Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cheese-Less Flatbread Pizzas: They're Re-Vegan-Diculous!

So, here's the deal: I was never a big "cheese lover" when it came to pizza (even before becoming vegan). I always hated how the melted cheese got super-stringy, like an obnoxiously long strand of gum or something.

Basically (in my book) too much cheese = too much chewing + too many distractions, which does not make for an enjoyable pizza-eating experience.

That's why I always found it kinda crazy when people would go ballistic about vegans eating cheese-less pizza. ("No cheese, what's the point?" "You're ruining that pizza, ya know!")

Then I realized that all of this disdain had nothing to do with cheese-less pizza generally, but everything to do with BAD cheese-less pizza (and just the idea of cheese-less pizza for some) specifically. I will admit it, eating 2 or 3 terrible cheese-less pizzas will have even a stringy-cheese-hating girl like me reaching for the faux-cheese. Stat!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Vegan Goddess: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau!

I know, I know, it's somewhat unseemly to gush about a person who you don't even know, but I just can't help it...

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a genius!

(If you don't know who she is by now, stop reading this second and go take a listen to one of her fantastic Food for Thought podcast episodes. Go ahead, I'll wait...)

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Cuban Black Beans + Rice

To say it's been a long time since my last post is clearly a gross understatement.

However, instead of trying to catch you up on all of my shenanigans (several cooking classes, a fantastic concert, mild food poisoning, and a brutal non-Swine-Flu-related-cold), I've decided to just stick to the recipe for this post. You see, I have a date with Flight of the Conchords in Milwaukee today, and I don't wanna miss it!