Which do you prefer?
I've noticed that I much prefer to veganize omni recipes (both baking and cooking) than to use an already vegan recipe. I was wondering what others prefer? I think I really like to figure things out for myself, customize things, troubleshoot, etc.
It depends on my mood. I love cookbooks, but I rarely follow recipes. I read lots of non-veg food blogs, but only own vegan cookbooks.
For baking, I try to stay with pre-veganized recipes, particularly if they're from a trusted source.
eta: pre-veganized? Did I invent a word? I think that it means 'already vegan', or simply 'vegan'. ::)
Over the years I've noticed I've become a cookbook recipe follower. This allows me to try many new vegan things, and I rarely cook the same recipe twice. This includes some purely vegan recipes, and some veganized recipes of omni dishes...but they aren't created by me.
I think I tend to cook more vegan stuff than veganized omni dishes, so that's what I put in the poll.
It depends on my mood. I love cookbooks, but I rarely follow recipes.
I use both vegan and nonvegan recipes when baking. I'll just swap out a few things to make it vegan. When cooking, I rarely use recipes. For the most part, I'll use recipes that are already vegan to cook or I'll leave out the meat/nonveg items.
baking: vegan recipe for sure... i am not good at baking yet (don't practice much)
when i first went vegan or am trying a new dish or cuisine i follow recipes...
when i watch food stuffs on tv, i am always thinking how easy the recipe would be to "veganize" i just like to see the technique used (That is where i am on a cooking level... I have been through almost 3 years of learning though).
i think if you aren't much of a cook at first make recipes that a lot of vegan peeps like... that's how i learned and i learn new things each time i cook or improvise which is why i love cooking :)
I voted using already vegan recipes, but I really should have probably voted both. I do quite enjoy cooking from already vegan cookbooks, but I also "bookmark" a lot of non-vegan recipes with the intention of making them vegan (a few of which I have made, most I haven't yet). But when I'm not working from a "vegan recipe" I'm usually just throwing something together based on what I'm feeling like making that day.
Both-- preveganized (by me or others) for "company" dinners, potlucks, or when I'm in a hurry & don't have time to play around. BUT: there is something very satisfying about tinkering with traditional non-veg recipes & finding the 'just right' strategy for delicious veganization (another new word?! haha)...
My best friend says that my superpower is the ability to veganize any recipe. I know it's not flight, or invisibility, or anything; but I'm cool with that. ;D
I generally cook already vegan recipes......but I think that's because I've been vegan so long that it's really the only form of cooking I know - does that make sense?
I do have some non-veg cook books and sometimes use them, but not often. I also have a couple of staple recipes that either I have made, or have been passed onto me by family members that probably were non-veg to begin (chili, spag bol, lasagna) with but I've been using them so long that they're just normal vegan recipes to me now.