8 Things You Probably Think Are Vegan But AREN’T

We did it. We’ve made it past the middle-point of September, and do you know what that means? It’s basically Halloween. And do you know what Halloween means? Candy. All sorts of candy; especially the ones you can’t eat (practically speaking, if you’re vegan) because it’s made using bugs, fish bladder, or various parts of cows…

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5 Kitchen Essentials We Can’t Live Without

Happy Sunday and happy September! The end of the year is just around the corner and it’s almost time to start thinking about what to ask Santa (aka your significant other) for Christmas. With that being said, it’s time to step up your kitchen game. This week’s post is all about five things Ryan and…

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Change of Direction

We want to let you in on the thoughts that’ve been running through our heads the past few weeks.  But first, a show of appreciation is in order. For a little over a year, No Eggs or Ham has been predominately focused on lectin-free cuisine, in which time this niche food scene has gone from…

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About Us, For Real.

What an interesting world we currently live in – you don’t have to meet people in person to get to know them anymore. If you’re a social media user, you’d understand that everyone gets to learn about each other virtually, but sometimes, what people put out on social media isn’t really the person that they…

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Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Food Spots in Los Angeles

After living in LA, on and off, for over a year, you get to learn a lot about the ever-growing food scene. We’ve explored high and low and finally present to you a list of our top 10 favorite food spots/restaurants in Los Angeles, ranging from pizza to ice cream to fancy-schmancy restaurants. Every place…

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Spot-On Homemade Hoisin Sauce (sugar-free)

We conducted several experiments before reaching a homemade hoisin sauce that looks, tastes, and feels like real hoisin sauce. Heck, we even had a recipe for date hoisin sauce way back in the day, but uh… sorry dates, there’s bigger players in the league now. Hoisin is a thick, extremely salty, and relatively sweet sauce…

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What’s a Hoolivegan?

No Ingredient Insights today? What?! Yeah, I’ve decided to switch it up a little this week. And maybe even next week… And the week after that. Who knows! This is what being young is all about – not knowing where life takes ya. Today’s topic is all about something super special that Ryan and I…

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Ingredient Insights: Swerve, Not-Chicken/Beef Cubes, Buttery Coconut Oil, Sugar-Free Maple Syrup

Mmm the sweet, sweet smell of laziness…. it’s Sunday. I’m here to propose a question: what does Sunday mean to you? For Ryan and I, it means stuffing our faces all day long – whether it’s food from a place we’re already familiar with, such as the regular vendors at Smorgasburg (a Sunday outdoor market…

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Ingredient Insights: Tamarind, Anise Seed, Dragonfruit, Cilantro

Happy Sunday evening to you, and happy National Ice Cream Day! Did you do anything to celebrate this very important holiday? Ryan and I did – we went out to LA’s Smorgasburg in celebration of their Ice Cream Alley and got ourselves a couple of frozen treats from local vendors. Ready for this?… Creamy coconut…

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Ingredient Insights: Daikon, Lemongrass, Garlic, and Fish Sauce

It’s Sunday, it’s early (at least, for me), I’m still feeling wine-drunk from last night, and it’s time for Ingredient Insights. As you may have noticed by now, we’re doing a month full of Viet-Chinese dishes that I’ve grown up eating, but with a modern twist, NEOH-style. Here’s where the daikon, lemongrass, and fish sauce…

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Sugar-Free Pickled Daikon & Carrots (Do Chua)

Anyone that’s ever ate Banh Mi has probably had pickled carrots & daikon. They probably also know how amazing these fermented veggies are. Just like pickles that you may be more familiar with, Do Chua is tangy and contains the perfect balance of salty & sweet. Unlike some fermented veggies, Do Chua only takes a…

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Ingredient Insights: Shiitake, Chaga, Reishi, Oyster Mushrooms

There are so many ways to start off this week’s Ingredient Insights about mushrooms. I could tell you a fun fact about them, like the fact that more than 4,600 years ago, ancient Egyptians referred to mushrooms as a symbol of immortality using hieroglyphics (mushrooms were food exclusively for royalty, so no one else were…

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Ingredient Insights: Peaches, Cassava, Monk Fruit, Allulose

It’s SUNDAYYYYY SMACKDOWNNNNN! And by “smackdown” I mean Ingredient Insights. I’m about to smack down some ingredients! Not literally. Or literally… into mixing bowls and pans, ya know? Actually, scratch that – that was a terrible idea. Don’t smack down cassava flour; you’ll end up with a very white countertop and lots of sadness. [in…

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Barbecue’s Slave History & Its Effect on Culture + Vegan Baked Beans

A couple weeks ago on our coleslaw post, I mentioned that barbecue has its roots embedded in slavery. You didn’t actually think I’d leave you hanging without more to the story, did ya? Because I’m here to go a ‘lil deeper into that history – as well as share this sweet, smoky, and tender baked beans…

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Ingredient Insights: Galangal, Capers, Dill, & Great Northern Beans

It’s Sunday and I’m feeling like changing up Ingredient Insights a bit. Just for today, at least. Have you ever thought about how strange it would be to give food a gender and then talk about them as if they’re people? Well, you’re in for a treat…. Or a threat – it could easily go…

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Ingredient Insights: Liquid Smoke, Tomato Paste, Stevia, & Blueberries

I came across an Overheard LA post yesterday while scrolling through Instagram. It went something like this: “What’s ‘lap ride?’ Is it a music festival? I keep seeing #lapride on instagram.” “You mean LA Pride?” Happy Sunday and happy Pride, everyone! It’s been one heck of a week, and boy, am I glad it’s Sunday…

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Smoky Maple Barbecue Sauce (sugar-free, Plant Paradox-friendly, vegan & gluten-free)

For many, barbecue sauce is the cause of debate. There’s team no sauce, team vinegary sauce, team sweet tomato sauce, blah, blah, blah. Personally, I don’t care – if you make your food taste good, that’s all that matters. Albeit, I grew up with the sweet, smoky, tomato-based variety of barbecue sauce, so that’s what…

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Ingredient Insights: Avocado Oil, Vanilla Extract, Nutritional Yeast, & Balsamic Vinegar

I have a James Bay song stuck in my head. Have you guys listened to his new album yet? It’s amazing. And it’s off topic. James Bay has nothing to do with this post. We’re not here to talk about James Bay. Welcome to Ingredient Insights! And welcome to the start of June. You probably…

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Vegan Avocado Oil Mayonnaise (Plant Paradox-friendly)

Guys, we finally did it. Inform the press! Call up the newscasters! I can’t believe we finally… I mean, wow… we finally made healthy mayonnaise.  Mayo with no eggs or any inflammatory oils – the revolution starts today. Welcome to “Mayo 101″ Class 1: Check a Local Oriental Market for the Best Deals Okay, maybe…

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Ingredient Insights: Turmeric, Matcha, Psyllium, & Salt (yes, salt.)

Who here lives in Los Angeles and attended Eat. Drink. Vegan. yesterday? Because we did and it was G R A N D. Everything you could ask for and more! I mean, c’mon, unlimited beer, wine, coffee, kombucha, AND HUNDREDS OF DELICIOUS VEGAN FOOD VENDORS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD?! My oh my! It’s Sunday,…

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Ingredient Insights: Jackfruit, Arrowroot Starch, Cacao, & Rice Vinegar

It’s that time again. Welcome to Ingredient Insights. Jackfruit: Jackfruits should be called jackedfruits because have you seen the size of these things?! They should definitely be considered a weapon. This spikey fruit may look really intimidating but give it a chance and it’ll change your life forever, promise. Jackfruit is a versatile food that…

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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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Ingredient Insights: Tempeh, Tamari, Tofu, & Miso

Here’s a topic to talk about at brunch: Do you think soy milk is heart-healthy, eco-friendly, and overall better for your body? Is the entire anti-soy propaganda simply funded by the dairy industry to scare us away from consuming soy milk or is it actually bad for you? Welcome to Ingredient Insights. As you can guess…

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Ingredient Insights: Green Banana Flour, Aquafaba, Erythritol, & Xanthan Gum

Is it just me or did the week go by super duper fast? I mean, wow, it’s already Sunday… Again. Anywho, to those of you who are new to the blog, welcome, this is “Ingredient Insights,” where we explain four ingredients that may seem foreign to some. We do our best to explain where these…

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Ingredient Insights: Agar, Shiratake Noodles, White Rice Flour, & Pine Nuts

Happy Sunday and welcome to the conclusion of April! Long story short, we use quite a lot of ingredients that may or may not be foreign to some of you guys, and fully explaining the ingredients in each recipe post can be overwhelming. Therefore, Ryan and I have decided to start doing something a lil’…

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Nut-Free Vegan Mozzarella (lectin-free & gluten-free)

You guys, I didn’t think we could do it either. I didn’t think we could make a vegan mozzarella that stretches, browns, and melts just like real mozzarella without the use of cashews, but I’m here to report that we’ve done just that. Please hold your applause for the end, thank you. If you’ve tasted…

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Large Cassava Tortillas (grain-free, vegan, & lectin-free)

My goal when making these tortillas was simple: make a tortilla that’s large enough to make a burrito out of that doesn’t fall apart when stretched out thinly. I’m happy to say: mission complete! These tortillas are easy to make, only take about 20 minutes, require 6 ingredients, and are perfect for making grain-free burritos…

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Fermented Vegan Coconut Sour Cream (lectin-free)

Recently, I let y’all know that I was working on a cream cheese… “But the title says sour cream?” “Okay yeah! I wanted cream cheese but I ended up with sour cream instead. Jeez, leave me alone – you know how hard it is to make everything vegan, lectin-free, & sugar-free?” Ehem, my apologies… but…

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Vegan Blanched Almond Ricotta (lectin-free)

It’s been dawning on me for a while now that I’ll have to start experimenting with homemade vegan cheeses. *sigh* It’s not that vegan cheeses are tedious, even though they are, it’s not that they’re time consuming, even though they are, and it’s definitely not that the results are often iffy, even though they are.…

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Keto-Vegan White Chocolate (sugar-free, gluten-free, & Plant Paradox-friendly)

White Chocolate is kind of that one food that’s forbidden by every single diet ever. It’s high in fat, it’s full of dairy, it’s mostly sugar, blah blah blah. You know how it goes. Well I say: fuck that. We can make anything fit our lifestyle – white chocolate is no exception. Thus, it’s my…

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