Why I Call Myself Vegan *Not Plant-based

  I have some qualms about the term “plant-based”. Though we have seen a few versions of the term in discourse, for the sake of consistency in this piece, I am going to remove the quotations and use the hyphenated spelling.

Our first catering gig @ Open Studios!

This past weekend The Vegan Project team got together and catered Open Studios, a two day open house of  dear friends showing their paintings from the past three years (See their work here: Red Hand Design)

Basil + Asparagus Soup…Bliss!

Delicious and creamy asparagus soup, on a budget no less!

Rainy Day Spinach Drizzle

Puttering through the kitchen looking for something to make for lunch so I don’t have to venture out on this dreary Vancouver afternoon…

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (Gardener’s Pie) and a Cucumber & Fennel Salad

Tonight’s dinner was inspired by a dear friend Steve’s Cucumber & Fennel Salad combined with a Shepherd’s Pie recipe found here (i’ve renamed it ‘gardener’s pie’):  http://www.ivu.org/recipes/main/lentil-shepherds.html (I definitely added mushrooms-about 2 cups chopped portobellos, mixed frozen veggies and lots of fresh thyme. Also added Tofutti cream cheese to make the potatoes extra creamy, and Continue Reading …

Vegan LA Food Blog

I recently spent some time down in Los Angeles sunning, celebrity spotting and ‘pigging’ out on everything VEGAN!  I knew before I went that there was going to be a lot of options. I did some research on happycow.com & yelp.com  and got some great tips from some of our twitter followers, but man oh Continue Reading …

Lasagna to Dai-ya for!

I really felt like some oozy, gooey homemade lasagna today.  So, I defrosted a block of Daiya and popped over to IGA to pick up some ingredients (I’m pretty sure I saw Lou Diamond Phillips picking up a few things as well!)

Snoop Dougie Dog

Snoop has a special place in our hearts at The Vegan Project.  He was probably the very first hip hop artist, or artist in general that we really got into in our adolescent years.  My friend gave me his first CD, Doggystyle, as a birthday gift and I loved and played that CD so hard Continue Reading …

Vegan Clauss-Week 1 complete!

I really appreciate Bridget for inviting me for the “Vegan Experience” for a week. I love new challenges, and I always try to learn new things to grow as a person. I am sure that this diet which I have been doing will help me a lot with my future eating habits.I have been learning Continue Reading …

Vegan Diet-Day 4!

Vegan Diet Day Four, Thursday, Oct. 29 We’re feeling really great! Breakfast: Lemon juice shooter, course rye toast with peanut butter & jam. Coffee & silk. Snack: ½ Tomato, olive & herb scone with earth balance spread. Lunch: Leftover brown rice & French lentils topped with chopped, raw, crunchy veggies (snap peas, broccoli & red Continue Reading …