I told you ginger is the season’s best ingredient! As proof, feast your eyes on our pal Gena Hamshaw’s vegan gingerbread cookies. Simple to make, simpler to eat.
David Lebovitz’s chocolate sorbet, from his book The Perfect Scoop! Kristen Miglore at Food52 has the recipe and it looks gorgeous. Obviously, you conscientious angels would make it with vegan chocolate on the Food Empowerment Project's chocolate list, so please try this recipe AT ONCE. Eat your way through summer!
Tip: While you’re at Food52, check out the recipe for fried asparagus with miso dressing, from Nobu’s Vegetarian Cookbook. Holy moly. Laura’s right, frying is the superlative food preparation.
[photo by Nicole Franzen for Food52]
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Check us out, we fancy: We’re nominated for a Treehugger Best of Green Readers’ Choice award! Thank you, Treehugger! Even if you spelled our name wrong, we love you because sometimes we spell our names wrong, too! Ain’t no thang. (But really, fix it.)
The category is Best Food Website, and we’re up against omni-geared spots Food52 (let the record show that when I clicked to their website, a huge picture of ribs popped up) and The Kitchn (which has loads of good veg info and fun decorating and storage tips, but also an article on “vat-pasteurized milk”). Both sites are great for often promoting vegan deliciousness but on the reals, you vegans better support the vegan site, lest society crumble and burn to the ground. OR WORSE: Things will continue as they are. Terrifying.
*Give you a high five, or a smooch if you’re Michael Fassbender-level attractive, which you all are!
Guest post: Queen Esther was vegan! Make some cookies to celebrate! »
Hey Jews! Did you know that Queen Esther was a total vegan? It’s true, at least according to this article. It’s probably kind of a stretch—she did live like a million years ago—but I’ll stake claim on any historical vegans I can get. Plus, she was a QUEEN. She totally saved all of the Jews from being murdered, according to the story of the Jewish holiday of Purim. Also, based on this totally historically accurate painting on her Wikipedia page, she was SUPER SEXY.
Hot, kingdom-ruling, AND a humanitarian vegan? Score!
In celebration of this fantastic discovery, and since Purim happens this Wednesday, let’s all make vegan hamantaschen! Haman-what?! They’re really delicious buttery sugar cookies, filled with jam and shaped like little three-pointed elf hats. THERE’S NOTHING BAD ABOUT THAT.
Happy vegan Purim!
Rachel Gary is from Connecticut, where she spends most of her time hiking, reading, tricking her family into eating delicious vegan baked goods, and avoiding doing laundry. As her responsible adult alter ego, she is an editor for an environmental and engineering firm.