We are so lucky today! We have recipes at our finger tips, we have Facebook groups, Twitter, other social media. We have our platform. In fact today’s generation has it easier to connect with like minded people. We could be called spoiled brats, which in a way we are. I remember when I first went vegetarian -I was (all) alone. Against the will of my parents “because you must think you buy burgers in the store”. I was young and thought, yes- that’s where you buy them. We raised beef cows, and let me tell you- if you went to a meat packaging plant- you would stop eating animals.
Ok- enough about that- I’m not trying to preach or say I’m perfect- I eat vegan junk- big deal, I do try and eat healthy most of the time.
But let’s get back to the 70’s- how many vegans do you know? You might think you know them- granola tree hugging, hippie type people right? Wrong! That stero type would go to those who were in a phase. And if I want to buy into that?! I would think everyone wore bell bottoms, took LSD- and gave the middle finger to the man. Ok I might be confusing the 60’s with the 70’s- but what do I know? I was born in the 70’s.
I had some time and cheetah banana’s today- and I thought- Dreena’s banana bread should be made. I misplaced my copy of plant powered families, but knew she had a similar yet not as healthy of a recipe in another book. I was floored that her first book, The Everyday Vegan, was released in the 70’s!!! Maybe that’s why I like her style, her recipes- there’s always something comforting about them. Even if it doesn’t just involve potatoes and veggies (we had meat, potatoes and veggies every night- how boring) – it just feels like….. Hanging out with family or a good friend.
It sounds strange- but you should check Dreena’s site out.
Heres a picture of my maple banana bread.
Who was the first plant based/ vegan chef you were introduced to and have loved most of the recipes they come up with?!
Ok- the book was released in 2001- but that whole confusion had me tripping back to the 70’s, that I barely remember.