Blogs About Vegan Eating

This is the inaugural issue of: Blogs About Vegan Eating. If enough of you like this, I will turn it into a regular (weekly?) series. I will present updates about some wonderful recipes and eating ideas that Jane and I have found on other blogs. So without further ado, here's issue 1 of Blogs About Vegan Eating:

Faux chicken caesar salad from Comfort Food Vegan looks delicious. I can't get enough of the Vegan Curry Chicken Salad from Whole Foods. This dish from Comfort Food looks like it may give Whole Foods' Vegan Curry Chicken Salad a run for its money.

Being a native New Yorker, I LOVE pizza. Since becoming a vegan, pizza's been the most difficult food for me to live without. (Yes, I know, I slipped a while back and ate pizza, once....) Vegetarians often say that they can't become vegans because they would miss cheese too much, and every vegan will tell you that vegan cheese isn't "real" cheese. It doesn't melt well or has a plastic texture (appetizing, eh?)... So is there no acceptable vegan cheese? Welcome Teese Vegan Cheese! Tesse claims to have created a vegan cheese that really melts! From their site, they indicate that the cheese:

  • Melts Twice as Fast as the brand leader
  • Has a Stronger Mozzarella Flavor
  • Has Better Texture
  • Has Better Shelf Life

Better texture? Melts well? I'm intrigued. So far they've only created a mozzarella version, but they indicated that a cheddar-type flavor is currently in development. We haven't tried Teese vegan cheese yet, and haven't found it in our local stores, so we don't have first hand experience with it. But, if it lives up to its hype, I imagine it'll become a staple in our household.

The women at Post Punk Kitchen have tried Teese's cheese on pizza and to quote them, "Teese forking melts!" They recently had a pizza party and most everyone there enjoyed it -- even a couple of (real) cheese eaters. They are vegan and New Yorkers, so if they liked this pizza, I have renewed hopes!

One of my favorite blogs for recipes and food photography is Fatfree Vegan Kitchen. Susan always has wonderful recipes a great vegan food "porn." This week, she offers up a Korean Noodle Stirfry. This dish looks sensational. It's made with buckwheat soba noodles, tofu, squash, and bok choy. The bok choy at the farmer's market this week looked great, so we may be trying this dish real soon.

WaffleParty.com is a website dedicated to waffles -- vegan waffles! I've been having a difficult time finding a vegan waffle recipe that I am happy with. This morning, I tried the Healthful Vegan Waffles Recipe from this website (which says the recipe is actually from fatfree.com.) These vegan waffles were delicious. (I opted to use two tablespoons of canola oil in place of two tablespoons of water, and added a splash of vanilla extract.) They tasted just like "real" waffles. I will definitely add this recipe to the rotation and try some of the other waffle recipes on this site.

What The Hell Does a Vegan Eat? is offering up an incredible sounding dish this week. Tofu Marsala over Fettucini, Hickory Smoked Eggplant sounds and looks incredible. I used to love marsala sauce. I haven't had any in ages. They also talk about hickory smoked eggplant? Now there's a recipe I'd like to see.

There are several wonderful recipes here. If you like would like to see more of these types of posts, or would like to be considered for possible inclusion in future issues of Blogs About Vegan Eating, please leave a comment at the end of this post.

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Comments

  1. Oh! Me please! I would love for you check out Vegan Family Living when you get a chance. http://www.veganfamilyliving.com

  2. Ah, but the crucial question… does it go all stringy when you bite away from the pizza? I haven’t been able to find a vegan cheese that recreates this effect perfectly, but Redwoods Cheezly gets pretty close.

    If any fellow vegan pizza lovers know a stringy cheese, please let me know!

  3. Oh thanks for this, love this feature! I’m a newbie just learning the ropes, but would love to be included some time. Our family went vegan a couple months ago.

  4. I realise this is a month after your post, but a review of blogs you’re using/enjoying is a great resource!

  5. Vegetarians that say they can’t be vegan because of cheese is ridculous. Animals are more important than tastebuds.

  6. Dawn, it is your attitude that turns people off to even vegetarianism.
    If everyone were to give up meat and adopt vegetarian attitudes and start minimizing the use of dairy by using the vegan products that measure up (such as ice “cream”) better vegan products would develop (the dairy industry would be much less profitable without the veal or beef industry).
    Veganism is the best lifestyle, but some is much better than nothing. You must focus on the latter. You must focus on the positive.
    If you choose to retain your current attitude, you must live with the social isolation. You can go on forever about how right you are, but being right is irrelevant to whether you are worth associating with (only how pleasant you are to be with is relevant). It constantly amazes me how difficult that is for some to grasp.

  7. I’ll have to look for some Teese. I’ve had Follow Your Heart brand and that is excellent.

  8. Hi Vegan Eating Out,
    It’s still not available in California, but you can get it from Vegan Essentials and other online stores. The shipping gets a bit prohibitive as the weather gets warmer, so bear that in mind….

  9. Hi!

    I just opened this link that I had archived on my computer since March of last year (!) Perhaps you’d like to include my blog. It’s not a cooking-themed blog, but I do put totally vegan meals up three times per week. I’m the cook!
    Scott

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