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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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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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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Hot & Crispy Lemon Pepper Popcorn Cauliflower w/ Creamy Agave Mustard

Do you guys watch the show Atlanta? You know, the one made by Donald Glover? In the second or third episode of the first season, a couple of the main characters go to a wing spot in Atlanta, Georgia and order lemon pepper wings, but because the staff at the restaurant admires one of the characters…

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Crispy Vegan Wings in Hot & Buttery Buffalo Sauce

Maybe we teased you with the molasses cookies at the beginning of the month, as that may have led you on to believe that December was going to be full of cozy Holiday recipes to share with your family & friends at potlucks. But heck, why shouldn’t wings be apart of your Christmas dinner? I’m…

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Vegan Chick-fil-A Sandwich

“Let’s take a quick moment of silence for the fact that we may never eat Chick-fil-A again…” “Eh-hem… What uhh, what if we could still eat Chick-fil-A?” “That’s preposterous Jimmy, you know that if you eat Chick-fil-A, the vegan police will come and lock you up forever.” “You don’t think I know that? I’m just saying,…

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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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Plant Paradox-friendly Sesame Chick’n (vegan, gluten-free, & sugar-free)

Sesame chicken – a.k.a. sweet & salty tastebud nirvana. Our Chinese take-out extravaganza continues with this vegan, sugar-free, and Plant Paradox-friendly rendition of Sesame Chicken. It’s quick, taking only 40 minutes from start-to-finish, it’s crispy, featuring battered coconut oil-fried tempeh, and it’s reminiscent of your favorite childhood Chinese restaurant’s greasy, MSG-packed chicken. Ahh yes, Chinese…

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Polynesian Sauce & Tempeh Nuggets (gluten-free, sugar-free, lectin-free, & vegan)

Do you have any fond memories of strolling through a Chick-fil-A drive thru? Or jonesing for one bite of a nugget on a Sunday afternoon, when every single Chick-fil-A in existence is closed? I know I do. If so, you’re probably familiar with their scrumptious, thick, sweet, and tangy Polynesian sauce & crispy, salty, seasoned…

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