The following article was written by Keegan Baur.
On National Culinary Day, we should all
take a moment to think about delicious foods and how happy they make us. Today
is not a day that's exclusively celebrated by professional chefs and high-class
foodies—it's a day for average people like me and you to celebrate our personal
successes in the kitchen. To get in the spirit, here are 10 dishes that I've made
in my own (very tiny and well-loved) vegan kitchen, following recipes that I've found in books and online:
2. Vegan Nuggets
Subs (using Italian "meatballs" from The Everything
Mojito Frozen Daiquiris
6. Dairy-Free Mini Quiches With Basic Pie Crust (adapted
from The Chicago Diner Cookbook)
7. Eggplant-Potato Moussaka With Pine Nut Cream
8. Tofu 'Ricotta' Manicotti (from The Everything Vegan Cookbook)
Potato Pizza With Vegan Pepper-Crusted Cashew Goat Cheese
10 Key Lime 'Cheesecake'
Now, what's your favorite dish to make,
and where can we find the recipe?
Lora Proctor: The internet is your best friend! You can easily find vegan recipes for all kinds of creamy salad dressings, dips, and sauces. Off the top off my head, here is a super easy (and delicious) recipe for vegan ranch dressing: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/saladdressings/r/veganranch.htm You can find more recipes by searching PETA's recipe database at this link: http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/recipes/default.aspx
Paul Harding: I can guarantee you that every item showcased above is vegan. Please note the word "cashew" before "goat cheese" (meaning there is a goat-cheese like substance made with cashews) and the quotes around the word cheesecake. Simply click on these links and you will see that these recipes are completely vegan and contain absolutely no animal products.
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