Featured Food Blogger

Dreena Burton

Dreena is the author of Vive Le Vegan

Where do you live and what is your family's origin?
We live on the west coast of Canada, though I grew up in Newfoundland, which is the most eastern province in Canada.

What do you do for a living?
I am a vegan cookbook author, and also a stay-at-home mom of two young children.

Where do you get your culinary inspiration from?
Everywhere… beautiful seasonal produce, food photos in magazines, a cooking technique I might see on a show, a craving for a particular type of comfort food or dessert… or an idea someone suggests to me.

where did your blog name come from and why did you start blogging?
My blog is “eat, drink & be vegan”. I started blogging 2 years ago, and at that time my blog name was Vive le Vegan!, for the name of my second cookbook. My newest cookbook, “eat, drink & be vegan” has just been published. Since I really love the title of my new cookbook… and also want to share the idea of eating, drinking and being vegan with others, I freshened up my blog name. I started blogging to share insights from my cooking and photos of my recipes, and to connect with my cooking audience and the vegan community in general.

Whats your favorite thing about cooking?
It’s creative, and also rewarding to bring a recipe idea to fruition… especially when the dish is loved by family and friends.

Besides cooking what is something you like do on your spare time?
Spare time? Please, tell me more! =)

Here are some of Dreena's favorite recipes from her blog:

Living Caesar Salad
Triple Layer Chocolate Cream Cake (from The Everyday Vegan)
Tamari Roasted Chickpeas
Thai Coconut Corn Stew
Coconut Raspberry Squares from Tev