Thai Angel Hair Vermicelli with Savory Black Bean Garlic Sauce, Vegan Beef, and Roasted Peanuts (vegan & gf)

I know we started off the last post with a story, but look, we’ve got another one for you. This one has its origins in Miami, taking place around late February, 2019 (for you future readers out there) when Kim and I were in Florida for a short tour with our good friend Dré Tamashi.…

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Lightly Charred Cauliflower in Vanilla Lemongrass Infused Coconut Broth

This is one of those recipes that makes you think “huh, that sounds kinda weird, but I also want a bite at the same time.” It’s kind of like a course out of a fine dining meal that can’t be easily defined as an appetizer or entree – it simply exists as a dish with…

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Chilled Penne Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing, Tangy Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Deep Roasted Mushrooms, and Grated Parmesan (vegan)

  Our favorite type of salad? One that has the word pasta in front of it. This dish is unbelievably satisfying, incredibly easy, full of flavor, and light on prep time. The process goes a little bit like: boil water, roast mushrooms, make pesto, cook pasta, whisk together dressing, toss errything together (yes, eryything), and stash…

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Red Wine Marinated Beyond Burgers Seared in Crushed Black Pepper, Served with Balsamic Beet Puree, Smoked Provolone Cheese, and Caramelized Onions (vegan)

Would you just look at that title? I mean, if you’re not drooling by the end of it then you may need to see a doctor. Sure, it’s long, but shortening it would be a disservice to this recipe. I almost feel bad for calling it a burger, because it’s so much more than that—it…

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Chinese-American Bourbon Jackfruit with Wok-Fried Chow Mein (vegan)

You guys wanna hear a story? About a year and a half ago, we emailed VegNews asking if they’d be interested in featuring one of our recipes on their website or magazine. A year later (no exaggeration), they got back to us with instructions to send over an original, unpublished, vegan recipe with several hi-res…

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1-Pot Vietnamese Curry with Seared Vegan Drumsticks & Hearty Potatoes

Vietnamese curry doesn’t gain the proper hype that Thai curry does, but it’s extremely flavorful, brothier than its Thai relative, and served with bread instead of rice, which is due to France’s heavy culinary (and cultural) influence on Vietnam. For this dish, we’re keeping things as close to the OG as possible—heck, we even Face-Timed…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shiitake-Miso Broth Soy Milk Ramen (vegan)

In my eyes, ramen is a complicated food. Specifically shaped noodles that are perfectly cooked, broth with such depth it’s almost impossible to tell what it’s made out of, and the right amount of the right kind of toppings that overwhelm neither the noodles or the broth, yet bring new flavors and textures into the…

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