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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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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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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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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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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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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30-Minute Sweet & Sour Chick’n (Vegan, Plant Paradox-friendly, Sugar-Free & Grain-Free)

Hello friends! What was your favorite thing to scoop up onto a plate at a Chinese buffet as a kid? Sesame Chicken? Egg Rolls? Crab Ragoons? Yeah, those are cool and all buuuttt… DO THEY STAND A CHANCE AGAINST THE ALL MIGHTY SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN? NO. NO THEY DON’T. Oh, woah, sorry. I don’t…

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General Tso’s Eggplant (vegan, gluten-free & sugar-free)

Hello friends (and March)! A couple of days ago I put up a poll on our Instagram story inquiring about what type of recipes you guys want to see from us. The questions went something like this…. Would you prefer more Asian dishes or Southern Dishes? Would you prefer more pastries or savory dishes? Would…

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Blanched Almond Vegan Parmesan (Plant Paradox friendly)

This our go-to replacement for parmesan. It’s quick to make, cheesy, salty, free of most allergens and totally free of lectins. Enjoy on vegan broccoli cheddar soup, spaghetti & meatballs, lemon caper pasta, one-pot chili, or on anything you’d usually put parmesan on! Go Forth & Parm, Ryan & Kim

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Lectin-Free Chili Garlic Paste (Plant-Paradox friendly)

Hopping into the world of lectin-limited eating can be intimidating, especially if your like me and have a fiery passion for spicy foods that’s hotter than habaneros themselves.  Fortunately, there’s an easy way around this dilemma: remove the seeds & skins of chilis. Pretty simple, huh? Those are the only two components of chilis that contain…

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Cabernet Cranberry Jam (lectin & sugar-free)

Unlike many children, I loved cranberry jelly growing up. You know, the jiggly one from the can? Clearly, there’s always been a few screws loose in my head. Nevertheless, I grew up to realize that not many people like cranberry jelly, which is a real shame, because cranberries are an overlooked fruit packed with antioxidants,…

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Homemade “Chick-fil-A Polynesian Sauce” (sugar-free, lectin-free, gluten-free, & vegan)

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Vegan Fish Sauce

Fish sauce is an important element in Thai curries, as it adds depth of flavor, a lot of saltiness, and that special stench of the sea. Fish sauce normally contains two ingredients, and two ingredients only: fish and salt. It’s made by fermenting generous amounts of salt and fish (typically anchovies) together in large barrels…

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Hoisin Sauce (Made with Dates!)

Hoisin sauce is essential to Vietnamese dining – it has a place at every table in most Vietnamese restaurants. Why? Aside from being delicious, hoisin sauce is the needed cherry on top for many Vietnamese dishes. And did I mention it’s delicious? If you’ve never had hoisin sauce, it’s sweet, very salty, dark brown in…

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Vegan Cream Cheese (gluten & added-oil free!)

I love cream cheese, you love cream cheese, we all love cream cheese! That is until we stop eating dairy, of course. While there are some vegan cream cheeses out there on the market, some of the ingredients popular brands contain are quite horrifying, such as partially hydrogenated soy oil, defatted soy flour, and so…

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Super Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Stop buyin this shit for $5 a bottle and start making it yourself. Don’t be lazy. This barbecue sauce is simple, finger lickin’ good, and darn cheaper than its store bought cousins. No matter if you have all or two of these spices, you can substitute them for something else or just leave them out.…

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Garlic Sriracha Hummus

Throw two popular trends together and this is what you get. In actuality, this recipe emerged out of necessity. See, if you’ve viewed some of my other recipes, you know that I’m a firm supporter of aquafaba – the liquid from a can of chickpeas. Although, when you continuously use aquafaba, those chickpeas start to…

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Sweet Strawberry Jam

Nut butter and bread walk into a bar… Oh no. I can’t complete this joke. It’s just incomplete! Something is missing from the formula, what could it be? Man, my thoughts are in a jam. Wait a second, that’s it! Jam! This jam highlights the fruit (strawberries, in this case), takes about 10 minutes to…

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Roasted Nut Butter

You know what sucks? Deez nuts. Just kidding, these nuts are fire, especially when you throw them into a food processor for a couple minutes. We have evolved far beyond yesteryear’s peanut butter, and even further beyond yesterday’s almond butter. Enter the age of mixed nut butters. What are the rules? 1. At least two…

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