A vegan baking lesson from Houston foodie celeb Jody Stevens of Jodycakes shows us that there is really no hidden secret for baking without animal products. The substitutions are simple and the product is delicious. Here is her recipe for pumpkin spice vegan cupcakes with a simple cream cheese frosting, perfect for breakfast with a simple glaze, apple or cashew butter, or dressed up with frosting.
Once upon a time, there was a carb obsessed boy.
He would grew up to be [...]
Here is a thought. When omnivores describe food, they start with the protein.
“What are you eating?” I ask.
“Chicken,” they answer.
If we described our food in the same fashion, I wonder truly how many people would give vegan good eats a try.
“What are you eating?” They ask.
“Vegan carrot soup,” I answer. Not very sexy or appealing, as most associate vegan with cardboard like taste visions. So, here is a solution. Let’s over-describe.
It is easy to strive to increase raw food intake with the help of raw veganista Elizabeth Harris. In this video, Elizabeth shows me how decadent (and healthy) raw foods can be with a little creativity and know how.
This is definitely not your usually Mousse. But then again, I am not the usual consumer of foods. Through my work at CultureMap.com, I have had the opportunity to meet some very cool people, creative chefs, and interesting (and colorful) personalities.
While interviewing [...]
The morning after the Fourth of July can certain seem like somewhat difficult. Whether you are in the midst of the walk of shame, wondering how the goat slept next to you peacefully or whose underwear you are wearing, we all need a little sustenance to soak up all those illicit alcohol calories that inadvertently made their way into our livers.
I didn’t have THAT much to drink.
When unexpected guests come by, I always like to throw something on the table. Having just made the most delicious picarones, I had an extra sweet potato looking at me begging for attention.
The solution? Fry up a batch of crispy, sweet and sassy sweet potato fries, and make some sort of doctored up ketchup. Anything straight from a bottle is just not me.
Cutting the sweet potatoes by hand made for wonderful, homey and imperfect strings. But in the interest of [...]
Dare I say these are the Peruvian version of funnel cake? That would be foodie blasphemy worthy of a spanking. Now you are wondering if I did that on purpose.
A picaronera was the nice lady who stood behind a food stand making these fritters. She would be at almost all school events and holidays frying these fresh for all of us.
Every time a vegan is asked, “So, where do you get your protein?” and “What can you eat?,” some poor cow goes to heaven. Yet one glance over at the sans bacon or cheese spread at the second annual VegFest Houston, hosted by the Vegan Society of Peace at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, no doubt served up that answer. If a catatonic food comma is what was intended for guests, mission accomplished.
Sometimes, well most often, it is not the message itself but who delivers it that determines if it will be heard or taken seriously. Yes, there is definitely increase in chatter regarding food and health issues, especially as we are faced with the possibility of a declining life expectancy in the United States.
Everyone’s grandmother was right. Eat your veggies.
But when Mark Bittman, bestselling cookbook author, food critic for the New York Times and television personality makes statements like [...]