This past weekend I was at the amazing D.C. VegFest, an event celebrating cruelty-free living and the most delicious vegan food.
The place was buzzing with cooking demos and speakers like Rory Freedman of the fabulous Skinny Bitch books. Best of all, I made some great new friends like Marya and her beautiful, vibrant, smart-as-a-whip four-year-old who’s been raised as a vegan since birth.
Then there were the super vegan eats from designer cupcakes to sizzling Indian food to mouthwatering vegan pizzas. All of which really made me wonder why anyone in their right senses chooses to eat dairy-loaded desserts and oil-soaked pizzas piled high with dead animals. Hmm…
Meanwhile, we’ve had our own little celebration of compassionate eating going on here at Holy Cow! — It’s A Vegan World, an attempt to explore the vegan possibilities in global cuisine. And trust me, not since Christopher Columbus has anyone had an opportunity to do so much exploring.
This month’s theme is Indian food, but today I am here with the roundup of last month’s theme– Malaysian.
To all of you who participated– bravo and a ton of thanks! You proved that Malaysian food is not just diverse and delicious, but it can also be gloriously cruelty-free, and that’s no small feat. What’s more, you’ve helped create a great resource for compassionate cooks everywhere looking to explore new cuisines. There’s everything here to satisfy any craving for Malaysian food: from scrumptious satays to ravishing rices, incredible curries and delectable deserts.
For those who didn’t participate, not all’s lost– this month we’re featuring Indian vegan cuisine which should, honestly, be easy as pie. Or curry. So what’re you waiting for? Get cooking and rush in your entries to Graziana of Erbe in Cucina who’s hosting.
But first, feast on this:
June’s Muah Chee…
…and June’s Sago Gula Melaka
Meera’s Vegan Laksa
Minu’s LacyPancakes (Roti Jala)
Priya Narasimhan’s Malay-style Noodles
Priyasuresh’s Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)…
…and Priyasuresh’s Spicy Okra Kheema
Shri’s Fried Shallots
Stephanie’s Char Kueh Teow…
…and Stephanie’s Claypot Tofu Rice
Sudha’s Mee Curry
Susan’s Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce
Susana’s Mango Tofu Curry…
…and Susana’s Eggplant Tofu
Sweatha’s Apam Balik…
…and Sweatha’s Cucur Kodok