4-Step Charred Sesame Garlic Broccoli

I know what you’re thinking, “A post dedicated entirely to broccoli? Now that’s just lazy.” … You’re right. It is lazy. There’s little work involved, little prep involved, little time involved, and little ingredients involved… but it’s fucking delicious. Yeah, this dish may not be groundbreaking, it may not be the first of its kind, and…

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Sweet & Buttery Vegan Cinnamon Breadsticks (Domino’s Cinna Stix Copycat)

  From one copycat recipe to another—we’re fulfilling our long lost childhood favorites one post at a time. A few days ago we released a recipe for Delivery Style Vegan Pizza, which mimics the soft, airy, and flavored-crust pizza of Hungry Howie’s. This week we’re tackling pizza’s sweet counterpart: cinnamon breadsticks. Because who doesn’t want…

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Delivery Style Vegan Pizza with Soft Garlic-Herb Crust (Hungry Howie’s Copycat)

Now that Valentine’s Day is over we can continue to make American junk food right? Oh, what were we thinking, pizza’s appropriate for any occasion. We’ll be real honest with you guys, we have two pizza recipes on the blog, but uh… they’re both gluten-free, meaning they don’t contain the same pazazz as wheat dough pizzas.…

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Three Layered Vegan Red Velvet Cake with Tangy Cream Cheese Frosting

For Valentine’s Day last year we released a recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes, but we have leveled up since then. This cake is moist, laced with bright natural cocoa, and inspired by the tangy buttermilk batter of the South. The frosting is made with Miyoko’s cream cheese and Melt vegan butter, which form a rich, high…

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Garlic-Parm White Wine Fettuccine with Lemon Roasted Asparagus & Smoky King Oyster Mushrooms (vegan)

Is there a more romantic dinner than pasta? Hold your rebuttal – the answer is no. I mean, just call upon memories of Lady & The Tramp and you know exactly what I’m talking about. On top of that, what’s more elegant than white sauce? THAT’S RIGHT: NADA. So, break out some pasta, chop up…

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Deep French Onion Soup with Toasty Bread & Melted Mozzarella (vegan)

French onion soup is a classic, decadent, and time-consuming dish. How French. It takes about 5 onions, some white wine, about 2 1/2 hours, and lots of butter. I repeat, how French. But that’s okay—this soup’s worth of the oniony tears & hours involved, because it’s a deep, complex, savory, & sweet masterpiece that can’t be…

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How To Make Perfect Vegan Fried Chicken

Did you guys know Snoop Dogg is a cook? Like, one who’s mad good? “How good” you ask? Well, skilled enough to hold his own alongside Martha Stewart and even win a fried chicken battle against Alton Brown, which got me thinking “what’s this dude’s secret?” After a little digging, I found the key to his…

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Vanilla Molasses Rolls with Gooey Chocolate Filling & Zesty Orange Glaze (vegan)

Meet Chocolate Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls upstate cousin who likes fancy dinner parties and petite glasses of champagne. Like cinnamon rolls, however, chocolate rolls are comprised of soft & airy dough, sweet & buttery filling, and finger lickin’ glaze. If you’ve made one, making the other will be a breeze. If you’ve haven’t made either, we’ll give…

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Smoky Mayo Pasta Salad with Crisp Vegetables (vegan)

Usually, when we look back at old recipes, we shudder in shame at our novice skills. However, there’s one recipe we frequently return to: Smoky Pasta Salad. It’s just got that special quality that separates it from anything else we’ve tasted, not to mention that it’s simple, quick, and frickin’ PASTA. In the original recipe, we…

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How To Make an Indulgent, Toasty, & Cheesy Vegan Patty Melt

You guys know what a patty melt is, right? It’s basically a grilled cheese with a burger slapped in the middle. It’s crunchy, it’s meaty, it’s hella cheesy, and yeah, it’s kind of greasy – that’s part of the fun. By looking at a conventional patty melt, you might wonder “how could this ever be…

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Vegan Peppermint Coconut Milkshakes w/ Sweet & Salty Chocolate Pretzel Pieces

For our first ice cream post, we conducted a ton of testing to achieve the consistency we wanted. Because, if ya didn’t know, ice cream’s a difficult thing to master, which is especially true when you remove the eggs and dairy. Regardless, I knew I could make a rich, creamy, and stable ice cream without…

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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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