Korean Spicy Tofu Soup, with Homemade Tofu

This cozy soup recipe not only showcases a homemade tofu, but it uses kimchi which is a fermented superfood! I like any excuse to explore traditional cultural cooking, and the new spices and flavors that accompany it. This soup is a wonderful Korean dish, and definitely a quick way to fall in love with kimchi…

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…

French Fries with Black Truffle and Double Garlic Aioli

This recipe is simply an exercise in how to make good french fries, and how to make them utterly decadent. If you haven’t tried black garlic before, it’s the process of taking perfectly ordinary garlic and browning it using the Maillard reaction (the way toast browns) until it turns into an exquisitely mellow form of…

Garlic Brazilian “Cheese” Bread

Don’t be fooled by humble appearances – this treat is the real deal! Flaky, buttery, cheesy, and garlicky … but magically gluten free and vegan, and easy to make — I baked the whole thing in my toaster oven! (although I might make bigger batches moving forward judging by how quickly they vanished) Ingredients: 1…

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…

Tahini Brownies

Solve the problem of self-control and brownies by making the perfect brownie that’s healthy enough to eat as much of as possible! This recipe makes quite a large tray, since I can’t seem to ever make enough to go around to everyone who wants it … Ingredients: ¾ cup cocoa powder 2 cups coconut flour…

Chocolate Pie

Whole foods, based, oil free, Vegan … and very, very hard to convince people that this is actually healthy, given how decadent it tastes Ingredients: 2 cups raw hazelnuts 3 cups dates 1 tbsp coconut oil 2-3 avocados, depending on size 1/4 cup+ raw cacao (or cocoa if not as strict on “raw”) 1 banana…

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…