BBQ Tempeh Ribs (Vegan & Plant Paradox-friendly)

Today we’re bringing in the game changer. The type of food that makes you say “fuck meat, I got this shit!” This tempeh is smoky, full of deep savory flavor, crusty on the outside, tender on the outside, and – get this – there’s no pesky bone to deal with! Isn’t it so relieving knowing…

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Barbecue’s Slave History & Its Effect on Culture + Vegan Baked Beans

A couple weeks ago on our coleslaw post, I mentioned that barbecue has its roots embedded in slavery. You didn’t actually think I’d leave you hanging without more to the story, did ya? Because I’m here to go a ‘lil deeper into that history – as well as share this sweet, smoky, and tender baked beans…

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Ingredient Insights: Galangal, Capers, Dill, & Great Northern Beans

It’s Sunday and I’m feeling like changing up Ingredient Insights a bit. Just for today, at least. Have you ever thought about how strange it would be to give food a gender and then talk about them as if they’re people? Well, you’re in for a treat…. Or a threat – it could easily go…

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Good Ol’ Southern Raspberry Sweet Tea (sweetened with Swerve!)

Did you guys have a go-to diner spot growing up? You know, the one that was a little sketchy, had the cheapest food with the largest servings, was open 24/7, and had really nice, older waitresses who probably smoked a lot in their youth and went to church every Sunday? I know we did, and…

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Easy Vegan & Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (lectin-limited & mostly sugar-free)

‘Hol up, let’s pause our barbecue train for an early Summer sweet, ya fig? Oh wait, that’s a late summer treat. I berry even caught my mistake! We thought you might like something to do with all those in-season, antioxidant powerhouses, other than popping them in your mouth by the handful (guilty).   These blueberry…

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Ingredient Insights: Liquid Smoke, Tomato Paste, Stevia, & Blueberries

I came across an Overheard LA post yesterday while scrolling through Instagram. It went something like this: “What’s ‘lap ride?’ Is it a music festival? I keep seeing #lapride on instagram.” “You mean LA Pride?” Happy Sunday and happy Pride, everyone! It’s been one heck of a week, and boy, am I glad it’s Sunday…

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Chewy BBQ Jackfruit + THE BEST SANDWICH EVER? (vegan, Plant Paradox-friendly & sugar-free)

All Hail the Queen of Vegan Barbecue: Jackfruit. This massive, spikey bomb lookin’ fruit is so good in barbecue form that my Dad uttered “you could fool a redneck with this stuff” after eating a few bites. That’s coming from a guy who’s maybe tried three vegan restaurants in his lifetime – trust me, its…

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Smoky Maple Barbecue Sauce (sugar-free, Plant Paradox-friendly, vegan & gluten-free)

For many, barbecue sauce is the cause of debate. There’s team no sauce, team vinegary sauce, team sweet tomato sauce, blah, blah, blah. Personally, I don’t care – if you make your food taste good, that’s all that matters. Albeit, I grew up with the sweet, smoky, tomato-based variety of barbecue sauce, so that’s what…

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Sweet & Tangy Southern Coleslaw (Vegan & Plant Paradox-friendly)

Ahh, BBQ month is coming into full swing. And what would any tri-sectioned, styrofoam plate be without a side of coleslaw? I know barbecue is supposedly “all about the meat,” but I think that pulled pork or brisket would be nothin’ without its trusty sidekicks. Barbecue culture is near and dear to my heart because…

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Ingredient Insights: Avocado Oil, Vanilla Extract, Nutritional Yeast, & Balsamic Vinegar

I have a James Bay song stuck in my head. Have you guys listened to his new album yet? It’s amazing. And it’s off topic. James Bay has nothing to do with this post. We’re not here to talk about James Bay. Welcome to Ingredient Insights! And welcome to the start of June. You probably…

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Vegan Avocado Oil Mayonnaise (Plant Paradox-friendly)

Guys, we finally did it. Inform the press! Call up the newscasters! I can’t believe we finally… I mean, wow… we finally made healthy mayonnaise.  Mayo with no eggs or any inflammatory oils – the revolution starts today. Welcome to “Mayo 101″ Class 1: Check a Local Oriental Market for the Best Deals Okay, maybe…

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Mango & Lemon Poppy Seed Upside Down Cakes (vegan, gluten-free, lectin-limited, & mostly sugar-free)

It’s been too long since our last dessert recipe – by now we’re fiending for something sweet. The idea for this recipe came from Pineapple Upside Down Cakes, which are fluffy – oftentimes cornmeal based – cakes, that are cooked atop of a buttery, glazed pineapples. When you flip the cake out of its pan, the…

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Ingredient Insights: Turmeric, Matcha, Psyllium, & Salt (yes, salt.)

Who here lives in Los Angeles and attended Eat. Drink. Vegan. yesterday? Because we did and it was G R A N D. Everything you could ask for and more! I mean, c’mon, unlimited beer, wine, coffee, kombucha, AND HUNDREDS OF DELICIOUS VEGAN FOOD VENDORS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD?! My oh my! It’s Sunday,…

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Vegan Jap Chae / Korean Glass Noodle Stir-Fry (Plant Paradox-friendly, gluten-free, sugar-free)

Hey guys, let’s talk about noodles. If you’ve been following the Plant Paradox Program for a while, you may have just given up the search for gut-friendly noodles. Of course, there’s shirtaki noodles – and ya’ll know that we love our white rice noodles – but what else is there? Turns out that Asian cultures…

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Creamy Chocolate Super Smoothie (Paleo, Vegan, Plant Paradox-friendly, & sugar-free)

I know what you’re thinking, “Super smoothie? Really? Such vague & cliche marketing won’t work on me.” But seriously guys, we don’t throw such terms around lightly – this smoothie is next level healthy. If you’re like me, you may often find yourself wondering on how to incorporate more healthy fats into your diet, because…

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Ingredient Insights: Jackfruit, Arrowroot Starch, Cacao, & Rice Vinegar

It’s that time again. Welcome to Ingredient Insights. Jackfruit: Jackfruits should be called jackedfruits because have you seen the size of these things?! They should definitely be considered a weapon. This spikey fruit may look really intimidating but give it a chance and it’ll change your life forever, promise. Jackfruit is a versatile food that…

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30-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Stew (Plant Paradox-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free)

On today’s episode of “What The Hell To Do With All These Chickpeas?” we ponder an easy, 30 minute dinner that soothes the soul as much as it does your wallet. Seriously though, we use a lot of aqauafaba around here, and after that magical liquid is gone, we’re always wondering what we can do…

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How to Make Blanched Almond Butter and “Do Almonds Have Lectins?”

Maneuvering your way through what nuts you can eat and what nuts you can’t is a tricky talent on a lectin-limited diet. For one, nuts that are actually legumes – peanuts & cashews – are definitely “restricted.” Most tree nuts –  walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and more – are accepted, but you gotta be careful, because…

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Ingredient Insights: Tempeh, Tamari, Tofu, & Miso

Here’s a topic to talk about at brunch: Do you think soy milk is heart-healthy, eco-friendly, and overall better for your body? Is the entire anti-soy propaganda simply funded by the dairy industry to scare us away from consuming soy milk or is it actually bad for you? Welcome to Ingredient Insights. As you can guess…

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1-Pan Shirataki Pesto Bowl w/ Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms (Vegan, Keto & Plant Paradox-friendly)

You guys said you wanted easy, Plant Paradox-approved meals – we got you fam. We too have been enjoying simple, veggie-based dishes, and this one is no exception: it only requires the use of one pan, it takes 30 minutes to make, and it’s packed with prebiotic fiber, antioxidants from extra virgin olive oil &…

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes (lectin-free, gluten-free & mostly sugar-free)

You guys, Summer is quickly approaching. You know what that means, right? Berries, peaches, sunshine, extra smog, and did I mention berries? Berries are probably my favorite fruit to keep around (aside from avocados) as they’re loaded with antioxidants, not loaded with sugar, they’re darn versatile, and they taste friggin’ delicious with chocolate. As you…

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Ingredient Insights: Green Banana Flour, Aquafaba, Erythritol, & Xanthan Gum

Is it just me or did the week go by super duper fast? I mean, wow, it’s already Sunday… Again. Anywho, to those of you who are new to the blog, welcome, this is “Ingredient Insights,” where we explain four ingredients that may seem foreign to some. We do our best to explain where these…

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Jamaican Curry Chickpea Burgers w/ Mango Yogurt Sauce (vegan with Plant Paradox & gluten-free options)

Ever since falling in love with aquafaba’s magical abilities, I’ve been left with one question: “what the fuck do I do with all these chickpeas?” If I’m being honest, I don’t really like chickpeas. They’re not particularly bad, it’s just that they’re not particularly good either. They’re dry, wonky to eat (do I choose a…

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Easy, 40-Minute Feel Good Bowl (Plant Paradox-friendly, grain-free & vegan)

Sweet miso glaze. Cinnamon roasted sweet potato spears. Garlic olive oil sautéed broccolini. Tender cauliflower rice. And crisp radish slices. Happy May! We’re excited to enter another month of No Eggs or Hamming with you guys as we’ve recently come into big news, decided to embark on more videos, and have started our biggest project…

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Ingredient Insights: Agar, Shiratake Noodles, White Rice Flour, & Pine Nuts

Happy Sunday and welcome to the conclusion of April! Long story short, we use quite a lot of ingredients that may or may not be foreign to some of you guys, and fully explaining the ingredients in each recipe post can be overwhelming. Therefore, Ryan and I have decided to start doing something a lil’…

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.0 (vegan, lectin-free & gluten-free)

Do you guys like chocolate chip cookies? Pfft, what am I saying, I know you like chocolate chip cookies. They’re the epitome of a sweet snack that’s you can grab & run with. Come to think of it, they’re perfect for the American lifestyle: full of sugar & butter and perfect when in a rush!…

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American-Style Cheese Pizza (lectin-free, vegan & gluten-free)

Surprise surprise! Our newest post is on pizza! … Not surprised? You say the pizza pictured in the last post gave it away? You do have a point there… Well, there’s only so many ways to showcase balls of cheese so we thought pizza to be the most appetizing of our immediate options. Any who, we’re…

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Nut-Free Vegan Mozzarella (lectin-free & gluten-free)

You guys, I didn’t think we could do it either. I didn’t think we could make a vegan mozzarella that stretches, browns, and melts just like real mozzarella without the use of cashews, but I’m here to report that we’ve done just that. Please hold your applause for the end, thank you. If you’ve tasted…

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Rosemary & Ginger Infused Lemonade (sugar-free)

Shit’s getting hot out in LA. I know it’s probably not appropriate to start off an article about food with the word “shit,” but if you live in Southern California and have stepped outside for more than 10 minutes, you feel me. And when shit gets hot, I’m out here fiending for cold beverages. You…

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Savory Grilled Marinated Tofu Sandwich w/ Garlic Aioli, Creamy Avocado & Grilled Onions (vegan)

I know. I already KNOW what you’re thinking. “Tofu, mayonnaise, BREAD… BREAD?! NONE of those are lectin-free!” Truth is Kim & I don’t always eat lectin-free. Do we embrace it as one of the healthiest lifestyles? Most definitely. But we’re also hhhuuugggeeeee foodies, which means we love to cook, eat, and try out new foods.…

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