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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thai Winter Squash Curry (vegan & gf)

This curry is based around one of the first curries I ever had: Thai Pumpkin Curry with Chicken. It was rich with coconut milk, tender with big chunks of pumpkin, chewy with pieces of chicken, aromatic with kaffir lime leaves & lemongrass, complex with fish sauce, and spiced with peppers from curry paste. Our curry…

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Eerie Pumpkin Streusel Muffins (vegan & sugar-free)

These muffins have all the qualities of a white girl’s favorite Fall product: pumpkin, sugar, and something that looks like it came out of a Starbucks pastry case. Who cares though? We’re on board! These muffins are fluffy, moist, hearty, and not too sweet, making them perfect for a quick breakfast or on-the-go snack! If…

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Crispy Goth Tortilla Chips w/ Grilled Corn Chili Guac (vegan & gf)

Happy Sunday! Sorry to interrupt your regular weekly program, but today, we’re getting our spooky party favors on! What’s vibrant green, best with a side of chips, and is typically gone within 5 minutes? Guacamole! This isn’t just the typical guacamole recipe though – anyone can mash up avocados, toss in some salt, and call it…

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Bourbon Chocolate Crusted Purple Sweet Potato Galette (vegan)

This is one of those dishes that dances on the boundaries of savory & sweet. Like, is it dessert or dinner? Sure there’s chocolate, marshmallows, and caramel, but the crust is only lightly sweetened, the filling has hearty sweet potato slices, and the caramel is salted! Either way, its a dinner dessert thing perfectly suited…

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Toasted Rice Horchata w/ Salted Caramel Drizzle & Coconut Charcoal Whipped Cream (vegan & gf)

Horchata is probably my favorite daytime drink. Why? Because it’s creamy, sweet, laced with cinnamon, and no one judges you for drinking it at 3pm (although I won’t look at you sideways if you want to drink a milkshake midday either). If you’ve never tasted it – prepare your tastebuds for a life changing event.…

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World’s Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls (vegan)

Cinnamon rolls are quite possibly my favorite baked good of all time – sorry brownies. Soft layers of cultured dough, sweet cinnamon brown sugar rolled into a spiral, and an aroma better than any candle. Because it’s my favorite baked good however, I’m VERY picky about my cinnamon rolls, meaning four out of five I…

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Crispy Coconut Shrimp w/ Sweet Piña Colada Sauce (vegan & gluten-free)

If you can’t tell, we’ve been a little bit obsessed with vegan shrimp recently. Can you blame us? Its texture is spot on, it’s as versatile as regular shrimp, and unlike regular shrimp, you don’t have to de-vain it (you know, the act of removing its poop from its intestinal track).  While we’ve been throwing…

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Vegan & Sugar-Free English Bread Pudding

Good bread pudding is like good french toast. It’s a careful balance of thirsty bread, rich custard, and just the right amount of cooking. Like all simple things, nailing good bread pudding requires a solid understanding of how each element interacts with each other. Let’s get to it, shall we?

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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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