Let's Start it Simple

Hello and welcome to That's So Vegan! I've been thinking about starting a food/lifestyle blog for a couple months now, and I finally worked up the courage to do it.

I started reading food blogs last winter when I went through a sort of food crisis in my life. I needed to make some changes in the way I ate so that I could feel healthier and happier.

So I went vegan.

And it's actually pretty great.

However, being a broke college student with an ill-equipped kitchen, I found that there was a lacking number of cooking blogs aimed at my demographic. Which is why I thought, "What the hell, I'll start my own."

I'll be honest and say that I don't know exactly what this blog will evolve into, but you gotta start somewhere, right?

My first recipe here is not quite a real recipe, seeing as there are not exact measurements. My friends and I made this simple pasta dish a few weekends ago on a trip to my  family's cabin in one of my favorite small towns, Grand Marais, MN. This recipe was actually thought up by my friend Evie, but we all helped put it together and it was absolutely delicious and fresh.

We started with about a pint of cherry tomatoes, chopped in half and sautéed them in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until they began to get sort of wrinkled. We then added 3 cloves of garlic and a big handful of fresh basil and mixed it around until the garlic browned a little. Served over pasta, this twist on a regular tomato sauce is probably my new favorite dinner.


  1. Lauren24.8.11

    This looks so easy and so delicious for a quick summer meal! Beautiful photos too. Can't wait to read/see more!

  2. Yum! Your pictures make me want to stick my fork right into my computer screen. Looking forward to following your cooking journey!

  3. Just bought some cherry tomatoes- looking forward to eating this dinner with friends tomorrow night!