Still, meat substitutes like seitan and tempeh always freaked me out a little. But the other day I came across this great cookbook and just couldn't put it down...
It amazed me how approachable the recipes and their ingredients are, how beautiful the pictures are, and how engaging her writing is. She's just freaking cool.
So, the plan (since I always have one): to start out with just one recipe per week from the cookbook. Perhaps Meatless Monday will become Vegan Monday? Keep in mind, I'm not making a huge political statement by doing this, although I know there are some benefits to consider. We're just getting out feet wet, here.
Isa Moskowitz also has a great website and blog called Post Punk Kitchen. Please go check it and her book out if you're even a little interested; seriously, you won't be disappointed!