I had a momentary craving, so I made a batch of chocolate pudding. Oh right, I hate pudding's texture and consistency. The flavor is delicious though. What do I do with all this pudding? [more inside]
Recommendations for vegan breakfast/brunch choices in San Francisco? We're staying near Market/Mason and are happy to walk or take transit but don't have a car. [more inside]
Does anyone have a tried and tested recipe for a vegan mirror glaze/glaçage? I am trying to do something like this for a birthday cake. [more inside]
I am a longtime vegan who hates raw vegetables. Can you give me some blended juice and/or smoothie recipes that minimize the vegetal taste as much as possible without forgoing fresh veg altogether? Difficulty level: No celery, please, I cannot bear the idea of eating or drinking celery in this lifetime. [more inside]
We are planning to check out Murphys and also maybe go hiking in Stanislaus National Forest or Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Can anyone suggest a specific trail/area/place that would be good for novice/intermediate hikers? Or other activities/attractions in the area? Good picnic spots? Also, any ideas on where we might find vegan food (restaurant or grocery store)? Thanks!
My food budget has always been higher than I'd like due to the fact that I eat a lot, and generally eat very healthy. Lately, though, it's been spiraling out of control. I'm looking for suggestions on how to stop blowing money on expensive things I can't afford, as well as how to generally get things under control given my very specific dietary needs (would-be ethical vegan who doesn't process starches well). [more inside]
So, have been vegan for just a little while now, and living in San Francisco, it's been great. However, I have a trip to New Orleans planned in a couple weeks which wouldn't worry me that much except I'm meeting my folks there and they're definitely not vegan. [more inside]
In late spring, I will be taking a road trip with some friends through the southwest. We'll stop at grocery stores to get a cooler and provisions, and we'd prefer not to eat entirely in restaurants, but that will have to happen sometimes. One of my friends is mostly vegan, definitely vegetarian, and I am somewhat skeptical of dining options in small rural towns. Where can we find decent food on our route? [more inside]
I made a white bean/collard green soup in my pressure cooker yesterday. The recipe called for six cloves of garlic, and I used eight. The soup was good, but I couldn't taste the garlic. I used to make a 40-garlic chicken that I loved, but now I'm eating a vegan diet for Reasons, and I haven't figured out how to make my life more garlicky. (More inside - and please, no anti-vegan comments.) [more inside]
I want to have a series of conversations next week in a quiet restaurant (no loud music or background noise) which has at least a couple of decent vegan options on the menu. I'm hoping for something in the St. Lawrence area of Toronto, or, failing that, Corktown or downtown would be good. The group would be 3-5 people. Someplace with entrees under $30; $10-15 entrees best. Any suggestions?
I eat lots of salads and bowls. I'm getting tired of vinaigrettes and paying for overpriced bottled dressings. I'm looking for your best salad dressing recipes. More specifics after the jump. [more inside]
Hey, I'm going to be in Madison this weekend and I'd love to hear from MeFites who can recommend vegan food options. We're not fancy-any kind of food'll do, so long as it's vegan. If you've got a favorite place, please tell me all about it. Thanks!
I am looking for dairy-free toppings for flatbread/pizza crust. Meat suggestions welcome. [more inside]
I'm spending tomorrow in Los Angeles with some family and friends. We usually park the car in a couple different places in some adjacent neighborhoods and explore denser neighborhoods on foot. We'd like suggestions for places to visit and things to do in Koreatown, Hollywood, and the surrounding areas (but not DTLA). [more inside]
On Wednesday 12/23, I assembled but did not bake this delicious pumpkin baked ziti from Veganomicon. Too late to bake and eat? [more inside]
A newly vegan friend's birthday is coming up, and I want to assemble a gift box of four to six jars of high-quality spices and herbs for her. So, vegan cooks of the green, what herbs, spices, and blends do you find indispensable? [more inside]
Over the last few years, I have become increasingly horrified by the animal industrial-complex over its appalling treatment of living beings, the hugely negative impact on the environment, and the health issues related to contaminated or otherwise chemically treated meat and dairy. What actions can I take against these issues? [more inside]
Shepherd and I are trying to wean ourselves off the sugary or sweeter breakfasts during the week. Difficulty: early risers and exercisers. [more inside]
Tell me about your tasty handheld vegan lunches! [more inside]
Earlier today I caught a show on TV where they showed a factory where "milk" was produced from different grains and nuts. That piqued my interest to try to make some at home. I can google some recipes (in fact I already have), but I'm interested in hearing plant milk recipes that other mefites have tried and enjoyed, and that were easy (ish) to make at home using only equipment normally found in kitchens (or other parts of the home for that matter).
My recent blood work came back with a high fasting blood sugar. I need to cut out as many carbs and sugars as possible. A low GI diet that does not include animal products is the goal. This is a long-term thing, not a temporary diet [more inside]
I'm going to be in Milwaukee tomorrow until I head out on a late afternoon flight. Anywhere easily accessible by public transit from downtown that is recommended for vegan breakfast/lunch/brunch? Art, bookstores, parks, or other things to do in the immediate vicinity would be a big plus, too. Thanks!
I want to start wearing bright or happy sort of clothes that are comfortable to wear and vegan, so no fabrics like wool. I'd also like them to be affordable and easy to walk or ride my bike in. [more inside]
Can you recommend vegan recipes that stand on their own, with the option of adding meat /eggs/cheese? [more inside]
How do I marinate tofu so it ends up with a chocolatey flavor? End goal: put the tofu in a soup. [more inside]
We're launching a food business/truck/cart/booth that'll serve vegan versions of standard American carnival food (hot dogs, hamburgers, corn dogs, mini doughnuts, malts, etc.). It'll be in the context of other regular (i.e. non-vegan) carnival food vendors, serving a largely omnivorous crowd. But we can't come up with a name. We'd like the name to be relevant to our offerings, but we're finding it difficult to make any reference without it sounding potentially judgmental or self-righteous. Any ideas?
I have a vegan colleague that is going through a medical situation. I would like to bring his family a meal that would help make their life easier. In traditional circumstances I have made a lasagna or typical pasta dish but in this circumstance I would obviously like to respect their dietary decisions. Any recommendations? I'm also open to the suggestions of pursuing something else to make their life easier.
What are the best vegan restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan? Do vegan chicken and waffles exist? [more inside]
I'm new to almond and cashew butters. I made these delicious oat bats last night. How long will they keep in my fridge? Can I freeze them? Thank you.
My grandmother taught me that a game of bridge can be vicious and cut throat, but she didn't teach me what it takes to host a card game. A couple of friends are coming over Saturday night to play cards (probably bridge, but we might play hearts euchre) and I don't know what to provide other than paper for scoring, a table, and a deck of cards. What food or drinks should I serve? [more inside]
For the next ten days I'll be caring for a medically challenged friend who follows a gluten-free vegan diet but does not cook himself. This cuisine is new to me. I've looked up numerous recipes--and AskMe has been a trove of information--but I haven't seen much on related cooking techniques. What rules of thumb should I know? [more inside]
Hello! I'm going to be doing a fair number of short, weekend-only camping trips with a group, a few of whom are vegans. The rest of us are omnivores/vegetarians who don't mind eating vegan. I'd like to bring a few things...especially desserts...that I can share with everyone. [more inside]
I love Veganaise and when its in the kitchen I'll use it as a sour cream/crema sub in lentils, tacos etc. What is a tasty, creamy sauce I can make that is a bit healthier and doesn't cost so much? [more inside]
What are the most unusual but tasty marinade recipes you love? [more inside]
I'm vegetarian, and don't eat either, but I'd certainly consider humanely-raised mutton to be much more "ethical" than, say, battery-farmed pork. What would be the equivalent for vegans? I'm interested in adopting some vegan practices, but don't feel ready to go the whole hog yet. What changes to my lifestyle would seem most high-priority, from an ethical perspective, to someone who was vegan?
Halp! I am not a vegan. Someone I have a date with is, and I'm making risotto because Reasons. Small problem... [more inside]
I am trying to get back into cooking healthy meals where vegetables are the star and meat is an accent. My husband has varying tastes when it comes to vegetables. Recommend me some recipes/resources/strategies to cook some delicious things we both like? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
So, I made a drunken bet with someone. They made the claim to me that they will eat vegan for the next 10 weeks. The stakes are high enough that I don't want to lose. Can the collective mind help me devise a way to verify the claims made are accurate? [more inside]
I want to get in on the leggings trend (seriously I would wear my snug yoga pants all day if I could get away with it) but I have never bought/worn/thought of how to wear them successfully. Anxious fashionable snowflakes within! [more inside]
Kenji Lopez Alt's Vegan Experience is the highlight of my culinary year, and I literally dine out on his recipes all year long. I've made basically every recipe in The Vegan Experience, and I'm after more Kenji-style food inspiration. Further details below. [more inside]
I need to make a giant pot of stew today to eat all week long. What should it be? Challenge Level: Vegetarian or vegan preferred. Protein is a must. Healthy is best. Cooking time: Doesn't matter, I have all day! [more inside]
My mom just called; I'm suddenly in charge of two vegetable sides for her Christmas dinner tomorrow, which will have 30 attendees. What should I make? Both dishes need to be vegetarian and I'd like one of the two to be vegan. She has the potato/starch end of things covered. [more inside]
I want to add to my family's holiday traditions with vegetables. What recipes would fit? [more inside]
A lovely friend of mine in London is keen to go vegan, but there are some requirements for the cookbook below. [more inside]
Next week, there is a get together at my work place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Due to a fasting period (over 200 days a year are fasting days!), almost everyone is abstaining from all animal products, including honey... What cold appetizer/canape can I bring? [more inside]
Best uses for homemade kraut? [more inside]
I love breakfast tacos! I eat them a lot. If I eat the exact same combination of ingredients every time it gets boring; thankfully there are endless combinations. Help me think of every ingredient that would be tasty in a breakfast taco. [more inside]
Because soon it will snow, it will snow, it will snow! Looking for a pair of super warm and super cute winter boots. Difficulty: vegan AND available in Canada. [more inside]
I'm working on making a few changes to the way I cook to emphasize vegetables and grains, and minimize the animal products which I totally love but need to cut back on. However, non-dairy substitutes are not always automatically healthier than the dairy option. I need your help playing a fabulous game: whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich ingredient is healthier? [more inside]
Upon the recommendation of my new personal trainer, I am to go sugar-free for the next two weeks! Difficulty: vegan. [more inside]