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Seasonal Eating

  by Aurelia d’Andrea There are so many things to love about summertime, beginning with the colorful bounty of fresh, sun-ripened fruits and vegetables available at our local produce markets. There’s nothing quite like fresh corn-on-the-cob and juicy, just-picked peaches to remind us just how tasty summer can be.  If you’re not already buying in-season [...]

Annie’s Cashew, Sesame and Pimento Spread

  by Aurelia d’Andrea Annie’s Non-Dairy Spread is a mealtime game-changer. This light and creamy concoction—made with simple ingredients including cashews, red bell pepper, and nutritional yeast—is not only absolutely delicious, but amazingly versatile. You can use it as a dip for veggies, a bread spread, a taco topper, or a sauce for pasta. Feeling [...]

Comfortably Yum: Easy Vegan Comfort Food

    by Aurelia d’Andrea If you’re new to the world of plant-based eating, you may not have heard the good news yet: When you go vegan, you definitely don’t have to say goodbye to chewy chocolate-chip cookies, decadent fudge, or even gooey brownies.  Just ask Allison Rivers Samson, the maven behind the Allison’s Gourmet [...]

Vegan Pâté: Bjorg Terrines Végétales!

  By Aurelia d’Andrea Wander the aisles of any French supermarket and eventually you’ll arrive at the bio (organic) section. Here, between the agave nectar and the dark chocolate-covered rice cakes, you’ll find the vegan pâtés, or, as they’re often called, terrines végétales. Sold in little cans with pull-top lids, they’re perfect for picnics and [...]

Kristin Lajeunesse Shares her Adventures with Will Travel For Vegan Food!

  By Aurelia d’Andrea   Kristin Lajeunesse isn’t a household name yet, but that’s about to change. Besides riding the fast track to entrepreneurial superstardom with her online business-and-marketing school, this 31-year-old vegan recently landed a book deal to share the story of her amazing road trip to every vegan restaurant in the United States. [...]

Go Vegan a la Francaise with Top Chef Pascale Stretti!

    By Aurelia d’Andrea Pascale Stretti earned local celebrity status after appearing on French TV’s Masterchef reality show, which led to being named one of the country’s best pastry chefs. But after taking Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s 30-day Vegan Challenge in 2012, Pascale and her husband Jean-Christophe ditched the butter, eggs, and cream and fully embraced plant-based living. [...]

Sojasun Chocolate Dessert – Vegan Products in France

By Aurelia d’Andrea Judging by the dozens of varieties available throughout la belle France, it’s fair to say that French folks really like pudding.  Who’d have guessed? The stuff is just a little old-fashioned, but one spoonful of Sojasun’s chocolate dessert and it’s easy to see why the creamy stuff has retained its popularity over [...]

Accidentally Vegan: Gnocchi!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Gnocchi! Shared by Aurelia d’Andrea     The Italians do a lot of things really well: Pizza, wine, and pasta, for example. And gnocchi! These little oval dumplings, when done right, have a light, fluffy quality and subtle flavor that marries well with marinara sauce, pesto, or a simple drizzle [...]

Accidentally Vegan: Marmite!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Marmite! Aurelia d’Andrea reports: “Marmite might be an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you’ll never be able to live without it.”

Accidentally Vegan: Ritter Sport Bar Marzipan!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Ritter Sport Bar Marzipan! Aurelia says, “The flavor was everything I’d hoped it would be: Chocolate-y, marzipan-y (who doesn’t love an almond-and-sugar combo?), with a hint of vanilla.” Thanks to Aurelia d’Andrea for sharing!

Accidentally Vegan: McCormick Bacon Bits

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… McCormick Bacon Bits! Smoky, crunchy, and salty, these fake-bacon bits taste great on baked and mashed potatoes, sprinkled over split-pea soup or corn chowder, tossed into salads, or as a tasty topping on your next slice of pizza.

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving with Robin Robertson

Thanksgiving is that magical time of year when friends and family gather to celebrate shared connections, express gratitude, and to enjoy home-cooked meals in a warm and festive environment. You may already be thinking: What kind of meal do I make? How do I cook it? Will my guests like what I serve? Thankfully, there are resources aplenty for those who want to prepare delicious, comforting, plant-based meals that will satisfy guests of all dietary persuasions.

The Eco-Vegan Gal Mission: Motivate, Support, and Inspire

The Eco-Vegan Gal website is more than just a helpful resource for newbie vegans; it’s also smart, upbeat, and easy on the eyes. Tuning into Eco-Vegan Gal (www.ecovegangal.com) is a lot like hanging out with your best friend: Comfortable, fun, and encouraging. Read on to learn more about Whitney Lauritsen and the reasons she started ecovegangal.com!

Accidentally Vegan: Speculoos European Spread (Biscoff in the US)!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is Speculoos European spread! (Sold as Biscoff in the US). It’s a delicious nut-free peanut butter alternative that is sold throughout Europe and the US.

Vegan Paris: A Beginner’s Guide to la Ville Lumière

Explore Vegan Paris with Aurelia d’Andrea, author of An American (Vegan) in Paris!
Photo credit: Sophia Pagan