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 Spicy Tuna Stuffed Sushi Donuts

Sushi donuts are as aesthetically pleasing as they are tasty! They are easier to make than you’d think, with the help of a handy silicone donut mold (I promise you’ll use it more than you think). Chill them for a few hours before removing from the mold, and then decorate and eat right away. You…

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…

Pasta Bolognese

I do have significantly more complex recipes for vegan bolognese sauce (involving sautéed onion, roasted eggplant, and more), but I love this one because it’s so understated. It more of a method, than a recipe, to transform marinara sauce into an alternative with lovely substance and texture. Use it as-is, or as a base for…

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…