It’s A Vegan World: Malaysian. The Roundup.

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…

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Murtabak: A Malaysian Treat

I first had Murtabak long, long ago, in the days before I became a vegan, and I loved it. This delicious Malaysian dish is typically made by stuffing minced meat, usually lamb, and eggs inside the folds of a paper-thin flatbread. It reminded me somewhat of a paratha, although that is more often vegetarian, so…

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Malaysian Mushroom Korma and Snowshoe Naan

I love watching Baking with Julia reruns on public television and yesterday afternoon I watched a baker couple make fabulous “snowshoe” naans from Central Asia. So called because of their rather abstract, snowshoe shapes.While naans are common Indian restaurant food, I was struck by how soft and pillowy these naans from Central Asia looked, as…

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