the self-hating vegan

reluctant clean eating in the tropics


May 2016

Eggplant & Avocado Bruschetta

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Hello dear food-loving friends. Today I’ve got creative spin on a classic Italian appetizer for you. Bruschetta most commonly is made with a slice of toasted baguette, a slice of mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato and basil. So for a tropical vegan alternative, I’m using eggplant as the base, with a creamy avocado spread to replace the mozzarella. This is a quick and simple dish that won’t take you more than 45 minutes to prepare (including 30 minutes of baking time), and your friends will certainly be pleasantly surprised by your ingenuity.  Continue reading “Eggplant & Avocado Bruschetta”

Hare Krishna Vegetarian Food Festival

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On Sunday, March 6, as black-clad, long-haired, beer-toting metal heads from across mesoamerica filled the streets of San Salvador in their pilgrimage to the historic Iron Maiden concert, I trekked out to Santa Tecla for a very different scene: a vegetarian Indian food festival hosted by El Salvador’s Hare Krishna Community (International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or ISKON) at the Centro Cultural Hare Krishna. Continue reading “Hare Krishna Vegetarian Food Festival”

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