Hot & Crispy Lemon Pepper Popcorn Cauliflower w/ Creamy Agave Mustard

Do you guys watch the show Atlanta? You know, the one made by Donald Glover? In the second or third episode of the first season, a couple of the main characters go to a wing spot in Atlanta, Georgia and order lemon pepper wings, but because the staff at the restaurant admires one of the characters…

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Char Siu Jackfruit Steamed Bao // Baked Buns: A Picture Journal

Welcome to Char Siu Jackfruit Steamed Bao // Baked Buns: A Picture Journal One of the only things I’m truly amiss about being vegan is the fact that I’ve never experienced Chinese BBQ Pork. I’m currently waiting for someone in the San Gabriel Valley to make an authentic vegan rendition so I no longer have…

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Fudgy Brownie Crackle Cookies with Espresso, Almond, & Sea Salt Accents (vegan)

These cookies are pretty much everything you want in a brownie. They have that crinkley top with lightly crisp edges, but when you sink your teeth into them you’re greeted with a chewy & fudgy center. Their chocolatey-ness is elevated by adding subtle amounts of espresso powder, almond extract, and sea salt, none of which…

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Crispy Coconut Panko Tofu Fries with Sweet Sriracha Lime Sauce (vegan)

I’ve been thinking a lot about tofu recently, mainly about how bad of a rep it receives. That’s largely responsible for the way most restaurants treat tofu: cut it into big chunks and throw it into a soup completely raw. If somebody threw raw chicken into a soup, you’d probably have a bad impression of…

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10-Ingredient Sweet & Peppery Oriental Noodles (vegan)

Happy New Year! We hope you guys woke up in a questionable place, next to someone you don’t know, or just with your friends or family. Whichever one suits your lifestyle really. Regardless of who or where you woke up with, we’re looking forward to stepping up our culinary game even more in 2019; ever…

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PERFECT Vegan French Toast w/ Butter Rosemary Sautéed Pear and Orange Cream Cheese Whip

Yes, the “PERFECT” in the title is 100% necessary AND 100% true. Before you dismiss this as another “attention grabbing headline,” let me take a minute to explain my love affair with French Toast. Young Ryan’s favorite food was French Toast (yes, I’m talking about myself in the third person). He would beg his mom to…

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Garlic Butter Shrimp Angel Hair Pasta & Spaghetti Squash with Sun-Dried Tomatoes (vegan)

Normally new posts go up every Tuesday and Friday, but because Christmas landed on Tuesday, we thought it’s better not to bring more attention towards the internet on a day best spent with family, friends, or your dog. But now we can resume our regularly scheduled programming, and to celebrate Christmas we have… a not…

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Molasses Cookie Crusted Pumpkin Pie (vegan)

It’s not too late for pumpkin pie, right? We missed our Thanksgiving opportunity, but we’re vamping up this pie’s Christmas spirit with a molasses cookie crust! Plus, who wants to deal with finicky pie doughs that are really only mediocre anyways? Not I! Cookie crusts ’til I die.  The flavors of this pie are classic:…

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Vegan One-Pot Penne with Savory Butternut Squash Sauce, Zucchini, and Hot Italian Sausage

I’m hard pressed to think of a meal that sounds more appealing than one-pot pasta. I mean: little clean up, thirty minutes, and it’s freaking PASTA! I don’t know about you guys, but on a normal night – when I’m off recipe duty – I’m probably going to make rice or pasta for dinner. People…

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Mini Chai-Spiced Cheesecakes with Graham Cracker Crust (vegan)

Cheesecakes are one of the few culinary delicacies that are actually easier to be made vegan than normal. With vegan cheesecakes there’s no fancy water baths or need to worry about the top cracking; it’s as simple as blending your custard ingredients in a food processor, putting them on top of some crust, and freezing…

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Roasted Beet Mayo, Caramelized Onions, and Smoked Gouda French Bread Pizzas (vegan)

Imagine a world where you could have homemade pizza without kneading, proofing, or fiery hot bricks in your oven. Oh wait, you don’t have to! You can witness it first hand, because today we present to you The French Bread Pizza®. … Okay, we didn’t invent The French Bread Pizza, but we are making it…

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Crispy Vegan Wings in Hot & Buttery Buffalo Sauce

Maybe we teased you with the molasses cookies at the beginning of the month, as that may have led you on to believe that December was going to be full of cozy Holiday recipes to share with your family & friends at potlucks. But heck, why shouldn’t wings be apart of your Christmas dinner? I’m…

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Soft & Chewy Vegan Molasses Cookies

As a kid, every year my brother and I would offer up cookies as a ceremonial sacrifice to Santa, so that he would gift us handsomely that Christmas. Now that I’m looking back on it, I’m kinda mad my Dad made us a lay out a whole box of cookies, only for him to keep…

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Potato & Sausage Brunch Pastry with White Pepper Bechamel Sauce (vegan)

Thanks for meeting us for brunch! We’ve got something real special for you guys. Today we have a puff pastry sausage thing… with bell peppers and onions… and like, potatoes are in there too. You see, it’s kind of like a pot pie, only there’s crust on the bottom too, but it’s not really a…

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Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings and Biscoff Cookie Crumbles (vegan)

Guys… THIS IS OUR FIRST EVER ICE CREAM RECIPE! It’s time for a celebration! AN ICE CREAM CELEBRATION.  Before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk nerd stuff before getting straight to the recipe. If you don’t like food science and knowing why you do things then you can skip this part but… I think…

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5-Step Cheesy Scalloped Hannah Sweet Potatoes (vegan & gf)

What’s Thanksgiving without carbs? No fun.What’s Thanksgiving without potatoes? No fun.What’s Thanksgiving without family drama? Fiction. Okay, that went down a dark road quick, but it’s true, but the rest still stands true: Thanksgiving needs carbs like chocolate needs vanilla, and we’re serving up a classic with a little twist. Scalloped potatoes are a classic…

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How to Make Chai Tea Concentrate

If you frequent coffee shops and cafes, then chai tea is no stranger to you. Its spicy flavors, sweet cinnamon notes, and fragrant aromas make it a heart-warming drink that has Fall written all over it.  While chai tea is indeed a blend of tea you can buy in tea bags, most coffee shops make…

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Savory Garlic-Cheese Pastry Rolls (vegan)

Back in October, we made these little, deep-fried puff pastry bites that were flaky, buttery, indulgent, and ugh, just all around delectable. But ever since then, we’ve had this extra sheet of puff pastry dough in our freezer with little idea of what to do with it, so when it came time to plan out…

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Rich & Nostalgic Vegan Eggnog made with Soy Cream

I have quite an endearing history with eggnog. For one, it’s the first alcoholic drink I’ve ever tried and every year when November rolls around, I can’t get enough of this stuff. Talk about starting a sugar and alcohol problem at a young age. Pass the half gallon, pour me a glass, hand over the…

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Apple Bourbon Breakfast Bread (vegan & gluten-free)

Two of our biggest hits last year were our Cornless Bread and Cornless Cake, both of which mimic the pleasantly gritty texture of cornbread without any of the corn. The secret is sorghum flour, a whole grain flour that has a similar texture to fine cornmeal, making it a unique ingredient for those who try…

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Sweet & Tangy Orange Chicken, Chinese Take-Out Style (vegan)

Announcer: “It’s November! You know what that means. Tiiimmee… fffooorrr… Thanksg-” Me: “CHINESE FOOD.” Announcer: “No, I was gonna say Thanksgiving food. Who the heck craves Chinese take-out in November? None the less, who would be stupid enough to put that in their food blog this time of year?” Me: “I would! Aka someone who…

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Mom’s Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Sweet Vanilla Crushed Pineapple Topping (vegan)

In our last post I mentioned that we don’t know what’s in store for November, which is still 100% true. Most months we have all the recipes finished by the first week – yeah, not this month. Originally, we were going to make a bunch of Thanksgiving style recipes but… what if we still wanna…

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Bloody Shirley Temples (mostly sugar-free)

We saved the spookiest recipe for last – BLOODY SHIRLEY TEMPLES. Homemade cherry syrup in sparkling lemon lime soda. It’s easy, it’s festive, it tastes dang good, and it’s kid friendly, aka no alcohol! We’ll skip the detailed descriptions and food science for this one – it’s really just a fruit reduction in soda. We hope…

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Rice Krispy Tombstones (vegan & gf)

It’s our last party favor before HALLOWEEN! I’ll neglect the fact that it’s the end of the weekend and you’ve probably had all your Halloween parties already… Ehem, anyways, you can still make these to get into the spirit on Halloween day, or make ’em for little ones running around your neighborhood, or you know,…

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Petite Charcoal Crepe Cake with Matcha Whipped Cream and Smooth Chocolate Ganache (vegan)

This crepe cake is one of the most tedious things I’ve ever made. Side note: this crepe cake is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever made. Third side note: if you thought making a couple crepes was hard, try making 15 crepes. Final side note: if you thought one crepe tasted good, try…

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Fluffy Gua Bao with Beer Battered Kabocha Squash, Fresh Cucumber, and Caramelized Allium Marmalade (vegan)

Have you guys ever tried bao? If you have, I think you know why this is one of life’s most special foods. If you haven’t, the way I would describe them to the average American would be to say “bao are a type of bread, kind of like a hamburger buns, only they’re steamed instead…

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Spooky Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn

Kettle corn is one of those simple nostalgic treats often left in memories of big tin cans at Christmas time, but this sweet and salty snack is actually an easy treat that takes about 7 minutes to make – plus a little rest time. Its flavor is like a mix of caramel popcorn and regular…

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Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese w/ Smoky Seitan Bacon (vegan w/ gluten-free option)

If you guys haven’t already noticed, we have a thing for mac n cheese. I mean, let’s be real here, who doesn’t have a thing for mac n cheese? It’s basically America’s number one comfort food. Sorry french fries and hamburgers. Back in February we released a classic variation of mac ‘n’ cheese that’s also…

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Vegan Cookies & Creme Ube Cheesecake

Despite it’s flashy name and color, this cheesecake is a classic. It’s filling is rich, creamy, and sweet with the perfect amount of tang while the crust is crunchy, chocolate-y, and well, cookies and cream-y. The filling’s base is cashews, vegan sour cream, and boiled ube – a purple yam prominent in Filipino cooking. Don’t…

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