Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vegan Diet and Global Warming

Everyone these days is concerned about global warming. Some studies have shown that if people thrive on a vegan diet for at least a couple of days in a week, they can drastically reduce their carbon footprint. In short, vegan diet is not only good for your health, it's also great for our planet.
Read website1 and website2 to know more about the impact of vegan diet on the environment.

In western countries, you can find numerous diary alternatives and meat alternatives like soy milk, soy butter, tofu and tempeh. You can also find diary-free ice cream and chocolates in some supermarkets. In United States, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe and Health Food Superstores carry variety of diary and meat alternatives.

Vegan Blogs: Thanks to the numerous vegan food blogs, it's really so easy to find delicious vegan recipes, tips, and reviews of vegan food items. Visit blogs such as Fatfree vegan, Urban Vegan, Vegan Dad, Dinner with Dilip, and Holy Cow to get a glimpse of vegan dishes.

Vegan Magazines : Veg News is a very popular magazine geared toward vegan lifestyle. Veg Family is an online vegan magazine, filled with numerous health articles, recipes and tips to lead a cruel-free lifestyle. There is also a discussion forum where you can discuss everything from vegan recipes to vegan friendly

Monday, July 28, 2008

Vegan Chocolate Cupcake

I love cupcakes. Recently I made vegan chocolate cupcakes from the cookbook - Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. You can find the recipe for this delicious cupcake by visiting Chow website.

The cupcakes were moist and very tasty. I did a basic frosting consisting of sugar, soy milk and Earth Balance Soy Garden Natural Buttery Spread. The frosting was a bit mushy, but it tasted great.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Numerous vegan dishes made by following the recipes from the most popular vegan cookbook - Veganomicon, can be seen in many of the vegan food blogs.

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook is brimming with so many recipes for soups, salads, and dishes made with tofu, tempeh, seitan, beans and lentils. Here are some recipes which you can try from this amazing cookbook, by visiting the website, postpunkkitchen.

Recently I made seitan, by following the recipe in Veganomicon. The taste and texture of seitan was wonderful. I also made Caramel-apple-spice cupcakes with caramel-penuche frosting. This cupcake made with tart Granny smith apples was delicious.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Trader Joe's

In my local grocery store, I get most of the vegan staples such as tofu and soy milk. But, I can't find vegan dark chocolates and ice cream.

I often shop at Trader Joe's for decadent chocolates, delicious ice cream, varieties of spicy chips and salsas.

Visit Trader Joe's website to find a store in your area.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Vegan Muffin

Muffins are not only easy to make, but they also taste great. I'm always looking for vegan muffin recipes, and I recently made Cinnamon Swirl Muffins from Susan's wonderful Fatfree Vegan Kitchen blog.

If you want your muffins to be on the bland side, then this recipe is really good. I like my muffins to be sweeter, so I think I will add more sugar to this muffin recipe, when I make it next time.