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…

Copycat Kit Kat Bars – Vegan & Gluten Free

I wish I could say that I made the wafer from scratch on this and it was identical to a kit-kat bar, but that’s just not going to happen. I wanted something that tasted *exactly* like a kit kat, and there’s something decidedly mechanical about the wafer cookies that I doubt could be reproduced without…

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…

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…

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”…

Mushroom Turkey

It’s a real Thanksgiving turkey, without the Turkey of course. Although because it’s a bit flat, I always get teased that it’s a Thanksgiving duck (I don’t get teased about the flavor!) This is an absurdly fussy recipe, but not actually at all difficult. I make this the night before the holiday so that it…

Cobb Salad

This salad takes quite a bit of prep, but it’s faithful to recreating the flavors of the original. I’m not really a salad person, so I love richly flavored salads loaded with toppings – and this recipe fits perfectly. Vegan Cobb Salad Ingredients: 1 large bunch kale, washed & massaged with olive oil 1 batch…

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…