I love to cook. I love to eat. And I love to cook and bake awesome vegan food for my wife, Anne. I started this site to catalog my work as a vegan cook and baker, and to have fun sharing some awesome recipes, tricks, and other tidbits about the world of vegan cooking.

My Vegetarianism

Every vegetarian/vegan has a unique story on why they chose to stop eating animal products. When I began thinking about offering some of my recipes and ideas online, I began to reflect on my own personal journey and how I got here. Often when I speak about my personal eating history, I encourage friends to think about a path that they might take to lessen the amount of animals and animal products they eat. Going "cold-turkey" (or in this case, cold-tofurkey) is not the easiest way to move towards a vegetarian lifestyle.

A few years ago I resolved to eat less meat. I was never a huge carnivore, but I ate meat with practically every meal, along with plenty of veggies, grains, and fruits. I was a true omnivore having grown up appreciating salad, broccoli, and green beans (thanks Mom!) At first, I decided I would no longer prepare any red meat in my home. A few months later, I decided to stop eating red meat entirely. A few months after that, I stopped preparing any meat in my home. Then, having a hard time eliminating just one type of meat from my diet, I decided to stop eating any land animals. My pescetarian diet lasted me almost a year. When I finally decided to stop eating all animals, I was ready to put my days as a carnivore behind me and wholly embrace vegetarianism.

Veganism and me

I am not a strict vegan. My wife Anne has been a vegan for many years. Over the course of our relationship, my own intake of dairy and eggs has fallen greatly. Since January of 2013 I have avoided eating dairy and eggs in baked goods, and I have become a little more stringent when checking the labels for myself than Anne. I take great pride in veganizing (and de-glutenizing) many of the things we love to eat. I eat honey.


Veg: everything here will be suitable for vegans. If for some reason it isn't, I'll warn you.

In: "used as a function word to indicate inclusion, location, or position within limits" (courtesy of Merriam-Webster)

DC: common abbreviation for Washington DC, or, where I live, eat, cook, shop and work.

Thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about me. If you have questions, comments, complaints, or requests, please do email me at zteicher@gmail.com.