Welcome to the weekly food blog of VegWeb! Like you, we're obsessed with food and will be bringing in some of our favorite foodie experts to help us hone our culinary skills. Check back every Wednesday for the latest and greatest from our roster of bloggers.
Thanksgiving is the best holiday of them all. It's got everything you need -- family and food. Seriously, what more could you ask for? Except maybe more pie? That's the only acceptable thing you could ask for.
Let's put on our eating pants and dive into our favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
What's more perfect than the most perfect nectarine? Maybe the most perfect peach? Maybe? Or a barrel full of perfectly ripe cherries? I don't know, they're all pretty perfect. Stone fruit is absolute heaven in summer—bursting with sweet, juicy flavor, it really is "nature's candy." And that's a term I hate, because my mom used to force fruit into me by trying to spin it as candy. Well, I was young and foolish, I didn't yet know that mom always knows best. I raise this perfect tangerine in her honor! Or, I raise the pit, because the rest of it's gone. Oops!
Veggie bugers are pretty much the perfect meal. Not tons of work, and you get a hearty meal you can eat between two slices of bun. Or a bread. Or fancy ciabatta. Whatever you do with your buns is your business, point is, it's a meal that requires no silverware, minimal clean-up, and happy tummies.
With our most patriotic holiday tomorrow, we want you to fill your picnic basket with enough cruelty-free treats to feed the entire county! Many of you have been working overtime to re-create American classics with a decidedly VegWeb flair, and I want to showcase some of our tastiest (and most Patriotic!) recipes. Let's eat!
What is the meaning of life? Is there life on other planets? Why is brunch the best meal? These are questions we may never know the answers to. Okay, I'll take a guess on the brunch one. It's something that usually happens on weekends (yay!), after having slept in (yay!) and involves combining the best of the best from both breakfast and lunch (yay!). It's really just a genius meal and I want to meet the person who invented brunch and have their adorable, delicious babies. That sounded wrong. I can't help it. Brunch does crazy things to me!
Like most kids raised on the Standard American Diet (SAD is an appropriate acronym), I couldn't stand many vegetables. I was grossed out by avocado, eggplant, and the very worst of them all, tomatoes. Tomatoes were goopy, slimy things, just waiting to contaminate the rest of the food on my plate. However, as I got older and my tastebuds evolved, I started to try many foods I was terrified of as a kid. I soon discovered that avocados and eggplant were gifts from the heavens! But I'm going to be honest with you–I was still terrified of tomatoes.
We all have incredibly busy schedules, and that means little time to do everything. Less time to eat, less time to sleep, and less time to even think straight! Between fixing breakfast, packing lunches, and soccer/ballet/piano practice, sometimes the only dinner option is fast food. Yuck! As a lover of all things food, I find this unacceptable. Having less time to cook shouldn't mean sacrificing taste or nutrition. Take it from me, Webmistress Laura B.!
Let's have Thai food for dinner. Nothing gets my mouth watering quite like that statement. With its sweet and savory curries, marsh mint, lemongrass, cilantro, and hot chilis, Thai food is kinda the best. If you haven't experienced the glory that is red, yellow, and green curries, get thee to the Thai section of VegWeb, stat!