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…

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…