Amaretto Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

The smell of almond extract is intoxicating, so much so that I might make batches of these just to keep inhaling it while I bake them. This dessert is everything that I would want in a birthday cake, but in a *slightly* more adult form. You should never limit yourself to a special occasion to…

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 & 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…

Healthy Snickers Bars

After one bite, these healthy vegan snickers bars speak for themselves. The softened dates make a rich caramel when combined with tahini and maple syrup, and the oat flour base adds just enough contrast to offset the mouthful of roasted peanuts. Life is good when you make your own chocolate bars – just make enough…

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…

Raw* Vegan Baci Truffles

*I am not really a proponent of raw vegan food. I think a lot of it overlaps with healthy eating, but a lot is all so…arbitrary. There’s really no reliable raw chocolate (all cocoa is fermented and likely reaches temperatures above “raw,” and is dried in unsanitary conditions so probably should be roasted), maple syrup…