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…

Vegan (mac and) cheeseburgers

Why would you go through all the trouble of making vegan bacon burgers with a fried mac and cheese bun? Reread that description! It’s unbridled plant based decadence – entirely unhealthy while still being much better for you than an omnivorous version. Make this with Beyond Meat burgers and serve it to omnivores, to their…

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Ingredients: 2 green bell peppers 2 cups button mushrooms 1 med. White onion 1 tbsp liquid smoke Olive oil, for sauteeing 1 package Hodo Soy braised tofu 1 package Field Roast Chao cheese 2 Schar gluten free baguettes, or preferred   To make: Slice onion and start to caramelize in olive oil,…

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…

Vegan Rice Krispy Treats

  Vegan Rice Krispy Treats: Ingredients: ¼ cup vegan butter 1 package Dandies vegan marshmallows 4/5 cups rice krispy cereal ½ cup freeze-dried raspberries Vegan white chocolate (optional) for icing To prepare: Melt butter in a large-ish pot. Add marshmallows and stir well until melted. Add rice krispies and raspberries and mix until well-combined. Spread…

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…

Tomato Lox

Tomato may not be the most obvious salmon substitute, but it is certainly a delicious one! Marinating the tomato in even a bit of seaweed can give it a strong sea flavor, and adding liquid smoke or smoked paprika makes it a very convincing bagel-brunch substitute. Try this with your favorite vegan cream cheese! Tomato…

Yuba Bacon

My favorite part of yuba bacon is where everyone gets wildly confused and asks me again what they’re eating. The smoked maple flavor evokes a strong bacon smell, and the delicate protein structure of yuba lends itself beautifully to be marinated and fried. Once your dinner guests catch on, you’ll have to guard the plate…

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…

Corn Dogs

To be honest, I don’t think I’d ever had a “real” corn dog – it’s something I only became interested in when exploring the options of foods to “veganize.” And it does convert beautifully. This recipe is definitely having fun with food, but its exceptionally tasty as well. Corn Dogs: Ingredients: 1 bag Bob’s Red…