Hi, I’m Paris and Vegan Cocotte is the most unexpected thing I’ve ever done. I’ve never thought I’d be blogging about food, but after making lots of changes in the way I eat over the years, I became more and more attracted by plant-based recipes until they eventually became all I ever cook.
I created this site partly as a journal to document my plant-based food journey but also to share my recipes with anyone looking to ditch the mainstream way of eating and focus on cooking nourishing and delicious food using just plants.
All the recipes you’ll find here are vegan (but I think you’ve already guessed that), and the vast majority of them are super easy to make. I like to keep things simple, so if something is ready in 30 minutes or so, it’s definitely a winner in my book.
And what is a cocotte, you may wonder?
Cocotte (pronounced [kȯ-ˈkȯt]) is the French term for an enamel-coated Dutch oven that’s typically used for cooking stews and casseroles.
Fun fact — “cocotte” has multiple meanings in French and one of them is a woman of questionable morals. Don’t let that distract you from what we’re doing here, though.
On a more serious note, if I could only have one kitchen item to cook in for life, it would definitely be a cocotte.
I love to cook in cast iron, and you’ll be surprised to learn that despite the meat-centric marketing, cocottes and cast-iron pans are a vegan’s best friend. Just try it once and you’ll never need a non-stick pan or pot again.
Now let’s get cooking!