Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, and even cosmetics and soaps derived from animal products.
But you knew this already, didn't you.
Some uninformed people still think vegetarians and especially vegans must be emaciated and pale, and maybe a little trembly due to malnutrition. Yesterday's class on Queensland's Gold Coast blew that idea right out of the water. Our robust and buffed crew of vegans ploughed into their cookery tasks like a warm knife through Nuttelex.
That's Paul, Leah, Lisa and Nick, with their freshly-made Baba Gannouj (flame-roasted eggplant with tahini, lemon juice and herbs). And below is the ever-smiling Swami chopping the parsley. Gosh, there was a lot of parsley.
Our generous hosts Kevin (partly obscured, third from centre) and John (far left) were extremely hospitable and kind. Kevin's vegan cupcakes are famous for miles around. If you're a fan of cupcakes but are fed up with trying to figure out how to replace the eggs and other unacceptables, I recommend the spectacular "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero. I brought home a copy.
It was indeed a joyous event, and a pleasure to cook with so many soft-hearted souls dedicated to treading lightly on Mother Earth.
Posted by Kurma on 2/6/08; 7:09:20 AM
from the dept.