2.19.2012

Vegan Smoothie Recipe: Viva La Violet

I love smoothies in the morning. I've always been a huge smoothie fan, and generally prefer one in the morning to coffee. A great, thick fruit smoothie is a healthy and delicious way to kick off your morning, and is one of the easier things to veganize, as many smoothies are already vegan.

If I had to guess the number of smoothies that me and my cohort here at NDD have made/consumed, you probably wouldn't believe me. In our smoothie escapades, this smoothie we concocted here at home is by far our favorites. I call it "Viva La Violet". Sean seems to prefer "Purple Drank" or "That Purple Stuff" (in his best Dave Chappelle voice).

1.10.2012

Vegan Recipes: "Go Green" Vegan Spinach Dip

There are a few things in this world that are widely known to be mythical: the Tooth Faerie, a free lunch, and, as far as my omnivore life was concerned, healthy dip. As a vegan I've been exposed to a whole new world of dips that manage to be both nutritious and delicious - and one of them is this simple, tasty Go Green Vegan Spinach Dip. This dip got its name from its intense green color, a hue that's scared off many an omnivore... but as my fellow veggie people know, you can't judge a (vegan) dish until you taste it.

12.08.2011

Beyond The Food: Vegan-Friendly Shoes

Though we are in the midst of Vegan MoFo, I want to take some time to discuss veganism beyond food. We have the opportunity to make ethical choices with our clothing too, one major area being shoes. Everybody wears 'em and quite often they're made of leather. I have quite the shoe collection from my pre-gan days, and some of them were NOT animal-friendly.
Since my pockets aren't overflowing and I believe in the principle of having less and valuing more, my current life has only necessitated two new pairs of shoes. Below are the ones I've bought, both of which I love (NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with any company below nor am I endorsing any product).

11.20.2011

Veganized Recipe: Vegan Banh Mi with Lemongrass Tofu

Moving away from our recent Mexican food kick with vegan nachos and salsa, we're going to tackle one of my absolute favorite pre-vegan meals and...well...VEGANIZE IT! This won't be that hard with this particular sandwich, but the more recipes you encounter, the more you'll realize that it's really not that hard to veganize a lot of dishes!

10.14.2011

Classic Vegan Recipes: Easy Vegan Spaghetti

If you've read our recipes before, you know that we love a good veganized Asian or Tex-Mex dish - but that doesn't mean we can't roll some Italian with the best of 'em. Comfort food for me as a kid meant spaghetti, salad and a glass of iced tea - and luckily, it still can today. Here's how to make one of the easier, faster, and tastier dinners of your vegan life.