Onion Rings

Onion rings that are vegan, gluten free, thoroughly fried, and don’t come apart in a pile of strings when you bite into them. They’re real, and they’re really simple to make! Keep a batch of them uncooked in the freezer for those times when you need exactly such a treat. Onion Rings: Ingredients: 1 Vidalia…

Fish-free Spicy Tuna Rolls

This version of spicy tuna sushi tastes much better than my memory of the original. The protein base I use is TVP, or textured vegetable (soy) protein. It’s made much like a cereal, extruded so that it puffs out into a convenient grain to rehydrate into sushi rolls or quick bolognese. I use the “original”…

Pasta Bolognese

I do have significantly more complex recipes for vegan bolognese sauce (involving sautéed onion, roasted eggplant, and more), but I love this one because it’s so understated. It more of a method, than a recipe, to transform marinara sauce into an alternative with lovely substance and texture. Use it as-is, or as a base for…

Coconut Date Rolls

Coconut date rolls have always been the ultimate treat for those of us who get unreasonably excited in health food shops :] The only catch was trying to time buying them to when they were freshly made, when they’re soft and melt in your mouth. Rather than waiting for the stars to align, try making…

Almond Parm

When I served this to my grandparents (normally very perplexed by but not unhappy with my cooking), my grandfather immediately perked up. “Almonds?” he asked, “when I was young we had no money for parmesan cheese, and my sister would grind almonds over all the pasta she served.” He was thrilled with the memory, and…

Best Vegan Mac & Cheese

Intense comfort food, and much healthier than anything else by this name. For me, it doesn’t entirely solve cravings for cheap boxed (vegan) mac, but it definitely deserves its own separate pedestal. Ingredients: 6 cups butternut squash (buy frozen, pre-cut version! Not worth the pain of being ambitious with a whole, fresh squash). 2 garlic…