My father was recently diagnosed with an illness that has required him to eat a strict vegan diet. My father was the second youngest of six, raised on a beef cattle ranch in Eastern, Washington state. For him to suddenly become vegan is like learning how to eat all over again. After 60 years of eating as one pleases, indulging in pot roasts, Thanksgiving turkey and sushi; each bite is now new, unfamiliar and thought provoking. Roasted beet soup with ginger, a raw celery and apple salad with lemon juice and a dessert of pears with honey? -Who knew this extreme diet could offer such lovely flavor profiles? Since my mother has also had to drop everything to tend to him, not only does she have less time, she is also learning to cook vegan, something she has never purposely done.Luckily, Foodista has some great recipes that are not just vegan, they are unbelievably, deliciously vegan! Who knows, perhaps they will both continue to eat vegan once my father is feeling better.
And you don't have to be vegan to enjoy new flavor profiles. Here are a couple recipes to try, you may even be surprised how good going vegan can be!
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