Sunday, December 3, 2006


here are some tools i've collected to make your new vegan diet exciting, easy, and most of all, successful.

vegan meal plans
developed by dina aronson, MS, RD

"like macgyver, but for food"

vegan lunch box
a new vegan lunch every day (almost)

the magical loaf studio
build-your-own vegan meatloaf recipe tool

vegnews magazine's 2006 veggie awards winners

find out whose veggie hot dog to buy

i can't believe it's vegan!
lots of incidentally vegan grocery store items

allrecipes vegetarian
not all vegan, but a highly functional recipe site including user reviews, ratings, and nutritional information

vegan widgets
for your personalized google homepage

add your favorite vegan tools in a comment!

meat , dairy and egg replacements

one of the hardest things about making the switch to a vegan diet is giving up foods that have been a part of our daily lives, holidays, celebrations and other events since childhood. a great way to ease the transition is to find vegan alternatives to familiar non-vegan foods and dishes.

a word of caution, however: approaching these replacements for meat, dairy, and egg by expecting them to taste identical will be setting yourself up for disappointment. the texture and taste of animal products is impossible to duplicate completely. that said, once you learn not to expect that same taste and texture you'll find the alternatives quite delicious in their own right!

replacing eggs in cooking and baking
a podcast from vegetarian food for thought

a vegan reuben recipe
a podcast sponsored by great lakes sauerkraut

"the greatest vegan cream pasta known to mankind!" (recipe)
a podcast from let's get baked with mat & dave

the story of tofurkey
a podcast from go vegan with bob linden

intro to vegan products - meat, dairy and egg replacers

As always, feel free to comment and share any favorite links you may have!

vegan cooking videos

demonstrating cooking techniques through video has long been a popular method for learning. more traditionally seen on cable television, cooking shows allow people to better understand the process of turning a recipe into a reality by offering visual aids along with just the cold hard facts of ingredients and measurements.

one of the benefits of the world wide web is that lots of money and large audiences are not requirements for the creation of things like cooking shows. while post punk kitchen aired on public access in new york from 2003-2005, a vegan cooking show has never been featured on national television. however, plenty of appreciation exists for vegan cooking videos on the web, as evidenced by the placement and viewing history of four episodes of post punk kitchen on google videos.

our first video is my favorite cooking video, for two reasons: it's about pizza, my favorite food; secondly, the author does a great job of making a cooking video exciting!

this video is from the aforementioned vegan cooking show post punk kitchen. this is episode two, in which they feature valentine's day treats.

feel free to comment, and if you have a link to a vegan cooking video you like, please share it!