The Vegan Divas Cookbook is available now!

Fernanda Capobianco, creator of the acclaimed Vegan Divas product line and the chef and owner of NYC’s Vegan Divas Bakery, shows you how to create decadent, guilt-free treats in her new cookbook, The Vegan Divas Cookbook—perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike.  This stunning and sophisticated new cookbook contains Fernanda’s award-winning recipes for elegant pastries and … Continue reading

Vegan Whoopie Pies (No, this is not a trick. Trust us, they’re amazing.)

Welcome guest blogger Kim Barnouin, author of Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps—the new comprehensive, user-friendly guide for anyone who wants to try veganism, whether for a lifetime or for just a weekend. This recipe for Chocolate Sandwiches with Crème Filling is vegan-friendly and delicious. Leave it to Kim to show us how to have it … Continue reading

Soup Week: Celery Root Soup with Granny Smith Apples

Although I’m not a vegan, I find veganism fascinating.  With the abundance of interesting and fun vegan cookbooks out there, I’ve begun flirting with vegan cooking.  My favorite go-to vegan cookbook is The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen.  I love it because the recipes are so satisfying that you seriously don’t even miss meat.  I … Continue reading

Would You Go Vegan?

So, Oprah went vegan for a week, and challenged her entire staff to try it too. A vegan diet is one that eschews all animal products: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and even honey, plus all dairy products. It takes some thought and some practice—it’s not quite as simple as switching your latte from skim to … Continue reading

My First Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Not everyone eats turkey on Thanksgiving. We are thrilled to have Chef Tal Ronnen, the most celebrated vegan chef working today, contribute to The Secret Ingredient with his story of a Thanksgiving past, and with one of his favorite vegan recipes for the holiday. It was twenty years ago, and I had just become a … Continue reading