Early Bird Special

Rumor has it that the May/June 2012 issue of VegNews has already been spotted in the wild, so I can’t wait a moment longer to share my photographic contributions. This particular volume has been dubbed the “media issue,” addressing the explosion of veganism in the public eye, but for me, as always, it was all about the food.

Beverly Lynn Bennett shares a fool-proof method for Chocolate Chia Pudding so delicious, you’ll renounce all things tapioca with one spoonful. Okay, so there’s room enough for both treats in a vegan’s life, but this healthy snack is a delightful (and healthier) change of pace. For everyone who became addicted to the stuff at Vegan Vida Con, here’s the magic formula to reinvent this wonder seed in a more chocolaty format.

Another simple yet sublime offering, Allison Rivers Samson pulls out another stunning replica of a typically non-vegan classic, this time being Caesar Salad. I’ll admit, I wasn’t exactly jumping up and down at the idea of another leafy green salad, but this one packs in the flavor like none other. For such a basic combination of romaine, croutons, and vinaigrette, this Caesar really knocks it out of the park. I’m not the least bit ashamed to admit that I chomped my way through the whole recipe’s worth after this shoot was done.

It seems as though those printing presses never stop rolling over there, which is a good thing! That means it’s almost time to embark yet again on the next set of tempting VegNews recipes, and I can’t wait to share another visual feast when they finally make it on paper, too.

18 thoughts on “Early Bird Special

  1. Wow! Your chia puddin’ looks amazing! I’ve been dying to try the stuff as I’m super into chia seeds these days! I put some in my oats each morning and I’m really into the kombucha with the chias in it. (so slimy so lovely) Is this pudding also raw?

  2. I don’t subscribe to VegNews anymore (too expensive and the tree-free edition is the same price as the paper subscription), so I’m always excited to see your posts about the photos! It looks like I’m missing out on tons by not subscribing. :(

  3. Hannah, I love your photo of my salad. Thank you! Confession: My family is so obsessed with the dressing that I quadruple (yes I said *quadruple*) it and store in a jar in the fridge. So, between my husband, our 5.5 y.o. daughter, and myself, we go through 2-3 heads of romaine in a week, all because of the dressing. I’m sure the croutons don’t hurt either! ;-)

    1. No, thank you! It’s not the kind of thing I would have thought to try on my own, but that dressing really is revelatory. Truly a prime example of a recipe who’s sum is greater than its parts. I wouldn’t have dreamed that such flavor could have come from that simple combination! Another winner, Allison!

  4. Finally a use for the chia seeds I’ve been stocking other than overnight oats! Can’t wait to pick up a copy and check out the pudding recipe!

  5. I love your photo of the chia pudding! The different shades of muted green are just gorgeous! I’ve never had chia pudding…and I’ve got some chia seeds in my fridge…I may need to remedy that right now!! Thanks!

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