March 2014

French onion soup topped with melted cheese was something I thought I said goodbye to when I became vegan. Traditionally made with butter, beef broth and dairy cheese, there is nothing vegan about it. However, with a little work it soon found its way back into my bowl. This soup is so rich even the most skeptical omnivore would be hard pressed to say it is not a traditional French onion soup. In fact, it is better than the traditional one as no one had to suffer or die for you to make it. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes (this includes making the onions) Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 Recipe Caramelized Onions 4 cups vegetable broth 1 not-beef bouillon cube 4 sprigs fresh thyme 4 slices of French bread (optional) 4 slices of vegan Jack style cheese (or mozzarella style) (optional) Directions: 1.  Preheat oven to

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March 25, 2014

Madrid, Spain

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Before we get to the actual restaurant reviews, here is some helpful information for you: 1.  You may see soup listed as “crema.” Do not be dissuaded from ordering them. They are not actually cream based soups.  A “crema” is simply a vegetable puree that is very thick and creamy, but they are vegetable-based soups. 2.  Do not worry about finding vegan food in Madrid. You can find something almost anywhere. There are “kebap” restaurants everywhere. These are Middle Eastern restaurants that all serve falafel, hummus, etc. So, even if you cannot find a vegan restaurant, you will still be able to eat well. 3.  Breakfast as a vegan will be a challenge.  You might want to pack some breakfast/snack bars.  Thankfully we had late dinners and slept in, so this was not a problem.  A builder bar was our breakfast every day. 4.  Speaking of dinner, forget about a

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