Something we’ve been focusing on this season is unpacking what makes food accessible or inaccessible – be it money, gender, race, or their intersections. Veganism is an arena where there is a lot of time-consuming and money-draining products, and particularly so when a lot of discussions around how to be vegan are white-centered. My guest this week, Sam Turnbull, works to bust the myths around veganism’s inaccessibility by creating simple plant-based comfort food recipes (with 10 ingredients or less) that are inexpensive ($10 or less) and quick (in 30 minutes or less). Sam lives in Toronto and is the author of the popular vegan blog, It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken, and has over 70k subscribers on her YouTube channel of the same name.
Sam’s got a brand new cookbook out this week through Appetite called Fast, Easy, Cheap Vegan, where she’s focusing on 10-ingredient comfort food dishes like creamy basil gnocchi, citrus and coconut custard cups, and other recipes that can be whipped up in no time in ways that work with what you already have in your pantry. She’s on the show today to talk through her process of creating her new cookbook and her tips to creating a fuss-free, stress-free kitchen experience for those of us who are experiencing some burnout around meal preparation and planning.
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It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken Blog