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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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!