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…

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…

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…