Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year

It's a New Year tomorrow, so I'm making my public declaration of dedicating myself to my Vegan life. What's more, I got a belated Christmas gift from my lovely girlfriend: a new digital camera! So future posts will include photographs of glorious food creations!

Happy New Year to all!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Much Vegan Deliciousness!

It's been awhile since I've posted, but I wanted to share some of my recent experiments from a variety of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero's cookbooks:

1. Classic Broccoli Quiche from Vegan Brunch: I am a big fan of quiche. And I was very skeptical of this one, as there is, of course, no eggs or cheese involved, but O...M...G! Delicious! Everything that a quiche should be and then some! As I mentioned before I really don't like tofu, but this recipe is amazing and I will make this again and again.

2. Peanut Butter Blondies and Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: Both incredible, especially the chocolate oatmeal ones.

3. Spicy Tempeh Broccoli Rabe Pasta from Veganimicon: I love it! Tempeh may be my new favorite veggie food.

Meanwhile, I received The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone for Christmas. I'm about a third of the way through it and I'm really loving it. Granted, there's really nothing here that I didn't already know from other readings about Veganism, but I'd definitely recommend it for total newbies. To boot, there are a snarkload of scrumptious looking recipes that I can't wait to try. And what do I love best about this volume? The fact that Silverstone doesn't for a second pretend that she is superhuman and admits to her slip ups over her years of transitioning from a meat eater to a vegetarian and finally to a vegan. She doesn't preach perfectionism and even claims that she's tempted by cheese once in a blue moon, which for me, is phenominal and makes me feel so much less of a hypocrite and horrible person for my failings in my new vegan life. She may be my newest vegan hero.