Melissa d'Arabian is Vegan and Vegetarian Inspired!

"..Over the past month or so, I have made over 20 vegan or vegetarian recipes (and have even written some!). I've served many meatless meals to my family, and I will say overall....the surprise has been tremendously pleasant!...

..a wonderful connection I have made with a smart, helpful vegan blogger named Kathy. In one of her posts, she talks a little more about our conversations." -Melissa d'Arabian's note on facebook.


Veggie Inspired. You may remember a previous post where I described Next Food Network Star winner Melissa d'Arabian as "Farmers Market Inspired". Well guess what, Melissa has taken it one step further and started experimenting with vegan and vegetarian ingredients and recipes! Melissa is not vegetarian, but has a refreshing foodie-curiosity that allows her to step-outside-of-her-box when it comes to cooking. Melissa is a sunny gem who perks up the kitchen and makes you want to start cooking yourself! Her energy is contagious. I'm so impressed with her creativity and spunk in the kitchen and I hope you will all take a closer look at Melissa. Her show Ten Dollar Dinners recently got renewed for a second season. I'm an avid watcher. Check out Melissa's full facebook post about her veggie experiments and a few inspiring vegan photos...


Melissa's Post:


"I've alluded to this before, but I've been experimenting with vegetarian and vegan cooking! I should begin by telling you that I am very much a meat-eater, and I will likely never become vegetarian, let alone vegan. BUT. So many people are, and they are folks who feel strongly about the choice, so I figured, the least I could do was explore, right? So, over the past month or so, I have made over 20 vegan or vegetarian recipes (and have even written some!). I've served many meatless meals to my family, and I will say overall....the surprise has been tremendously pleasant!
I'll talk more in the future about this little experiment of mine...the successes and the failures....but I thought I would post a link to wonderful connection I have made with a smart, helpful vegan blogger named Kathy. In one of her posts, she talks a little more about our conversations. maybe you'll find our discussions interesting?
have a great Friday."
-Melissa d'Arabian, a note on her facebook account.

Melissa's "Ask Kathy". Melissa was also the inspiration for a recent Ask Kathy post: "Why vegan and not just vegetarian?" A must-read for everyone veg or not!

Become a fan of Melissa on face book.
Check out Ten Dollar Dinners show on Food Network.

A Little More Inspiration: A few of my vegan photos for all you curious chefs out there:

Lemon Poppyseed Chamomile Tea Bread:


California Lemon Pepper Salad:


Beet Avocado Pea Shoot Salad:


Peach Hemp Smoothie:







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