White Chocolate Butterscotch Milk with Brown Sugar Boba, Dark Chocolate Drizzle, and Torched Marshmallows (vegan)

WE’RE NOT OBSESSED WITH BOBA. YOU ARE. … Okay, we’re a little obsessed, but can you blame us?! We live in the boba mecca of the West, aka San Gabriel, California where there’s a tea shop on every main street’s corner. It’s only natural we adapt to the environment and form a low-key addiction. This…

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Smoky Caramel Mushroom Tempura Bao (vegan)

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…

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“Are You Cereal, Cheesecake?” – Fruity Pebble Cheesecake with Strawberry Krispy Treat Crust (vegan, no-bake, gluten-free)

As you can tell, the vegan junk food saga continues with our most nostalgic creation to date: Cereal Cheesecake. The idea was sparked by a treat we saw while passing through popular LA joint, The Pie Hole, who had an epic cheesecake made with a cornflake crust and Fruity Pebble-infused custard. We. Were. Hooked.  We sat…

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Our 300th Post! Cookies & Cream Filled Strawberry Milk Crepes (vegan)

It may not seem like it, but this recipe is also inspired by Japan (peep our last post for more Japanese related tings). I know, the last one actually made sense, being that it was teriyaki and what not, but as it turns out… crepes are quite the popular street food in Tokyo. Those sweet…

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Sweet Potato Milk Tea with Brown Sugar Boba

You guys wanna know how we ended up with a boba recipe made from sweet potatoes? That’s a rhetorical question—we’re telling you anyway. A quick story must ensue. Don’t worry, we promise it won’t take long. The tale goes a little like this: We messaged our connect from Melt Organic for some more butter coupons,…

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10-Ingredient Sweet & Peppery Oriental Noodles (vegan)

Happy New Year! We hope you guys woke up in a questionable place, next to someone you don’t know, or just with your friends or family. Whichever one suits your lifestyle really. Regardless of who or where you woke up with, we’re looking forward to stepping up our culinary game even more in 2019; ever…

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Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings and Biscoff Cookie Crumbles (vegan)

Guys… THIS IS OUR FIRST EVER ICE CREAM RECIPE! It’s time for a celebration! AN ICE CREAM CELEBRATION.  Before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk nerd stuff before getting straight to the recipe. If you don’t like food science and knowing why you do things then you can skip this part but… I think…

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Rich & Sweet Cassava Cake – Banh Khoai Mi (Plant Paradox-friendly, sugar-free, and vegan)

Who woulda thought that you could make a sweet cake using an underground tuber that looks like a root vegetable from Mars? Certainly not me, but some smart person in Southeast Asia did, and for that, I’m thankful. This cake contains no flour – except for a touch of starch – no added oil, no…

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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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Salted Caramel Cornless Cake (lectin-free, sugar-free, & vegan)

After our Cornless Bread recipe, I started to realize that maybe the world of baking isn’t impossible to dance around in, even with a strict sugar-free, vegan, and lectin-limited diet. It took a while, but through the month of November we discovered that the mixture of cassava & sorghum flour – in different ratios –…

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Sweet & Salty Coffee Smoothie

What constitutes a better breakfast than some pre-chewed mush, am I right?!? In all actuality, that pre-chewed mush works to our benefit – when a smoothie such as this is ingested, less energy is required for digestion, meaning the body can use that energy on productive things, such as writing, doing that thing you’ve been putting off…

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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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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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Softest Snickerdoodle Cookies

It’s been two years since I last consumed a snickerdoodle cookie. TWO YEARS. It’s terribly hard to imagine, I know. However, because I miss that sweet, cinnamon-y goodness, I decided to try my hand at creating own, simply based off of a popular recipe that is raved about on the internet. And I could not…

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