Did you know that olive tapenade recipes are not always vegetarian? My formerly vegan self was not aware of this fact, and I was about a year into my veg adventure before someone informed me that one of my favorite spreads was indeed not inline with my dietary requirements. Not a terribly squeamish vegan, I simply shrugged off the fact that I’d been eating anchovies, sardines, or similar small, fatty fish — which would explain the not-so-lovely-tapenade breath — but I did decide to avoid it for the duration of my time on Planet Veg. [Read more...]
- These vegan truffles are like a million little kisses -
I am in love with this vegan truffle recipe for many reasons besides the fact that they are SO DELICIOUS. They’re also vegan, with no dairy, and they contain no refined sugar. Yes, you can eat five or six of these without the guilt!
You would think that after years of battling the fact that I’m a sugar baby, it would get easier to avoid. Not true. There are entire months where I’m good, and then I’ll spend a week on a Boogie Nights-esque sugar bender, leaving a trail of cookie crumbs and chocolate sprinkles in my wake. (Thankfully I have yet to wake up in the morning to find a layer of cocoa powder from under my nose.)
I’m good at avoiding sweets, but if there’s a dessert right there in front of my face, staring me down, my carefully cultivated self control shatters like the glassy top of a creme brûlée. I’ve even avoided going out to eat with those I know are likely to order a parade of desserts, because there are days I know I won’t be able to turn down a bite. And we all know what one bite turns into. [Read more...]
- This is the best vegan macaroni and cheese recipe EVER!! -
I’ve been eating a lot of macaroni and cheese lately. Between huge, heaping spoonfuls of real cheese, I’ve been pining for a less milk-heavy version that would appeal to my vegan friends. (and my former vegan self – yes, I was vegan many years ago!) But, vegan cheese leaves a lot to be desired. Career vegans, I know a lot of you are with me on that. [Read more...]