Vegan Short Ribs

They may slightly resemble sandwich cookies, but these vegan ribs pack a powerful umami punch. The “fat” is from mochiko flour, or glutinous rice flour, which is the main ingredient in (you guessed it) mochi. Despite the title, glutinous rice flour is still gluten free, the name comes from the intensely sticky properties this flour…

Homemade Ajvar

Ajvar is a red pepper and eggplant spread from the Balkans, traditionally served with meat. When my mother, as a vegetarian, asked for some my great-uncle remarked “Oh you like the expensive stuff.” For them it was expensive because they made it once a year, in early autumn after the red pepper harvest, and then…

Vegan Spicy Tuna Stuffed Sushi Donuts

Sushi donuts are as aesthetically pleasing as they are tasty! They are easier to make than you’d think, with the help of a handy silicone donut mold (I promise you’ll use it more than you think). Chill them for a few hours before removing from the mold, and then decorate and eat right away. You…

Vegan & Gluten Free Crepes

Ingredients: 2 cups brown rice flour 1/2 cup arrowroot starch 4 tbsp refined coconut oil + more for frying 4 cups unsweetened soymilk 1 cup aquafaba (water from cooking chickpeas – if you need to use from the canned version this would be 2 cans’ worth, but try cooking them from bulk yourself !!) 4…

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  Recipe: Inside-out peanut butter cup cookies . ¾ cup peanut butter 4 tbsp refined coconut oil 1 tbsp flaxmeal in 3 tbsp hot water, or 4 tbsp aquafaba ⅓ cup sugar 1 cup millet flour ½ cup brown rice flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp salt Approx 2 vegan dark chocolate bars (I…

5-Minute Homemade Ketchup

Why would you make your own ketchup? Making your own staples is liberating, and ketchup is the gateway drug to this art. Quite suddenly, you’re not dependent upon the selection of brands available in a supermarket aisle. Instead, a fresh batch of fries in need of ketchup means that you can grab a jar of…

Homemade Cultured Vegan Butter

What’s so special about cultured vegan butter? Culturing the cashew cream gives this butter a movie-theater decadent flavor. You’ll want a batch of fresh bread just to enjoy this with! For ultra-rich movie theater vegan buttered popcorn, melt this and toss into butter with extra salt and nutritional yeast. The aquafaba is an emulsifier to…

Peanut-Ginger Buddha Bowls

The simplest way to eat a plant-based diet is to create a Buddha Bowl with a grain or salad base, veggies, a vegan protein, and sauce. The options are literally limitless — this just happens to be a particularly lovely combination. It’s definitely my go-to if I ever need to persuade someone to eat a…

One-Pot Vegan Penne alla Vodka

I’m finally posting the recipe that accounts for a significant amount of my pasta overconsumption … better yet, it only requires one pot (unless you want fancy toppings), and can easily be made plastic-free or zero waste if you buy in bulk or make homemade staples, compost food scraps, and reuse glass jars. If you’re…

Chili-Ginger Peanut Noodles

I don’t know how to say it any other way – this is one of our favorite meals. It’s heavy, dense with flavor, and wildly satisfying. The chili and ginger balances the heaviness of the peanut butter (in taste, not calories sadly). It’s an easy recipe, and easy to add variations by changing the proportions…