Vegan Brisket

Bite into this vegan brisket BBQ sandwich! Why does it work? My brisket recipe combines tofu skin with unsweetened mochi to have protein + fat. The mochi is just a starch by itself, but it soaks up a bit of oil while frying so balances the protein in recipes that expect a bit of fat….

Spicy Vegan Shrimp Sushi Donuts

Sushi donuts are a great dish to make to share – to make them easier to eat individually, you can cut out little squares of toasted nori and lay it on top. There’s really no other way about it – making and decorating a sushi donut is mostly just for fun, and because they’re beautiful….

Vegan Short Ribs

They may slightly resemble sandwich cookies, but these vegan ribs pack a powerful umami punch. The “fat” is from mochiko flour, or glutinous rice flour, which is the main ingredient in (you guessed it) mochi. Despite the title, glutinous rice flour is still gluten free, the name comes from the intensely sticky properties this flour…

Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

It’s all in the name! A slight abomination of Tex-Mex cuisine, but hey, it’s a Taco Bell knockoff after all. This version has real deal flavor – don’t skimp on toppings or seasonings, and get the biggest rice tortillas that you can find. This isn’t a particularly dainty food, but after one bite I don’t…

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

This is the type of food that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s like the piles of Cinnamon Toast Crunch you ate as a child grew up with you and became infinitely better! This pancake stack gets its own vegan cream cheese glaze, but don’t let that stop you from drowning it…

Scallop-Bacon Arancini

Arancini are a Sicilian food, named for their likeness to oranges, and is traditionally eaten as a feast on December 13th to commemorate a grain-ship arriving to relieve a famine. To me, this is a decadent meal to be prepared at any time, but particularly useful to freeze in advance and whip up a last…

Amaretto Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

The smell of almond extract is intoxicating, so much so that I might make batches of these just to keep inhaling it while I bake them. This dessert is everything that I would want in a birthday cake, but in a *slightly* more adult form. You should never limit yourself to a special occasion to…

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…

Taquito Burritos – Vegan & Gluten Free

The Taquito Burrito is perhaps the epitome of decadent vegan party food. It’s what Taco Bell should be! Especially the part where this is entirely plant based and gluten free. Make this and watch all of your friends get suddenly very friendly, with perhaps the request to make it for them too… Taquito burritos –…

Spicy Vegan Buffalo Mozzarella Sticks

These mozzarella sticks are a magnificent expression of vegan junk food. I’ve found greater success freezing them before frying – vegan cheese needs a bit more help holding onto the breadcrumb coating. Don’t skimp on taking these to the next level with buffalo sauce! If we are honest it’s the way all mozzarella sticks should…