My favorite place is over the Kitchen Aid, covered in flour/powdered sugar/batter in yoga pants or a favorite pair of too fancy shoes while trying to keep the kitchen from looking like a bakery exploded. ~Abby The Frosted Vegan
People, I have five words for you: Cinnamon. Raisin. Loaded. Almond. Butter. This is just one of the many recipes that has me adoring The Frosted Vegan this week.
In the past, if you’ve avoided vegan websites because you thought they were all about 101 ways to cook tofu, think again. Abby has been in the kitchen helping her Dad and Grandma since she was old enough to reach the countertop. Her blog is loaded with delicious recipes, vibrant photos and stories about the inspiration behind each dish.
Recently we asked Abby to tell us a bit more about The Frosted Vegan.
Why did you start your food blog? I have always wanted to start a food blog, but I finally decided to take the plunge last year after I moved away from my hometown and I wanted to share dessert recipes with my dad. I honestly wish I’d started sooner, but already so thankful for the community I’ve become a part of, food bloggers are pretty awesome people.
How would you describe your approach to eating/health? I eat a primarily vegan/plant-based diet, occasionally eating cheese or dairy in baked goods, but I try to stick to whole foods as much as possible. I believe in indulging in moderation and that nothing should be “off limits”, if you want it, have it! I connect more with how I feel after I eat something, if I feel bad after, I probably won’t eat much of it again.
Have you always had an interest in healthy food or did it come later in life? I always grew up eating healthy and indulging occasionally, but became much more interested a couple of years ago when my family switched to a plant-based diet. The more I learn about food and cooking, the more eating and food seems to connect and come full circle with how you feel and how different choices reflect that feeling.
What is your favorite ingredient to use in the kitchen? Recently, lemons have become a favorite of mine. I always assumed that lemon zest or juice would be left out of recipes without an effect, but now I know that last flourish of lemon zest can take a dish from just blah to WHOA.
Has blogging changed the way you view food and cooking? Yes, now I think a lot more about how a reader would replicate a recipe or questions they might have about it, so I pay more attention to detail. I also tend to think about how accessible ingredients might be to all my readers, especially when some vegan recipes require a few more unusual ingredients.
Favorite recipe to date:
Crunchy Caramel Apple Crisp Ice Cream It takes a few extra steps to put all of components together, but the time is well-spent when you end up with apple crisp+ice cream all in one bite.
What 3 recipes would you like to share with our readers?
Abby is featured in our series of spotlights on healthy food bloggers. Be sure to check back next Sunday to meet another healthy blogger in our midst.
October 27th, 2013