Melody Polakow’s photoblog of frugal vegan recipes at Melomeals makes it possible for almost anyone striving to eat healthier, with gourmet vegan meals you can make yourself for around $3.33 a day once you have purchased pantry staples.
Polakow, a vegan chef, created the Melomeals blog as a challenge to herself when she was laid off from her job; she’s a single mother who lives with her two teens part-time. She freely shares her delicious, inexpensive and healthy raw recipes, and the photographs of her vegan creations are so vivid that meat-eaters may even find themselves salivating.
The gallery photos include Melody Polakow’s Sweet Potato Mash, Homemade Tortilla with Arugula, Indian Spiced Cabbage and Caramelized Onions, Curried Potatoes and Peas, Raw Flatbread/Tortillas, Raw Mozzarella (’cheese’ made from cashews) Sticks and Kale Chips, Stir Fry, some of her fresh stock, Seitan and Cranberry Roll Up, and the Meatless All-American Burger.
The reason I find Polakow’s blog so interesting is because she helps others to learn to eat healthy frugally. Simultaneously, she shares the ups and downs of one who is trying to lose weight and who is struggling financially, which lends her another way to connect with her readers.