It might come as a surprise to some to learn that not all maple syrup is vegan. Although maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees—and, therefore, should be a plant-derived product—the problem is with how the sap is processed. When maple sap is boiled in order to thicken it into a syrup, […] Read more
We’re frequently astonished by how many people still think of tofu as a bland, boring food. Of course, you can hardly blame them if they make the mistake of eating it right out of the package, as though it’s a finished product. Tofu doesn’t really have a lot of flavor of its own, as it’s designed to […] Read more
As a vegan, it’s hard not to feel heavy-hearted around Thanksgiving time. Some of us try and simply avoid thinking about the impending massacre, preferring to ignore it altogether, and some use the date as an opportunity to try and shine a little light on the reality of what Thanksgiving means for those whose bodies […] Read more
For a very special birthday, a fancy dinner, or just for the fun of it, these three recipes will impress your guests and make you wish you could eat them every day!
The autumn harvest brings the perfect ingredients for making delicious, creamy soups, and with the cooler weather coming on, knowing how to make a delicious soup can be an invaluable way of keeping warm from the inside. As with salad dressings, using a blender really expands your options, especially when it comes to making soups […] Read more
Along with the banana bread, we’ve included three other tried-and-true sweet bread recipes, perfect for the holiday season. Testing them out well in advance will give you plenty of time to make sure you’re confident before serving them to friends and family… Well, that’s a good excuse anyway!
Here in Gentle World, we’re big fans of nutritional yeast as a seasoning in all our savory dishes, as anyone who has had a cooking class at one of our centers (or anyone who owns one of our recipe books) can attest. We love the stuff! Nutritional yeast provides a cheesy flavor to food, making it […] Read more
The deliciously ‘creamy’ texture of silken tofu creates the perfect base for everything from salad dressings and pasta sauces to soy yogurt and even… chocolate cream pie. Yes, chocolate cream pie for vegans… Does life get any better? This decadent dessert is deliciously velvety and delightfully rich, yet it contains zero animal products. If you don’t […] Read more
Gentle World’s original publication is the Cookbook for People who Love Animals, a classic of the movement that is much-loved as one of the very first vegan cookbooks in the US. It has sold over 100,000 copies in the nearly 40 years since its publication. Now that the new climate of food blogs and Instagram […] Read more
We are bursting with pride to be partnering once again with BeFairBeVegan, this time to bring you Five Steps to Vegan; an online program designed to make the vegan transition easier than ever. Drawing on insights learned over many years as long-time vegans and vegan educators, Five Steps is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to […] Read more