I knew going publicly vegan was the only way to have any chance of cutting cheese out of my life, and still… I haven’t cut it out completely. Why? Because pizza is my emotional food craving, because pizza is connected to my deceased dad.
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…
It has been a year since I started my vegan journey. Today, I wanted to do a bit of reflection on the process, the ups and downs, what I have learned since starting my journey. I thought I would share my top five vegan learnings with you.
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!
You know that common conception many omnivores have of vegans? Vegans are privileged, hipster, self-righteous. I’ve never felt more like this stereotype than I did on my Cuban vacation.