Speaking of chocolate, Melissa at Vegenista veganized this chocolate, cherry, and pistachio tart by Giada di Laurentis. Isn’t it glorious? I’d say she’s outdone herself, but this little beauty is really her average work (girl composes a mean salad, too). Is it too late for Christmas desserts? NO. It’s not even Epiphany yet! Really, anytime is the right time for chocolate tarts.
Get the recipe and see more delectable photos at Vegenista, where Melissa documents her fabulous SoCal vegan lifestyle (including recipes).
Summer Squash Risotto with Fresh Garlic & Petite Peas from the talented Vegenista! Good lord, this looks all right, outta sight! I love risotto; it’s the greatest because it’s so easy to fuck up but even if you overcook it, the result is just kind of a makeshift juk, and it’s still delicious. Also, it’s cheap-ish and you can put pretty much anything you want in it and it’ll probably be tasty as hell. Let’s eat it all! All of it!
Happy Thanksgiving from Melissa of Vegenista! This is her kale and brussels sprouts salad; isn’t it gorgeous? Her dishes are so beautiful, you guys; remember last year’s pomegranate and brussels sprouts salad? Like art. Go get inspired by more photos of her amazing feast!
Red velvet and golden vanilla cupcakes: from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, by Melissa the Vegenista! Love the golden sugar!
If you live in Los Angeles, you can sign up for a micro-mini baking demo with Erin on Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. at M Cafe in Beverly Hills. She’ll be baking the Agave Brownies & then she’ll be around to chat with you about her book and answer any BabyCakes cookbook baking questions you might have.
Babycakes is so successful, you guys; maybe our L.A. friends should go for the business tips. And send your San Francisco friends a batch of agave brownies, because we tipped you to this. And M Cafe comes highly recommended by our Brianna!
Anyone else with Thanksgiving photos? »
Remember, dear readers, we are still taking and posting photos of your vegan Thanksgiving dinners and leftovers creations! It is a show-and-tell weekend—please tell us so we can show what vegan Thanksgivings look like!
The above photo is of Melissa of Vegenista’s pomegranate and brussels sprouts salad, from the Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook—it’s raining here and I felt like we needed a brilliant explosion of color. And we could use more! So if you haven’t sent us evidence of your fantastic food yet, we’re expecting them!
Happy Thanksgiving from Melissa the Vegenista! She finished her dinner with this pumpkin cheesecake from the New Vegan Table on a coordinating plate, which is both adorable and a little intimidating. You can—and should!—admire the rest of her feast here!
Happy Thanksgiving, Melissa!