Get some balls
There’s no shame in getting a little creative, cruelty-free cooking help. Sac’s own traveling vegan chef Joshua Ploeg published a vegan cookbook/comic book last year called In Search of the Lost Taste. The instructions are written without pretentiousness, and his combination of flavors are unexpected, even a bit exotic. He includes animal-product-free recipes for cocktails, tea, shakes, sorbets, appetizers and entrees for the experimental gourmand, including Deep Fried Blueberry “Steak” Balls, if you have the balls to try it. The book is available at www.microcosmpublishing.com for only $7.