When I was young, before I went vegan, and as I began attempting to cook more complex meals, one of the first recipes I tried, with the help of my mom of course, was chicken piccata. In middle school, I was captivated by the cooking shows on Food Network, and as soon as I saw Giada make this Italian dish on screen, I wanted to try it at home. It soon became one of my favorite comfort foods. As my diet changed, I realized this Valentine’s day that I had not tried to recreate a vegan version of one of my once favorite Italian dishes. Because this holiday encourages indulgence, I wanted to make this vegan version as authentic and close to the original as possible- no veggies pretending to be “steaks” here!