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…

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…

Coconut-Fried Vegan Shrimp

  Ingredients: May Wah NYC vegan shrimp ½ cup arrowroot starch ½ cup aquafaba 1 cup coconut flakes Oil for frying . Juice of ½ lime 4 tbsp Ninja Squirrel Sriracha ½ cup Sir Kensington’s Fabanaise (or other vegan mayo) . To prepare: Boil shrimp for 5-10 min and allow to dry. Dip in arrowroot, aquafaba,…

Homemade Cultured Vegan Butter

What’s so special about cultured vegan butter? Culturing the cashew cream gives this butter a movie-theater decadent flavor. You’ll want a batch of fresh bread just to enjoy this with! For ultra-rich movie theater vegan buttered popcorn, melt this and toss into butter with extra salt and nutritional yeast. The aquafaba is an emulsifier to…

Chili-Ginger Peanut Noodles

I don’t know how to say it any other way – this is one of our favorite meals. It’s heavy, dense with flavor, and wildly satisfying. The chili and ginger balances the heaviness of the peanut butter (in taste, not calories sadly). It’s an easy recipe, and easy to add variations by changing the proportions…

Cajun-Fried Shiitake Sandwich

This recipe was originally intended to be something else, but when the flavors came together it’s quite honestly greater than the idea that spawned it. Cajun spices are underrated, and here somewhat non-traditionally combined with chipotle. Mushrooms form the base – even a picky eater will happily eat mushrooms when they are brined, battered, and…