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Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews of Love and Lemons create and photograph healthful vegetarian (and often vegan recipes) in their beautiful white kitchen. Here, her tips for making vegan food satisfying and delicious.
1. Don’t try to make vegan imitations of meaty foods. I was in college when I first stopped eating meat; I was living in Chicago, trying to be vegan and it felt like total deprivation. I’d walk down the street and would literally just smell beef everywhere. I went straight toward soy burgers and other weird meat substitutes to try to re-create old favorites, which, in retrospect, was entirely the wrong approach. My epiphany was a falafel—something that was so full of delicious flavors and spices—it was nothing like the meat-and-potato-style foods I had grown up with. Try new things, especially ethnic foods with big, bold flavors.