I listened with excitement and hope. We know that Oprah has the influence and respect to evoke massive change. I realize this is a small step, and that Oprah may not continue on the vegan journey long term... but just imagine how many people have now opened their minds to eating vegan just from these few minutes of Oprah's show? Imagine how many people listened to this show hearing about vegan eating in a positive, uplifting, encouraging tone? Imagine how many people might just make dietary changes along with Oprah. Powerful. Exciting! Yes, I'm optimistic, but why not be? This topic would not have made it on Oprah ten or even five years ago. Times are changing.
Oprah expressed confusion about 'what's left to eat' on a vegan diet. Oh SO much Oprah... let us show you! Like this Sundried Tomato Pesto with Toasted Almonds and Pine Nuts from ed&bv. I posted about this pasta a long time ago, and we just had it again this past week. Doesn't it look so toothsome in this photo? I used brown rice penne pasta this time round, but feel free to try it with whole-wheat, kamut, or quinoa pasta!
Then, why not finish it off with some Cashew Banana Ice Cream (also from ed&bv)? You don't need a food processor for this one, and you may not want to buy commercial non-dairy ice creams again. This is luscious, creamy, rich, and heavenly. You know I wouldn't fib to you about something as important as ice cream! You must make this, so I will post the recipe soon!*
Feeling enthused, I need to spread the vegan joy!Time to give away a cookbook. No, two cookbooks - to one person. I want you to help me give. I'll send you two copies of ed&bv. One for you to keep and enjoy, and the other to give to someone that you know is tinkering with eating vegan. Let's help them take the plunge! Comment on this blog to enter, additional rules here.
*I'll get the recipe posted in the next couple of days guys. Still getting things in order after my mom's visit. And thanks for bearing with my delays in e-mails and blog questions and such. :)