Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fantastic Foods

Fantastic Foods makes convenient boxed meals that can be prepared on a stovetop, a plug-in burner, a microwave, or a campfire. Talk about convenient!

They make vegan chili, burgers, taco filling, scramble, soups, dips and more.

Here's a complete list of their vegan foods >>

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Convenient: Web Recipe Search

So, let's say you've got some vegetable - don't ask why - and you're not sure how to cook it. You look it up in some of your cookbooks but none of the recipes look appealing. Or, the recipes that look tasty require additional ingredients you haven't got in your cupboard. So what do you do?

Why, you get online and search the web, that's what.

Check these websites out. They offer custom recipe searches that can help you find the perfect recipe:
  • Vegan Recipe Search - searches a set of specific vegan recipe blogs and websites to find vegan recipes for you
  • Vegan Food - searches a database of recipes from alt.food.vegan
  • Veg Cooking - PETA's veg*n recipe database
Well, that's enough to get you started. More to come in the future :)

Convenient Vegan Cookbooks

It can be difficult being vegan. Especially when you're a new vegan and you don't know all the "ins and outs" of vegan shopping and cooking. Sometimes you can feel like being vegan is so hard that you might just think about dropping your new vegan habit.


Please don't give up on veganism. Giving up on being vegan is giving up on yourself. You're not giving yourself enough credit. You CAN do this! You can!

Here is a list of some cookbooks that can help. These books make vegan cooking simple, easy, convenient, and cheap:

Specifically about vegan convenience and ease:
Specifically for quick vegan meals:
Specifically for cheap vegan meals:
Specifically for single vegans:

And here are some great beginner books for the newly vegan:

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Convenient: CousCous

Here's one of the most convenient vegan foods available: couscous.

Couscous is a wheat product that cooks in only 5 minutes. You can eat it where ever you'd eat pasta or rice. So you can eat it with stir-fried veggies, baked tofu, or beans. Or you can eat it alone with some spices. No matter how you eat it, couscous sure is convenient.

Wikipedia says this about couscous,
"The couscous available to buy in most Western supermarkets has been pre-steamed and dried, the package directions usually instruct to add it to a little boiling water in a pot and covering for 5 minutes to make it ready for consumption. Another quick and easy method is to prepare it by placing the couscous in a bowl and pouring the boiling water or stock over the couscous, then covering the bowl tightly. The couscous swells and within a few minutes is ready to fluff with a fork and serve. Pre-steamed couscous takes less time to prepare than dried pasta or grains such as rice."

You can even cook couscous in the microwave. Just boil the water in the microwave and add the couscous, let it sit for a few minutes and then fluff it up and eat it.