I feel it necessary to say up front that these are THE BEST, and they are ALL VEGAN. I wanted a proper vegan cream cheese frosting to get the classic carrot cake feel…
Of course, when you think of breakfast or brunch, invariably, you will think of eggs, bacon, coffee with cream and sugar. That is, you will think of foods that are the opposite of vegan. I swear to you though, a vegan brunch as familiar as your old standard of bacon, eggs, and toast with butter, is totally possible and delicious.
I think there is a common misconception that vegans can’t have baked goods. The traditional recipes are FULL of milk, egg, butter — all those animal by-products. Fortunately there are MANY vegan alternative recipes to the beloved traditional baked goods… one of my favourites, the Cinnamon Bun.
It wasn’t until my taste buds developed a bit that I started to enjoy quiche for the rich, savoury flavour, and the versatility, and indulgence. Then, soon after I’d learned to like quiche, I became vegan and found a substitute for quiche!
Cheese is usually the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian. It’s not merely a taste preference, either. We can become chemically addicted to dairy, like a drug. It has been a real adventure trying to find a vegan alternative to keep away the dairy shakes, like this recipe for Sharp Vegan Cheddar Cheese!
When I first went vegan, I stocked up on all the vegan cheeses in my grocery store, and almost immediately felt defeated. Homemade vegan cheese is delicious. The only thing missing is the opiate high…
I’ve always been a bit of an eggnog fiend. Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit better than a fresh cup of eggnog and Christmas songs. This will be my first Vegan Christmas, and I was starting to feel a bit of a nostalgia pang — so I decided to solve it with some vegan eggnog!
Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t enjoy a good, fudgey, chocolatey brownie? As I’d already been introduced to the wonderful world of vegan baked goods before becoming vegan, I had no tragic misconceptions that I would have to forego my beloved chewy treats once making my change. If you have yet to have a good vegan brownie, I hope this blog article will provide a small beacon of light to you. You can indulge without hurting animals!
The typical vegan cheesecake recipe involves a cashew base. Having over-indulged on all things cashew at the start of my vegan journey, I developed a bit of a sensitivity to the nut. I tend to get super bloated and pained when I eat cashews now, so I had mostly ruled out cheesecake for the foreseeable future. Until now… This recipe does not use any cashews! That’s also good news for those looking for a less fat-heavy cheesecake recipe. The base of this cheesecake is coconut milk, which is half the fat content of cashews.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, largely unrefined, ancient grain, and a more environmentally friendly choice of grain. According to Self Nutrition Data, there are 8.1g of protein per 1 cup of cooked quinoa. Quinoa protein is comparable to casein, the protein found in dairy, and is considered a complete or essential protein source. I’m going to share with you my favourite base for Quinoa Salad, below. This one is tangy and savoury and happens to be seriously addictive…