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You can teach me, but please don't charge.

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).
posted by Promethea on Oct 7, 2015 - 6 answers

Low Carb Vegan Meal Ideas

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]
posted by Avosunspin on Sep 26, 2015 - 15 answers

Vegan eats and stuff to do in Milwaukee

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!
posted by MoonOrb on Sep 19, 2015 - 3 answers

Looking for happy and comfortable and maybe oddball clothing

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]
posted by katinka-katinka on Sep 16, 2015 - 6 answers

Delicious meals, animal products optional

Can you recommend vegan recipes that stand on their own, with the option of adding meat /eggs/cheese? [more inside]
posted by cost-cutting measures on Sep 4, 2015 - 13 answers

New to tofu

How do I marinate tofu so it ends up with a chocolatey flavor? End goal: put the tofu in a soup. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Aug 25, 2015 - 18 answers

Name my vegan carnival food business

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?
posted by ericc on Aug 21, 2015 - 37 answers

What should I make to bring to a vegan family?

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.
posted by blackjack514 on Aug 10, 2015 - 23 answers

What are the best vegan restaurants in New York?

What are the best vegan restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan? Do vegan chicken and waffles exist? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Aug 8, 2015 - 21 answers

How long will it keep? Oat bar edition

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.
posted by monkeymonkey on Jul 12, 2015 - 5 answers

What do you serve for an evening of card games?

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]
posted by kendrak on Jul 6, 2015 - 16 answers

What techniques enhance gluten-free vegan cooking?

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]
posted by carmicha on Jul 4, 2015 - 16 answers

Vegan Baking for Camping Trips

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]
posted by sandraregina on Jun 19, 2015 - 12 answers

Creamy Vegan Sauce

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]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jun 18, 2015 - 16 answers

Unusual marinade recipes wanted

What are the most unusual but tasty marinade recipes you love? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 14, 2015 - 28 answers

What vegetarian practices are most abhorrent to vegans?

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?
posted by piato on May 30, 2015 - 20 answers

Vegan risotto?

Halp! I am not a vegan. Someone I have a date with is, and I'm making risotto because Reasons. Small problem... [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on May 29, 2015 - 30 answers

Cooking healthy meat-lite dishes with a twist:

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]
posted by actionpact on May 2, 2015 - 17 answers

Definitive test to see if someone is eating strictly vegan?

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]
posted by jmevius on Apr 28, 2015 - 18 answers

Do you even leggings, bro?

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]
posted by Kitteh on Apr 13, 2015 - 19 answers

Help me find more evidence-based, deliciousness-focused vegan recipes

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]
posted by nerdfish on Mar 10, 2015 - 19 answers

Insert awesome 'stew' pun here...

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]
posted by Toddles on Jan 11, 2015 - 21 answers

Delicious non-starchy vegetable sides, easily scaled up for many people

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]
posted by charmedimsure on Dec 22, 2014 - 16 answers

sort-of vegan seeks less deadly holiday meals

I want to add to my family's holiday traditions with vegetables. What recipes would fit? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Dec 22, 2014 - 23 answers

Best basic vegan cookbook?

A lovely friend of mine in London is keen to go vegan, but there are some requirements for the cookbook below. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Dec 17, 2014 - 25 answers

There isn't mushroom, but lettuce figure it out!

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]
posted by maya on Dec 12, 2014 - 10 answers

Hello, giant jar of homemade sauerkraut. How do we cook with you?

Best uses for homemade kraut? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Nov 28, 2014 - 24 answers

If You're Tired of Breakfast Tacos, You're Tired of Life.

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]
posted by Juliet Banana on Nov 14, 2014 - 34 answers

The weather outside will be frightful; I need my feet to be delightful

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]
posted by Kitteh on Nov 11, 2014 - 6 answers

To fu, or not tofu?

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]
posted by Juliet Banana on Nov 5, 2014 - 32 answers

So long, sugar! See you in a few weeks!

Upon the recommendation of my new personal trainer, I am to go sugar-free for the next two weeks! Difficulty: vegan. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Nov 1, 2014 - 13 answers

vegan chilli

Any super easy vegan chilli recipes? I don't cook very often so the easier the better.
posted by pseudodionysus on Oct 9, 2014 - 25 answers

Vegan tapas/apéro snacks--recipes, ideas pls

I volunteered to bring some vegan snacks to an afterwork get together; could be anything from hummus and carrots to something more substantial. I need to be able to assemble or make it/them the day before. Thank you!
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Oct 8, 2014 - 14 answers

Urgent help needed - vegan gluten free cake recipe

Google is being horribly unhelpful on this one. I have volunteered to make a fruit cake for a friend's wedding. It must be dairy-free, gluten-free, soya-free and wheat-free. Difficult part: I live in Belgium, which doesn't seem to cater for dietary requirements like this, plus there's a language barrier. Actually, given that list of dietary requirements, the Belgian bit might be the easy part. Oh well. Calling MeFi bakers anyway! [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Jul 27, 2014 - 28 answers

Welcome to the new age! The new age! MACROBIOTIC! MACROBIOTIC!

I'm interested in incorporating more macrobiotic meals into my current diet. What blogs or recipes do you suggest? Difficulty level: vegan! [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jul 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Cauliflower and cashews substitutes in vegan recipes?

A member of my gaming group has developed a ton of food intolerances/allergies, so I need substitutes for cauliflower and cashews in vegan recipes. And can anyone spot a pattern to her allergies? [more inside]
posted by magstheaxe on Jul 22, 2014 - 22 answers

Gluten-Free, Slow-Carb, and Vegan

Greetings All: I have been reading up on transitioning to a vegan diet and there are so many things to think about. One of the best comments I received from someone on a previous post is that eating vegan does not equal being healthy necessarily. So I have been reading some books about eating a healthy vegan diet. I would also like to avoid gluten and somehow work on making this a slow-carb diet if at all possible. [more inside]
posted by nidora on Jul 22, 2014 - 9 answers

Is there such a thing as a low-maintenance vegan?

What are some ways to navigate the menu when eating vegan in a mainstream restaurant? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jul 10, 2014 - 12 answers

Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

I recently read Finding Ultra by Rich Roll and was interested in make some changes similar to him in that I would like to go vegetarian or possibly Vegan. I purchased a few books, and was wondering how others have done with transitioning to a vegan diet? I'm hoping that eating more healthy will get me out of this rut that I am in. For those of you have gone vegan, did you learn to cook several meals before you made the change, or did you do something different? [more inside]
posted by nidora on Jul 7, 2014 - 14 answers

Vegan friendly chow near YVR?

Lower Mainland MeFites: I'm looking for a place to have dinner with my brother tonight somewhere between the Tsawassen ferry terminal and YVR. Neither of us are from the area. What are your favourite Richmond-area eating spots? Difficulty factor: I'm vegan and gf; he is a dedicated carnivore. [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Jul 3, 2014 - 3 answers

My Grits Runneth Over

Due to a miscommunication, my wife and I each bought a giant carton of quick-cooking grits for a recipe that used about half a cup. I hate to waste food, but I'm a Yankee and not in the habit of a bowl of grits for breakfast. What can I make with this avalanche of grits? [more inside]
posted by murphy slaw on Jun 9, 2014 - 19 answers

Recipes for a Bake Sale

I'm organizing a bake sale that will take place in a record store; we'll be selling baked goods while a couple different bands perform. It's a benefit for an all-ages nonprofit performance space, so the crowd is going to be more "denim vests and cheap beer" than "PTA fundraiser cake walk." I'd like suggestions for recipes that don't require me to buy an ingredient that I'm only going to use a small portion of, are fairly simple to make, and easy to make into sturdy single servings that don't require plates or forks. Bonus questions: vegan suggestions, jello shots, and savory items. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 27, 2014 - 28 answers

Vegan pasta recipes

Can you give me some ideas for vegan pasta dishes? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on May 24, 2014 - 25 answers

Vegan pinto bean recipes

I'm having dinner with my favorite vegan tomorrow. I would really love to use some dried pinto beans I have from Rancho Gordo. I don't seem to be finding anything by googling other than suggestions about making refried beans. Is that really my best option?
posted by Nimmie Amee on May 21, 2014 - 22 answers

Gimme beauty without cruelty!

It's been a long time since I've worn make-up. I'd like to start again, but I need the beauty products I purchase to be vegan. Snowflakes that have not been squirted into the eyes of bunnies inside. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on May 6, 2014 - 18 answers

The 5:2 Diet -- The Vegan Edition!

Looking for recipes/blogs/maybe cookbooks that deal with the The 5:2 Diet but with a vegan twist. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Apr 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Healthy mashed potatoes, but not really all that healthy.

What are some vegan toppings for mashed potatoes that are fatty and delicious and not watery or fake? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 25, 2014 - 37 answers

Recipes using a julienne peeler?

I just got a hand-held julienne peeler (it's this one), and I'm looking for recipe ideas. I plan to make a huge pile of zucchini noodles, of course, but what else can I make? And what goes best with a huge pile of zucchini noodles? Recipes and ideas (especially low-carb) are welcome! [more inside]
posted by grey_sw on Mar 20, 2014 - 14 answers


I'm going snowboarding and want to bring sandwiches with me on the slopes! Typical. Caveat: must be vegan, and must appeal to non-vegans. I'm also not a fan of sweet sandwiches, like PB&J. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by semaphore on Mar 20, 2014 - 32 answers

Low Carb Vegan Meals

Looking for your favorite low carb vegan dinner recipes. Thanks!
posted by morganannie on Mar 19, 2014 - 10 answers

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