I give Dreena Burton’s eat, drink & be vegan a serious shout out in my post “Six Good Reasons to Love a Vegan.” Writing about how much I love this book made me really want to get into it and bake one of my favorite cakes, vegan or not – pineapple yogurt cake with orange glaze. It also happens to be wheat-free.
I am not a vegan. I have flirted with the idea and I know a lot of hardcore meaters who used to be vegan, but the decision to cut out meat products entirely from one’s lifestyle should be a personal decision on it’s own.
My main motivation to go vegan would be the health benefits. All that really means is cutting out the opportunities to eat stuff that makes me fat like ice cream, grilled cheese, donuts, and cake balls. However, I’ve read a lot about vitamin and mineral deficiencies in poorly planned vegan diets, which sounds not so healthy.
So, because I am not a very good meal planner and I have a serious affection for cheese and eggs, I continue to eat animal products and wear leather while loving every second of it. Continue reading