Last week, we talked — in a non-scary way — about why a run-of-the-mill teacher like myself went vegan. If you didn’t catch that yet, it’s well worth a read. 🙂
Fabulous websites that answer “What do vegans eat?”
So here’s the funny thing. You’re already eating vegan food. PB&Js are an easy example. But if you want to expand your taste buds a bit further, here are some wonderful websites to check out. All three of these women on these sites are super stars and KNOW food.
If you want to learn vegan cooking from an understated, funny, and creative chef, you have to check out Isa Chandra Moscowitz. Her website is loaded with recipes to get your taste buds excited.
She’s written endless cookbooks and has opened her own restaurant Modern Love, which has locations so far in Brooklyn and Omaha.
Isa made an entertaining video cooking series with Breville. I might need to make that Dragon Noodle Salad tonight. (There are ten videos that will play in a row.)
This video may be my favorite. The beginning cracks me up. 🙂
Cadry’s Kitchen was one of the first blogs I turned to when I first asked the question, “What do vegans eat?” I’ve been hooked ever since.
The recipes are clear and easy and her website is a DREAM to navigate. Most important, everything I’ve made from her website is delicious. My favorite thing so far may be the Fried Cashew Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossoms. When I see blossoms make their rare appearance at our local Farmer’s Market, I tend to buy them out and make these immediately. (You have to be quick, though! The squash blossom season only lasts a week or two.) The richness of these is a decadent treat.
She and her husband David travel a lot for his work. As a result, she posts about her forays to different cities and all the amazing food they consume. If you travel a bit, you should consult her site before going to map out wonderful places to eat!
And this is actually how I ended up meeting her in person. Cadry and I had long been commenting on one another’s blogs and chatting via Facebook. They were staying in New York City and invited me out, so I booked a seat on Amtrak and we spent a couple of days seeing the sights (and eating the food — oh, the FOOD! NYC has got it going on…) Seeing the Statue of Liberty may have been my favorite part of the trip.
She also has a YouTube channel that you should check out and subscribe to. It’s impressive. In fact, she and David were both professional actors in LA for a while — this will become obvious when you view the videos — and David had a small but amazing part in Clueless. (He’s the guy in the green shirt. Amazing, right?)
Here’s a fun video where she got flown out to Vermont to taste-test the new Ben and Jerry’s non-dairy ice creams:
There’s tons to explore at Cadry’s Kitchen. Take a tour and have FUN!
This little sprite of a thing is a food genius. Seriously. Every recipe I’ve made from Chef Choe’s website or books is …just… stunning. I can’t think of another word. You cannot go wrong.
A few years back, she won on Episode 3, Season 1 of Cupcake Wars. (I’ve since made the cupcakes she used on the show. They’re unreal.) From there, she’s grown a huge following.
Here’s a little snippet of her on Marie Forleo, to get a sense of the gal. Her website also shows more videos of her on mainstream media, including the Today Show.
Of course, there are endless cookbooks and sites out there you can discover on your own. If you love exploring, have at it! But most people I talk to just want a couple places to grab some easy, no fail vegan recipes. These gals are your best bet.
The important thing is to have fun! Like any new cooking style, there is a learning curve. But if we approach it with the same growth mindset we instill in our students? We’re gonna enjoy the adventure. Enjoy!
Now it’s your turn! Have you ever wondered, “What do vegans eat?” Tell us in the comments below:
- Did you discover a recipe from one of these sites that you are going to try?
- OR What is your favorite vegan goodie? (Sweet or savory — it’s all good!)
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