Asian-Fusion Breakfast Sandwich with Garlic Studded Sausage, Ginger Pepper Vegan Egg, and Sriracha Scallion Mayo (vegan)

This recipe is inspired by our good friend Skyler Tanksley, who’s effortlessly incorporated his Asian background into American soul food at his SoCal pop-up My Vegan Panda. As you can tell, Asian-American comfort food is what this blog’s all about, making Chef Tanksley our real-world counterpart. The biggest difference between us being you can go…

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eBook Highlight: Classic Light & Fluffy Pancakes with Umami Shiitake Bacon (vegan, gluten-free, and lectin-free)

Don’t tell us you guys forgot we released a lectin-free, vegan eBook appropriately titled “Lectin-Free, Meet Vegan,” this April did ya? Okay good! Even if you never purchased the ebook (which is a mere $5), you may recognize these photogenic pancakes from the front cover, and if you were ever indecisive about whether the eBook’s…

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“Are You Cereal, Cheesecake?” – Fruity Pebble Cheesecake with Strawberry Krispy Treat Crust (vegan, no-bake, gluten-free)

As you can tell, the vegan junk food saga continues with our most nostalgic creation to date: Cereal Cheesecake. The idea was sparked by a treat we saw while passing through popular LA joint, The Pie Hole, who had an epic cheesecake made with a cornflake crust and Fruity Pebble-infused custard. We. Were. Hooked.  We sat…

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Our 300th Post! Cookies & Cream Filled Strawberry Milk Crepes (vegan)

It may not seem like it, but this recipe is also inspired by Japan (peep our last post for more Japanese related tings). I know, the last one actually made sense, being that it was teriyaki and what not, but as it turns out… crepes are quite the popular street food in Tokyo. Those sweet…

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Bright Morning Toast with Oregano-Truffle Cream Cheese and Olive Oil Tossed Tomatoes (vegan)

This is 100% one of our easiest recipes ever. And no, that doesn’t make it any less delicious. This dish is reminiscent of breakfast in Barcelona, where perfectly toasted bread is topped with olive oil and whatever else that particular restaurant is feeling that day. It’s pure simplicity, but it packs a variety of flavors…

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Easy One Pan Tofu Scramble

Normally, we like to be extravagant. If we don’t go out of our way to make each recipe “wow” you in a different way than the last one did, we feel like we did something wrong. Albeit, that does lend our website a more complex and adventurous vibe, which is great, because we wanna challenge…

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Espresso Cookie Butter Pastry Cream Filled Donuts (vegan)

Our first donut recipe is hands down one of our favorites. Why? Well, for one, it’s the result of excessive testing (we’re talking days, guys) and two, we take donuts seriously, so if they’re anything less than perfect, they ain’t gon’ cut it. They gotta be fresh, soft, pillowy, tender, and never, ever cake-y. Lord knows…

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Classic Buttery Vegan Pound Cake with a Simple Lemon Glaze

Vegan pound cake. The idea is simple, but the concept’s more difficult than it appears to be at a surface level. This isn’t chocolate cake with strong flavors to cover up missing elements or brownies that can have applesauce in place of eggs, this is a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs, a pound…

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How to Make Soft, Airy, and Melt-In-Your-Mouth Vegan Raised Donuts

Your quest for perfect vegan donuts ends here. You’ve reached the Holy Grail. And no, we’re not just being cocky – we are serious donut enthusiasts who would never publish a recipe that doesn’t meet all of our nitpicky requirements for what entails a “perfect donut.” The road to this recipe was laden with numerous…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roasted Sweet Potato & Tempeh Bacon Breakfast Burritos with Chipotle Crema (Plant Paradox-friendly, grain-free, lectin-free & vegan)

Y’all, I have missed burritos. Since seriously limiting my wheat intake, a good burrito is few and far between. And with every “alternative” tortilla out there on the market being sized for a taco, not burrito, what’s a boy to do? Finally, I stopped being lazy and decided to experiment with tortillas that are able…

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Chicken Fried Cauliflower with Caramelized Onion Gravy (vegan, lectin-free & gluten-free)

On a recent trip to Oakland, California, my infatuation for soul food was magnificently re-sparked. Little did I know, one of the predominate cuisine’s in Oakland is Southern and Creole inspired; mixed with San Fran’s perseverance for progressive thinking, much of that soul food is also vegan. We particularly fell in love with one particular…

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10-Minute Avocado Smoothie Bowl (sugar-free, lectin-free & vegan)

For the past two years, avocado smoothies have been one of my go-to breakfast & post-workout foods, as they’re creamy like a milkshake, nutritionally packed (depending on what you add, of course), and loaded with healthy fats, which fulfills every part of my body – not just my stomach. Having gone through changes in dietary…

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Matcha Scones with White Chocolate Frosting & Pistachios (vegan, gluten-free, & sugar-free)

It’s time to get green y’all – and I ain’t talkin’ bout bud. I’m talkin’ bout matcha and pistachios, because it’s St. Paddy’s Day, and heck, we can all use a little bit more green in our lives (and diets). Honestly, I thought making scones would be hard. I guess because I see them so…

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Homemade Coconut Yogurt Parfait (grain-free, vegan, & Plant Paradox Friendly)

Little sings a cute breakfast for two like yogurt parfait. Bbuuttt, with the dairy, grains, and sugar, it’s not quite the healthiest Valentine’s breakfast, which is why we’ve made some fitting altercations to make this parfait a breakfast of champions. The first dilemma to deal with is yogurt, which is best solved by using coconut…

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Coconut Chocolate Breakfast Muffins (grain-free, vegan, sugar-free, & Plant-Paradox friendly)

“If you don’t know, now ya know…” that… that banana flour is the bee’s knees. I know, not the way you expected that phrase to end, but this newly found flour has got me fucked up. Let me just outright say that it’s the closest in similarity to all-purpose flour I’ve found thus far. In…

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Maple Tempeh Sausage Sliders (vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, and Plant Paradox friendly)

I remember those late mornings at a random chain restaurant, dining on a breakfast plate full of eggs, toast, grits, and sausage – I always preferred sausage to bacon. Get outta here Bacon McGriddle! The sausage that reigns supreme in my eyes has always been maple sausage. It’s sweet like Autumn, smoky like a campfire,…

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