What do vegans even eat? Kale salads and avocados?!
Well, yes, sometimes we do. I’m not the biggest salad Stan, but this particular kale salad is so effing good, that it practically transcends the genre of salads. And who says a salad can’t be manly? This salad is so rich and cheesy and hearty; it’s a solid meal in itself. It’s pretty much the steak of salads. It takes no time to make, it can even be made ahead, and it’s guaranteed to satisfy even the most ravenous of vegan beasts. The “recipe” below is more of a guideline that I follow when I make this salad. Once you have the base in place, it’s open to your interpretation. If I have any advice to you as you proceed, don’t skimp on the nooch.
When I decide to veganize a dish, I’m presented with a dilemma: Do I want to make it whole-food and plant-based, or do I want it to just be vegan, utilizing whatever vegan alternatives are available to me? It’s a difficult question to answer, and one whose answer can affect the taste, experience, and healthfulness of a dish. In this video, I take the concept of a teriyaki chicken sandwich, and prepare it two ways. One sandwich is made using tempeh, avocado, and a cashew-based wasabi sauce, while the other uses a store-bought vegan Chick’n, cheese, and a Vegenaise-based sauce. Which one is better? Which one is worth making again? If you add enough seasoning and sauce to anything, does it matter what it started out as? Watch and find out!
It takes me fewer than 5 minutes to drive to the closest Chipotle. They are experts at what they do, and although consistency is sometimes an issue, I can go from hungry to burrito stuffed in a matter of minutes. So, why would I want to try to make Chipotle at home? Will it taste better? Will I be able to work out any consistency issues? Will I be able to add things like cheese and sour cream that Chipotle doesn’t carry a vegan version of? Will it even be worth it?! Watch and find out!
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Hi! I’m Michael, and I’m obsessed with cooking vegan food and developing vegan recipes. I love reinventing my childhood (and even my adulthood) favorite foods into vegan works of edible art. I’ve been vegan for just over two years now, so join me on this journey of discovery in the plant-based world of incredible food. Click the YouTube link above to watch all of my videos, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram.