Fancy vegan ice cream desserts for your hot summer nights!  »

Peaches n cream with a balsamic reduction! Angela Liddon, you and your gorgeous, fancypants desserts! It’s culinary art!

Late summer (and early fall, and early summer, and late spring) is HOT HOT HOT in my part of Northern California, and all I want are cold foods. Just giant salads and oceans of vegan ice cream.

That’s why I recommend you make this cashew-milk salted caramel ice cream as soon as possible. The author, Jennifer Barckley, took two years to perfect her recipe, which probably means it is amazing. What was the last thing you spent two years on? 

I admit, both desserts seem a bit more labor-intensive than I like (I am a lazy, sweaty lump), but if you want to impress people and cool them off, serve them one of these beautiful dishes. They will be offering to have your babies by bite three, guaranteed. BRILLIANT IDEA: What if you made cashew-milk salted caramel ice cream and served it with fresh peaches and a balsamic reduction? Serve it to your neighborhood and watch them worship you as a kitchen deity!

If you want to go the easy route, though, vegan Miriam Krule and some of her family members did a six-brand taste-test of grocery store vegan ice creams over at Slate. Unsurprisingly, So Delicious was their favorite, and nobody liked weird old Tempt. 

[top photo by Angela Liddon; bottom photo by Jennifer Barckley]


The “Conscious Case Against Veganism” is so wrong for so long!  »

After reading this insane bit of poorly reasoned crazy on EcoSalon, Laura decided to write a rebuttal, and it’s great! It’s everything the other article isn’t: sane, logical, and smart. 

So, read it!

Abigail Wick, the author of the Conscious Case piece, appears intent on selling herself as a former vegan for pageviews. It’s sad. People who give a shit about eating issues need to stand up for the things that REALLY matter. Focusing their efforts on taking down a group of ethical eaters is just a poor use of time. If Wick gave a shit about the food system, she would be writing about gestation crates and working conditions in American slaughterhouses. I can think of about 10 million better uses for her time, but probably none of them would garner her terrible writing as many pageviews as the vegan hate.

What an idiot.


Win a pair of fancy vegan shoes by Cri de Cœur!  »

This is the Luster Peep-Toe Pump in plum, and Ecosalon wants you to have it! They also (alternatively?) want you to have it in black! Yes, very fancy; if this is your kind of shoe, it is really your kind of shoe, right? Basically the vegan archetype of the peep-toe pump. To enter the contest, leave a comment at Ecosalon “about how you’d feel if you won these” shoes by Friday, Oct. 15 (one week from the contest’s start), and bang you’re in!

Please refer to Ecosalon for questions about color and size, and Cri de Cœur for information on materials and labor. Good luck, shoe-fanciers.

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