Sunday, April 08, 2007

DVD! & Vegan Women


You've been asking... When is that dvd coming out? Well, it's here!!

It is called Everyday Dish, and you can pick up the dvd here.
You can also preview one of my segments (not on the dvd) here.

As I was putting this post together, it made me think about the women of vegan cooking. Really, most of the vegan cookbooks on the market are by women. With the exception of a few books including restaurant and chef-authored books (ex: Millenium Restaurant), us ladies are bringing vegan food to the table every day! Real, everyday, practical yet delicious vegan recipes.

You know them... Robin Robertson, Bryanna Clark Grogan, Sarah Kramer, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Joanne Stepaniak, Donna Klein, Mindy Toomay, Nava Atlas, Beverly Lynn-Bennett... and Vesanto Melina/Brenda Davis, teaching us the nutrition of it all. We also have Colleen Patrick-Goudreau with Compassionate Cooks sharing her cooking and entertaining wisdom, and Mollie Katzen, whose vegetarian books probably helped many of us along the path to this vegan diet.

I think this is just the coolest! Look at the length of this list! There are some that I haven't mentioned, and others that co-author (ex: Michelle Hirsch, Venturesome Vegan Cooking).

So I thank my fellow, fabulous vegan ladies for their contributions to the vegan movement. I give them much credit for their efforts, and praise their work.

And now, you have a totally awesome dvd from myself, Bryanna, and Julie Hasson. More divine vegan food to celebrate vegan eating. Dish it up, guys... go check it out!


Liliy said...

First to post again! Yay for the Dvd!

Courtney said...

love love love the homestyle cookies in that preview !!!! I make them all the time even for my non-vegan friends who all love them!!!!

bazu said...

Vive les women! (sorry, cheesy, but I had to say it. =)

Congratulations on the DVD- I will have to check it out!

Dreena said...

You're on a roll, Liliy! :)

Aw, thanks Courtney... I love, love love your enthusiasm and cookie LOVE!

Bazu, I'm the queen of corny, so I kinda' like that! :) Thanks!

hyphen_helena said...

You wore your Hot Dish apron! That's so cute!

I think it's funny that you added the leftover spoonful of cookie batter to the cookies because I always eat that up. One of the major perks of vegan cookies in my opinion. Yum!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

So awesome! Congratulations to you gals! And to use, who get to see it : )

maybepigscanfly said...

Congrats- How exciting that you WOMEN are getting that DVD out. The sound on my computer went out a while ago, but I still enjoyed watching your preview. Loved the hot dish apron!


Dreena said...

Hi Hyphen_Helena. I luv that apron! The best gift that a friend gave me!! Yeah, I probably would have scraped the spoon if I didn't have to worry about melted chocolate all over my teeth while talking! At home it's all about eating straight off the spoon. :)

Thanks Jess and Teresa!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dreena...I just ordered your video and watched the "preview" clips! Great Job! I'm so excited to have you and Julie and Bryanna in my kitchen with me!
Thanks for the encouragement regarding my Dad. Yes, impending just means he's on the low end of too high blood-sugar (and other numbers) and has been ordered to change his diet! Here's hoping we can get him to stick to it!

Carrie™ said...

Awesome!! I watched the preview and I too love the apron.

Anonymous said...

The DVD looks fabulous! You are making veganism look so much more appealing to so many people everyday! Thank you so much for that!

I do have a question though-what are your thoughts regarding mock meats and tofu? I had heard you mention in an interview somewhere that you do not eat a lot of tofu. Could you please explain your thoughts surrounding this?

Thank You!

eesh said...

Will this be available for Canadians anytime soon? I would really like to buy it but I can't choose a shipping option :( I'm assuming it's because I am in Canada.

Urban Vegan said...

Congrats on the DVD! It stands for Dreena Vegan Diva.

And yes, it's cool that there are so many great vegan women out there--and there are actually a few cool guys, too, like Matt Amsden of raw food fame.

julie hasson said...


You can order the DVD and have it shipped to Canada. Email us through the Everyday dish website (on the "contact us" page at, and we can walk you through the process.



Dreena said...

Hi Aimee, thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy the dvd, and maybe (just maybe) your dad will too??! :)

Thank you Carrie, I know, that apron is the best - my friend has awesome taste!

Hi anonymous, thank you, that's really nice to hear. We eat tofu, as well as tempeh, and use soy milk and soy yogurt at times too. We just don't eat eat in excess. I have explained to people in interviews and such that we don't rely heavily on soy products, because I think the impression many people have is that if you are vegan, you must have to eat a lot of soy to get protein - and that's just not the case. Protein is available in legumes, whole grains, whole grain breads and pastas, nuts and seeds, and vegetables. So, while we eat tofu and other soy products, we don't necessarily eat it every day, and we enjoy the variety of other vegan foods. As for mock meats - we aren't a family that eats a lot of those. Mostly because the texture doesn't appeal to us. We like some veggie burgers - like Amy's - and our daughters like veggie hot dogs, but as for mock chicken strips, sliced deli meats, fake meat balls, etc, most of those aren't very interesting for us/ They often taste similar (at least the varieties available here), and we just aren't impressed by them. Plus, we don't 'miss' chicken nuggets and such, so we don't look for things to replace them. Ooh, I've gone on again, hope that answers your question - and thanks for your note. :)

Hi Eesh, looks like Julie has answered your question below. I'll be in touch with her too to see if this process can be streamlined for others ordering too. Thanks for asking.

Cute, Urban Vegan! I don't mind being called a diva once in a while... as long as it's a vegan diva! I would love to get to that cafe (or another raw restaurant), to experience how raw ingredients can be transformed into something so delectable, and not even seeming to be 'raw'.

Hey Julie, I'll be in touch to chat about the Canadian shipping thing too.