Vegan cooking, in very general terms, is plant-based cuisine. Veganism, a subset of vegetarianism, is based on consuming no meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, or eggs. Foods using animal by-products-such as honey, gelatin, whey, casein, and rennet-are also avoided. You might think that adopting these restrictions would result in a very limited and flavorless daily menu, but with some creativity and a fuller understanding of vegan options, it's easy to have a varied and delicious vegan diet.
To help demystify vegan cooking further, Epicurious turned to Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, author of The Vegan Table. Through Patrick-Goudreau's promotion of a whole food approach to eating-saying yes to more fresh fruits and vegetables, increasing one's intake of whole grains, and limiting one's consumption of processed foods-it is easier than expected to adopt as well as liven up a vegan diet. Just try our tips and some of our delicious vegan recipes.
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