Seward resident brings vegan show to the web
by Tara Bannow (January 21, 2009)
With its sunny, modest kitchen, charming living room and a medley of rescued animals frolicking across the wooden floors, Meagan Holtgrewe’s Seward home might seem an unlikely spot to host a cooking show. But, then again, few things about the show are typical of the genre.
Rhymes With Vegan, (a play on the pronunciation of Holtgrewe’s first name) is an exclusively online cooking show promoting the vegan lifestyle — cooking without the use of meat or dairy products. Holtgrewe, the creator, host and chef, said she hopes her show will “demystify” common misconceptions about veganism and make the diet more accessible to the public.
She hopes to produce one new show each month. Two episodes have “aired” since its debut in November; the next one, filmed on Dec. 13, features two different takes on chili: “Mom’s red chili” and a vegan white “chicken” chili. (See recipes at the end of this story.)
“It’s gonna be cold; people will be looking for comfort food,” Holtgrewe said. “These chilis will stick to your bones, and they’re flavorful.”
The chili episode, expected to appear on http://www.rhymeswithvegan.com/
in mid-January, will join two other episodes on the website, in addition to its constantly updated blog of recipes, colorful photos, tips and links to like-minded organizations.
The show itself is unique, utilizing ambient music, playful camera tricks and ...