A vegan diet is devoid of animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs and seafood. Cooking gluten-free vegan recipes can be tricky, but with some thought and creativity, you’ll realize that the possibilities are endless. After living in Philadelphia (an underrated culinary treasure!) for 10 years, I have been exposed to a wonderfully diverse selection of vegan food. The health benefits are becoming more apparent over time as many find that a vegan diet can increase consumption of iron, many vitamins and omega-3 acids that could ultimately reduce the risk of countless chronic diseases. The menu here is easy and provides some great options if you want to give eating vegan a try. Have fun with it and try adding your own spin.
Laura Hahn Carroll, author of the cookbook Around the Word One Gluten-Free Meal at a Time, is a regular contributor to Gluten-Free Living. She also blogs about gluten-free food at GuiltFreeFoodieCutie.com.
Photos by Angela Sackett.
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