Vegan Chai Concentrate Recipe


Last week, in an effort to iron out some stomach woes, I gave up coffee, even the decaf variety. This meant switching to tea, because no hot drinks was not an option in January. I like tea, but was in the mood for something robust and filling, so I decided chai fit the bill. The chai at Starbucks and readily available in concentrate form is good, but not vegan. The chai in teabags is decent, but not amazing. To make chai from scratch each time is admirable, but not realistic! Thus, I decided to make my own chai concentrate. I’m … Continue reading

Vegan Cooking for the Unenthusiastic Omnivore


Note: This post contains discussion of meat, dairy, and eggs. If you don’t want to read that material, stop now. Simply view this unrelated but excellent image of a dog in a panda hat (taken by Ms.TheVeganAsanaJr2, aka Emmie) and then go off on your merry way! I’ve written before about the challenges of cooking for a multivore family, and that continues to be something that I get asked about frequently and that occupies my own attention, with a family that has vegans, vegetarians, and very committed omnivores. Luckily for me, my family has always been supportive of my vegetarian … Continue reading

Vegan Irish Cream Recipe


Bailey’s Irish Cream was something that I missed, particularly around the holidays, since becoming vegan. This year, I decided it was time to change that by making my own. It worked! Ingredients 2 cans coconut milk (or 1 can plus 1 equal amount of soy milk) ½ cup sugar 2/3 cup espresso 1 T chocolate syrup ¾ cup Jameson Irish Whiskey (or other brand) Process Prepare 2/3 cup espresso and set aside to cool. Combine coconut milk and sugar in a pan. Gently heat to boiling, stirring frequently or constantly. Reduce heat to a soft boil and continue to cook, stirring … Continue reading