Impossible® Menchi-Katsu with Umami Japanese Curry (plant-based)

This recipe is three years in the making. 2016 was the first year we tried an Impossible® Burger and the first year we traveled to Japan. Both events have manifested into low-key obsessions, with Impossible stealing our hearts as the most convincing meat alternative to date and Japanese culture influencing our everyday lives. These obsessions […]

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Black Truffle Fettuccini with Silky White Wine Sauce (vegan)

Tomato and cream-based pasta sauces may get all the glory, but when it comes to personal preferences, Kim and I prefer light, butter and oil based sauces. Gasps! Just don’t tell the marketing gurus at Chili’s or Olive Garden, okay? Over anything, butter and oil based sauces are simply easier than alfredo or bolognese. They […]

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Smoky Caramel Mushroom Tempura Bao (vegan)

This is one of those recipes that’s more focused on flavor profiles, textural synergy, and all-out creativity than specific techniques or must-know science. Part of that is because we already have posts dedicated to bao and tempura, each with their own blurbs of geeky knowledge. “Well I didn’t read those!” you say? You don’t want […]

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Crispy Beer-Battered Panko Shrimp with Sweet Aromatic Soy Sauce & Sesame Toasted Cashews (vegan)

This dish started out as a quest to recreate Tasty’s “Double Crunch Shrimp,” in which shrimp is coated in a tempura-like batter, tossed with panko breadcrumbs, deep fried, and mixed with an Asian-inspired, sweet and salty sauce. Immediately after watching I thought “this could ttttoootttaalllyyyy be made vegan.” Per usual, I WAS RIGHT. Calm down […]

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Thai Pesto Mushroom Tacos with Cheesy Grilled Tortillas, Toasted Sesame Seeds, and Flash Fried Veggies (vegan)

“Thai basil pesto? What even is that?” There’s a lot goin’ on here, we know. To find the explanation you seek, you must calm your mind and let your tastebuds decipher the situation. Ahh yes, this dish combines a myriad of sensory stimulants to create a layered experience that’s filled with soft, chewy, and crunchy textures […]

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