Posts tagged vegan cooking
Cooking Hacks I've Learned Through the Years (Plus Some Cooking Stories)

I've told you before about my story with cooking (you can read it here and here!) and how it started from very early on. I was obsessed with the kitchen and ingredients since I was a very little girl, and my mother, bless her heart, always let me get in there and make a mess as you might recall from my stories of the "everything goes into them but mom eats them anyway caterpillar cookies".

The first recipe I truly learned how to master well were brownies. I took the recipe from a very old Betty Crocker book about entertaining I found in my mom's bookshelf, and which I still have (in pieces, but I have it). I practiced making them so often that I soon became the official brownie baker in my family and my school. There wasn't an event, party, holiday gathering or beach trip which didn't require me going into the pantry and whipping up a batch. The wonderful thing they don't tell you about being a kid and cooking is that somebody else does the shopping and all you have to do is raid the counters (yes!).

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Favorite Kitchen Equipment and Tools for the Vegan Kitchen

Hi there! Before we begin today's post which is perfect for the gadget crazy like me, I have to share this AH-MAZING blog in which we were featured this week, I'm talking about The Minimalist Vegan created by Masa and Michael Ofei. A blog I've been recently obsessed with, so you can only imagine the happy dance I did when we were suddenly included in this incredible roundup of 50+ High Quality Vegan Blogs Worth Following.

Not only am I a super huge fan of the work Masa and Michael are doing, but we're in this collection along with so many of my idols of the vegan blogging world like Oh She Glows, Faring Well, No Meat Athlete, The First Mess, Vegan Yack Attack, Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Life, Kris Carr and so many others I now know thanks to this wonderful article.

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5 Simple Tips to Start Improving your Plant Based Cooking Skills

As you know, although my cooking skills skyrocketed when I studied cooking and got certified as a plant based cook, most of my skills and creativity in the kitchen was something that developed over time, and something that simply came from huge curiosity and practice. Not to mention all the wonderful and unexpected teachers I had along the way.

Most of what I know about cooking was completely self-taught and is the result of over 19 years of simply spending time in the kitchen and having the desire to get better and better and learn what I needed to learn. It's also the result of just loving food and being a serious eater! That's the funnest part.

Whenever friends come over for dinner or I listen to them talk about their cooking, I always hear the same thing, people have the firm belief that outstanding restaurant-like cooking is reserved for just a select few, and that you're either born with the gift or went to the best cooking school in Paris. They also use time as an excuse not to create varied and creative meals... "if I had more time I could make more interesting meals, but now I only cook the same foods over and over again". Sound familiar?

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15 Vegan Cooking Hacks that will Help you Get Dinner on the Table in 20 Minutes

One of the greatest obstacles I see in people who are thinking about going vegan, or people who are trying to eat healthier and cook more at home, is time. Life has gotten so complicated. We're constantly stretched thin, multitasking and moving from one to do list to the next. Time has become one of the most precious commodities in people's lives. It also happens to be the number one excuse in people's lives.

Yes, it's an excuse. Albeit a valid one, it feels so present, so true to us and it makes us so nervous to have to add additional tasks into our day. This is especially the case when people are new to cooking. We might have seen our moms making these long elaborate meals as kids and we immediately think that's what cooking is.

Yes, I've been known to spend several hours in the kitchen just to make the perfect seitan roast, but that's what I call special cooking. Holiday cooking. It's not what we're going to talk about today. Today we're diving deep into daily cooking, which yes, with a few tricks, can become delicious, effortless and quick!

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