From “The Healing Show” Series #06: Supporting a Vegan Lifestyle
Most people who are not vegans but cooking for vegans or recently crossed over vegans, might get to a special occasion and be at a loss for food ideas. But you can eat vegan easily and it can be yummy, you just gotta use ya loaf 😉
This meal idea to follow is great and I didn’t especially plan it that way or stress to get all the ingredients, cause they’re not that hard to get. And that’s the whole point, you want easy to acquire vegan ingredients that most special occasion food tables or buffets would have. At least these ingredients can be purchased from any supermarket (keeping in mind, some supermarkets don’t have an organic section).
- A crusty French loaf
- A good quality fruit chutney
- A bunch of parsley
- A bunch of basil
- Chopped up garlic
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
Some people perceive vegans as being only whole grain, raw, super healthy eaters all the time. That’s not true. For the moment, I still enjoy the odd crusty French stick dipped in oil and vinegar, garlic and salt.
90% of the ingredients I’ve used for this menu is organic, locally grown, locally made and fresh. You don’t have to do exactly as I do if organic and local isn’t possible for you, just the best you can do.
I’ll eat about one third to half a bunch of parsley as I nosh down my bread with various toppings. The reason I eat this amount of parsley is because I know that yummy crusty french bread albeit organic, still isn’t healthy and I want to have a good toilet visit too, so hence all the parsley. And don’t be afraid of eating stacks of parsley, it really isn’t meant to be just for decoration 😉 Fresh organic parsley actually tastes a little sweet as well.
This meal is soooooo yummy and you feel like you can have fun eating and being vegan because it’s not that much different from what everybody else is eating.
I’d say most vegans feel left out when they attend a special occasion, but with this recipe, you don’t have to. You can be happy being vegan and feel it’s fun while you eat vegan!