Did You Watch Martha's Vegan Show This Morning?

First Oprah did a vegan challenge and show. Now Martha — does this spell wider popularity for the no-animal-products-whatsoever eating lifestyle?

In case you missed it, Martha Stewart's show this morning was all about veganism and vegan cooking. Guests included Twitter cofounder Biz Stone and vegan cookbook author Kathy Freston. They made Seitan Bourguignon, a parsley salad, and the vegan snack bars pictured above (they look yummy, eh?).

It's interesting to note that Kathy Freston is the same guest chef from Oprah's vegan challenge. But Freston came in for quite a lot of criticism from other vegans because instead of featuring vegetables and whole grains she focused on meat substitutes and highly-processed products. See one blogger's reaction here:

Oprah's Vegan Challenge, Not a Vegetable in Sight at Wicked Good Dinner

If you missed it you can check out clips of the show and the recipes here:

The Martha Stewart Show

What do you think about this kind of vegan coverage on national television? Do you think it helps the vegan lifestyle look more mainstream to cooks?

Related: Martha Bakes: Martha Stewart's New TV Show

(Images: Martha Stewart)

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