I’m just hooked into pickling right from that day I learned how to. It’s simple, it’s quick, and it allows for some really creative freedom in the kitchen. You can pickle pretty much any firm-structured vegetable or fruit, and put in any flavor combination you like. Even better, pickling is a preservation technique meaning you […]
Here I am again. Confessing to my addiction to anything savory that has coconut milk in it. It just adds a distinct creaminess to any dish without feeling too heavy, to my personal taste at least. The only bad thing I can relate to having coconut in my dinner is the truth that I really […]
Cutting out meat and animals products from your diet might sound like a recipe for disaster but many vegans would completely disagree. Not only can vegan dishes be extremely healthy but, with the right recipe, they can also be packed full of flavor. At the same time, good vegan dishes don’t tend to contain that oddly textured meat substitute or fake cheese that you might expect. Instead, they end up being delicious and wholesome meals that are often entirely unique.
With so many vegan cooks, authors and bloggers out there, it shouldn’t be too surprising that there is a large number of vegan cookbooks to choose from. Some of these target people with relatively little cooking experience and offer basic dishes, while others are considerably more complex and interesting. At the same time, you’ll find that some recipes attempt to make vegan versions of traditional foods, while others focus on entirely unique recipes.
For many people, the idea of a vegan diet sounds challenging and fairly tasteless. That perception isn’t too surprising, as vegans do cut out many of the ingredients that we commonly use in cooking, particularly meat and dairy products. Yet, despite this, vegan food doesn’t have to be boring! Instead, the trick to making stunning and tasty vegan meals is as simple as having good recipes to follow.
That is what makes finding high quality cookbooks so important. Without a doubt, there is a huge range of different cookbooks out there, including many different styles, with some that offer mostly simple meals and others that discuss much more complex dishes. Yet, choosing between these books can be extremely difficult. Not only is there too many options out there but it’s often hard to know whether a cookbook is any good until you try out some of their recipes.
As a dessert option, cheesecake doesn’t sound like it could ever be vegan. After all, the recipe relies on cream, eggs and cheese, so you can’t make a vegan version by simple substitution. Likewise, a vegan cheesecake isn’t going to have the same texture that a traditional cheesecake has. But, despite all of this, vegan cheesecakes do exist and they are also extremely popular.
In some ways, vegan cheesecakes even have an advantage over traditional cheesecakes. The main reason is that they tend to use healthier and more natural ingredients, such as using dates as a key sweetener. One outcome of this is that a vegan cheesecake will tend to be better for you than a regular one – and it probably won’t be as fattening either.