I've been happily vegan since November 5, 2007. Now that I'm out of college and able to cook for myself on a regular basis, there's nothing stopping me from whipping up all sorts of vegan delectables and delights.
I live with my boyfriend Simon and my good friend Rachel. We eat most of our dinners together, but there's one catch: neither Rachel nor Simon is vegan. In fact, they both like meat. Thankfully, they're both willing to be "vegan after 6pm," as Rachel says--in other words, we cook vegan meals for dinner. Sometimes they'll add some cheese or sour cream to a meal, but hey, we're not all vegan --- dinner is.
This blog exists to record 1) what we eat for dinner and dessert, and 2) our reactions to those recipes. I want to create a resource for anyone looking to cook a vegan meal or bake a delicious vegan dessert. You're in the right place if you have any interest in veganism or vegan cooking or baking. You're REALLY in the right place if you are a vegan who lives with or cooks for non-vegans, like I do.
I rate each recipe in four categories in an effort to make my blog easier to navigate:
- Taste: How is the taste, texture, and overall eating experience?
- Accessibility: How expensive is the dish? Are the ingredients found everywhere or just in specialty grocery stores?
- Ease of preparation: How long does the dish take to prepare? How difficult is preparation?
- Non-vegan friendliness: Does this dish appeal to non-vegans?
So, for instance, a dish that tastes great, has inexpensive and easy-to-find ingredients, is easy to make, and attracts vegans and non-vegans, alike, would receive four carrots in each category--the highest rating.
I hope this helps you choose which recipes you'd like to try out!
My camera is pretty old (read: it was the first digital camera my family ever owned). I believe this is the model. It takes surprisingly nice--but not perfect--photos. It gets the job done; and after all, I'm a cook and baker, not a photographer.
Thanks for Your Feedback
Please let me know if there's anything I can do to improve my blog or make my recipes clearer.
On that note, please don't hesitate to comment on my recipes or ask questions. I'd love to hear from you.