Trust BBC Food for vegan recipes bursting with flavour plus information on vegan ingredients and substitutions and foods to watch out for. Jack Monroe’s Carrot, cumin and kidney bean vegan burger makes a cheap and easy dinner, while Jacqueline Meldrum’s Macaroni cheese recipe is a fantastically creamy vegan pasta dish for those seeking some comfort food. The sweets are always in lovely shapes and arranged just-so, and decorated with little ground pistachio garnishes… and they look perfect, and they usually aren’t vegan (though, happily, a few are!).
I also got myself two kolaches for the flight home – savory one filled with white beans and sage that was quite magical, and a sweet blackberry one. Also added the bloobs, fresh mango, and locally made Guilt-free Pastries Vegan Granola. She suggested dinner together at The Beer Plant – a 100% vegan restaurant and beer spot that is pretty new to Austin (new since the last time I was there).
I had the brunch special (served all day and night) Bloody Beer with Ghost River Grindhouse Ale and Nikki’s Hot Ass Bloody Mary Mix (it’s vegan and locally made!). Next add the broth and remaining vegetables and bring to a boil and allow to boil until potatoes are close to tender.
Some of the pie recipes I have from older cookbooks call for just a few cups of fruit (perhaps from a more frugal – or less gluttonous – era), but I just love a fruit pie that is abundant with fruit. Try cocoa butter, xantham gum, agar agar, arrowroot, locust bean gum, carob, vegetarian gelatine, vegan egg replacer, soya flour, banana, potato flour or chocolate.
Even though I’d already been to The Vegan Nom once, I needed to go back, and obviously I needed to bring Mr. VE&T here. If a recipe calls for an egg to ‘bind’ the ingredients, try using 25g/1oz of mashed tofu instead. So instead, I just had a BT. Sweet Earth Foods Benevolent Bacon (hence the brown edges), buffalo hummus, and tomato on a Cajun Dave’s Bagel.