How to impress non-vegans at the Christmas potluck: part 2

Last week I shared tips on winning over the crowd by serving up mulled wine. Today, let’s turn our attention to dessert. I used my new blender to make this vegan chocolate cheesecake with figs and raspberries (inspired by This Rawsome Vegan Life). Oats and dates make up the crust. The filling is a decadent purée of cashews, bananas, … More How to impress non-vegans at the Christmas potluck: part 2

Essential chocolate guide

Chocolate has long captured our appetites, hearts and creativity. Its bittersweet, mood-enhancing qualities have inspired many, from the sacred rituals of the Aztecs and Mayans, to the books and films of today (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Like Water for Chocolate). Nowadays vegans can enjoy raw cacao and cocoa powder—from which chocolate is derived—as many grocers are carrying it in organic, … More Essential chocolate guide