Toasted Mushroom Rice with Coffee Roasted Asparagus (plant-based & gluten-free)

How about a quick recipe to kick off November? Because as we barge straight into the holidays—when family members suddenly feel entitled to our attention—we’re going to need that extra time. Plus, this dish’s simplicity, wholesome ingredients, and surprisingly deep flavors makes it a perfect addition for potlucks, Friendsgivings, or light weekday dinners. Before you…

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Impossible® Burger Vietnamese Dumplings

Imagine all the flavors of pho wrapped up in silky dumpling wrappers, served with homemade chili oil, and garnished with mint chiffonade. Hoisin sauce, lime zest, jalapeño, and cilantro are massaged into meaty Impossible® Burger, resulting in a filling that’s juicy, fragrant, and savory. Sichuan chili powder, fresh lemongrass, and star anise are infused with…

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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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You’ve Never Had a Shrimp Chow Mein With This Much Umami! (vegan)

I know what you’re thinking. Actually, maybe I don’t… even though I insist on starting half our articles with this phrase. Regardless of whether or not I can read your mind, a noodle dish like this admittedly doesn’t have much visual wow factor. After all, what separates one heaping pile of noodz from the next?…

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Vegan Vietnamese Roast Chicken with Sweet & Sticky Basting Sauce (Ga Roti)

Ga Roti is essentially the Vietnamese equivalent of the classic American comfort food, roast chicken. The only difference being that this one is better. #Biased. Sorry America. Need we bombard you with an entourage of details? This dish is hearty, savory, rich with umami, sticky sweet with brown sugar, and balanced out by fresh sides…

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Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms Braised in Red Wine and Cocoa Tomato Sauce, Served Over Sesame Garlic Toast (vegan)

You like photos?Me too.  

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Japanese Cuisine Knowledge Bombs + Fast & Hot Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry (vegan)

While visiting Japan, Kim and I not only learned what classifies authentic Japanese food, we also learned what Japanese food isn’t. At this point, most people know that you’re not going to go to China and eat “the best orange chicken you’ve ever had,” because it’s clear that chow mien, pork fried rice, and all…

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Asian-Inspired Black Pepper Chicken Rice Bowl with Soy Sauce Tossed Veggies (vegan & gf)

Last week, we posted a recipe for an easy, go-to breakfast. Today, we’re covering a recipe for a minimalistic lunch or dinner. Sense a theme coming about? Well, don’t worry kitchen-heads, we’ve got more complex stuff in the works, but look, sometimes people just wanna eat without hours of labor involved, and sometimes we fall…

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Lemongrass Chicken Bánh Mì Tacos with Savory Mushroom Pâté and Sweet & Tart Đồ Chua (Vegan)

Before we get started, there’s no way we’re putting accent marks over every banh mi, pate, and do chua in the post. We don’t have to spell them out for you to know what they mean…. Wait, do you know what they mean? We’ve written about these things before (with the exception of pate) but if…

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Soft & Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with Sweet & Spicy Marinara Sauce (vegan)

It’s recently been brought to our attention that some people don’t enjoy our use of curse words while describing food, so let’s start this off the right way. If a cinnamon roll and margarita pizza fucked, this would be their love child. Alright, that should weed out some of the sensitive internet moms. This recipe…

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Zesty Orange Sweet Potato Stir-Fry with Garlic-Lime Soba Noodles (vegan)

Sweet, refreshing, spicy, and hearty vegetables alongside tender, garlicky, and sesame soba noodles in less than 30 minutes? Nice to meet you, dinner plans. We’ll be real, there’s not much to discuss here if you’re already familiar with stir-frying and noodle cooking basics, so we’ll leave it to photography to get your stomach rumbling and your…

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Loaded Crispy Sweet Potato Chips with Tempura Fried Seaweed, Sautéed Beef Crumbles, Sweet Eel Sauce, and Spicy Mayo (vegan)

We’re gonna save the fancy descriptions and science-y talk on this one, because this dish speaks for itself. If you’re a sushi fan, you’ll love the flavors goin on here. Every element of savory, sweet, sea, earthy, and spicy conjoin to form a sensation that hits every node on your tastebuds. When that first bite…

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Flaky Paratha Tacos with Smoky Grilled Eggplant, Sweet Maple Cabbage, Roasted Peanuts, and Cilantro Ginger Yogurt Sauce (vegan)

… wat?“Like seriously, WHAT EVEN IS THIS DISH GUYS? Tacos made from Indian paratha? Cabbage seasoned with maple flavoring? This doesn’t make any sense!” We know. We hear you. You’re right, this doesn’t seem to make any sense, but rest assured, every flavor is added to elevate or balance another one. Once your teeth sink…

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Paper Thin Pizza with Balsamic Tomato Sauce, Savory Beyond Burger Crumbles, Sharp Parmesan, Walnuts, and Sweet Agave Tamarind Drizzle (vegan)

How many pizza recipes are too many? NADA! Pizza all day son. Thin crust, deep dish, soft crust, New York, Neapolitan, fusion—we’re here for it all. A couple months ago we published a fast-food style pizza recipe with thick, soft, and fluffy garlic herb crust, and we achieved exactly what we wanted, but… what about…

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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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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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