Viet-Cajun Pineapple & Shrimp Fried Rice (vegan & gf)

“Wait wait wait… WAIT. Did you just say “Viet-Cajun” followed by “Vegan Shrimp? Are you guys insane?! Like, I literally don’t understand food anymore – things are and are not at the SAME TIME. How can Vietnamese and Cajun food have any similarities… and… and… HOW CAN SHRIMP BE VEGAN?!“ Ahh, the food confusion of…

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8 Things You Probably Think Are Vegan But AREN’T

We did it. We’ve made it past the middle-point of September, and do you know what that means? It’s basically Halloween. And do you know what Halloween means? Candy. All sorts of candy; especially the ones you can’t eat (practically speaking, if you’re vegan) because it’s made using bugs, fish bladder, or various parts of cows…

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Shiitake-Miso Broth Soy Milk Ramen (vegan)

In my eyes, ramen is a complicated food. Specifically shaped noodles that are perfectly cooked, broth with such depth it’s almost impossible to tell what it’s made out of, and the right amount of the right kind of toppings that overwhelm neither the noodles or the broth, yet bring new flavors and textures into the…

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Honey Glazed Tempura Oyster Mushrooms (vegan)

Tempura. You love it. You may get your sushi rolls coated in it. And you’ve probably never made it yourself. Obviously, this is a food best left to the professionals, right?  Maybe, if you don’t like having fun at home or don’t like being able to coat whatever you want in tempura batter and frying…

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Rich Dark Chocolate Brownies with Large Sea Salt Flakes (vegan, gf, sugar-free, & lectin-free)

Typically on Sundays we share some post about our personal lives, new ingredients, or whatever else we feel like talking about, but this week we have something better – BROWNIES. Not just any brownies, THE BEST FUCKING BROWNIES that just so happen to be VEGAN, SUGAR-FREE, AND GLUTEN-FREE. “Too good to be true” you’re probably…

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Vegan Belgian Tripel Beer Cheese

Of all the things that people thought couldn’t be vegan AND good, I imagine beer cheese is pretty high on the list. That’s why I’m happy to report that this beer cheese is gooey, rich in beer flavor (and beer for that matter), stringy, lightly smoky, and intensely cheesy. I daresay it’s undetectably vegan too……

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Battle of the Avocado Toast: Ryan vs Kim

“Two ordinary dishes. Two semi-ordinary humans. Going head to head in a battle of… toast? I’m supposed to say toast right here? Okay okay. Going head to head in a battle of toast!” “Aha, thank you announcer. Yeah, that’s right. Today, we have Kim and Ryan, a young couple living in sunny Los Angeles, fighting…

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5 Kitchen Essentials We Can’t Live Without

Happy Sunday and happy September! The end of the year is just around the corner and it’s almost time to start thinking about what to ask Santa (aka your significant other) for Christmas. With that being said, it’s time to step up your kitchen game. This week’s post is all about five things Ryan and…

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Chocolate Marble Tart with Toasted Hazelnut Date Crust (vegan, gluten-free, lectin-free)

Little words can describe this tart. It’s one of those recipes that was carefully concocted in my mind over the course of two months, each piece awaiting to be assembled into its rightful spot. We even got a pan specifically for this dessert – now that’s dedication to the cause. And it all started out with…

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Vegan Mushroom Risotto

So I recently caught word of one of the Ten Culinary Testaments and it goes a little something like this: “Risotto… is really hard to make.” WELL GUESS WHAT CULINARY BISHOPS, I DON’T BUY IT.  You see, a strange thing happened when we made this risotto: it came out perfectly. On our first try. And…

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Change of Direction

We want to let you in on the thoughts that’ve been running through our heads the past few weeks.  But first, a show of appreciation is in order. For a little over a year, No Eggs or Ham has been predominately focused on lectin-free cuisine, in which time this niche food scene has gone from…

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Cheesy Vegan Penne Alfredo w/ Crisp, Smoky Veggie Bacon

Combine alfredo, mac ’n’ cheese, and buttered pasta into one and this is what you get. Oops, don’t forget to wipe the drool off your phone screen. Here, we have al dente penne – we used white rice penne – in a thick, silky, and savory vegan cheese sauce made using full-fat coconut milk and…

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Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Toasted Granola (Plant Paradox-friendly, vegan, and sugar-free)

For some reason, making granola has always been an intimidating task for me. Maybe it’s because most granolas are pre-packaged, thus hinting “you can’t make this shit at home.” Well guess what: we did, and it’s really easy.  Although, before we get to the “how easy it is part,” few successful things come without a…

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Four Products We’ve Been Obsessing Over Recently

I hope your Sunday afternoon is going well. What did you start today off with? Two glasses of mimosas? A giant stack of pancakes? Or maybe even a book club gathering, followed by a plate full of cookies and cupcakes? I’m a simple gal – I just want my daily morning coffee and I’m set…

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Roasted Chili Verde Braised Jackfruit (vegan & gluten-free)

In the same vain of Mexicali food (peep them nachos from three days ago), we present to you Jackfruit Chili Verde! It’s 100%… kind of… sorta… not really lectin-free. SORRY GUYS. In all honesty, I set out to make this a lectin-free dish but little did I know that tomatillos are pretty much all seeds; “roast,…

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Loaded Nachos w/ Avocado Strawberry Pico, Roasted Jalapeno Queso, Meaty Oyster Mushrooms, and Tangy Sour Cream (lectin-free, vegan, and grain-free)

These nachos are bursting with flavors that touch on each little tastebud & sensory node: savory, fruity, spicy, tangy, meaty, creamy, and cheesy. Combine all of these on one crispy tortilla chip and you have a mouth orgasm – wait, can I say that? Is mouth orgasm ok? It’s not? No problem, I’ll just use…

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About Us, For Real.

What an interesting world we currently live in – you don’t have to meet people in person to get to know them anymore. If you’re a social media user, you’d understand that everyone gets to learn about each other virtually, but sometimes, what people put out on social media isn’t really the person that they…

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Creamy Seaweed-Infused Mushroom Chowder (vegan, lectin-free, and gluten-free)

One of the follower requests we received this month was for soups & chowders made with seafood. While we’re definitely not going to post a recipe containing actual seafood, we do like the idea of a play on clam chowder with flavors of the sea, silky texture, creamy broth, and hearty fillings. Upon going out…

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Vegan Chick-fil-A Sandwich

“Let’s take a quick moment of silence for the fact that we may never eat Chick-fil-A again…” “Eh-hem… What uhh, what if we could still eat Chick-fil-A?” “That’s preposterous Jimmy, you know that if you eat Chick-fil-A, the vegan police will come and lock you up forever.” “You don’t think I know that? I’m just saying,…

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Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Food Spots in Los Angeles

After living in LA, on and off, for over a year, you get to learn a lot about the ever-growing food scene. We’ve explored high and low and finally present to you a list of our top 10 favorite food spots/restaurants in Los Angeles, ranging from pizza to ice cream to fancy-schmancy restaurants. Every place…

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1-Pan Cheesy Scrambled Chickpeas (vegan, Plant Paradox-friendly, & gluten-free)

Tender chickpeas are browned in sautéed garlic olive oil and mixed into a thick, cheesy sauce with a mustard kick. This meal takes 15 minutes to whip together, making it an easy, protein-packed breakfast for a morning on-the-go. At the end of July, we sent out an email and asked one of those question things…

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Chinese BBQ Jackfruit Fresh Spring Rolls (vegan, gluten-free, lectin-limited)

This month we saved the best recipe for last, because this Chinese BBQ Jackfruit is out this world guys. It’s burnt in parts, it’s sweet but with intense umami depth, and oh God, it just satisfies everything you want from an entree. Springs rolls looks intimidating, you know, because the see-through wrap and pretty fillings,…

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Spot-On Homemade Hoisin Sauce (sugar-free)

We conducted several experiments before reaching a homemade hoisin sauce that looks, tastes, and feels like real hoisin sauce. Heck, we even had a recipe for date hoisin sauce way back in the day, but uh… sorry dates, there’s bigger players in the league now. Hoisin is a thick, extremely salty, and relatively sweet sauce…

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What’s a Hoolivegan?

No Ingredient Insights today? What?! Yeah, I’ve decided to switch it up a little this week. And maybe even next week… And the week after that. Who knows! This is what being young is all about – not knowing where life takes ya. Today’s topic is all about something super special that Ryan and I…

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Savory Oyster Mushroom Banh Mi

This sandwich doesn’t need too much explaining. She’s a boss ass bitch who does what she wants and everyone knows her for it. Who is she? She is Banh Mi, the most iconic Vietnamese street food. Banh Mi is a simplistic sandwich that lets its ingredients do the talking. The “meat” isn’t heavily seasoned, it contains…

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Rich & Sweet Cassava Cake – Banh Khoai Mi (Plant Paradox-friendly, sugar-free, and vegan)

Who woulda thought that you could make a sweet cake using an underground tuber that looks like a root vegetable from Mars? Certainly not me, but some smart person in Southeast Asia did, and for that, I’m thankful. This cake contains no flour – except for a touch of starch – no added oil, no…

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Ingredient Insights: Swerve, Not-Chicken/Beef Cubes, Buttery Coconut Oil, Sugar-Free Maple Syrup

Mmm the sweet, sweet smell of laziness…. it’s Sunday. I’m here to propose a question: what does Sunday mean to you? For Ryan and I, it means stuffing our faces all day long – whether it’s food from a place we’re already familiar with, such as the regular vendors at Smorgasburg (a Sunday outdoor market…

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Ca Phe Sua Da – Vietnamese Iced Coffee w/ Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk (sugar-free, vegan & Plant Paradox-friendly)

Ca Phe Sua Da is the crack-cocaine of the coffee world. A few sips of this strong espresso mixed with sweetened condensed milk and your head will be buzzing, heart racing, and you’ll be walking back up to the counter to order more. I think of Vietnamese coffee kind of like I do edibles: I…

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Banh Xeo w/ Nuoc Mam Cham – Vietnamese Crepes w/ Sweet & Tangy Fish Sauce (gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free)

There’s not a dish that highlights France’s influence on Vietnam more than Banh Xeo – a golden Vietnamese crepe, colored with turmeric, that’s typically filled with steamed pork or shrimp and plenty of bean sprouts. Just think about it: a crepe in Vietnam. This food is the direct result of French colonization. Sure, there’s evidence…

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Ingredient Insights: Tamarind, Anise Seed, Dragonfruit, Cilantro

Happy Sunday evening to you, and happy National Ice Cream Day! Did you do anything to celebrate this very important holiday? Ryan and I did – we went out to LA’s Smorgasburg in celebration of their Ice Cream Alley and got ourselves a couple of frozen treats from local vendors. Ready for this?… Creamy coconut…

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