My Month as a Vegan Superstar
Let me explain my euphoric 31 days. I ate food that was so extraordinary, I felt like Alicia Silverstone. My vegan life has never been tastier. I officially embraced veganism with no regrets just pure religious choice. You doubt mi fiesta de Augusto en mi boca? I experienced a moment when all points connected. I achieved perfect balance, timing was perfect, making every train, every light. Every decision was so natural it as if my beating heart was identical to the world’s pulse. That’s my August 2012. Don’t believe me? Well wrap your brain around some of my chow heaven greatest hits.
Perfecting the Pizza
Pre-vegan, I was a pizza crazy. Everyone knew it but never talked about it. When I moved to New York that passion for Italian pie became an addiction and the reason I got up in the morning. It was my only staple for which I had not found great vegan substitute. I tried the vegan Daiya cheese, soysage but these faux-topped pizzas never measured up. Then I remembered vegan author Victoria Moran’s advice, “if you drop something, add two.” I added broccoli, onions, black olives, jalapenos, mushrooms and any other veggie I could think of. My “kitchen sink” pizza didn’t need tapioca cheese or seitan meat. With all the gorgeous colors and fresh taste of my vegetable ridiculousness, its lack of animal products was undetectable. I had perfected the dough/sauce/vegetable combination and made it so huge, so grand. It is, the greatest pizza, ever!
Oh, there’s more, much more superstar month. Stay tuned…