As I mentioned in my post about being a vegetarian, I do love to cook. I have a big collection of cookbooks and keep all of my back issues of Vegetarian Times. But I also love looking up recipes online and definitely have some favorite sites. Which brings us to today’s edition of What I Love Wednesday:
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As the title suggests, Happy Herbivore is very veg friendly. I was originally introduced to it when my friend Meghan brought some of HH’s black bean brownies to yoga class. I know that sounds weird, but they are super easy and super yummy. The black bean gives the brownies this really rich flavor, almost like dark chocolate. I also love that she talks about vegan dining experiences in other cities which is super helpful for anyone who travels and is just a wealth of information regarding a plant-based diet. (Plus she has the most adorable elephant logo)
I think it was Sissy who first sent me a post for Iowa Girl Eats and while the majority of her posts are meat-based, I love her photographs, her personality, and she really has some super clever ideas. Such as Mushroom Cap Pizza Bites. I mean, that’s just bloody brilliant. But, really, so many of her dishes would be super easy to adapt to make them veg-friendly. Like, I really want to try her Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry and I can either just skip the chicken or use tofu and/or faux chik’n in its place.
Okay, now, I know that Pinterest isn’t a food blog. However, it is a great way to discover new recipes and keep track of them without wasting paper by just printing the recipe out. One of the recipes I had pinned was this Creamy Zucchini and Spinach Rigatoni number from Kraft. Now, the recipe as written comes out to something like 9 Weight Watchers points a serving. That’s a bit much for me, but by bulking up the veggies and making it 8 servings instead of 6 and reducing the amount of cheese, I got it down to 6 WW points a serving and it’s still just as cheesy and delish. And that, ladies and gents, is how you lose 85 lbs without sacrificing food or flavor.
While I don’t remember how I first discovered Skinnytaste, I do know that I have tried a bunch of her recipes and have loved each and every one. Also, she not only has a section for vegetarian and vegan recipes, everything comes with Weight Watchers points! Actually, Gina’s blog is the perfect example of how adaptable WW really is. Meaning, as cliched as it sounds, that it’s a “lifestyle change” and not just a diet. Um, hello, Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting, anyone?
This blog is run by my oh-so-awesome vegan friend Lindy Loo. So yes, I might be biased. But, seriously, her recipes are fabulous. I mean, her Mock Tuna Salad really does taste like tuna salad. Or at least what I remember tuna salad tasting like. And while I actually hated tuna salad, I love the mock variety. And her Mexican Lasagna is still one of my favorite recipes (and one I haven’t made in a really long time. Might need to change that). Plus, Lindy introduced me to Appetite for Reduction, one of my favorite cook books, which makes her even more awesome than she already is. (Which is pretty damn awesome.)
Do you have any favorite food blogs?
Love from the ashes,