Good food and drink are undoubtedly two of the best pleasures in life.
But as so much of traditional cooking is animal-ingredient biased, sometimes eating vegan or vegetarian can just seem like eating a meal with the animal-based bits missing.
It's all too common that the only vegan dish in an omnivorous restaurant is "cheese salad without the cheese". When the rest of your party is tucking into a bottle of wine, but the restaurant has no idea whether it is suitable for vegans or vegetarians (and didn't even know many wines are not suitable!), again, it can feel as if vegans and vegetarians just "do without".
Of course it doesn't have to be this way! In fact, vegan diets are often much more varied than meat-based diets, as the narrow blinkers of the "traditional" approach to food have been lifted away.
What about baking foods without eggs, milk and butter - enough to turn a pastry chefs knees to (vegetarian) jelly!
But don't worry, Vegan Volumes is here to help! Follow the links at the top of the page to find out more.