Vegan lemon meringue pie from Mister Nice Guy Cupcakes in Melbourne, Australia! Even though only one of these adorable bakers has an Australian accent, which I found totally disappointing. We love Australians!
They are both exceedingly adorable, however, and I 100 percent want to make this pie now. Who doesn’t love a lemon meringue pie? Suckers, that’s who, and now there’s a vegan version, we can all be winners with our fancy fluffy pies. Hooray!
For all those who wept because they thought vegan meringue could not be done, look at this wizardry!
A basic Pizza dough, topped with chana masala blend spiced spicy Hummus, topped with veggies, cherry tomatoes, grated ginger and Cilantro.
1) This looks delicious.
2) CHANA HUMMUS EXISTS?! GIMME.
Loving Hut in Mount Gravatt, Brisbane ~ a completely vegan restaurant.
Pictured here we have:
- Thai red curry with mock meat, tofu and veggies.
- Nachos with bean sauce, ‘sour cream’, olives and jalapenos.
- Sweet and sour nuggets.
- Vegetable, mushroom and ‘mince’ dumplings.
- Iced coffee.
The serves are huge and I’m pretty sure nothing is over $13. They have a nice big range of savory meals, as well as entrees, drinks and desserts.
Ugh delicious veg*n food COME AT ME.
Because I’m sure Carson will appreciate some Monkey Bread Porn on her dash.
(Also, that looks significantly more sexual written out than I had originally imagined.)
the folks at turtle mountain are GENIUSES, let me tell you. It’s only dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, gluten-free, agave sweetened (‘cept for the cookie dough) chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. someone was really thinking this one through.
CC image via flickr user christaface.
Harvard University nutritionists have decided to tweak the USDA’s new “My Plate” chart in a move that is sure to piss off the dairy industry.
In June, the USDA updated the old food pyramid and put out a healthy eating pie chart called “My Plate.” The chart depicted a relatively positive diet but almost as an afterthought, tossed a glass of milk on the side urging eaters to have a glass with every meal. The problem is that almost any reasonable nutritionist will tell you that a serving of dairy with every meal is far too much and Harvard nutritionists agree.
The Ivy League school decided to release their own My Plate which shows a glass of water in place of the milk. They urge eaters to drink lots of water, tea, or coffee, and avoid sugary drinks while limiting their dairy. Their defense of such a non-traditional move was this:
“High intake [of dairy] can increase the risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer. Plus, dairy products can be high in saturated fat as well as retinal, which at high levels can paradoxically weaken bones.”
The human body is made of about 70% water so telling people to drink more of it does seem more important than telling them to drink more milk.
I dig this.
avocado, dulse, & chickpea sandwich
i’ve been on pinterest a lot lately, mostly to find inspiration for decorating/remodeling the new house, but i’ve also been collecting great food ideas that i’m dying to veganize. this sandwich came from a sort of BLT with avocado, and though i wouldn’t consider it a replacement, this is still realllllly delicious. (and super simple to make!)
first, mash an avocado with a pinch of salt and a pinch of brown sugar until everything is creamy and consistent. mix in 1/2-3/4 cups cooked & cooled chickpeas. (when you mix them together, it’s harder for the chickpeas to fall out of the sandwich!)
then, crisp up some bread. we had a loaf of sliced french bread, but regular sliced bread would be fine too. just place them on a hot pan until they’re browned on the edges.
finally, crisp up some dulse. if you’ve never used or eaten it before, it’s a type of seaweed that’s a little salty, a little sweet, and has a deep earthy savory flavor. (it’s also great nutritionally.) on medium-low heat, lay out a handful or two of the dulse. heat until each piece is slightly crispy and hot. it shouldn’t take more than a minute.
put the avocado/chickpea mixture on the bread and stick some dulse on top. the combination of the creamy mushy avocado and the crispy, salty dulse and bread is just fantastic. one avocado should make about 8 small sandwiches, enough for two or three people, depending on how hungry you are. enjoy!
Note to self: make this whenever I can find this magical “dulse” of which they speak. Om nom nom.