The way you should treat vegan food is often fundamentally different than how you should treat conventional food. There’s a hell of a lot of ingredients that you automatically can’t use when making vegan dishes, which means you have to change the techniques used as well. There’s no natural plant ingredients that mimic meat, dairy, […]Read more "Vegan White Chocolate Fig Cheesecake with Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crust"
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 […]Read more "Smoky Caramel Mushroom Tempura Bao (vegan)"
We’re often torn between posting “classics” VS posting some extravagant shit that has more in common with fine dining restaurants than vegan food blog fare. Our creative turn happened over time because we got tired of eating the same shit over and over again. You might be thinking “but you live in LA—the most diverse […]Read more "Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies!"
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 […]Read more "Crispy Beer-Battered Panko Shrimp with Sweet Aromatic Soy Sauce & Sesame Toasted Cashews (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 […]Read more "Thai Pesto Mushroom Tacos with Cheesy Grilled Tortillas, Toasted Sesame Seeds, and Flash Fried Veggies (vegan)"