Have your vegan cake and it eat, too
How this blogger is learning that animal-free food is a lot more fun than she thought.
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 13:52
LET THEM EAT CAKE: Vegan vanilla and agave nectar cupcakes with cherry frosting. (Photo: seelensturm/Flickr)
I'll admit it: I have a cupcake problem. A close friend once said to me, "I am astounded by your ability to reference cupcakes in any situation." Thus when I decided to become vegan for two weeks for blogging and learning purposes, I was frightened. A vegan diet, as you're probably aware, means no animal products of any kind — meat (and its icky byproducts), dairy and eggs are all out. I thought this was bad news for cupcakes. However, I've found that being vegan in no way hinders my love of the confectionary. In fact, it's more fun because most vegan goodies are healthy (or at least not as bad!). Last night, I was gifted a still-warm loaf of vegan banana bread with a thin crunchy layer of cinnamon and sugar glistening on top by a lovely friend hoping to help me begin my vegan journey. I could definitely get with this.
So over the next two weeks (and who knows, maybe longer!) I'll be blogging my little heart out with recipes and photos. Also look for a little more technical information about the environmental and ethical reasoning behind a vegan diet.
Here's to cruelty free cupcakes, y'all!
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