I always love Indian food, but winter is my absolute favorite time to eat curry. Maybe it’s because there’s a magical spice blend called garam masala often used in South Asian cooking that never fails to warm me from my tongue to my toes. There are a million different variations on this heady mixture of aromatic spices, but most include peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, and cardamom. For a real flavor adventure, I recommend visiting your local ... Read More
Thanksgiving can be a tricky time of year to be a vegan. Oftentimes, people make distinctions between “normal” food and plant-based food, when in actuality, there’s plenty of traditional holiday fare that can be made vegan-friendly with a few cruelty-free substitutions. In the following video, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, award-winning author of such books as The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, and Vegan’s Daily ... Read More
Beloved plant-based chef Terry Hope Romero’s latest cookbook, Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes For Savoring The Planet arrived at BUST HQ at the perfect time. I’m gearing up for my third Thanksgiving as a vegan, and though I usually can get very elaborate, preparing multiple cruelty-free offerings to share with my family from the comfort of my mom’s kitchen, this year I need to find a dish that can be made ahead of time, travels well, ... Read More
There’s something about fall that makes orange food taste even better. Pumpkin-flavored goodies are offered at every coffee shop. Candy corn is calling from the shelves of every drug store. And butternut squash soups like this one from the new release The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook: 125+ Plant-Based Vegan Recipes for a Fit, Happy, Healthy You by Melissa Costello are simmering on many a stovetop. I was drawn to this particular recipe because Costello’s soup ... Read More
When the movie Bachelorette was pre-released online two weeks ago, it rocketed to the number one slot on iTunes, buoyed by the promise of a great cast (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden, and Adam Scott) and a plot reminiscent of the naughty nuptial franchise The Hangover. Now that that film is opening in theaters, however, a broader audience will soon be buzzing about what writer/director Leslye Headland’s “comedy” ... Read More