Chinese BBQ Jackfruit Fresh Spring Rolls (vegan, gluten-free, lectin-limited)

This month we saved the best recipe for last, because this Chinese BBQ Jackfruit is out this world guys. It’s burnt in parts, it’s sweet but with intense umami depth, and oh God, it just satisfies everything you want from an entree. Springs rolls looks intimidating, you know, because the see-through wrap and pretty fillings,…

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Creamy Dill Sweet Potato Salad (Plant Paradox-friendly & Vegan)

Sweet potato salad is the best thing since potato salad. Wait, scratch that, sweet potato salad is the best thing since itself, because this is way better than regular potato salad. Because it tastes just like Southern potato salad, only there’s no harmful lectins, the mayonnaise is made from avocado oil, and no one would…

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BBQ Tempeh Ribs (Vegan & Plant Paradox-friendly)

Today we’re bringing in the game changer. The type of food that makes you say “fuck meat, I got this shit!” This tempeh is smoky, full of deep savory flavor, crusty on the outside, tender on the outside, and – get this – there’s no pesky bone to deal with! Isn’t it so relieving knowing…

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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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Chewy BBQ Jackfruit + THE BEST SANDWICH EVER? (vegan, Plant Paradox-friendly & sugar-free)

All Hail the Queen of Vegan Barbecue: Jackfruit. This massive, spikey bomb lookin’ fruit is so good in barbecue form that my Dad uttered “you could fool a redneck with this stuff” after eating a few bites. That’s coming from a guy who’s maybe tried three vegan restaurants in his lifetime – trust me, its…

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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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Lectin-Free One-Pot Chipotle Chili (vegan, sugar-free, & Plant Paradox friendly)

As the weather shrinks colder, my desire for heart warming foods grows stronger. Soul comforting, robust stews and soups that make you wanna cuddle up on the couch beside someone you love. Okay, who am I kidding, I live in LA and the weather isn’t getting any colder. But that doesn’t mean I don’t crave…

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BBQ Jackfruit

Barbecue jackfruit – when it’s done right, it really is keen to “vegan pulled pork.” However, more often than not, jackfruit dishes come out mushy and lacking in sustenance. It takes on flavors beautifully, but because it’s almost impossible to find fresh unripe jackfruit, most of us have to get it from a can in…

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Asian Barbecue Sweet Potato Boats

I have a thing for sweet potatoes. Can you tell? How can I resist? Sweet potatoes form the perfect basis for my diet, as they’re tasty, easy to cook, cheap, and really good for the body. Like, really good! Tubers like sweet potatoes have been part of the human diet since the Paleolithic age, i.e.…

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BBQ Sloppy Joe’s (V + GF)

BBQ Sloppy Joe’s was the first dish I ever publicly shared a recipe for. This is a rendition of that recipe updated to fit the times: simpler, quicker, cheaper, tastier, not to mention perfect for family dinner or meal prep (lots of leftovers). I first fell in love with vegan sloppy joe’s after sinking my teeth…

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BBQ Eggplant Wraps w/ Brussel Sprout Slaw

“Recipe raps, straight bringin’ facts to the food game full of traps. If you ready to make an impact, go ahead and roll up… one of these wraps.” OOOOOOOOOOH *the club goes wild* No funkin’ around, these wraps are seriously satisfying – packed with undercover veggies. Eggplant takes on a savory, meaty essence. Brussel sprout…

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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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BBQ Spice Mix

For the quantity of barbecue dishes I make, I realized I should make it easier on myself than breaking out 7 different spices every time I want to rub some goodness on something and just have an all-purpose bbq seasoning mix ready on stand-by. Instead of listing out every single ingredient involved, I’ll likely refer…

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