I've received a lot of awesome little gifts since going vegan. Most have to do with the meaning of this journey and the things it started to shift in my life. Others are in the culinary department. What people don't know before going vegan, myself included, is that you actually start discovering lots of new foods you had never tried before and that will soon become your new besties. Forget deprivation, after going vegan our meals were bursting at the seams with new foods and ingredients we had never cooked before.
Were it not for gong vegan I would have never discovered the magic of a gooey chia seed which makes my yogurt parfaits so much more fun. I wouldn't have discovered the culinary magic that is kale, or that tofu wasn't the initial bland blob I thought it to be. Another discovery I will forever be grateful for is tempeh.
For those of you who might not know about this magical little ingredient which has its origins in Indonesia, it's a very firm "cake" made out of fermented soybeans. I know, it doesn't sound like anything you want even touching your fridge, but trust me, it's one of the most delicious sources of vegan protein out there!Read More