes. When I first became vegan, I was terrified of “losing” my taste buds, but these cookbooks are truly for those who love good food, not just vegan food.

1)      Vegan Pie in the Sky: 75 Out-of-this-world Recipes for Pies, Tarts, Cobblers & more, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero. It’s impossible to Continue reading “Happy (vegan) Holidays!”