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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Chocolate Pie

Whole foods, based, oil free, Vegan … and very, very hard to convince people that this is actually healthy, given how decadent it tastes Ingredients: 2 cups raw hazelnuts 3 cups dates 1 tbsp coconut oil 2-3 avocados, depending on size 1/4 cup+ raw cacao (or cocoa if not as strict on “raw”) 1 banana…